What is the best way to cross the great firewall in China?BandwagonHost VPS with Shadowsocks

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There are so many ways to go pass the great firewall in China before,but this summer most of  virtual private networks (VPNs) are closed.VPNs are the tools that help internet users inside the mainland cross the great wall to visit the open, uncensored web. In the meantime,Apple removed dozens of VPN apps from its China-facing app store including the best VPN for China:ExpressVPN, and some international hotels stopped offering VPN services as part of their in-house wifi.

What is the best way to cross the great firewall in China?How to protect our network from China’s Great Firewall?We can rent a VPS(Virtual Private Server) from abroad.

What is VPS?

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hosting service.

A VPS runs its own copy of an operating system (OS), and customers may have superuser-level access to that operating system instance, so they can install almost any software that runs on that OS. For many purposes they are functionally equivalent to a dedicated physical server, and being software-defined, are able to be much more easily created and configured. They are priced much lower than an equivalent physical server. However, as they share the underlying physical hardware with other VPSs, performance may be lower, depending on the workload of any other executing virtual machines. Dedicated Servers may also be more efficient with CPU dependent processes such as hashing algorithms.

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VPNASK will recommend you the best way to go pass GFW in China with Bandwagon VPS and Shadowsocks.BandwagonHost is a VPS host vendor,of course you can choose whatever VPS vendor you like.

What is Shadowsocks?

Shadowsocks is an open-source proxy built for the specific purpose of jumping China’s Great Firewall, it’s likely to remain difficult to suppress.

Shadowsocks is based on a technique called proxying. Proxying grew popular in China during the early days of the Great Firewall—before it was truly “great.” In this setup, before connecting to the wider internet, we first connect to a computer other than our own. This other computer is called a “proxy server.” When we use a proxy, all our traffic is routed first through the proxy server, which could be located anywhere. So even if you’re in China, your proxy server in America or anywhere can freely connect to Google, Facebook, and the like.

But the Great Firewall has since grown more powerful. Nowadays, even if you have a proxy server in America, the Great Firewall can identify and block traffic it doesn’t like from that server. It still knows you are requesting packets from Google—you’re just using a bit of an odd route for it. That’s where Shadowsocks comes in. It creates an encrypted connection between the Shadowsocks client on your local computer and the one running on your proxy server, using an open-source internet protocol called SOCKS5.

In this article,VPNASK will review Bandwagon VPS host.Actually,VPNASK will recommend Bandwagon host if you want to rent a VPS host aboard.Because it’s the most popular VPS vendor in China.It’s very easy to install Shadowsocks running environment without any code knowledge for beginners.

1.BandwagonHost

Pros:

  • Self-Managed VPS hosting
  • Enterprise servers
  • 24/7 Service monitoring
  • Premium network
  • own their equipment
  • 99% uptime guarantee
  • Anytime cancellation
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Easy to install Shadowsocks running environment

Cons:

  • No free plan or trial
  • Always no stock

Starting Price: $19.99/per year

Free Trial: 30-day money-back

Simultaneous Connections: No limited

Website:BandwagonHost

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2.About BandwagonHost
  •  BandwagonHost is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IT7 Networks , operates since 2004.BandwagonHost is the most popular VPS vendor in China.Of course,there are so many VPS vendors like Vultr,why BandwagonHost it so popular in China?On the one hand,it’s very cheap and stable.It’s very hard to be blocked in China.On the other hand,it’s very easy to install Shadowsocks running environment.You don’t have to know more code knowledges,you just click the install button and finish the progress according to the directions.In order to meet China’s market demand,BandwagonHost also adds Alipay payment method except Paypal and credit card payment,it’s very convenient for Chinese to finish the payment.All in all,we can understand why BandwagonHost is so popular in China.
3.BandwagonHost Data Center

BandwagonHost adds Los Angeles、NewYork and Canada data center in February,2017.BandwagonHost all locations is Los Angeles MC、 Los Angeles QNET、 Los Angeles  MCOM、NewYork、Phoenix Arizona、Florida、Netherlands、Canada up to now.When we buy BandwagonHost plan,the default plan’s DC is located in Canada,you can choose any one of them.When you finish your order,you also can change DC’s location and IP address in backup KIWIVM panel.

4.BandwagonHost Speed Test

As you know,there are 8 data centers all in all.Los Angeles and Phoenix Arizona speed is better than others,especially in daylight.Los Angeles QNET’s speed is better than Los Angeles  MCOM.

