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Key features

  • 24/7 technical support
  • WordPress integration
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Free solid state drives

Great reasons to choose A2 Hosting

  • Over 100,000 websites being hosted worldwide.
  • WhoIsHostingThis users rate A2 Hosting as 4.6 out of 5 – Outstanding.

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My WordPress sites kept going down and I didn't know why. I was worried that I would have to switch hosting providers. But A2 Hosting provided fast, friendly reply and an effective resolution to the issue the very first time I contacted them about it - even though it was 1 am! This reconfirms my opinion that this hosting company is the best!

 
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I moved my ReSeller account over to A2 about 6 months ago. Managing a dozen of my own sites in addition to client sites, so there are a variety of sites with different traffic levels and needs. When I've needed support I've been impressed with speedy responses and found your support team to be accessible, helpful and most importantly both pleasant and patient. Thank you.

 
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I recently requested a cPanel migration and I the process went very smoothly. The issues I found were actually my own, and nothing to do with A2 Hosting. Eac email interaction was answered quickly and with the needed information.

Additionally, the overall time frame to have the process done far exceeded my expectations taking less then 1/2 the time I was originally told.

Great job A2 hosting!

 
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I'm an A2Hosting customer for almost a year now.
As a technical consultant myself I'm really nitpicky about IT services.
A2Hosting is the best I've came across so far based on tons of testings and deployments around (I've benched up to 10 providers before)
What seduce(s)|de me:
• Clear and simple pricing
• Limited but more performant offers
• CPanel-powered features
• Advanced functions
• Billing made easy
• Tons of services and features if you need

The support is rock solid and very available, I had one major DNS incident related to a subdomain, the team has been able to resolve.

I also love their SSD-powered servers, their integration with CloudFlare and the advanced DNS features you can play with.
Finally, they have excellent uptime and latencies worldwide.

If I had some cons:
• Sometimes the support just doesn't treat the tickets, and no news, but it's very rare (less than 5% of my tickets)
• No PHP caching on shared servers (opcache, etc...)

Definitely a company I recommend

 
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A2 Hosting provide an excellent service service in all respects. This includes: (1) a high-spec infrastructure (eg SSDs, choice of hosting centres) with many extra features bundled into the contract (eg automatic server-based backup, anti-virus protection, etc); (2) superb technical support accessible/delivered in a number of ways (eg high quality self-service knowledge base, online chat & a real person helpline); (3) support staff who are responsive, knowledgeable & patient; (4) efficient billing support in resolving issues (eg moving domain billing between accounts); and (5) good value-for-money for a quality product. In fact A2 Hosting's service has been so consistently good over that past two years I have moved my company's web services account to them.

 

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Excellent, Requested Migration on the 6th and completed on the 8th of May 2017. Very easy transfer, All my email accounts, 22+ all intact, great communication, Did my research, contacted support and discussed an outstanding issue with my current hosting provider, knowledgeable,professional and very helpful, all support out from USA, Recommended *****

 
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Worst hosting EVER, worst experience.

a2hosting's support is the worst in ALL hosting.

They reply the ticket within 24 hours no matter what kinds of question.

It is ridiculous.

Also, they are NOT able to the issue. You never know if your issue are cared or ignored, because no one reply you.

It is like the zombie company.

If you are serious for your site, keep away from this hosting.

If you plan to use the service, go to church first to let god bless your site run well, or NO one would help you.

 
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I have used A2 hosting for a couple of years now and have been slowly moving all of my hosting to them. I recently had an issue that was due to my setting something up incorrectly. Robert got back to me within an hour and had already fixed the problem. A very quick turn around; Great service as always.

 
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A2 Turbo is super fast and so reliable. We host large events where the client goes from Registration to Hotel Booking, purchasing, classroom choices all in one visit, and schedule checking, without any delay.
A2 holds true to their Turbo Promise of 99.9% guarantee.
A2 Hosting a good all-round choice, offering plenty of room for your website to improve and grow. A2 Hosting a good all-round choice, offering plenty of room for us to improve and grow.
Thank you A2

 
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I have worked with many professional web hosting companies since 1997. A2Hosting is the best so far and I believe they are the best.

