How to manually define servers with CyberGhost for Android

CyberGhost owns an extensive server pool throughout many countries in West and East Europe, the USA, South America, Asia and Australia. A user may log in per default automatically on a server in one of the available countries, but can also choose his or her favorite location manually by either changing the respective country or by directly addressing an individual server.

Depending on your subscription (Free, Premium, Premium Plus, Special Edition, Promotion) not all locations might be available.

Manual country selection

If you want to connect to a certain country, choose either the 'Surf Anonymously' or the 'Choose my VPN server' profile. Either way, tap in the main screen on the button 'Options':

In the settings page tap on 'Country'.

Now choose the country you want to surf from:

 

If you are done, start the profile by tapping on the button 'Start Surfing' (in the profile 'Surf Anonymously') or 'Get started' (in the profile 'Choose my VPN server'), located either on the resp. profile's main screen or on the 'Options' page.

Manual Server Selection

If you want to connect to a certain single server in a certain country, you need to activate the 'Choose My VPN Server' profile and tap in its main screen on the button 'Options':

First choose the country you want to surf from by tapping on 'Location':

Once done tap on the resp. country, the server you want is located in, and then on the single server entry itself.

The server list provides you with the following information:

  • Name: A server's indication in the form of 'Town-SXX-IXX',  e.g. 'NewYork-S03-I06', whereas the following details are part of the label:
    • SXX: Server number XX - this is the physical machine, hosting a different number of virtual servers (see below 'Instance number')
    • IXX: Instance number XX - Every host system has multiple network cards and IP addresses, so one can easily set up multiple virtual servers, each consistent of its own operating system and thoroughly separated from the other virtual servers. Memory, CPU, network card, file system etc. will not be shared among virtual servers. Every virtual server has its own entry in the server list and its own IP address. The concentration in groups of dedicated systems takes place for resource reasons and the shielding of all single systems.
  • *: An asterisk right next to a server name means that this server is not included in your current CyberGhost plan. Please choose a different one.
  • Torrent: If the term 'Torrent' is missing below a server name, it means that the respective server won't allow P2P traffic. Usually these are free servers and servers located on US or Russian territory, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.
  • Users online: The percentage of server workload changes with the number of users. Please note that a high value usually adds an additional layer of protection to your online anonymity (since many users share the same IP address) and a low value grants a broader bandwidth (therefore a higher surfing speed).

If you are ready, start the profile by tapping on the button 'Get Started', either on the profile's main screen or on the 'Options' page.

 

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