A2 Hosting Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 912 user review in 11 languages
9.4
SUPERB!

Customer score for A2 Hosting

  • Reliability
    9.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.2 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.4 / 10
  • Support
    9.4 / 10
  • Features
    9.4 / 10

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Dawn Reel
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

It Just Works!

Service used: Shared - Swift
I received timely support from the pre-sales representative I spoke to. Then I passed along the information to my client who then chose to host at a competitor. Aughhh! of course, I'm having technical difficulties just installing ...Read More
Winston N
Austria
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features6
8.8
NEW

Very satisfied now for 2 yrs

Service used: Website Builder
I have been using A2 Hosting now for two years and for me the support team is simply the best I must say. During my website updates, I usually go through some technical difficulties and no matter how many times that happens in a d...Read More
Sam Ghoreishi
United Kingdom
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing4
  • User Friendly4
  • Support2
  • Features4
3.2
NEW

look away from this company....

Service used: VPS - Pinnacle+
We pay $170 dollar a month for managed VPS hosting but every day our server is offline and we have to reboot the server 2-3 times to get it back online.
Our server is unavailable at least 2-3 times a day and support is pathetic.....Read More
 
Tan Khoa Nguyen
Canada
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
9.6
NEW

Excellent supporting!

Service used: Shared - Turbo - Windows
After I posted my issues, A2 Hosting Support Team replied promptly, patiently and professionally. When one member could not provide the solution, they transferred to the right person right away and finally solved the issues. Thank you A2 Hosting Support Team for the helpful answers.
Jay Smith
Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Great Experience even with glitches

Service used: VPS - Pinnacle+
Moved from HostGator
There will always be glitches but...After finding A2 Hosting I decided to leave Hostgator and transfer all my business to A2 over 100 sites, but with change does come some challenges. My hats off to Kristen K. Support Specialist
...Read More
Vicki Smith
Canada
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
9.6
NEW

Great Hosting!

Service used: VPS - Pinnacle+
We upgraded from Prestige + Turbo to Pinnacle + Turbo and the email communications could not have been any better. All the email contacts we had from sales to billing were handled very well and very timely. We have been very happy...Read More

Typical A2 Hosting Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting NZ$5.72 - NZ$15.74 6 plans
VPS NZ$7.30 - NZ$101.14 6 plans
Dedicated Server NZ$145.37 - NZ$424.02 6 plans
Cloud Hosting NZ$21.89 - NZ$36.49 3 plans
Resellers NZ$19.25 - NZ$59.71 4 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.a2hosting.com

A2 Hosting Expert Review 2019

Written by: Craig Timmins

A2 Hosting Rating

  • Reliability
    8.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    8.5 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8.5 / 10
  • Support
    8.5 / 10
  • Features
    8.5 / 10
8.5
Rated by Craig Timmins

A2 Hosting Expert Review

A2 Hosting may be less known than some of the bigger hosting platforms on the market, but its high quality solutions and its excellent benefits make it stand out from its louder competitors. the company offers fast, reliable hosting services to go with its 99.9% uptime guarantee and impressive loading time.

After months of testing, we found that the company’s unlimited bandwidth and storage, easy-to-navigate interface and accessible support team contributed to a seamless customer experience for both basic and premium plans.

We ran vigorous tests on A2 Hosting to determine whether it’s a strong web hosting contender. Check out our verdict as well as our community’s reviews to see how it rates.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Quick, efficient troubleshooting 24/7/365 through live chat, phone, email, Skype and via the Customer Portal
  • Seamless customer onboarding from welcome email to instinctive interface lets you get your site up and running fast.
  • A2 Hosting has outstanding uptimes that keep your website running without a hitch.
  • Incredibly fast load times prevents customer abandonment and improves your SEO performance.
  • Unique site roll-back tool enables you to restore your website to a previous date’s setup with a click.
  • Unlimited storage and transfer across all accounts empowers users to fully realize their website vision.
  • A2 Hosting’s Perpetual Security initiative utilizes KernelCare and HackScan to keep your website safe at all times.

Cons:

  • The site’s initial prices automatically increase after the initial subscription period ends.
  • A2 Hosting’s live chat can be slow, especially when large quantities of customers contact them at the same time.
  • Though they offer multiple plans, some of the premium plans are on the higher end of the price spectrum.
  • Because many of their packages are highly customizable, the initial setup can be daunting—especially for web newcomers.

Pricing and Payment Methods

A2 Hosting offers a variety of plans with added-value features for customers to choose from. For customers looking for shared hosting solutions, A2 Hosting’s most affordable plan starts at $3.92 monthly and includes hosting for a single website, 5 databases, unlimited storage and a free site transfer. At the premium end of the shared hosting spectrum is Turbo at $9.31, which provides customers with unlimited websites and databases as well as access to their Turbo Server, which boasts up to 20x faster page loads. The web host offers similarly priced plans for WordPress hosting including the premium Managed plan at $11.99, which includes a Plesk control panel, Turbo speed, and a free Jetpack personal license.

