Do you know internet ISP providers can trace your online activities such as sites you open, passwords and anything else? It’s weird, isn’t it? Online protection being more critical every passing day. Everyday Internet users face thousands of hacking attacks worldwide causing losing their personal information, credit card numbers, bank account passwords, and so on.
So, how to prevent from being traceable and protect your activities?
Well, the idea is simple and easy to follow. Use VPN Software, but the question is how to choose the best vpn for PC, Windows, Android and Mac devices? And What is VPN Service?
What is VPN?
VPN (Virtual Private Network), it helps users to do anything online without leaving footprints. Even your internet ISP providers cannot able to watch what you do. It encrypts your activities using highly encrypted protocols such as PPTP, SSTP, OpenVPN, L2TP, and IKEV2.
But How to Find the Best VPN Provider?
Here is a quick checklist which you should keep in mind whenever choosing any vpn service. Hundreds of Paid and FREE vpn providers are available on the web to choose from. You can go for a free one or if have some budget then must prefer premium service as it offers the best browsing experience and highly encrypted security.
Let’s talk about the key points that should be available in the vpn software;
VPN provider services usually offer a different kind of protection protocols to connect to their servers. These protocols encrypt your online data and activities. The common security protocols are OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, SSTP, and IKEV2.
You must double check whether they offer these security protocols or at least OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP. As I know, OpenVPN is the highly secured protocol for encrypting data and it doesn’t slow down your internet speed. Using other protocols usually impact on the browsing speed and make irritating to surf the web.
Are they provide 24/7 and 365 days technical customer support? It is must have and critical thing. What do you do when facing any connecting issue? Or any other problem.
A best vpn service always offers 24/7 customers support such HideMyAss. HMA know as the top premium vpn but as it’s paid so you to pay money before taking benefits from it.
Buy, now problem, here are some of the best hidemyass alternatives which you can use, though some are FREE, and some are Paid. Choose the FREE VPN’s and protect yourself.
Now, we already covered the two most important points, and the third one is; is it support all the leading platforms like Windows, MAC, Android, iOS, Linux, etc. ?
Let’s assume; you bought a vpn service, but its software client is only available for Windows or just for Android. What do you do if it’s only available for Windows and you want to use on Android? Do you buy an extra vpn for Android device?
So, software clients should be available for every major device. It helps you save some bucks buddy Some VPN providers are crazy they demand extra money when user want to use their vpn software on more than one device. CyberGhost is one of them; they offer a Basic plan for just one device. And when you try to use it on another device, let’s say on the Android phone. They simply force you to purchase a plan for multiple devices.
So, must check, Is the vpn company allow you to use it on multiple devices.
Number of Servers
Having a lot of servers to connect from, give your the freedom to connect virtually from anywhere around the globe. What exactly it means? It’s quite straightforward. A huge number of servers, give you the opportunity to browse the internet from anywhere virtually.
For instance, if the vpn provider has servers in USA, UK, Germany, UAE, Canada, France, China, Russia, and India, etc. You can choose these servers, when you connect through these servers, you can open any country restricted website or service.
If Hulu doesn’t available in your country, just connect through a USA based server and enjoy watching Hulu.
So, considering how many servers a vpn service has is another critical part while choosing the best vpn provider.
With the limited amount of servers, chances are you’ll face problems soon or later.
Is the vpn you want to go for affordable? Many vpn providers charge extra money but in the same way some are great and demand only reasonable price. HideMyAss, CyberGhost, IPVanish, and VyprVPN are one of them. Their plan prices are reasonable, and the good thing is they offer software clients for all leading platforms.
Usually, you can buy a vpn service within 4$~$10 per month to protect all of your devices. No matter what device you have whether Android, Windows or MAC.
I am using CyberGhost, ExpressVPN, IPVanish and VyperVPN right now. But my favorite one is CyberGhost, it’s affordable, their servers are blazingly fast and clients available for all devices.
Wrapping it Up
Well, I hope these highlights to choose the best vpn provider service will help you pick the right one for you. All the checklist are my own research and experience. I follow above criteria whenever to look for new vpn provider.
Many vpn providers claim to offer hundred percent security and encrypted service but don’t fall for those marketing gimmicks. Some cheap services just claim to entice more customers and in reality, they don’t care it.
Speed is another big thing while picking the premium vpn; you must ask for how much speed will decrease after activating the vpn software.
If I missed something in this checklist, please do let me know in the comments section.