Last Update | September 2021
Monthly Update - September 2021
|Hosting Plans||Web Hosting; Windows Web Hosting; WordPress Hosting; Cloud VPS Hosting; Dedicated Servers; Free Hosting|
|Top Features||99.99% Uptime Guaranteed; Power Failures Backups; DDoS Protection; Green Data Centers; NVMe SSD Drives; Next-gen AMD Processors;40Gbps Uplink!; Automated Monitoring Tools; Advance Advisory Team; Privacy and Data Safe|
|Customer Support||Live Chat; Ticketing System; Knowledge Base|
During September, Flaunt7:
- No updates
During August, Flaunt7:
- No updates
During July, Flaunt7:
- No updates
During June, Flaunt7:
- No updates
During May, Flaunt7:
- Didn’t issue any new features or updates
- Didn’t report any server issues
When it comes to picking the perfect hosting provider for your specific needs, this can be quite the challenge, especially if you are not that well informed about exactly what you need to look out for.
If you want to host something off-shore, or in other words, if you are located in the United States, and want to avoid the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is a United States copyright law, this might be the perfect hosting provider for you.
In fact, Flaunt7 is one of the most well-known DMCA ignored web hosting providers out there. In other words, many other web hosting providers do not accept nor support specific content restricted by DMCA, and this is the case due to the fact that it could lead to legal problems or complaints against the company in question.
By ignoring this, the provider will not suspend your web hosting, or domain name, just because a third party asked them to or filed a complaint against you. You will be responsible for the complaint and you will need to deal with it on your own, but your website will not go offline because of it.
The Flaunt7 admin essentially goes through your case and forwards the legal action against the violation in accordance with the court’s order. This is a service only available with offshore hosting, and it is typically located in countries that are less likely to act seriously on copyright matters.
It allows you to publish just about anything, and as such, you might even get the freedom of speech, assuming you are located in an area of the world where that might be an issue.
It offers 99.9% uptime, free SSL certificates, cPanel support, SSD storage, and great support, however, how true all of this actually is, we’ll find out as I look into each and every aspect of Flaunt7.
Getting Started with Flaunt7
Getting started with Flaunt7 can be a little tricky, but if you follow everything along you’ll have no issues.
You can either click on “Get Started” on the homepage or simply visit the “Client Area”.
Click on Order Hosting.
And here you can select the kind of hosting you want.
However, if you go to the “Get Started” menu, you have three other pricing options, not showcased here.
Where I’ll just simply pick “Shared Hosting” as that what I’m interested in for this review.
After which I’ll be taken to more pricing options with different features.
And I’ll just select the cheapest one here, as that’s exactly what I need and it will fit my specific needs perfectly.
Okay, so, to summarize, there are two ways through which you can purchase shared hosting or other types of hosting, two menus, and this can be a bit confusing at first, since you are getting similar things, at different price points. Click on get started if you want the cheaper option and you should be good to go.
Anyway, once you select the desired package, you’ll be taken to another screen.
Here you can register a new domain, transfer your existing domain from another registrar, or use your existing domain by updating your nameservers.
Here you’ll get another chance to choose a billing cycle, and if you pick the annual plan, you get a free domain which is neat.
You also get a constant overview on the right side of the order summary, which is excellent.
Of course, in the end, you’ll always get the chance to review everything, which is neat.
After that, all you’ll need to do is enter the billing details.
Now, here’s where, quite frankly, I was blown away.
You get a Bitcoin payment method; this hosting provider is living in the future.
You’ll need to enter additional information once you pick your payment method.
You’ll receive an SMS code, simply confirm it and click on pay.
Then you’ll finally get to the screen where you’ll have the ability to enter your credit card information.
You’ll receive an invoice email.
Once you pay, you’ll receive an email that confirms your payment.
This is all there is to making a Flaunt7 account, it can be tricky, but anyone should still be able to complete it.
