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A Small Orange vs VPSie

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Pricing
20 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $4.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
4.9
Reliability 1.7
4.9
Pricing 2.3
5.0
User Friendly 1.8
5.0
Support 1.3
4.9
Features 2.1
4.9
User Reviews
28 reviews 26 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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Satisfactory Service
Mike R,
9.2
We set up a server with VPSIE around the beginning of 2021 to run a website using OSSN. The only reason we went with this company is because it was recommended by SoftLab24. After about a month of getting absolutely nowhere, ... More we decided to pull out from using them. Complete lack of understanding almost any message we sent them. It was as if they weren't reading any of the messages we sent, and we're simply sending automated replies. Almost every response was irrelevant to the topic in the ticket. They offered to set up our OSSN website for $100. We put the $100 on our account, and for weeks they idled and never actually did the job.
We repeatedly asked them to refund the $100 because they did not render the service. They never did, and in fact USED the credits to "maintain the server we were renting from them". Excuse me? We paid them $100 to set up our site, not for maintenance fees. Then they respond with yet another automated response saying that when we sign up to their site, we agreed to the TOS and they offer no refunds, when I have tickets as proof stating they would process the refund. Now they don't have the $100 to give back because they never shut off our servers and it ran unused for months, allowing them to trickle the funds into their account. We ended up disputing the charges with our bank to get our money back.
Irrelevant ticket responses, very shady business practices, and overall a terrible service. There are a myriad of hosting providers that offer superior servers, quality customer support (like a phone number that I can call that actually works and doesn't constantly connect to an automated message that hangs you up), and better pricing with honest service. Do not give these people your money. I would not be surprised if all these reviews were paid for in some form or fashion. Within a few days I was starting to doubt this company, but tried to see past it so that we could get our site up and running asap. It was a costly mistake and I hope anyone reading this doesn't fall for the scam that is this company.
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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
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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
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No
Over $10

Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
8 plans from $20.00 to $150.00 8 plans from $4.00 to $132.00
Under $4 No

A0

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

A1

$8.00 / 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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A2

$16.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $99.00 to $275.00
No
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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Data Centers
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North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
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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
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WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
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PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
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MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
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PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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