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“I really wanted to write a good review for Dataflame....”

Written on: 12/10/2010

I really wanted to write a good review for Dataflame. Tell you that they were great getting things set up, helping me out with activating accounts. Transferring databases and information from one account to another. They were great for that, and was impressed.

That lasted about 3 months. Then my server slowed up, bandwidth issues. Then emails stopped working, sometimes for 2 days.

Then the last 3 weeks... All my websites (12 of them, some important client ones) went down for 3 days. I… Read Full Review

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“Nothing but issues with the server being unavailible...”

Written on: 14/07/2010 by Darren_B (5 reviews written)

Nothing but issues with the server being unavailible (dedicated server) - support are extremely poor spent 50 mins on the live support waiting for a response only to be told we are still investigating

fine if you want a home site that does not need 24/7 uptime, i accept sometimes things go wrong but £200 a month for a extremely poor service is not accetable IMHO

as soon a i can i will transfer all my hosting to another provider with proper support… Read Full Review

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“I was happy when I first used them, but they have gone...”

Written on: 12/07/2010

I was happy when I first used them, but they have gone way down hill since then.

Support is rubbish. They simply stop responding to support requests when they feel like it.

Terribly slow servers. They blamed my ISP for slow page loading times! Seriously insulting to my intelligence to be told that BS!

Steer clear at all costs!… Read Full Review

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“I have spent literally hours this weekend trying to...”

Written on: 04/07/2010 by AIK (1 review written)

I have spent literally hours this weekend trying to get the message ACCOUNT SUSPENDED from our website. Dataflame have our payment details, and they are clearly correct on the client portal. However they havent processed the agreement details correctly at their end, there is plenty headroom on our card and that was confirmed by the bank and despite having spoken to Dataflame on the hopeless live support AND on the telephone. NO-one can sort the problem out and it makes it look like our… Read Full Review

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“I would like to inform people not to use this rude and...”

Written on: 16/06/2010

I would like to inform people not to use this rude and ignorant company, The sign up process was smooth and on receiving ssh log in details I found I was unable to ssh in, shortly after I received an abuse report from dataflame telling me I was trying to brute force my way into other people's servers!

So in short the sold me a pre-compromised VPS then blamed me that a server I had no access to was trying to ssh its way into other servers.

Do NOT use this company!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/07/2010

I found this review very helpful because...it mirrors our experience exactly! I thought I was going mad!

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“We have been with Dataflame for about 3 years now, and...”

Written on: 13/05/2010

We have been with Dataflame for about 3 years now, and have been very pleased with the level of support that has been given.

We have a number of sites that have had no problems.

It is vital for our business website to be available 100% of the time, to which this has been met.

I would highly recommend Dataflame… Read Full Review

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“I migrated to Dataflame in Oct 09 after reading good...”

Written on: 07/04/2010

I migrated to Dataflame in Oct 09 after reading good reviews on the web (must have missed this site).

I have had problem after problem with them and there technical support is useless. I took them 2hrs to understand the you get a delivery failure if you email a hosted account...

Their prices and products are good, but its not worth it. Don't go with dataflame.

I'm looking for options to migrate my domain to asap - maybe redfox hosting… Read Full Review

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“I have been with dataflame for seven years and up...”

Written on: 12/11/2009

I have been with dataflame for seven years and up until the last 24 months I always thought they were great. Little down time and ok on support. NOW my mind has been changed! I hope they go out of business as fast as possible. You would be better off throwing your money out the window and banging your head on the wall than wait for their response and dealing with their business practices. I just spent 50 minutes on a live chat that had an average 4 minute response for each SIMPLE question. They… Read Full Review

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“Beware of signing up with Dataflame because getting...”

Written on: 23/10/2009

Beware of signing up with Dataflame because getting out is costly, also their technical support is appalling.

Their online technical support usually consists of responses taken from a manual. They are unable to solve any problems not in their manual. In one case our website had been attacked with a virus, which meant that the site was blocked by Google Chrome. They did not even bother investigating the virus or suggesting ways to deal with the virus (which I found on the Internet in 2… Read Full Review

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“Appalling customer service. Dataflame hosting service...”

