VyprVPN and CyberGhost are two of the premium VPN tools in 2021. From protocols to encryption, you find those two taking a good amount of space in the VPN world. How do both stand this year? The article does 6 tests to find the best app in VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost.
Short on time? The table below compares the most essential tools of both, including the results of the tests.
|Streaming unblock||✔ (over 40)||✔ (over 30)|
|Wifi speed test||D: 48.7 Mbps|
U: 9.27 Mbps
|D: 52.2 Mbps|
U: 17.2 Mbps
|Mobile data speed test||D: 31.6 Mbps|
U: 28.6 Mbps
|D: 66.9 Mbps|
U: 30.6 Mbps
|Wifi torrent test (recorded)||1.2 Mbps||1.2 Mbps|
|Mobile data torrent test (recorded)||30 Kbps||445 Kbps|
|DNS leak test||❌||✔|
|Dedicated IP||❌||✔ (add-on)|
|Encryption level||AES 256-bit||AES 256-bit|
Xbox 360/Xbox One
Winner: CyberGhost | Score: VyprVPN: 0 | CyberGhost: 1
If one server is busy, you get the option to connect to another one. But, this technique ends when all the servers are busy. In that case, we think of having more servers. CyberGhost comes with over 6800 servers to make sure that you don’t get into that situation.
VyprVPN’s website mentions that the tool comes with 700 servers in 64 countries. The location support is good, but it would have been nice to see some more server count.
Winner: CyberGhost | Score: VyprVPN: 0 | CyberGhost: 2
What protocols both support? VyprVPN on Windows comes with WireGuard, IKEv2, Chameleon, and OpenVPN protocols. WireGuard protocol is the default. The Android app comes with all except IKEv2. IKEv2 is the second most popular, but still, we have OpenVPN (the most popular protocol) to enjoy.
Like VyprVPN, CyberGhost also offers different protocols on different platforms. It supports IKEv2, OpenVPN, and WireGuard on Windows, but you only find OpenVPN and WireGuard on the Android app.
Winner: VyprVPN | Score: VyprVPN: 1 | CyberGhost: 2
VyprVPN offers to connect to over 40 streaming services. I have tested the tool on Netflix and Hotstar, but they have published tutorials for many streaming services. CyberGhost is also popular, and it offers support for over 30 geo-restricted services, but the number is a bit lower than VyprVPN.
This round will be considered a tie because, we are not sure about the total number of services both support.
Winner: Tie | Score: VyprVPN: 2 | CyberGhost: 3
Even though CyberGhost offers more servers and devices, the article’s tests from here may change many things.
The first test in VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost is the location test. In this test, I connected both services to four different cities and checked my IP Address. If a VPN successfully changes my location, it is considered to be the winner—the video shows one of the cities.
Both did a good job by changing the location to the server’s location.
Winner: Tie | Score: VyprVPN: 3 | CyberGhost: 4
In this test, we connect VyprVPN and CyberGhost to a server in the same city and do a speed test. The test splits into the wifi and mobile data (4G) taken in Adelaide, Australia.
Speed test on wifi
After connecting to the fastest server, in the download as well as upload test, CyberGhost was faster than VyprVPN. Take a look at the results table.
|VyprVPN||Download: 48.7 Mbps|
Upload: 9.27 Mbps
|CyberGhost||Download: 52.2 Mbps|
Upload: 17.2 Mbps
Winner: CyberGhost | Score: VyprVPN: 3 | CyberGhost: 5
Speed test on mobile data
What’s the speed of both on mobile data? We also connect both to the fastest server, but this time, we also check the speed without the VPN and compare.
|No VPN||Download: 110 Mpbs|
Upload: 46.8 Mbps
|VyprVPN||Download: 31.6 Mbps|
Upload: 28.6 Mbps
|CyberGhost||Download: 66.9 Mbps|
Upload: 30.6 Mbps
CyberGhost gets this round. The download spped was twice as fast while, it also performed better in the upload test.
Winner: CyberGhost | Score: VyprVPN: 3 | CyberGhost: 6
DNS leak test
Domain Name System (DNS) leak happens if the connection leaks. In other terms, if anyone can enter to see our connection, there is a DNS leak. The is checked by using a tool such as DNSLeakTest.
VyprVPN did not perform as expected. In the results, we see three IPs from three hosts in three different cities, and the surprising thing is that not one city is the server’s location. Let’s assume that all IP’s are from VyprVPN; still, the data transfer will compromise the internet speed.
CyberGhost, on the other hand, passed the test by displaying the same IP in the browser and the app.
Winner: CyberGhost | Score: VyprVPN: 3 | CyberGhost: 7
Both support torrenting, but a Reddit user shared his experience with VyprVPN, where his account was terminated for torrenting. So, if you want a VPN only for torrenting, then VyprVPN might not be good a choice.
Disclaimer: The files were downloaded for the sole purpose of this test. Torrenting is illegal in many countries.
Torrent test on wifi
Downloading over wifi does not take that much effort, and any server should be able to handle that. In this test, we connected both to the fastest server, and both performed equally good.
|Max speed: 1.2 Mbps|
Average speed: 950 Kbps
|Max speed: 1.2 Mbps|
Average speed: 950 Kbps
Winner: Tie | Score: VyprVPN: 4 | CyberGhost: 7
Torrent test of mobile data
In the last test, CyberGhost performed better. Interestingly, many VPNs don’t handle torrent downloading very well when it comes to mobile data.
I downloaded a video file for 96 seconds and checked the maximum download speed of both. Although I expect more, if you compare those two, CyberGhost is the winner. Here are the results.
|Max speed: 97 Kbps|
Average speed: Less than 50 Kbps
|Max speed: 445 Kbps|
Average speed: 300 Kbps
Winner: CyberGhost | Score: VyprVPN: 4 | CyberGhost: 8
This round of VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost covers the pros and cons of some minor features.
- No Public IP: VyprVPN does not show the public IP of the connected server.
- Guarantee: 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Guarantee: 45-day money-back guarantee.
- Public Wifi Protection: Both offer public wifi protection when you are connected to public wifi.
- Kill switch : Both disconnect internet when your connection drops.
- No logs: The services don’t save your logs.
CyberGhost only comes in monthly and yearly plans, while VyprVPN comes in monthly, yearly, and two-year plan. The two-year plan mostly gives 12 months extra. VyprVPN is cost-effective if you go for the 36-month plan. The prices are as of 28th of March 2021.
Which one is the winner?
From servers to tests, CyberGhost has proved to be better. Unless you need a VPN for streaming, I suggest going with CyberGhost. The tool won in 8 rounds, whereas VyprVPN won in 4.
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VPN is not just for changing location; it is a part of our daily life. I hope the article VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost and the conducted tests were helpful. I always look for improvements, so if you have any suggestions about both, please type in the comments below. I read every comment.