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Storage Options
RAID 1 Storage

Also known as disk space, this is the amount of storage allocated to your account.

Optional RAID 1 SSD Storage Upgradeable To

While standard hard drives can only perform hundreds of input/output operations per second, our SSDs perform thousands every second! With no moving parts and no bottlenecks, our SSDs can help your site really fly!

Some hosts claim to offer Solid State Drive Hosting but only host your OS or MySQL databases, not your files.  We use SSD for everything so you get the biggest speed boost possible That's why our SSD Hosting loads pages faster than our competition and why even we host our site on SSDs.

Additional Drives Available
Turbo Boost - Learn More
  • Up To 20X Faster Page Loads (Powered by LiteSpeed)
  • Speed Enhanced Apache-Compatible Replacement
  • Faster & More Efficient Connections

According to an Aberdeen Group study, just a 1-second page load delay can cause a 7% decrease in your conversion rate, 16% decrease in visitor satisfaction and 11% fewer page views. Don't fall victim to a slow host.

Our Turbo servers provide a drop-in Apache replacement that load pages up to 20X faster page loads compared to competing hosts. What makes our Turbo servers so fast?

  • Uses less CPU and memory than Apache
  • Handles connections faster and more efficiently
  • Provides enhanced stability
  • Turbo Cache Option - The entire HTML contents of a page is stored by Turbo Cache and served without running PHP (powered LiteSpeed).

Learn more about how Turbo Boost makes your server fast.

Turbo Boost + Turbo Cache (Page Level Caching)

Increases page load speeds by storing the entire HTML contents of your pages and serves them without having to run PHP. 

Free SSL Certificate (HTTPS)

A2 Hosting provides you with free and automated SSL Certificates for enhanced website security and protection. Your websites get a trusted HTTPS for an encrypted connection. Best of all, our SSL Certificates are setup automatically for your domains by default! It's a no click SSL Certificate configuration!

CPU
CPU Type
We'll Migrate Your Site! - Learn More!

Ready to love your host? It doesn't have to be a headache to move your site. We'll be able to migrate your site for you for free in most cases! Just contact our Guru Crew Support team! We actually have an expert migration team dedicated to website transfers. Day in and day out they transfer websites to our servers. They're pros at what they do so you have nothing to worry about!

Server Resources
RAM
RAM Upgradeable To
Transfer

The amount of information delivered from your account's server to your website visitors.

Cores
Dedicated IPs
Need A Custom Server? - Contact Us!
High Speed SwiftServer Features
Powered By APC/OPcache

Your A2 Hosting account comes pre-configured with PHP accelerator OPcache. External tests have shown OPcache offers up to 50% faster PHP processing! While some users prefer accelerators like eAccelerator or xCache, we've found the largest performance boost with OPcache. OPcache is available by default with PHP 5.5, while APC is available on previous PHP versions.

Powered By Memcached

Increases the speed of your MySQL databases by keeping your most important data in memory for quicker retrieval.

CloudFlare Free CDN (Avg. 200% Faster Page Load)

Boost your site's performance and security for free! Our CDN is a group of servers connected worldwide that automatically determines the fastest route to deliver your site to your visitors. Our CDN Benefits

  • Increased Site Speed - Pretty cool, right?
  • Enhanced Security – CloudFlare CDN recognizes and blocks many malicious threats before they can even reach your site.
  • Free Universal SSL - Help keep your visitors safer with free SSL!
  • Easy Setup - Simple 5-minute CDN setup.
  • Increased Uptime - If one CDN server is unavailable, your site's traffic is automatically routed through the next nearest server.
  • Free – Other hosts charge for CDN access. Go figure!
HTTP/3

HTTP/3 provides significantly faster page load times than HTTP because of its ability to deliver more HTTP requests at once and prioritize those requests. HTTP/3 delivers files 20%-30% faster than HTTP.

Edge Side Includes (ESI)

With ESI, you no longer have to designate an entire page as non-cacheable just because one portion cannot be cached. Instead you can easily designate portions of your page to be cached (or not cached) with ESI. This is significant especially for sites created by applications like Magento or WordPress.