Written on: 24/09/2009

Appalling customer service. Dataflame hosting service is rubbish, charging system is rubbish. Impossible to get a refund… Read Full Review

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“I had real problems with this company. I was desperate...”

Written on: 05/09/2009

I had real problems with this company. I was desperate for a UK hosting company so i decided to give Dataflame a go. I signed up, paid my money, and from that second on - nothing but problems. Had to 'upgrade' just to get access to a MySql database - so i could have a blog - Even though they have Fantastico.

After upgrading and paying more , things just kept going wrong, from rude and none existant customer service, to nobody answering the phone.

I decided to tried to throw in the towel. I… Read Full Review

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“Dataflame have terrible customer service, terrible...”

Written on: 18/05/2009

Dataflame have terrible customer service, terrible policies, unreliable servers. Trying to get any assistance is like getting blood from a stone, and the policies are about as clear as mud… Read Full Review

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“As usual with shared hosting companies all is fine...”

Written on: 06/01/2009

As usual with shared hosting companies all is fine until there is a problem. I had a technical issue going back ten months so I do not believe have the technical resources to analyse and solve anything out of the ordinary. This is an important consideration when choosing a web host, and you don't know what service you will get until you need it - urgently… Read Full Review

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“Having hosted with them for 18 months, I've just left. ”

Written on: 20/10/2008 by flexy (2 reviews written)

Having hosted with them for 18 months, I've just left.

1) Their customer service was the worst I've ever encountered from a hosting company. ALL support it outsourced; this is not a problem in itself, but when they can barely understand the problem, and give you incoherent answers to your questions, I think this becomes a serious problem. Their default answer was always "Everything fine here". In my experience, they didn't answer questions. They always referred me to an open an email ticket, which… Read Full Review

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“An administration error and could not take money from...”

Written on: 15/08/2008

An administration error and could not take money from my bank. Because of this they sent me 16 emails while I was away on holiday. They then (even though it was their fault) suspended my account and tried to charge me an "administration fee"… Read Full Review

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“Dataflame said in an email, that my money is going to...”

Written on: 11/07/2008

Dataflame said in an email, that my money is going to refunded into my bank account with in 7-10 business days, but it is about a month there is no money in my bank that I am aware of. I several times requested for my domain to be transfer, but no reply yet it seems. Therefore I do not recommend data flame.com… Read Full Review

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“I signed on to Dataflame and for hours my reseller...”

Written on: 03/07/2008 by koba123 (1 review written)

I signed on to Dataflame and for hours my reseller hosting was not activated and I then asked that the account be cancelled and my money refunded. Dataflame has not yet responded to my request for a refund… Read Full Review

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“They suspended my site they host when a few people...”

Written on: 03/06/2008 by bboyneko (1 review written)

They suspended my site they host when a few people emailed them complaining in my opinion. I hosted a forum and the users started fighting amongst themselves. They emailed dataflame when someone called them a name or posted an insulting picture.

Dataflames response was suspension it seems. I have been a customer for many years and now I do not recommend Dataflame… Read Full Review

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“Dataflame are cheap for me, but once I signed up with...”

Written on: 20/05/2008 by kmccloskey (1 review written)

Dataflame are cheap for me, but once I signed up with them it's hard to remember that alongside this I get unhelpful customer service. Things went well at the beginning, then they changed the interface without any notice and since this my 'sitebuilder' had bugs that meant other people's webpages suddenly appearing on my site - this happened a couple of months back and they don't take responsibillity as far as I am concerned. I can't wait to cancel, which I'll do as soon as I can pay more for a… Read Full Review

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“It has been difficult to speak to a manager. When...”

Written on: 21/04/2008

It has been difficult to speak to a manager. When issues escalate or staff are rude in my opinion there is no one to contact and despite repeatedly asking for a manager (over a 4 day period) I have not been contacted by anyone with any type of authority within the company as far as I am concerned… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/07/2008

Dataflame have been an absolute nightmare to deal with. It has taken over a month to transfer a domain and I'm still waiting! <br/><br/>The staff I have spoken to are rude, arrogant and unhelpful. <br/><br/>This is, without doubt, the worst company I have ever dealt with. BEWARE!

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