Torrenting & P2P
Summary : Good services, but no torrenting and P2P support.
Ghost Path happens to have a pretty memorable name as far as VPN service providers’ names go. None of the clinically generic “Private”, “VPN”, or “IP” stuff here. However, they are not only a fancy name; they also have a strong team and infrastructure to back them up. Established in 2012 and based in Georgia in the US, GhostPath does well on many fronts despite being relatively new among service providers in the VPN market. We did a full review of this VPN service, which will hopefully help you chose a VPN if you are looking to pick a provider.
- Good speeds
- Excellent server strength
- Only connection logs
- Good support
- Streaming is good
- No torrenting and P2P
- Bitcoin payment available
GhostPath VPN has a very efficient and well-operated network of servers throughout the world. Servers are located in as many as 45 countries across all the continents, with the total count standing at a massive 134. Going by the fact that GhostPath started only in 2012, we think it is really impressive for them to have expanded into what can only be called a vast network, in such a short time.
GhostPath, as such, offers its services over three major protocols. These are OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP. Of course PPTP is not really something we recommend, as it has almost certainly been compromised by the NSA. OpenVPN is the protocol that we think users should stick to for accessing services, while L2TP is fair enough for light usage when you don’t wish to install an additional client. There is also additional protection available through the use of SSL encryption.
The GhostPath VPN service does well when it comes to performance. It offers great speeds, which is not surprising, considering that it boasts of an efficient network. Also, we noted that they offered unlimited bandwidth and speeds to their users. All types of heavy activities seem to work just fine on this service, which includes file transfers, playing games, video streaming etc. However, something that may put off a number of users is the fact that the service does not allow torrenting or P2P on its servers.
The service permits use of multiple connections too, with an account.
GhostPath uses a 128-bit encryption technique for all of its VPN services. At VPN Squad, we have always thought that all service providers ought to provide a 256-bit encryption as standard. The use of SSL on its protocols, however, is a pretty good step towards security.
GhostPath claims to keep no usage logs of its users, but they do stack up connection logs, which they claim to be for troubleshooting purposes. Also, the service does not allow any filesharing and being based in the US, they fall prey to the country’s data retention laws.
GhostPath VPN service is accessible from a majority of platforms and devices. It provides support for Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android. Also, there is support available for DDWRT routers, for interested people.
GhostPath’s customer support is made available via live chat, email ticketing system, and also the telephone. We found their support staff to be friendly and knowledgeable, and they were also prompt.
Besides this, the company also has a FAQ section, a lovely tutorial section and a blog that educate users on the service.
GhostPath usually offer their services through three subscription plans. Apart from the usual monthly and annual plan, they also have a weekly plan which might be useful if all you need the VPN for is to stream video during a short trip. All features of the service are applicable to all of the plans and offer no exclusivity in any feature.
Payment methods available to users include credit/debit cards, PayPal, cash by mail, and also, Bitcoin.
GhostPath, in general, seems to get a clean chit, when we looked for complaints on public forums. However, there were certain instances of material being taken down due to DMCA requests.
GhostPath happens to be an excellent option for a lot of users. Great speeds, good heavy usage, and streaming, and only connection logs seemed pretty fair to us. However, torrent and P2P seekers might want to stay off them since they do not support such services.