VPN Service Comparison | IPVanish and VPNexpress server locations

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VPN Service Comparison | IPVanish and VPNexpress server locations

By encrypting online communications, a VPN service can be used to provide security and protect the privacy of a user. In addition, by assigning an IP address from a different location, such as a country thousands of miles away, a VPN service makes you appear like you are using the Internet from that location. This functionality is important for users interested in getting around censorship, bypassing geographic restrictions or enabling an additional level of protection using torenting or hoping through multiple servers before accessing a site.

When deciding on a VPN service, it is important to ensure that the service has multiple servers in different countries, especially those that are of interest. As case studies, we present two examples of VPN services with expansive network of servers around the world. We use ExpressVPN and IPVanish, two of the most popular VPN services with large numbers of location

Detailed description of the technical aspects of VPNs are beyond the scope of this article and will be discussed in a separate article. However, a summary of some of the key features of VPNExpress and IPVanish are presented in the table below. Other features, such as speed and latency will be addressed in a separate article. The comparison table is not intended to rank the VPN services but to help you decide which of the services will be most suitable for your particular application.

Complete tables of server locations for the two services are provided below. Conspicuous by its absence from both VPN lists is mainland China. This is because of the heavy censorship regulations and the banning of VPN services in that country. If you are planning to travel to China for an extended period, ensure that you have a VPN already installed on your device. There are VPN servers for both VPNExpress, IPVanish and other providers that you will most likely access for faster communications – the further the VPN server, the slower will be your Internet connection.

VPNExpress and IPVanish comparison of key VPN service features

 IPVanishVPNExpress
Based inUSABritish Virgin Islands
# of servers1,000+2,000+
Countries60+94
# of IPs40,000+Not available
Encryption256-bit AES256-bit AES
Number simultaneous connections103
VPN protocolsIKEv2, OpenVPN, and L2TP/IpsecPPTP, OpenVPN, and L2TP/Ipsec
Multi-HopYesNo

VPNExpress and IPVanish server locations in USA and Canada

CountryCityVPNExpressIPVanish
CanadaMontreal13
CanadaToronto320
CanadaVancouver115
USAAshburn, VA168
USAAtlanta, GA-50
USABoston, MA-5
USAChicago, IL-68
USACleveland, OH-3
USADallas, TX-36
USADenver, CO-5
USAKansas City1-
USALas Vegas, NV10
USALos Angeles, CA657
USAMiami, FL318
USAMilwaukee, WI-3
USAMinneapolis1-
USANashville, TN-3
USANew York, NY357
USANewark, NJ6-
USAPhoenix, AZ122
USASalt Lake City, UT111
USASan Francisco3-
USASan Jose, CA120
USASanta Monica1-
USASeattle, WA141
USASt. Louis, MO-2
USATampa, FL1-
USAWashington DC3-

VPNExpress and IPVanish server locations in Europe

CountryCityVPNExpressIPVanish
AlbaniaTirana14
AndorraAndorra la Vella1-
ArmeniaYerevan1-
AustriaVienna16
AzerbaijanBaku1-
BelarusMinsk1-
BelgiumBrussels13
Bosnia & HerzegovinaSarajevo1-
BulgariaSofia14
CroatiaZagreb14
CyprusLarnarca12
Czech RepublicPrague115
DenmarkCopenhagen119
EstoniaNarva12
EstoniaTallinn-1
FinlandHelsinki17
FranceParis326
FranceStrasbourg1-
GeorgiaTbilisi1-
GermanyDarmstadt1-
GermanyFrankfurt357
GermanyNuremberg1-
GreeceAthens12
HungaryBudapest13
IcelandReykjavik1-
IrelandDublin12
Isle of ManDouglas1-
ItalyCosenza1-
ItalyMilan116
JerseySaint Helier1-
LatviaRiga12
LiechtensteinVaduz1-
LithuaniaVilnius1-
LuxembourgLuxembourg13
MacedoniaSkopje1-
MaltaValletta1-
MoldovaChisinau12
MonacoMonaco1-
MontenegroPodgorica1-
NetherlandsAmsterdam198
NetherlandsRotterdam1-
NetherlandsThe Hague1-
NorwayKjevik-8
NorwayOslo12
PolandWarsaw16
PortugalLisbon13
RomaniaBucharest12
RussiaMoscow1-
SerbiaBelgrade15
SlovakiaBratislava13
SloveniaLjubljana12
SpainBarcelona1-
SpainMadrid14
SpainValencia4
SwedenStockholm314
SwitzerlandZurich36
TurkeyAnkara1-
UkraineKiev14
United KingdomBerkshire3-
United KingdomDocklands1-
United KingdomGlasgow-1
United KingdomKent1-
United KingdomLiverpool2
United KingdomLondon273
United KingdomManchester-7
United KingdomNottingham-1

VPNExpress and IPVanish server locations in Asia Pacific

CountryCityVPNExpressIPVanish
Hong KongVictoria1513
IndiaChennai1-
IndiaMumbai12
IndiaNew Delhi-2
JapanTokyo36
KazakhstanAstana1-
KyrgyzstanBishkek1-
LaosVientiane1-
MacauMacau1-
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur12
MongoliaUlaanbaatar1-
MyanmarNaypyidaw1-
NepalKathmandu1-
New ZealandWellington1-
PakistanIslamabad1-
PhilippinesManila12
SingaporeSingapore218
South KoreaSeol34
Sri LankaColombo1-
TaiwanTaiwan1-
ThailandBangkok1-
UzbekistanTashkent1-
VietnamHanoi1-

VPNExpress and IPVanish server locations in Latin America and The Caribbean

CountryCityVPNExpressIPVanish
AgentinaBuenos Aires1-
BahamasNassau1-
BrazilRio De Janeiro38
BrazilSao Paulo-12
ChileSantiago1-
ColombiaBogotá1-
Costa RicaSan Jose11
EcuadorQuito1-
GuatemalaGuatemala City1-
MexicoMexico City1-
MexicoGuadalajara-5
PanamaPanama City1-
PeruLima1-
UruguayMontevideo1-
VenezuelaCaracas1-

VPNExpress and IPVanish server locations in Africa and Middle East

CountryCityVPNExpressIPVanish
AlgeriaAlgiers1-
EgyptCairo1-
IsraelTel Aviv12
KenyaNairobi1-
South AfricaJohannesburg111
United Arab EmiratesDubai11