Speed Test Research Conducted by VPNRanks.com Reveals 3 Substandard VPNs Out of the 15 Manually Tested
VPN speed testing is the surest approach for critically appraising the proclaimed quickness of any VPN service. Although VPN speed tests are performed by many tech websites, the methodology of the research is either shady or unrealistic with bots and other gizmos employed to do the job. VPNRanks.com put 15 of the most popular VPN services to the test and found 3 subpar VPN services.
MADISON, Wis., August 10, 2018 (Newswire.com) - VPN services are rated first and foremost for the speed they provide to the end user. With every other VPN claiming to be the fastest, it is left for the users to have faith in the word of the provider. This is the problem that VPNranks.com aims to solve with its research initiative, putting the advertised speed claims of VPNs against actual performance results.
VPN speed tests are usually performed using automated algorithms that fail to mimic the conditions that an actual user faces. Many of the reviewers also use obscure speed test tools that users haven’t even heard of. However, VPNRanks.com research was performed with the end user in mind and thus used Ookla’s speed test tool, as it is commonly used and known among the people.
The test was performed using a 30 Mbps baseline connection. Popular VPN providers such as PureVPN, NordVPN, ExpressVPN, IPVanish, PIA, among others were included and proved excellent performance. We wrote a detailed VPN speed test guide that highlighted some lesser known VPN providers such as Astrill, which was ranked 5 in terms of speed.
On the other hand, some popular VPNs such as VyprVPN, Windscribe, and SaferVPN performed poorly. The results help put the actual performance of the most widely used VPNs in perspective, with NordVPN, PureVPN, and ExpressVPN leading the race among the fastest VPN Service Providers out there.
The research contributes significantly towards highlighting how VPNs compare against each other in terms of speed and its variations as servers as switched. Senior Editor of VPNranks.com, Aazim Akhtar stated, "This research takes a different approach to VPN testing compared to what other websites are doing. The results of automated testing using tools not normally available to users are misleading, as they simply eliminate the most important element from the equation – humans. The actual users are interested in concise results that are obtained in a way they can replicate. This is what we have done with our in-depth research guide."