- Easy for the average user.
- Optimized for WordPress.
- SSDs even for the shared hosting environment.
- Friendly & Excellent customer service.
- Money-back guarantee.
- Speed and Uptime.
- Free Site Migrations.
- Features restrictions on cheaper plans.
- Lacks Windows-based server options.
- No free domain.
- High Renewal Rates.
- Live chat support is not always available.
- Turbo Plan does not support Ruby or Python applications.
A2 Hosting is one of the leading companies in the developer hosting market offering excellent flexibility and all the features you need to build a website.
They are known for their ultra-fast, reliable web hosting and industry-leading money-back guarantee at any time, so you can host your website seamlessly.
It is a stable and independent company founded by Bryan Muthig in Michigan. With fast services, global data centers, high quality solutions and its excellent benefits set it apart from its stronger competitors.
The service is suitable both for beginners who just want an easy web hosting solution, and for beginners blogs, as well as for technology hobbyists who like to get into the work of a dedicated server.
Over the past few years A2 Hosting has consistently provided the best speed in its class and type. Customer service is helpful and friendly.
All shared plans include a free SSL certificate and a free migration. As a customer of the service you can request a refund of the prorated balance of unused time. Renewal rates are high, if you are paying for the most expensive shared plan to host unlimited websites (“Turbo”), you will only be offered a free site migration.
To conclude A2 Hosting in general is a good service, nor is it the best we have reviewed. Choosing the most suitable company to host your website is an important decision with many factors to consider.
Pricing, Hosting Plans
- Shared hosting. Starting from $2.96 to $7.03.
- Shared WordPress hosting. Starting from $2.96 to $7.03.
- Managed WordPress hosting. Starting from $11.99 to $36.98.
- Core VPS. Starting from $25.00 to $50.00.
- Managed VPS. Starting from $25.00 to $50.00.
- Unmanaged VPS. Starting from $5.00 to $15.00.
- Dedicated CPU Server. Starting from $139.00 to $349.00.
- Reseller hosting. Starting from $9.80 to $30.38.
- Unmanaged Dedicated Server. Starting from $99.59 to $248.99.
- Dedicated Root Server. Starting from $141.09 to $290.49.
- Managed Dedicated Server. Starting from $141.09 to $290.49.
|Plan Name||Website||Space||Bandwidth||Panel||SSL & SSD||Price||Details|
|Lite - Windows||1||Unlimited||Unlimited||Plesk Onyx 17.8||Free||$3.70||Visit|
|Swift - Windows||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Plesk Onyx 17.8||Free||$4.44||Visit|
|Turbo - Windows||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Plesk Onyx 17.8||Free||$8.14||Visit|
|Plan Name||Websites||Space||Bandwidth||Panel||SSL & SSD||Databases||Price||Details|
|Managed 1-Site||1||10 GB||Unlimited||Plesk||Free & CDN||Unlimited||$11.99||Visit|
|Managed 3-Sites||3||25 GB||Unlimited||Plesk||Free & CDN||Unlimited||$18.99||Visit|
|Managed Unlimited||Unlimited||40 GB||Unlimited||Plesk||Free & CDN||Unlimited||$36.98||Visit|
|Entry - Unmanaged||20 GB||1 core||512 MB||-||Free||Linux||$5.00||Visit|
|Mid - Unmanaged||30 GB||1 core||1 GB||-||Free||Linux||$10.00||Visit|
|Elite - Unmanaged||50 GB||4 cores||1 GB||-||Free||Linux||$15.00||Visit|
|Power+||75 GB||4 cores||4 GB||Free||Free||Linux||$25.00||Visit|
|Prestige+||100 GB||6 cores||6 GB||Free||Free||Linux||$35.00||Visit|
|Pinnacle+||150 GB||8 cores||8 GB||Free||Free||Linux||$50.00||Visit|
|Bronze Linux||30 GB||400 GB||WHM||$9.80||Visit|
|Bronze Windows||30 GB||400 GB||Plesk Control Panel||$14.51||Visit|
|Silver Linux||75 GB||600 GB||WHM||$13.72||Visit|
|Silver Windows||75 GB||600 GB||Plesk Control Panel||$19.79||Visit|
|Gold Linux||150 GB||1 TB||WHM||$18.13||Visit|
|Gold Windows||150 GB||1 TB||Plesk Control Panel||$25.73||Visit|
|Platinum Linux||200 GB||2 TB||WHM||$30.38||Visit|
|Platinum Windows||200 GB||2 TB||Plesk Control Panel||$42.23||Visit|
|Sprint - Unmanaged||1000 GB||2 x 3.10GHz||8 GB||Linux||$99.59||Visit|
|Exceed - Unmanaged||1000 GB||4 x 2.40GHz||8 GB||Linux||$165.99||Visit|
|Mach - Unmanaged||1.95 TB||12 x 2.10GHz||16 GB||Linux||$248.99||Visit|
|Sprint - Managed||1000 GB||2 x 3.10GHz||8 GB||Linux||$141.09||Visit|
|Exceed - Managed||1000 GB||4 x 2.40GHz||8 GB||Linux||$207.49||Visit|
|Mach - Managed||1.95 TB||12 x 2.10GHz||16 GB||Linux||$290.49||Visit|
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A2 Hosting has outstanding features, essentially related to performance and security. This company covers all the basics: automatic backups, free migrations, free SSL certificate, free domain registration and much more.
