After years of foolishly running my online business via public WiFi, I decided to start using a VPN to secure my communications (and access a bit of out of market sporting events while traveling).
But I found out that finding the right VPN to suit my needs was a bit complicated. There’s no such thing as a general “best” VPN – instead, they all have to make tradeoffs that fit many but not all needs. ExpressVPN and AirVPN were two that I looked at closely.
I reviewed ExpressVPN here and reviewed AirVPN here. I combined my notes from those posts to write this ExpressVPN vs. AirVPN post around the most common VPN considerations. You can skip to my conclusion here.
But first, here’s a bit of background.
ExpressVPN is one of the largest and most well-known VPNs. They are based in the British Virgin Islands and were founded in 2009.
AirVPN is based Italy and operated “by activists and hacktivists in defense of net neutrality, privacy and against censorship.” They were founded in 2010 as a free service.
They both have advantages & disadvantages in my experience. This ExpressVPN vs. AirVPN comparison will look at each VPN based on pricing, features, performance, usability, customer service, and market focus.[Continue Reading]