Keep in mind that you can also buy a dedicated server here, SSL certificates, website security, e-mail services, access the website builder, the Linuxoid cloud, the CodeGuard, generate a website backup, get access to tools such as hacked site repair, VPN, SEO Tools, Free Hosting, Windows Hosting, and Storage VPS.
Settings Things Up at Flaunt7
On the dashboard, you get this really simple menu, where you can manage your security through site lock, build your website, open support tickets, and see any recent news from the company.
Now, the unique aspect of this specific hosting provider is of course this website builder. Powered by WeeblyCloud, you can essentially pick a theme and start from there.
What I love about it, is its simplistic drag and drop nature.
You require zero programming knowledge in order to use this, and that’s always a plus.
Now, on the top bar, you’ll have several menu options.
On the Services Tab – here you can access my services, order new services, and view available addons.
On the Domains Tab – here you can access my domains, renew domains, register a new domain, and transfer domains to Flaunt7.
On the Website and Security Tab – here you can access SSL Certificates, website security features, e-mail services, the website builder, website backup, VPN, SEO tools and Manage SSL Certificates.
On the Billing Tab – here you can review my invoices, my quotes, mass payment, payment methods and add funds.
On the Support Tab – here you can open tickets, see announcements, access the knowledgebase, see any potential downloads, and review the network status.
On the Affiliates Tab – This is the affiliate program where you can get paid for referring customers to Flaunt7.
Another interesting part about Flaunt7 is the fact that, when you manage your security, you do it through SiteLock. This is a global website security protection and monitoring tool that can eliminate cyber threats, keeping your site safe.
In order to access cPanel, this can also be a tricky process if you do not know exactly what you are doing, luckily for you, I’ll guide you throughout each and every step.
Go to the services tab, and click on my services.
Find your products and services, and click on the three dots on the right side, followed by view details.
Here you’ll access everything you need in order to fully manage your website on Flaunt7.
Before we get into the cPanel management, let’s review what we have on offer here.
- First, you can review your disk usage and your bandwidth usage which is convenient.
- Second, you have quick shortcuts, including email accounts, forwarders, autoresponders, the file manager, backup, subdomains, addon domains, cron jobs, MySQL Databases, phpMyAdmin and Awstats.
- Third, you have your quick create email account menu, which is convenient.
Once you access the cPanel, you’ll see a lot of options.
While this may seem a bit overwhelming at first, we’ll be going over each and every one of these categories, so you can get a better understanding of exactly what you’re getting.
On the email tab, you get access to literally everything you would ever need in terms of email management. From email accounts to forwarders, email routing, autoresponders, default access, mailing lists, track delivery, global email filters, email filters, email deliverability, address importer, spam filters, encryption, BoxTrapper, configure greylisting, calendars and contacts, and email disk usage, you genuinely feel like you have full control over everything which I find to be amazing.
Billing and Support
This is a unique menu available on Flaunt7 that I haven’t honestly seen in many other places. You see, here you can review the news and announcements, manage your billing information, download resources, view email history, as well as invoice history, see the knowledgebase, check the network status, view billing information, manage profile, register a new domain, transfer a domain, open a ticket, view the support tickets and upgrade or downgrade.
All of this is available directly through cPanel, which is quite impressive.
In terms of the files tab, you have your regular lineup of file management, images, directory privacy, disk usage, web disk, FTP accounts, backup, backup wizard, Git Version Control, file and directory restoration, and so on.
When it comes to the databases, you have phpMyAdmin, MySQL Databases, MySQL Database Wizard, and Remote MySQL.
Discussing the domains, you have the site publisher, the domains tab itself, the addon domains, the subdomains, the aliases, the redirects, the zone editor, and dynamic DNS.
In terms of the metrics themselves, you can view the visitors, the errors, the bandwidth, the raw access, the Awstats, the analog stats, the Webalizer, the Webalizer FTP, the metrics editor, and the resource usage.
In terms of the type of security you can expect, you get SSH access, IP blocker, SSL/TLS, Manage API Tokens, Hotlink Protection, Leech Protection, ModSecurity, SSL/TLS Status, Let’s Encrypt SSL, and Imunify360.
