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Reviews and expert opinion FlameNetworks

Ranked 117th from 1974 Web Hosting
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Features
4.5
Pricing
4.4
Support
4.5
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Flame Networks is an Italian website hosting provider with a rock solid uptime SLA and 24/7 multichannel customer service.

Overview

Founded in 2005 by a small group of industry experts, Flame Networks provides excellent services at an affordable cost. This Italian company’s German data center suggests a pan-European customer base. Their website is only in Italian unless you let your browser translate it into English or another language.

 

FlameNetworks features

Features and Ease of Use

Flame Networks offers a comprehensive range of hosting services including CMS hosting, professional hosting, e-commerce hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated hosting. They also offer a full range of IT solutions such as web application development.

As standard, their professional hosting plans come with the following core features:

  • 99.9% uptime SLA 
  • Automatic daily backups, retained for five days 
  • Free domain registration with a choice of 30 extensions 
  • Choice of SSL certificate at an additional cost 
  • 3000 MB to 20,000 MB disk space  
  • From two to ten add-on domains 

Flame Networks has a “no overselling policy”, which means that all resource quotas are 100% guaranteedThey also have a really clear 99.9% uptime service level agreement which is backed by compensation. This is not always the case with other hosting providers.

This company uses RAID 10 SSD storage for much faster disk read speeds, increased stability, and reliability. They provide support for PHP versions 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, and 7 (which is great) plus support for Python. However, I’m a little disappointed that they don’t offer support for other advanced coding languages like as Rails, Ruby, and Javascript.

In addition to the professional shared hosting plans, Flame Networks also offers CMS hosting plans for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, and PrestaShop. These packages include unlimited traffic, databases, subdomains, and email boxes.

Pricing and Support

Flame Networks’ prices are quite expensive when compared with both local and international companies providing similar services. You also have to factor in the additional VAT (if applicable) and the fact that SSL certificates cost extra. On the other hand, their packages are comprehensive and feature-packed, and domain registration is “forever free”.

Contract lengths are twelve, twenty-four and thirty-six months. There is no discount for purchasing a long-term planno free trial, and no money-back guarantee, so you need to be pretty sure before signing up.

Whilst I find their payment terms to be somewhat stricter than I would like, I have no complaints about their 24/7/365 customer service provision. They offer a variety of ways to get in touch, including telephone, ticket, email, Skype and live chat. Unfortunately, the live chat was not live during business hours when I tried, but I have found this company to be quick to respond to emails. They also have an FAQ section and what appears to be a help center for logged in users only.

Pricing

4.4

WordPress Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Backup
Price
10 GB WEB SPACE SSD
UNLIMITED
50
+
$4.52
20 GB WEB SPACE SSD
UNLIMITED
100
+
$6.78
50 GB WEB SPACE SSD
UNLIMITED
Unlimited
+
$11.30
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Backup
Price
10 GB WEB SPACE SSD
UNLIMITED
50
+
$4.52
20 GB WEB SPACE SSD
UNLIMITED
100
+
$6.78
50 GB WEB SPACE SSD
UNLIMITED
Unlimited
+
$11.30
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
15000 MB
80000 MB
30
$46.32
40000 MB
180000 MB
60
$77.95
90000 MB
200000 MB
100
$117.49
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
15000 MB
80000 MB
30
$46.32
40000 MB
180000 MB
60
$77.95
90000 MB
200000 MB
100
$117.49
More Details

Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1000 GB
1 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 CPU (4 x 3.30 Ghz)
8 GB DDR3
$110.72
1000 GB
1 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 CPU (4 x 3.30 Ghz)
8 GB DDR3
$138.96
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1000 GB
1 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 CPU (4 x 3.30 Ghz)
8 GB DDR3
$110.72
1000 GB
1 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 CPU (4 x 3.30 Ghz)
8 GB DDR3
$138.96
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from FlameNetworks

Bottom line on FlameNetworks

In just over a decade, Flame Networks has grown from a small founding team to become a professional outfit with a German data center, 24/7 support, and a bona fide uptime SLA.

Pros

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee with SLA 
  • 24/7 customer service available 
  • RAID 10 SSD storage 
  • No overselling policy 

Cons

  • Quite expensive compared to other companies 
  • No month-to-month contracts 
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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