Not ong ago HideMyAss introduced so called virtual servers. This new service meets something that has been a need in the VPN business for a long time. We have tried it and these are our first impressions.
What is a virtual server about?
We have written it in several articles, but let us say that you live in the Romania and want to get an American IP address it can easily be fixed with any VPN service. The problem is though that due to the proximity between the user in Romania and the server they connect to in the USA this often lead to a drastic loss of speed as they connect to the server. With HideMyAss introducing virtual servers they do something very smart. Instead of having the guy or girl in Romania connect to the server in the United States of America, they create a virtual server in Amsterdam. However, when connecting to the server in Amsterdam they do not get a Dutch IP address, but an American. That is what the virtual server is about. You connect to a server much closer to your real destination, but you are offered an IP belonging to a nation much further away. With this solution you get far better download speeds and all the delights the traditional VPN connection has to offer.
Where do HideMyAss have virtual servers?
We guess this will increase rapdily, but at the time we are writing this article HideMyAss has virtual servers in the following nations.
- Amsterdam, Netherlands (2 servers) – Giving you an IP address in USA
- London, UK (3 servers) – Giving you an IP address in USA
- London, UK (1 server) – Giving you an IP address in Portgual
- New York, USA (2 servers) – Giving you an IP address in Canada
- New York, USA (2 servers) – Giving you an IP address in UK
- Singapore (1 server) – Giving you an IP address in Indonesia
- Singapore (1 server) – Giving you an IP address in Malaysia
That is it for now, but it will as we said earlier for sure increase in the time to come.
If you want to try it, make a subscription to HideMyAss today as you visit their website. If you want to read our detailed HideMyAss review, click the link. Good luck and enjoy!
The screenshot beneath was made as we connected to the virtual HideMyAss server in Amsterdam, got an American IP and watched How I Met Your Mother on CBS.