Easy Websocket Proxy Configuration

WebSocket's create two-way interaction between a browser and a website possible for a realtime web experience. This is instead of the server needing to be called intermittently to access new information. Websockets are ideal for developing live content and realtime games. Not only do our Turbo Servers make it easier to setup a WebSocket, Turbo allows you to better handle incoming connections and provides enhanced security.

Free mod_pagespeed Setup

mod_pagespeed speed benefits include:

  • Improves web page latency and bandwidth
  • Adds custom optimization strategies
  • Safely optimizes site content and images without affecting site's behavior
  • Offers advanced filters to further improve performance

Request your free mod_pagespeed setup now!

Free New Relic Server Monitoring Setup

Gets the best performance application on our servers complete with free New Relic setup upon request. Just sign up your New Relic Account and contact our support team to install it on your server.

New Relic Server Monitoring Capability:

  • Disk space utilization
  • I/O utilization to disks
  • CPU usage
  • Memory usage
  • Top 20 processes that are using significant memory or I/O
Latest Generation Multi-Core Processors
Flex Dedicated Servers
Exclusive Flex Dedicated Technology

You have a hectic life and require a flexible and powerful server solution to keep up. Our Flex Servers are up to the task.

  • 30-minute deployment - Fast access to your server.
  • Smart System Notifier immediately notifies our team of a hardware or network issue for ultra-fast resolution.
  • Notification Center automatically emails you server events like when you're experiencing high load and when a file system is full.
  • Boot and reboot control.
  • It's your server - Never be impacted by another customer.
  • Xen virtualization ensures the rock solid stability
Smart System Notifier

Our 24/7/365 monitoring solution that notifies our team if there's an issue with your server. Even if it's 4 AM, you know the Guru Crew will swoop into action to correct it. That way you can stay sound asleep. In most cases our team will resolve the issue before you're even aware of it!

Notification Center

If your server is experiencing high load, you should know about it. Our Notification Center can help. It's our way of quickly letting you know about server events that may impact the performance and stability of your account and the server that hosts it.

Instant Server Activation

Your server is already set up and sitting in our data center just waiting for you to get started. Sign up now and it will begin to provision immediately. You should have access to your server in 30-minutes or less.

Fully Isolated Environment
Root Access - Learn More!

"Root" gives you administrative level access to edit, install and configure all of the files on your server, including system-critical files. It gives you ultimate access to your server. This gives you the ability to configure your server to your exact needs. While root access gives you full control of your server, it is intended for experienced users, engineers and developers. That's because you do have the potential to misconfigure or delete those system critial files if you're unfamiliar or inexperienced with what you're doing.

Full HostGuard Management
100% Worry-Free Hosting

Fully Managed means we maintain your server and monitor its performance. We take it another step further because HostGuard means you don't worry about your server. That's our job!

  • Managed Hardware & Network - We maintain and update all hardware for top performance. Our quadruple redundant network and RAID storage ensures ultimate reliability. 
  • Managed Software - Our team keeps the software installed on each server up-to-date including your cPanel control panel and your LAMP stack (Linux OS, Apache, MySQL, PHP).
  • Managed Security - Even when you’re away from your computer, your server is protected by our 24/7/365 monitoring and Smart System Notifier. We’ll make sure you have the latest OS security updates and you get unrivaled server hardening.
KernelCare Daily, Automatic & Rebootless Kernel Updates
Smart System Notifier

Our 24/7/365 monitoring solution that notifies our team if there's an issue with your server. Even if it's 4 AM, you know the Guru Crew will swoop into action to correct it. That way you can stay sound asleep. In most cases our team will resolve the issue before you're even aware of it!

Seamless Package Upgrade

No worries! No headaches! We'll easily upgrade you from your Web Hosting or Reseller Hosting account.

Installation/Upgrades for Core Software (Apache, PHP)

Our automated cPanel and OS updates will make sure that you get the best version of Apache and PHP!

