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Sh3lls VPN Review – Now Called RowdyHost.com on May 2014

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013


Sh3lls VPN is brought you by Sh3lls Limited which is a Hong Kong based company. Founded in 2003, the company provides cutting edge web hosting and security solutions to its customers. In the Sh3lls VPN Review below, we review the VPN service of Sh3lls and decide whether it is worth the subscription price.

Server Locations and Site Access

Sh3lls has VPN servers in 5 countries – United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany and Netherlands. While the company doesn’t have servers in important VPN markets like Canada, using its VPN service would help you to unlock location restricted sites such as 4OD, ABC, iTV, BBC iPlayer, Spotify, MTV, ESPN, Rara, CBS, NFL, HBO on Demand, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Netflix, Lovefilm, NBC and Fox from any place in the world. For those who want to circumvent censorship from foreign locations like China and Middle East, VPNs can assist them in bypassing all kinds of censorship and unlocking Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube and Skype even if it is blocked by local ISP. The company allows unlimited server switching for OpenVPN customers so they can unlock local content from all the 5 countries listed above.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

Sh3lls offers extremely high port speeds (up to 1000 MBPS) and unlimited bandwidth to its customers. Being a security and hosting company, the company is able to manage its infrastructure in an optimum way and deliver best possible speeds to its customers. The company allocates just 30 customers per VPN server (valid only for OpenVPN customers) so that every customer can enjoy the very high speeds for downloading, VOIP, gaming, streaming and browsing activities.

Privacy Settings

Sh3lls offers strong level of encryption through PPTP and OpenVPN protocols. The service protects your vital details like IP address, bank account details, credit card data, passwords and social accounts from unscrupulous elements and hackers so that you don’t become a victim of data, identity or monetary theft. The service not only secures browsing activity but also protects emailing, messaging, FTP, VOIP and every application that connects to the internet. The company also provides DDOS Protection as an extra security measure so that your data isn’t compromised during massive denial of service attacks.

Sh3lls does not spy on user activities nor do they sell customer information to advertisers. The company logs bare minimum details to maintain their VPN network but it doesn’t hand over the logs to third parties under any circumstances.

Supported Operating Systems

Sh3lls VPN service is compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS. The excellent compatibility allows you to use the service from a wide variety of devices like desktops, iPads, iPhones, Android Smartphones and tablets. The setup is quick and easy and you should have no problem in setting up the service on the device of your choice. Even though the knowledgebase section on the company’s website doesn’t have too many articles on VPN, the company’s official blog has detailed setup and configuration instructions for its VPN service.

Customer Support

The company provides customer support through live chat, ICQ and email based ticket system. While the live chat support is the quickest way to get answers to administrative and pre sales queries, the ticket system is usually the best way to get answers to technical problems.

Pricing Options

Sh3lls offers 3 different VPN plans to its customers – OpenVPN Shared IP plan, PPTP 100 MBPS plan and PPTP 1000 MBPS plan. The OpenVPN protocol subscribers get access to servers from all locations while the PPTP protocol subscribers get access only to the United States server. The OpenVPN and PPTP 100 MBPS plan subscribers get 100 MBPS port speed whereas the PPTP 1000 MBPS plan subscribers get 1 GBPS port speed.

The OpenVPN and PPTP 100 MBPS plans start from $5 a month ($13 for 3 months, $25 for 6 months and $45 for 12 months) while the PPTP 1000 MBPS plan is available for $9 a month ($25 for 3 months, $49 for 6 months and $93 for 12 months). While the company doesn’t have a refund policy, they do offer refunds on a case-by-case basis. You can also get a free trial by sending a trial request to the Sh3lls team.

Final Verdict

On the whole, Sh3lls delivers a dependable VPN service. While the company doesn’t have servers in many countries, it does offer very high speeds and excellent security to its VPN customers. So if you are looking for a reliable VPN service that has the backing of an experienced security team, look no further than Sh3lls’ VPN service. For more information, please visit: Sh3lls.net


June 4, 2013
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