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1.8
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  • User Friendly
    2.0
  • Support
    2.0
  • Features
    1.4
  • Reliability
    1.4
  • Pricing
    2.0
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Dataflame Reviews and Expert Opinion

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $3.34 - $25.04
VPS $10.01 - $512.41
Dedicated Server $215.31 - $499.06

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John Ryan
John Ryan from United Kingdom,

Going downhill FAST!

1.4
VPS
I would like to let you know what I think of this lot but hostadvice would not be able to publish it. I have been with Dataflame for some years now but they must have new ownership or management in the last year or two. I will be moving away from this bunch of incompetent and arrogant a******s asap.
Chris Jones
Chris Jones from United Kingdom,

Good support for unreliable services

2.8
I've been with Dataflame for quite a while - I have my own company's website and a couple of personal sites hosted with them.

I've had intermittent issues with their smtp, failing to connect to send and/or retrieve emails. Wors...Read Moree, my company emails are occasionally bounced back to me with a message that the recipient has rejected the mail because the sending host is a known source of spam, and once telling me it was a source of viruses. When I contacted them about this, they just said they "couldn't see any problem at their end" or words to that affect.

But this evening (Friday 23rd December 2016) is a whole different issue. Complete outage (first noticed at 17:30 and still ongoing at 18:15). No email, no web sites. Best of all - even their own web site is unavailable, so I can't even contact them to find out what is going on.

It's hard to give any host anything other than a 1 for reliability when they clearly don't have any redundancy built into their systems.
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John Ryan
John Ryan from United Kingdom,

Absolute Rubbish

1.0
Mail up and down like a yo-yo then they lost several years worth then restored them and screwed up my mail client. I cannot believe that after all this I have to pay them to leave. DON'T TOUCH AND BARGE POLE MEAN SOMETHING HERE.
Craig Timmins

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Craig Timmins

Overview

More Than Just Your Average Web Host

Data Flame may not be a household name yet but they put time, effort and money into building an ideal hosting solution for businesses of any size. Whether you are on a mission to find cheap, good value for money shared hosting, or require dedicated hosting for your company, Data Flame provide good prices, solid support and all the features you need to get you started.

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8.4
SUPERB!
Rated by Craig Timmins
  • User Friendly
    8
  • Support
    9
  • Features
    8
  • Reliability
    9
  • Pricing
    8

Reliability

99.9% Uptime and 24/7/365 Support

Data Flame will give you a 99.9% uptime guarantee which higher than a lot of hosts and on par with many more. The primary data centre is said to be located in London, UK and is under 24/7/365 security monitoring which takes the form of a physical guard and computer equipment.

Data Flame also have multiple redundancy measures in place, backups and the latest web server and hardware in place. All in all you get a lot of confidence from the reliability side of this host.

Features

Site Builder and Domain Registration Services

Aside from the extra services that Data Flame provide, such as a site builder and domain registrar, the also offer some competitive features and tools across the 4 hosting packages on show.

Depending on which hosting package and price plan you go with, you can expect to benefit from unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, an optional dedicated IP address for an additional cost, SMTP support, cPanel and plenty of disk space.

Support

Ticks Off Most Support Areas

Live chat is available on each page of the site through the third party provider, Zopim, and Data Flame also have several other support options available to customers. Flash tutorials, a blog and a knowledge base are all featured on the site, along with an FAQ section and a contact page.

The contact page supplies a direct email address, UK telephone number, and a postal address. The only thing missing is social media channels for support.

Pricing

Slightly Confusing but Works Out Cheap

Firstly I should point out that Data Flame tend to give an annual price in the hosting price plan section of the site, so you may get a shock when you see the starter plan coming in at £30. Most hosting providers use the monthly price option, but after your heart has calmed down and you realise that it’s an annual price, they are actually very well priced and offer some of the lowest prices on the market. Albeit, the features can be quite restrictive.

User-Friendly

One of The Best Sites to Browse

The website for Data Flame has an exceptional feel to it, and provides just enough information without it getting too cluttered. Across the top nav bar you will get all the main hosting packages and services, whilst the 4 types of hosting packages are also represented on the homepage with prices and features.

All plans come with CPanel as well, so big plus points here. The only downside is that when you get through to the hosting package price plans, they list them as annual prices which can throw users.

Summary

Great for Small and Large Businesses

Data Flame are an under the radar company as they don’t push as much cash flow into advertising as the likes of GoDaddy, but don’t let that steer you away because what they have done with their cash flow is put it into a strong website hosting solution for small to large businesses. With great prices, plenty of features and a solid network you can feel confident in letting them host your site.

The only downside that cropped up was that the pricing was per annum, which may throw a few people as other hosting providers tend to use monthly prices.

Dataflame Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Entry 1 GB 5 TB cPanel Unlimited $3.34 3.5 Details
Copper 1 GB 20 TB cPanel Unlimited $5.01 3.5 Details
Bronze 10 GB 40 TB cPanel Unlimited $8.35 3.5 Details
Silver 25 GB 100 TB cPanel Unlimited $13.35 3.5 Details
Gold 50 GB 150 TB cPanel Unlimited $25.04 3.5 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Customizable VPS - Lowest price 10 GB - 512 MB $10.01 3.5 Details
Customizable Managed VPS - Lowestprice 25 GB - 1 GB $81.79 3.5 Details
Customizable VPS - Highest price 100 GB - 12 GB $110.16 3.5 Details
Customizable Managed VPS - Highest price 500 GB - 12 GB $512.41 3.5 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Managed Server 1 500 GB 2 cores 2 GB $215.31 3.5 Details
Managed Server 2 1000 GB 4 cores 4 GB $332.15 3.5 Details
Managed Server 3 1.95 TB 8 cores 8 GB $499.06 3.5 Details

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