A Small Orange vs HostSoch

Comparison
Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit HostSoch
Pricing
20 hosting plans 28 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $1.19 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
4.4
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 2.0
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 2.0
4.5
User Reviews
40 reviews 69 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 option for e-commerce website
Rupali Kadam,
8.4
Six months ago I learned about hostsoch that they have Magento hosting service. For my newly opened e-commerce site, I purchased magento hosting from them. They have various features like pre-installed LiteSpeed cache technol... More ogy. Just to know who else gives Litespeed technology i surf google and i found that the A2 hosting and Domainracer are too provide LiteSpeed cache technology. Less
Latest negative review
Customer support has really gone downhill. Not what they used to be.
Chad Rock,
4.4
When they first started, they were one of the best. However, like so many others, they sold out. Even after new ownership, I still stuck with them because I'm loyal. After finding out my $140 plan didn't include SSL, and th... More at they wanted to charge me an additional $40 per year for just that feature, I decided it was time to move on. That wasn't my only reason though. Support wait times have been increasing and the chat experience was getting worse. Simple questions were taking almost 10 or more minutes to get answered. Since I was only a few days into my renewal period, I didn't think it would be a problem asking for a refund or if they would prorate my account. They refused it. So that's the treatment I received after being a loyal customer for 13 years. They really could care less. Stay away from this company. There are much better hosting options out there that offer better and quicker customer support and features. Less
Terrible Hosting service
Amar Singh,
2.0
I am facing issues and that's why advising not to go with HostSoch hosting. It's the third time in a month when my all websites are down due to a server issue. Average downtime is more than 48 hours. Still, want to go for the... More ir service then do it at your own risk. Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 12 plans from $1.19 to $180.94
Under $4

Tiny

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

$99.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: 5.02 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8

Small

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 51.2 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Small plan

PRO

$359.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: plesk
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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 $2.92 to $275.00 8 plans from $1.19 to $180.94
Under $4 No

UM-VPS1

$299.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

UM-VPS2

$359.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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UM-VPS3

$669.00 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 4 plans from $1.19 to $180.94
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 E3-1230 V

$7,999.00 / MO
  • Space: 2.93 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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SSL
No
3 plans from $1.19 to $180.94
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Positive SSL

$1,800.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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DDoS Protection Services
No
1 plan from $1.19 to $180.94
Under $4 No

Starter

$99.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No No
Data Centers
1 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 6 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No Yes
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 8 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No Yes
Bitcoin No No
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