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A Small Orange vs HostMantis

Comparison
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Pricing
20 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $2.29 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
3.3
Reliability 1.5
3.0
Pricing 2.5
3.5
User Friendly 2.0
3.0
Support 1.5
3.5
Features 2.0
3.5
User Reviews
29 reviews 20 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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Above and beyond
Paul Beresford,
10
I have been with HostMantis for about 10 years (I think) during this time they have been amazing. I am a "nerd" I guess but when I need help they are always there. I remember one time I was at my computer and they were at the... More ir desk (I am on the other side of the world. Australia) and the Q & A were flying back every minute or so for over an hour until my problem was fixed.
Very recently (July 2019) they went "above and beyond" expectations. If it was not for their help I would NOT have my 3 websites up and running. I find "Outside" help impossible to find, and at a Word Press meetup recently when I told others about the service from HostMantis all the others could say was "You are so lucky.. my provider would not do that and if they did it would cost hundreds of dollars)
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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
They don't value customers/ make you pay for what you don't need
Dennis Zaman,
2.0
hostmantis suspended my reseller hosting account because of dedicated ip addon of 2 dollar which i bought for a client, the client did not pay as maybe he/she didn't need the dedicated ip anymore but instead of un-provisionin... More g of the ipv4 address they suspended my reseller account and even after raising complain they did not re activate my account rather i had to pay for a dedicated ip i don't use just for them to unsuspend my account, i have never faced such a thing my entire life. Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 4 plans from $2.29 to $7.49
Under $4

Tiny

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

$2.29 / MO
  • Space: 2 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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Advanced

$5.49 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • 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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No
VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00 4 plans from $14.95 to $49.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

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

$14.95 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00 3 plans from $169.95 to $369.95
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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Starter

$169.95 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
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 No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 9 4 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
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 2 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js Yes No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
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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