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Dotster vs A Small Orange

Comparison
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Pricing
9 hosting plans 20 hosting plans
Starting price $3.75 / month $2.92 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
1.9
Reliability 1.7
1.7
Pricing 1.5
2.3
User Friendly 1.4
1.8
Support 1.4
1.3
Features 1.5
2.1
User Reviews
21 reviews 28 reviews
Latest positive review
Easy and well priced
Samantha Jenkins,
8.0
I have been using Dotster for over 7 years now. My husband recently started a business and used godaddy, it was a nightmare! It was difficult to use and more expensive. I find Dotsters website builder (weebly) easy and has ma... More ny feature to make our website exactly how I want it. We pay about $10.50 for basic hosting and our domain per month. Godaddy is $13 and isn't nearly as good. Less
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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Latest negative review
The Absolute WORST!
Claudia Nicosia,
2.0
From their customer (lack of) service to their actual hosting platforms, I'm baffled how they stay in business. Beyond dysfunctional!
Truly a sub 1/5 company
Tom Herbert,
2.0
I would give them less than 1/5 if it was possible.
Avoid this host at all costs. Mind numbingly dumb people working customer service and the tech guy destroyed my company website. Right now they can't figure out how to send ... More me a backup to transfer to another hosting company or they think they're playing me to get more of my money. Forget ASO. Less
Shared Hosting
6 plans from $3.75 to $14.75 4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00
Under $4

Basic Hosting - Linux

$3.75 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Under $8

Deluxe Hosting - Linux

$6.75 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Small

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 51.2 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Ultra Hosting - Linux

$13.75 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
3 plans from $29.70 to $67.95 8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$29.70 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Xeon E3-1220 V2

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