The first question you might ask is, “Why did you create your own VPN service“. The answer is pretty simple, I don’t trust any VPN service providers. I’m not alone on my view, this article sums up a lot of my thoughts: https://theconversation.com/is-your-vpn-secure-109130 .
The CryptoLab VPN Service was born out of the need for a secure, no logs, easy to use VPN. I’ve had so many people asking my thoughts on a particular VPN provider. I could never tell anyone I thought one was better then another. I didn’t like any of them. If you think a low priced VPN company isn’t treating you as the product, you might think again.
Taken from a GritDaily.com article
The Risks of Using a VPN
While VPNs might seem like the logical solution, with a paltry cost of a few dollars a month and a promise never to share your activity, the reality is very few of these services actually keep their word. In fact, if you fail to pick the right VPN provider, the privacy cure you’ve been looking for might be worse than your ISP in the first place. With millions of people downloading VPNs to protect themselves, this is something to take seriously.
In the first academic review of the VPN market, researchers around the world examined and tested almost 300 VPN apps. The results were frightening. Almost 50% of VPN apps inserted malvertising and other malware onto the user’s device. And almost 20% failed to encrypt their user’s activity.
To make matters worse, for some users at least, many VPNs can’t reliably unblock Netflix and others will slow down your internet speeds solely to encourage you to buy a faster plan. Perhaps most disturbingly of all, one provider (VPN Hola), even sold its users’ bandwidth for profit. This is a practice they openly admitted on their website.
The core of the CryptoLab VPN Service is the Algo VPN server. If you don’t want to pay for the CryptoLab VPN Service, you can simply install one of your own. You can also read more about why I chose Algo as the foundation for the service.
So what do you get when you sign up for the service? You get 5 concurrent connections to 6 different VPNs located around the globe. Five out of the six connections offer ad blocking.
|Location||Ad Blocking||Encrypted DNS|
|Atlanta||Yes||Yes – Quad9|
|Dallas||No||Yes – Quad9|
|Newark||Yes||Yes – Quad9|
|Silicon Valley (Calfiornia)||Yes||Yes – Quad9|
|London (UK)||Yes||Yes – Quad9|
|Sydney (AU)||Yes||Yes – Quad9|
Above you can see what you get with the service, now let’s talk about what you don’t get.
- No logging, EVER. The Algo servers I install run on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux with all logging at the sever level disabled. All logging at the Algo VPN server level has also been disabled. Some VPN providers say “No Logging”, but which logging are they talking about. There are multiple levels of logging, server level, user level, application level (VPN software), etc.
- No congested VPN connections. There is a limit to the number that will be allowed to purchase the service. You will only be sharing this VPN service with 45 other paying customers. This doesn’t mean there will be 45 on a VPN that you are connected to, it means that there could be just a few others using the same VPN. Not everyone will be logged on at the same time and certainly not using the same VPN location.
- No proprietary software. Algo (VPN server) and WireGuard (VPN client) are both open source and have nothing to hide and have been peer reviewed.
- No Ads. Ad blocking is enabled on all VPN connections, except Dallas.
- No data harvesting. I make money selling you a service, not selling your data.
- The VPN service is decentralized. Each VPN server is stand alone and has no idea of any of the other VPN servers. There is no centralized server or database.
Tell me more about the service
Algo servers are quick to set up and even quicker to take down. The theory that I will be using is that change is good. The current list of VPN connection cities will be dynamic and not remain static. They may or may not change over time. If I find that one server is not being utilized I may remove it from service and replace it with another location. If I feel for any reason one our VPNs are being monitored I will remove it and replace it in another location.
So now you are thinking, if you don’t log things, how do you know if a VPN server is not being used? I don’t log things, but I do monitor the servers. Below is a screen shot of a few things I monitor, CPU, Disk IO and network traffic usage. This monitoring is done at VPS provider level and not something that is running on the server. You can also view the VPN monitoring page for VPN uptime.
What can I expect from you when I order the service.
- You can expect some great customer service that will assist you with any issues you might experience.
- You can also expect an encrypted, password protected email from. Please note that sending this email is a manual process so it will not be instantaneous and might take a short period of time.
- Check out the documentation to understand how the software works.
How much is the service?
I’m not trying to compete and beat the price of larger VPN providers. I know I have a unique service that is small enough to fly under the radar of most “bad actors”. I’m not looking to add hundreds of users to the service, but to a select crypto group. The current price is $9.95/month with an annual payment. If you decide to pay in crypto, you’ll get 10% off. If you do decide to pay in crypto, you will need to contact me directly to arrange payment.Purchase CryptoLab VPN Service Today!