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A Small Orange vs SeFlow

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Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit SeFlow
Pricing
20 hosting plans 25 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $2.24 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
2.2
Reliability 1.7
2.1
Pricing 2.3
3.0
User Friendly 1.8
2.3
Support 1.3
1.6
Features 2.1
1.9
User Reviews
28 reviews 13 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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Easy to use hosting
Lisa Johnton,
9.6
This is the best hosting in Italy that I have ever tried. They are really helpful and give you everything you need.
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
Technical issues & no refund (avoid SeFlow)
Arthur Borsboom,
3.2
The price is low and the quality of the services reflect that. A response of the support team is usually fast. However when there is more technical complicated issue at hand (more than stop/start server), a solution can take ... More look, or is ignored. Here are my annoyances, to warn other people. I have communicated these to SeFlow as feedback and asked my remaining credit back. They refused in which I gave them a last chance to do this, or I would post this feedback online. So here it is. :)
- Several times I have encountered that the CloudFlow virtual server was turned off unexpectedly. When I reported this, the answer was more or less: "this service is not great, you should take the more expensive one".
- Several times I have encountered that the CloudFlow virtual server did not start after a shutdown. I had to open a ticket to request help for repair and start the server.
- I have had issues with the billing of this virtual server, where the changes of resources (CPU, RAM) did not reflect the hourly rate. Although this got fixed, it took a lot of time and wasted effort from my side.
- I recently (March 2021) encountered a failure that the virtual server did not run. It was related to the fire at OVH. But there was no communication until I opened a support ticket. After that the communication appeared, which was very lean and more or less blaming OVH. There was no decent recovery plan or any real announcement/advice what to do next. The server is still offline and cannot be started. I cannot even destroy it.
- The support team puts the blame several times at the software or services of their partners. It is the other one; not them.... Strange, I thought I had a contract with SeFlow and not with their partners. ;-)
- The company does not do refund: "There is no refund policy". Charming, while so many problems.
If you chose to use SeFlow, which I advice against, add the minimum of credit, since you won't get anything back. Even if their services are under performing.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00
No
Under $4

Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
Under $8

Small

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

Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00 3 plans from $4.10 to $164.29
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

VPSPro

$4.10 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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VPSPro

$79.90 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00 12 plans from $27.05 to $111.55
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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Intel QuadCore I5 2500

$27.05 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
10 plans from $2.24 to $675.40
Under $4 No

Flex Cloud

$2.24 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Flex Cloud

$9.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Server Locations
1 of 6
North America Yes
Europe No
Asia No
Oceania No
South America No
Africa & Middle East No
Support Services
5 of 6 0 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support No No
Email Support Yes No
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
3 of 9 0 of 9
WordPress Yes No
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
Magento No No
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 0 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes No
Language Support
3 of 7 0 of 7
PHP Yes No
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js Yes No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
1 of 3 0 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes No
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 1 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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