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VPN.SH Review – A Reliable And Affordable VPN Solution

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

VPN.SH is a fairly new VPN service that was launched in 2012 by a UK based company. The founders of the company have rich experience in software and networking solutions and they want to deliver an affordable and reliable security solution through their VPN service. In this unbiased VPN.SH Review, we will check the pros and cons of the service and help you to decide if it is worth subscribing.

Server Locations and Site Access

VPN.SH has 17 VPN servers in 12 different countries – United States (5 servers), Germany (2 servers) and one server each in United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Italy, Estonia, Iceland, Singapore and Moldova. The excellent choice of server locations makes it easy to unlock location restricted premium services such as CTV, iTV, Vudu, MTV, HBO Go, Zattoo, BBC iPlayer, ProSieben, Lovefilm, Fox, CBC, Wilmaa, Amazon Prime, Rara, Netflix, Xfinity, Spotify, NHL, CWTV, 4OD, Pandora, Eurosport, ABC, MLB, NBC, Demand 5, Hulu, USA Network, CBS and MioTV from anywhere in the world. What’s more, the service can be used to bypass local censorship and unblock popular websites like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Vonage, Gmail, Blogger and YouTube from your office, library, university or from a country like China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Brazil. The company even permits server switching so you can unlock local content from all the 12 countries by subscribing just once.

VPN Speed and Bandwidth

VPN.SH offers metered bandwidth plans to its subscribers. The bandwidth available is restricted to 20 GB/month for Small VPN package and 100 GB/month for large VPN package. However, there is no throttling of speed so you can stream videos, download files, use VOIP clients and play online games without experiencing slowdown or downtime. The company does not allow sharing of copyrighted material and adult pictures/videos through its network plus the subscribers are not allowed to upload files larger than 150 MB. The company has excellent infrastructure in place (1 GBPS network speed, Xeon Servers) which ensures that you get up to 99.9% uptime.

Privacy Settings

VPN.SH protects your privacy and data with PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN protocols. While the L2TP and OpenVPN protocols are renowned for higher encryption and better security, the PPTP protocol offers better speeds and device compatibility. The service is well-suited for protecting variety of online activities like emailing, messaging, FTP, VOIP and browsing and it is secure enough to shield your passwords, financial transactions and social accounts from the eyes of hackers while using the Wi-Fi hotspots at airports, malls, public parks, hotels and coffee shops.

VPN.SH does not spy on the online activities of its users. The company does capture IP address and bandwidth consumption details but this information is used just for maintenance and troubleshooting. However, it must be kept in mind that the company will co-operate with law enforcement agencies if it is served by a court order.

Supported Operating Systems

VPN.SH privacy solution is compatible with Windows, Android, iPhones, iPads, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation and DD-WRT routers. The company does not offer a proprietary VPN solution so the installation needs to be done manually. However, the company has published excellent setup guides and video tutorials on its portal so it is extremely simple even for novices to configure the service on any device.

Customer Support

The company offers round the clock customer support through email and ticketing system. Even though the lack of live chat support is disappointing, the support staff makes it a point to respond to most support queries and connection issues within a reasonable time.

Pricing Options

VPN.SH offers affordable VPN plans to its subscribers. The Small VPN plan with 20 GB monthly bandwidth limit is available for £2 per month (£12 for 6 months and £22 for a year) whereas the large VPN plan with 100 GB monthly bandwidth limit starts from £5 per month (£25 for 6 months and £40 for 12 months). The company offers a 7 day money back guarantee so it is possible to test the service without risking your money.

Final Verdict

Overall, VPN.SH offers a good VPN service. While the company does not offer unlimited bandwidth plans and does not permit certain activities from within its network, its offers extremely affordable VPN plans along with a decent choice of server locations. So if you are want to save money while securing your online activities, do not forget to check the offers from VPN.SH. For more information, please visit: www.VPN.SH

January 15, 2014

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