MONTHLY PRICE: 5.99 USD
ANNUAL PRICE: 49.99 USD
HideIpVPN developed custom software for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Desktop apps can run at system start-up and automatically reconnect should the VPN connection drop. Additionally, HideIpVPN implemented Application Killer feature that functions similar to the Kill Switch. While Kill Switch completely shuts down Internet access, Application Killer selectively closes predefined apps to prevent data leaks when Internet connection is unstable. For instance, when uTorrent/BitTorrent/etc app is selected, HideIpVPN app will shut down torrenting in cases when connection to a VPN server is lost. Considering that HideIpVPN also has pricing plans optimized for torrenting, it’s a perfect choice for users who plan on doing heavy p2p file sharing.
Another excellent security feature offered by HideIpVPN is DNS leak protection that ensures the real IP address is not accidentally revealed through DNS leaks.
More so, HideIpVPN apps allow port-forwarding between TCP (more reliable) and UDP (faster) ports. This is an extremely useful feature to bypass corporate firewalls and colleges where only specific ports are open such as standard HTTPS port 443. Spammers are out of luck since SMTP port 25 is blocked to prevent spamming.
HideIpVPN is most definitely a perfect choice for those who live in China, Iran, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries or environments where Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is being used to block encryption tools. By bypass this restriction HideIpVPN offers SoftEther protocol. Firewalls performing Deep Packet Inspection are unable to detect SoftEther’s VPN transport packets as a VPN tunnel because HTTPS is used to camouflage the connection.
To top it off, HideIpVPN is not only an excellent VPN provider, they also offer a SmartDNS service to access 200 geo-restricted channels in USA, UK, Canada and Poland including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video HBO, Spotify, Pandora and many more. SmartDNS can be tested for 7 days completely free of charge. Alternatively, all VPN subscriptions include certain SmartDNS regions without additional cost.
Surprisingly, HideIpVPN support team is extremely smart and knowledgeable. The reason we say “surprisingly” is because most VPN providers do not have an impressive support with an in-depth technical understanding, while HideIpVPN certainly trained their team well.
In conclusion, even though HideIpVPN doesn’t offer a wide range of locations, they are an excellent privacy company with a number of security features, high-speed VPN servers that offer fast and reliable service not only for regular browsing, but also to stream HD Netflix movies along with good torrent download times. Their pricing is also on a lower end.
|Servers:||USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands|
|Available apps||Mac, Windows||iOS, Android|
|IP type:||Shared Dynamic|
|Number of Countries||5|
|Number of Servers||20|
|Free services||1 day trial|
|Payment Options:||PayPal, Credit Card, American Express (AMEX), Bitcoin|
|More Payment Options:||Yes|
|Money back||30 day guarantee|