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A Small Orange vs WinHost

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Pricing
20 hosting plans 3 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $3.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
3.0
Reliability 1.7
2.9
Pricing 2.3
3.4
User Friendly 1.8
2.9
Support 1.3
2.9
Features 2.1
2.9
User Reviews
28 reviews 8 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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Satisfied long-time customer
Ernie T,
8.8
I've been hosting my business site on WinHost for about 15 years now. I use Visual Studio to write and deploy .NET web/server code and use their SQL Server to store data. They made it easy to install a phpBB bulletin board... More . I didn't use any of their other fancy app installs (WordPress, etc), as I mostly just write stuff from scratch in Visual Studio. I think they are generous with their storage offerings for the price, I've typically gotten good customer service, and server response times are fast. 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
Downtime with WinHost
Matthew E McFetridge,
2.8
I have had my website down 4 times in the last three months for more than 8 hours at a time. There is no redundancy whatsoever and this is there response when I asked why their website did not go down just the customers. I ha... More ve an international website with 30,000 students and this down time is too costly and ridiculous.
"The blackhole routing is for a specific IP range. The Winhost main site, as well as many of my clients, are not hosted within that range."
So their site does not go down... but everyone else does. WTF
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $20.00 3 plans from $3.95 to $15.95
Under $4

Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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BASIC Plan

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: 3 GB
  • Bandwidth: 49.97 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View BASIC Plan plan
Under $8

Small

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

MAX Plan

$7.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View MAX Plan plan
Over $10

Medium

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

ULTIMATE Plan

$15.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View ULTIMATE Plan 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
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No
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
View Xeon E3-1220 V2 plan
No
Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 3 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support No No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 9 3 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No No
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 Yes
Linux Yes No
Language Support
3 of 7 1 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
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 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
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PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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