Shared Hosting to VPS Hosting - A Guide from A2 Hosting

Making the decision about which hosting product is better for you between Shared Hosting and VPS Hosting can be confusing. This guide attempts to explain the differences and show which situations make more sense for one product or the other.
 

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Turbo Shared & Managed VPS Hosting Plan Options

  • Turbo Boost

    $6.99

    USD monthly*

    66% Off (Was $20.99)

    GET Turbo Boost
    Turbo Servers + More Power
    • Unlimited Websites 
    • Unlimited NVMe Storage
    • Free & Easy Site Migration
    • Free Automatic Backups
    • Turbo (Up To 20X Faster)
    • Money-Back Guarantee
    • Key Features
      Key Features
      • Unlimited Email Accounts
      • Unlimited Transfer
      • 24/7/365 Phone, Live Chat & Email Support
      • Easy cPanel Control Panel
      • 99.9% Uptime Commitment
      • Free SSL Certificate
      • Free Website Builder
      • Website Staging
      • Choice Of Data Center Location
    • Growth Features
      Growth Features
      • 2X Resources
      • Unlimited Websites
      • Free Server Rewind Data Backup Protection
      • Performance Plus Traffic Spike Protection Option
      • Unlimited Databases
      • Unlimited Email Accounts
    • Turbo Features
      Turbo Features
      • Up To 20X FASTER Page Loads
      • Improved Conversion Rates
      • Higher SEO Rankings
      • Lower Bounce Rates
      • Handle Up To 9X More Traffic
      • Up To 40% FASTER AMD EPYC CPU Performance
      • Up To 2X FASTER To First Byte
      • NVMe Drive - Up To 3X FASTER Read/Write Speed
      • LiteSpeed Speed Enhanced Web Server
      • Turbo Cache & APC/opcache
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  • Turbo Max

    $12.99

    USD monthly*

    50% Off (Was $25.99)

    GET Turbo Max
    Our FASTEST Shared Server
    • Unlimited Websites
    • Unlimited NVMe Storage
    • Free & Easy Site Migratiion
    • Free Automatic Backups
    • Turbo (Up To 20X Faster)
    • 5X More Resources
    • Money-Back Guarantee
    • Key Features
      Key Features
      • Unlimited Email Accounts
      • Unlimited Transfer
      • 24/7/365 Phone, Live Chat & Email Support
      • Easy cPanel Control Panel
      • 99.9% Uptime Commitment
      • Free SSL Certificate
      • Free Website Builder
      • Website Staging
      • Choice Of Data Center Location
    • Growth Features
      Growth Features
      • 2X Resources
      • Unlimited Websites
      • Free Server Rewind Data Backup Protection
      • Performance Plus Traffic Spike Protection Option
      • Unlimited Databases
      • Unlimited Email Accounts
    • Turbo Features
      Turbo Features
      • Up To 20X FASTER Page Loads
      • Improved Conversion Rates
      • Higher SEO Rankings
      • Lower Bounce Rates
      • Handle Up To 9X More Traffic
      • Up To 40% FASTER AMD EPYC CPU Performance
      • Up To 2X FASTER To First Byte
      • NVMe Drive - Up To 3X FASTER Read/Write Speed
      • LiteSpeed Speed Enhanced Web Server
      • Turbo Cache & APC/opcache
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  • Lift 4

    $39.99

    USD monthly*

    42% Off (Was $69.99)

    GET Lift 4
    Affordable & Fast Managed VPS
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 150 GB SSD Storage
    • 2 TB Transfer
    • 2 Cores
    • Free SSL Certificate
    • Free cPanel Control Panel
    • Free & Easy Site Transfer
    • Money-Back Guarantee
    • HostGuard Management Features
      HostGuard Management Features
      • 100% Worry-Free Hosting Solution
      • cPanel Control Panel & Managed Updates
      • 24/7 Phone, Live Chat & Email Support
      • Daily, Automatic & Rebootless Updates
      • Managed Installs/Upgrades Of Core Software
      • Smart System Notification System
      • 99.9% Uptime Commitment
      • Security Patches
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  • RECOMMENDED
    Mach 8

