IronSocket is a VPN service based out of Hong Kong, which was previously known as Hidemynet.com. Boasting top quality speeds, competitive pricing and a number of pleasing security measures, IronSocket fairs well against it’s competition
As with most of the VPN’s reviewed on this website IronSocket offers a pricing scale varying from $6.99 when signing up month by month to $4.16 when signing up for a year. For this price users have access to 3 simaltaneous connections. Each additional connection is worth $1.50 per month.
Whilst IronSocket’s interface is relatively bare bones in comparison to the rest of the market, the service still offers a host of connection options which will appease most users.
P2P filesharing is available on some servers, depending on the legal framework within the jurisdiction that each server resides. (Ironsocket will let you know where you can use P2P without getting into any trouble).
As with most VPN services, IronSocket offers OpenVPN, PPTP and LT2P protocols. In addition the service also offers access to IronSocket’s DNS servers which will be particularly useful for Australian users, or others who look wish to access geoblocked content..
IronSocket also offers Bitcoin as a payment option which adds an additional layer of security for privacy conscious individuals.
Users will find additional piece of mind in the fact that IronSocket is based in Hong Kong, a country known for some of the worlds most lax internet privacy laws, requiring no data logs or data retention.
IronSocket offers a 24/7 ticket based email based customer service system which our research has suggested to be quite efficient. In addition the website provides a relatively comprehensive FAQ which will be valuable for most users.
Sign Up with Ironsocket is easy enough, you need as little as an email and your credit card/bitcoin to get the ball rolling.
IronSocket users will notice that the site has a rather unorthodox set up method for both Mac and PC. In order to install the client the user must select a desired server and then enter their account detail via their browser to initiate the download.
Unfortunately the user will be prompted to enter their password every time that they reopen the client.
IronSocket offers a good service at a reasonable price, offering users a wide array of security measures. Additionally the site’s Hong Kong base will bolster its appeal to privacy conscious users. However users seeking an interface with all the bells and whistles may find that IronSocket falls slightly short of their expectations.