Unmanaged Dedicated Server Comparison

 
Sprint
Starting at $ 99.59 USD monthly was $119.99 buy it
Exceed
Starting at $ 165.99 USD monthly was $199.99 buy it
Mach
Starting at $ 248.99 USD monthly was $299.99 buy it
Storage Options
RAID-10 Storage2x500 GB2x500 GB2x1000 GB
RAID 1 Storage Upgradeable To2x4 TB2x4 TB2x4 TB
Optional RAID 1 SSD Storage Upgradeable To2X1 TB2X1 TB2X1 TB

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 Availablenonoyes
Turbo Boost - Learn More
  • Up To 20X Faster Page Loads (Powered by LiteSpeed)
  • Speed Enhanced Apache-Compatible Replacement
  • Faster & More Efficient Connections
$34.86/mo
$34.86/mo
$34.86/mo

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)$41.50/mo
$41.50/mo
$41.50/mo

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

Server Resources
RAM8 GB8 GB16 GB
RAM Upgradeable To32 GB32 GB512 GB
Transfer10 TB15 TB20 TB
Cores248+
CPUIntel 3.1+ GHzIntel Xeon 2.4+ GHz2x Intel Xeon 2.1+ GHz
CPU TypeIntel® Core™ i3Intel® Xeon® E3Intel® Xeon® E5
Dedicated IPs222
Need A Custom Server? - Contact Us!yesyesyes
High Speed SwiftServer Features
10 Gb/s Redundant Networkyesyesyes
Enterprise Grade Hard Drivesyesyesyes
High-Performance Hardwareyesyesyes
Fast DDR3 Memoryyesyesyes
Latest Generation Multi-Core Processorsyesyesyes
CloudFlare Firewall Option - Faster Speeds & Enhanced SecurityAvailableAvailableAvailable

Get all the features of our free CDN including increased site speed, enhanced security and increased uptime with the added benefits of:

  • Web Application Firewall - Helps prevent automated attacks, SQL injections & XSS javascript injections!
  • Free Universal SSL - Help keep your visitors safer with free SSL!
  • Mobile Optimization with Mirage & Polish - Quickly produces a usable page for mobile devices by displaying a full page, then quietly fills in the rest of the page without disrupting the visitor's experience.
  • Auto-Configured –  CloudFlare Firewall comes pre-installed!
  • SPDY Support – Web pages load up to 64 percent faster with the SPDY protocol than with HTTP alone.
HTTP/2

HTTP/2 provides significantly faster page load times than HTTP because of its ability to deliver more HTTP requests at once and prioritize those requests. HTTP/2 delivers files 20%-30% faster than HTTP. Based on Google's SPDY project, HTTP/2 actually marks the first major HTTP update since 1999!

SPDY

SPDY is a Google developed protocol designed to deliver website content both faster and more securely. While SPDY is available with your A2 Hosting account, Google has announced SPDY will be replaced by HTTP/2.

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.

Exclusive Dedicated Server Features
Perpetual Securityyesyesyes

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
  • Dual Web Hosting Firewall
  • Brute Force Defense
  • Virus Scanning
  • Server Hardening
  • 24/7/365 Security Monitoring
Hassle-Free Anytime Money Back Guaranteeyesyesyes

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. 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 Hostingyesyesyes

The "A2" in our name stands for Ann Arbor, the city where we're heardquartered? 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 emmissions 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 public.
  • Planting Trees – We've run promotions like planting 3-trees for each package sold.
  • Reducing Trash – We reduce our waste with practices like using coffee mugs instead of disposable coffee cups when in the office.
5-Star Average - 4300+ Third Party Verified Reviewsyesyesyes

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

BBB Accredited Business - A+ Ratedyesyesyes

At A2 Hosting, we have the highest possible rating with the Better Business Bureau!

99.9% Uptime Commitment (Ultra-Reliable Hosting)yesyesyes

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 are committed to your network being up over 99.9% of the time.