Excellent customer support, reliable servers, fair prices, and all the features you will ever need. I highly recommend everybody to work with them. Just go ahead and try.. you will never regret it.

 
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A-2 rocks so far. Support is great migration was easy and staff is super helpful. Thanks Jason urls you sent.... allowed me to see. sites before DNS transfer A must ! Thanks so much for making the effort to figure this out it made all the difference.
WAY better than bluehost which sucks now and other small host I was using briefly.

 
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A few months ago I was looking to sign up to a hosting account with fast servers and solid state drives and came across A2Hosting. I did not even have to pay extra for the SSD, it was included at a discounted price I received. Also their seamless integration with Cloudflare was very good, their servers were fast and optimized for speed. It was really everything their sales pitch is advertising. One thing that I liked most about them is they do quite a lot to combat hacking attacks to their servers. I was with another hosting company and lost on site that was a big money earner for me and they tried to place the blame on me, no apologies for the weak security measures they had in place, so I’m very happy with A2Hosting. One other thing they have and which I signed up for was an affiliate/referral program where you receive $100(might be different now) for a new sign up. I have already received some cash.

 
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I am SO glad I moved from my previous hosting company to A2! The difference in customer service is night and day. I am a newbie in this area and I ask what are probably dumb questions, though not once did any of the customer service personnel at A2 show me nothing but patience, or fail to resolve the issue. I highly recommend these guys and in fact have already gotten a friend who is a professional web developer to move over. She too is happy she did.

 
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Absolutely incredible. Moved over to A2 from GoDaddy, and couldn't be happier. Really solid tech support team, high speed servers, and great customer service. Also, the website is incredibly easy to navigate, and they provide amazing guides that have made my life so much easier. Moreover, they go above & beyond the call of duty to help you troubleshoot any issues you may have. They've even managed to fix some things on my site that my developers overlooked, so they're not only hosting gurus, but also web gurus. Highly recommended.

 
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I have had nothing but issues at Siteground and that's how I found A2 Hosting. These guys totally rock, I have never had this level of support from a host before. They even fixed woocommerce code! That was really going over and beyond. They totally deliver and are easy to understand. Bottom line you won't be sorry with A2 hosting as long as they don't sell out to a bigger host.

 
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A2Hosting is best hosting provider what i know, the uptime and stability is awesome, Not only that, the support is really professional and to be responsible for all problems without exception. i have been use their host more than 1 years and i think they are really worth for hosting solution.

 
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My choice for hosting after testing around 30 different providers.Faster servers,fast,friendly and very knowledge support.SSD Servers that make any website load lightning fast,a2hosting support team has great knowledge and could support and give solution to any issue i had so far.Their slogan "Our speed,your success" is 100% real.

 
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They're Very personable and answered all of my questions. Being an American company with American support was a BIG part of the decision to use their service! Yes there are cheaper options with other companies. However, being able to talk to someone, a HUMAN... AND that person be a Native English speaker at anytime, makes all the difference!

 
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A2hosting is very responsive to my problems. I had a problem come up and their initial suggestion for a solution did not solve all of my needs, so they escalated the issue and quickly found a solution that met all my needs. I really appreciate that they continued to work on the issue and resolved it so quickly.

 
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I switched to A2 hosting after reading a positive review at Hosting Facts, and I don't regret my decision. Very fast and helpful customer service. Problems can happen everywhere, so it's important to be able to talk to someone who can fix them. Clean and well organised cPanel, no bloatware or ads. After years with Blue*cough*, this is a breath of fresh air. Hoping to keep my business here for many years to come.

 
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the help by chat is fast and efficient. I had to wait only a few seconds, and the support by ticket is also fast. The answers were made before the date expected. The migration from another provider is fast and free. I had no problems wih the cpanel migration, and all the sites are working fine after that. I think that this service is one of the best, i am very glad to have chosen them.

 
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I have recently moved my website to A2 Hosting from another provider and all I can say is: I wish I had done so much earlier.