Most notable out of these is Let’s Encrypt SSL, which is an effort to provide free domain-validated certificates through an automated way.
You also get Imunify360, which protects your Linux-based server and all hosted websites against malware infections, web attacks, and vulnerability exploitation.
In terms of the software you are getting, you are looking at WordPress Manager by Softaculous, the PHP PEAR Packages, the Perl Modules, the Site Software, Optimize Website, MultiPHP Manager, MultiPHP INI Editor, Softaculous App installer, Setup Node.js App, Select PHP Version, Setup Python App, Setup Ruby App.
When it comes to the advanced category, you are getting the LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager, the Terminal, Cron Jobs, Track DNS, Indexes, Error Pages, Apache Handlers and MIME Types.
The most noteworthy feature out of these is the LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager, which lets you reduce page load times as well as handle traffic spikes.
In terms of the preferences tab, you’re getting password and security, change language, change style, contact information, and the user manager.
Here you’re getting the WordPress Toolkit which is quite unique.
It essentially lets you install WordPress with ease, and gives you a lot of other goodies as well.
Let’s install it. Keep in mind that you can select the installation path, website title, plugin and theme set, website language, and version of WordPress.
Then all you have to do is set the username as well as the password, and the email connected with it.
You can even install plugins in a convenient way from this panel.
Let’s test it out.
Now, let’s actually see what the WordPress Toolkit Does.
What I love here is the easy maintenance mode toggle.
You can review all of your installed Plugins in the tab; here are just some I decided to actually install.
And you also have some pre-installed themes, and you can even upload more directly from here and activate them, which is nice.
Softaculous Apps Installer
This is basically a set of scripts that let you install different things.
And that’s about everything you’re getting with the Flaunt7 cPanel.
Customer Support Experience at Flaunt7
Let’s cancel the service and ask for a refund to see how the support team will handle these requests.
Now, they have chat support, which is found on the bottom right corner of the screen at any time.
Here, you get a scripted, instant reply, telling you what to do.
Here’s how to open a ticket. Go to support, and click on tickets.
Click on billing.
Write the message that you’d like to send.
Click on submit.
That’s about it.
Uptime and Speed
Let’s get uptime out of the way, I did only test this hosting provider for a limited period of time, and throughout that time, my website never went offline. Is the 99.9% uptime claim legitimate? Definitely.
In terms of speed, with the plugins I had, and a few images as well as blog post content, the website loaded in 1.2 seconds, which is average, and LiteSpeed does indeed do wonders to boost the speed, which is convenient.
When it comes to web hosting plans, you start at $3.99 per month, up to $137.99 per month.
When it comes to VPS Hosting plans, you start at $4.99 per month, up to $389.99 per month.
When it comes to Offshore Dedicated Hosting Plans, you can start at $99.99 per month up to $999.99 per month.
Security and Backups
As mentioned before, you can access security-enhancing features on Flaunt7’s Website and Security Tab. Another thing I like is the SiteLock integration and all cPanel add-ons, as explained earlier.
Like security features, you can also access the backup options in the cPanel, presenting important ease of use.
Furthermore, Flaunt7 offers CodeGuard Website Backup as a specialized service. It performs Daily Automated Website Backups from CodeGuard, thus protects your site from data loss and corruption, threats from viruses, hackers, and malware.
You can choose between seven different plans regarding Backup Storage. All plans come with Daily Automatic Website Backups, Unlimited Files & Databases, One-Click Restores, Malware Monitoring, Automatic WordPress Updates, File Change Monitoring, Staging of Restores, Email Backup, and Full Automation.
What I specifically enjoyed about Flaunt7 is the fact that it offers offshore services, which means that you can bypass any geographic restrictions you might have in your location. They live up to their promises and offer just about everything you would need for hosting a website online. The pricing is competitive, however, you are getting something unique here so that more than makes up for it. I’d ideally recommend this for people who want better freedom of speech or to bypass DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act).