SitePoint: Web Host Smackdown: 6 Hosting Plans Reviewed

This table compares each of the web hosts evaluated in our article, Web Host Smackdown: 6 Hosting Plans Reviewed.

Feature A Small Orange: Small DreamHost Hosting Rails: Beginner MediaTemple: (gs) Grid Service RailsPlayground: Developer Level One WebFaction: Shared 1
One Year Fee $60.00 $119.40 $43.08 $240.00 $60.00 $102.00
Domain $10.00 1 free, then $9.95 1 free, then $15.00
Disk space 400 MB Unlimited 1 5 GB 100 GB 3 GB 10 GB
Bandwidth 10 GB Unlimited 20 GB 1000 GB 30 GB 600 GB
Django Yes Yes Optional Yes (Container) Yes Yes
FastCGI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Perl Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PHP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rails Yes Yes Yes Yes (Container) Yes Yes
mod_python No No Yes No No Yes
Passenger (mod_rails) No No Yes No No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Git Ask support 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Manual install 3
SVN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated IP address (per month) $2.00 $3.95 $3.00 One with SSL $2.00 $5.00

1 DreamHost’s unlimited plan has some caveats.

2 A forum post suggests that ASO’s support staff can install this for you—just ask.

3 You’ll need to install Git yourself; see instructions.