What particularly impresses me is the responsiveness and the quality of support I get in my new home. Where previously I was lucky to get chatting to a support person after a half an hour wait, so far I have waited at most a few minutes. Where previously non-chat support requests would perhaps elicit a response in a few days (with luck!) and would likely be less than helpful, I have now had occasions of exchanging several emails with A2 Hosting's support in a single day -- their responses being entirely helpful throughout (and the friendly tone of those responses is also worth a lot to me). As an example, today I requested "Let's Encrypt" SSL certificates to be enabled on my website and two of its subdomains. It being 3a.m. Michigan time, I did not expect anything to happen in a hurry, but an email arrived within 15 minutes saying it was done. Blimey!

Technically, the service offered does everything I want. As an old hand Unix/Linux user I am very happy to have ssh access and to do my own bash/Perl/PHP scripting. But that's no different from what I had before. The overall cost would be slightly higher, except that A2 Hosting have integrated "Let's Encrypt" in a sensible manner, so in fact I'll be saving money too. Plus the machine response I am getting is a bit better too.

Bottom line: one *very* happy customer!

 
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Business is built on relationships, and making relationships as close enough to reach them whenever we want is something that happens in family. And A2Hosting makes good families and is just a click away in every step of your business.

Services are AWESOMELY AWESOME, I feel home every time I talk to someone on the Tech Gurus Team. The SUPPORT team workflow to resolve any issue is just another fun ride and by the time the ride finishes, your issue or tickets have been resolved very smoothly. The best SUPPORT team that exists when compared to any other damn product that exists.

It's simply awesome and yes, A2HOSTING ROCKS....!!!!

 
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I chose A2 primarily, because it's uptime is highly rated and secondarily because it's cost was comparative to other hosts I researched. I have a handful of little web sites I hope eventually to make money with. My previous provider was not only slow, but downtime was a severe problem. The first thing I noticed about A2 was the speed. Before it would often take 15 seconds for a preview or change to post. As for the downtime, it's only been five days, but there has not been a single instance of downtime. A2's 2 - 4 seconds is impressive. Also, Customer Service has been, for the most part, quite helpful and responsive. I'm quite happy I switched.

 
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So far I am very satisfied with a2 hosting :) I had some trouble with addon domain nameservers but I got quick help.
I can only recommend to everyone who need fast website. They turboo pack is amazing with a lot of great features.
I found a little expensive but worth it.

 
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I host all of my own and my family's websites on GoDaddy, but I decided to try out A2 hosting for my newest venture and I'm glad I did. Their support people are very attentive. I also have good feedback from visitors in regards to the server response time, which is most important for me because of my SEO needs (and a general desire to provide a good UX). So far, everything seems to be meeting my expectations, which are quite high coming from one of their direct competitors.

 
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I am not from a digital technology background, yet I find myself involved with it daily. A such; I also often find myself in need of assistance with a variety of website related issues, as we overhaul and upgrade our website, https://www.urbreg.com. Recently, I again had a need for customer support from the folks at A2 Hosting.

Within minutes of submitting my trouble ticket, Justin Drago, one of the Technical Gurus, not only had the problem fixed and issue resolved, but he communicated the results back to me as well. This has been my experience, each and every time; I contact A2 Hosting for help. Absolutely remarkable service!

Some people have told me I could find cheaper Hosting than I pay for, at A2. I say NO WAY! I was with other companies in the past, and the results were disastrous. If you count your time and daily business stress as being worth anything, then relative to the Customer Service you receive from A2 Hosting – they are a bargain! Their Guru Team is available 24/7. And, they know what they’re doing – no guesswork. Swift, thorough, expertise professionally delivered every time, in the past year that I have been with them.

Given all of the foregoing, I would highly recommend A2 Hosting to anyone who has needs for the various types of services they offer. These days, technology matters. And when you need help with it, you need someone you can count on. A2 has proven their worth and beyond to our Firm. Thank you for your help and patience with my technological shortcomings, to all who work there!

