Hide My Ass Review

HideMyAss started back in 2005 with the aim of becoming the market leader in secure and anonymous VPN connectivity. And they might just have done it.

VPN virgins will love the simplicity of the platform while seasoned professionals will adore the quality of the programming behind it. HideMyAss VPN is fast, easy to use and magnificently effective with services such as Secure IP Bind and Home Router installation making this the VPN of choice for both commercial and domestic users.

HideMyAss - Home Page

Plans and Pricing

Like everything else about HMA, pricing is simple. There’s one package. You simply choose the payment plan to suit.

The most popular and most economical choice is the Smart-Ass package that offers 34% discount on the standard monthly plan. $78.66 gives you everything you need for a years’ worth of high quality VPN service. Unlimited bandwidth, unlimited access, and all the support you could ask for.

If this one off payment is too high, opt for the Half-Ass at $49.99 for 6 months. Or the Kick-Ass which is a monthly payment of $9.99.

Pay via Paypal, Bitcoin or any major credit card. And the debit is automatic, so no fussing about with annual payments.

HideMyAss - Pricing

Network

115,000 IP addresses spread across 112 different countries on 850 servers provides an extensive network of opportunity for HMA users. Wherever you are in the world, simply connect to the appropriate geographical server and unlock any website you want. But what is staggering is the speed of the connectivity. The quality of the service means upload speeds are some of the best you will find with a high quality VPN service. And even better, the speed guide within the software tells you where the fastest servers are, keeping you running at full steam every second of the day.

Protocols

Thanks to the versatility of the service, you can use almost any type of operating system and any type of device with HideMyAss.

PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP are supported.

Security & Privacy

When security is your priority, HideMyAss has got it nailed. This VPN automatically assigns a new IP address every time you log on. And you can even set protocols to change your IP address at any given time interval you choose. But a word of warning to VPN novices, changing your IP address will cause a short drop in service. So if you want a continuous connection simply deselect this option. Even the event logging only details when you log on and log off, with no data collected on your actual activity.

Support

Unlimited email and live support with HMA are outstanding.

Email replies usually take about an hour. Live support is more like minutes. The support staff are really knowledgeable and friendly, understanding the true value of good customer service.

Software

The entire VPN platform has been designed in house, and provides full coverage on Windows (7, XP and 2000) and Mac OSX that even a first timer can handle.

A Linux version is also available with an Alpha graphical interface on request. Configuration for Android devices is simple with no software download. Frankly, it’s smooth sailing for everyone.

HideMyAss - Windows

Secure IP Bind

One of the biggest selling points for HideMyAss VPN has to be the Secure IP Bind protocol. Any package put within the bind only functions when it is connected through a secure line. If your service drops-out and you try to reconnect without VPN, the program simply won’t work. And if you’ve ever been in a situation where you think you are using a VPN, only to find that it logged out and you’ve been exposed, you’ll understand how valuable this is.

Simple, but unbelievably effective and definitely a reason to consider HideMyAss one of the best VPN services.

HideMyAss - Secure IP Bind

Speed Guide

The Hide My Ass Windows application allows you to easily find the closest servers to you allowing you to choose establish a connection with the least amount of lag possible.

HideMyAss - Speed Guide

From here you can choose the servers that interest you based on physical distance of country preference and then run a series of tests to check the relative performance of each one. The tests range from basic ping times that check the network speed between you and the server to full upload/download tests.

HideMyAss - Server Tests

Update / Change your IP

From the IP settings tab you can manually tell Hide My Ass to update/change your IP address or schedule the system to automatically change your IP every x minutes / seconds.

Note, although this feature works well, unlike Easy-Hide-IP's VPN it disconnects the VPN tunnel for a short period of time.

HideMyAss - Server Tests

Router Installation Option

For parents especially, the HideMyAss router installation alone should make this the VPN to buy. Simply install the software directly onto your home router and every device in the home is protected.

This is the perfect solution for homes using devices where VPN download is not possible such as Apple TV users, Xbox users or WII. Full protection with ease.

Performance

Due to their vast network of over 850 servers worldwide performance is one of the best benifits of HideMyAss. We were easily able to max out our 10mb/s connection while connected via OpenVPN-TCP.

HideMyAss - Secure IP Bind

Conclusion

Outstanding speeds, tight security and complete anonymity mean business users should be chomping at the bit to buy HideMyAss. While great customer service, ease of use, fabulous prices and home router installation mean domestic users shouldn’t wait.

HideMyAss has got your ass covered.


Pros
  • 850 servers / 190 countries
  • 100,000+ IP Addresses
  • 30 day money back
  • Auto-change IP
Cons
  • No Torrents
  • Keep user logs
Overall Score
Servers
  • 850
IP Addresses
  • 120000
Protocols
  • OpenVPN (TCP)
  • OpenVPN (UDP)
  • PPTP
Operating Systems
  • Android
  • Apple Mac
  • Apple iOS
  • Windows
Dedicated Applications
  • Android
  • Apple Mac
  • Apple iOS
  • Windows
Payments Accepted
  • BitCoin
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
Customer Support
  • Chat
  • Email
Devices Connected
  • 2
Registered in
  • United Kingdom
Refund Days
  • 30
VPN Features
  • Auto-Change IP
Server Countries
  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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