There is no putting stop to torrents from being downloaded. No matter how many times crackdowns takes place or how many torrent websites they shut down. Fact of the matter is, torrenting is very much alive and kicking ass. For all we know, is here to stay.
Having said that, torrenting by law is illegal and thus, care should be exercised. Care can be exercised via the help of a decent VPN service. There are a number of VPNs out there which are available to help you with your torrenting experience.
We will now see each in turn.
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1. Private Internet Access
PIA is a top pick when it comes to torrenting (for a number of reasons). For starters, it has a wide array of servers and has powerful support for P2P file sharing. Moreover, you can expect support for port forwarding with the help of Private Internet Access.
Port forwarding is a means whereby your entire torrenting experience is improved. Its interface is slick and easy to navigate. Although, the mobile version may prove to be a bit rigid in terms of navigation and user experience, but you can ignore it if you want and don’t let it bother you much.
PIA is known for its P2P support but you will find no explicit mention of it on their website or anywhere else. Beats us, as to why. PIA promises no logs policy and stands firmly by it. Additionally, Bitcoin is accepted as a payment method to ensure even further anonymity.
There are three pricing plans which are available; monthly, annually (where you get an additional month free) and a two-year plan (with three months, free of cost).
Next we have Windscribe. The subscription covers an unlimited set of devices. So if you wish to practice your torrenting on your PC, laptop, tablet and/ or mobile Windscribe should be your pick. Most Windscribe servers pack support for P2P, not all.
Another of its standout features is its no browsing logs policy. So not a soul will know if you practiced torrenting or have downloaded one from a website. You get to download in complete anonymity and for additional security you can purchase Windscribe subscription by paying in Bitcoin.
It has a free 2GB limit per month. Therefore, even if you haven’t paid you can still bask in its glory in full!
There is a monthly and a yearly plan, in addition to “Build a plan” that allows you to customize your package as per your budget and needs.
Yet another kick ass VPN goes by the name of CyberGhost. It has stellar support for P2P and is built for torrenting and other activities. It works by connecting to the most optimal server and makes the download/ upload experience a seamless one. You won’t feel any lags or slow speeds.
Simply hit the button “Torrent Anonymously” and you are good to go! Here too, cryptocurrency is accepted as a form of payment method. Best part, CyberGhost refrains from HTTPS requests. This makes it compatible with any download manager which does not have HTTPS protocol support. Others VPNs would, in this case, interfere but not CyberGhost.
If we talk about top of the mind brands, NordVPN easily comes to your mind. With NordVPN you get ton of protocols that provide high end encryption such as IKEV2/IPsec, PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN. It has “Double VPN” servers that makes your traffic or data go through a couple of VPN servers, in turn, further strengthening your online security.
You heard of Tor? Yes, Tor – a browser meant for complete anonymity. Well, guess what? NordVPN sports ‘Onion over VPN’. One can only imagine the level of encryption.
Not all servers pack support for P2P but that is not to say that here servers are in any short supply. No sir! Furthermore, NordVPN provides its users with a kill switch feature, incredible download speeds, and a no logs policy.
Payment is not merely restricted to Bitcoin but is also in Ethereum and Ripple. There are four plans; a monthly plan which is expensive but on the plus side, provides you with a free three-day trial. The other three provide 30 days money back guarantee comprised of a yearly, three year and bi-annual packages.
An impressive VPN on all fronts. The speeds are top-notch and you get a lot of server choices to connect from. For anyone seeking to download huge files via torrent websites, ExpressVPN is an ideal choice.
ExpressVPN offers a much needed split tunneling feature which bifurcates the traffic into two. You can allow certain apps to pass through a VPN tunnel while others will continue to run over your local LAN. The feature is available on both Windows and Mac so what better way to torrent, right?
The customer support is available round the clock and is at your disposal. You can reach out to them on live chat, email or can create ticket from your user dashboard. In the pricing department, ExpressVPN is slightly higher. But what did you expect. After all it’s the best so a little premium is justified.
Bitcoin is accepted as payment method and there is a 30 days money back guarantee on each of ExpressVPN’s plans.
So the above wraps our list for best VPNs for torrenting. Let us know in the comments section if we have missed out on any that deserves a mention.