This week I have been testing EarthVPN. I have been more than happy with EarthVPN as it is one of the cheapest and also the best VPN solutions I have used.
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At just $4/month ($3.99), EarthVPN is one of the cheapest VPN solutions I have seen. What sets EarthVPN apart from other VPN providers however is how professional EarthVPN is. Being as cheap as I am, I prefer the cheapest VPN solutions; as such, I have tried a handful of cheap VPN providers, and they do not even compare with the features and professionalism of EarthVPN.
The website for EarthVPN is well designed, easy to navigate and very professional looking. They offer great information and support from their website. The payment and checkout process is very simple.
The website offers guides for any platform for how to setup VPN using their servers.
EarthVPN had no problems connecting to my Kubuntu (Linux) system.
Features and servers
EarthVPN offers as many features and servers as you would expect from a VPN provider that charges two to three times more. They offer all the standard VPN protocols, connecting software (Windows only), P2P and bittorrent servers, and servers from all over the world.
Reliability and speed
Reliability and speed are the most important to me. Living in China, I have experienced most VPN solutions only staying connected for up to 30 minutes before I have to reconnect. Most VPN solutions here in China are so slow that streaming video rarely works well.
Naturally, the first thing I did when connecting with EarthVPN was to go to Youtube and see how well it streamed. Success! It was very quick. Hulu also worked as well.
The first day of using EarthVPN, I didn't have a single connection or speed problem. Since that time, I have had occasional instances where it will disconnect or stream video slowly (this is common with EVERY VPN I have used here in China though). For the most part, EarthVPN has been very reliable. If I ever do get disconnected, I have never had a problem instantly reconnecting. If it is too slow, I simply switch to a different server (most likely though, the speed problem is probably due to something going on here in China). Update: I recently tried their Hong Kong servers and indeed noticed a much faster speed!
All in all, EarthVPN is the most professional VPN service I have seen for the price. It is easily comparable or better than VPN providers charging two or three times more.
- One of the cheapest VPN solutions available
- Professional website, service, and customer support
- Many different servers
- Very reliable
- Did I mention cheap?
- Website not blocked in China
- Offers P2P and Bittorrent
- They cater to a Chinese market offering US servers optimized for China as well as servers in Singapore and Hong Kong.