Last week I got a chance to test A2Hosting which is one of the most reliable, experienced and reputed web hosting company in the market. Their price is also very economical and provides rock solid server speed and customer support. To be honest I am quite impressed with A2 Hosting till this point.
They may not be very popular among bloggers as compared to HostGator, Godaddy, Justhost or Bluehost but that does not mean that it is not a top web hosting company. Believe it or not but in the next 2-3 years we are going to see them in top 3 web hosting company in the world.
Now let me tell you in detail about A2Hosting and why it is better than other web hosting companies in the market.
What Is A2 Hosting?
A2 Hosting is a reputed, reliable web hosting company and it is in this business for almost 13 years. Fast website speed and customer satisfaction are two main objectives of A2 Hosting and they are fulfilling these objectives with utmost dedication from last 13 years.
A2 Hosting was founded in August 2001 as “Iniquinet” and in March 2003 it was renamed into A2 Hosting. The company is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan (hence the name ‘A2’). In 2005 A2 hosting became the first web hosting company to support PHP .
There are only two web hosting plans provided by A2Hosting – Prime and Just Prime+SSD. Almost all the features of Prime and Just Prime+SSD are similar. The only difference between these two packages is SSD i.e SwiftServer Solid-State Drives. If you are really concerned about your website speed then do go for A2 SSD Web Hosting.
Some of the main Features Of A2 Hosting are as follows:
- Provides USA or Europe Servers
- Provides Unlimited Space
- Provides Unlimited Data Transfer
- Provides Unlimited Email Accounts
- Provides Unlimited Databases
- Host Unlimited Domains
- Provides Free Site Transfer
- Free Server Rewind Backups
- CloudFlare Content Delivery Network Integration
- Provides Railgun Optimizer
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- Easy No-Click WordPress Setup
- User Friendly Control Panel
- 24*7 Customer Support
Who Should Use A2Hosting?
- Budding Bloggers who don’t know how to set up blog
- Webmasters, Web developers and Pro Bloggers
- Large E-Commerce websites owners.
Why A2 Hosting Is Better than Other Web Hosting Companies?
1. Best For WordPress Blogs
A2 Hosting provides high performance servers especially for WordPress blogs. If you want they can automatically install WordPress CMS on your blog, you just need to click on “WordPress Web hosting” while making your order. You can also install WordPress directly through CPanel with the help of 1-click Softaculous installer. Isn’t that AWESOME?
In addition if you don’t know how to transfer website from other web hosting company, don’t worry, A2 technical team is always there for you. You just need to contact technical support and they will transfer your website for you for free.
2. Awesome Customer Support
You know that First Impression is the last impression. Last week when I transferred one of my niche blog from Bluehost to A2Hosting server I was getting a weird MYSQL Error on my blog. I contacted A2 Support via live chat and they replied to me in less than 45 seconds and solved my problem in less than 5 minutes.
I have been a customer of Bluehost & Justhost and to be honest, A2 Hosting has the best customer support I ever seen. I am quite impressed by their award-winning customer support. They are very fast, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. All of them are experienced web developers from USA and they call themselves “Guru Crew”.
The best part is that they are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. So you can contact them anytime via ticket, email, live chat or via telephone (toll-free number for USA). They also have community forum and knowledge base were you can find frequently asked questions related to hosting accounts, WordPress, MySQL and PHP.
So you don’t need to worry if you have issues with your blog/website, “Guru Crew” is always there and will assist you in solving your problem.
A2Hosting is among few web hosts which provides SSD (SwiftServer solid-state drives) hosting. By using A2 SSD hosting your website page speed will increase by 300%. Increase in website speed will definitely lead to increase in google rankings, subscribers, customer satisfaction and higher conversion rate.
In addition if you will use Cloudflare Free CDN along with SSD then your website page speed will be increased by 450% because A2Hosting provides Free Railgun Network Optimizer. You just need to tell A2 tech support and they will activate Raligun on your website.
Note: Railgun Network Optimizer costs $2/mo if you do not choose SSD in the checkout.
4. Fast Server With 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Server up-time plays a very important role in the success of any web hosting company and A2Hosting guarantee 99.9% Server up-time which is one of the best in the industry. They have 2 data center one in USA and another one in Iceland. All the servers are constantly monitored by A2 developers which ensures that the hosting experience will be the best among others.
5. Full Money Refund Guarantee
Customer satisfaction is A2Hosting number 1 priority. If at any time during the first 30 days you are not satisfied with them, you can ask for full refund anytime. You’ll get your money back without any hassle. So, what are you waiting for? You won’t be disappointed if you will chose A2Hosting.
Note: The refund policy does not cover the fees paid by clients for domain name registration, SSL Certificate, additional ip and other one-time fees.
6. User Friendly Control Panel Aka Cpanel
Like other popular web hosting companies A2Hosting also provides user-friendly Control panel Aka cPanel for their shared hosting accounts. With the help of Cpanel you have full control over your web hosting account and it is so simple that even a beginner can easily manage his/her domains, databases, emails and software’s.
They have also integrated Softaculous in cPanel by which one can install popular CMS such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, phpBB etc with just 1 click.
7. Price- Value For Money
As compared to other web hosting companies their prices are not very cheap nor very expensive. Basic web hosting plan is for $4.97 per month and SSD web hosting plan is for $7.46 per month. But for WPSEOTricks readers they are giving a special 20 % discount with the help of which you can buy Basic web hosting plan for just $3.96/pm and ultra fast SSD web hosting for just $5.96/pm.
So What Are You Waiting For? Use this A2 Hosting coupon code ((WPSEOTRICKS20OFF) and save 20 %.
8. Other Benefits of A2Hosting For Bloggers:
- A2Hosting have partnered with website Security Company 6Scan which will provide you pre-configured, free vulnerability scans. You will also get exclusive discounts on 6Scan’s malware repairs, vulnerability fixes and hack protection services directly from cPanel.
- You will get $25 Bing/Yahoo credits and $20 Bidadvertiser credits.
- Your blog can be listed in Google within 24 hours with the help of Free Attracta SEO Tools.
- You will get a Free iContact Email Marketing Trial and 60-Day Constant Contact Email Marketing Trial.
- With the help of Free Server Rewind Backups you can easily recover your corrupted or accidentally deleted MySQL data.
- When you need an SSL Certificate, go for A2 Hosting as they provide economical SSL certificate.
Conclusion: In this A2Hosting Review, I have talked about some features that make A2Hosting one of the best web hosting provider in the market. So if you are looking for a economical, reliable, reputed and ultra-fast web host, then I highly recommend A2Hosting.
You can share your opinion about A2Hosting on comment section below. Are you satisfied with it and what you would like to see improved or changed?
He is the guy behind WPSeoTricks.com and have been working in the Internet Marketing field for past seven years. He lives in New Delhi,India and loves to educate the masses on WordPress, SEO and Affiliate Marketing. You can hire him for blog consultancy or web development services.