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A2 Hosting Review

A2 Hosting Review

A2 Hosting is known for some of the most affordable Linux packages available, offering hosting solutions for individuals, small to medium sized businesses and emerging enterprises. While the price is for service is incredibly low, this company doesn’t sacrifice on features or support. Running their operation out of a fully equipped data facility, A2 Hosting makes sure your pages will be served to web with performance your visitors will appreciate.

Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from A2Hosting. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Main Features Language Compatibility Email Features
Disk Storage
Bandwidth
Free Domain Name
Add-On Domains
Sub Domains
Parked Domains
Unlimited
Unlimited
No
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
PHP
PHP5
ASP
Perl
CGI-BIN
Python
Ruby/Ruby On Rails
SSI
Shell Access
Cold Fusion
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
POP3
SMTP
IMAP
Webmail
Email Forwards
Mailbox Aliases
Auto-Responders
Mailing List
Spam Protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Database e-Commerce Features Multimedia Features
MYSQL
Microsoft SQL
PostgreSQL
MS Access
ODBC/DSN
phpMyAdmin
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
SSL Secure Server
OS Commerce Shopping Cart
Cube Shopping Cart
Zen Cart Shopping Cart
Password Protected
OpenPGP Encryption
Shared SSL Certificate
Agora Shopping Cart
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
MS Silverlight
Flash Support
Streaming Video
Streaming Audio
Shockwave
MIDI File Support
Add own MIME Types
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Scripting Features Highlight Features Overall Rating
Fantastico
Blogs/Wordpress
b2evolution
Moodle
Mambo/Joomla
SMF Forum
Wiki
PHPAdsNew
PHPAuction
PHP Form
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • Apache 2.2
  • Paypal Merchant Account
  • Host-Guard Server Monitor
Uptime
Service
Bonus
Editor Rating
User Rating

Reliability (4/5)

★★★★☆

A2 Hosting goes great lengths to provide a reliable service. Not taking any chances with your data, A2’s Perpetual Security is employed to fight off a range of exploits from malicious software to brute force hacking attacks. The server is hardened with various software solutions including firewalls and network monitoring applications. This is topped off with physical security, video surveillance and alarms. Relying on backup power solutions and cooling systems, A2 Hosting confidently offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Price Value (3.5/5)

★★★½☆

A2’s Startup plan is affordable on any budget at only $4.95 per month. This gets you a decent amount of bandwidth and storage at 10 GB respectively, just enough for your site to run with efficiency. You can design your website with professional appeal thanks to scripting technologies such as PHP, Perl, Python and Ruby. With support for PayPal and access to the A2 Hosting’s merchant account, this small hosting solution is designed for launching a business.

Control Panel (4/5)

★★★★☆

One of the best features of your hosting account is the cPanel software. This intuitive control panel gives you administrative power with access to your webmail, file manager, FTP accounts and databases. It also includes Fantastico which allows you to install additional programs in a few easy clicks of the mouse. When signing up with A2 hosting, cPanel will become your best friend.

Support (4.5/5)

★★★★½

A2 Hosting offers various means of support to provide assistance when you need it the most. From the Support Center you can submit support tickets, email or access the easy searchable knowledge base. A2 also lists a toll-free phone number along with a separate line for its international clients. Whether you need help adding domains or building your site, the Support Center is the place to be.

Overall Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

A2 Hosting provides a solid option for hosting your first website. Considering that more advanced packages are available, they just could be your favorite. We’d like to see a little more bandwidth and storage added to the plan to support your growth right from the start. A few extra databases wouldn’t hurt either. However, there is still much value in this excellent plan.

Get affordable hosting with A2 Hosting. At only $4.95 per month, your plan comes with multiple email accounts, e-commerce support and tons of free software. Sign up now and get a free setup of your site.

A2 Web Hosting Official Site

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21st October 2008
Posted by Web Hosting Consultant in Web Hosting Reviews

6 Responses to “A2 Hosting Review”

  1. 3por says:

    A2 is a good reliable one. Unlimited hosting plus shell access is quite exceptional for me.

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  2. Terry Newcomb says:

    Unlike a lot of other companies, A2 Hosting offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee. As far as I know, they could go to 100% because I haven’t ever noticed any downtime. Running an ecommerce business online means that you have to be concerned with these types of issues. I’ve never had any problems with A2 Hosting and I think anyone who uses them would be very satisfied with their service.

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  3. Bob Smith says:

    A2 Hosting’s motto is really what you have to look for when trying to find a web host. To many these days are ran by kids who want to make a few bucks. Most of the time this means poor service and a lack of interest in how your website does. A2 is great and is ran in a professional manner. The one time I’ve requested support (to no fault of their own) they were extremely curteous. They are a very good web hosting company.

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  4. Bond says:

    If this company had an oath to refund my money every time my site went down, not one cheque would be in my name. A site that I recently took over uses this, and I have to say that Linux-based hosting is far superior to Windows-based hosting in every way I can fathom.

    If you want a site that will go up and stay up as long as you pay your bills, go for this one.

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  5. Aries Wren says:

    Linux servers almost always get high scores from me. Mainly because Linux can be tailored to do pretty much anything, and the OS itself can also be extremely specialized. When you know what you’re doing, you get satisfied customers, and satisfying me is like trying to appease your boss.

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  6. Hidayet Can Özcan says:

    Hi,

    Normally i dont reply negative feedbacks for anybody but a2 is deserve it, many times i worked with many hosting services but i never live anything like this. After buying a new domain and hosting service from a2 i wait for 1 day to be activated and tried to contact the a2 hosting staff, but they didnt answer my tickets and after 20 try i could reach someone from online chat and than he said me to wait for 24 hours more, ok i said and waited for another 24 hours than nothing again, back to live chat again, they said me i have a billing problem, i gave the transaction confirmation id and they said that i have to wait for monday to issue solved than i said i want my money back, than bought my hosting and domain from another hosting, after this they send me a welcome mail that contains the domain i bought from another web hosting service, and still dont want to refund me, if you work with a2 web hosting think it twice, they are not customer friendly and they are not reliable…

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