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A Small Orange vs SiteGround

Comparison
Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit SiteGround
Pricing
20 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $4.50 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
4.8
Reliability 1.5
5.0
Pricing 2.5
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
5.0
Support 1.5
5.0
Features 2.0
5.0
User Reviews
29 reviews 2429 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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SUPER HELP
CJ Black,
10
Migrating sites from shared server to SG ran into an email snag I needed remedied sooner than later. Support stepped in to helped me expedite the process. I am just going to leave this here: In the world of servers, hosting e... More tc. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! Less
Latest negative review
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
Company of scammers
rajat dutt,
2.0
do not buy hosting from them. They will sam your money. If u take 1 year hosting plan after 2 months their server create problem u gonna lose business from google and everywhere due o bad quality site. such an ass holes. do n... More ot ever buy from them ever i am the one who lost my hard-earned money i request you to do not go with them Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 3 plans from $4.50 to $15.79
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

StartUp

$3.99 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View StartUp plan
Over $10

Medium

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

GoGeek

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View GoGeek plan
VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1 plan
No
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00 3 plans from $247.18 to $676.08
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

Entry Server

$219.00 / MO
  • Space: 480 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Entry Server plan
Cloud Hosting
No
4 plans from $90.29 to $361.18
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Jump Start

$80.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: 5 TB
View Jump Start plan
Resellers
No
3 plans from $7.89 to $90.29
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

GrowBig

$6.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View GrowBig plan
Over $10 No

GoGeek

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View GoGeek plan
Data Centers
1 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No No
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 1 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
Magento No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop 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 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: SiteGround

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

Comparing SiteGround and A Small Orange hosting providers will show a stark contrast in terms of quality and services. A Small Orange really has a lot of limitations, and their reputation is questionable at best. SiteGround, on the other hand, has an overall average rank of 9.8 out of 10 from their actual users. Our hosting experts found that they provide truly incredible support, and have an almost unbeatably reliable environment to keep sites up at all times. From the beginning of this comparison, there was no doubt that SiteGround was going to be the winner.