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Fastest Drupal Hosting

Our Drupal hosting service has been recommended by Drupalfor years! In no time at all, we think you’ll be recommending us too. Why? Your site comes hosted on our high-performance SwiftServer platform. Choose our Turbo Servers for up to 20X faster page loads than competing hosts. For each new customer Drupal sends us, we donate $150 to the Drupal Association!

Fast Drupal Hosting Rich With Features!

Just some of the ways we make your life easier...

A mere 1-second page load delay impacts your bounce rate, SEO rankings, your conversion rateand ultimately your bottom line! 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 all leading to better website performance! 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

a2 optimized software

Your Drupal software comes pre-installedand A2 Optimized on your Shared Hosting account. Thanks to testing, testing and more testing by our team of experts, A2 Optimized ends the guesswork of how to get the fastest page loads for your Drupal software. A2 Optimized provides auto-configuration so you get the best performance and most secure settings. That way you can instead turn your focus to building your site, writing content and promotion.

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. Our servers support older versions too! Just some of the development software available in your account includes:

PHP 5.6, 7.1-7.4, 8.0 or 8.1 (Choose Your Version) MySQL 5.6/ MariaDB PostgreSQL 9.6 Python 3.4 PERL 5.10 Apache 2.4 Node.js 12 FTP / SFTP Free SSH Access SSL& Free SSL

perpetual securityAn average of 30,000 sites are hacked each day globally. Our Perpetual Security measures help prevent you from becoming the next victim! That's why your account include free HackScan Protection to help block hacks before they can do damage to your site. KernelCare rebootless kernel updates, brute force defense, a dual firewall and a number of other security features are already in place to help keep your site secure when you choose A2 Hosting. Our Reinforceddistributed denial of service ( DDoS) Protection even improves the likelihood your site will remain online during even the most sophisticated distributed denial of service attacks.

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Drupal Hosting - 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.

Drupal Hosting Reviews

Not only does Drupal recommend our service, so do our customers! Take a look at the reviews left by our Drupal Hosting customers who have enjoyed our fast and reliable service.

Drupal Hosting FAQs

We've got all of your Drupal Hosting questions answered here! If you need any further help, just contact our 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support team. They'll be happy to help!

Drupal has been recommending A2 Hosting for yearsto their users. Whose opinion can you trust more for your Drupal Hosting needs other than Drupal themselves?

At A2 Hosting, we focus on being the host we'd want to use yourselves. That means offering you the easiest, fastest and most dependable Drupal Hostingpossible backed by industry-leading support.

At A2 Hosting, your account comes auto-installed with Drupal. That means you don't have to worry about install or uploading files. It couldn't be easier or faster to get started with Drupal at A2 Hosting!

Not only is our hosting easy to use, your site will perform well on our high-performance SwiftServer platform. You can even choose our Turbo Servers featuring up to 20X FASTERpage loads compared to competing Drupal Hosting providers.

Each of our servers are tuned for dependability. That means you'll be hosted on an ultra-reliableserver backed by our 99.9% Uptime commitment.

Do you have any Drupal Hosting questions? We're here to help! Our friendly and knowledgeable expert 24/7/365 Guru Crew Supportteam is here to help! Just contact our team via live chat, phone or email! They can tell you how we offer the very best version of Drupal ( v7, v8and v9)!

A2 Hosting makes it easy to get your Drupal site up and running! When you purchase your Drupal Hosting account from A2 Hosting, you get the option to have Drupal auto-installedon your account. That means you won't have to worry about downloading or uploading Drupal install files. Your Drupal install will just be sitting there, waiting for you when you're ready to begin building your site.

Are you not sure you're ready to install Drupal? We also offer an easy 1-click Drupal setup with Softaculous found in cPanel. Softaculous offers another fast and easy way to install Drupal to your account. Learn how to setup Drupalusing Softaculous.

When you choose our Turbo Drupal Hosting solution, your Drupal install comes A2 Optimized. Our A2 Optimized setup is a result of users extending their sites with too many modules in an effort to make a site faster and more secure. Unfortunately when you do this, it actually often has the opposite intended impact. With A2 Optimized, our team has done the legwork to determine the fastest and most secure Drupal settings. That way you can instead focus on building and promoting your website.

