A2 Hosting review is based on random tests and personal experience with the web hosting company. A2 Hosting is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the name “A2” is derived from Ann Arbor (A2). A2 Hosting is one of those web hosting companies who value customers and the environment. As they are based in “Tree Town”, they support the idea of protecting the environment. They are proud to be one of the green web hosting providers.
Small Business Web Hosting
A2 Hosting is perfect for small and medium size businesses because of their flexibility, pricing and support. You have the option to select Linux or Windows hosting, which means you can host both PHP and ASP websites.
A2 Hosting Turbo package is perfect for most of the small businesses and the price is starting at $9.31 per month. A2 Hosting provides Anytime Money Back Guarantee, which means you can get a refund after 6 months unlike 45 days for most of the web hosting companies.
A2 Hosting is WordPress friendly that offers fast and reliable WordPress hosting. It has all the tools available to optimize your WordPress website.
A2 Hosting Pricing & Packages
A2 Hosting offers Shared, VPS, Reseller, Cloud and Dedicated Hosting solutions for your website. The good thing is that their shared hosting package is good for the most small and medium sized websites. Surprisingly, their Managed VPS starts at $32.99, which is cheaper than many famous web hosting companies.
Shared hosting plans start at $3.92 for Lite package, but Turbo is recommended, which starts at $9.31. Cloud Hosting package is a deal breaker as you can customize it per your website needs. If you are running an ecommerce store with traffic lower than 15,000 visits a month, then it is perfect to use A2 Cloud hosting.
A2 Hosting Customer Support
I tested the customer support by asking various questions, which they answered all of them. The chat load times varies between 3 minutes to 6 minutes. I tried Live Chat 3 times and it took 5 minutes for the first time, 3 minutes second and just over 5 minutes the third time for their operator to take my chat. Anything below 5 minutes is considered good in web hosting industry.
I also came to know that they provide Free Migration from cPanel to cPanel. If you are coming from another web host, then you will get a free a migration without any hassle.
Which Hosting Package Should I Buy from A2 Hosting?
It really depends on your website requirements, but the shared Turbo package starting at $9.31 is good for most of the websites. If you are getting more than 10,000 visitors a month, I would recommend using Ace Cloud Hosting package starting at $25.
A2 Hosting Uptime
A2 Hosting provide 99.9% uptime guarantee and you are also covered with anytime money back guarantee. Many other web hosts provide only 45 days moneyback guarantee including Hostgator. There are no major complaints against A2 Hosting on the internet. However, I did find some negative comments, which are normal comparing with so many good reviews.
A2 Hosting Speed
A2 Hosting speed test on GT Metrix shows 5.5s, which is slower than many web hosts. However, it is purely because of some web development improvements that they can made on the website. A2 Hosting tested their speed with different web hosting companies like Hostgator, GoDaddy, BlueHost and DreamHost. Results shows that A2 Hosting is the fastest. They tested with Prestashop to find out initial page load times. Further tests using Pingdom shows 2.55s load time from server in Dallas, Tx and 5.44s from Melbourne, Australia. The results are pretty good as compared to other web hosting companies.
A2 Hosting has lived to the expectations so far with their exceptional support and features. The good thing about A2 Hosting is that it gives a personalized feeling as compared to other web hosting companies that are mostly owned by EIG. I haven’t faced any issues with A2 Hosting with 2 months’ experience.
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