A Small Orange vs CanSpace Solutions

Comparison
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Pricing
20 hosting plans 12 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $3.72 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
4.0
Reliability 1.5
4.0
Pricing 2.0
4.0
User Friendly 2.0
4.0
Support 1.5
4.0
Features 2.0
4.0
User Reviews
40 reviews 20 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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Been With Canspace For Almost a Year...
Devin A Wall,
8.8
I had a reseller account with Canspace for awhile, then I upgraded to a VPS several months ago. The process was painless and support guided me all the way.
They answer their tickets at all hours and I usually have a resolutio... More n within 20 mins, rare that it isn't solved in that time frame.
A few weeks ago there were some reliability issues, but that has seemed to clear up. It's understandable.
My only big complaint is the pricing. It's a bit steep.
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Latest negative review
Customer support has really gone downhill. Not what they used to be.
Chad Rock,
4.4
When they first started, they were one of the best. However, like so many others, they sold out. Even after new ownership, I still stuck with them because I'm loyal. After finding out my $140 plan didn't include SSL, and th... More at they wanted to charge me an additional $40 per year for just that feature, I decided it was time to move on. That wasn't my only reason though. Support wait times have been increasing and the chat experience was getting worse. Simple questions were taking almost 10 or more minutes to get answered. Since I was only a few days into my renewal period, I didn't think it would be a problem asking for a refund or if they would prorate my account. They refused it. So that's the treatment I received after being a loyal customer for 13 years. They really could care less. Stay away from this company. There are much better hosting options out there that offer better and quicker customer support and features. Less
Three Words: Host From Hell
Johanna Anderson,
2.0
Have been doing business using the same domains for more than 15 years and upon transferring them to CanSpace almost half of my contact list says my emails are going to their spam filter - only Gmail accounts were reliably re... More ceiving messages from our domains. Of course CanSpace had no idea what I was talking about but this is the same host that repeatedly cited 'propagation time' and 'client email configuration' as the reason for almost 48 hours downtime with the transfer of these domains. In the end it turned out that their 'senior' tech discovered that our MX records had been incorrectly entered -- but no apologies offered for the lies told by their incompetent support staff. I should further add that this was only discovered after raising almost a dozen tickets because guess what? Despite claiming to offer 24/7 telephone support, their phone lines were mysteriously down when we called as they were "in the middle of moving offices" - of course. When I escalated the situation to owner Sunil and explained how messages from our domains were being blocked by half our address book since transferring them to Canspace, I was told to sign up for Amazon SES (Simple Email Service) - at an added cost - to better ensure that our messages were whitelisted. Fifteen years using the same domains with various hosts, no problem. Day one and every day after with Canspace, half the messages being sent from our domain are blocked. It was such a disruption to our business during our busiest time of year that we had to switch to using a Gmail account to ensure reliable email communication. The eventual solution? Transferring the domains the hell away from CanSpace to Namespro based in Vancouver. Total downtime? 3 hours but more importantly once again all of our emails are reaching our clients and the nightmare that is CanSpace is thankfully over. Deal with CanSpace at your own risk. Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 3 plans from $3.72 to $223.70
Under $4

Tiny

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

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 15.05 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 5
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Under $8

Small

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 51.2 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Medium

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 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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Professional

$22.99 / MO
  • Space: 200 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
8 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 3 plans from $3.72 to $223.70
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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VPS-Erie

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 3 plans from $3.72 to $223.70
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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Dedi-32

$149.99 / MO
  • Space: 4 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
No
3 plans from $3.72 to $223.70
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Bronze Reseller

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 85 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
  • Panel: whm
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Data Centers
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North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
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Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
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WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
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Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
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PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js Yes No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
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MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
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PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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