ExpressVPN was founded in 2009 and is operated by Express VPN International Ltd., which is based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) – far outside the intrusive 14 Eyes surveillance alliance, a good sign if true privacy is important to you.
ExpressVPN doesn’t collect any personally-identifiable activity logs. Some connection data is kept including the date of the connection and your choice of server, but there is no record of your full IP address or online activity.
ExpressVPN is one of the fastest VPN services (if not the fastest) in the industry, with an average download speed of over 85Mbps when connected to a nearby server. This works out as an average speed loss of just 7%, making ExpressVPN just as fast as (if not faster than) its big-name competitors.
It is also remarkably reliable and consistent when it comes to performance, whether you’re connecting to a nearby server or one on the other side of the world. We didn’t experience any disconnections and the client was quick to connect to our server of choice.
ExpressVPN’s speeds particularly shine on long-distance connections – it’s the best choice if you want to connect to a country far away from your real location. If you’re looking to stream HD video, torrent large files, or make the most of your high-speed internet connection, this is the VPN for you.
The real standout feature could be support, though, where ExpressVPN has agents available 24/7 on live chat. This isn't the very basic, outsourced, first-line support you'll often get with other services, either: they're experts who can walk you through just about any technical issue.
This is a top-quality VPN which exceeds expectation in everything from platform support and privacy, to ease of use, unblocking abilities and its excellent support. It's more expensive than most, but you can see why: this is a polished, powerful and professional service.