Many people agree that connection speeds are the most important part of a VPN service; especially for data-intensive tasks like streaming in HD or gaming.
Here at BestVPN.com, we understand that testing the speed on a VPN isn't easy. That is why we have invested in the world's most advanced VPN speed testing tool. Our method is unique and no other comparison site provides such accurate results.
Our robust method gives us an up-to-date picture of the weighted and burst speeds of a VPN connection. With results showing anything up to 242.37 Mbit/s in burst speed, it is these stats we use to automatically update this article in real time!
Why do I need a VPN?
A VPN is a technology that allows you to:
- Hide what you get up to on the internet from others.
- Get around blocks and other forms of censorship.
- Appear to be in another country to access services such as US Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
- Download and file share safely.
- Use public WiFi hotspots safely and securely.
The VPN server acts as an intermediary between you and the internet, so if you connect to a VPN server in another location you look like you are in that location. This is great for accessing services that are restricted to just one country.
This is only a very high-level explanation of what a VPN is and what you can do with one. If you're new to the world of VPNs and would like more information, check out our VPNs for beginners guide.
Which VPNs Do We Speed Test?
We have put the following VPN services through their paces and recorded the average speeds in Mbit/s over the last 7 days:
- Mullvad (69.35 Mbits/s)
- GOOSE VPN (63.93 Mbits/s)
- ExpressVPN (63.81 Mbits/s)
- IPVanish (62.85 Mbits/s)
- HideMyAss (61.96 Mbits/s)
- Buffered (60.8 Mbits/s)
- CyberGhost (60.12 Mbits/s)
- iVPN (58.78 Mbits/s)
- ProtonVPN (54.95 Mbits/s)
- NordVPN (54.8 Mbits/s)
- VPNArea (54.25 Mbits/s)
- TorGuard (54.11 Mbits/s)
- VyprVPN (53.35 Mbits/s)
- PrivateInternetAccess (52.06 Mbits/s)
- SaferVPN (51.76 Mbits/s)
- LeVPN (42.46 Mbits/s)
- TunnelBear (41.67 Mbits/s)
- ProxySH (38.89 Mbits/s)
- PureVPN (33.35 Mbits/s)
- ibVPN (28.74 Mbits/s)
- VPN Unlimited (14.31 Mbits/s)
For more information about the world's best VPN speed testing system, head over to the official BestVPN.com SpeedTest page.
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