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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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Tech support was able to migrate a domain that I was unable to do. It came from an obscure hosting system that did not have a cPanel and I got lost in the process. I was very happy to discover that they had it done the next day

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I've been online pre-WWW, from the BBS era through Netscape as the only browser, and up to today's constant involvement with more websites than I can remember, and just as many hosting companies. I said that so I could say this; I've never experienced better features, functionality, up-time, and support - tech, billing & customer - than what I receive at A2 Hosting. These folks give me peace of mind worth a great deal more than the reasonable prices they charge - and earn!

 
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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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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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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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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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Honestly in the begining i was afriad from trying this hosting but after my experience with them it worth every penny

easy and simple cpanel with all feautered the hosting should have

the support is really awesom and help me so much with great tips and fast respond

them server really fast and never had promblem with

i would recomended this to any one wanna start success online

 
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I just started my service with this company, but so far I am very impressed with their support. Not only are they very professional, they were very patient with me being very new to website design and development. They answered my questions and helped resolve the issues I had very quickly.

 
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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
CEO & Senior Managing Principle
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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They ROCK! Here's why: What a pleasant surprise to find a company with such a strong focus not only on their technical prowess but a sincere and genuine focus on their customers. I deal with many online services and technical organizations of all kinds and come from a 30-year career in telecommunications. A2 Hosting Rocks!! They have been exceptionally helpful and have exhibited a real desire to help me learn and better understand some of the nuances of the online hosting process in a somewhat complicated issue involving transferring a domain name and nameserver from one host to another. AND, the fact that they are there on the weekends and offer 24/7 support is great! I found that as a customer they don't expect me to be the expert... they are happy to help out regardless of the level of knowledge or competence of their customer.

 
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A2 Support has to be one of the best around. You can get someone on the line almost immediately. I called about changing the name of my website and was told how to do it and how to change the DNS settings from the site where I bought my new domain name. After allowing some time for the domain registry to make the update, I called A2 back and they made the necessary changes on their end pronto. Couldn't be more seamless.

What brought me to A2 in the first place was the advertised speed of loading pages and graphics. It has been everything I wanted and have never had a complaint from visitors. Before this I had tried to other hosting companies. I was often calling one that was a big name in the industry about sluggishness. It would get a little better for a while only to slow down later. Don't hesitate to switch to A2. They make it easy and you can go on with peace of mind.

 
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I've had A2 Hosting for several years for my small law firm. No problems, no sweat, just easy. Then, my email account got hacked and suddenly thousands of spam emails were going out under my name. Soooooooooo....I called the 800 number tech support, and in 15 minutes was up and running again. The spam hack was shut out. In addition my tech guy had me send out and receive test emails to all our accounts and tracked them for me in real time. You don't really know the value of your host until crunch-time comes. H2 was there for me when I needed them. 5 Star service.

 
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Very good support! I recently had some issues with website loading. They found its the page issue nothing with hosting. And they supported even on holidays. Great hosting too. And very much reliable. They have good supporting team which is more important if you are not a techy person.
They have their server location in Singapore too, which I couldn't find from many other hosting providers. They offer a wide range software apps to easily create your website.

 
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Technical support at A2 is very quick to get back regarding questions and problems and the team goes into depth to figure out the problem, not just to get me off the line / off chat. I'm not transferred from one tech to the other like I have been at other hosting services and they don't try to upsell me on new products and services.

 
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I am a newbie, although I'm a bit ancient.... The support team, represented by Lola W. was marvellous and helped me through an issue which prevented me from transferring the hosting to A2. This was a fine example of patience, service and civility which made the experience pretty much pain-free. Vey grateful.

 
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I was pleased with my support from A2 hosting. I am a tech klutz and Ian G. was very patient and helpful to me in helping me get my website migrated to A2 Hosting and in explaining honestly what add on features I needed or didn't need. I am glad I have made this move!

 
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I have used A2 Hosting for a number of years. Support has always been fast and excellent. I do not have a strong background or understanding of how websites work, and when I have run into difficulty, support at A2 Hosting has never failed to resolve my issues swiftly and accurately. A2 Hosting came highly recommended, both buy a friend and by some web creation software I purchased. This is the second web hosting service I have used. One of the features I have most enjoyed is this hosting allows client to use multiple domains.

 
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I changed three providers in my life. I had chosen in 2006 because A2Hosting supported utf8. Now I use A2Hosting for many years. And I do not intend to change it. They offer a large number of services included in the packages. Excellent customer service. Respond quickly even though I am in Europe and them are across the ocean, and there is still night. Now that also supports node.js in shared hosting, so I have one more reason to love them.

 
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I was extremely pleased to find A2 Hosting after several weeks of due-diligence searching through lists of hosting sites. I specifically wanted hosting on an SSD managed VSP server. I feel that A2 Hosting offers great value for the price! Comparing, Buying and Set-up of our hosting account was fast and easy... particularly with the help of 'live chat'. As with any new service, there were a few adjustments that needed to be made in order to keep all the moving parts working together...which is expected in any new service. I appreciate the value, customer service and especially the quality of the hosting plan in which we are invested. I recommend A2 Hosting to anyone looking for a good company selling a value driven product backed by customer service.

 
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I've really appreciated A2's support in migrating my site from another host. While there were a few glitches in my migration due largely to a popular (and sometimes complex) CDN/security service that I have activated on my sites, A2's tech support answered my questions and kept me in the loop regarding progress. The other relatively minor glitches were resolved in a relatively timely and effective manner. I'm very pleased with their services so far, and would gladly recommend them to others. They were also very polite and helpful in answering my pre-sales questions, and I'm happy with the performance-enhancing features that they offer for my sites.

