Vpnify.me: VPN server speed ratings

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 1, 2016

Vpnify.me is a free speed testing service for VPN services and servers that runs upload and download bandwidth speed tests regularly to show to users of the service how servers of specific providers do speed-wise.

When it comes to the selection of a VPN Provider, speed, next to privacy, security and availability, is one of the main factors that many users are interested in.

Ideally, you would not notice a difference between the actual speed of an Internet connection and the throughput of the VPN server, but that is often not the case.


Vpnify.me is a free service, sponsored by Private Internet Access, that provides you with hourly-updated bandwidth information for select providers.

The service is easy to use for end users. It displays a list of VPN providers that you can select one from, and a list of test locations in the world.

As far as VPN providers are concerned, it supports several of them including Private Internet Access, Hide My Ass, ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, TorGuard or Invisible Browsing VPN.

Location-wise, it supports locations in the US, Europe, Asia, Brazil and even Australia.

You pick the VPN provider that you want to check out first, and then the location in the world that is closest to you. Alternatively, you may also pick a location you will be at in the future to find out if the provider delivers suitable bandwidth there as well.

You will notice that different servers offered by the provider are highlighted on the map afterwards.

A click on any of those locations displays the most recent upload and download bandwidth that the Vpnify server got when the connection test was run the last time.

Surprisingly enough, these speeds differ significantly. For instance, the Dutch Private Internet Access server provided a throughput of 33.4 MB/sec and 62.6 MB/sec from the New York test location while the Floria Private Internet Access server speeds of only 8 MB/sec and 4.9 MB/sec respectively.

What you can do with the data

The data is highly useful, even though the bandwidth that you are getting from select servers may differ.

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First, it can be useful when it comes to selecting a VPN provider. Depending on what you want to use the provider for, large data transfers, media streaming, improved security, you may want to pick one that delivers sufficient bandwidth for these tasks so that you don't get slow-as-a-snail downloads or buffering issues while streaming video or other contents.

Second, you can use it to select appropriate servers if you are already a customer of one of the supported providers.

You may resolve speed issues if you switch to a server that showed faster upload and/or download speeds during tests.


Vpnify is sponsored by Private Internet Access, a fact that is displayed prominently on the project's website.

It is no surprise that Private Internet Access is the default VPN selected when you open the Vpnify website, but apart from that, the sponsorship does not have any impact on the tests conducted or the website itself.

Closing Words

Vpnify is a useful web service for users who want to know if one of the supported VPN providers and the servers this provider offers, deliver sufficient bandwidth. It is also useful for users of supported providers who want to pick a fast server best suited to their needs.

Now You: How fast is your VPN provider?

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between name.com domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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