Best VPN provider (In your opinion)? (Strictly no referral allowed)

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Hi, I would like to have a VPN to bypass geoblocking on YouTube. so let's say I choose the SG server for NordVPN, does it bypass the geoblock? or I'll need to select, say, the TW server?

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Hi, I would like to have a VPN to bypass geoblocking on YouTube. so let's say I choose the SG server for NordVPN, does it bypass the geoblock? or I'll need to select, say, the TW server?

Appreciate your replies!

regardless of which VPN provider you subscribed, as long as you choose a server in country that doesn't block youtube, you will have no problem watching youtube.
 

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regardless of which VPN provider you subscribed, as long as you choose a server in country that doesn't block youtube, you will have no problem watching youtube.

icic thanks for the advice!
 

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Hi guy, any VPN service that offer Malaysian server?

Purpose is to test Geo block content.
 

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Hi guy, any VPN service that offer Malaysian server?

Purpose is to test Geo block content.
windscribe has KL servers.

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no Malaysia servers for PIA..

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does VPN throttle the internet speed? if so which VPN is recommended that is fast and has a no log policy?
 

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does VPN throttle the internet speed? if so which VPN is recommended that is fast and has a no log policy?
VPN is supposed to help overcome ISP throttling issues but it's more applicable for other countries users who are on much slower broadband speed and less for us who are mostly on gigabit fibre plans.

as mentioned in my earlier post, speed depends on many factors, other than your own expectations, it will also depend on your own client device capability, server location, server bandwidth, level of encryption, type of VPN protocol you are using. how much reduction from your current internet speed would be considered too much for you?

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VPN is supposed to help overcome ISP throttling issues but it's more applicable for other countries users who are on much slower broadband speed and less for us who are mostly on gigabit fibre plans.

as mentioned in my earlier post, speed depends on many factors, other than your own expectations, it will also depend on your own client device capability, server location, server bandwidth, level of encryption, type of VPN protocol you are using. how much reduction from your current internet speed would be considered too much for you?

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thanks for your reply. currently I think using WiFi can hit abt 400-500mbps (speedtest). if using a vpn halves the speed I think it's still ok? not very sure what's a normal figure using a VPN.
 

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does VPN throttle the internet speed? if so which VPN is recommended that is fast and has a no log policy?

most VPN provider that I tested will slow down your download and upload speed even when you are connected to their nearest server. The % of download and upload speed that you can achieve when connecting to VPN vs without vpn differ between each VPN provider. Most VPN could reach 20-30% of possible speed. A few of them may be around 6-20%. Speedify consistently achieve 80% and above but they don't support Netflix streaming.

Most of them claim to have no log policy but it depends how you define what is consider no log. All of them have to have some kind of tracking on the number of concurrent connection to their server (since they limit to 5 or less connection) with exception of Windscribe that has unlimited connection.

My last speedtest in Singapore against Singapore server back in January are as follows:-

M1 1GBps fibre via LAN. Without VPN download and upload are btw 816-939Mbps

Achievable download speed
Speedify 81.4% @729Mbps
Tunnelbear 29.3% @270Mbps
Windscribe 28.9% @261Mbps
VPN Unlimited 27.2% @255Mbps
Cyberghost 25.7% @234Mbps
Buffered VPN 22.8% @209Mbps
NordVPN 21.5% @197Mbps
PIA 20.4% @184Mbps
ivacy 20% @169Mbps
ExpressVPN 16.2% @144Mbps
HMA 16.2% @137Mbps
IVPN 15% @135Mbps
SaferVPN 10.6% @94Mbps
Astrill 6.7% @61Mbps

Achievable upload speed
Speedify over 86.9% @800Mbps++
Windscribe 32.5% @280Mbps
VPN Unlimited 28.8% @254Mbps
NordVPN 29.8% @243Mbps
Cyberghost 26.8% 240Mbps
PIA 25.8% @223Mbps
Buffered VPN 24.5% @208Mbps
HMA 23.5% @202Mbps
Tunnelbear 22.4% @192Mbps
SaferVPN 21% @179Mbps
ExpressVPN 15.5% @140Mbps
IVPN 16% @138Mbps
IVACY 12.7% @112Mbps
Astrill 5.9% @51Mbps

I will run another speedtest and will post the results here next week.
 
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