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A Small Orange vs Hostpoint

Comparison
Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit Hostpoint
Pricing
20 hosting plans 0 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
3.0
Reliability 1.7
3.2
Pricing 2.3
2.8
User Friendly 1.8
3.0
Support 1.3
3.3
Features 2.1
2.8
User Reviews
29 reviews 8 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 Swiss-based Domain Registrar
Anonymous Anonymous,
8.8
My need was to buy and manage some domains for both professional and personal use, and after a significant amount of research I settled on Hostpoint. The deciding factors were that it must be based in Switzerland, must have a... More good control panel (primarily for DNS), the control panel must have an English option (my German, French, and Italian are all pretty bad), must have private registrations, and should have reasonable prices.
Hostpoint hit all of those nicely. There are cheaper Swiss-based registrars, but Hostpoint was about average price-wise. Their control panel for managing domains is at worst decent, and in quite a few places good.
In very short order I was able to set up an account, purchase a handful of domains, and get them configured without any assistance from a human being at Hostpoint. The interface was perfectly clear and usable.
My experience with Hostpoint was very good, no problems at all, and overall positive.
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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
the worst hosting i have ever seen in my freelancing career
Jawad Ahmed,
2.0
i don't know where should i start tell you how bad this hosting is they are totally shit you have to call them for every fucking thing and oh god they don't allow you to move files to new directory wao what a great step.
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00
No
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
No
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
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 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 0 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support No No
Email Support Yes No
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
3 of 9 3 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No No
Fantastico No No
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 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 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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