The company’s reseller hosting plans include the starter Bronze plan for $13.19 monthly, which lets you host up to 40 accounts with 30GB storage, and the premium Platinum account for $40.91. Platinum lets you host up 100 accounts with 200GB of storage and comes with free WHMCS—a major selling point if you host multiple websites.

VPS hosting plans start out with the basic $5.00 monthly package that offers root access and is available from 20GB of storage. The core VPS package starts at $32.99 a month and features 75GB of storage, a free cPanel dashboard, and full HostGuard management. If you need something more flexible, A2 Hosting’s Dedicated Server hosting offers Root Access and 2x500 GB Storage.

After testing the different plans offered by A2 Hosting, we find that while it offers several useful tools, the company’s basic plans are useful for beginners, or those who would rather not deal with more complex website development. However, if you need more control and flexibility, the higher tiers are more likely to suit you.

A2 Hosting Pricing Plans Table

Ease of Use

One of the things that stood out to us was how easy to use A2 Hosting’s platform is. cPanel makes administrating your hosting straightforward, and the accessibility of the support team makes it easy to solve any issues.

You can control all your accounts with the account management control panel:

A2 hosting account management panel

We were happy to see 1-click integrations for Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal, and e-commerce integrations for Magento and OpenCart. If you prefer to be more hands-on in setting up your hosting, you can select your PHP version, access embedded analytics, and run quick Python scripts to add tools and features.

You can control all your site needs through the A2 Hosting Cpanel:

Load Times and Reliability

It’s always preferable to have high uptime, and while many hosting services promise 99.9% uptime, that still leaves a wide range of possibility. We tested A2 Hosting over several months to get a clear picture of how the hosting service held up in terms of the uptimes and loading times they guaranteed.

Overall, we were very pleased our results: on average; the service kept uptime to a commendable 99.98% and in some cases even reached 100%. Loading times were also impressive, especially for plans that included the Turbo feature. On average, load times were as responsive as promised, and nearly twice as fast as the industry standard.

Features

Though features necessarily vary according to price point, we found that each tier reliably delivered the features it advertised. If you already have a website, you can easily migrate it, and the unlimited bandwidth and storage mean you can design your website exactly how you want it. If you’re operating a business, you can also take advantage of up to 25 email addresses if you have a basic account, or unlimited with mid-range or premium accounts. You can also enhance your e-commerce site with SSL certificates and Magento and OpenCart 1-Click setups.

If you’re building a website from scratch, A2 Hosting gives you integrated Git Repository, as well as FTP accounts and integrations with Apache 2.4. Additionally, you can troubleshoot any problem with a quick restore from a previous backup.

Another important area A2 Hosting excels at is its security features, which include Perpetual Security, a feature that detects hacks around the clock. Additionally, your hosting includes automated patching, for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

Customer Support

If you have any issues or simply need an answer to a pressing question, A2 Hosting’s customer service team is available around the clock. We found most of our answers in the FAQ though their support lines were able to solve our more complex questions. You can reach the company via a ticket on their Customer portal, phone, email, live chat, Skype, and even Twitter.

Response times through all channels are quick, and it’s worth noting that the ticketing system helps you keep track of separate issues and when you logged a question, and that the phone number to contact the site is not toll-free. Overall, we were happy with how well the company’s support team responded to our issues.

[H2] A2 Hosting User Reviews

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Conclusion

Overall, our A2 Hosting expert review found the platform provided an exceptional experience for novice and advanced users. Standout features like fast loading times, an intuitive interface and auto-installed Wordpress make it simple to set up and maintain a website. Our deep dive of the advanced developer features also left us satisfied. With over 170 integrations for key programming languages andadd-ons, developers are able to fully customize their back-end to their exact liking.

No matter your level of technical expertise, A2 Hosting gives you reliable uptimes, flexible price points, and strong support. Although its Dedicated track is certainly pricier, most of the platform’s basic, mid-range, and premium offerings are competitively priced and give you great value for money.

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A2 Hosting Prices, Plans & Features - 2019

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$5.72 9.5
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$7.15 9.4
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$7.15 9.3
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$8.58 9.3
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$13.59 9.1
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$15.74 9.5

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
20 GB 512 MB NZ$7.30 9.8
30 GB 1 GB NZ$14.60 10
50 GB 1 GB NZ$21.89 9.9
75 GB 4 GB NZ$52.97 9.7
100 GB 6 GB NZ$72.24 9.0
150 GB 8 GB NZ$101.14 8.2

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
1000 GB 8 GB NZ$145.37 9.8
1000 GB 8 GB NZ$242.29 9.4
1.95 TB 16 GB NZ$363.44 2.8
1000 GB 8 GB NZ$205.94 8.9
1000 GB 8 GB NZ$302.86 9.6
1.95 TB 16 GB NZ$424.02 9.4

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
10 GB 512 MB Unlimited NZ$21.89 9.4
10 GB 1 GB Unlimited NZ$29.19 9.8
25 GB 1 GB Unlimited NZ$36.49 9.4

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Bronze 30 GB 409.6 GB NZ$19.25 9.6
Silver 75 GB 614.4 GB NZ$26.96 9.2
Gold 150 GB 1 TB NZ$35.63 9.4
Platinum 200 GB 2 TB NZ$59.71 9.4
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