Is A Small Orange any good? Read our A Small Orange Review Below! Authentic A Small Orange reviews based on support, features, uptime, price etc.
A Small Orange use cPanel, just like most of the web hosting leaders. cPanel is considered to be the best control panel around and you get a lot of features standard. With cPanel, you get script installers like fantastico, easy backup and restore options, ability to set cron jobs and even the ability to move site from one host to another (only the super user can do it, using WHM) with just few clicks. Feature wise, most shared hosting users would be more than happy with what they get.
As mentioned, A Small Orange does not provide huge resources as they do not over sell. The smallest package "Tiny" offers only “250 MB” space, 5 GB of bandwidth and you can host only one website per account. However, most people tend to appreciate the fact that they do not oversell, which means their servers are not going to host resource hungry sites thus resulting in overall better server performance.
We have a website hosted with them – wpcoupons.com for the last few months and our experience so far has been positive. Site loads fast and there hasn’t been any downtime noticed. We are in the process of adding an automated monitoring system and watch this space for more accurate reports in the near future. As of now, ASO gets a big thumbs-up from us, for the server performance and uptime.
A small Orange is supposed to be relatively more expensive than the typical over sellers. However, they do have small packages which come out to be even cheaper than most over sellers, even though resources are low. Their shared hosting packages ranges from $3 per month to $30 per month, depending on the resources available. Cloud VPS and dedicated hosting could be more expensive, obviously. We actually love their cloud VPS offers, which come with ample amount of RAM at reasonable prices. Considering the level of service and the range of packages available to suit every users need, we would rate A Small Orange as value for money.
A Small Orange is well known for their high quality customer support. They offer the typical 24/7 support via phone and support tickets and email. Chat support is available 24/7, Monday to Friday. The response time for tickets are reported to be pretty good, with less than one hour initial response time reported for most of the tickets.
Personally we couldn't comment on the exact response time, as we never had to contact the support so far. While we hope that remains so for the near future, with A Small Orange, customer support is the last thing one need to worry about. At least that is what most of their customers claim in their own support forums and hosting forums like Webhostingtalk.