Top 3 VPNs (Photo: Unspleash)
Top 3 VPNs (Photo: Unspleash)

Picking a VPN service is a daunting task as we talk about April 2019 with a lot of uncertainties when it comes to online privacy and security. With hundreds of different VPN providers out there, choosing the right one means striking the right balance between services, ease of use and pricing.

We’ve surveyed the market and collected our pick of the best VPNs for April 2019. Don’t forget that a virtual private network helps you stay safe while online, and keeps your private things away from prying eyes.

1.NordVPN

Number of servers: 5064 | Server locations: 62 | IP addresses: N/A |
Maximum devices supported: 6            

One would expect such a powerful solution to be located in one of the world’s largest tech hubs, but NordVPN is located in Central America.

Its key advantages are a large pool of servers (5,000+), and more than 60 locations around the globe. It can support up to six devices at the same time, and the data gets a 2048-bit encryption. Features like DNS leak protection, killswitch, dedicated IP address and being able to pay with cryptocurrency are also very worth mentioning.

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Even when it came to the most important part – performance – NordVPN stood strong. Its speeds for short connections were commendable, long-term ones – delicious. The downside is the privacy policy – its stance on session logging is somewhat unclear. IT does state a ‘no logs policy’, though.

2. Express VPN

Number of servers: 3000+ | Server locations: 160 | IP addresses: 30,000 | 
Maximum devices supported: 3

With 148 locations in 94 countries and available through plenty of clients, it’s the best services out there. Regardless of your platform, you will find a native client, as ExpressVPN offers clients for Mac, Windows, Linux, but also iOS and Android, and even BlackBerry (albeit limited to a handful of models).

ExpressVPN also offers routers with custom firmware and VPN browser extensions, making it an all-around great service.

A wide variety of simple and useful web-based tutorials will make sure you’re up and running in no time. This includes P2P support, a kill switch and generally good performance. 

3. IPVanish

Number of servers: 1000+ | Server locations: 60+ | IP addresses: 40000+ | 
Maximum devices supported: 10

The company claims to offer “the world’s fastest VPN”, with more than 40,000 shared IPs, almost a thousand VPN servers spread across 60 countries, unlimited P2P traffic, five connections and lo logs.

If the price is your main concern you might want to look elsewhere, but in other case, IPVanish is a serious contender with fast speeds, plenty locations to choose from and a well-built client (even though its latest Windows client could use a bit more work – it suffers from the odd network issue).

Again, it’s not the cheapest product out there, but with this service you get what you pay for, and there is a seven-day money back guarantee.