If you’re looking for a VPN service, you’ve probably examined many options already. Maybe you’ve tried an anonymous VPN service and been satisfied with how it performed. Or maybe you’ve tried a VPN service and been slightly underwhelmed by the experience. But regardless of whether you’ve tried traditional VPN services or more experimental ones, there’s one question that all VPN users want to ask.
How does the server selection process work?
Even the best VPN services are only as good as the servers they’re hosted on. If you want to be sure that you’re connecting to a certain country or region, you may need to look into choosing a VPN service based there. But beyond that, how does the server selection process work?
Since the dawn of time, cybersecurity has been a major concern. In fact, back in 2018, 64% of American adults used a VPN at least once a week.
While the services are more secure than ever before, with VPNs offering military-grade encryption, it’s still important to assess whether or not you’re actually getting what you paid for. That’s why we decided to take a look at how NordVPN’s new website handles the server selection process. Let’s dive in.
Upon logging into NordVPN’s new website, you’ll notice that the pricing has changed. Gone are the days of their previous website, where you’d have to buy a special plan just to access a few servers. For the new website, you can choose a no-strings-attached, lifetime plan or pay-as-you-go plan.
The important thing to note is that you can get a lifetime no-strings-attached plan for the same price as a single month of the previous website’s pay-as-you-go plan. This is a significant change and a much more flexible option for people who want to use the service for multiple devices.
A More In-depth Look At Servers
If we compare NordVPN’s previous website to their new one, we can see that they’ve streamlined the server selection process considerably. Gone are the days of having to select a server in a certain country before accessing the rest of the website. Now, you can do all of that on the new website.
While you can’t go wrong with a VPN service that offers a free trial, it’s still important to consider whether or not you’re actually getting what you paid for. In other words, are you connecting to the right country/region when you use a VPN service? You might need to consider paying a little bit more for an assured connection to a specific country/region. But the better question is: How much more do you have to pay for an assured connection to a specific country/region?
The thing to note about NordVPN’s servers is that they’re all hidden. In other words, you have to dig into the website’s menus to find out where they are located. For the most part, the servers are in the US, with a few servers in other countries (like Canada or UK). So if you’re looking for a true VPN service that offers a truly global experience, NordVPN is probably not the best choice for you. But if security is your primary concern, and you’re looking to connect to a US-based VPN server, then you may be sure that you’re connecting to the right place.
NordVPN’s new website is a step in the right direction. Not only does it make the pricing more transparent and easier to understand, but it also provides a more in-depth look at what servers they offer. While we’d still recommend that you read through the official privacy policies of each individual VPN service before agreeing to let them have your data, at least you’ll have a better idea of what you’re getting into.