VPN AC Review

From $ 6.67 a month

Speed - 6/10
Usability - 6/10
Price - 7/10
Reliability - 8/10

6.8/10

Properties

  • Software for: Windows, macOS
  • Protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP / IPSec, PPTP
  • Pay with: Credit card, Paypal, Bitcoin
  • Max simultaneous connections: 6
  • Country of residence: Romania
  • Log policy: no logs

VPN AC features

VPN AC is a relatively small VPN provider that focuses on the privacy and security of its users. The service headquarters are in Romania and this means that they have no obligation to keep logs. And they don’t have to justify themselves when the authorities of Europe or the United States turn to when they ask for information from customers.

In the review we test VPN AC and share our experiences with this service.

Servers

What is striking for this relatively small provider is that they still have a server in many countries, but they have servers in 12 countries. These are the most common countries that you will want to use. In total there are 60 servers, so in most countries they have multiple servers, so there is always a working server in every country. We tested most servers for this review.

Special Torrent servers

VPN has AC servers in Romania and the UK for downloading torrents. They did this because these governments are not currently taking any action against people who use torrent to download.

Software from VPN AC

VPN AC uses the OpenVPN software, which is easy to use. If you want to use the vpn serviceon a different operating system you will have to use a third party software. Fortunately, they have extensive tutorials if, for example, you want to use OpenVPN’s open source software.

For completeness you will find below a number of screenshots of the Windows software from VPN AC, which we used for this review.

Software for Windows and Mac

The software for windows and the Mac (OS X) is easy to use and actually has all the options that you can expect from a VPN client.

Windows client

On Mac computers

No automatic connection

The service itself claims that they find safety and privacy very important and that customer data is safe with this company. The facts that indicate this are clear. For example, the head office is in Romania, this means that they have no data log obligation. They also indicate that they do not keep a single log, only 1 day logs to improve the service and to see what may have gone wrong.

The security is also technically correct, as you would expect from a VPN service. They offer the OpenVPN protocol with 256-bit encryption as standard. This is a very strong encryption that is known to be very secure. As a user you also have the choice to use an L2TP / IPSec vpn connection, especially for Mac users this can be interesting because Apple supports this as standard in its operating systems.

Speed

The speed of the VPN AC servers leaves something to be desired. Some servers are reasonably fast while others are much slower. If you use VPN AC and experience slow internet, it may be worthwhile to choose a different server.

The special torrent servers still seem to be the slowest at the moment. This is probably due to the fact that many people use these servers to download and upload a lot of data.

Torrent with VPN AC

VPN AC explicitly allows users of bittorrent and other P2P protocols. There are even user manuals available on the website that teach you how to ensure that your bittorrent client will automatically stop if the VPN connection is lost. This is a handy option on the website, but there are also providers that build this option into their VPN software.

Downloading via Bitorrent is permitted on the servers in the UK and Romania. This is all clearly indicated in the service software.

Conclusion VPN AC

VPN AC seems to us to be a very reliable VPN provider with a good privacy policy and all the standard requirements that you can have for a VPN service. The software leaves something to be desired for some people, but if you are somewhat handy you can set everything you want to set with regard to a VPN connection.

The speed seems to differ per user but we did not get the maximum speed from our connection during our review, the speed was more than enough to enjoy surfing and watching online videos. This may not be sufficient for the real power user.