Very sincerely yours,
Al (Alan) T. White
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URBANE INTERNATIONAL GROUP

 
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A2Hosting`s team are really fast to answer my questions whenever I was stumped trying to get something done. Even with my basic self-managed VPS hosting plan, they helped me, usually with one or two email exchanges, without trying to tell me to upgrade to a more expensive plan. And since I`m a beginner in web programming, I had quite a share of things I didn`t know how to do at first.

 
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I wanted to change my domain and I had to no experience how-to. Thank goodness for A2 Hosting that I managed to. They gave me step-by-step instructions and their support is unbelievable. I've been messing up a lot of time and A2 Hosting never fails me. My site is much faster than my previous one, and I am ultimately satisfied. Keep it up!

 
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I was with A2 hosting for 2 years. I was very happy with the speed and the website security they provided. I was also very happy with their prisces adn the general customer's interface.
I was not so happy with their support. I 've bought their TURBO shared hosting plan which was INDEED a turbo plan. But during the 24 months I only needed (really needed) their technical support for 6-8 times and their response exceed the 4 - 6 hours! This is not acceptable, especially when you have hosted corporate websites up there!
I have to undeline though that they 've improved their support response speed, the last 12 months. Additionally, I would really appreciate to had been able to edit the php.ini variables without having to open a support ticket! This was very time consuming when someone is developing a big - full of content website.

 
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I keep referring people to A2, and now have been using them for any new client sites when they allow me to choose the host. Great speed, price, and each time I have needed support they have been top notch. If you need web hosting, look no further.

If you need anything from simple website hosting to more complex dedicated server solutions they can get you covered.

 
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A2 Hosting is the best hosting company I have used to date. Their online support is fast and efficient and has assisted me with any problems I have had promptly.
Their servers are fast and fully featured with everything needed to run professional websites, and security is their number one priority for all their customers.
A truly life changing experience in terms of problem free excellent service for me.
5 Star Service!!!

 
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A2 hosting support is really good. When you ask them to look at your problem, they are reaaly quick. The communicate really good, because they keep you updated in every step. They do not close the ticket before they are sure they have solved the problem. They helped me within a day. DNS issues can be struggle, but they know what they are doing. Thanks guru's.

 
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I switched to A2 on the advice of my developer. They are very proactive about potential Drupal issues. They made the migration very easy and checked on it every step of the way. They alerted me to a malware issue which my developer solved. I just wish that their communication was geared more toward the site owner (not tech savvy) and not the developer. As an owner it is disconcerting to get a email saying your sight is in quarantine and may not be fully functional due to malware. The problem was an easy fix by my developer but it would have been a help if the communication was worded in not such an ominous fashion.

 
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Good. Answers getting from tickets take a little while but I cannot reach on online chat many times, it did seem that people were so busy, even one of them was happy opening a chat with me but did not answer me. So I have to contact through contact form.

 
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Was with BlueHost and had moved my WP site to a dedicated server. Their support was below par. A2 is much more responsive, offers a speedy platform and tools offered are second to none.

Have been very happy for almost 3 years and have no intention to change

Jacques (Ex IT Director for IBM & Nokia)

 
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A2 Hosting is SUPERB! You can start your site at just $3.92/month. It is affordable and its best.
The Cpanel is easy to use and the support is amazing. If you have any questions, contact the support straight away and they will surely help you out.
The features are good.
The UPTIME is great and the best thing is pricing! Every one can afford its plans. You can start initial site very easily and just host it on A2 hosting.
There is less percentage of technical issues as compared to other hostings. The website runs perfectly at A2 hosting, and if unfortunately any issue exist, then their support is there to help us out!
Its amazing!

 
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Reliable and confident..! Great customer service! Dedicated and quick! The chat is a great tool with add value. They have a good level on technical expertise. Their staff is committed and helpful. They have almost all the answers we had needed. For last but not least their up-time services is among the leaders. Great Hosting.

 
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I would recommend A2 hosting to anyone out there. My site was experiencing some issues until i was told that it was an overloading error. Thanks to the guys at the A2 hosting they corrected the problem by removing a bad wp plugin embedded in my site, My site is bug-free right now. I didn't have a clue on how to do this myself. Litespeed server, Unlimited bandwidth ... I mean you get a lot of cool add-on features that comes with their package. It's worth the price.

