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MacHighway vs A Small Orange

Comparison
Compared options Visit MacHighway Visit A Small Orange
Pricing
3 hosting plans 20 hosting plans
Starting price $2.95 / month $2.92 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
1.9
Reliability 1.5
1.5
Pricing 2.5
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 2.0
2.0
User Reviews
34 reviews 29 reviews
Latest positive review
Excellent service from a decent provider. .
Myrna Silva,
10
When my email didn't work, I talked to a person right away and he worked through my problem. It's an excellent service from a decent provider. .
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
Worst imaginable web hosting. DO NOT USE.
Jim Pennington,
2.8
As I write this my business email no longer works and my website is no longer online. Service has declined for the past three years and I should have jumped ship long ago after no less than 40 disruptions of service. Each tim... More e I was able to restore service after many hours of wasted time. I finally lost access to my email client a few months ago, but until today had managed a workaround with a forwarding service to my gmail address. As of this morning that solution no longer works and my website is no longer online. I hoghly suggest anyone considering using this service look somewhere else for web hosting. Additionally, when trying to access the machighway site to repair whatever caused the outage, your IP address is banned for 5 days if you input an incorrect password one time. Less
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
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $2.95 to $6.95 4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00
Under $4

Small

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Under $8

Medium

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Small

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

Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
No
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Xeon E3-1220 V2

$99.00 / MO
  • Space: 128 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceania 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 No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 9 3 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes No
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux No Yes
Language Support
1 of 7 3 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
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
0 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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