VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost (2021) | A Battle of 6 Tests

VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost
VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost

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.

Quick comparison

Short on time? The table below compares the most essential tools of both, including the results of the tests.

FeatureVyprVPNCyberGhost
Servers700+6813
Countries6490
Streaming unblock✔ (over 40) ✔ (over 30)
Location test
Wifi speed testD: 48.7 Mbps
U: 9.27 Mbps
D: 52.2 Mbps
U: 17.2 Mbps
Mobile data speed testD: 31.6 Mbps
U: 28.6 Mbps
D: 66.9 Mbps
U: 30.6 Mbps
Wifi torrent test (recorded)1.2 Mbps1.2 Mbps
Mobile data torrent test (recorded)30 Kbps445 Kbps
DNS leak test
Dedicated IP✔ (add-on)
Encryption levelAES 256-bitAES 256-bit
Simultaneous devices57
WebsiteVyprVPNCyberGhost
VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost quick comparison

Platforms

VyprVPNCyberGhost
Windows
macOS
Android
iOS
Smart TV
Router setup
Windows
macOS
Linux
Android
iOS
Chrome
Firefox
Android TV
Apple TV
Samsung TV
fireTV
Smart TV
PS3/PS4
Xbox 360/Xbox One
Roku
Wii U
Router setup
Mobile data speed test results

VyprVPN is available for the major platforms, but CyberGhost comes with support for extended platforms. You can connect your TV, consoles, and even browsers to the VPN.

Winner: CyberGhost | Score: VyprVPN: 0 | CyberGhost: 1

Servers

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

Server protocols

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

Related: VyprVPN vs. ProtonVPN | Taking 6 Tests

Streaming services

VyprVPN and CyberGhost Streaming Services
VyprVPN and CyberGhost Streaming Services

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

Tests

Even though CyberGhost offers more servers and devices, the article’s tests from here may change many things.

Location test

Location test

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

Related: CyberGhost vs ProtonVPN | A Battle of 10 Important Features

Speed tests

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

Wifi speed test

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.

ModeSpeed
VyprVPNDownload: 48.7 Mbps
Upload:
9.27 Mbps
CyberGhostDownload: 52.2 Mbps
Upload:
17.2 Mbps
Mobile data speed test results

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.

ModeSpeed
No VPNDownload: 110 Mpbs
Upload:
46.8 Mbps
VyprVPNDownload: 31.6 Mbps
Upload:
28.6 Mbps
CyberGhostDownload: 66.9 Mbps
Upload:
30.6 Mbps
Mobile data speed test results

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

Related: Windscribe vs. Surfshark | The Final VPN Showdown

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.

DNS leak test

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

Torrent tests

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.

VyprVPNCyberGhost
Max speed: 1.2 Mbps
Average speed: 950 Kbps
Max speed: 1.2 Mbps
Average speed: 950 Kbps
VyprVPN and CyberGhost P2P test over mobile data

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.

Related: VyprVPN vs. Private Internet Access | A Battle of 6 Tests

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.

VyprVPNCyberGhost
Max speed: 97 Kbps
Average speed: Less than 50 Kbps
Max speed: 445 Kbps
Average speed: 300 Kbps
VyprVPN and CyberGhost P2P test over mobile data

Winner: CyberGhost | Score: VyprVPN: 4 | CyberGhost: 8

Additional functionalities

This round of VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost covers the pros and cons of some minor features.

VyprVPN

  • No Public IP: VyprVPN does not show the public IP of the connected server.
  • Guarantee: 30-day money-back guarantee.

CyberGhost

  • Guarantee: 45-day money-back guarantee.

Common

  • 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.

Pricing

Pricing of VyprVPN and CyberGhost
VyprVPN vs. CyberGhost | Pricing

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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Summary

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.

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VPN protocols are the way the VPN tool (your device) is connected to the VPN server. Some protocols offer fast speed, but they don't focus on security. Some offer slow internet speed, but they focus on security. OpenVPN is the most popular because it offers a balanced combination. IKEv2 is also popular because of its features. Watch this quick video to learn more about Protocols.

Kill switch is a feature that disconnects the internet if, for any reason, the VPN connection drops.