5.BandwagonHost Architecture

BandwagonHost provide us with KVM and OpenVZ host architecture.

KVM or OpenVZ?

OpenVZ advantages:

  • IPv6 support
  • Better CPU performance

KVM advantages:

  • Full virtualization
  • Custom kernel support (BBR, etc)
  • Docker support
  • Better isolation
  • Better network throughput

As for stability,KVM is better than OpenVZ.And Shadowsocks environment can be only installed on KVM architecture with One-Click installation method.So VPNASK recommend KVM architecture.

BandwagonHost’s VPS service is running on KiwiVM, a secure control panel developed in-house. It allows to perform all basic management tasks: start/stop, OS reload, Emergency console, rDNS (PTR) record management, datacenter migration, snapshots, usage statistics, API etc.

CentOS、Ubuntu、Debian and Fedora operating systems are available for BandwagonHost’s VPS.All operating systems come in 32 and 64 bit flavors.

6.BandwagonHost Plan

BandwagonHost provides us many optional plans.And I think you can choose plan according to your personal demand.You can use it with your family,your friends and classmates too.Shadowsocks supports Windows、Mac、Android and iOS platforms.

Here are 12 popular plan:

Note:Coupon code BWH1ZBPVK to get 6% discount

 $ 3.99/mo(Los Angeles CN2)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • SSD: 10GB SSD
  • Transfer: 500GB/mo
  • Price: $3.99/mo($29 Annually)
$ 5.99/mo(Los Angeles CN2)
  • RAM: 1024MB
  • SSD: 20GB SSD
  • Transfer: 1000GB/mo
  • Price: $5.99/mo($49 Annually)
$ 19.99 Annually(KVM)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • SSD: 10GB SSD
  • Transfer: 500GB/mo
  • Price: $2.99/mo($19.9 Annually)
$ 49.99 Annually(KVM)
  • RAM: 1024MB
  • SSD: 20GB SSD
  • Transfer: 1000GB/mo
  • Price: $4.99/mo($49.99 Annually)
$ 19.99 Annually(KVM)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • SSD: 10GB SSD
  • Transfer: 1000GB/mo
  • Price:$ 2.99/mo($ 19.99 Annually)
 $ 39.99 Annually(KVM)
  • RAM:1024MB
  • SSD:20GB SSD
  • Transfer:2000GB/mo
  • Price:$ 4.99/mo($ 29 Annually)
$19.99 Annually 
  • RAM: 512MB
  • SSD: 10GB SSD
  • Transfer: 1000GB/mo
  • Price: $19.99 Annually
$ 39.99 Annually
  • RAM:1024MB
  • SSD:20GB SSD
  • Transfer:2000GB/mo
  • Price:$39.99 Annually
$ 19.99 Monthly
  • RAM:512MB
  • SSD:10GB SSD
  • Transfer:500GB/mo
  • Price:$19.99 Annually
$ 49.99 Annually
  • RAM:1024MB
  • SSD:20GB SSD
  • Transfer:2000GB/mo
  • Price:$49.99 Annually
$ 19.99 Annually(8 DCs)
  • RAM:512MB
  • SSD:10GB SSD
  • Transfer:500GB/mo
  • Price:$19.99 Annually
$ 49.99 Annually(8 DCs)
  • RAM:1024MB
  • SSD:20GB SSD
  • Transfer:2000GB/mo
  • Price:$4.99/mo ($ 49 Annually)
7.BandwagonHost Payment 

BandwagonHost support Paypal payment method in the beginning,in order to meet China’s demand,BandwagonHost adds Alipay and Credit Card payment methods.If you think BandwagonHost won’t work well for you,I think you can try it within 30 days.BandwagonHost provides us 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee.

Summary   

BandwagonHost with Shadowsocks is the most popular way to go pass GFW in China up to now.It has a high cost-performance ratio,you can use it with Shadowsocks on your all platforms.Actually it can be used on many devices,it’s no limited.Of course it depends on your plan.All in all,BandwagonHost is a worthy way to go pass GFW to access Google、Youtube and other blocked websites.VPNASK will provide more tutorials about BandwagonHost with Shadowosocks.

If you think it’s not good for you,I think you can check this:Best VPNS for China 2017!

2 COMMENTS

  1. Many thanks for this valuable information!
    Per your reviews, I tested BWH vps and found that it was up to your recommendation.
    So now I am already running two VPSs, one for shadowsocksR and the other for my main server.

    Regards,
    Joseph

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