A2 Hosting Review Updated September 30, 2016 – For the past couple months I have been looking into getting faster, more reliable hosting for this site and my other sites.
Today I am talking about A2 Hosting and what I think about their SSD style hosting.
I will say this to start, SSD hosting is still shared hosting, but runs much faster then traditional shared. So it is a great option for people that want faster hosting, but don’t want to pay the high cost of VPS.
Let’s jump into my A2 Hosting Review and See The Good and The Bad.
Things I Like About A2 Hosting
Below are a few key features I like about A2.
A2 Hosting is all about speed with things like 10 GB redundant networks, 8 core server, and 24 GB RAM and something they call Railgun Optimizer (which helps load HTML 140+% faster).
They also offer full Solid State Drive (SSD), which will get your site loading 300% faster!
Fast Page Loads
The more data centers you have to choose from, the better your chances are at getting fast load times. A2 has data centers located in both US and Europe that you can choose from to get the fastest responsive speed.
Like most hosting providers, A2 has cPanel control panel making managing your sites domains, hosting, email etc… much easier.
Good Server Uptime
It’s one thing to have fast hosting, but it’s another to have it come with very good server uptime.
Their uptime stats are tracked by a 3rd party program called WebsitePulse from four different locations, Washington and Los Angeles (US), Brisbane (Australia), as well as Desseldorf (Germany), and they monitor it every 5 minutes
Advance Hosting Features
A2 Hosting offers a few cool advanced features built into all their hosting packages. Even on their $2.95 plan
Server Rewind Backup: Server Rewind helps easily restore your data from saved snapshots when recovery is necessary.
Free Cloud Flare: Cloud Flare helps deliver your content in the faster route and blocks various malicious threats before they can even reach your site.
Free Hack Scan: Hack Scan helps block hacks before they can invade and damage your site
One pet peeve I have had with hosting companies in the past 12 months is customer support or lack of.
I called A2 a couple times for tech questions and was always happy with the process and outcome.
A2Hosting provides 24-7 Guru Crew support to help customers. The support team is 100% US based, made up by professional experts who have more than 5 years experience in the field.
The Wrap Up
For me, A2 Hosting has what I want in a good hosting company…
Fast load times.
Good to great uptimes.
Good customer support.
So for me, A2 is a good buy for anyone looking for new hosting.
Full Disclosure: A2 Hosting paid me to test their service and write a review. But before I said yes, I told them I would need to use the service for a few week before I made a decision on writing the review. This review came from me personally using the site and seeing how well it works. If they sucked, this review would not of happened, money or not.