Express VPN one of the VPN service providers that is known for slowing down your internet browsing the least. ExpressVPN is by far one of the more user-friendly VPN providers out there- they have good customer service with a live chat function, and answer quickly and are always happy to help you with any queries. In short, it’s one of the quickest and easiest VPNs to get set up with, is as safe as any other mainstream one, and is comparable on price if you take one of their contract offers. It is considered to be one of the more trusted leaders in VPN services – largely thanks to its extensive marketing. The company behind it is headquartered in British Virginia Islands and was launched in 2009. We use ExpressVPN as one of our VPN providers- due to ease of use and set up, and speed.
Quick Feature Guide:
- Unlimited P2P/Torrenting
- 100+ VPN locations
- Instant Setup
- Super-Fast Speed
- Enhanced Security with powerful encryption
- Competitive Pricing
- Large Customer Base
- Throttling-free servers
- 99.9% uptime of servers
Pros of using Express VPN:
- Well-Distributed – Express VPN is geographically distributed across different locations with 148 VPN locations. They can provide good connectivity from almost any part of the world.
- Money Back Guarantee – It has a 30-Day money back guarantee.
- Multiple Protocols Supported – Most of its locations support multiple protocols. Some of the protocols supported are Open VPN UDP, Open VPN TCP, L2TP/IPsec, IPsec, IKE2, PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling protocol) and SSTP (Secure Socket Tunneling protocol)
- Speed Test – The website provides an upfront option to test speed. So it allows connecting to the fastest VPN server from any location. You can choose to connect to your nearest VPN location, which means that your browsing is slowed down as little as possible.
- Multiple Platform Support – It can be easily used across Mac, Windows, and Linux. Also supported are iOS, Android, and Routers.
- Strong Encryption – Express VPN provides stronger encryption with AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 256-bit encryption algorithm. This is infeasible to be hacked.
- Zero-DNS – It runs its own DNS on every server. No third parties DNS providers are involved. There is no DNS blocking. DNS traffic is internally handled making it more secure.
- Split Tunneling – Split Tunneling lets you route some of the device or app traffic through VPN while other devices or apps maintain direct access to the internet. Express VPN provides split tunneling feature which allows you to protect your browsing without losing access to a local network connected device.
- Extensions – It is easy to install and has chrome, Firefox, and Safari extensions which are readily available on the official website
- Kill Switch Mechanism – Express VPN provides kill switch mechanism to protect your internet privacy. Network Lock is Express VPN’s kill switch for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- Browse Anonymously – With Express VPN, there is no way to track a user. It maintains complete anonymity by not maintaining any logs of online browsing activities.
- Hide IP – Express VPN completely hides your IP address. You can disguise your whereabouts and surf with complete anonymity. Works well especially while accessing companies that raise prices based on geographical location.
- Knowledge Base – The knowledge base around Express VPN is extensive. The site in itself has a comprehensive guide on how to setup VPN and other relevant tutorials. Also since this is extensively used VPN, it comes with a fairly good community support
- Security of Information – This provides complete security of your information with nothing that can be shared with third parties. Your internet traffic can never be backtracked and nothing is logged.
- Payment Options – Express VPN supports multiple payment options. You can also pay Bitcoins via BitPay. The only information required is your email Id
- Customer Support – In case you face issues using Express VPN, you can immediately open the live chat option which is available 24/7
- Other device support – Along with the conventional devices, Express VPN also supports iPhone, iPad, Blackberry. Express Media Streamer for Consoles is available for PlayStation, Xbox, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV
- Multiple Logins – Each plan supports 3 simultaneous logins. Initially, the 3 connections had to be from different devices, for instance, Mac, iPhone, and PC. However, now you can connect from same type device like 3 laptops.
Express VPN has 3 different plans and supports various payment options such as Credit Card, Debit Cards, Bitcoin, PayPal, Alipay, Mint, WebMoney and many more digital wallets.
|Number of months||Pricing||Additional Benefits|
|1 month||$12.95 per month||Can avail 30-day money back guarantee|
|12 months||$6.67 per month||Can avail 30-day money back guarantee
You get 3 free months. A total of 15 months for $99.95 for the first time
This is the most popularly used plan
|6 months||$9.99 per month||Can avail 30-day money back guarantee|
Cons of using Express VPN
- There is no way to disable network lock on the ExpressVPN app for routers
- More expensive than some other VPNs, unless taking up their 12 month deal which offers fair value
- Stores absolutely no logs, not even IP address. While this is an advantage to users, this could be a big disadvantage in case of any malicious activity.