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A Small Orange vs Hawk Host

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Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit Hawk Host
Pricing
20 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $3.29 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
3.0
Reliability 1.7
2.9
Pricing 2.3
3.5
User Friendly 1.8
2.9
Support 1.3
2.8
Features 2.1
3.1
User Reviews
29 reviews 36 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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Best Hosting Ever in Decade
Nara Indra,
10
I already at hawkhost since 2011, so a decade host has no big complaint to them. I already try from share hosting to semi-dedicated server and all of them are great. Usually I will hunt their promo at black friday/cyber monda... More y. With just $22 you got a year share host and quite good for all of my sites. I only send ticket no more than 30 in a decade because their cpanel show how much resources that I use and I try to maintain it. But if your website need DMCA ignore, please don't use them because once you got too many complaint then you must move to other host or you will be suspend. Less
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
Worst Customer Service... Just trying to change my account email.. 2 yrs and 5 requests.. still not changed
R Clements,
5.2
Been asking since 2018 to have my old gmail address removed and use my icloud one...
its 2020 and you cant change it yourself... you have to request it with a service ticket...
Everytime.. they keep asking for something diffe... More rent and the ticket gets closed...
Latest is to respond to email chain and put my PIN in the email???
Nice security practice....
If it comes down to HawkHost vs competitor.. ... I would say strongly consider the competitor
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 4 plans from $3.29 to $10.79
Under $4

Tiny

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

$3.29 / MO
  • Space: 3 GB
  • 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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Standard

$4.96 / MO
  • Space: 6 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Medium plan

Advanced

$8.29 / MO
  • Space: 12 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00 4 plans from $5.00 to $40.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Basic

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

1

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

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 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
View Xeon E3-1220 V2 plan
No
Data Centers
1 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania 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 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 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 7 1 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js Yes No
Django No No
Perl No 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 1 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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