Which protocol to choose?

Your protocol choices will largely depend on your VPN needs. You can check out the respective pros and cons below:
 

TCP

  • Better Reliability – TCP VPN service offers more stable connections as the protocol guarantees delivery of packets
  • Slower Speed – TCP features higher encryption methods that tend to slow down transfer rates
  • Best for file transfers, emails, and web browsing.


UDP

  • Faster Speed – suitable for UDP VPN service offers significantly higher speeds than TCP
  • Less Reliable – UDP includes error checking (but with no recovery), where delivery of packets are not guaranteed
  • Best for video conferencing, gaming, broadcasts, and downloading torrents/p2p.

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