If you are in the market for a VPN account, it is very likely you’ve already heard of StrongVPN. They have been providing Internet Services, as well as VPN, for a very long time, and they understand what it takes to provide the customer with a quality service.
StrongVPN is run by the same group that manages Reliable Hosting. This means you are getting your VPN service from a rather large company that has been around for quite some time. In addition to being very well known, StrongVPN generally has a good reputation – whether it is for the hosting services or the VPN services.
The plans offered by StrongVPN are the most varied and complex of all the providers. On their website alone they list more than 10 different plans, each with various features, terms, and addons. For this reason it can be quite difficult to compare StrongVPN to rest of the VPN service providers. However, you can use our Comparison Table and feature lists to help narrow into their major plan offerings. For the most part StrongVPN differentiates their plans in 4 ways: Protocol Type, Servers, Switches, and Term length. They offer all of the major protocol types, including the newly released SSTP. Their available servers vary by plan and can be categorized by both number offered and host country. Since StrongVPN allows the customer to switch servers as needed, this feature also varies by plan. High cost plans include more available switches per month. StrongVPN term lengths are fairly typical; however their plans do have a 3 month minimum which should be carefully noted by any prospective customer. Especially since most other providers do not enforce a minimum term.
The ability of StrongVPN to offer a wide variety of packages means that you can pick and choose to suit your needs. However, it also means that you may have a more difficult time balancing their available plan features against the competition.
One of the major strengths of StrongVPN is the large number of host countries and servers they maintain. This means that customers all over the globe can connect to their VPN servers and receive a fast connection. It also means that no matter where you reside, you can connect to servers in many different countries, thus providing a higher level of protection and security.
Blocked Countries: StrongVPN does not allow signups from the following countries: Nigeria and Ghana.
Logging Policy: “During our normal course of duties, we do not monitor, record or store logs for any single customers VPN activity. We will however record the following data: time, date and location vpn connection was made, duration of the vpn connection, and bandwidth used during the connection.”
February 2014 Update: Watching StrongVPN grow and adapt in the VPN service market has been a real treat. This company is seriously top notch and their commitment to reliable, high speed service is obvious. Their new StrongDNS service includes a Free Trial and opens up the Olympics (and other) with ease. In addition to offering new services, StrongVPN has come out strong with an Android app that provides access to all of their 400+ servers in 19 countries. Similar to many other VPN service providers, StrongVPN has branched out into hardware & service packages. StrongVPN now offers routers from big names like Asus, Linksys, and Netgear combed with annual subscriptions to VPN service. An amazing combination for VPN access across all your home devices. Now accepting BitCoin as payment, StrongVPN is continuing to set the bar on VPN service!
|Cost per 1 Month||$5.00 to $30.00 (Varies)|
|Cost per 3 Months||$15.00 to $60.00 (Varies)|
|Cost per 6 Months||$27.50 to 180.00 (Varies)|
|Cost per Year||$50.00 to $210.00 (Varies)|
|Minimum Term||3 Months|
|Low Plan Term||1 Month|
|Low Plan Protocol||StrongDNS|
|Low Plan IP||Both|
|Low Plan Cost||$5.00|
|Medium Plan Term||1 Month|
|Medium Plan Protocol||SSL (Open) or PPTP & L2TP|
|Medium Plan IP||Both|
|Medium Plan Cost||$15.00|
|High Plan Term||1 Month|
|High Plan Protocol||PPTP, SSL (Open), L2TP|
|High Plan IP||Both|
|High Plan Cost||$30.00|
|Protocol L2TP IPSec|
|Requires Software||OpenVPN only|
|File Share P2P|