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A2 Hosting Review – Detailed Analysis Report

A2 Hosting Review

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A2 Hosting is one of the oldest hosting providers around. The brand came into existence in 2001 at Michigan. It was formerly known as Iniquinet and changed its name to A2 hosting in 2003. The website claims to have satisfied 97% of customers and promise to provide up to 20x faster servers. Well, this is all what the website claims.!

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Let us get into its features and find out the reality. Given below is a brutal review of A2 hosting wherein every merit & flaw is highlighted.

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High Speed

A2 hosting has a good reputation owing to its high speed and reliability. A2 is well known for its Turbo Servers that help load the pages almost 20times faster than a typical non SSD-server.

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Being a top hosting service, A2 hosting has been awarded many hosting awards leading to its consistent ranking on best hosting lists. The company claims to provide 99.9% server uptime.

Security

A2 hosting security is quite rigid. It offers a server rewind backup facility, that allows auto recovery of data from saved account backup snapshots.  Some key security tools like Hack Scan form a dominant part of their Perpetual Security initiative. Dual web hosting firewall along with virus scanning & security monitoring are some of the other useful security tools.

A2 hosting even lends endless support in the background that avoids compromising of security.  It is basically to give the customers effortless and safe hosting experience.

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Customer Support

The reliable customer support team of A2 hosting is called “Guru Crew Support”. The staff is extremely supportive and eases the customers’ experiences. The company has ‘in-house’ customer care staff to save money and provide correct knowledge and expertise.

The customer support team has the best professionals with great experience and upgraded technical knowledge. This makes the A2 support team totally capable of answering your hosting queries with the right approach.

This extended support is available 24×7 and 365 days a year!

Satisfaction Guarantee

A2 hosting is popular because of its risk-free trial accompanied by an anytime money back guarantee.

Customers can expect a hassle free refund from A2 hosting. In case you cancel your account within 30 days, full refund can be expected.

Refunds based on pro-rata basis can be claimed if you cancel your A2 hosting account after the initial 30 days. The best part is that A2 even provides a seven-day refund cycle from the date of purchase, for SSL certificates. This clearly indicates that A2 keeps customer satisfaction in its top priority list.

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PLANS AND POLICIES

A2 hosting provides a variety of hosting plans based on the requirements of the customers. Here is a brief given about various types of hosting plans and policies.

  1. Shared Hosting

The price range for A2’s Linux shared hosting solutions is given below-

Lite

  • $4.90 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $4.41 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $3.92 per month on a Biennial term (24 Months)

 

Swift

  • $6.37 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $5.39 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $4.90 per month on a Biennial term (24 Months)

 

Turbo

  • $12.25 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $10.29 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $9.31 per month on a Biennial term (24 Months)

 

The price range for A2’s Windows shared hosting solutions is given below-

Lite

  • $6.37 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $5.39 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $4.90 per month on a Biennial term (24 Months)

 

Swift

  • $7.35 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $6.37 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $5.88 per month on a Biennial term (24 Months)

 

Turbo

  • $12.25 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $11.27 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $10.78 per month on a Biennial term (24 Months)

 

  1. VPS Hosting
  2. Reseller Hosting

A2 provides a variety of Reseller hosting plans on both Windows and Linux servers.

 

The price range for A2’s Linux Reseller hosting solutions is given below-

Bronze

 

  • $19.79 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $16.49 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $13.19 per month on a Triennial term (36 Months)

 

Silver

 

  • $23.09 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $19.79 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $18.47 per month on a Triennial term (36 Months)

 

Gold

 

  • $29.69 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $26.39 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $24.41 per month on a Triennial term (36 Months)

 

Platinum

 

  • $46.19 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $42.89 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $40.91 per month on a Triennial term (36 Months)

 

The price range for A2’s Linux Reseller hosting solutions is given below:

 

Bronze

 

  • $21.11 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $17.81 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $14.51 per month on a Triennial term (36 Months)

 

Silver

 

  • $24.41 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $21.11 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $19.79 per month on a Triennial term (36 Months)

 

Gold

 

  • $31.01 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $27.71 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $25.73 per month on a Triennial term (36 Months)

 

Platinum

 

  • $47.51 per month on a Monthly Term (1 Month)
  • $44.21 per month on an Annual Term (12 Months)
  • $42.23 per month on a Triennial term (36 Months)

 

  1. Cloud Hosting

The Cloud Hosting plans provided by A2 hosting are all Linux server based & there is no Windows option. Cloud Hosting plans are customizable and the pricing varies depending on the configuration of your server.

 

Dedicated Server Hosting

A2 provides you Flex dedicated server hosting options. It also provides Managed flex dedicated server hosting options. Three different plans are offered under both categories: Sprint, Exceed and Mach.

Starting prices for A2’s Dedicated Server Unmanaged hosting solutions are given below-

  • Sprint – Starting at $99.59 for the ‘on the shelf’ package.
  • Exceed – Starting at $165.99 for the ‘on the shelf’ package.
  • Mach – Starting at $248.99 for the ‘on the shelf’ package.

Starting prices for A2’s Dedicated Server Managed hosting solutions are given below-

  • Sprint – Starting at $141.09 for the ‘on the shelf’ package.
  • Exceed – Starting at $207.49 for the ‘on the shelf’ package.
  • Mach – Starting at $290.49 for the ‘on the shelf’ package.

 

 

Conclusion

It is not easy to find a web host that has something for everyone. A2 hosting is for all, be it a newbie webmaster, a developer, or an administrator. Using A2 hosting at a lower level is beneficial. Upscaling the site can be done with the use of further resources.

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