New VPN Server in Tallin, Estonia

Tallinn Estonia VPN Server

Our newest VPN server location is Tallinn, Estonia. This is our first server ever in Estonia, as we continually look to grow the network footprint for Ghost Path.

Ghost Path VPN Servers

If you are in Estonia or a nearby country then the Tallinn VPN server should be super-fast for you.

We are currently operating 135 servers in 48 countries with hundreds of anonymous IP addresses. Here is an updated list of all the servers that we operate. You are free to connect to any server that you want and you can switch between servers as often as you want.

How To Use The Tallin VPN Server

Launch the Ghost Path VPN client. If you’re already in Estonia the Tallin gateway will be in your Closest Locations connection folder by default.

If you are not close to Estonia but still want to connect to the new server in Tallinn then simply create a new locations folder in the locations tab of the Ghost Path app and drag the Tallin, Estonia server to that folder. Choose that folder from the main tab and you’re ready to go.

About Ghost Path VPN

Ghost Path is an affordable and secure VPN services provider. To keep your browsing history strictly private we never log your data so rest assured. A 7-day free trial is available on select accounts. Give us a try today.

New VPN Server in Prague, Czech Republic

Map of Prague VPN Server

Our latest VPN server is in Prague. The addition of Prague gives Europeans a new connection option, as there are now several VPN gateways in Europe.

Ghost Path VPN Servers

Ghost Path is now operating over 147 VPN gateways in over 46 different countries providing over 229 IP addresses. We are continually expanding and improving our VPN infrastructure so that Ghost Path customers have the best and most reliable VPN connections possible.

How to Use the Prague VPN Server

Open up the Ghost Path VPN client. If you’re in the Czech Republic then the new Prague gateway will automatically show up in your Closest Locations connection folder. If you happen to be outside of the Czech Republic and want to connect to this server then you should create a custom location folder and drag the Prague server into that folder.

About Ghost Path VPN

Ghost Path is a leading VPN provider in the United States. We offer the best privacy and security around and never log your data. We offer a 7-day free trial on select VPN accounts, so give us a try today.

 

New VPN Server in Charlotte, NC

Tired of the lag while playing your favorite MMORPG? You can now breathe easy. We’ve recently added a VPN server in Charlotte, North Carolina. Receiving and sending data packets is now a breeze! You can easily play with your pals in the States while halfway across the world at the speed of light!

Ghost Path VPN Servers

Ghost Path operates over 136 servers across the world with 50 of these located in the United States spread out from coast to coast. Whether you want to access geo-restricted content or test SEO and marketing strategies for your website or your clients you can rest assured Ghost Path has your back!

How to Use the Charlotte VPN Server

First thing you need to do is open the Ghost Path VPN client. If you happen to be in North Carolina home to Smokey Mountains, the Charlotte VPN gateway will show in your Closest Locations folder by default. If you’re outside of North Carolina and would like to connect to the Charlotte server, create a custom location folder and drag the Charlotte server into that folder.

About Ghost Path VPN

We are a pocket-friendly VPN provider that does not cheap out on our infrastructure. We play by the book to keep it robust and secure to always maintain your privacy. Would you like to find out for yourself? We offer a 7-day free trial on select VPN accounts. Our pricing is as low as $5!

 

 

New VPN Server in Lanseria, South Africa

Want to catch the latest episodes of Netflix’s Stranger Things and don’t know how. Well wonder no more! We have recently added a VPN server in Lanseria, South Africa. This server is an additional gateway in South Africa bringing the total number to two for our South African customers.

We currently operate in 47 countries with access to over 136 servers worldwide. We are ambitiously scaling our infrastructure to better improve our services as well as grow our user base.

How to Use the Lanseria, South Africa VPN Server

Open up the Ghost Path VPN client. If you’re in South Africa then the new Lanseria VPN gateway will automatically show up in your closest locations connection folder. You can also connect to the Lanseria server from outside the country. All you need to do is create a custom location folder and drag the Lanseria server into that folder.

About Ghost Path VPN

Ghost Path is a leading VPN provider based out of the US. To make sure that we offer the best privacy we never log your data and offer top-notch security for all of our users. If you’d like to try us out before committing, we offer a 7-day free trial on select VPN accounts and with pricing as low as $5 a week, you can be sure we have pocket-friendly prices.

