Faster VPN? – What’s better?
“Which VPN is faster?’ or “Speed with a VPN” is the most frequently asked questions we receive. However, the factors affecting the speed of transmission over a VPN are quite extensive and not so easy to describe. Therefore, many users simply have misconceptions about speed and how this can be achieved using a VPN. Therefore, we often deal with this topic in our explanations.
The result of accurate and clear measurement methods
For us, it’s important not just to test the VPN services and insert screenshots into our test reports. As part of our work as a tester, we always conduct all tests comparably and transparently. Over the past year alone, we have recorded more than 3,000 speed measurements using VPN services. Thus, we offer the best overview of the current results and also have enough data for meaningful statements in our tests.
What “fast VPN” can we recommend?
From all our experience, we have a VPN service, which we now want to call the “fastest VPN”. This is OVPN from Sweden. The provider received such an award thanks to exceptional results.
The fastest VPN from our Tests!
OVPN and Vilfo
OVPN is a service based in Sweden. The service also attracted attention because it developed its own VPN router “Vilfo Router”, which has already provided the fastest transfer services via Open VPN. More than 30 other VPN services are already integrated into Vilfo routers.
OVPN from Sweden
The fastest VPN service we have ever tested is OVPN. Thanks to its German servers, the service reached the highest value that we have ever measured, and in our long-term observations, the results have always been much higher than other services. The reason for this is not only that the service offers fast servers, but also because it uses the Wireguard protocol. Thanks to this new and very simple VPN protocol, the load on your device and server is significantly reduced, and therefore you can also transfer data much faster.
So we can affirm that OVPN is the fastest VPN service form our tests!
Our latest test result with OVPN:
OVPN: Safe and fast
The service is also considered an absolute exception in professional circles because of 100% of its own servers and cascades and other security functions, in which operators always try to personally verify that the service is working properly.
The service is not the cheapest, but over the years they have always promised very good customer service and stable and reliable technologies, which are complemented by clean applications for many devices.
The best VPNs are ranked by speed:
|Max. speed tested|
|VPN service name||OVPN||VyprVPN||Perfect Privacy VPN||Hide.me VPN|
|Download||677890 kbps||499070 kbps||390300 kbps||61001 kbps|
|Upload||623210 kbps||501299 kbps||400080 kbps||52855 kbps|
|Jitter||1 ms||3 ms||2 ms||1 ms|
|Ping||11 ms||26 ms||19 ms||40 ms|
|Tested with OpenVPN (UDP)||11.10.2020||21.10.2020||08.01.2020||24.03.2020|
Other popular speed comparison services:
|Max. speed tested|
|VPN service name||CyberGhost VPN||NordVPN||SaferVPN||Surfshark VPN|
|Download||107890 kbps||281004 kbps||161750 kbps||130210 kbps||121900 kbps|
|Upload||89990 kbps||250111 kbps||170001 kbps||115800 kbps||129230 kbps|
|Jitter||5 ms||2 ms||1 ms||1 ms||1 ms|
|Ping||37 ms||25 ms||34 ms||31 ms||31 ms|
|Tested with OpenVPN (UDP)||05.11.2020||24.10.2020||08.01.2020||27.10.2020||14.03.2020|
How is speed measured?
We use our own infrastructure for testing VPN services. Thus, we have our servers in Singapore, Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA. Then a speed test is carried out, which we have adjusted. 50 MB of data is downloaded without compression to the local device, and the same amount of data is also transferred back. We measure 40 times the ping time to reach the test server and the jitter value (15 times).
Which method of checking speed is better?
Now we can argue whether this test we use is the best for testing a VPN service. This text is not the most accurate, but it leads to a better compromise that should be accepted, and it can also be repeated regularly and always the same. As a result, we do not get individual values, but we can also make estimates based on trends.
Regular measurements of each VPN service
We measure each VPN service at least once a month. In many cases more often. You can track the latest result in test reports by indicating the time and the selected/used test target.
Choosing the fastest VPN transfer protocol
We use the existing VPN protocols of the providers, but in any case, we always use the fastest protocol for our measurements. So if the VPN service has only OpenVPN, then this protocol also has PPTP, L2TP, IEKv2 or also Shadowsocks or Wireguard, then we choose the protocol that gives the best results.
The best speed test for your VPN service
The best way to allow you to test your VPN service:
1. Connect to the fastest protocol available for your VPN.
The order we recommend depends on the options your VPN service offers:
1. Wireguard, 2. Shadowsocks, 3. IEKv2, 4. L2TP, 5. PPTP; 6. OpenVPN UDP; 7. OpenVPN TCP
2. Connect to a place in Germany, as close to Frankfurt as possible
3. Test with our test server: https://speed.vpntester.net/
4. Compare different VPN protocols and devices, always with the same test server from us.
Remember that if you are connected to another location abroad, your data should cover this distance. Therefore, to ensure a qualitatively comparable test, you need to keep the shortest possible distances. Everything else can distort the results because of various factors that cannot be influenced!