A2 Optimized Drupal includes:

  • Up to 20X FASTERpage loads compared to competing Drupal Hosting solutions
  • Block & core file caching
  • Cache clearing
  • Merging and compressing both CSS and JavaScript content
  • Daily Drupal updates
  • Minimization of database logging

There are a number of factors that helps our Drupal Hosting solutions perform better than competing options. We don't give away the whole recipe, but here are some of the performance features that you'll enjoy at A2 Hosting:

Your Drupal site is hosted on our SwiftServer platform, tuned for performance. Some of the benefits of our SwiftServer platfrom include:

  • Free Content Delivery Network
  • Host on free Solid State Drives (SSDs)
  • Choose your data center location bringing your data closer to your visitors
  • Performance Plus option helps maintain performance even during traffic spikes

You'll also get the option to host on our Turbo Servers. The bottom line is that they load pages up to 20X FASTERcompared to competing Drupal Hosts. Features that make our Turbo Servers fast include:

  • Uses a drop-in, speed-enhanced Apache alternative
  • Offers more resources per user
  • Less customers are hosted on each server
  • Able to handle connections more efficiently and quicker
  • A2 Optimized Site Accelerator featuring 1-click Caching setup including:
    • Turbo Cache - Serves the HTML content of your site from cache without having to run PHP
    • APC/OPcache - Reduces PHP response times by half
    • Memcached - Optimizes the performance of your databases

Our Turbo customers also get A2 Optimized Drupal. Our exclusive Drupal setup comes pre-configured with the best speed settings including daily updates, cache clearing, core file caching, JSS compression, database logging minimization and much more!

At A2 Hosting, we don't think that you should be penalized for having a growing site. That just means you're successful! That's why each of our hosting solutions are completely scalable. This means that as your site grows, so does your Drupal Hosting solution!

Our Web Hosting solutions are a great solution if you're just getting starting. That's because they're extremely affordable and include the easy-to-usecPanel control. With its intuitive graphical interface, you'll have an easy time managing your sites, files, email, databases and more.

If you outgrow our Shared Hosting, we've got you covered with our range of Managed VPS plans. These plans offer you more powerthan what's included with our Shared Hosting, but features the same user-friendly cPanel control panel. Best of all, our expert website Migration Team will move your site to a high powered Managed VPS for free!

If you outgrow a Managed VPS, then that's just a sign that you're really thriving! We'll seamlessly move you into a Managed Dedicated Server. This is our most powerful hosting solution. Not only will you still get the easy-to-use cPanel control panel, but you'll also be hosted on your own server. That means you won't be sharing any resources with other users. The entire server is dedicated to running your site.

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Drupal Hosting - Need A Different Solution?

Don't see a service that fits your specific hosting needs? Don't worry, we have you covered! We offer a wide range of solutions bound to meet your requirements ranging from Shared, Reseller, VPS, Dedicated and everything in between including Managed WordPress Hosting. Looking for a new domain nameor SSL Certificate? We've got you covered there as well! Just click the button below to visit our Web Hosting comparison page. That's where you'll see a full breakdown of all of our high speed hosting services.

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Best Drupal Web Hosting

Your hosting package comes with Drupal 9 pre-installed. That means no more install headaches or fumbling around with install files. When a Drupal update is available, you can update the latest and best version with 1-click from your cPanel control panel.

While other shared Drupal hosts don't allow certain caching solutions on their servers, we encourage it! Our A2 Optimized Site Boost even features a one-click caching setupfor an even faster hostingexperience. A2 Optimized automatically detects your Drupal installs and allows you to setup Memcached and OPcache with a single click.

Your account is backed by our 99.9% Uptime Commitment so you know you can expect ultra-reliable hosting performance. Have Drupal Hosting questions? Our superb 24/7/365 Guru Crew supportteam is standing by and ready to help. Looking for more power than Shared Hosting with the same ease of use? Consider our high speed Drupal VPS Hosting! Get started now completely risk free with our Money-Back Guarantee!

Now Offering Drupal 9 Hosting

As the recommended service provider for Drupal, we understand the importance of staying up to date and supporting the latest versions of Drupal. Offering the most current version of Drupal is important not only for performance reasons, but also in keeping your site secure. That's why A2 Hosting offers Drupal 9 Hosting, meaning your account is fully Drupal 9 compatible. Drupal 9 comes pre-installed on your account when you sign up! With our exclusive A2 Optimized Drupal 8 setup, your site also comes pre-configured with the best security and speed settings taking the guesswork out of how to optimize your site!

What Is Drupal?

Whether you’re a blogger, growing business, or small mom and pop shop, Drupal offers a free, open-source hosting solution that allows you to organize, publish, and manage your digital content. With a versatile CMS that can be used for a wide variety of functions, Drupal has become a popular hosting and content management option for today’s growing businesses and web publishers.

Drupal is an open-source CMS platform that anyone can download and use for free. The CMS platform is made up of a core set of files standard with every installation as well as themes and plugins for customization capabilities. Originally written as a forum app, more and more people and businesses are choosing Drupal for their hosting and content management needs.

