We have been in the habit of helping you opt for the best VPN that could allow you connect to internet in anonymity without hassles. In the run, we are here with yet another VPN service provider HideIP VPN, which seems to be quite capable one, at least from its website. Let us delve deep into its whereabouts and know whether it is equally efficient in its functionality as well or is like just another VPN. In short let us do a detailed review of its services!
The company was established in 2009 in Romania from where it is currently operating. It has 30 servers located across 5 nations, namely United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany and Canada. Its offers both the paid (premium) as well as free account and can be used on all the operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Android. Yes, you can use it on your
iPad and iPhone as well. Its Premium VPN service allows unlimited data transfer and supports OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP/IPSec protocols for encrypted online browsing.
HideIP VPN promises to offer high speed connectivity without download caps. To help the users configure and use its services comfortably, the company offers detailed set up procedures for multiple OS including Linux, Windows and Mac. You can easily change the server IP from among the provided IP addresses during registration irrespective of the OS. While in Ubuntu (Linux), it could be done by merely entering the desired IP address in the 'Gateway' field, in Windows you can simply choose the IP from the list provided in the client software to switch over to another server.
We checked out the software and it seemed to be quite self-explanatory. Its free service might indulge you into speed hassles but chances are higher that Premium account would not let you down.
The company offers a flurry of Premium VPN and Proxy Server packages, all at decent cost and guess what, it also throws 3-days money back guarantee on its offerings. Let us hope it lives up to its commitment, but sensing its services, it hardly seems that you would need your money back.
1. For US/UK/NL/DE servers, with the support of PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and Proxy, the costs are as follows:
2. For US/UK/NL servers, with the support of PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and Proxy, the costs are as follows:
3. For US/UK/DE servers, with the support of PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and Proxy, the costs are as follows:
4. For P2P/Bittottent VPN, with the support of PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and Proxy, the costs are as follows:
The VPN is easy-to-use till the time you are using it on windows. We faced some difficulties in using its Linux version for PPTP. Though the customer support member told us that the things would be fine if we change the MTU settings to 1450 , 1400 or 1300, yet we preferred to switch over to its Windows edition so as to avoid persistent disconnections. But such problem might not occur at your end if you configure the settings rightly.
After you register an account with the company, you will receive a mail regarding the account information and the link to client software. Click, download and install it within few minutes to start using the world of internet anonymously. It is user-friendly and simple to understand.
On clicking the HideIP VPN on the right bottom of you computer screen, the VPN interface will be opened. You only need to mention the provided User name (your email address) and the password and then click Login. The interface would look something like the screen shot given below:
As you can see, all its features are well specified and can be used comfortably, such as:
Allows you to choose the VPN package for which you made the payment. By default it will let you select only the paid one.
Choose anyone From among PPTP, OpenVPN, and L2TP/IPSec
The dropdown list would show lots of servers, you can select the one that could help you to explore your desired website or could help you to communicate with a person residing in that particular location.
After providing all the requisite information, simple click Connect and you are on your way!
You can navigate to online client area right through the client software. Once you click 'Client Area' on the top of the interface, you will be redirected to the website. This is a welcome feature being offered by few VPN service providers. So in a way, the functionality gives the company an edge over the others as you don't need to open the website in any other browsers, merely a click on the interface would do.
One thing we noticed is the save log option, which is also an appreciable imitative from HideIP VPN. Click the button would save your connection information in a notepad. Hence if for some specific reasons you have to log your connection related data, HideIP VPN is a suitable option to choose.