All plans come with unlimited data storage and transfer, so you can tailor your site to customer needs and requirements. The Lite plan is limited to one website, but with all the others, you can host unlimited websites and create as many databases as you want.
Infrastructure designed for performance
A2 Hosting has four data centers in various parts of the world, the United States (Michigan and Arizona), Europe (The Netherlands) and Asia (Singapore).
All servers are configured with a minimum of 64GB of memory and 12 CPU cores. SSD hard drives with RAID 10 redundancy help with both stability and speed. To top it all off, all servers are connected by a redundant 10 GB/s quad network backbone. Plan Turbo offers the best in hosting technology, such as SPDY (Google Content Delivery Standard), HTTP/2 and ESI (Custom Caching).
Most plans available with A2 Hosting offer several security features that allow you to defend your website from hackers and malware. You have the HackScan system, which detects and removes threats from your site at no additional cost.
It offers another security tool called Patchman, warns of obsolete versions of software, as well as leaving in a quarantine area the infected files and correcting the weaknesses of your site.
It also has a double firewall system and a brute force defense.
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The main A2 Hosting data center is located in michigan. Its central location is very good especially for customers located in the EEUU.
It has access to high speeds with low latency. A2 Hosting also offers two other data centers for customers residing in Amsterdam and Singapore. Each data center is redundant and SSAE16 certified. The company handles a wide range of different hardware configurations in different segments of its operations, including three different virtualization frameworks.
The hardware primarily includes rack-mounted servers based on Intel Core i3 and Xeon E5 CPUs, ranging from dual-core to 12-core units, with DDR-3 RAM, and the choice between HDD and SSD storage.
The company perfects its entire network at multiple levels using proprietary solutions to achieve the highest performance standards in the industry.
The company’s data centers use multihomed network connectivity from Level-3, Savvis, Global Crossing and Cogent Communications as service providers for high-speed fiber optic connections internationally. Protocols implemented to improve local network speeds and page load times include HTTP/2, Websocket, ESI, SPDY, APC, Memcached, Railgun and Anycast DNS. Most of these extensions are provided with optimal configuration for the server architecture under their SwiftServer, Turbo Server and Turbo Cache platforms.
Speed with Turbo 20x Servers
A2 Hosting provides Turbo and VPS plans with Turbo servers. As indicated by the company, these substantially optimized servers will provide up to 20 times more load speed than standard hosting servers. A combination of few users and more memory per server should experience an increase in performance and stability.
|US (W)||US (E)||London||Singapore||Sao Paulo|
|64 ms||7 ms||292 ms||438 ms||307 ms|
|743 ms||216 ms||723 ms||C|
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A2 Hosting offers its customers a credit system whereby you receive 5% of your monthly payment for each hour of inactivity after the first 0.1% until you reach the full amount.
Users of the company reported on social networks downtime months ago, yet the uptime was still above 99.5% during the problematic months. There have been no more reports and their performance has been almost flawless.
- February 2020 – 99.99%.
- January 2019 – 99.98%.
- November 2019 – 100%.
- October 2019 – 99.98%.
- September 2019 – 100%.
- August 2019 – 99.96%.
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A2 Hosting is known for its great support. You have to consider, that like any other company, the support received depends largely on the agent you connect with at the time of receiving the information.
- Customer support via live chat, email ticket, phone, and Skype.
- Support Center with quick access to FAQs, guides, and help available to both customers and non-customers.
- Toll-free phone number for support.
- Phone support is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Priority support available at $19.99 per month, offering even faster ticket responses than normal with a dedicated guru support team.
- There are no video tutorials available, and some of the articles may be a little technical.
- Twitter status alerts for info on any issues or downtime.
We tried the live chat to find some answers, in general, we can say that the support team is at the height and level of service promised.
After a few seconds of waiting after having requested the chat, one of your “Support Guru” was alerted and started chatting with us. The person who assisted us was very friendly and was able to resolve the question asked.
A2 Hosting tries to solve the problems of its customers and users as soon as possible.
During the time we reviewed A2 Hosting, we tested the ticket support service several times.
The email ticket service is quite normal at times we had to wait about 8 to 10 hours to get a response to our query. It is not the best proven support service, but it is also not the worst compared to other companies.
Specification: A2 Hosting
Amsterdam (NL), Michigan (USA), Netherlands, Singapore (Asia)
Unlimited with selected Hosting Plans
Unlimited with some of the Shared and Wordpress plans
Available with selected Hosting Plans
|Free Site Migration||
Free Let’s Encrypt SSL, GlobalSign SSL, RapidSSL, Symantec Secure Site
cPanel (Linux Hosting), Plesk (Windows Hosting), SolusVM Control Panel, WHM Control Panel
|One Click Installation||
A2 Optimized Software, Memcached, OPcache/APC, Performance Plus, Solid State Drive Speed Boost, SSD drives, Turbo Cache
Anti-Hack Systems, Brute-force Protection, DDoS Protection, Reinforced DDoS Protection, Virus Scanner
|Money Back Guarantee||
Email Support, Knowledge Base, Live Chat, Phone Support, Ticket System
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, UnionPay, Visa
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