The Drupal Core

Drupal's main software release is called the Drupal Core. You'll find many features in the Drupal Core that you've become accustomed to seeing in other CMS solutions. Just some of these resources include user registration, menu administration, RSS feeds, taxonomy, customizable web page layouts and system administration. You'll discover that the Drupal Core has the ability to run a basic web site, single and multiple user blogs, a discussion forum and even a community site with content contributed from multiple author. Drupal is also easily extendible with over 16,000 available modules! You're bound to be able to customize it to your liking.

Why You Need Drupal Web Hosting

Drupal is often compared to Joomla!, WordPress and Concrete5, but each of these platforms have subtle differences that distinguish them from one another. Drupal’s strength lies in its robust architecture and scalability.

As such, Drupal is best for websites expected to grow significantly in size or traffic volume, making it the CMS of choice for large media clients, brands, universities, and ecommerce stores. In fact, many government sites also utilize the Drupal framework.

Drupal is also known for its high degree of flexibility, allowing companies to easily run a wide-range of scripts from a single Drupal installation. While it isn’t designed to support web apps like Joomla!, some Drupal users choose to install it and set it up to do just that. Sure, you could go with WordPress if you’re simply in need of a blogging platform, but it lacks the ability to scale like Drupal.

The Development and Growth of Drupal

As mentioned earlier, the Drupal host source code was originally intended as an application for internet forums. The open-source CMS platform was founded by Dries Buytaert, who now runs Acquia, a company of 300 people that specializes in providing Drupal support. It was this very company that helped transition the whitehouse.gov site to the incredibly scalable Drupal platform.

Despite its humble beginnings, Drupal is now used by over two percent of websites across the globe. While open-source, it’s owned by the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the platform.

In terms of its use on the web, Drupal is made to support vast amounts of content. With Drupal, companies can index custom content types and display them in a multitude of ways, rather than being limited to the constraints of typical ecommerce and blog formats. This is why so many businesses are adopting Drupal for their hosting and content managementneeds over more traditional alternatives.

Advantages of Drupal Web Hosting

There are a number of reasons why many website owners choose Drupal over the alternatives, including:

  • It’s offered as a free one-click install by many web hosts
  • It’s actively updated and continues to become more usable for everyday web publishers
  • It’s extremely flexible and designed to allow you to shape it to fit your needs
  • It’s coded to perform fast, even with a large amount of content
  • It’s very scalable and has been used for many high-profile sites, such as eBay and Harvard
  • Its plugins, or “modules,” increase its functionality and versatility
  • It features sophisticated user roles and permissions

With so many positives, choosing Drupal to power your website might seem like a no-brainer. However please keep in mind that PHP skills for complex functions are required when using Drupal.

Drupal Requirements

Buytaert designed Drupal to be an installation on the LAMP stack. At 15 MB, it takes up some space, and it requires additional disc space for content, themes, and modules. When installing Drupal, you must ensure your database and site files are on the same server. Although this isn’t a requirement, it will make a huge difference in your resource usage. Also keep in mind that Drupal comes pre-installed on your A2 Hosting account. If you decide you want to install multiple Drupal sites on your account, you can use Softaculous to install Drupal with just 1-click.

Drupal History

Drupal was created by software developers and University of Antwerp students Dries Buytaert and Han Snijder in 2000. It was originally created as an open source message board in 2001. The name Drupal is derived from the the Dutch world “druppel”, meaning “water droplet”. This was an ode to the website drop.org, whose code gradually turned into Drupal. In reality, Buytaert meant to name the project “dorp”, which is Duth for “village”. He felt this gave the project a strong community feel. However, he accidentally mistyped the name, but ultimately decided Drupal was a better name.

Drupal became popular thanks in part to the presidential campaign for Howard Dean in 2003. The presidential campaign launched DeanSpace using Drupal. This was a network of around 50 Howard Dean websites that communicated with one another and with the campaign.

Even though Dean's campaign eventually failed, shortly after, his web team decided to use Drupal to launch a political activist network called CivicSpace labs. This was the first organization with full-time employees who were developing and releasing Drupal-related solutions.

From 2007-2008, Drupal was downloaded over 1-million times. Even 10-years later in 2017, well over 1-million sites were powered by Drupal.

Making the Drupal Hosting Decision

Thanks to our exclusive Turbo Servers, we offer Drupal internet hosting up to 20 times faster than the competition, giving your site the boost it needs to grow and succeed. With us, Drupal comes pre-installed and optimized with elite features and performance settings, such as OPcache and Memcached.

Needless to say, if you’re willing to overlook a few of the downsides of Drupal in order to harness its scalable powers, we’re the hosting provider for you. If Drupal isn’t the hosting solution you’ve been looking for, you’ll be happy to know we also offer several other industry-leading hosting services.

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