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iVPN Review

iVPN Review
Countries 10
Servers 17+
IPs Hundreds
Price $8.33 / month
Payment: Paypal, Bitcoin
Protocols PPTP, IPSec, OpenVPN

IVPN is based in Malta. The service allows torrents, has an excellent privacy policy and offers 256-bit encryption. They also offer a multi-hop feature that allows you to route through multiple VPN servers.

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Pricing and Plans

ivpn pricing plan 2015

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.”

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Torrent Policy

IVPN allows torrenting, except on servers based in the US. IVPN recommends using servers outside of the US for any P2P.

Customer Support

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.

Product Testing

IVPN MainScreen
IVPN Connected
IVPN General
IVPN Connection
IVPN Firewall
IVPN Diagnostics

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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.

Speed Test

IVPN Baseline

IVPN Baseline Speedtest


IVPN 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.

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IPCheck and DNSLeak

IVPN changed our IP address to match our server selection and did not leak our DNS requests.

Feature Summary

  • Three simultaneous connections
  • OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP
  • 256-bit encryption available
  • Multi-hop feature

Countries Supported

Hong Kong
United Kingdom
United States

We Liked

  • Great speed
  • Takes Bitcoin
  • Allows torrents
  • Good privacy policy
  • All three common options for VPN protocols

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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.

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3 Comments about iVPN Review

  1. John on November 18th, 2011

    I’ve tried iVPN on two separate occasions. The first time was about a month ago and I was very happy with the speed of their service, however, “live chat” support that they mention on their website is not available. Also, upon submitting trouble tickets, it takes at least 1 day up to 3 days for a response which, once received, seems to be nothing more than kicking the can down the alley. I cancelled and continued to use my current provider which is HMA. Fast forward to current, I decided to try them once again thinking maybe I caught them in some transition. Well, the speed, which I originally mentioned, was good for 1 day and then, without explanation, it dropped about 70%! I emailed support multiple time and was told that they see nothing wrong on their end and I should try another provider for comparison. I’m by no means a “difficult” person to deal with but I must say I was very disappointed with the responses or, in some cases, half baked responses that I received not to mention the fact I was told to try another service. I feel the tech support is either run by amateurs or people that just don’t take it seriously. I will be heading back to my previous provider.

  2. Mikey on November 24th, 2013

    I recently subscribed to IVPN and their services are top notch. John’s post is from 2 years ago, and alot’s changed since then. No idea about the speed issue he was complaining about, but its fine for me and a couple friends who are using it and never had issues. Whatever speed loss we do have, is due to the encryption which is normal for all vpns. I get more than enough where im comfortable with it. They are very explanatory on their processes used, such as encryption, privacy, logging, server software and go into VERY good detail on all of those things, showing great transparency, unlike most who just say ‘We do this, we do that’ , and that’s it…just banal and overused memes. They also give great directions for setting up whichever protocol you use, with step-by-step directions.

    I cant comment on the live chat, since it wasnt there when i signed up and im guessing its just something that didnt work out. For me, when i ask for help on the site, they respond within 24hours, never seen anything passed that time (at least so far).

    All in all, its a very secure and professional service and they use multi-hop tech which many providers dont use. Highly recommended, and they also offer specials or perks now and then if you recommend a friend or help advertise for them on your website, etc.

  3. robin on February 19th, 2014

    I’ve been using IVPN for about 4 months now, and it works very well.

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