VPN.ht review

December 2017
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VPN.ht offers solid protection services with military-grade multiple encryption and a variety of protocols to choose from.
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Overall score
6.9
Highlights
  • P2P/Torrenting allowed
  • A variety of protocols
  • Strong encryption
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

VPN.ht Ratings

7.6
privacy
Privacy
7.3
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
6.4
apps
Apps
6.8
server
Servers
6.5
support
Support
7.0
Value for Money
Overall score

6.9

General overview

VPN.ht is a VPN service provider that is based in Canada. It has been operating since 2014 and the core of what it offers to clients includes three main points. The first one is that it makes clients completely invisible by hiding their IP address and location. It also allows people to access all the websites that are blocked in their location and other locations without being found out. With their services, the online activities of clients are also encrypted with 256-bit encryption type. Also, they make it possible that your online acitivities cannot be monitored.

VPN.ht has over 127 working servers and these are scattered in more than 23 countries all around the world. What makes them stand out is that their servers are extremely fast and smooth.

VPN.ht general highlights:

Overall Rank
#73
Money-back guarantee
30
Setup time
2 min.
Device count per license
3
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$3.33/month
Overview - conclusion
VPN.ht is known for its somewhat cheap plans, but solid military level protection and encryption.
Privacy
7.6

When it comes to their protocols, one of their strengths is that they offer the best. Here, you can choose the OpenVPN protocol which is the most popular one. The parameters with which it encrypts the OpenVPN are AES 128-bit and 256-bit for data, RSA-2048 for keys, and SHA1 (160-bit) for HMAC. It also offers other protocols like the L2TP, IPSEC and the L2TP.

VPN.ht makes a very bold statement - they do not keep user activity logs. However, it is known that Canada belong to the Five Eyes group alliance that collects, analyzes and shares user information, so the overall privacy level is unknown.

Privacy - highlights
  • A variety of protocols
  • No connection logs
  • Based in Canada
Privacy - Conclusions
VPN.ht has a variety of protocols to choose from, their encryption strength is top-notch and they do not keep any logs. However, the company is based in a privacy-unfriendly Canada.
Features
7.3

The most outstanding feature of this VPN provider is the fact that you will enjoy easy and fast connection, moreover, their software and applications are easy to us and user-frendly. They also offer access to blocked websites and applications like Skype, Google, Spotify, Gmail and even Netflix when necessary.

There is no limit to what they offer on all grounds. So, you will also enjoy P2P/Torrenting, unlimited speed, data and unlimited bandwidth and you are also allowed to switch between servers without any limits. You also have the ability to use VPN.ht on 3 different devices at the same time.

Features - highlights
  • 3 simultaneous connections
  • Anonymous signup
  • No killswitch
Features - Conclusions
VPN.ht offers over 127 servers in 23 cities. They offer 100% anonymous sign up, allow P2P/Torrenting and give unlimited speed and bandwidth.
Apps
6.4

When it comes to apps, they support almost every platform you can think of at the moment. So, it is easy to connect to their network on both desktop and mobile devices as far as they are running on Windows - v0.0.3 *, Mac OSX - v0.0.3 *, Android and iOS. However, they do not have support for Linux operating system.

Moreover, you can install VPN.ht Chromebook, various routers and more.

Apps - highlights
  • Supports all major platforms
  • User-friendly
  • No support for Linux
Apps - Conclusions
VPN.ht supports all major platforms, but they don’t have support for Linux yet.
Support
6.5

Vpn.ht focuses its customer support on the ticket system. This involves a ticket that you can open and fill with your email address and account details, with a space where you will write your enquiry and send to them. They will reply to your ticket within a few hours of initiating it, and give you answers to your questions. They also Facebook, Twitter and Google+, so clients can contact them through these.

There is no live chat that people can contact them instantly with, and there is not even an indication that this ticket system works 24/7/365.

Support - highlights
  • Fast response time
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7/365 support
Support - Conclusions
They offer support through the ticket system, but it is not a 24/7/365 thing, aand live chat is not an available option.
Value for money
7.0

They have good billing plans for people who wish to buy their plan. You only have to choose according to what you prefer and what you can pay. Their one month standard plan goes for $1.00 for the first month and $4.99/month for all the other months. If you want to buy their one year plan, it is reduced to $3.33/month, and you will have a total bill of $39.99 for it.

Payments can be done through the debit and credit cards like MasterCard and Visa, AmericanExpress and Discover. They also accept payments from PayPal, Litecoin and many other e-payment wallets. For more privacy, clients can also pay with BitCoin. Also, 30-day money back guarantee is offered.

Value for money - highlights
  • Cheap pricing plans
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Limited pricing plans
Value for money - Conclusions
Only a few subscription plans to choose from. However, VPN.ht offers 30-day money back guarantee and anonymous payment options.
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