There are lots of hosting companies out there. Each one of them has its own cons and pros. Few days before we thought of migrating all our sites to a different host. We had lots of options as the internet is a pool full of tons of hosting service providers.
After comparing some top hosting providers with each other, we shortlisted A2 Hosting along with some other companies too. Earlier, we had no idea about A2 Hosting and what change it can bring if we migrate our whole business to their servers.
We were looking for a web hosting company that is top-notch in terms of:
At last, we picked A2 Hosting as our new host and the reason why we chose them over any other hosting company will be discussed in this review only. So, let’s start with the review of A2 Hosting and why we chose them.
A2 Hosting Review
A2 Hosting offers various hosting packages including shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated hosting. Before purchasing the hosting service from A2 Hosting, we had a little chat with their support team via live chat and turns out their shared hosting package was perfect to handle all our sites.
The sites that were once consuming more than 75% VPS server resources on our previous host are now rocking on a shared server at A2 Hosting, surprised? We were too 😉
Before I get into further details regarding A2 Hosting, let us start with the basics. As a team of bloggers and webmasters, whenever we evaluate a hosting company, we measure its value based on several parameters:
- Hosting optimized for WordPress or not
- Server resources
- Ease of use
- Customer Support
Let’s start with how well WordPress works on A2 Hosting server.
A2 Hosting as WordPress hosting:
The best thing about A2 Hosting is that their servers are well optimized for WordPress. One feature that truly amazed us is A2 Optimized WP plugin that they offer to their WordPress users which allow optimizing WordPress in just a few clicks.
As being a reliable WordPress host, apart from running the latest version of PHP and MySQL, servers should be configured to handle the extra load that typically occurs with WordPress. We can assure you that A2 Hosting handles it all very well.
A2 Hosting pricing:
A2 Hosting offers four different hosting options. You can choose the one that fits best in your needs.
- If you want to host your personal blog or website then Shared Hosting is meant for you. A2 Hosting promises 20X faster load times on their shared hosting as compared to other companies. Also, A2 Optimized WP will be offered to WordPress and Joomla users.
- If you want to host your own customers then go with Reseller Hosting. You’ll get a world-class WHM control panel to easily setup individual accounts.
- If you are looking for more speed, security, and developer friendly isolated environment to develop your projects then VPS Hosting is the one for you.
- If you want complete isolation and the power to control the server resources then go with Dedicated hosting by A2 Hosting.
Now it’s on you to choose the best hosting package for you.
A2 Hosting server resources:
A2 Hosting offers unlimited hosting resources. This means that you can host unlimited files, and use unlimited bandwidth. Remember, however, that they have certain fair usage policies. But the fair usage policy limit is so high that you will probably find it to be the same as “unlimited”.
We have about 10 WordPress sites hosted on their shared server and none of them went down ever due to high server usage even though we get high traffic on some of our sites.
Ease of use
A2 Hosting uses cPanel, which is so far one of the easiest hosting panels that we have come across. Most of the hosting companies use the standard cPanel, and you will not find it hard to use. In fact, cPanel makes managing your hosting account easier. Also, A2 Hosting is one of very few shared Web hosting companies which will allow you to access SSH.
A2 Hosting customer support
Their team of friendly experts is here around the clock if you have any questions! They call themselves Guru Crew. That means Guru Crew Support will be always there for you 24/7/365 if you need any help or facing any problem ever. You can get in touch with them via live chat too which is a very great option if you’re in hurry. We usually choose live chat and within 5-10 minutes we get our turn to talk to their customer support guru.
I hope this A2 Hosting review will help you to assess your options for a reliable hosting service. Feel free to share your views and experience with A2 Hosting in the comments section below.