CactusVPN provides personal VPN access. Offering their members unlimited VPN from servers in 22 countries around the world. The service supports IKEv2, OpenVPN, SSTP, L2TP, PPTP, and WireGuard protocols. They also have a Smart DNS service for those who want to avoid geo restrictions but don’t need encryption. They offer unlimited VPN + Smart DNS from just $3.95 a month.
VPN Client for Windows and Mac
- CactusVPN offers a free VPN client for Windows and Mac. The software helps you connect to any of their 39 VPN servers in 22 countries.
- Check out the Apps Killer feature. It helps you stop applications from communicating if the VPN connection ever drops.
- The software supports multiple VPN protocols including IKEv2, OpenVPN, SSTP, L2TP, PPTP, and WireGuard. For those unfamiliar OpenVPN is considered quite secure and great for connecting from PC, Mac or Linux. We like IKEv2 for mobile connections. WireGuard is a newer protocol that offers good speeds and security. The PPTP and L2TP are older technology and we would not recommend using them unless you have issues staying connected with the other protocols.
- CactusVPN Mobile Apps – connect to any VPN server using their mobile apps. You can choose between OpenVPN or WireGuard protocols in the Android app.
VPN Server Locations
- CactusVPN has 39 VPN servers located in 22 countries around the world.
- America – New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Manassas, Montreal, Franca.
- Europe – London, Amsterdam, Nuremberg, Zurich, Barcelona, Riga, lasi, Ponte San Pietro, Tomar, Paris, Warsaw, Moscow, Stockholm.
- Asia Pacific – Hong Kong, Sydney, Nagano, Singapore, Faridabad, Cyberjaya
- CactusVPN allows Torrent and P2P traffic via servers in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Latvia, Romania, and Malaysia.
CactusVPN Performance Testing
- United States speed test – we connected to a server in Kansas City using their Windows client and were able to achieve speeds of 92.10 Mbps and 19.56 upload speed.
- United Kingdom speed test – we connected to a server in London using their Windows client and were able to achieved 76.51 Mbps download speed and 19.60 upload speed.
- Conclusion – CactusVPN performance was good. Note that you can expect any VPN to slow your connection some as the traffic is being encrypted.
- CactusVPN supports IKEv2, OpenVPN, SSTP, L2TP, PPTP, and WireGuard.
- System compatibility – Windows, macOS and Linux.
- Mobile compatibility – iPhone, iPad, Android, Android TV, Fire TV
- Browser compatibility – CactusVPN has browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox.
CactusVPN Account Pricing
- Premium CactusVPN accounts all include unlimited access to their network of VPN servers in 22 countries and Smart DNS service.
- Access all servers + Smart DNS from $3.95 a month.
- Enjoy CactusVPN term discounts of up to 60% off.
CactusVPN Review : Conclusion
We enjoyed testing the CactusVPN service. Those who are looking for VPN access to the server locations offered by CactusVPN will find their pricing to be quite good. We also appreciate their support for the WireGuard protocol, excellent Smart DNS service, and long term savings of up to 60% off.