 
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As a newbie web designer, I wasn't quite sure of what to expect when i signed up with A2 hosting but I got my site up and running in no time.
The uploads of my files to the server was seamlessly easy. The backend UI was easy to navigate. Customer support was made easy with their online chat feature. Not technical issues so far from my end. Everything seems to work well. Server speed is blazing. Plus their SSD will come handy at some point in my site. Great job guys!

 
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Never regret my time with you guys. Money well spent if you ask me. Enhanced website performance and free hackscan to keep my site safe from hackers.The customer service was somewhat ok.
The server migration fee is fair and I also get to claim a free domain for keeps when I registered. Awesome top-notch hosting.

 
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I stumbled upon A2 hosting a while ago and its been an amazing experience. Customer support unbelievably fast. Never experienced any downtime with my website. The unlimited storage & transfer of data is a delight for power users like me. I don't have to worry about SSL certificate as they included this in my hosting package. That's a huge relief considering how cumbersome and expensive SSL certificate cost. Highly recommended.

 
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A2 hosting is one of the best hosting services i had.
You will never be disappointed with them,it is worth every penny.
they have got a good support team,your queries are replied and attended very soon,they not only tell you were you were wrong,but guide you to the right direction.
gofor a2 dont give it a second thought

 
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The team has impressive knowledge to solve problems that are outside the scope of web hosting service. Get help on a problem that was due to my internal network and not related to A2 Hosting. I'm impressed with it so I could simply say that the problem was not with the A2 network.

 
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My site loads faster compared to my other previous hosting provider. Its good to know they also provide some useful apps to quickly create a simple site.The price is fairly decent considering the fact you are paying for SSD and not just shared hosting. Support team is excellent.
Its great to know that A2 is run on clean energy something a lot of hosting company can take a cue from.Never had any major problem with them at least for now. Highly recommended.

 
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I have been an A2Hosting customer for almost a year now. I, being a tech guy, am always apprehensive about any and every IT service I avail. A2Hosting is by far and for sure, the best I have come across so far, after previously having some horrendous experiences from a handful of other Web hosting companies.
Aforementioned are highlights of using A2 Hosting:

• Clear and competitive pricing
• CPanel-powered features
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• Provision of free SSD
• Tons of services and features if you need

The support team is really friendly and helpful, having being able to solve any issues (rarely) I have come across.
I also love their SSD-powered servers which they provide free of cost, along with their amazing integration with CloudFlare. Each and everything about them is smooth as can be which as a website owner, I really appreciate.
Coming to uptime, as over exaggerated as it may sound, I have never faced any downtime. I believe there isn’t much left to ask for. Thumbs up to A2 Hosting from me.

 
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I've been through several managed hosts over the past few years and I finally settled on A2 and I couldn't be happier. I run a small business and A2 is the only company that actually maintains their servers, is consistent with their support, and provides quality hosting space. I'm very happy with them, and I won't be leaving anytime soon.

 
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The only thing hurting A2 is their support "Gurus".
After 18+ years in web development I get a little ticked off when I run into a lazy, arrogant, and dismissive server admins.
First "Guru" says, "your site is up and running fine". It wasn't, from Beijing to New York, none of us could bring it up.
Second "Guru" says, "the domain name seems to have lapsed" It was registered 20 days ago...
I'm still down and currently being ignored. Lovely...
This is by far the worst support team I've ever dealt with.

 
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So far my experience has been good , the service is good and is easy to manage pages and domains . WordPress installation with a single click, and best of all is the price : just 3 euros a month. the quality / price is very good , and hosting is recommended for people starting or small pages. For pages with many visitors do not know what that will endure . Yes, something to keep in mind is that the web and customer service are completely in English .

 
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As a professional web developer I am working for wordpress and various web hosting company over the last 4 years. I have worked with a2hosting a lot's of times for my clients and I am really satisfied with their services and server performance. Their support is awesome!!
Note: Never faced security problem with a2hosting and at the view of security, godaddy and hostgator is the worst hosting.

