In a Nutshell
- Multiple clients
- Can be installed on compatible routers
- No logs provider
- Small pool of connection servers
- No GUI for Linux
FastestVPN at a Glance
Best for: Users that want a VPN with diverse installation options
Price (or price range): Just $1.11 per month (on 3 year plan)
Location: 46 server locations
Netflix: Unblocks Netflix US
Torrenting: FastestVPN supports torrenting
Logging: No logs
Number of Devices: 10 simultaneous connections
Operating Systems: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android Box, Amazon Firestick, Kodi, Roki, PS4, Xbox, Chromecast, SmartTV
Browser Extensions: Chrome and Firefox
FastestVPN contains a very clear and explicit user policy in which it states that it “does not store any logs, period.” Just in case that wasn’t 100% clear it continues, “The websites you visit, the content you download or stream, your traffic destinations, or your DNS queries - stays with you and you alone.” The company says that it is based in the Cayman Islands so it should be a safe choice for those worried about law enforcement and intelligence agencies’ ability to intercept their traffic.
FastestVPN allows users to connect through a variety of connection protocols.
The inclusion of L2TP and PPTP are great for customers running legacy hardware. OpenVPN can also be used for platforms that support it, including VPN-compatible routers and Ubuntu.
Fastest VPN features a kill switch that automatically disconnects the VPN in the case that a connection to a server is lost. The client can also automatically connect after launch
I tested out FastestVPN’s connection speeds from an asymmetrical internet connection with a 90 Mbps downlink. The best speed I achieved was a 40 Mbps downlink through the US Chicago server. In London, my speed was 35 Mbps and it was 21 Mbps in Sydney, Australia.
While these connections were certainly usable, FastestVPN’s marketing claim about being the “world’s best and fastest VPN” was starting to ring a little hollow.
The company doesn’t state how many servers it operates, but I was able to count 46 different connection locations on its server list. This is a relatively small network by comparison to many VPN companies, although all the major connection geographies were present.
Pricing and Deals
FastestVPN is available for $10 a month if you subscribe month to month. But the price plummets to just $1.11 per month when users sign up to the 3 year plan (resulting in a cost saving of $320!). All plans include a 15-day money back guarantee so users are encouraged to try out the service before deciding to commit to the service over the long term.
3 year plan
$1.11 per month
1 year plan
$2.49 per month
FastestVPN advertises its ability to be used in conjunction with torrenting services. As the company’s blog page states, torrenting is usually not illegal per-se—it’s just that peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, and torrent technology, are often used to distribute pirated content. I was able to download a test torrent while connected to one of the company’s VPN servers. And the company has not enforced a torrenting restriction on any particular endpoint in its network.
FastestVPN’s US servers succeed in allowing users to spoof their geolocation for the purpose of watching Netflix’s US content library. Given that I actually achieved my highest connection speed through the US it was easy to stream at HD resolution without any appreciable buffering.
In order to download the right client, users have to sign in to the Fastest VPN website after purchasing a license. Then, it’s simply a case of choosing the right client for the operating system.
In addition to smartphone applications, FastestVPN supports:
Linux (via connection configuration scripts - no GUI)
There are also extensions for Chrome and Firefox and FastestVPN can be installed on any router with firmware that allows it.
For the evaluation process, I used the Windows client. Installing this was as simple as following the usual system prompts.
The Windows client is a little basic. For one, I wasn’t able to resize the window as I wanted to. The list of settings is also relatively sparse and can all be contained on one page. Nevertheless, the client was functional and prominently displayed my public IP so that I could verify that I had successfully connected to the VPN servers.
FastestVPN offers apps for both Android and iOS. The Android app can be downloaded both as an APK through the downloads area or via the Google Play store. The iOS app can also be installed directly through iTunes.
How Does FastestVPN Compare?
$1.11 per month over 3 years
$8.32 per month over 12 months
$3.49 per month on 3 year plan
Number of Devices
Number of Servers
46 server locations
3,000+ servers in 160 server locations
5,106 servers in 59 countries
Those looking for a basic functional tool
Those looking for a huge server network
Those that want specialty servers
P2P or Bittorrent (Yes/No)
FastestVPN offers a full online support center and knowledge base with FAQs, tutorials, and a full server list. The tutorials section includes guides for setup on platforms such as Kodi and routers. Users that require personalized support can contact the team via email and live chat.
Ease of Use
Fastest VPN can be set up by simply downloading the client and selecting a connection server. All menu options, on Windows, were contained in one Window. It’s an easy and beginner-friendly tool
How many servers are there?
Users can connect to 46 server locations at the time of writing?
Can you use this tool on a router?
Yes, you can.
How many devices can be used?
The tool supports up to 10 simultaneous connections per user
FastestVPN is a perfectly adequate VPN for those looking for a basic connection tool without too much in the way of bells and whistles. Its connection speeds were underwhelming although its server network contained all the endpoints that I needed.