inCloak VPN Review
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inCloak is the rebranded version of the very popular Russian VPN provider HideMe.ru. inCloak offers OpenVPN, PPTP VPN and proxies services with servers located in 23 countries throughout the world. This is a solid service with a lot to offer users who want privacy and security.
We will speed test inCloak in the near future.
- OpenVPN for $9.95 per month
- Proxy service for $4.95 per month
- One-day plan for 99 cents.
You can pay for inCloak via all major credit cards, Paypal, bankwire, Liberty Reserve and SMS (in some countries).
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
You can try the web proxy service for 1 hour at no charge. You can also try the VPN service for 24 hours. Incloak also has a 7 day money back guarantee. For current details – please visit their website.
Coupons / Discount / Special Offers
InCloak has a mailing list on which they hand out promo codes. You can find the current instructions for signing up to this mailing list on their site.
VPN Protocols Supported
inCloak supports OpenVPN, PPTP and web proxy.
Number of IP Addresses
We only are given the number of servers on their website so we estimate they have 2000+ ip addresses. Server wise we have 87 with the VPN service, 9 with the web proxy service.
VPN Clients Information
The supplied client works on Windows, Mac and Linux. You can forward ports and select an IP address from the application configuration. Incloak includes some helpful videos on how to setup an OpenVPN connection.
Common Error Messages
If you’re trying the test VPN service, remember to request the test code first. It will function for 24 hours. If you do not test the service within that time period, you will have to request the code again.
inCloak has “no interest” in what their users do on their VPN service, according to their website. They neither keep track of what their users do nor log it. They do, however, monitor the load on their servers, of course.
Legal Use / Torrent Policy
There are no restrictions on what you can use this service for.
inCloak vs. The Competition
inCloak already has a good reputation from HideMe and compares favorably with many VPN services out there. The focus on OpenVPN and on making it easy to use with video tutorials is an additonal plus.
We like the fact that inCloak is headquartered in Russia and while we have not tested their service yet, we will be doing so soon.
To give you an idea of popularity in Russia they are the 2200 most popular website in Russia according to Alexa.com. For comparison one of our favorite providers HideMyAss is the 900th most popular website worldwide.
This is a well-liked company especially in Russia. They offer flexible payment options and, if you just need a VPN for a day, the 99 cent offer is appealing.
Encryption, privacy policies and the permissions to use various services on their networks are all favorable aspects of this particular VPN provider.