 
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We have been with A2hosting for more than ten years. We love the service and technical superiority of the persons who solve problems. A2hosting is deserve five stars.

During past years we used to get good technical support. The price is reasonable. We positively recommend this hosting company.

 
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I have been a website owner for seven years. I have tried various hosts through that time. I recently discovered A2 Hosting and I am very glad I did! I did a crazy thing and somehow deleted all my website files. Unfortunately, the server my account was hosted on was down for maintenance and the "server rewind" did not work. My site was down for several days, but they were finally able to find a backup and restore my site to that point. I just need to update several files that were added after this backup. The downtime was more than I would have liked, and I still have some work to do to update my site, but I am very thankful they were able to get me to this point. I feel they went above and beyond what most hosting companies would have done to help me correct MY mistake! I highly recommend them for your hosting needs. Besides the great customer service, they have super fast solid state servers - which is another plus for me!

 
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This is the worst service I have ever had in 15 years of having websites. The website loads very slow and the tech support guys are high school grads at best with little knowledge about technical stuff.

The tech guys just give you the running around and are flying by the seat of their pants. They take advantage of the fact that many clients are not tech guys (their not supposed to be) luckily for me, I'm an Engineer and have worked in IT for years so I was able to see through their nonsense and sent them reports generated with third party online applications that CLEARLY shows there is an issue with their server.

When you know what you are taking about and sent them irrefutable reports from testing done at third party websites, the IT guys (who care so much more about being right then about solving the issue) just stop replying after wasting your time for weeks.

 
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Had received an email from A2 Hosting regarding my website thru them was vulnerable to attacks and I needed to update the software. Unfortunately I initiated the website several months ago but stopped till I could learn more on website building. The email gave me directions on how to fix the problem. However, today was one of those days where I didn't have the time to go thru a lengthy process for fixing a problem. So I opted to call customer service, figuring they could probably fix the problem quicker. When I initially called I figured I'd be listening to elevator music for an hour before I received any help from a real person. But guess what - no elevator music and a real person within less than 10 seconds! I was impressed. The customer service rep was able to fix the situation which was to remove my website until I was ready to develop it and replace it with a "Coming Soon" placeholder. This was exactly what I needed and all done in less than a few minutes. Plus they followed up with an email stating exactly what they had done so that I could save it for my records and refer to it later if needed. Thank you A2 Hosting for superior customer service! You made my day!

 
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I have been wiith A2 for many years. I am a disabled individual who copes wiith chronic pain. The staff at A2 always , always provided guidance, support and care with their cusstomer needs. Although they do not know of my physical challenges, they are always caring, knowledgeable, supportive . Do not hesitate to join A2. It is worth it. They are honest and reliable.

 
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A2 Hosting

a2hosting.com Location: MI, USA Founded: 2003

Pros: SSDs , Free Backups with Server Rewind , Free HackScan

Cons: Backups not guaranteed

A2 Hosting Introduction

A2 Hosting was originally launched as Iniquinet in August 2001, and was renamed in 2003. The company is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan (hence the 'A2' in its name). Its datacenter is close by, and it is privately owned.

At A2 Hosting, you can view packages in six different currencies, and you'll be billed in that currency when you buy. The site content is provided in English only, as is its technical support material.

Hosting Plans

A2 Hosting offers a number of interesting features for developers. For example, it provides multiple versions of PHP, along with an easy-to-use version switcher, so you can change the version used on your account without the need to ask support to get involved. The company's also very keen to promote its green credentials: it has partnered with Carbonfund.org and promotes recycling and hardware reuse.

Hosting is provided in four categories: shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated. It separately lists a range of green hosting packages too.

