VPN Review - IPVanish

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IPVanish is a multi-award winning VPN service with hundreds of servers throughout the world. IPVanish offers all of the standard features of your typical VPN service provider, but offers greater speed, selection, and reliability than most others. IPVanish has their own Tier-1 network to enable the fastest speeds on the market. If you are looking for something reliable and fast with no hassle, look no further than IPVanish.
IPVanish can be purchased at a month per month basis for $10 or if you purchase for the entire year you will only pay $6.49/month.


IPVanish has a simple and to the point website. It is refreshing to have all the information you need as soon as you log in without having to search for valuable information.

Once you are logged into your client account, you will have four main options. One of which is viewing the extensive server list (so extensive that it cannot be listed on a single page). Something that sets IPVanish's server list apart from others I have seen is that the capacity is listed. This is useful for the end user in deciding which server is best for their particular location.

To add further convenience, all of the links to the configuration files are available when you go to the server list.

Features and servers

There were too many servers for me to bother counting from IPVanish's website. Let's just say, IPVanish is a big player with many servers all over the world.

To make connecting easier, they offer software that enables you to quickly change servers and connect automatically. The software is available for Window, Mac, Android, and ios.

One particular thing that I would like to mention about the software that I have not seen from other VPN providers, is that you can sort the server list by connection time from your current location. This was useful for me. Here in China I typically try to connect to Hong Kong or the West Coast (US) but after sorting the trough the list using the Windows software I was able to find other servers that offer comparable speeds to that of Hong Kong.

Reliability and speed

As you should expect from a big VPN player, reliability and speed are not issues you need to worry about. I have had not problems with either. I have been running IPVanish from my DD-WRT router and have not had the need to reset the router or change servers.

  • Great reliability and speed (IPVanish has their own Tier-1 network).
  • Support for OpenVPN along with PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP and IKEv2.
  • Professional and informative website.
  • Offers free software for connecting.
  • Great and fast service.
  • Exceptional usage with a DD-WRT router. (With other VPN services, I have had occasional problems connecting to different websites using the router; with IPVansh, I have not had any problem at all.)
  • Many different servers all over the world.
  • Very reliable and consistent.
  • Many different payment options.
  • Constant improvements and new features.
  • 7-Day money back guarantee.
  • No free trial.
  • No Linux software.
  • Website does not work in China (without already using a VPN or proxy).
If you are looking for a VPN service that you don't have to constantly fiddle with, then IPVanish is the way to go! It just works. Try out IPVanish today!

(Note: For a comprehensive and up-to-date comparison of features and prices for different VPNs, click on this VPN and Proxy Comparison list.)

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  1. Have used them for almost a year now. Watch BBC from the US all the time using them. Great service

    1. You I am also using it for unblocking and gaming and IPVanish has no comparison

  2. IPvanish is one of the VPN Service Providers that is renowned and popular VPN and has remained a favorite among internet users for a very long time.
    Even though, IPVanish VPN has only recently started providing VPN services, it has become a household name in this field in a very short period of time. When it comes to speed testing, IPVanish does not affect the upload time, but decreases the download speed by about 50%.

    1. I have been using IPVanish for over 6 months but I never had any issue with speed. Here you can see speed tests there is no big changes in uploading and downloading.

  3. I've been using IPVanish for everything from unblocking to streaming videos. Perfect speed and reliability and a very user friendly interface. Great stuff!

    1. Agreed. Just to provide a counterpoint here, I used IPVanish android while on business in China and it was excellent. I never attempted to contact support, but the connection was always quite good.

  4. Nice post, thanks for sharing..

  5. Could I get access to my gmail account through IPVanish?
    I'm going to travel to China and I need to see my e-mails

    1. Absolutely. Having a VPN before you go to China is a great idea. I would probably download Freegate on a USB drive as well for backup. Something else that I have done is forward all my incoming email to another account like Yahoo for an additional backup.


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