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A Small Orange vs GlowHost

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Pricing
20 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $3.47 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
4.8
Reliability 1.7
4.8
Pricing 2.3
4.8
User Friendly 1.8
4.7
Support 1.3
4.8
Features 2.1
4.7
User Reviews
28 reviews 18 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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Good prices, nice service, fast speed
Richard Agostini,
10
As a new small business start-up it's important to me to start fast, conserve cash and yet market as efficiently as I can. Glowhost offered the most value for the services I was seeking. I am very glad I chose them as my web hosting service provider.
Latest negative review
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
Not for me
John Cellar,
4.4
I chose Glowhost because they offered Shoutcast and web hosting in one package. Directly after ordering, I noted that my entire control panel was in Chinese. I then had to work with support for hours before my site could be p... More ublished, and was asked to scan and send copies of government issued identification. My Shoutcast server went down on the second day, requiring me to contact support a second time. My streaming specifications were also not as advertised, which I had to contact support to resolve. When it came to building my website, I would have liked to have seen more tools to create a professional looking site. Ultimately, I decided to find a more trustworthy host that could provide better tools to actually build my website. When I tried to invoke Glowhost's Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee, I was told that I'd be charged for my domain name that was originally offered for free, and that the charge would come out of my hosting refund. I was sent links to terms and conditions that differed from what I'd already read. After mentioning my intentions of sharing my experiences, I was then told that they could offer me the full refund as an "exception." I replied that I had no intention of withholding details of my experience, and the offer was revoked. In short, Glowhost was not for me. I felt misled by the Satisfaction Guarantee and was dissatisfied in the amount of issues that arose within my first week alone. For anyone looking for web hosting services, Glowhost has timely technical support but was far from pain free for me and abides by the same fine print any cheaper, more popular, professional, and easier to use host does as well. Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 4 plans from $3.47 to $12.57
Under $4

Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Unlimited Single Domain

$3.47 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Under $8

Small

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

$6.97 / MO
  • Space: 10 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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Professional Hosting

$12.57 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: 256 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00 4 plans from $129.00 to $514.00
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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Intel Xeon E3-1230v2

$129.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $49.95 to $149.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Cloud VDS Lite

$49.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 5 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America No Yes
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 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
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 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 5 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No Yes
Bitcoin No Yes
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