GhostVPN is powered by the OpenVPN protocol. OpenVPN is open source, powerful, and incredibly fast. It also offers multiple encryption options available. With GhostVPN, it’s very easy to configure your settings. Depending on your needs, you can even quickly change how powerful your encryption is to suit perfectly your user experience.

The VPN encryption cipher represents the flow of data in the VPN tunnel that is encrypted and decrypted. There are a few options to choose from:


GhostVPN automatically defaults to AES-256. AES-256 is the highest level of encryption which gives you the best security. However, the high encryption rate might cause a slight speed loss for some users. Pick this option if data privacy is your first priority.  


While not as secure as AES-256, AES-128 still offers a reliable amount of security without sacrificing any speeds. If download speed and data privacy are equally as important, pick this option.


Blowfish is an older encryption method which makes it not as secure as AES. You can use blowfish, but AES-128 provides faster speeds and better security.


If you want your VPN to act more like a proxy, you can turn off the encryption. Your IP address will still be hidden, but we don’t recommend turning off encryption if you want security and privacy benefits.