Choosing a server location

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ExpressVPN offers more than 135 server locations in 94 countries. With such a wide range of locations available, the best location to connect to depends on what you want to do with your connection.

To use this guide, select an option from the menu below and follow the instructions beneath.

Preliminary Check

If you are seeing an error message along the lines of
You seem to be using an unblocker or proxyor
You'll need to disable your anonymizer
when trying to access certain websites and services, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance

I want to…

See my IP address
See a list of ExpressVPN server addresses and configuration files
“Leave” my current country to access censored content
Get a secure and private connection
Change my DNS settings
Connect to a location for fastest download speeds
Get additional help on picking server locations


What is my IP address?

You can see the IP address of your device by visiting this page: What is my IP address.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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See a list of ExpressVPN server addresses and configuration files

To see a list of ExpressVPN server addresses and configuration files for manually setting up a VPN:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Select Set up ExpressVPN.
  3. On the left side of the screen, select Manual Config.
  4. On the right side of the screen, select OpenVPN or PPTP & L2TP-IPSec, depending on the VPN protocol you want to use.
  5. Scroll down past your ExpressVPN username and password. You will see an expandable list of OpenVPN configuration files and the full list of ExpressVPN servers.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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I want to ‘leave’ my current country to access censored content like Facebook and Skype.

Solution: Pick a server that’s close to your current location.

Examples:
  • If you’re in China or elsewhere in Asia, try Hong Kong, Singapore, or Los Angeles.
  • If you’re in the Middle East, try the Netherlands or the UK, or the East Coast of the United States (New York, Washington DC, New Jersey, Atlana, Miami).
  • If you are unsure whether Facebook, Skype, or another platform is available in a certain country, connect to a US server location.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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I want a secure and private connection

Solution: Pick an ExpressVPN location inside your current country. If this is not available, then choose a server in the location closest to you.

Examples:
  • If you’re in Germany, which has an ExpressVPN location, then just pick Germany.
  • If you’re in Malaysia, which doesn’t have an ExpressVPN location, then try Singapore.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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I want to change my DNS settings

Changing your DNS settings helps you access certain websites and online services. To do so, consult the below instructions for your device.

See instructions on changing DNS settings for Windows

See instructions on changing DNS settings for Mac

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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I want to enjoy the fastest download speeds

Solution: Pick an ExpressVPN location in the country that you want to download from. If there are multiple ExpressVPN locations in that country, choose the one that is closest to you.

You can also take the ExpressVPN Speed Test to connect to the fastest VPN server location for you.

Note that the underlying reasons affecting connection speed are always changing. Please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for any further questions in this area.

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I want more specific help on picking server locations

If you need further help with picking or connecting to a server location, please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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