Who is IPVanish?

IPVanish is one of the oldest VPN services around, having launched way back in 1999. Nothing about who owns or operates them can be found on their website, but a bit of research reveals that IPVanish is owned and operated by Mudhook Marketing, Inc., a US-based company. Here are some more good-to-know tidbits about IPVanish:

Owned and Operated byMudhook Marketing, Inc.
Year Launched1999
Base of OperationsUnited States
Operates in a Privacy-friendly Country?No
Logging PolicyNo logs
Encryption Used256-bit AES
Servers Located in60 countries

Plans and Pricing

One of the best things about IPVanish’s subscription plans is that features are not locked behind various tiers. You’re getting all features, whichever of the 3 subscription plans you choose. As far as pricing goes, IPVanish certainly proves to be more affordable than industry heavy-hitter ExpressVPN. But, here’s the thing: the monthly costs are still on the pricier end of the spectrum. If you’re on a budget, there are more pocket-friendly options out there.

The silver lining is that IPVanish shaves off a few dollars from the monthly cost if you choose to go with longer subscriptions. And from time to time, they also offer various discounts and promos. Check out the current prices below:

IPVanish Subscription Plans

1 Month3 Months12 Months

(billed $26.99 every 3 mos.)


(billed $77.99 every 12 mos.)


When it comes to paying for your subscription, IPVanish accepts major credit cards and PayPal. While these options may suffice for most users, those looking to use Bitcoin or other anonymous methods of payment may find the options lacking. It’s not a huge deal; just something worth keeping in mind before you commit.

Check out the all the accepted payment options below:

VisaMasterCardAmerican Express
DiscoverJCBVisa Electron


Another caveat: IPVanish does not offer a free trial. They do, however, offer a 7-day money back guarantee. So, if you’re unsatisfied with the VPN’s performance during the first week of service, you can get a 100% refund, giving you the freedom to put that money to use elsewhere.