Flex Dedicated Servers
Exclusive Flex Dedicated Technologyyesyesyes

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.
  • Boot and reboot control.
  • It's your server - Never be impacted by another customer.
  • Xen virtualization ensures the rock solid stability
Instant Server Activationyesyesyes

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 Environmentyesyesyes
Root Accessyesyesyes
Ultra-Reliable Hosting
Expertly Tuned Serversyesyesyes
24/7 Network Monitoringyesyesyes
Quadruple Redundant Networkyesyesyes

Even if one, two or even three of our US data center links were to go down, you would remain connected! Our multiple global transit carriers include:

  • 10G Level 3
  • 10G CenturyLink/Saavis
  • 10G Cogent
  • 2.5G Comcast
Redundant Power (UPS/Diesel Generator)yesyesyes
99.9% Uptime Commitment (Ultra-Reliable Hosting)yesyesyes

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.

Flex Dedicated Environment
Root Accessyesyesyes
Webuzo 1-Click Software InstallerFREEFREEFREE

Use Webuzo, included free with your server, to 1-click setup the most popular software on your account! Webuzo makes it quick and easy to get up and running. Setup stacks, scripting solutions, web servers, databases and more with a single click. Just choose one of the operating systems from our cart that includes Webuzo!

Change & Re-Load Your OS on Demandyesyesyes
SolusVM Control Panelyesyesyes

Use SolusVM to manage your account. SolusVM features include:

  • Reload Your Linux OS
  • Shutdown control
  • Reboot control
  • Boot control
SSH Accessyesyesyes
Boot Shutdown & Reboot Controlyesyesyes
Install/Compile Custom Softwareyesyesyes
Full Network Control (IPTables)yesyesyes
R1Soft CDP Backups$83.00/mo
$83.00/mo
$83.00/mo

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.

cPanel Control Panel License (1 GB RAM Minimum Required)$33.16/mo
$33.16/mo
$33.16/mo

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

  • Domains
  • Software
  • Databases
  • Email
cPanel +Softaculous - 1-Click Setup WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, PrestaShop & More$35.65/mo
$35.65/mo
$35.65/mo

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 chose from including WordPress, PrestaShop, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, OpenCart and more!

CloudLinux OS License + cPanel$49.76/mo
$49.76/mo
$49.76/mo

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

Linux OS Options
CentOS (6 and 7)yesyesyes
Debian (6 and 7)yesyesyes
Fedora (20 and 26)yesyesyes
Gentoo (2011)yesyesyes
Slackware (13.37)yesyesyes
Ubuntu (10.04, 12.04 and 14.04)yesyesyes
1-Click Software Setup w/ Webuzo
Webuzo 1-Click Software InstallerFREEFREEFREE

Use Webuzo, included free with your server, to 1-click setup the most popular software on your account! Webuzo makes it quick and easy to get up and running. Setup stacks, scripting solutions, web servers, databases and more with a single click. Just choose one of the operating systems from our cart that includes Webuzo!

nginxyesyesyes
Meanyesyesyes
Node.jsyesyesyes
MongoDByesyesyes
Lighttpdyesyesyes
JasDByesyesyes
Xcacheyesyesyes
LiteSpeed Cache Plugins For Faster Application 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.

Blazing Fast Hosting Solutions.

High performance hosting to fit your unique needs!

Sprint

Starting at $99.59 USD monthly (was $119.99)
  • From 8 GB RAM
  • From 2X500 GB Storage
  • From 10 TB Transfer
  • 2 Cores
  • Intel 3.1+ GHz
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee
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Mach

Starting at $248.99 USD monthly (was $299.99)
  • From 16 GB RAM
  • ​From 2X1000 GB Storage
  • From 20 TB Transfer
  • 8+ Cores
  • 2x Intel Xeon 2.1+ GHz
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee
Use code: FASTSRVR

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! Hosting on speed optimized servers with your choice of server location, free SSDs and our up to 20X faster Turbo Servers are all advantages of choosing A2 Hosting!

custom environment

Don't get stuck in a "one-size-fits-all" server. Choose A2 Hosting where you can design your perfect server with the resources you want! That means you get the resources you want and don't get stuck paying for resources you won't use. Design your perfect account completely risk free now with our Anytime Money Back Guarantee!

developer-friendly

You're an experienced developer who wants full control over your environment. We're giving it to you! You get root access so you're able to access and edit all of your server's files! You get to choose your Linux OS and can even re-load your server with a new operating system on demand! You also get boot, shutdown and reboot control. Now we're talking about serious hosting!

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 network being up over 99.9% of the time.

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The Best Of The Industry

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. 

Experience The A2 Hosting Difference Today!

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