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Kyle Juffs
Kyle JuffsUpdated 3 days ago

High-speed and secure downloads with ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN bills itself as the fastest virtual private network (VPN) service on the market and helps speed up downloads. The application lets you send and receive data without being tracked or intercepted by routing your traffic on another server that conceals your actual location. ExpressVPN is available with a monthly or yearly subscription, although it is about double the price of similar services.

How it works

The application chooses the best protocol for you, but you can also manually connect with OpenVPN instead of L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, SSTP and TDP. To make it as easy to use as possible, there are less configurable features that other competitors offer. At the same time, security is solid and users are unable to change encryption levels to speed up connections. If the VPN connection stops, all internet traffic is locked to avoid DNS leaks. All DNS requests are also over a secure IPv4 protocol. A built-in feature lets you test the speed of different servers so you can choose the fastest.

ExpressVPN Overview: ExpressVPN offers a VPN service with 160 server locations across 94 countries, providing a diverse distribution of servers. It focuses on OpenVPN and its proprietary Lightway protocol, which has been positively audited by third parties. The company has over 3,000 servers and a strong commitment to privacy and security. It has a no-logs policy and is based in the British Virgin Islands, which has no data retention laws. ExpressVPN is transparent about its use of virtual servers and has a good track record of protecting customer privacy.

How it compares

While not the fastest VPN service, ExpressVPN does deliver relatively high-speed downloads when using some international connections. It also ensures your data is protected and offers superior security over its rivals. Along with allowing BitTorrent and P2P, the application is also one of the few of its kind that works with Netflix. With an intuitive interface, it also features an attractive and simple design that is easy to use.


  • P2P and BitTorrent permitted on all servers
  • Enhanced privacy with no logs


  • High cost
  • Limited configurations

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