Proxy.sh is based in the Seychelles, a great jurisdiction for privacy. Proxy.sh alsohas very affordable packages relative to what other providers offer. The security this provider boasts is excellent on several fronts, but the performance of the VPN was lacking when we tested it.
Pricing and Plans
Proxy.sh divides up its prices by the connection’s maximum speed and the number of nations available. The pricing is as follows.
- Quick: $2 for 72 hours of access, 1Gbps, two nations available
- Basic: $5/month, 1Gbps, five nations available
- Solid: $10/month, 1Gbps, fifty nations available
- Pro: $20/month, 50Gbps, same package as Solid along with early access to new features and client updates
This provider accepts a huge number of payment methods. Bitcoin is among them.
Free Trial / Money Back Guarantee
Proxy.sh doesn’t offer refunds. The company’s seventy-two hour plan, however, provides a good way to test the service for only $2.
Privacy & Anonymity
Proxy.sh does not keep logs, but they do warn that, if legally required, they may have to inspect their network using monitoring tools. In such cases, the company will notify their clients through a report, a network alert, or their warrant canary.
Bittorrent can be used on this provider’s networks.
Customer support is provided through a ticketing system. Proxy.sh says that they have support staff on duty twenty-four hours per day. They also say that most support requests will be answered within three days, a rather long span compared to other providers.
We tested this provider’s service using their Safejumper software, included with the subscription. Safejumper has a straightforward interface with few options. It’s easy to change your IP. The interface features the percentage server load for the location where you’re connecting.
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, IPhone, etc.
Safejumper runs on Linux, Android and iOS. Mac users can use the Tunnelblick client to connect. Viscosity is also available at the Proxy.sh page.
You’ll have to download the configuration files for the servers you want if you’re going to use Viscosity or OpenVPN. The download links can be found on your account page.
Proxy.sh Baseline Speedtest
Proxy.sh VPN Speedtest
Proxy.sh was slow in testing. We tested it on a 50Mbps/5Mbps connection. The package we tested only allowed us to connect to servers in New York and Ukraine. We opted for New York. Our download speed was reduced to less than 3.50Mbps.
We also had some connection issues involving authentication failures when testing with both Viscosity and the
IPCheck and DNSLeak
Proxy.sh changed our IP, but our DNS did leak. You’ll want to manually configure your DNS settings to avoid this.
- RSA-4096 encryption
- No logging
- Accepts Bitcoin
- PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
- Torrenting allowed
- Good encryption
- Diverse payment options
- No-logging policy
Areas for Improvement
The speed with this service was too slow. Proxy.sh may allow torrenting and have a good logging policy, but the speeds tend to negate those advantages.
Proxy.sh offers one of the most affordable services out there. If you need a low-cost VPN with great privacy protection, this company does offer that. However, their speeds were lacking and that level of network performance tends to make this provider a lot less attractive than any of our recommended VPN services.