Private Internet Access was presented to the public on 10 August 2010 and comes from the same developer blacksmiths who have already decided to use the Mt Gox Live and Mt Gox Mobile. The drive for the development of private Internet access was the sincere desire for privacy and anonymity and the desire to bring forth a truly anonymous VPN service, it had not even exist at that time to the end of a private Internet access.

The company has its headquarters in the United States because the United States has no legal obligation on data retention, which means that the United States one of the few countries where VPN services do not need to data records outside the territory of the United States. The extent to which private Internet Access contrives to protect the privacy of its customers is definitely impressive and differs Private Internet Access VPN clearly from its competitors.

With this VPN service, it is easy to get around geographic restrictions on admission of websites, safe surfing on public Wi-Fi connections and to conceal its current location and the IP address. The stated goal of the company is to „maintain the highest possible standards of privacy and at the same entertain the conceivable reliable and fastest VPN network“.


Private Internet Access offers a paid VPN service with servers with 13 locations in six different countries. The company has an impressive number of servers in the United States. The software is easy to install, for example, using OpenVPN GUI. The establishment of PPTP via a control panel. The service runs on most major operating systems such as Mac and Windows. Although the British London Media Trust, Inc. owns and operates, the key decisions in Private Internet Access be taken but across the pond in the USA.

The service makes use of so-called shared IP addresses and not dynamic or static IPs. This makes it difficult for any outsider to assign a user of any kind of external IP. When using the service you can simultaneously build two compounds. If you are using Open VPN, you can operate multiple hopping for maximum anonymity.

The company respects the privacy of its customers, which expresses the fact that it mitloggt no traffic or server requests. Since the company is led by the USA, it is subject to American laws. The service is affordable and has no download or speed limits. P2P and torrent downloads are also allowed if you use private Internet access.

available protocols

Private Internet Access offers access via PPTP, L2TP / IPSec and OpenVPN. It is highly recommended to use the OpenVPN protocol, which provides the most optimal connection and can handle of course best IP blocks, because it provides access via alternate connection methods in addition to the existing methods. PPTP and L2TP / IPSec are available to ensure maximum compatibility with devices from the iOS, Android and Boxeewelt.


The service is compatible with most popular operating systems such as Windows 7, Vista, XP, NT / 2k, Mac and Linux. The establishment of service under these operating systems is relatively simple. On the company website you will find the user step by step to explain the establishment, should occur in the event that any problems also many helpful instructions. The service supported browser, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Opera. The service can also be used easily with mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, iTouch or Android device.

Description of the network

The ultra-modern network of Private Internet Access has more than 24000 mbps of available bandwidth and the possibility of almost limitless increase (about 100 000 Gbps). Private Internet Access uses shared IPs for maximum anonymity and optimum privacy of its users, as dynamic / static IPs can be used to identify users. Shared IPs, however, can not be used to identify users.

Private Internet Access Server Locations

The server of private Internet Acess available in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Romania. The gateways are at key locations around the waiting time for the user to keep as short as possible. Within the United States Private Internet Access Gateway has six dial-up points. These are located in New York City, Arizona, Ohio and Texas. There are also two servers in Canada, two in Britain and one each in Switzerland, the Netherlands and China. A point that we really liked in this service, was the number of servers located in the United States. This means namely that in principle it is always possible to connect to a U.S. network and get assigned to a U.S. IP address.

On the other hand, and now we are at a minus point, we were a little disappointed by the fact that the company currently only server in half a dozen countries, maintains, while server networks of many other VPN providers on several dozen countries across the entire globe are distributed.

But it does make sense that the service as a US-based company has focused its server network in the United States. This will at least cause that Private Internet Access trustworthy than company based in the United States comes as some of the nebulöseren VPN services with headquarters in any off-shore locations at the other end of the world.