Reviews and expert opinion Vodien

Ranked 78th from 2550 Web Hosting
4.6
0 3
Ease of Use
4.6
Features
4.6
Pricing
4.6
Support
4.6
Based on 3 reviews in 1 languages
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Vodien is a comprehensive web hosting service that offers any feature you need. However, there is little here for beginning webmasters who only need basic functionality and don’t want to pay for more advanced features they won’t use.

Overview

Vodien

Vodien is a Singapore-based web hosting company founded in 2002 that provides IT services to businesses of any size. Their client base is international but centered in the Asia-Pacific region. Vodien offers almost every type of web hosting feature you can think of, allowing them to support more than 210,000 users and 35,000 companies.

Features and Ease of Use

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Vodien’s feature list is very comprehensive, but with limited ability to scale functionality down and only pay for the basics. Webmasters hosting a single website with low to moderate monthly traffic will find Vodien’s packages somewhat excessive.

For example, their entry-level webValue plan comes with 5GB of disk space, ten email accounts, up to five hosted websites, unlimited data transfer, and 99.9% network and hardware SLA times. In addition, their smallest WordPress hosting plan supports just one website, but also 100,000 monthly visits. All of this is more than most beginning webmasters need. There are also no website builder and CMS options besides WordPress themes, so if you want to use something other than WordPress, you’ll need the expertise and resources to do it.

On the positive side, Vodien’s value-added features let webmasters purchase specific tools for their requirements:

  • WordPress-specific building packages that include website transfers, automatic core updates, one-click staging environments, and GIT pre-installation
  • Visual web hosting control panel with a simple file manager, email account management, and one-click application installers
  • One-click installations of popular e-commerce options Shopify and Magento, as well as CMSes like WordPress and Joomla
  • Vodien’s proprietary email spamGuard
  • Enhanced website security with Vodien’s proprietary webGuard, offering protection against SQL injections, advanced log analysis, Google browser security compliance, and more
  • Email hosting that includes features like encryption, malware/virus protection, and Vodien’s Cloud Assurance backup

Pricing and Support

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All this Vodien functionality definitely comes at a cost. Even their lowest-end web hosting plans are at least twice as expensive as competitors, and sometimes more. But again, if you need the functionality you can get it even at the entry level.

The least expensive WordPress hosting package includes just a single website, but also comes with “one-click” website migration, automatic backup/restore abilities, and enhanced caching technology to help webpage loading times.

In comparison, Vodien’s general web hosting packages do not come with free domain registration, but are still cheaper on a per-month and per-website basis than the WordPress version and come with better functionality. For instance, the highest-tier webElite package comes with significantly higher limits including 80GB disk space, 60 email addresses, and 30 websites that can be viable for larger organizations. What’s very frustrating, however, is that none of these web hosting packages include SSL certificates, which you must purchase separately.

There are specific “Business Hosting” plans that include similar limits on functionality, but also come with a variety of value-added services like dedicated IP, spamGuard, and SSL certificate’s built in. However, these additional features can be purchased separately, so the optimal cost/benefit configuration is not obvious. Vodien has no free plans, but they do have a 30-day money back guarantee.

Support options are also good, but not great. There is 24/7 phone support via a Singaporean landline, but not live chat. Email responses usually come within 24 hours with detailed answers to questions. A very detailed knowledge base helps answer most questions without assistance.

Pricing

4.6

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
5 GB
Unlimited
5
$7.30
20 GB
Unlimited
10
$14.61
40 GB
Unlimited
15
$21.91
80 GB
Unlimited
30
$43.82
120 GB
Unlimited
45
$65.73
5 GB
Unlimited
5
$21.91
20 GB
Unlimited
10
$43.82
40 GB
Unlimited
20
$87.64
80 GB
Unlimited
30
$109.55
120 GB
Unlimited
40
$175.27
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
5 GB
Unlimited
5
$7.30
20 GB
Unlimited
10
$14.61
40 GB
Unlimited
15
$21.91
80 GB
Unlimited
30
$43.82
120 GB
Unlimited
45
$65.73
5 GB
Unlimited
5
$21.91
20 GB
Unlimited
10
$43.82
40 GB
Unlimited
20
$87.64
80 GB
Unlimited
30
$109.55
120 GB
Unlimited
40
$175.27
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$72.30
60 GB
4 cores
3 GB
$108.81
120 GB
6 cores
6 GB
$218.36
240 GB
8 cores
12 GB
$364.42
480 GB
10 cores
24 GB
$510.48
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$72.30
60 GB
4 cores
3 GB
$108.81
120 GB
6 cores
6 GB
$218.36
240 GB
8 cores
12 GB
$364.42
480 GB
10 cores
24 GB
$510.48
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
500 GB
4 x 2.50GHz
4 GB
$204.48
1.17 TB
6 x 1.90GHz
12 GB
$364.42
600 GB
4 x 2.40GHz
8 GB
$364.42
1.17 TB
6 x 1.90GHz
12 GB
$510.48
2.3 TB
12 x 1.90GHz
24 GB
$656.54
2.3 TB
16 x 2.00GHz
32 GB
$948.66
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
500 GB
4 x 2.50GHz
4 GB
$204.48
1.17 TB
6 x 1.90GHz
12 GB
$364.42
600 GB
4 x 2.40GHz
8 GB
$364.42
1.17 TB
6 x 1.90GHz
12 GB
$510.48
2.3 TB
12 x 1.90GHz
24 GB
$656.54
2.3 TB
16 x 2.00GHz
32 GB
$948.66
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A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Vodien

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anonymus
Great Britain
1
Awful, stay away from this mob

Made the mistake of giving them my credit card details and they charged it four times by mistake with services from other domains, charged my for SSL certificate three times and never installed the update, my website was down for a whole week and I lost all the online sales. Still chasing them to get a refund on those fraudulent charges and it is impossible to get any support on their chat, email or phone. Stay away!

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Blood
Australia
1
Bad hosting

Awful, low quality hosting. Down quite often and support technicians do not respond. Hundreds of my websites are hosted with Vodien after they took over another company and migrated the accounts. Complete waste of time dealing with them. Almost any other hosting company would be better.

1
Gary Slenders
Australia
1
Much preferred Domain Registration Services

Vodien took over from Domain Registration Services and after 12 months I have had enough. I cannot access my website via their entry portal because they have not be able to integrate DRS hosting onto their system. It is the same situation with domain name. There were ongoing issues with security and certificate issues with emails being rejected, now I am in the situation that the only way I can send emails and have those emails save into a sent file is to run Outlook in safe mode. Microsoft has told me the problem is with Vodien's setup. No surprise there.

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David
USA
felmacindustries.com.au
1
Vodien is terrible!

Since Domain Registration Services changed to Vodien my email account has not worked...been trying to resolve this for almost a week without success. Very difficult to get to actually speak to someone, if you leave a message as they request and say they will call you back - don’t be fooled like me, they NEVER EVER return your phone calls... The two girls in tech support that I have actually managed to speak with have been totally disinterested, one told me to upgrade to a premium plan and then she could help me...what the? Never had issues previously to them changing to Vodien, I have had this account for 3 years. Time to move on and find a company that values its customer not just the $$$ VERY DISAPPOINTING

Bottom line on Vodien

Vodien is a comprehensive web hosting solution for medium to large-scale businesses and organizations. Individuals and small business owners will most likely find their functionality unnecessary for the additional cost.

Pros

  • Specialized WordPress hosting available
  • Business hosting packages with built-in security features
  • Comprehensive list of value-added features at extra cost
  • 24/7 phone support

Cons

  • More features than many beginning webmasters need
  • No SSL certificates
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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