    $59.99

    USD monthly*

    57% Off (Was $139.99)

    GET Mach 8
    Up To 20X FASTER Turbo VPS
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 150 GB NVMe Storage
    • 2 TB Transfer
    • 2 Cores
    • Free SSL & SSD
    • Free cPanel Control Panel
    • Free & Easy Site Transfer
    • Money-Back Guarantee
    • HostGuard Management Features
      HostGuard Management Features
      • 100% Worry-Free Hosting Solution
      • cPanel Control Panel & Managed Updates
      • 24/7 Phone, Live Chat & Email Support
      • Daily, Automatic & Rebootless Updates
      • Managed Installs/Upgrades Of Core Software
      • Smart System Notification System
      • 99.9% Uptime Commitment
      • Security Patches
    • Turbo Features
      Turbo Features
      • Up To 20X FASTER Page Loads
      • Improved Conversion Rates
      • Higher SEO Rankings
      • Lower Bounce Rates
      • Handle Up To 9X More Traffic
      • 40% FASTER AMD EPYC CPU Performance
      • 2X FASTER To First Byte
      • NVMe Drive - 3X FASTER Read/Write Speed
      • LiteSpeed Speed Enhanced Web Server
      • Turbo Cache & APC/opcache
    Get Full Details

You Won't Find Better VPS Hosting Anywhere!

Want a fast VPS? You got it! How about a reliable VPS? Check. Need the best development software? Sure! You get all of these benefits and so much more in our high performance, feature-rich VPS Hosting plans.

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Managed VPS Hosting FAQs

VPS is an abbreviation for "virtual private server". A VPS works by dividing a physical server into separate virtual machines. Each of these virtual machines, or virtual private servers, operate completely independently from one another. In other words, each VPS has its own operating system as well as allocation of resources like RAM, CPU and disk space. This provides you with an environment that closely mimics that of a Dedicated Server, without the costs associated with it.

If you are looking for an easy upgrade from your Shared Hosting account and want to continue using an intuitive control panel like cPanel, we recommend that you select a Managed VPS account. Our expert support team can even seamlessly migrate your existing website into a Managed VPS for free!

If, on the other hand, you are an experienced developer who is comfortable working with command line and want root access so you can fully customize your server, an Unmanaged VPS would be a better option for you.

When you think of VPS Hosting, you probably think of a hosting solution featuring more resources and more power. You're certainly correct on both accounts. You may also think that a VPS is designed only for web developers with years of experience. This may be the case at some hosting providers. That's not the case at A2 Hosting.

Our Managed VPS plans include the user-friendly cPanel control panel that you use and love on our Web Hosting plans. That means you get the power and resources of a VPS, but the same ease of use found with our Web Hosting plans. It's the best of both worlds!

Yes, our Managed Virtual Private Server plans are user-friendly. That's not to say we don't have virtual private servers plans designed for more advanced users. Our Managed VPS Hosting also includes administrative level, root access and management via code line!

One of the tools included with your Managed VPS within cPanel is Softaculous. Softaculous is another reason why these plans are easy to use. With Softaculous, you can setup software ranging from blogs to forums to CMS solutions (like WordPress) all with a single click of your mouse. As the Premium Hosting partner for PrestaShop, you can also setup this popular eCommerce software with 1-click as well.

To help keep your site secure and up to date, you'll receive an email informing you when a new version of the software you have installed on your VPS via Softaculous is available. Just log into your control panel and you can update your software to this new version with a single click with Softaculous.

We strive to offer you a 100% worry-free hosting experience. How? HostGuard Management is included with your VPS. With HostGuard, our 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support team manages your account's network, hardware, software and security. You won't find this level of service with any other provider! HostGuard means you can focus your attention and building your site and promoting it to your audience.

 

 

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