A2 hosting was established as iniquinet in 2001, making it one of the earlier entrants in the web hosting industry. over the years, a2 hosting has invested in upgrading its infrastructure and service offerings regularly. it was one of the foremost...
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A2 Hosting was established as Iniquinet in 2001, making it one of the earlier entrants in the Web Hosting Industry. Over the years, A2 Hosting has invested in upgrading its infrastructure and service offerings regularly. It was one of the foremost web hosts to offer PHP 5 support and MySQL 5.
A2 Hosting has fairly comprehensive customer service. Quite interestingly for the web hosting industry, the customer service is based entirely within the United States. Referred to as the Guru Crew, the customer service team offers 24/7 support and comprises of expert developers so that you get instant solutions to technical problems on the spot instead of being routed around. Clients can contact customer service reps via toll-free numbers, on Skype, or through fax. Although the team is also present on twitter, some clients have complained of slow service there. Generally, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and knows what they are talking about.
Networks and Data Centers
A2 Hosting owns and maintains three data servers to host millions of web pages and files for clients. The main data center is located in Michigan, United States. Two regional data centers are based in Amsterdam and Singapore and have been put into operation in 2015. A2 Hosting allows prospective and current clients to test the downloading speeds on its servers at any time. All three data centers are well-maintained with round-the-clock security, dual fiber entrance to ensure redundancy and maximum uptime, as well as a 300kVA UPS for continuous power supply. The servers are protected at all times in a climate-controlled environment by video and physical surveillance of completely enclosed and locked server racks.
- A2 Hosting owns extremely high performing servers that allow clients to download web pages up to 20 times faster than with other web hosts. The company also offers pre-configured caching to reduce the time it takes to upload pages that have been visited earlier.
- A2 Hosting has developed a unique Swift Server platform that allows it to offer exceptionally high speed service to its users. This means that whether your website is working on WordPress, Drupal, PrestaShop or Joomla, the service remains highly reliable.
- A2Hosting features are extremely developer-friendly. Some of the most popular features include the latest versions of PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Python. In addition, users also get Perl, Ruby 1.8, Linus, and Asterisk support.
- A2 Hosting also offers eco-friendly hosting and is a member of carbonfund.org through which it contributes actively to reforestation programs. The company encourages telecommuting and utilizes hardware to the maximum before disposing of it.
Packages and Plans
A2 Hosting offers 6 different packages with a number of plans within each to suit the needs and budget of its clients:
- The Shared Web Hosting package consists of three plans—Lite, Swift and Turbo. The costs range from $3.92 up to $9.31 per month. The plans offer SSD speed boost, A2 optimized software, unlimited RAID storage, email addresses, and domains, up to 2 GB physical and 8 GB virtual memory.
- The Reseller Hosting package includes three plans—Produce, Progress and Prosper. The costs range from $13.19 up to $36.29 per month. The plans offer unlimited client accounts, up to 200 GB RAID storage, and 2000 GB data transfer. SSD speed boost, A2 optimized software, unlimited RAID storage, email addresses, and domains, up to 2 GB physical and 8 GB virtual memory.
- VPS Hosting includes Dynamic and Managed plans starting from $5.00 and $32.99 per month respectively. Storage goes up to 75 GB and memory up to 4 GB.
- Managed VPS hosting includes Power, Prestige and Pinnacle plans starting from $32.99, $46.19 and $65.99 per month respectively. Maximum RAM offered is 8 GB and 150 GB RAID storage.
- Dedicated Hosting includes a dedicated server starting from $99.59 per month while a managed dedicated server plan starts from $141.09 per month.
Not only does A2 Hosting guarantee 99.99% uptime, it also makes the uptime data readily accessible to users after a lag of five minutes. The company is able to maintain excellent uptime which makes it much better than its competitors. It also allows the client to return the website to a previous date.
One of the weaknesses of A2 Hosting is that they do not have a Robust Security System since they have not updated their security protocols. The packages are not the cheapest on the market and are somewhere in between the price range.
A2 Hosting regularly offers coupons that can lead to attractive discounts for clients.
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A2 Hosting has won several awards over the course of its history. In 2015, it became the recipient of the 100% uptime award by NCM Online, which also named A2 Hosting as one of the tem best web hosting companies worldwide. WebHosting2Go has also named A2 Hosting as the Best Web Hosting for the year.
A2 Hosting has a strong social media presence where it helps clients become aware about its latest services and also get answers to their problems.