Security Patches
Control Panel Updates and Patches
We'll Migrate Your Site! - Learn More!

Ready to love your host? It doesn't have to be a headache to move your site. We'll be able to migrate your site for you for free in most cases! Just contact our Guru Crew Support team! We actually have an expert migration team dedicated to website transfers. Day in and day out they transfer websites to our servers. They're pros at what they do so you have nothing to worry about!

Exclusive Managed Server Features
Perpetual Security

Our proactive protection against malicious hackers and security threats! Our Perpetual Security is unrelenting and constant hosting protection, squashing threats before they potentially develop into something larger. Main Perpetual Security features:

  • KernelCare - Daily, Automatic & Rebootless Kernel Updates
  • Reinforced DDoS Protection
  • Dual Web Hosting Firewall
  • Brute Force Defense
  • Virus Scanning
  • Server Hardening
  • 24/7/365 Security Monitoring
24/7/365 Guru Crew Support

REAL Hosting Support! REAL Smart. REAL Fast. REAL Experience.

Submit a ticket. Email us. Call us. Chat with us. Wherever you are. Whenever you need us, 24/7/365.

We’re here for you! We're here for you at 3:00 AM, when the ball drops on New Years Eve or even on February 29th.

We’ve hand-selected our support technicians. The Guru Crew is here to track down the solution to your hosting questions. Whether you need advanced PHP Hosting support or have a question about how to get your blog set up, the Guru Crew is here.

99.9% Uptime Commitment (Ultra-Reliable Hosting)

Our servers are fast. They're also reliable. We understand if your site is down, your visitors can’t purchase from you. They can’t find your contact information. They can’t read your new blog post. The bottom line is downtime means lost opportunity. We get it.

Our 24/7/365 support staff includes expert system admins hard at work ensuring your server runs at its peak. We employ our industry's best practices, feature servers in the best data centers and make sure your server includes the latest security patches. That's why we can commit to your site being up over 99.9% of the time.

Hassle-Free Money-Back Guarantee

Risk-Free. Hassle-Free. Worry-Free.

We've got a lot of cool features we want you to try. So do it! Try us risk-free! If you decide we're not the right host for you, just cancel your account and we'll give you a full refund within 30-days or a prorated refund for your unused service after 30-days rounded up to the next full month of service . It's that easy! That's unlike other hosts where once you've tried their service and want a refund, you're out of luck.

FutureServe Green Hosting

The "A2" in our name stands for Ann Arbor, the city where we're headquartered. Nicknamed named Tree Town, Ann Arbor is home to over 150,000 trees! This is a big reason we protect the environment for future generations:

  • 100% Carbon Neutral - Since 2007 we have worked with Carbonfund.org to help in their creation of clean, renewable energy and CO2 reductions on a global scale.
  • Telcommuting – Prevents unnecessary CO2 emissions from daily commutes to an office.
  • Recycling Older Servers – Instead of piling up in a landfill, we re-use them as internal servers, dedicated servers for clients with lower resource requirements & resell them to the public.
  • Reducing Trash – We reduce our waste with practices like using coffee mugs instead of disposable coffee cups when in the office.
5-Star Average - 48,000+ Third Party Verified Reviews

Read what our customers have to say about us before you purchase!

BBB Accredited Business - A+ Rated

At A2 Hosting, we have extremely high satisfaction levels with the Better Business Bureau!

Reinforced DDoS Protection

Don't fall victim to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, a malicious attempt to disrupt a site or network with a flood of Internet traffic from multiple compromised computer systems. Our expert Reinforced DDoS defense solution provides high scale capacity, instant attack detection and fast mitigation. While DDoS attacks can be complicated and difficult to mitigate, our solution improves the likelihood that your site will remain online during even the most sophisticated DDoS attacks.

Ultra-Reliable Hosting
Expertly Tuned Servers
24/7 Network Monitoring
Quadruple Redundant Network

Our network is redundant with multiple 10GB carriers in all data center locations!