 
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The telephone support was very very good.
It sets a new standard in fact.
This makes me happy.
Ian was patient, skilled and proactive.
A2 makes me feel confident because I know there is good help when I need it.
Domains, Hosting, CPanel, DNS, Mail Servers etc. for all varieties of Personal, Freelance and Business can become tricky and so intuitive and friendly help is a novel treat. Thank you for making me feel not completely incapable like so many so called support departments tend to.

 
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I have tried several hosting companies recently, being fairly new to this. I had connection problems to varying extents with all of them; FileZilla could not connect but in some cases net2ftp.com succeeded. The biggest difference was in getting sensible support answers. Here A2 Hosting excelled - maybe wait a day but I don't mind that when the technician has actually read my message and goes to the trouble of finding an answer, coming back until it is settled. Also they actually encourage email requests by ticket, instead of appearing to avoid them if possible. As well as this the clarity of the website instructions, and the useful extra features score highly, and they don't charge extra for every added facility. I am impressed with the free Webdisk program which downloads to your computer for making easy changes to files for upload.

 
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A2 Hosting never fails to impress me with its quick and *caring* response to my questions, issues & concerns. I am an A2 hosting reseller, and I also have various other services from them directly on clients' behalves and on my own. They **ALWAYS** are happy to help, and they are very informative when it's clear that I'm encountering something new as a reseller. I have used them for over a decade now, and I would never leave them. EVER. AND, I've had so very many experiences with clients' hosting vendors who end up sucking, and I switch those clients over to A2 Hosting. Great prices, great support, great service. Thank you, A2 Hosting!!!! - Julie B.

 
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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: 2017-01-04

A2 Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
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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Reseller Produce WordPress PHP Debian PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 60GB 600GB $9.98/month
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Reseller Progress WordPress PHP Debian PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 100GB 1000GB $16.49/month
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Reseller Prosper WordPress PHP Debian PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 130GB 1300GB $26.41/month
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Prestige+ Managed VPS WordPress PHP PostgreSQL Dedicated IP Python Linux 100GB 1500GB $52.13/month
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Power+ Managed VPS WordPress PHP PostgreSQL Dedicated IP Python Linux 75GB 1000GB $53.99/month
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Pinnacle+ Managed VPS WordPress PHP PostgreSQL Dedicated IP Python Linux 150GB 2000GB $68.63/month
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Peak Unmanaged Dedicated Hosting WordPress Fedora Ubuntu Debian Dedicated Server CentOS 2000MB 20MB $248.99/month
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Essential Managed Dedicated Hosting WordPress PHP Dedicated Server PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 500GB 10TB $169.99/month
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Elite Managed Dedicated Hosting WordPress PHP Dedicated Server PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 1000GB 15TB $249.99/month
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Ultimate Managed Dedicated Hosting WordPress PHP Dedicated Server PostgreSQL WHM Dedicated IP 2000GB 20TB $349.99/month
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Leverage Unmanaged Dedicated Hosting WordPress Fedora Ubuntu Debian Dedicated Server Java 500GB 10TB $99.59/month
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Verge Unmanaged Dedicated Hosting WordPress Fedora Ubuntu Debian Dedicated Server Java 1000GB 15TB $165.99/month
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Dynamic VPS Entry WordPress PHP Fedora Ubuntu Debian Shell Access 10GB 2TB $5.00/month
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Dynamic VPS Mid WordPress PHP Fedora Ubuntu Debian Shell Access 30GB 2TB $10.00/month
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Dynamic VPS Top WordPress PHP Fedora Ubuntu Debian Shell Access 50GB 2TB $15.00/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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  • AbanteCart
  • AccountLab Plus
  • Ajax
  • Analog
  • Apache
  • AWStats
  • b2evolution
  • BBClone
  • bbPress
  • BIGACE
  • BlueFish
  • Brim
  • BuddyPress
  • Chamilo
  • CloudFlare
  • CloudLinux
  • CMS Made Simple
  • Cotonti
  • Credit Card Payment Gateway
  • CubeCart
  • CVS
  • Drupal
  • Elgg
  • Email Forwarding
  • File Manager
  • Flat Calendar
  • FlatPress
  • FormBuilder
  • Free Shopping Cart
  • Gallery
  • GD Support
  • Geeklog
  • Git
  • Green Hosting
  • Help Center Live
  • Horde
  • ImageMagick
  • IMAP Support
  • Instant Activation
  • IP Deny Manager
  • Joget
  • Joomla
  • Kloxo
  • Live Chat Support
  • livesite
  • Magento
  • Mantis
  • markItUp!
  • Mercurial
  • MODx
  • Moodle
  • Noah's Classifieds
  • osCommerce
  • osTicket
  • ownCloud
  • Oxwall
  • PayPal
  • Phone Support
  • PHP 5
  • php-7
  • phpBB
  • phpMyAdmin
  • phpPgAdmin
  • POP3 Support
  • PrestaShop
  • Private SSL
  • Railgun
  • Raw Files
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • sandvox
  • Serendipity
  • Shared Hosting
  • Shared SSL
  • ShopSite
  • Siteframe
  • SMTP
  • SocialEngine
  • Softaculous
  • Spam Filter
  • SquirrelMail
  • SSD
  • SSH Access
  • SSL Certificates
  • Support Forum
  • TinyWebGallery
  • Webalizer
  • WebDAV
  • Webmail
  • Zend Framework
  • ZPanel
  • Zurmo

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