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Introducing Namecheap VPN

As Namecheap continues in our quest to bring you all the Internet services you need, at the prices and with the levels of service we’re renowned for, we are proud to unveil our brand new VPN service.

What’s a VPN?

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, allows you to connect to the Internet via another network. This is commonly used so employees can access internal work files from remote locations. VPNs have myriad other uses, including being used to improve connection security, to spoof locations, and bypass regional restrictions.

Our VPN Service in a Nutshell

We created a VPN service that incorporates our values of security and protection online, as well as speed.

  • Ensures protection. Military grade encryption means no third parties can access your data. Your connection will be secure, even on vulnerable public Wi-Fi Hotspots.
  • Gives you Internet anonymity.: You can avoid many regional restrictions, online censorship, and confound tracking with the IP address change that occurs when you use a VPN.
  • Utilizes Our Powerful Network. Our powerful, high-speed network means you don’t have to sacrifice security for speed.
  • Provides you with unlimited bandwidth to share content. Fill your world with content on us with unlimited bandwidth included as standard!

The Specifics

Here are the details on what our new VPN offers you.

Data encryption

We care about your privacy and security. That’s why we provide best-in-class military-grade encryption on your VPN connection. Your own ISP could be monitoring your data, and slowing it down. Our VPN adds protection from targeted and indiscriminate attacks intended to capture sensitive data.

Safe Wi-Fi

Especially on public shared wifi, there are easy tools that let others scrape an unsecured connection and obtain sensitive information, like passwords, email addresses, and learn about searches and more. A VPN tunnel (that is created by using a VPN) lets you move undetected even in public.

No logs

Ever. We will never track or store your browsing history, or reveal what data you’re sending – we can’t reveal what we don’t store! However, to help us ensure the network is fast, we do keep track of the quantity of data used and the number of times you connect, but never specifics of your activity.

DNS leak protection

When you connect to a website, the first query goes to a DNS. If your VPN does not support DNS Leak Protection, the query will go over an unsecured channel, ‘leaking’ information about your activity. Our integrated and secure DNS protects you from leaks.

Keep your True IP Hidden

An IP Address, like any address, is a powerful thing when known. It can be used to identify where you are in the world, restrict content, or track you online. When you connect with our VPN, you’re assigned a new IP address at random, every time, and you can appear as if you are coming from anywhere in the world where we have servers (over 40 countries).

High-speed network

Because we own our servers and network, we can easily invest in high speed, powerful servers. This makes our service ideal for streaming, transferring data and online gaming.

40+ Locations and 1000+ Servers

We have servers in over 40+ locations, so you can choose where you want your connection to be.

Unlimited Bandwidth

Exactly what it says on the box. Perfect for sharing large files or streaming your favorite content; we won’t restrict you.

Use on up to 5 Devices at Once

Download our app to an unlimited amount of devices, and use on up to five at once! Available on Android, Apple (iOS and Mac), and Windows devices.

More on VPNs

We think our VPN is the complete offering, and you can get started browsing safer and faster browsing right now with plans starting from $2.88/month. 

9 thoughts on “Introducing Namecheap VPN”

  1. Speed isn’t that great. I’m using a Starbucks public wifi and without VPN, its download speed was 22mbps but came down to 4mbps after turning it on. Tried different locations but resulted the same. Any suggestion?

    1. Thanks for your question. I reached out to the VPN team. This is what they told me.

      Our networks are 10 Gigabit and the servers are always selected on a connection. This way we ensure that the most performant server in a given location is chosen.

      When you use speed tests, keep in mind that the result will greatly depend on the specific routing from our servers to the speed testing server and it is likely to vary from actual daily experience. Your normal route to the speed test server might be very good, and the VPN secured one may be different due to hops creating a slower connection. Besides, the result shown by a speed test might be influenced by the changed location (VPN feature).

      Moreover, fiber-optic networks usage for ultra high speed causes higher relative slowdowns compared to lower speed as the encryption occurs on a device – the higher the bandwidth, the greater device load would be required. However, this should not significantly impact the majority of cases including video streaming and torrenting.

      This being said, please check our VPN in use to see its actual performance.

      If you still have questions or concerns, I’d encourage you to reach out to our customer support team for more assistance.

  2. i’m interested in the VPN service you provide but I haven’t been able to find any video’s on Youtube or any articles that explain how to set it up. I am not familiar with VPN but I have heard that a VPN app is the best way to go.

    Where can I find the information on how to install the VPN service on my devices….home router, computer and two cell phones?

    James Brown

  3. I’m a namecheap VPN subscriber and currently only use the app on my Android phone because there is not support for Linux…. Yet. I have not noticed any marked speed difference or had any problems, so yay for that. However, I do find myself often wondering why the VPN service and my WiFi hotspot cannot be made to work together. I very often use my laptop or tablet on my hotspot yet I cannot connect to the VPN, then turn on my hotspot and expect internet access. Am I missing something?

  4. Do you guys support openssl vpn, or is it restricted to your client? I use an portable openwrt router while in public and at client sites. Currently using another company for private internet access, but open to switching since I have so many domains with you.

    1. Right now we support OpenVPN on Android, but this is not yet available in other apps. The developers tell me that it is on their roadmap so wider availability is coming.

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