Privatoria offers a wide range of online privacy services including VPN, VPN over Tor, anonymous proxy, Tor web proxy, encrypted email, secure calls and chat, and secure online storage. For the purpose of our review we will be covering their VPN services. Privatoria manages VPN servers in 12 countries. They support the open-source OpenVPN and SoftEther clients. You can also manually connect using L2TP/IPSec.
VPN Client Support and Set Up Guides
I believe the Privatoria VPN service is best suited for tech savvy users since they do not offer a custom client. However, the team at Privatoria has some very nice guides to help you get set up and running on their VPN. The guides cover OpenVPN client setup for Windows and Linux. They also have guides for manually setting up L2TP/IPSec connections on Mac OS, iOS (iPhone, iPad), and Android devices. We found their instructions to be very thorough.
Privatoria VPN Server Locations
Premium members, meaning those who sign up for a paid account, have access to VPN servers in 12 countries. You can connect to server locations in Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Brazil, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, and United States.
Privatoria supports a wide range of VPN protocols including OpenVPN, SoftEther, and L2TP/IPSec. This help the service be compatible with a wide range of devices including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. You will find set up guides on their site to help you get started.
Here’s a full list of server addresses for those who want to manually configure your device to connect to any server location:
- Germany – gateway-de.privatoria.net
- Australia – gateway-au.privatoria.net
- Canada – gateway-ca.privatoria.net
- Chile – gateway-cl.privatoria.net
- Brazil – gateway-br.privatoria.net
- Egypt – gateway-eg.privatoria.net
- France – gateway-fr.privatoria.net
- Hong Kong – gateway-hk.privatoria.net
- Japan – gateway-jp.privatoria.net
- Singapore – gateway-sg.privatoria.net
- UK – gateway-uk.privatoria.net
- USA – gateway-us.privatoria.net
- TOR Net (VPN+TOR) – gateway-tornet.privatoria.net
- Privatoria United States speed test – we connected to a VPN server in Atlanta, Georgia using L2TP/IPSec and were able to achieve speeds of 10.53 Mbps and 3.80 upload speed.
- Privatoria United Kingdom speed test – we connected to a VPN server in London, England using L2TP/IPSec and were able to achieved 8.42 Mbps download speed and 3.74 upload speed.
- Conclusion – performance was about average. You can expect any VPN to slow your connection as the traffic is being encrypted.
Privatoria Account Pricing
- Privatoria is priced based on the term of your sign up. Prices start at $3.90 a month with discounts on longer terms. You an sign up for a full year of service for $22.80 which works out to just $1.90 a month. They also offer a 6 month term.
Privatoria Review : Conclusion
Privatoria performed well in our testing. It lacked some in performance but at 10 Mbps the service would be fast enough to stream content. The service is definitely priced right with all the additional privacy features. If you are looking for a VPN service alone and want something with custom clients and mobile apps then Privatoria is not the right choice. However, if you are more tech savvy and don’t mind setting up your own connection then the Privatoria service is priced well and offers easy to follow guides to get you started.