  • Shared hosting is based on an unlimited resource model with a low monthly fee, although the lowest cost plan comes with a long, 36-month contract attached. A2 Hosting offers shared packages on CloudLinux or Windows. Customers can create their own site by hand, or install a one-click package with Softaculous. On sign-up, you can also choose from datacenters in the USA, Europe, or Asia. Most shared plans include Server Rewind, a completely customized backup tool that offers restore points for files and databases. You can pay to upgrade to offsite backups if you want additional peace of mind.
  • There are three reseller plans available, all with WHM and SSD storage. Resellers can host up to 100 client accounts.
  • VPS and dedicated hosting is split into three categories: Managed, Unmanaged, and Core. Unmanaged VPS is very attractively priced, but you'll need server admin experience to use these plans securely. Core VPS plans are similar to managed VPS plans at A2 Hosting, but Core includes root access while Managed does not.
  • Cloud hosting is similar to VPS hosting, but with the added advantage of a cloud infrastructure and dynamic capacity scaling. All cloud plan resources are completely customizable.
  • Dedicated hosting is available in four flavors. There is one that semi-dedicated and three that are fully dedicated.

Uptime

A2 Hosting's main datacenter is located in Michigan and boasts a redundant network, uninterrupted power, diesel generators, static-free floors, air conditioning and SSAE16 certified security: that includes a gated parking lot and key-operated entry to the premises and servers. As part of its eco-friendly initiative, it tries to re-use old hardware when it's practical.

In 2015, A2 Hosting added two more datacenters. The company now allows customers to choose between the Michigan datacenter, a facility in the Netherlands, and a facility in Singapore.

A2 Hosting provides a 99.9% uptime guarantee. If downtime exceeds 0.1%, and A2 Hosting verifies that figure, it will credit you with 5% of your monthly fee for every hour that your website is offline, up to a maximum of 100% of your monthly fee.

Support

A2 Hosting's technical support is provided via phone, live chat, and ticket. It provides six different telephone numbers for different locations. You can also contact the support team via Skype, which is great if you're outside its main territories and need to control long distance call costs.

Guarantees and Money-Back Offers

A2 Hosting operates an Anytime Money-Back Guarantee. In effect, this is quite similar to guarantees offered by its competitors: customers benefit from a full a 30-day money-back guarantee, but cancellations after that results in a prorated refund on unused months. If you cancel 120 days or more after signing up, you'll be refunded by PayPal. The policy also doesn't cover domain registrations, setup costs, migration costs, or SSL certificates that are more than 7 days old.

Summary

A2 Hosting has moved away from offering geeky hosting features, and towards a more general purpose attitude to hosting. It's made its entry level packages more appealing to novices over the last couple of years, but without losing the sophisticated technical features that made it attractive to developers, such as the ability to choose a VPS with or without root access. The Server Rewind tool is also a massive plus for people who are just starting to experiment with coding, and its support for multiple currencies makes billing easier for people outside the United States. The choice of server locations makes A2 Hosting a good all-round choice, offering plenty of room for your website to improve and grow.

Last updated: 2017-04-22

A2 Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Windows Reseller Bronze ASP ASP.NET WordPress PHP Plesk MSSQL 30GB 400GB $14.51/month
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Windows Lite ASP ASP.NET WordPress PHP Plesk MSSQL Unlimited Unlimited $4.90/month
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Lite WordPress PHP PostgreSQL Dedicated IP Python Linux Unlimited Unlimited $3.92/month
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Swift WordPress PHP PostgreSQL Dedicated IP Python Linux Unlimited Unlimited $4.90/month
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Turbo WordPress PHP PostgreSQL Dedicated IP Python Linux Unlimited Unlimited $9.31/month
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Bronze Reseller WordPress PHP Debian PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 60GB 600GB $13.19/month
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Silver Reseller WordPress PHP Debian PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 100GB 1000GB $18.47/month
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Gold Reseller WordPress PHP Debian PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 130GB 1300GB $24.41/month
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Entry VPS WordPress PHP Fedora Ubuntu Debian Shell Access 20GB 2TB $5.00/month
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Mid VPS WordPress PHP Fedora Ubuntu Debian Shell Access 30GB 2TB $10.00/month
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Top VPS WordPress PHP Fedora Ubuntu Debian Shell Access 50GB 2TB $15.00/month
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Power+ Managed VPS WordPress PHP PostgreSQL VPS Dedicated IP Python 75GB 2TB $32.99/month
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Prestige+ Managed VPS WordPress PHP PostgreSQL VPS Dedicated IP Python 100GB 3TB $46.19/month
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Pinnacle+ Managed VPS WordPress PHP PostgreSQL VPS Dedicated IP Python 150GB 4TB $65.99/month
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Managed Dedicated Server WordPress PHP Dedicated Server PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 1000GB 10TB $141.09/month
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Unmanaged Dedicated Server WordPress PHP Fedora Ubuntu Debian Dedicated Server 1000GB 10TB $99.59/month
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A2 Hosting Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is A2 Hosting located?

