2014 Editors' Choice Winner
Hide My Ass is a leading personal VPN service. Offering over 101,000 IP's across 768 VPN servers in 256 locations spanning 151 countries. With unlimited, uncapped VPN access for $11.52 a month, $49.99 for 6 months or $78.66 a year. HMA supports OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols. With unlimited access to both via the HMA Pro VPN client. The user interface will help you easily switch server locations anytime.
Hide My Ass offers a free VPN client for Windows and Mac. The software helps you connect to any of their 768 servers in 151 countries. Their load balancing feature will suggest a server based on your desired location for the best performance.
The HMA client supports multiple VPN protocols including OpenVPN and PPTP. For those unfamiliar OpenVPN is more secure and great for connecting from PC, Mac or Linux. While PPTP and L2TP extend compatibility to mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones / tablets.
iPhone, iPad, Android - HMA recently added a free iOS app. You can connect to any of their servers. They provide a full list of server addresses, the L2TP secret and set up guides for Android.
HideMyAss offers 768 VPN servers across 151 different countries. Let's take a look at each type of VPN server HMA! has to offer. Remember you can switch locations and IP's on the fly.
Hide My Ass VPN Servers:
United States - Albany, Ashburn, Asheville, Atlanta, Chicago, Clifton, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City (Manhattan), Newark, Oklahoma City, Orange County, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Scranton, Seattle, South Bend, Washington DC.
Canada - Montreal and Toronto.
United Kingdom - Gosport, London, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester.
Netherlands - Amsterdam, Dronten, Rotterdam, Schiedam
Additional countries - Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Caymen Islands, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jakarta, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montserrat, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Djibouti, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tokelau, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emerites, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen.
HMA US speed test - we tested Hide My Ass in several US cities and found their speeds to be very good using OpenVPN UDP. We were able to achieve 39.61 Mbps download speed in Atlanta.
HMA UK speed test - connecting to a server in London from the US we were able to achieve speeds of 27.83 Mbps. Plenty fast enough for us to stream BBC iPlayer without any issues.
HMA Canada speed test - we were able to achieve download speeds up to 27.91 Mbps connected to their Toronto server.
Testing outside the US - performance for other areas of Europe and beyond was abover average.
Conclusion - Hide My Ass speed is best using UDP connections through the HMA client or the open source OpenVPN client. They have a lot of server locations. Note: you can expect any VPN to slow your connection some as the traffic is being encrypted.
As mentioned above HMA Pro VPN supports multiple technologies including OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP. By doing so they offer support for a wide range of users.
System compatibility - HMA Pro VPN supports Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP), Mac OS X (Tiger, Leopard, Snow) and Linux.
Mobile compatibility - HideMyAss supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices.
Browser compatibility - HMA Pro VPN supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera.
The Hide My Ass Pro VPN service is currently offering special recurring discounts. Enjoy unlimited VPN for for $11.52 a month, $49.99 for 6 months and $78.66 for 12 months. That works out to just $6.55/mo. for a year of unlimited VPN access.
Hide My Ass offers a 30 day money back guarantee.
We enjoy Hide My Ass VPN both at home and while traveling on a regular basis. The HMA Pro VPN user interface makes it very simple to change VPN servers and update IP addresses. With OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP, HMA lets you maximize protection while still supporting iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. We highly recommend Hide My Ass and suggest you take advantage of their current specials.