Hide.me may have been around for over a decade, but it doesn’t have such a wide server network. It operates around 2,000 servers in 46 countries at 75 top city locations in Europe, The Americas, Asia Pacific, and Africa.
Most of the servers are concentrated in Europe. Even though the company claims it owns all the servers, the truth is that it rents its servers from 3rd parties. For the record, there are no virtual servers.
Just to note, Hide.me’s servers are not ideal for China. The success rate was under 20% during our tests, but in other places like Russia, Iran, the UAE, and Turkey, it works, courtesy of the TLS-Crypt obfuscation tool.
On the paid plan, you get access to all the servers, but for the free plan, you are limited to just 5 servers in 4 countries – Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US.