Not many VPN service providers allow downloads through Bittorrent and other P2P file sharing network on their servers, but new entrant – CactusVPN – does. CactusVPN has servers on three countries – the US, the UK and the Netherland. Torrents and P2P downloading is allowed on the Netherlands server, a country which has always been tolerant to file downloading. However, after the recent change of heart of the Dutch government, CactusVPN might want to review their decision of placing servers in the Netherland.
Depending on why you want a VPN account, you can choose from one of the 4 VPN packages CactusVPN offers. If you want to gain access to sites restricted to only the US and the UK such as Hulu, Pandora, ABC, NBC, BBC iPlayer, Spotify and recently, Grooveshark which is now blocked in Germany, you can take the package containing the US or the UK servers. If downloading torrents anonymously is your plan, then the servers on the Netherland is what you should go for. Each of these packages contain only one country server and are available on a fixed rate of $4.99 a month. A fourth plan with all three servers/countries is also on offer at $9.99 a month.
With every package you will get OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IP Sec protocols. Download bandwidth is not metered and no connection logs are kept. CactusVPN also does not monitor the communications of its clients, unless it becomes aware of harmful activities in which case CactusVPN may shutdown your account. CactusVPN doesn’t support downloading of copyrighted materials.
CactusVPN offers their own connection software which makes it easier to connect to their servers, than set up a PPTP connection by yourself or download OpenVPN certificates to configure with your OpenVPN client. Those alternatives are still available for those who prefer that way.
The VPN username and password required to connect is available on your account page. Enter the login information in CactusVPN’s software and then choose a server to which you want to connect.
CactusVPN is offering 10 accounts of the P2P/Torrent package for our readers. Each of these account will remain valid till 3 months. If you are interested in grabbing an account, leave your name and email ID in the form below. Winners will be selected by a random draw. The contest is closed.