As one of the first web hosts that provide SSD hosting, A2Hosting has been providing high performance shared hosting service for more than 10 years. Now, the company offers VPS hosting plans for webmasters whose websites have grown out of the shared web hosting resources, which start from $9.89/mo.
To figure out whether A2Hosting VPS hosting is a good choice for hosting business websites, we have hosted 2 WordPress websites on its VPS platform for nearly 6 months, and kept monitoring them closely.
In below, we have worked out a review on this service from many aspects, including price, features, reliability, performance and technical support.
Unmanaged VPS Hosting
A2Hosting has released 1 unmanaged VPS solution to people who would like to design their own custom plan, which is priced at $14.98/mo. Now, the company is offering a 34% discount for visitors going through this discount link
, with which the price is low to $9.89/mo only.
This service comes with CentOS 6 operating system, 10 GB disk space, 200 GB data transfer, 512 MB memory and 4 vCPUs. Besides, an auto installer - QuickInstaller, full root access, 1 free IP address, and SSH are available for customers to run their business sites securely and stably. In addition, customers are able to resize their accounts according to their current needs, so that they just need to pay for the resources that they actually use.
Managed VPS Hosting
A2Hosting also provides 3 managed VPS hosting plans to enable webmasters who are not very technical or proficient in hosting to concentrate on their businesses, which are named as Power+, Prestige+, and Prinnacle+, and respectively priced at $53.99/mo, $78.98/mo and $103.99/mo. Now, ordering the services the 34% discount, readers are able to cut the price down to $35.63/mo. In addition, the 3 plans include the features listed in the following table.
|RAM||2048 MB||3072MB||4096 MB|
|RAID10 Storage||75 GB||100 GB||150 GB|
|Data Transfer||1000 GB||1500 GB||2000 GB|
Moreover, all of the 3 plans come with unlimited domains, subdomains, email accounts, and MySQL databases, cPanel control panel, affordable SSL certificates, SSH and PHP 5.3.x.
In addition to the considerable discount, the company offers 30 days full money back guarantee and anytime prorated money back guarantee, which enables customers to ask for a full refund in the first 30 days, and a prorated refund after that period. What's more, the company integrates each managed VPS plan with $25 Yahoo!/Bing advertising credits and $20 Bidvertiser Adwords credits.
A2Hosting guarantees solid 99.99% uptime for VPS users. With 2 state-of-the-art data centers that are respectively located in Southfield, Michigan, USA and Reykjavik, Iceland, Europe, the company enables customers to choose one of which according to their visitors' locations. Besides, both of the 2 data centers are exclusively owned by A2Hosting.
In the US data center, they use powerful redundant network and high performance servers which are equipped with 300 KVA UPS uninterrupted power, 480V 3-Phase building power, 20A 120 VAC UPS circuit, and 750 KVA Cummins diesel generator. Moreover, this data center is SSAE 16 certified. To ensure the security of the data center, they have taken many physical measures, including security key based on the entry into the parking lot, data center and the server rack, and video surveillance.
Additionally, the European data center is 100% green and ISO 27001 accredited, in which they utilize redundant UPS backup batteries, N+1 diesel backup generator, 16/32/64A power feed and 400-800A power feed.
A2Hosting uses Solid State Drive, SwiftServer Platform and 10 GB/s redundant network and first-rate hardware to provide business owners with fast speed to run the hosted websites. In the 6 months, we have been running our website rapidly. As we tested, the server response time is averagely 397ms. Check out the detailed statistics of the response time in the following chart.
A2Hosting provides 24x7 US based technical support through toll-free phone call, email and live chat. The support staffs are well trained, professional, knowledgeable and patient, having over 8 years' hosting-related experience, so they able to offer quick response and instant help for trouble customers to resolve the technical issues.
Besides, in A2Hosting online knowledgebase, the technicians and engineers have developed a pile of useful guides and in-depth articles to help customers know more about hosting and teach them how to set up a website and resolve common issues.
Conclusion: A2Hosting VPS Hosting Is a Good Option for Business Owners
Providing 1 unmanaged VPS hosting plan and 3 managed VPS hosting packages, all of which are cost-effective, rich-featured, reliable and fast, A2Hosting is deserved to be recommended to business owners to host websites. Besides, the quality technical support offered by the company enables customers to concentrate on their businesses without any distraction.