Redundant A/B Power Backed By UPS/Diesel Generator
99.9% Uptime Commitment (Ultra-Reliable Hosting)

Our servers are fast. They're also reliable. We understand if your site is down, your visitors can’t purchase from you. They can’t find your contact information. They can’t read your new blog post. The bottom line is downtime means lost opportunity. We get it.

Our 24/7/365 support staff includes expert system admins hard at work ensuring your server runs at its peak. We employ our industry's best practices, feature servers in the best data centers and make sure your server includes the latest security patches. That's why we can commit to your site being up over 99.9% of the time.

Control Panel
cPanel Control Panel

Offers an intuitive interface and makes it easy to manage your:

  • Domains
  • Software
  • Databases
  • Email
Softaculous (1-Click WordPress, WooCommerce, Drupal & Joomla Install)

Just click the Softaculous icon in your cPanel control panel to install the most popular software to your account with 1-click. It couldn't be easier to use! Install blogs, CMSes, eCommerce solutions and so much more. You'll automatically be notified when a new version of your software is available, so you can update it with 1-click.

There are 100's of software applications to choose from including WordPress, WooCommerce, PrestaShop, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, OpenCart and more!

CloudFlare Free CDN (Avg. 200% Faster Page Load)

Boost your site's performance and security for free! Our CDN is a group of servers connected worldwide that automatically determines the fastest route to deliver your site to your visitors. Our CDN Benefits

  • Increased Site Speed - Pretty cool, right?
  • Enhanced Security – CloudFlare CDN recognizes and blocks many malicious threats before they can even reach your site.
  • Free Universal SSL - Help keep your visitors safer with free SSL!
  • Easy Setup - Simple 1-click CDN setup.
  • Increased Uptime - If one CDN server is unavailable, your site's traffic is automatically routed through the next nearest server.
  • Free – Other hosts charge for CDN access. Go figure!
Site Listed In Google In 24 Hours w/ Attracta

Want your site to be listed in Google within 24-hours? Just log into your cPanel account and click the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools menu to get started with Attracta! Attracta includes: 

  • An easy to use SEO dashboard
  • An XML sitemap
  • Immediate submission to Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask.
  • Submission to Google, Yahoo! and Bing's local search engines.
  • Broken links report (Because search engines hate broken link
Stats (AWStats, Raw Logs & Webalizer)
WHM Access (For Resellers)

Using the WHM control panel means you'll spend less time supporting your customers and more time building your customer base!  You'll be able to:

  • Create & manage unlimited cPanel accounts
  • Create & edit hosting packages
  • Manage SSL Certificates
  • Control DNS

Your customers will thank you! The cPanel control panel will make it easy for them to manage their domains, software, databases and email.

Optional Features
R1Soft CDP Backups

R1Soft is our complete server backup solution featuring continuous data protection(CDP) technology. R1Soft features frequent and automatic backups of your individual files, websites and MySQL databases. R1Soft even makes it possible to recover an entire server with Bare-Metal Disaster Recovery.

R1Soft offers a fast full restore of your data, providing you peace of mind from hard drive failure or user error.

Free eNom Domain Reseller Account

Sell domains and SSL Certificates directly to your customers from your site! Visit our eNom Reseller Information page for more details.

CloudLinux OS License

Our supercharged version of the CentOS operating system is specifically designed to meet a site's growing needs. With its unheralded ability to isolate and control resource spikes, CloudLinux provides superior site availability

Developer Features
PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4

At A2 Hosting, we got our start by offering the best PHP Hosting. Even today, you still get the best versions of PHP. Our team will install your choice of PHP versions from our available options on your account.

MySQL 5.6

You can always depend on A2 Hosting to keep MySQL up-to-date for maximum performance. Use SSH (included free) or phpMyAdmin (pre-installed) to manage your MySQL databases.

Apache 2.2

Regardless of whether you're looking to install an application or develop one from scratch at A2 Hosting, you'll know Apache is tuned for high performance and ultimate reliability.

