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Pricing
20 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $4.95 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
2.6
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 2.0
3.0
User Friendly 2.0
2.5
Support 1.5
2.0
Features 2.0
3.0
User Reviews
32 reviews 11 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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Great hosting server
Paula Carvalho,
10
I have a website on Downtown Host since 2009. Since that time my site was down only 6 times for a small time each. Even when they migrated to a better server it was ultra fast and they sent me a message before so I could info... More rm my visitors when and why my site would be offline. I have a large traffic and on my previous server my site was offline like 3 / 4 times per year.
They have lots of plans, good price and always were very helpful when I needed them. Support is effective and extremely fast in answer.
If I had another website, I would for sure sign up with them again.
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Latest negative review
STAY AWAY
M. P.,
2.8
Used to be decent, gone wayyyyy downhill in recent years. Atrocious customer service, they WILL frequently make mistakes and not adhere to what they tell you at all. Double-billed me for two years strait w/o notice. Failed ... More to process refunds correctly. DNS errors left and right. refuses to take responsibility or even offer a small discount. Awful company, idiotic customer support, they literally could not give a single sh*t
Will be taking my business elsewhere as soon as the year expires.
Beyond spotty service, their web portal is impossible to use - literally looks like it hasn't been changed since 2004.
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Not what it used to be
Larry Urbanski,
3.2
Tickets remain open, there is no longer a chat. My SSL certificate expired recently and there is no way on the site to correct it. If you go to certificates the "buy" is dead, and no prices are listed. Basically the site is a... More bit of a ghost site. A lot of dead error pages. Was on Downtown host since 2013. Support WAS 5 stars when I stared, with Jorge always at the helm. I just moved my forum to another host. Downtown host is a ghost of what it was. Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 3 plans from $4.95 to $8.95
Under $4

Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
Under $8

Small

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

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 100.04 GB
  • 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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Business

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00 5 plans from $19.95 to $69.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Copper

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00 3 plans from $220.00 to $400.00
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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Dedicated Bronze

$220.00 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
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North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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