CyberGhost VPN Review

4.3 /5

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Author: Danial Kohan

(Technical writer, ex-robot manual gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert)

Danial Kohan is a privacy advocate and social enthusiats. Writing is his passion. He loves to educate netizens about online security, internet freedom, and the latest technological trends. Finding ways to secure any sensitive data and protect against existing and emerging cyber threats is all he cares about. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter to stay in touch with his work!

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Pricing
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4 /5
Apps
5/5
5 /5
Server Locations
5/5
5 /5
Speed
4/5
4 /5
Compatibility
4/5
4 /5
Website
4/5
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Customer Support
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4 /5

About CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhost, A VPN which provides you the best quality services and the best speed. CyberGhost is unique in the effectiveness and its efficiency. It has a number of features and effective tools with it. CyberGhost is very user friendly and easy to handle and has very fast speed and performance. It never compromises with the privacy and security. CyberGhost has different plans for different users and provides you a fast, secure and affordable VPN. CyberGhost also has customer support capacity.

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Pricing and Plans

CyberGhost has the three different plans for different user in different prices as per the functions and services they are giving on that plan, so that different users can choose the plan according to their desire and the services required. CyberGhost is offering Free, Premium and Premium Plus plan. All Plans include the following features: Unlimited Bandwidth Unlimited Traffic AES 256-Bit Encryption Antifingerprinting System The CyberGhost free plan is effectively sufficient for the users and all the newbies as it provides access to the 38 free servers in 15 countries. Advertisement is included in free plan and user have to wait and queue to connect to the server. Free Plan is equitably limited for a VPN service by the premium plans. CyberGhost Premium Plan provides 5 times faster speed as compare to free plan. Premium Plan gives you more than 600 servers in 30 countries. But there is only 1 limitation in Premium Plan and that is, the user is limited to use VPN only in one device. It will cost you 5.83$/month (billed annually) and 6.99$/month (billed monthly). CyberGhost Premium Plus Plan gives you all the premium features But it includes one more feature to connect 5 devices simultaneously by one account. It will cost you 9.16$/month (billed annually) and 10.99$/month (billed monthly). If user purchased Premium Plan or the Premium Plus Plan but after purchasing the user is not satisfied with the services and the tool or the performance of the plan, then there is a 30-day money-back guarantee, so the user can call for the refund. After selecting the best plan user always concern about the payment method that by which payment method he is going to pay. CyberGhost has the following methods of payment. Credit cards (Master Cards, VISA, JCB, AmEx) PayPal Bit coins

Server Locations

Before going to buy a VPN user always want to know the number of servers and their geographical locations. Unblock the content which is restricted to a certain geographic location is one of the reasons to use VPN. By using a VPN user can access content (like websites, social networking, serials and videos, etc.). CyberGhost currently offering a large network of servers in various countries of the world. It is facilitating the user to access to 30 countries having more than 830 servers.

VPN Apps

Download Apps:

CyberGhost VPN gives you the ease and facility that it can work on different platforms and operating systems, like CyberGhost VPN is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android without any manual configuration. Home routers can also be configured by the CyberGhost VPN which will help user to cover all the devices which are connected to the router. Apps for these platforms can easily be downloaded from the company’s website

Other Platforms:

CyberGhost also has compatibility with other platforms like Raspberry Pi, Linux and Chrome OS and OpenELEC etc. But to start the VPN on these platforms manual configuration is required.

Speed and Performance:

Speed and Performance of the VPN is the crucial element, If VPN’s performance is not good and it is reducing internet speed than there is no worth for its other services and benefits. A VPN which emboss negligible effect on the internet speed and gives fast and reliable performance is best to use. Above is the speed test of the internet connection before connecting to the CyberGhost VPN. The ping before connecting is 7ms and the download speed is 95.43mbps and the upload speed is 4.66mbps. Here, in the above screen shot the test has taken after connecting the VPN so here is the difference in the ping result as it decreases from 7ms to 0ms which is quite remarkable result, download speed drop down from 95.43mbps to 55.46mbps which means it declined approx. 42% but there is a slight effect on the upload speed like before connecting it was 4.66mbps and after connecting it is 4.30mbps so it didn’t impact too much

Log and Privacy Policy

Logs and privacy policy are the imperative things which should be kept in mind while purchasing a VPN. There are a number of VPN service providers in the market who do not have a pure log and privacy policy which means that the VPN service provider can view the details which you do not want to let anyone know like browsing history, logs etc. CyberGhost VPN offers no logging policy that means it is not keeping any usage and connection logs.No logging policy of CyberGhost is making it unique among those VPN providers who keeps logs and user’s information.

Customer Support

As above is the screenshot of the support from the CyberGhost VPN for the user. There are guides, troubleshooter, FAQs, etc. CyberGhost users having a free plan has the live chat and feedback form (available from within the windows client) option for the support. While on the other hand users having premium plan also has the ticket system. CyberGhost has equitably large knowledge base to answer some basic question.

The Website

CyberGhost has user friendly and quite attractive website which has the complete information and the detail about the CyberGhost VPN including the helping stuff and the features which makes it different from others. A website where you can easily make your account and can use it for your support and problems and premium plus users can effortlessly manage their devices here. Moreover CyberGhost maintains a blog which updates regularly with the recent and latest industry news and tips which most of the VPN does not have.

Pros and Cons

  • Free Plan
  • No logging policy
  • Five simultaneous connections
  • Different payment method including Bitcoins
  • Transparency report
  • Strong Encryption
  • Restriction of one user in premium plan
  • Speed issue with some servers

Conclusion

At last we can conclude that CyberGhost serving quite good and limitless features with keeping the no logging policy and strong encryption. CyberGhost making itself different by providing Free Plan which has all the features and services in it without any restrictions and limitations. Moreover having two paid plans in reasonable prices and has different payment options. CyberGhost VPN speed and performance is quite reasonable, as the download speed was declined about 42%, but the ping reduced to 0ms and there was minor difference in the upload speed. Above all CyberGhost has good features and services and serving its customers quite satisfactorily.