New Ghost Path Client Version Available

New Ghost Path VPN Client

We just released a brand new version of the Ghost Path VPN client, and it’s a big one. We’ve released support for Plex, our multi-hop VPN solution that makes our VPN more secure than ever.

We recommend all Ghosts update to the newest version as soon as possible. You can download by logging in at ghostpath.com/members and clicking Downloads.

TAP Driver Fixes

With the recent release of Windows 10 came a slew of networking problems. The TAP drivers utilized by Windows to connect to our OpenVPN setup was problematic before Microsoft released updates. Now we are bundling those updates into this new version to insure that everyone is using the latest TAP drivers.

New Software Privacy Options

The Ghost Path VPN client no longer logs connection activity or IP addresses by default. In certain situations our support team may need connection logs to help diagnose a problem, so we will send instructions for enabling the logs in this rare case.

Will Updating Erase My Ghost Path Configurations?

Updating to the new version of the Ghost Path app retains all settings from the previous version, including your username and your VPN server selections.

Full List of Changes

  • Plex support added (multi-hop VPN connections)
  • Updated OpenVPN version to 2.3.9
  • Windows: Updated TAP drivers.
  • Windows: Use block-outside-dns OpenVPN option on Windows 7 and newer
  • In-client logs and IP address history are now turned off by default.
  • All logs and IP address history data will be deleted on startup when logging is disabled in settings
  • Corrected OpenVPN issue that resulted in “too many servers” error in certain groups.
  • Mac OS X: Fixed bug that resulted in hang during system shutdown
  • Server list timer settings no longer require a restart

As always, contact support if you run into any problems at all.

Latest VPN Server Additions

New VPN Gateways

We’ve added several additional VPN gateways recently in locations where we had existing gateways. This gives us even more capacity in our busiest locations. That means better connectivity and speed for our customers. We’ve recently added additional gateways in the following locations:

  • Phoenix, AZ USA
  • Salt Lake City, UT USA
  • Seattle, WA USA
  • Dallas, TX USA
  • Chicago, IL USA
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Frankfurt, Germany

Why Add Additional VPN Gateways?

The more users you have connecting through a particular gateway the slower it will get. Having 2 servers with 500 users each is preferable to a single server with 1000 users, for example. We want to make sure that our customers never have problems connecting to a server and that they always get the best speeds possible. That’s why we will always continue investing in our network and growing the number of VPN gateways we offer. We’re constantly adding gateways in completely new cities (like Philadelphia or Coventry), but it’s just as important to beef up our capacity in existing cities.

How Do You Use the New Gateways?

Chances are you’re probably already using them if you live near one of the new additions. The “Closest Locations” folder in the Ghost Path VPN client will automatically find them and add them to the rotation. If you want to connect to one of the new servers specifically then you can just create a new location folder and add only the server you want to use. You can also download Viscosity and OpenVPN files from our VPN server list.

New VPN Server in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia VPN Server

Update: This gateway has been removed because the host went out of business. We’re working to find a replacement. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Our latest VPN server is in Philadelphia. This is our first VPN gateway in Philadelphia! We now have several servers in the Northeast US, giving you plenty of connection options in that area.

Ghost Path VPN Servers

Ghost Path operates over 147 VPN gateways in 46+ different countries providing over 229 IP addresses. We are continually expanding and improving our VPN infrastructure so that Ghost Path customers have the best and most reliable VPN connections possible.

How to Use the Philadelphia VPN Server

Open up the Ghost Path VPN client. If you’re in Pennsylvania then the new Philadelphia VPN gateway will automatically show up in your Closest Locations connection folder. If you are outside of Pennsylvania and want to connect to this server then you should create a custom location folder and drag the Philadelphia server into that folder.

About Ghost Path VPN

Ghost Path is a leading VPN provider in the United States. We offer the best privacy and security around and never log your data. We offer a 7-day free trial on select VPN accounts, so give us a try today!

New VPN Server in Coventry, England

VPN Server Coventry England

Our latest VPN server is in Coventry. This is an additional VPN gateway in England! We now have several servers in the UK giving you plenty of connection options in that area.

Ghost Path VPN Servers

Ghost Path operates over 147 VPN gateways in 46+ different countries providing over 229 IP addresses. We are always expanding and improving our VPN infrastructure so that our Ghost Path customers have the best and most reliable VPN connections possible.

