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Bluehost VS A2Hosting

Bluehost VS A2Hosting

Bluehost has been in the web hosting business for over 13 years and excels at what it does simply because it limits its offerings to web hosting only. A2Hosting considers its services as “web hosting grown up” and strives to offer its customers something more with each and every service it offers.

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Pricing

Bluehost attempts to be competitively priced, charging $6.95 a month. This includes a free domain name, site promotion package, a free eCommerce/cart and much more.

An equivalent plan is offered by A2Hosting for only $4.77 a month (limited time offer). Each account comes stocked with plenty of unlimited features, free setup and a thirty day money back guarantee.

Products and Services

Instead of trying to offer a lot of services and products and possibly spreading their support rather thin, Bluehost simply offers web hosting. With no dedicated or VPS services to have to attend to, the hosting company is able to bring the very best in features and support into each and every hosting account. Bluehost does offer an affiliate program that pays $65 for each referral sent.

A2Hosting has taken the approach of offering its customers a variety of services to choose from and allow them to choose one that fits their business needs. The company offers dedicated and semi-dedicated servers, VPS hosting, and even has merchant accounts for those businesses needing ecommerce solutions. A2Hosting also has a nice affiliate program that pays $85 for each referral.

Web Hosting Features

All A2Hosting Executive accounts come with unlimited amounts of disk space and monthly data transfers. cPanel, an easy to use and well-known tool, is the control panel used for all accounts. There is an extensive list of one-click installation applications available to all hosting customers – WordPress, Drupal, TikiWiki and Joomla are just a few of those offered. All accounts are equipped with PHP and Ruby on Rails to handle hosted scripting needs. A great additional incentive to host with A2Hosting is the $50 credit given to each new customer to be used on Google and Yahoo advertising.

With Bluehost hosting accounts, customers receive unlimited disk storage, unlimited hosted domains, unlimited bandwidth and several other features too numerous to mention that also come in unlimited quantities. FrontPage extensions are available if needed and customers can choose between PostgreSQL and MySQL database programs. PHP 5, Python, and Ruby on Rails are enabled with each account ensuring scripting ease. For plug-in scripts, Bluehost offers Moodle, PHPBB, b2evolution and many more programs to enhance their customer’s web sites.

Customer Service

A2Hosting’s extensive support center gives its customers a choice between perusing a knowledge base, submitting a support ticket or reading through the many guides and documentations available online. Customers are also treated to a customer forum and customer wiki. For those immediate needs, the hosting company clearly shows its toll-free number and also has a live chat option available online.

Just as its counterpart, Bluehost offers a very extensive help center. Video tutorials, a knowledge base, support ticketing system and a user forum are just a few of the support options available. Within the help center, a box indicating the company’s toll-free support number and a button to its live chat support option are clearly indicated.

Recommendations

Both A2Hosting and Bluehost offer a great deal for the money. However, tons of extra services and great support are all good reasons to choose A2Hosting.

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