A Small Orange vs PlanetHoster

Comparison
Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit PlanetHoster
Pricing
20 hosting plans 12 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $6.04 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
4.8
Reliability 1.5
5.0
Pricing 2.0
5.0
User Friendly 2.0
5.0
Support 1.5
5.0
Features 2.0
5.0
User Reviews
35 reviews 399 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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I am so happy with the services so far.
Gabriel Hallahan,
10
I am so happy with the services so far. Especially with the support, which is fantastic, and absolutely for me it is priority number 1 when choosing the product to buy. They are always there to help and available straight awa... More y. Only best recommendations! Less
Latest negative review
You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave
Carl Tracy,
2.8
ASO used to be fantastic but they're absolute garbage now, borderline scam. They literally do not have a way to delete your credit card information, will renew your plan when you disabled auto renewal 2 weeks before it's due ... More and hide behind "according to our terms of service you have to cancel 45 days before your renewal".
In it for nothing more than the money, avoid at all costs
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False advertising and customer harassment
Dan Miller,
2.0
I've used to praise these guys for many years, but lately everything went sideways. From falsely advertising unlimited disk space (in actually limited to 100 GB) to harassing clients over a 50 MB file and suspending their acc... More ounts. You read it right, if you have a file that is over 50 MB they could automatically suspend your account without notice. Happened a couple of times, and it was a log file that was part of the WordPress and WooCommerce.
Terrible support, barely write in English. Servers go down pretty often without explanation, by the time they respond the "website is live, we don't see an issues".
Their latest UI changes are terrible and they use customers to test their unfinished products, such as NOC, they recommend using NOC over cPanel, while it has tons of bugs and doesn't have basic functionality of a cPanel.
Clients sometimes got banned from their own website due to some "whitelist issues".
I can go on and on about other issues.
I have been understanding for a very good while, but their latest harassment and threats of suspending my account because of having a temporary surge of 150GB is simply unacceptable.
They can easily host 150GB of data, as I've been doing it for 3 years already, sometimes the websites I develop go over 100 GB, but all of a sudden they have a hostile attitude towards their loyal users and affiliates and choose to harass them and suspend accounts.
In 2018 you were great. In 2022 you are no more.
Goodbye PlanetHoster.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 3 plans from $6.04 to $13.42
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

World Platform

$6.04 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View World Platform plan
Over $10

Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Medium plan

HYBRID MULTI

$8.94 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View HYBRID MULTI plan
VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00 3 plans from $49.99 to $219.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

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

Starter

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00 3 plans from $281.40 to $393.96
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

DELL PRO #1

$281.40 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DELL PRO #1 plan
Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $60.49 to $266.19
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Starter

$60.49 / MO
  • Space: 60 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
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
3 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 3 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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