A Small Orange vs ScalaHosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit ScalaHosting
Pricing
20 hosting plans 25 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 1 coupon
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
40 reviews 258 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 appreciate the received support .
Tayla O'Grady,
10
I appreciate the support received and also suggestions regarding plugins for my website. I have a web developer that checked the backend and made suggestions that would save me money, if I did the work, and sure enough, I gai... More ned knowledge and saved money. Thanks! 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
Beware of this red flag hosting
Dennis Zaman,
2.0
Beware of this company dont believe any fake reviews
I purchased managed vps hosting from this hosting company and after receiving my payment they refused to activate my account they said until I send them a picture of the cr... More edit card, i did that and since then I've been laying complaints they have not even replied to one.
I think this company is a fraud I mean what will they do with my credit card details and even after submitting all of that i raised several support tickets and they refused to even reply me.
Please stay away from them.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 7 plans from $2.95 to $250.00
Under $4

Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Tiny plan

Mini

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Mini plan
Under $8

Small

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

Start

$5.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Start plan
Over $10

Medium

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

Advanced

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
8 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 5 plans from $2.95 to $250.00
Under $4 No

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Start for free plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

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

Build #1

$29.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Build #1 plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 2 plans from $2.95 to $250.00
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

E3-1230

$145.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View E3-1230 plan
Cloud Hosting
No
5 plans from $2.95 to $250.00
Under $4 No

Free trial

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Free trial plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Self-managed Cloud VPS 1

$59.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: 3 TB
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Resellers
No
4 plans from $2.95 to $250.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Scala1

$14.95 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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SSL
No
2 plans from $2.95 to $250.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

RapidSSL

$30.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No Yes
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 7 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 No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
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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