I have been with A2 Hosting for a couple years now. After going around and around with the usual suspects; BlueHost, HostGator, DreamHost and Arvixe, I seemed to have finally picked a winner. Maybe just a tad pricy, but I have been very satisfied with the performance, customer service and the little extras.
A2 Hosting has been around since 2003, and have won a slew of awards for being best of breed. They are very developer friendly with all the latest versions of the different tools you need to get a website up and running, and keep it running.
A2 Hosting Products
At A2 Hosting, you will find the normal array of web hosting options offered at most hosting companies; Shared, Dedicated, VPS (Virtual Private Server), Reseller and Cloud Hosting packages.
All of the packages come with various levels. For example, the Shared Hosting offers the Lite, Swift and Turbo solutions. This a very common business model. The Lite package represents the economy class, Swift the mid-range, and the Turbo is the top-tier. All three of these come with A2 Optimized software, which is auto-configured for most of the website foundations, like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and PrestaShop. This software ensures the fastest possible performance and most secure settings. The Turbo option gets your site hosted on A2 Hosting’s Turbo servers, which loads pages up to 20 times faster compared to standard hosting servers. The Apache replacement leverages fewer users per server, less memory and CPU, to provide faster and more efficient connections and enhanced stability.
A2 Hosting Features
A2 Hosting allows you to choose between different versions of PHP, versions 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, or version 7.0 and Python versions 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2. MySQL 5.6, PostgreSQL 9.4, PERL 5.10, Apache 2.2, Node.js are included in all accounts, as well as FTP/SFTP and Free SSH Access. You can also choose where your files live; A2 Hosting has data centers in Michigan, Amsterdam and Singapore. Security is a serious matter. A2 Hosting’s data center is SSAE16 certified, and the security measures include: Gated parking lot with security key entry, security key needed to enter data center, security key needed to access the fully enclosed locked server rack. To top it off, there is video surveillance.