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We put these VPNs to the test to find out which is the best!
PureVPN offers average download and upload reductions, placing them somewhere in the middle of other VPNs out there. Vypr VPN is much faster, ensuring high-quality streaming with no lags, and large file downloads without much drop off.
|Download speed reduction||40% (UK)||33% (UK)|
|Upload speed reduction||37% (FRA)||33% (FRA)|
|Ping time to google.com||41ms||30ms|
|Average time to connect (sec.)||11ms||10ms|
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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.
PureVPN’s biggest strength may be its server list, with over 140 countries being offered, most of which have several servers within. Vypr VPN has servers in 65 countries, with 73 total choices — not the best, but definitely not towards the bottom.
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The ratio of servers to countries is an important factor to look at when choosing a VPN. Only paying attention to location or number of servers can get you in trouble. More servers generally means faster speeds, but if VPN X has a few more servers than VPN Y but twice as many users, VPN X will typically have slower speeds. Ideally, you want a VPN that has a lot of servers in every location. This way you won’t have to worry that server/country that you want will be overburdened and running slow
Both PureVPN and Vypr have excellent customer support on all levels. They both have a sizable knowledge base on their websites, use email ticketing for complex troubleshooting, and always have a 24/7 live chat available.
|Email Response Time||7||8|
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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.
The PureVPN application is designed to cater to both beginner VPN users and experienced individuals seeking a wide range of customization options. Its user-friendly interface presents a straightforward process where you simply choose a server and click on Connect. By default, the app employs an automatic protocol, but you have the flexibility to select an alternative option from the provided list. Additionally, there are tabs available that enable users to modify settings and personalize the application to suit their specific requirements.
PureVPN has apps for all major platforms, and has browser extensions as well. There is a large selection of servers and special servers for online streaming, sports streaming, anonymous file sharing, and data retention security. Or you can just connect to the fastest server of a particular country.
PureVPN works on mobile devices, and is generally successful accessing Netflix and Hulu, and definitely works in China.
There is no need to customize VyprVPN for it to run correctly on your computer. For the less than tech-savvy, it’s a blessing. However, we were pleased to find in the options menu the ability to make quite a few adjustments if we needed. Tech gurus will enjoy being able to customize DNS settings.
We tested several websites to see how well they loaded using the VPN. The fastest, according to VYPR, did load pages quickly. The servers in the United States allowed us to stream for Netflix and BBC America. Servers outside the United States gave us a proxy error, blocking us from viewing. The various US servers we tested did not give us any buffering issues when watching our shows on Netflix. Unfortunately, we could not watch Hulu, as Hulu blocks all proxy servers.
It was a little frustrating to see that when we tried to use our Outlook application, Gmail blocked connection due to the VPN. However, if we logged in using Google’s website, we received no notification of an unknown login attempt.
Vypyr does work in China, thanks to their Chameleon protocol, which is able to tunnel your IP with OpenVPN, but without triggering a red flag from Chinese government servers.
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