Express VPN is an extremely easy to use system that can be installed as an application (for Mac, PC, iOS and even Android) or configured manually. Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive the relevant details such as a user name and password, which can be entered into the app or just setup manually (which is a very easy process on the Mac). They also have a dedicated support page (where you can raise a help desk ticket if you get stuck, and a very comprehensive setup guide to get you online securely in minutes).
Furthermore, they definitely have one of the better websites with a great customer support section.
ExpressVPN currently provides several payment options, as shown below. And the longer you sign up for, the cheaper it becomes:
- $12.95 per month for 1 month only
- $9.99 per month for 6 months (billed every 6 months)
- $8.32 per month for 12 months (billed every 12 months)
They support all major credit cards, plus PayPal and even Bitcoin, and there’s also a 30-day money back guarantee should you need it.
Security & Protocols
Express VPN supports 3 main security protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP-IPsec, SSTP, and PPTP protocols. There is some flexibility in which ones you can choose, for example if your ISP blocks them.
The website states that the bandwidth and speed is unlimited. In practice, this is also affected by where you are in the world, but it’s good to know that there are no restrictions artificially imposed.
Servers / Locations
Express VPN has more than 72 locations in 46 countries – more than enough to provide quite a lot of flexibility. You can view their full country list here.
Ease of Use / Installation
Applications are available for the most common platforms, which means that you wont have any trouble setting everything up. We reviewed ExpressVPN recently and also tested the manual configuration – which on the Mac takes a couple of minutes at most. So in this case, we can definitely recommend ExpressVPN as being easy to setup and use.