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Price Value
8.5/10
Performance
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Control Panel
8/10
Customer Support
9/10
User Feedback
8.5/10
83%
Overall Score
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Editors' Pick 2011

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A2 Hosting is all about speed. Since 2003, A2 Hosting has been providing fast and reliable web hosting services for an affordable price. Many of the services that A2 Hosting provides can make any website perform faster than the competition. The A2 Optimized Site Accelerator boasts the ability to load pages 20 times faster than competing web hosts! Shared hosting plans start for less than $5.00 a month and each plan comes jam packed with exclusive features. Customers of the Swift and Turbo packages will enjoy unlimited, storage, transfers, email addresses, domains, and more. People from all over the world can enjoy the speed of A2 Hosting with servers located in Michigan, Europe, and Singapore.

Located in Ann Arbor or “Tree Town” as many call it, A2 Hosting has made a commitment to green hosting. Since 2007, A2 Hosting has been 100% carbon neutral to help reduce CO2 globally. A2 Hosting has also committed to recycling old servers, planting trees, and reducing their waste output.

Running a website with A2 Hosting is quick and easy with access to the customer-favourite cPanel. A2 Hosting doesn’t just run your website with speed; they are also here to help get your website noticed. Anyone who buys a shared hosting package will be given $50 in Bing/Yahoo! ad credits and can get their website listed on Google within 24 hours. If a customer runs into any issues, A2 Hosting has a reliable, multilingual support team that is available 24/7/365.

Price Value

With shared hosting plans starting at under $5.00 a month, A2 Hosting offers some of the best prices on the market. They have three different shared hosting plans to choose from - Lite, Swift, and Turbo - each with more features than the last. Every hosting package comes with plenty of unlimited features like storage and transfers, and are backed by 865 third party verified reviews with an average rating of 5 stars.

A2 Hosting takes away the hassle of transferring websites by doing it for FREE and offers customers a FREE HackScan to help protect their websites. In fact, A2 Hosting offers customers lots of security options for their websites to ensure that customer information remains secure.

The services at A2 Hosting are optimized for plenty of third party apps such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and many more. To make things even better, A2 Hosting ensures that their customer’s sites can be found on the Internet with ad credit offers and a guarantee of being listed on Google within 24 hours.

Reliability

Like many hosts out there, A2 Hosting has a 99.9% uptime guarantee. With A2 Optimized Software, user’s websites will not only be up on a consistent basis, but websites will also run at top speed. For only $3 a month users can get performance plus, which doubles CPU cores and additional RAM, so websites stay running at peak performance even during high periods of traffic.

A2 Hosting runs on a quadruple redundant network, which means that even if three of their US data centers were to go down at the same time, everybody would still be connected. The power of CloudLinux OS operating system allows for A2 Hosting to control resource spikes, keep the site stable, and adhere to the company’s continually growing needs.

Control Panel

A2 Hosting gives all users access to cPanel 11 control panel. cPanel is a user favourite that makes it easy to manage domains, databases, software, email, and more. This is the perfect tool to take advantage of A2 Hosting’s performance software. cPanel ensures that your account will be easy to use and will have your website running at its optimal level.

Customer Support

All A2 Hosting customers receive 24/7/365 support. The support team, also known as Guru Crew Support, can be reached through email, online chat, and phone. The Guru Crew is very knowledgeable and can offer help on every problem that a customer may run into.

The speedy mantra of A2 Hosting continues throughout their support staff, and customers who sign up for Priority Support will have their issues sorted out first. The Guru Crew is full of friendly, real people that are ready to help at any time of the day or night.