PostgreSQL 9.6

PostgreSQL is up-to-date on your server, tuned for maximum security and performance. Manage your PostgreSQL databases with SSH (included free) or phpPgAdmin (pre-installed).

Python 2.6, 2.7 or 3.2

Thanks to our developer friendly hosting, you can always rely on A2 Hosting to offer current versions of Python. You can even select your version of Python you want to use!

Ruby {ruby_version_reseller}

Ready for maximum performance? At A2 Hosting, you always get the best version of Ruby! You can even manage your Ruby Gems directly from your control panel.

PERL 5.10

At A2 Hosting, your account includes the latest cPanel compatible version of Perl. Your server comes finely tuned to ensure ultimate performance for your Perl scripts.

Pre-Installed phpMyAdmin & phpPgAdmin
CloudFlare Free CDN (Avg. 200% Faster Page Load)

Boost your site's performance and security for free! Our CDN is a group of servers connected worldwide that automatically determines the fastest route to deliver your site to your visitors. Our CDN Benefits

  • Increased Site Speed - Pretty cool, right?
  • Enhanced Security – CloudFlare CDN recognizes and blocks many malicious threats before they can even reach your site.
  • Free Universal SSL - Help keep your visitors safer with free SSL!
  • Easy Setup - Simple 5-minute CDN setup.
  • Increased Uptime - If one CDN server is unavailable, your site's traffic is automatically routed through the next nearest server.
  • Free – Other hosts charge for CDN access. Go figure!
SSH Access
Git
FTP / FTPS
eCommerce Compare Linux Managed Server
SSL Certificates Available (HTTPS)

When you need an SSL Certificate, A2 Hosting is your host. We've got you covered whether you need to secure a single site, require a Wild Card SSL or an advanced option. Choose from our selection of affordable SSL Certificates in addition to our free Let's Encrypt SSL option. Our around-the-clock support staff will be happy to help you with the install of your SSL Certificate.

PayPal Merchant Accounts Available

Use PayPal to accept money on your website! Sign up now for your PayPal merchant account!

WooCommerce 1-Click Setup
Magento 1-Click Setup
OpenCart 1-Click Setup
PrestaShop 1-Click Setup
AbanteCart 1-Click Setup
Domains
Websites
Subdomains
Parked Domain
Addon Domains
Email - Included FREE With Hosting Account!
Email Addresses (Included Free!)

Access your e-mail the way you want. Want POP3 or IMAP? You got it! Prefer to use webmail? You can use that as well from your hosting control panel!

Webmail (Horde & RoundCube)
POP3 / POP3-SSL
IMAP / IMAP-SSL
SMTP / SMTP-SSL
Spam Protection
LiteSpeed Cache Plugins For Faster Software Speed
WordPress LiteSpeed Cache

Communicates with your Turbo server and LSCache to statically cache your dynamic WordPress pages and greatly reduce your site's page load time

Magento LiteSpeed Cache (LiteMage)

LiteMage is a caching solution designed to help you get the fastest Magento page load speeds. LiteMage uses Edge Sides Includes (ESI) on your pages that were previously unable to be cached. ESI "punches holes" where the unique, non-cacheable content on your pages is. This allows the rest of your page to be served from cache so it can load faster for each of your site visitors.

WooCommerce LiteSpeed Cache

Uses the LSCache for WordPress plugin to give your WooCommerce store an extra speed boost.

PrestaShop LiteSpeed Cache

Communicates directly with your server to save and serve static copies of your dynamic PrestaShop pages to greatly reduce your store’s page-load time.

XenForo LiteSpeed Cache

A full page caching add-on that communicates with your server and LSCache to statically cache your dynamic XenForo site to greatly reduce your page load times.

Drupal LiteSpeed Cache

Accurately cache both logged-in and logged-out users to dramatically increase the performance of your Drupal site.

Joomla LiteSpeed Cache

Boost the peformance of your Joomla site by serving static snapshots of dynamic content. Page load times are drastically reduced by skipping unnecessary PHP transactions.

Laravel LiteSpeed Cache

Cache your private and public content on the same page with Edge Side Includes (ESI).

