The popular porn site, PornHub recently ventured into the VPN Industry when they launched VPNHub, a virtual private Network aimed at offering the best internet and security to its users. Now, one thing should be clear. VPNHub, though associated with PornHub, they are quick to point out that the VPNHub website is mainstream friendly and safe for people of all ages. And that it doesn’t link to content intended for mature audience. Be that as it may, we hereby provide you with our review of the new VPNHub.
We can begin our review by asking ourselves why PornHub is launching a VPN now and not any other time. Two things come to my mind. First, cases of online tracking, spying, blocking, and hacking are on the increase. It has led to many people fearing to transact online. Such a fear has affected all online businesses including PornHub and so there’s a genuine reason for helping secure the internet and bring back freedom to internet users. If you can recall the doxing attack on Ashley Madison, the married and infidelity dating site that led to the exposure of its more than 40 million users, you can understand the importance of a VPN.
Secondly, laws are changing, and they are aimed at regulating certain activities and the porn industry seems to be among the sectors that are receiving a proper beating. In fact, to watch Porn in the UK, you must provide your personal identifying documents such as ID-Card, Passport, or Driver’s license proving you are over the age of 18 years.
The VPNHub website looks excellent. It’s simple and elaborate. It’s just a single page with the ‘HOME,’ ‘FEATURE,’ ‘PREMIUM,’ ‘DOWNLOAD,’ ‘FAQ,’ and ‘LOGIN’ menu bar. Scrolling down, you get a brief explanation of the sections. I would have liked to see a more detailed website. The VPN is new hence the website is an opportunity to provide as much detail as possible to gain the user’s confidence. The FAQ does a good job as it tries to answer some of the questions that users would want to ask.
How compatible is VPNHub
Compatibility is always among the features VPN users consider before subscribing to a VPN service. VPNHub is compatible with Windows, iOS, and Android, and MacOS. However, the VPN is not compatible with the Linux platform. I like that you can torrent with their Tor browser.
VPNHub Free Unlimited VPN
VPNHub is offering a free unlimited bandwidth VPN. I think this is one of its kind in the VPN industry. Most free VPNs limit the free plan to encourage users to upgrade to their premium plans. VPNHub’s parent company, PornHub is all about streaming videos, and so you can understand their provision of a free unlimited bandwidth VPN. However, the free VPN will allow you to access only the US server and it’s only available on mobile.
VPNHub Premium VPN Service
As stated above, VPNHub has a free unlimited VPN service. You may be wondering if the free service is unlimited why the need for upgrading to the premium Plan. Well, the premium plan provides you with faster connections. Furthermore, the premium plan allows you to connect to a wide range of servers found across different countries. This is important because to unblock websites; you require a server in the same location as the service you need to unblock. Also, connecting to the nearest server will give you the best speeds.
Unlike the free VPN that’s ads-based, the premium plan does not serve ads, and so the experience is fantastic. You also get 24/7 customer support.
The premium plan will cost you $12.99 for one month. The one-year subscription goes for $69.99.
They offer you a 7-days free trial, so you can test and experience the benefits of the premium plan before you commit.
VPNHub Number of Servers and Server Locations
The VPN provides to its Premium users 820 servers that spread across 18 countries as follows:
How many simultaneous device connections does VPNHub accept?
The VPN allows connection up to 3 devices using a single account. The free version supports only one connection. Comparably, NordVPN provides its users with up to 6 devices, CyberGhost up to 7 devices, and IPVanish up to 10 simultaneous device connection. And so, VPNHub need to pull up their socks to match the stiff competition.
Installing VPNHub on the Android device was pretty fast. Using it for both the free and premium version was straightforward. To switch on and off, you only need to tap the unlocked padlock to connect and to tap gain to disconnect.
The free version allows you to access only the US location. The premium version allows you to connect to all the 18 available country locations.
Speed wise, VPNHub gave me above average speeds for most locations. The speeds were good enough for streaming in H.D quality. Speaking of streaming, I was lucky to unblock YouTube USA. However, I was not lucky with neither US Netflix nor iPlayer in the UK.
Testing for leaks at ipleak.net, I did not discover any webRTC or the DNS leaks. This is good as many VPN services do fail on this test.
Security and Encryption
VPNHub offers both AES 128 and AES 256-bit encryption which is fine. Protocol-wise, you have the option to choose between the OpenVPN UDP or TCP protocol. TCP provides you with stable and reliable connections as well as high levels of encryption. But on the downside, it serves you with slow speeds due to the high levels of encryption. On the other hand, UDP is less reliable but is known for faster speeds.
The VPN also provides the option for the Internet Kill Switch, the Auto Reconnect option, as well as IPv6 and DNS leak protection.
VPNHub is blocked in the following countries:
VPNHub Review Final Words
VPNHub is uniquely offering a free VPN with unlimited bandwidth. However as we’ve seen, the free plan is only available on mobile, only allows you to connect to the USA server and one device at a time. The premium service comes with faster speeds, 3 simultaneous device connection and access to all VPNHub servers in over 18 countries. You can sign up for the One Week Trial and find out whether the VPN has what it takes to protect your unique online privacy needs.