|Protocols||PPTP, IPSec, OpenVPN|
Pricing and Plans
IVPN offers discounts for longer terms of service. The prices are as follows:
- Monthly: $15
- One-month non-renewing: $20
- Three months: $40
- Six months: $70
- Twelve months: $100
IVPN accepts Bitcoin and PayPal for payment. If you get a yearly subscription, you can pay with cash, but only for that subscription level.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
This provider offers a seven-day money back guarantee, with no questions asked. There’s no contract, so you can cancel any time you want.
Privacy & Anonymity
IVPN does not store logs. From their website:
“We do not store any connection logs whatsoever. In order to prevent email spammers, our firewalls log connections made to mail server ports where the number of connections exceed a predefined threshold (e.g. 20 connections per 60 seconds) so we can then automatically disconnect the offending client. We purposely and strictly do not log any other data to mitigate our legal liability.”
IVPN allows torrenting, except on servers based in the US. IVPN recommends using servers outside of the US for any P2P.
IVPN has a ticketing system on their website that you can use to make support requests. You can also email them or use their Twitter feed. They guarantee a response within twenty-four hours.
IVPN has a simple client that defaults to connecting you over OpenVPN. The control for the included firewall is available right on the main screen.
Note that you have to get your user name from the client area of the IVPN site. It’s not the email address you signed up with.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
IVPN offers a client for Windows and Mac computers. They have extensive instructions on their website for manually configuring a VPN on iOS, Android, routers and Linux.
IVPN Baseline Speedtest
IVPN was very fast in testing. As you can see from the screenshots below, it barely affected our speed. The test was done over a 50Mbps/5Mbps line.
IPCheck and DNSLeak
IVPN changed our IP address to match our server selection and did not leak our DNS requests.
- Three simultaneous connections
- OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP
- 256-bit encryption available
- Multi-hop feature
- Great speed
- Takes Bitcoin
- Allows torrents
- All three common options for VPN protocols
Areas for Improvement
The prices are a bit higher than much of the competition out there.
IVPN isn’t the cheapest VPN service out there by any means, but they are good. Their speed was very impressive in testing and their client is about as easy as it gets where usability is concerned. IVPN definitely holds its own against the competition.