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HostMonster VS A2Hosting

HostMonster VS A2Hosting

Very close in web host pricing, loaded with extras and great support – that’s what you’ll find in both HostMonster and A2Hosting. Even a close comparison of what both companies have to offer may still create a difficult choice between the two.

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Pricing

A2Hosting is currently running a promotion for the month of October. Use their special coupon (found on the front page of the site) to receive 31% off your first month of hosting – $5.49 as opposed to their normal $7.95 per month price. The company also offers a smaller package (with 10 gigabytes of space and bandwidth) for only $3.42 with the months promotional.

Not to be outdone in the area of monthly specials, HostMonster is charging only $5.95 per month for its hosting accounts. This is a dollar off its normal monthly charge.

Both companies are offering free setup and no hidden fees.

Products and Services

Sometimes simple is best and HostMonster has gone this route by offering web hosting and no dedicated or virtual server hosting accounts. While this may seem limiting, the hosting option that HostMonster does offer is loaded with unlimited features. The company also offers an affiliate program that compensates referrers rather nicely.

A2Hosting has two different hosting plans to choose from. Equivalent to its counterpart, the “Executive” plan at A2Hosting includes unlimited space and data transfers. The company also has reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated server hosting available to customers.

Web Hosting Features

Starting with unlimited space and bandwidth, HostMonster continues to pile on the features with unlimited hosted domains and a large selection of installable scripts. Script choices include Drupal, WordPress, a bulletin board and many more to choose from. If scripting support is a concern, HostMonster ensures all accounts are set to handle PHP 5, Perl 5 and even Python. For its web hosting customer’s administrative needs, HostMonster has chosen cPanel for a control panel.

From shopping cart programs to a variety of templates to choose for the design of your site, A2Hosting goes all the way with feature loaded hosting plans. The hosting company also offers website promotional tools, your choice of different quick install programs such as Joomla and WordPress. cPanel is also the control panel of choice for A2Hosting customers.

Customer Service

HostMonster has conveniently gathered all its support options into one easy to use Help Center. From here you can use the ticket support system, watch video tutorials or post a question in the user forum. A live chat option is available and you can contact their support team by toll-free number twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

A2Hosting also has a one-stop support center for its customers. This area lists an extensive knowledge base, a ticket support program, a resource center that holds setup guides and documentation and you can also access your billing and account login from this central location. The company also offers a live chat option and toll-free support number.

Recommendations

Both companies offer some really great options at low prices. The support centers for both A2Hosting and HostMonster are extensive and sure to please. Either company would be a great choice for your new hosting company.

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