ExpressVPN is a virtual network provider (VPN) founded in 2009. They are based in the British Virgin Islands, and serve a far-reaching global customer base.
ExpressVPN has become one of the name-brands in the VPN industry due to their longevity (seriously, VPNs churn & burn all the time), their press coverage, their focus on product usability, and savvy advertising. ExpressVPN offers a single-plan for access to their network of 1000+ servers across 94+ countries via a range of devices including Android, iPhone, Mac & Desktop.
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 – similar to web hosting – there is no such thing as a “best VPN provider”. In fact, it’s like a whole world of confusing information where even trustworthy information is near-useless since it’s so complex. This ExpressVPN review are my notes from trying them out for my own purposes as a security-aware, traveling, US-based businessperson who needs good usability and good pricing. I am not a political activist or someone who regularly travels to firewalled countries.
Whether you are looking for a VPN for privacy, for website access, for avoiding geotargeting, for protecting communications or all the above, hopefully this ExpressVPN review will be useful. You can also skip to next steps here.
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