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A Small Orange vs PlanetHoster

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Pricing
20 hosting plans 15 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $6.04 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
4.9
Reliability 1.7
4.9
Pricing 2.3
4.8
User Friendly 1.8
4.9
Support 1.3
4.9
Features 2.1
4.8
User Reviews
28 reviews 341 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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Solid and reliable host.
Mariam FitzGibbon,
10
Excellent website, has tons of features, good prices. Support is fast and actually gets things solved. They are really good enough to sign up with. So far I'm very pleased with this company. I have never encountered any probl... More ems and customer support has always been very helpful whenever I contact them. Services are affordable and decent. Less
Latest negative review
Truly a sub 1/5 company
Tom Herbert,
2.0
I would give them less than 1/5 if it was possible.
Avoid this host at all costs. Mind numbingly dumb people working customer service and the tech guy destroyed my company website. Right now they can't figure out how to send ... More me a backup to transfer to another hosting company or they think they're playing me to get more of my money. Forget ASO. Less
Broken English; False Anycast DNS; 14 Day Refund; Minimum 6 Month Billing Period
Brad Darb,
5.2
If you don't read French, you will struggle with PlanetHoster documentation; English documentation is fragmented at best. They claim an anycast DNS network, but the reality it is located only in Europe and Montreal; DNS time... More s lag in western North America and anywhere else outside of Europe. Two unicast DNS would server the purpose equally well. After having enough of the whole affair after three weeks I founld out that they only offer a two week refund period, so I am committed to their 6 month minimum billing period. Less
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
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Over $10

Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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HYBRID MULTI

$8.94 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00 6 plans from $22.56 to $101.56
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

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

$22.56 / MO
  • Space: 10 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
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DELL PRO #1

$281.40 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
Oceania 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 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
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 3 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails 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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