MediaWiki LiteSpeed Cache

LiteSpeed Cache allows your MediaWiki site to completely bypass PHP and deliver faster results for both your logged-in and non-logged-in users.

OpenCart LiteSpeed Cache

Provides performance boosting caching for all visitors to your OpenCart site, whether they're logged in, logged out, have a cart full of products or have an empty cart!

Shopware LiteSpeed Cache

Increase your store's performance with LiteSpeed's server-level full-page caching. The flexible and sophisticated tag-based structure offers targeted cache purging, triggered as product data is updated.

Statistics Compare Linux Managed Server
Access to Raw Log Files
Webalizer Visitor Statistics
AWStats
Website Statistics
Analog Visitor Statistics
Install Popular Software With 1-Click!
WordPress
WooCommerce
Joomla
Drupal
CubeCart
B2evolution
phpBB
SMF

Package Price Summary

Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $165.99/mo $165.99 17% 0% 17% $199.99 GET Sprint
quarterly $165.99/mo $497.98 17% 0% 16% $599.97 GET Sprint
semiannually $149.39/mo $896.35 17% 10% 25% $1079.94 GET Sprint
annually $141.09/mo $1693.10 17% 15% 29% $2039.88 GET Sprint
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $232.39/mo $232.39 17% 0% 17% $279.99 GET Exceed
quarterly $232.39/mo $697.18 17% 0% 16% $839.97 GET Exceed
semiannually $215.79/mo $1294.75 17% 7% 22% $1559.94 GET Exceed
annually $207.49/mo $2489.90 17% 10% 25% $2999.88 GET Exceed
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $315.39/mo $315.39 17% 0% 17% $379.99 GET Mach
quarterly $315.39/mo $946.18 17% 0% 16% $1139.97 GET Mach
semiannually $298.79/mo $1792.75 17% 5% 21% $2159.94 GET Mach
annually $290.49/mo $3485.90 17% 7% 23% $4199.88 GET Mach

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Many satisfied customers trust A2 Hosting with their Compare Linux Managed Server needs. Below is a sampling of what those customers had to say about our Dedicated Server Hosting

Compare Linux Managed Server - Developer Friendly Hosting

Just a few ways we make your life easier...

fast hosting

A mere 1-second page load delay impacts your bounce rate, SEO rankings and even your conversion rate. You won't have to worry about any of this when you choose A2 Hosting and our screaming fast SwiftServer platform! That's because your sites come hosted on our speed optimized servers with your choice of server location, free SSDs, LiteSpeed web server and our up to 20X faster Turbo Server option! Our Turbo Servers now feature AMD EPYC Servers with NVMEe drives with:

  • 40% Faster CPU Performance
  • 2X Faster To First Byte
  • Can Handle 9X More Traffic
  • 3X Faster Read/Write Speeds

developer friendly hosting

Since our launch in 2003, we've had a strong focus on loading your account with the best versions of the most popular development software. Just some of the development software available in your account includes:

PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4 (Choose Your Version)     MariaDB (Drop-In MySQL Alternative)   PostgreSQL 9.6     Python 2.7, 3.3 or 3.4     PERL 5.10     Apache 2.4     Node.js     FTP / SFTP     Free SSH Access     SSL & Free SSL

easy to use

 At A2 Hosting, you account includes the cPanel control panel for free. That means you get the performance of our fine tuned servers combined with the ease of use of our shared hosting accounts. Easily access your software, email, databases and files from within this user-friendly control panel.

hostguard management

You have enough on your plate. Leave the hosting to us. Your account features full HostGuard Management for a truly 100% worry-free hosting experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support team is hard at work around the clock managing your software, network and hardware.

Compare Linux Managed Server - Industry Best Solutions

Our goal isn't to win awards. Our goal is to offer the best web host solutions that are both blazing fast and ultra-reliable. Even so, we're still extremely proud of our team's accomplishments! Since our launch in 2003, their hard work has helped us earn recognition and accolades as the top hosting provider in the industry. 

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