A Small Orange Shared Hosting Review - Are They Good?

A Small Orange Review

A Small Orange Gold Medal Award Winner for Best Web Hosting by Top Five Advisor
A Small Orange was founded in 2003 and has since grown to well over 70 employees and serves tens of thousands of customers. They offer that small-business feel that includes excellent customer service initiatives, awesome hosting facilities in Austin, Texas and a full upgrade path for their customers to grow into as needed.

We find their website and backend system a pleasant experience (check it out). They have one of the best hosting website designs in our opinion. You can tell they paid particular attention to detail, no matter where you go on the site.

A Small Orange Pros

You’ll get 2 months free hosting and a free domain name for a year when ordering a year in advance (except the Tiny plan). They provide you with ultra-fast SSD disks and provide a full 90-day money back guarantee far exceeding the 30-day standard.

A Small Orange Cons

The $35/year plan only allows you to host one website before needing to upgrade to the “Small” plan at $5/mo. For those new to hosting, the “Starter Website Package” is an expensive upgrade at $250

The Friendly Atmosphere

At the time of this review, they are running a Halloween photo contest and they are showing customer submitted photos in their bid to save 25% off their next invoice. For us, this shows a dedication to customer appreciation and also gives us a little insight into their thought processes on the inside of the company.

Besides the holiday promotions though, we took a look at their customer support forums and were really impressed with the way they carry themselves as a business. All of the questions appear to be answered and they pay particular attention to detail to ensure customer satisfaction. Great job A Small Orange!

The Upgrade Path

A Small Orange Features

As you can see, they offer the full gambit of web hosting solutions. You should find this comforting because if you start out with a basic website and grow it to its full potential, you’ll likely need to upgrade to business hosting, then VPS hosting, and finally to dedicated servers as you grow.

It should be noted that each particular category shown in the above screenshot has several options within them. There’s 4 options in shared hosting, 3 options in reseller, 3 options in business hosting, 8 options in VPS hosting and there is currently 4 dedicated servers and 3 hybrid server configurations available.

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