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A Small Orange vs Ikoula

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Pricing
20 hosting plans 14 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $1.08 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
2.8
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 2.5
3.5
User Friendly 2.0
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 2.0
3.0
User Reviews
29 reviews 47 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 Experience
Alexander Jaiver,
9.6
iKoula are a very good hosting company for smaller projects, if you are looking to use their servers a CDN server then i'd almost straight away recommend it, they are solid fast and have good support, We've only ever expirenc... More e a small bit of downtime and that was due to maintaince work, the servers have never crashed on us since we started using them.
Well done for your work iKoula
- Alex
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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
Worst experience
Den B,
3.6
So, I am using dedicated server for 6 months. I would love to use it more, but I have to move to another hosting. Support is awful. You can wait for reply for 2 days. They never excuse for "no reply" or delays. It looks total... More ly disrespectful. The biggest problem for me - internet connection. During these 6 months I've got, at least, 3 huge issues with the internet. One time I couldn't connect to my server for 4 days. Last (current) problem - very low speed. While offered 1 Gbps, I have 5 Mbit/s download, and 3 Mbit/s upload. I know that 1 Gbps is common bandwidth, but not 5 Mbit/s ....
Today I received reply from support that issue is not on their side and fixing this issue may take up to 2-3 weeks. That's it. No excuses or offering any discount for inconvenience, maybe any other server in different DC. Absolutely nothing. How ridiculous is that? Every time I have issue, support tells me that issue is not on their side. So disappointed.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 3 plans from $1.08 to $5.45
Under $4

Tiny

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

$1.08 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 10
View IKL BASIC plan
Under $8

Small

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

IKL PRO

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: 250 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 25
View IKL PRO plan
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 4 plans from $7.09 to $24.55
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Flex'Server 1

$7.09 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Flex'Server 1 plan
Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1 plan

Flex'Server 2

$10.91 / MO
  • Space: 70 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Flex'Server 2 plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00 3 plans from $8.18 to $54.03
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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DS115J

$8.18 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
4 plans from $13.76 to $82.58
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

FlexiCloud1

$13.76 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View FlexiCloud1 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 3 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
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 No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
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 3 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
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 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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