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A Small Orange vs hostfactory.ch

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Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit hostfactory.ch
Pricing
20 hosting plans 5 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $9.21 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
1.9
Reliability 1.7
2.5
Pricing 2.3
2.5
User Friendly 1.8
1.5
Support 1.3
1.0
Features 2.1
2.0
User Reviews
28 reviews 2 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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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
Service sucks
FRITZ FREI,
5.6
I tried hosting an asp.net website there.
They charge you for the tiniest tips even if they are not pertinent to the functioning of your website. They are incompetent. One service clerk told me there was no DB of the name I t... More argeted linked to my website. This was after I complained about a non-authorized charge for useless service. The DB was reachable before the spat and not after. So, I strongly believe their service people screw customers at their will. Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 3 plans from $9.21 to $25.77
Under $4

Tiny

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

Small

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 51.2 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Small plan
No
Over $10

Medium

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

ENTRY

$9.21 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View ENTRY plan
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
View 1 plan
No
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00 2 plans from $22.76 to $36.45
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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Root-server standard

$22.76 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Root-server standard plan
Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 9 4 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes No
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 0 of 7
PHP Yes No
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 0 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes No
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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