CactusVPN provides personal VPN access. Offering their members unlimited VPN and proxy from servers in the United States, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. The service supports OpenVPN, PPTP L2TP and SSTP 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 for $6.99 a month or $54.99 a year.
- CactusVPN offers a free VPN client for Windows and Mac. The software helps you connect to any of their US, UK or NL servers.
- 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 OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP. 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.
- CactusVPN iPhone, iPad, Android – connect to any VPN server using PPTP or L2TP. They have set up instructions on the site.
VPN Server Locations
- CactusVPN has VPN servers located in three countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Netherlands.
- United States – Kansas City, Los Angeles, Wilmington.
- United Kingdom – London, Maidenhead.
- Netherlands – Amsterdam.
- CactusVPN allows Torrent and P2P traffic via the Netherlands.
- They support OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP and SSTP. For those unfamiliar basically OpenVPN is the most secure and great for connecting from PC, Mac or Linux. While PPTP and L2TP extend compatibility to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad and Android.
CactusVPN Performance Testing
- United States speed test – we connected to a server in Los Angeles, California using their client and were able to achieve speeds of 16.81 Mbps and 2.09 upload speed.
- United Kingdom speed test – we connected to a server in London, England using thier client and were able to achieved 16.79 Mbps download speed and 2.32 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 OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP and SSTP.
- System compatibility – Windows, Mac OS / X and Linux.
- Mobile compatibility – iPhone, iPad, Android, Nokia.
- Browser compatibility – CactusVPN supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera.
CactusVPN Account Pricing
- Premium CactusVPN accounts all include unlimited OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP and proxy access.
- Access all servers + Smart DNS for $6.99 a month.
- Access one country for $4.99 a month.
- Enjoy CactusVPN term discounts of up to 35% off.
CactusVPN Review : Conclusion
We enjoyed testing the CactusVPN service. Those who are looking for VPN access from from servers in the US, UK and NL will find their pricing to be quite good. We also appreciate their support for OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols along with term savings of up to 35% off.