How to Use the Coventry, England VPN Server

Open up the Ghost Path VPN client. If you’re in England then the new Coventry VPN gateway will automatically show up in your Closest Locations connection folder. If you are outside of England and want to connect to this server then you should create a custom location folder and drag the Coventry server into that folder.

About Ghost Path VPN

Ghost Path is a leading VPN provider in the United States. We offer the best privacy and security around and never log your data. We offer a 7-day free trial on select VPN accounts, so give us a try today!

How To Tell If Your ISP Is Throttling Facebook Video

ISP Throttling Facebook

By now everyone is familiar with Facebook video, the videos that play automatically as you scroll over them in your Facebook feed. Facebook video is rapidly growing in popularity right now. It’s even starting to rattle the popularity of Youtube in terms of number of videos uploaded daily.

The meteoric rise in popularity over the past year has gotten everyone’s attention, including your ISP. Recently I’ve discovered that Facebook videos stutter, buffer, and load much more slowly than they have in the past, particularly in the evenings. Generally, slowly loading video is caused by one of two things: either the video itself is not being delivered quickly enough from the provider (Facebook in this case) or your internet connection isn’t fast enough to handle the video without issues. I certainly believe that Facebook and a likely myriad of CDN’s can handle the delivery side, so that leaves the ISP as the most likely culprit. I haven’t seen any slowdowns with any other general downloading or browsing, so maybe the problem is related strictly to video. Could my ISP, Uverse, be throttling Facebook video?

This article is going to teach you exactly how to run your own tests to see if your ISP is throttling Facebook video. The easiest device to test with is actually your phone. I have an iPhone and it’s super-easy to change your network settings, which is handy here because you want to be able to change your settings quickly.

You’ll probably want to wait until evening to run your test. I usually notice the slowdowns after 7 PM.

Step 1: Find some video in the Facebook App

Open the Facebook app and scroll through your newsfeed looking for videos. Videos in ads should be ignored… ads always have a knack for not being throttled.

Facebook Video on iPhone

If the video plays smoothly then you may be OK. If you see any signs of buffering or stalling then you should keep testing.

Step 2: Turn Off Your Wi-Fi

Next, turn off your Wi-Fi connection so that you’re using your mobile data provider’s connection. I use Verizon and haven’t ever noticed slow video when I’ve had at least a decent signal, so I trust them for this test. Plus, it’s in Verizon’s best interest for you to use as much data as possible so they can charge you more $$$.

Turn off WiFi on iphone

Once Wi-Fi is disabled scroll through your timeline again looking for videos. All Facebook videos are coming from the same place, so theoretically if one is being throttled then all of them are being throttled. You shouldn’t watch the same video as before because it may be pre-buffered or loaded from your previous viewing.

This is where you would most likely be able to see if your ISP was throttling your connection. If you had poor video playback in step 1 and don’t in step 2 then you’ve found your bottleneck.

Step 3: Testing With A VPN

If you don’t want to use your mobile data to test in Step 2 then you can use a VPN to accomplish the same thing. When you’re connected to a VPN your ISP can’t see what kind of data you’re receiving or where it’s coming from, making it impossible for them to throttle.

Turn on VPN iPhone

The idea here is the same as in Step 2. Once you’re connected to VPN you should look for more videos in the Facebook app and see how they perform.

Testing On Other Devices

You can use the same general procedure to test Facebook video on your desktop, laptop, tablet, etc. You won’t be able to test with your mobile data provider using other devices so you’ll need to rely on a VPN.

Conclusion

As Facebook video grows it wouldn’t be surprising to see more ISP’s try throttling it. Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, HBO Go / HBO Now, and other video sites are easy targets for throttling because they cost ISP’s quite a bit more than general web traffic. You can test to see if your ISP is throttling other services in the same way you test Facebook video.

If you have any questions or comments then leave them below. Let us know if you find any evidence of throttling from your ISP.

New Version of the Ghost Path VPN Client Available

New Version of Ghost Path VPN Client Released

A brand new update to the Ghost Path VPN client is now available! We recommend all Ghosts download and install the new version as soon as possible.

Lots of changes and improvements this time. Here are some of them:

  • Leak protection featured now on by default for new installs.
  • Enhanced leak protection for IPv6.
  • Added ability to add gateway servers, cities, and countries to groups via right click.
  • Allow application to start minimized.
  • Several bug fixes
  • Mac OS X client: added ability to close client with CMD+Q
  • Several other minor changes and fixes.

As always, contact support if you run into any problems at all.