ExpressVPN is one of the most popular VPN providers in the world. Based in UK's Virgin Islands, the company was first launched in 2009, and has since expanded their network worldwide, with VPN coverage over all kinds of devices. ExpressVPN has received the Editors’ Choice awards from both TechRadar and CNET in 2020. The company pioneered the usage of RAM-only servers in April 2019. This is the first time of such setup in the VPN industry, and ExpressVPN called it ''TrustedServer'' setup.
The VPN has quite comprehensive features that should cover all your online security needs. The list of the features are the following - 160 server locations scattered over 94 countries, 24/7 live chat support, VPN split tunneling, VPN kill switch, AES-256 encryption algorithm, no log policy, no limit bandwidth, no ISP throttling. ExpressVPN covers a range of devices and platforms. The VPN supports Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, even routers. They're also offering VPN protection for Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, FireTV, AppleTV, and Smart home devices.
Now to explain the features. VPN split tunneling allows customers to let an app or a device connects to the internet without a VPN tunnel. This is useful for a number of purposes, internet banking for example. VPN kill switch, like the name suggest, will automatically disconnect the customer from the internet should the VPN failed to connect. This is to protect the consumers' data and alert them at the same time. ExpressVPN uses AES-256 encryption algorithm, which is one of the safest encryption algorithm available. The US military also uses the same algorithm to secure their military communications. No log policy means ExpressVPN does not record or store any kind of information about the consumers' internet activities when they use the ExpressVPN.
The VPN offers three choices of subscription plans - 1-month plan, 6-month plan, and 12-month plan. The monthly plan costs $12.95 per month, the 6-month plan costs $59.95 per 6 months or just $9.99 per month, and the annual plan costs $99.95 per year or $8.32 per month. All three plans are covered by full money-back guarantee for the first 30 days. As for the payments, ExpressVPN accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, PayPal, Bitcoin, Yandex Money, Webmoney, Mint, Klarna, and a couple more.