    The company is based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

  • Does A2 Hosting sell dedicated servers?

    Yes it does. You can choose an unmanaged and managed dedicated server.

  • Is reseller hosting available?

    Yes. A number of reseller options are available.

  • Can I buy a VPS package from A2 Hosting?

    Yes. Choose from managed VPS, unmanaged VPS, or cloud hosting services.

  • Will my hosting plan come with a free domain?

    No. A2 Hosting does not issue free domains.

  • Is there a money-back guarantee?

    A2 Hosting provides a 30-day money back guarantee. After the initial 30-day period, you can cancel any time and receive a prorated refund.

  • Does A2 Hosting offer phone support?

    Yes. Support is available 24/7 by phone, and by live chat too.

  • Where are A2 Hosting's servers located?

    Its main datacenter is in Southfield, Michigan in the United States. It also uses facilities in Amsterdam and Singapore.

  • What programming languages are supported?

    A2 Hosting supports PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python, Ruby, and Perl.

  • Is cPanel provided?

    Yes. cPanel is provided on all plans.

  • What payment options does A2 Hosting accept?

    It accepts major credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. It also accepts PayPal, 2Checkout, bank transfer, PayU Latam (selected countries), Skrill, check, and money order.

  • Does A2 Hosting allow customers to pay monthly?

    Yes. You can pay monthly with no ongoing contract.

  • Can I get help transferring from my old host?

    If your old host provides cPanel, A2 Hosting will transfer your data free of charge. If your old host does not provide cPanel, you will need to handle the migration yourself.

  • Can I host multiple websites on one account?

    Most plans allow you to do this. The exception is the cheapest shared hosting plan, which is only designed for one website.

  • Is there a sitebuilder tool?

    Yes. A2 Hosting provides a free website building tool with all hosting packages.

  • Does A2 Hosting provide an uptime guarantee?

    Yes. There is a 99.9% uptime guarantee, backed by a service credit for downtime exceeding that figure.

  • What is the backup policy at A2 Hosting?

    Backups are provisioned automatically on managed hosting accounts. On all other accounts, you should make your own arrangements to ensure your data is backed up.

  • Does A2 Hosting support Magento?

    Magento is fully supported. The host will migrate your Magento site if your previous host provided cPanel.

  • Is A2 Hosting suitable for an e-commerce site with SSL?

    A2 Hosting offers e-commerce and SSL support, including the ability to purchase an SSL certificate. It recommends that customers also buy a dedicated IP address. More details are available in its help documentation.

  • Are there any special security features with hosting accounts?

    A2 Hosting has a Perpetual Security initiative. As part of this, it offers HackScan, a security scanner that helps to detect and block hacks before they can damage a site.

  • Are there any CDN services on offer?

    CloudFlare CDN is provided on all plans for free.

A2 Hosting Features

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  • 24/7 Support
  • ADO.NET
  • ASPCrypt
  • AspJpeg
  • AspPDF
  • ASPSecured
  • AspSmartMail
  • AspUpload
  • BlogEngine.NET
  • Chili!Soft ASP
  • Custom Error Pages
  • MS Access
  • PayPal
  • PHP 7
  • Reseller
  • Silverlight
  • SSD
  • Unlimited Sites
  • VB.NET
  • Visual Studio .NET
  • Visual Studio .NET Express

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Price Comparison

A2 Hosting$3.92
SiteGround$3.95
BlueHost$2.75
iPage$1.99
InMotion Hosting$2.95
HostPapa$3.95

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