A Small Orange Review

A Small Orange

Led by Douglas Hanna, A Small Orange, the Durham-based web hosting provider, since its founding in 2003, has become synonymous with Homegrown Hosting—small, nimble, and fun—providing sophisticated technology and empathetic customer service.

At the heart of its business strategy is a simple philosophy: to provide the most advanced technology and be responsive to customer needs for a low price. By maintaining a focus on the community of customers and employees, A Small Orange nurtures the organic feel. In less than two decades of service, the company has built a portfolio of tens of thousands of customers all over the world.

Hosting Plans

A Small Orange offers four hosting plans. Customers may choose from Shared Hosting, Business Hosting, Cloud VPS Hosting, and Hybrid & Dedicated Hosting. At $35 per year, Shared Hosting is among the cheapest in the industry. With Business Hosting on offer for $20 per month, customers can focus on growing their businesses without having to worry about high costs of technology. Cloud VPS Hosting, for $25 per month, enables customers seamlessly scale resources for growing business needs. Hybrid & Dedicated Hosting, for $100 per month, is suitable for customers with projects needing dedicated servers and professionals. Each plan has generous features starting at 10 GB storage, 100 GB bandwidth, SSL certificate, and round-the-clock customer support. Being PCI compliant, customers can accept payments securely. With an easy-to-use control panel and website management tools, managing websites is as easy as pie. For customers previously with other providers, migration assistance is available on request. Without long-term contract obligations, customers may cancel any time.


Based on state-of-the-art infrastructure, the web host’s uptime, connectivity, and speed will delight even those customers with the most challenging web projects. Industry-standard features of the housing facility include climate control, redundant power batteries, diesel power, and fire suppression. Multiple redundant lines and CCTV monitoring ensure the highest levels of security for its data centers and infrastructure.

Superior performance is assured by High IO & Low Latency hard drives. With real-time data replication and automatic failover integrated into the hardware, websites are not only impervious, but also assured of uptime even if the primary unit suffers physical failure. Data is stored in SAS 70 Type II certified data centers, and backed up daily.


Being committed to the cause of sustainable, low-carbon, renewable energy, the company sponsors 150 percent renewable energy for energy used in its facilities. In an innovative approach to keep cars off the road, the business allows many employees work partially or exclusively from home.

Passionate about web-hosting technology, and having been in the industry for decades, A Small Orange customer support executives are known for meticulously handling the needs of each and every customer. Insiders call it the Homegrown Hosting fun side of the business.

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