Reviews and expert opinion SonicFast

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

SonicFast provides super-fast SSD hosting backed by DDoS protection and 24/7 support.


Overview

sonicfast-mineSonicFast is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

SonicFast operates as a brand of Infinity Boost S.r.l.s. It offers web hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers in multiple locations in the U.S., U.K., and Luxembourg.

The SonicFast website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

SonicFast provides ultra-fast customizable web hosting packages powered by WHM Complete Solution (WHMCS). The packages feature:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 24/7 support
  • High-performance SSD storage
  • Advanced DDoS protection
  • 9% network SLA

The four web hosting plans start out with the Startup plan that has 500 MB disk space (which is pretty low), two email addresses, two FTP accounts, unlimited bandwidth, and two databases. At the other end of the scale, the Armored plan comes with unlimited everything apart from disk space which tops out at 30 GB.

All web hosting plans feature the user-friendly cPanel control panel to manage your website and hosting. This comes with the Softaculous one-click installer that allows you to install 400+ additional applications.

For security, the Corero Smart Firewall coupled with custom filters helps protect you against cyber attacks and DDoS threats. And you also get a free SSL certificate to give your customers confidence and improve your search engine ranking.

Pricing and Support

Hosting plans are offered at good prices, but you have to add 22% VAT and a 6% service fee, but – according to the website – no upfront costs or termination fees. You can pay by PayPal, credit/debit card, or cryptocurrency.

When I went to check out, I discovered that I could save a massive 1% (that’s sarcasm) by choosing an annual plan over a monthly commitment. With other hosts, you can often commit to a whole year safe in the knowledge that you can fall back on a 30-day money-back guarantee if anything goes wrong within the first month, but this vendor’s terms of service state that “all sales made by SonicFast are final.”

None of the plans feature unlimited disk space, and the entry-level plan doesn’t support multi-domain hosting, but you do get a free domain and a free SSL certificate.

24/7 support is provided by phone, email, and live chat. Unfortunately, the company’s knowledge base is bare, so you’ll have a hard time supporting yourself. I tested the live chat support one evening after office hours; I was pleased to receive a rapid response and to have a longer cordial conversation than I expected:

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How much does SonicFast cost?
SonicFast offers plans from $1 to $40. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which SonicFast plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. SonicFast can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from SonicFast here.
How good is SonicFast’s customer support?
SonicFast is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of SonicFast being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.

Comparison

How does SonicFast match up to the competition?

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5.0
Gregor Patrick
USA
July 09, 2019
Really awesome hosting

Very fast and premium web hostings, one of the best I have tried until now for sure.I used the armored since it include the layer 7 protection, and It's really fantastic, never had a downtime or a lag on my webhost, my website works smooth like a charm.

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5.0
splashmc
Germany
splashmc.net
May 15, 2019
Cheap and Powerfull

0% Downtime and the Speed is awesome. ឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴឴

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5.0
Erica
Italy
February 28, 2019
Very good provider

I currently have 2 KVM vps from sonic and I'm very satisfied. Ultra fast and very high performance, the price is low for the offered service and also thanks to their DDoS protection I can keep my projects online without worries. I recommend this hosting for small or large projects/websites.

5.0
John Kameron
Italy
February 28, 2019
Amazing DDoS protection

I've been hosting my sonicfast sites for over 4 months and I can say that the anti ddos protection is fantastic, never had downtime. Support is fast and effective, respond in live chat almost immediately. I highly recommend it to all those who need a fast and secure webhost at an economical price

Bottom line on SonicFast

In addition to its web hosting packages, SonicFast also provides VPS, dedicated servers, game servers, and firewall services all backed by 24/7 customer support.

SonicFast might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • cPanel control panel
  • Softaculous one-click installer
  • Free SSL certificate
  • High-performance SSDs

Cons

  • Short (or no) money-back guarantee
  • No knowledge base
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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