CyberGhost VPN is a free and simple to use Internet Security that lets you access all the contents all over the world. Consisted of a great team, they focus on a certain goal – let the users be free online. As of today, they have provided services to 8.2 million users around the globe and still making a difference for today and the future.
CyberGhost provides you the full Internet anonymity by hiding your own IP address and replacing it with theirs. You will be getting the same IP address with a few other customers. This way, no one could ever identify who you are or where you are located.
The data that transfer over the Internet is placed in a virtual tunnel where no one is invited. That data is encrypted to a military level type of encryption which denies everyone from intercepting or reading your conversations, bank accounts, or any online transaction that you may do. No one is allowed – your neighbor, hackers, or even the government.
CyberGhost is made for all users, operating systems, and devices. You can be a Windows, OSX, IOS, Android, or Linux user – it doesn’t matter. Whether you have a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop, or a Mac – they don’t care. If you need protection and privacy online, CyberGhost will provide you an excellent service.
CyberGhost VPN Setup
It is very easy to setup CyberGhost’s VPN client. Just download the software from their site, install it and done. All configuration are done for you automatically. All you need to do is connect to one of its servers and you are good to go.
This is becoming a norm for all VPN clients. They make it simple for the users, so they don’t have to worry about VPN settings every time they connect online.
To download CyberGhost, you can download its free version from their site or choose a paid plan that will work for your budget. The free version is very limited compared to the full version of it. Both are set up the same way and installed similarly.
When you are ready to install the software, it is recommended to close other applications including your antivirus software. You may now start the wizard after closing the programs. Follow the setup instructions. This will take you to the entire installation steps.
Setting it up is as simple as Uninstalling it. Just like any other programs, you simply go to your Programs and Features manager. Select CyberGhost then click uninstall.
Uninstalling the program doesn’t cancel your subscription. To cancel it, you will need to go to https://account.cyberghostvpn.com and click in the area My Account > Subscription on Cancel subscription after logging in. No need to call customer support that can take you minutes before you can get in touch with. No more calls on hold, call transfers, and numbers of verification before you can actually cancel your account. It is made simple, fast, and convenient for all.
Free vs Full CyberGhost Versions
It is great that CyberGhost is offering a free version for us to use. Not a lot of VPN companies do this promotion. You can try it out for free for as long as you want. But of course, there are some limitations.
With the free version of CyberGhost, you will have a limited connection speed that can be 5 times slower to your actual bandwidth. Browsing and downloading may take forever if you have a slow connection before you connect to it.
Before you can connect to a server, you will have to wait for a few minutes before they can let you in. It is like a line up for all users that have the free version. Once you are connected, you can choose from 30 different servers across the globe. This doesn’t guarantee you that there will be a server based on the country that you want to connect into. This will be a problem is the website is restricted and only accessible from a country that is not on the list.
The free version is also doesn’t work great with torrenting. When I tried it myself, my uTorrent would start the download because it couldn’t find any seeders to grab the file from.
Getting the Premium Plan will unlock all the limitations that the free version has. Instead of having to choose from 30 servers, you will be able to choose from over 600. There will be no speed limits, bandwidth cap, or any connection limitations.
Premium plans are billed annually or monthly. You get to save a little bit over a dollar a month if you get the annual plan. This plan is only good for 1 device which kinda sucks for others.
If you need to use it for more than one device, you can choose the Premium Plus plan. This will let you use one account for up to 5 devices. The price will double up though if this plan is chosen. But everything else is the same.
The package that you will get from Premium plans is exactly the same in Premium Plus.
Sign Up Process
For free versions, you can quickly download the executable file from the site. You can go to the pricing page and download it from there.
For Premium or Premium Plus plans, you can also get from the pricing page but you will have to sign up before you can start downloading the software. You will be asked if you are a new or an existing user that wants to upgrade or continue the services.
You may then select your plan after selecting if you are new or not. Choose the plan that fits perfectly for you. You will have to choose whether you want to pay monthly or annually based on your budget.
You will need to provide your personal information such as your name, address, contact information, and of course – your banking information. Once everything is confirmed, you will now be able to download the full package.
On their website, you will be able to get the information on how to troubleshoot your own problems on the top right-hand side. For me, that is very convenient because I don’t like scrolling down to its footer, especially if they have tons of information in the body of their website.
But this page doesn’t include the contact information that you may need. You will have to go down to the site’s footer and click Contacts from there. Compared to another VPN site, the contact page of CyberGhost is very convenient. You will be able to see the contact information right away.
I have checked other’s contact page and they don’t lay the contact information out. You will have to click on links that can take you into a loop – which frustrated me a lot.
If you are looking to get a quick answer, this may frustrate you. They do not have any phone number on their contacts page, so you may have to wait patiently for their email reply.
Here is what I like and what I don’t like about CyberGhost VPN client.
What I Like
- Free version
- The free version has 30 servers to choose from unlike others
- Premium version is one of the cheapest in the market
- Money back guarantee for both monthly and annual plans
- Has enough servers to cover most part of the world
- Very user-friendly and one-click connect feature
- SImple to navigate informative website
What I Don’t Like
- Premium is only for one device
- You have to pay twice as much to use more devices
- Doesn’t have a phone number on their contacts page