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9.4/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #3 in category Hosting
Features
10
Performance
9.5
Uptime
9.5
Support
9.5
Pricing
8.5
PROS:
  • 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.
CONS:
  • 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

Available Plans:

  • Shared
  • Worpress
  • VPS
  • Reseller
  • Dedicated
  • Cloud
Plan NameWebsiteSpaceBandwidthPanelSSL & SSDPriceDetails
Lite1UnlimitedUnlimitedcPanelFree$2.96Visit
Lite - Windows1UnlimitedUnlimitedPlesk Onyx 17.8Free$3.70Visit
SwiftUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedcPanelFree$3.70Visit
Swift - WindowsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedPlesk Onyx 17.8Free$4.44Visit
TurboUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedcPanelFree$7.03Visit
Turbo - WindowsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedPlesk Onyx 17.8Free$8.14Visit
Plan NameWebsitesSpaceBandwidthPanelSSL & SSDDatabasesPriceDetails
Shared Lite1UnlimitedUnlimitedCpanelFree5$2.96Visit
Shared SwiftUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedCpanelFreeUnlimited$3.70Visit
Shared TurboUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedCpanelFreeUnlimited$7.03Visit
Managed 1-Site110 GBUnlimitedPleskFree & CDNUnlimited$11.99Visit
Managed 3-Sites325 GBUnlimitedPleskFree & CDNUnlimited$18.99Visit
Managed UnlimitedUnlimited40 GBUnlimitedPleskFree & CDNUnlimited$36.98Visit
Plan NameSpaceCPURAMSSLSSDOSPriceDetails
Entry - Unmanaged20 GB1 core512 MB-FreeLinux$5.00Visit
Mid - Unmanaged30 GB1 core1 GB-FreeLinux$10.00Visit
Elite - Unmanaged50 GB4 cores1 GB-FreeLinux$15.00Visit
Power+75 GB4 cores4 GBFreeFreeLinux$25.00Visit
Prestige+100 GB6 cores6 GBFreeFreeLinux$35.00Visit
Pinnacle+150 GB8 cores8 GBFreeFreeLinux$50.00Visit
Plan NameSpaceBandwidthPanelPriceDetails
Bronze Linux30 GB400 GBWHM$9.80Visit
Bronze Windows30 GB400 GBPlesk Control Panel$14.51Visit
Silver Linux75 GB600 GBWHM$13.72Visit
Silver Windows75 GB600 GBPlesk Control Panel$19.79Visit
Gold Linux150 GB1 TBWHM$18.13Visit
Gold Windows150 GB1 TBPlesk Control Panel$25.73Visit
Platinum Linux200 GB2 TBWHM$30.38Visit
Platinum Windows200 GB2 TBPlesk Control Panel$42.23Visit
Plan NameSpaceCPURAMOSPriceDetails
Sprint - Unmanaged1000 GB2 x 3.10GHz8 GBLinux$99.59Visit
Exceed - Unmanaged1000 GB4 x 2.40GHz8 GBLinux$165.99Visit
Mach - Unmanaged1.95 TB12 x 2.10GHz16 GBLinux$248.99Visit
Sprint - Managed1000 GB2 x 3.10GHz8 GBLinux$141.09Visit
Exceed - Managed1000 GB4 x 2.40GHz8 GBLinux$207.49Visit
Mach - Managed1.95 TB12 x 2.10GHz16 GBLinux$290.49Visit
Plan NameSpaceCPURAMSSDOSPriceDetails
Entry20 GB1 core512 MBFreeLinux$5.00Visit
Mid30 GB1 core1 GBFreeLinux$10.00Visit
Elite50 GB4 cores1 GBFreeLinux$15.00Visit

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Features

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).

Security

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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Performance

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.

March 2020

US (W) US (E) London Singapore Sao Paulo
64 ms 7 ms 292 ms 438 ms 307 ms
Bangalore Sydney Japan Performance
743 ms 216 ms 723 ms C


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Uptime

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.

Latest Uptime Stats

  • 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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Customer Support

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.

Support Features:

  • 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.

Live chat

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.

24/7 Ticket

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

Available Services

Domain Hosting
Domain Transfer
Linux Shared Hosting
Windows Shared Hosting
VPS Hosting
Cloud Hosting
Linux Reseller Hosting
Windows Reseller Hosting
Dedicated Hosting
Other CMS Dedicated Hosting
e-Commerce Hosting
Email Hosting

Data Centers

Amsterdam (NL), Michigan (USA), Netherlands, Singapore (Asia)

Bandwidth

Unlimited with selected Hosting Plans

Disk Space

Unlimited with some of the Shared and Wordpress plans

Unlimited Website

Available with selected Hosting Plans

Uptime

99.9%

Free Site Migration

Yes

Free Domain

No

Linux Hosting

Yes

Windows Hosting

Yes

Domain Hosting

Yes

Dedicated IP

Available

SSL Support

Free Let’s Encrypt SSL, GlobalSign SSL, RapidSSL, Symantec Secure Site

Control Panel

cPanel (Linux Hosting), Plesk (Windows Hosting), SolusVM Control Panel, WHM Control Panel

One Click Installation

Softaculous

Website Builder

A2 SiteBuilder

Performance Tools

A2 Optimized Software, Memcached, OPcache/APC, Performance Plus, Solid State Drive Speed Boost, SSD drives, Turbo Cache

Security Features

Anti-Hack Systems, Brute-force Protection, DDoS Protection, Reinforced DDoS Protection, Virus Scanner

Backups

Weekly

Money Back Guarantee

Anytime

24-7-365 Support

Yes

Support Type

Email Support, Knowledge Base, Live Chat, Phone Support, Ticket System

Payment Options

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, UnionPay, Visa

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  1. John Marshall

    The support from this company was excellent. All my questions were answered correctly and very quickly by the team. I am making a new website, it was the first time I bought a hosting service. Overall I am satisfied with the purchase and the support given.

    + PROS: Good service
    - CONS: Can further improve service
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