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A Small Orange vs BlackHOST

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Pricing
20 hosting plans 12 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $1.95 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
4.3
Reliability 1.7
4.5
Pricing 2.3
5.0
User Friendly 1.8
3.5
Support 1.3
4.5
Features 2.1
4.0
User Reviews
29 reviews 3 reviews
Latest positive review
Very good experience. No downtime in last 3 months.
Ridwan Choudhury,
9.6
I signed up with A Small Orange despite seeing many bitter reviews on the internet. I've been using ASO shared (small) plan for 3 months. Never experienced any issue with their service. I've monitored my website uptime with J... More etpack plugin of wordpress and tested speed, server response time regularly. Never experienced any downtime in last 3 months. Pingdom shows my website is faster than the 98% website. Actually, so far I'm very happy with their service.
It is true that their support ticket is very slow and they took almost two weeks to reply my ticket about registering a new domain. But I never had to wait more than 3 minutes to get live chat support. My ticket was solved instantly via live chat.
Another good thing about ASO is their server name and user area interface is very unique and user friendly.
Hope ASO will remain consistent with their good service. Best wishes for ASO team!
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Sergey Stearickov
Sergey Starikov,
10
The best hosting and team! I was moved to the site and explained everything!
Latest negative review
They used to be excellent but are now dreadful
AnneMarie Brody,
2.8
They used to be excellent but now they are terrible. For over a month their servers have gone down every two days. The chat staff are as helpful as they can be but they do not seem to be allowed to refer matters up the chain ... More to the senior managers. I cannot find out who the current CEO is and it is not there person you get when you Google the subject. If you press them on this they just say they will upgrade the support ticket. Every two days I have to get on the chat line to ask them to fix it. It am going mad with it. Less
Do not use Blackhost
Cameron Sheppard,
2.0
"Hello ,
due to the way how your order looks, we can't accept it on our network, as it's very likely this hosting to be used as botnet controller.
We're deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused, and we're looking forward to ... More have you as client for some future projects.
All the best!"
Took my money, nor refund, no evidence of me hosting said "botnet controller" I never even got the service running. Absolutely useless, I will never consider using them again. Absolutely fuming.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 4 plans from $1.95 to $6.95
Under $4

Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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SneakPeak

$1.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8

Small

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 51.2 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Small plan

GrowBIG

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00 8 plans from $2.99 to $26.99
Under $4 No

MINI VPS

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

HOBBY VPS

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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UNM Core

$11.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Xeon E3-1220 V2

$99.00 / MO
  • Space: 128 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 2 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support No No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 9 6 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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