VPNUK has been around for quite some time, establishing itself as a reliable provider with a loyal user base.
If you decide to join the club, you’ll have a choice between 128- or 256-bit encryption and a variety of VPN protocols. Your privacy is taken care of with the zero-logging policy — though some miscellaneous information is stored for service improvement and troubleshooting purposes.
If you’re looking for something extra, you won’t be disappointed. VPNUK offers Static IPs for up to 4 users, in addition to a Smart DNS proxy for those after unrestricted access online.
Torrenting enthusiasts will, unfortunately, have to look elsewhere. One area where VPNUK falls short is P2P — while technically allowed, it’s forbidden in countries that ban it by law, and DMCA requests are taken seriously.
The bottom line? VPNUK has a solid track record, and it’s nothing short of a dependable VPN service. It also offers a 3-day money-back guarantee, as well as a one-week trial period. We give it a thumbs up.
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you're torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed. Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average.
It’s rare for a VPN to feel optimized and hassle-free without custom apps, but VPNUK works its magic to make it possible.
For Windows users, a modification of the native OpenVPN client is available, complete with a connection assistant and “stealth” software to combat censorship and tough firewalls.
Support is included for third-party apps (Tunnelblick, Viscosity). You can use those for an easier setup on other platforms, with manual configuration always an option no matter what OS you’re running. To help you out, VPNUK also has detailed guides up on its website, as well as a brilliant FAQ.
Customer support earns a good score as well — particularly the “live help” feature, which does everything from answering inquiries to remote installations.
We personally test the customer support team of every VPN we review. This means asking technical question through the live chat feature (where applicable) and measuring the response time for email questions. Whether you need to connect to a specific server, change your security protocol, or configure a VPN on your router, finding a VPN with quality customer support should be important to you.
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