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UK Proxy Server VPN Review – Unlock Premium Content

Monday, April 21st, 2014

UK Proxy Server is a part of Scothosts Group which is an Edinburgh, Scotland based service provider. The company, which provides Proxy, VPN, web hosting, SEO and web development services to its customers, launched its VPN service in the year 2005 to offer a robust privacy solution to individual and enterprise users. Read this UK Proxy Server VPN Review to discover the features of the UK Proxy Server VPN service and learn whether you should subscribe to the service.

Server Locations and Site Access

UK Proxy Server has VPN gateways in 10 different countries including United States, Canada, Switzerland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Spain and France. Although the company does not have VPN servers in the Asian region, the service provides an excellent way of unblocking premium American and European services from any location. For example, with your UK Proxy Server subscription, you would be able to access On-Demand services such as BBC iPlayer, Pandora, DMAX, Zattoo, iTV, Hulu, Eurosport, Netflix, HBO Go, Lovefilm, Global TV, USA Network, Xfinity, Spotify, Canal+, Film1, NHL, Demand 5, CWTV, FOX, RTE Player, ABC, City TV, Wilmaa, Pluzz, CTV, Sky Go, Arte, Rara, Amazon Prime, MTV, Sat.1, Sport1, Vudu, CBC, D8, RTL, Vevo, 4OD, NBC, MLB, CBS and TN regardless of your current location. In addition, expats and tourists can bypass the censorship prevalent in China, Middle East and Latin American countries and access blocked sites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Skype, YouTube, Viber and Blogger from over there. Finally, since the company permits unlimited server switching within its network, you can unlock local content from 10 different countries with just one VPN account.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

UK Proxy Server offers both metered and unmetered VPN plans to its users. Regardless of the plan chosen, the customers would be able to experience high speeds for their streaming, downloading, VOIP and gaming needs. However, the company does not permit P2P activities through its network which is highly disappointing.

Privacy Settings

UK Proxy Server offers up to 256 bit encryption (with 2048 bit keys) through its VPN service. Customers who wish to experience the highest possible level of privacy can configure the service via the OpenVPN protocol whereas those who want maximum compatibility and mobility may use the PPTP and L2TP protocols instead. The service tunnels your online activities through its secure tunnel as well as encrypts your data so that your credit card numbers, passwords, online transactions and social networking details can never be stolen or misused against you. UK Proxy Server also protects your wireless sessions from surveillance and sniffing attacks especially when you are connected to a pubic Wi-Fi hotspot at a mall, restaurant, library, airport or coffee shop.

Like most VPN providers, the company logs connection information like IP addresses, timestamp and bandwidth details for troubleshooting and maintenance. However, the user information is not shared with third parties unless it is required by a court.

Supported Operating Systems

UK Proxy Server works well on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8), Mac OS X (10.4+), Linux, iPads, iPod Touch, iPhones, Android and Windows Mobile devices. The company has created a proprietary client for Windows and iOS but users of other systems need to set up the service manually. The company has published detailed setup guides and video tutorials in its Knowledgebase section so you can be up and running within minutes of singing up for the service. The company even allows 2 connections at the same time so it becomes possible to secure your computer and mobile device at the same time.

Customer Support

The company provides customer support through live chat, helpdesk and email. The email support is available from 9 AM – 11 PM GMT, 7 days a week. Customers can also refer to the Knowledgebase section to troubleshoot minor problems or ask for remote assistance if they are not able to configure the service.

Pricing Options

UK Proxy Server’s 30GB monthly bandwidth plans are available from £6.99 per month and £59.99 per year. On the other hand, the unlimited bandwidth plans cost £9.99 per month and £99.99 per year. The company requires a fair bit of information (including a working telephone number and detailed address) during the signup process which may put off some customers. In addition, the information available on the company’s website is somewhat confusing since the company asks you to subscribe to a specific county based VPN plan but provides access to servers from all countries. On the positive side, there is a 24 hour money back guarantee available plus you are free to switch to proxy or VPN accounts as per your needs.

Final Verdict

On the whole, UK Proxy Server delivers a satisfactory privacy service. However, we really wish that the company brings down the cost of its VPN service (since it is fairly expensive when converted to dollars) and removes the misleading information from its website. But as far as performance and privacy are concerned, you can certainly give it a try. For more information, please visit: www.ukproxyserver.com/vpn-solutions.

April 21, 2014

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