It is time to talk about our VPN service. We introduced this feature a couple of years ago and its popularity amongst our customers is growing. However, we have only taken the time to explain its advantages to people that actually contacted us. We want to make this information public now.
No IP logs!
By running a VPN, there are many data accumulating from our users. We keep the absolute minimum of logs to preserve the privacy of our customers. There aren’t any log files which would us allow to match an IP address and time stamp of any user to our VPN service. We use shared IPs which increase the anonymity level because multiple users are using the same address at the same time. The only data we keep is the amount (e.g. 1.2GB) of traffic our users consume. This data is also visible for you in your fair-use overview.
Our company is not located in the USA nor in the EU
There are many advantages of locating a business outside the EU and USA. The biggest one is definitely, that we cannot be compelled to spy on our users. In our case, the Central American country Belize does not stipulate mandatory logging of customer information.
We always try hard to deliver fast VPN speeds for our users and mostly run dedicated root servers with a 1Gbps connection. For the best performance and low latencies, you should use a VPN server which is located near to you. For this purpose we are running 27 servers in different countries.
Some services on the internet can only be used in certain countries. In order to circumvent these restrictions, you can use our VPN servers. The website, you are accessing via VPN, will assume that your location is the one from the connected VPN server.
State of the art VPN protocols
You can choose between PPTP which provides more speed and OpenVPN which is more secure. OpenVPN is considered as one of the safest protocols on the market. We actually work on our infrastructure to provide you with even more protocols: SoftEther and IP2SEC are being prepared for you and will be released within the next weeks.
Our donation for Childen Cancer rally during last Christmas was a big success! We are very proud to announce that we collected 3394€ together for the “Kinderkrebs-Zentrum Hamburg“
The funds will be used for research and treatment of children who suffer from cancer.
The institution confirmed the donations in this PDF and thanked the whole Premiumize community.
As we recently wrote in a blogpost, Premiumize.me is based on a Fair Use System. Boosters are a great and flexible option to raise your download quota.
Continue reading “Raise your Download Quota with Boosters”
You might have noticed that we are currently not able to receive payments by Sofort Banking (Sofortüberweisung). We are working hard to bring this payment method back as soon as possible but until that we want to show how you can pay even so by this method. Continue reading “How to pay with Sofort Banking, Giropay and others”
We offer a wide range of services and one premium membership enables your access to every single feature.
Unfortunately aggregating premium services and maintaining the necessary infrastructure costs a lot of money.
We think we found a sustainable and flexible mixture by implementing our Fair Use System.
Continue reading “Fair Use and Boosters”
A long time ago IDM was the gold standard among download managers. In fact it is so popular that many of our users still use it. However in 2016 IDM is starting to look a bit dated. There are a few things that could work a lot better if you switch to jD2.
Continue reading “Why we pick jDownloader 2 over Internet Download Manager”
By now we know that Premiumize.me offers a whole bunch of services. There are multiple VPN Server destinations are available to our premium members. Let’s take a better look.
What is a VPN?
A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a method used to add security and privacy to your Internet Connection.
Continue reading “Basic guide to using a VPN”
As mentioned before, cost transparency is one of our main principles. This one thing about our premium membership is be the most popular misunderstanding:
Please cancel my account. I am keeping this email for reference.
Continue reading “There is no Autobilling”
Premiumize.me has been around since June 9 2011. Coincidentally that is also the birthdate of our head admin— but we do not want to get sidetracked right there in the very first post ever.
Let’s talk a little bit about history.
Many years ago Premiumize.me started out as a Downloader for Filehosts. It saved the hassle of getting individual premium memberships for filehosts — aggregating premium memberships into one single service. Hence our name: “to premiumize” — to make premium
Continue reading “Let’s start a Blog”