2019 October 2nd
As a relative newcomer on the block, BlazingFast.io is trying to go toe-to-toe with the business leaders.
Claiming incredible speeds, 100% SSD servers, and 99.95% uptime, BlazingFast claims its services are as good as they come.
This certainly did draw me in, but will my BlazingFast review prove them to be ‘blazing fast’, or will it out them as just another hosting provider claiming to do things that they don’t?
Let's find out.
Some Issues At First Glance
At first glance, I did notice a few small issues with the BlazingFast website. There were spelling mistakes here and there, and it was evident that their marketing content wasn’t professionally written.
While this doesn’t necessarily mean that their services are bad, it certainly gives off an amateur impression - that's for sure.
But that's not the thing that's crucial. Let’s have a quick look at how other users have found BlazingFast.
BlazingFast Reviews Are Mixed
After conducting a quick Google search for Blazingfast reviews, I found that there were mixed opinions about their services.
Around half of the reviews are close to perfect, while the other half are (quite frankly) terrible. Looking at which reviews were positive, and which were negative, one correlation could be found:
It seems that BlazingFast doesn’t put as much time or effort into keeping their lower-paying customers happy.
Result? A near-perfect mix of happy and angry users.
A quick review of the BlazingFast pricing structure shows that they indeed aren’t the cheapest hosting provider out there. However, I guess this because they offer modern SSD drives and custom server technology.
They offer a free trial on their Professional web hosting plan though - you have to request it from customer service. However, I would certainly recommend doing this.
Blazingfast's pricing structure is straightforward - starting at 5 euros a month (currently around $5.71). Each plan allows you to take advantage of all of their services. However, SSD disk space varies depending on the amount you wish to pay.
Plans & Specifications
BlazingFast offers shared, VPS, and dedicated hosting options. However, unless you have experience setting up and managing your own server, then I’d suggest just going with one of their shared hosting plans.
|Disk space limit||30 GB||60 GB||120 GB|
|How many domains allowed?||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|SSD or HSD used in servers||SSD||SSD||SSD|
|Money back guarantee||No||No||No|
|Customer support||24/7 Phone/email||24/7 Phone/email||24/7 Phone/email|
One of the major features of all their plans is their DDoS protection. This is certainly a positive feature in my eyes and is likely to become even more valuable in the future. Security is an essential part to every website, and it's good to see BlazingFast deliver that free of charge.
But how does their performance stack up?
Unfortunately, the response time of the BlazingFast servers isn't exactly something to shout about. With a response time of around 600ms, they just about scrape an average rating.
I mean, it isn't exactly the worst score, but if you're explicitly looking for speed, then you should probably look elsewhere. Which is a bit ironic, considering the provider's name.
My BlazingFast Review Round-Up
Although it has received mixed online reviews, I don’t see a whole lot wrong with BlazingFast.
Sure, their response times aren’t the best, but I think that the modern features they offer more than compensate for it. DDoS protection is going to be a must in years to come, and you can see that BlazingFast are trying to get ahead of the pack by adopting it early.
So, to conclude my BlazingFast review, I can say that they're a solid option to anyone that isn't majorly concerned about speed. Yes, there are better providers out there, but there are certainly worse ones too. We will be keeping an eye out. BlazingFast could become a household name in the future.