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Does A2 Hosting support SQLite? Git? And what about SOPA? Get answers here.

Do you support SQLite?

Yes, we support SQLite. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Sender Policy Framework (SPF)?

Yes, we support SPF. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Windows hosting?

Yes, we support Microsoft Windows-based hosting on some of our platforms. Learn more here.

Do you support MIDI files?

Yes, we support MIDI files. Read this article for more information.

Do you support the Symfony PHP framework?

Yes, we support the Symfony PHP framework. Read this article for more information.

Do you support telnet?

No, we do not support telnet. Read this article for more information.

Do you support FastCGI (fcgi)?

Yes, we support FastCGI. Read this article for more information.

Do you support lighttpd?

No, we do not support lighttpd on our shared servers. Read this article for more information.

Do you support PL/pgSQL?

Yes, we support PL/pgSQL. Read this article for more information.

Do you support rsync?

Yes, we support rsync by request. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Zend Optimizer?

Yes, we support Zend Optimizer. Read this article for more information.

Do you support SourceGuardian?

No, we do not support SourceGuardian for shared hosting accounts. Read this article for more information.

Do you support ionCube PHP Encoder?

Yes, we support ionCube Encoder for your PHP applications. Read this article for more information.

Do you support the tsearch2 module?

Yes, we support the tsearch2 module for PostgreSQL. Read this article for more information.

Do you support wildcard DNS?

Yes, we support wildcard DNS for subdomains. Read this article for more information.

Do you support PostGIS?

Yes, we support PostGIS. Read this article for more information.

Do you support PHP Tidy functions?

Yes, we support PHP Tidy functions. Read this article for more information.

Do you support the RMagick gem?

Yes, we support the RMagick Ruby gem. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Java?

The answer: it depends, because "Java" means different things to different people. Read this article for more information.

Do you support ColdFusion?

No, we do not support ColdFusion on any of our hosting packages.

Do you support Plexum?

Although we do not provide support for third-party software applications, customers have successfully installed and used Plexum with our hosting packages.

Do you support the MSSQL module for PHP?

No, we do not support the MSSQL (Microsoft SQL) module. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Authorize.Net?

Yes, we support the Authorize.Net payment gateway. Read this article for more information.

Do you support JSON with PHP?

Yes, we support JSON with PHP. Read this article for more information.

Do you support sockets with PHP?

Yes, we support sockets with PHP. Read this article for more information.

Do you support PDFlib with PHP?

No, we do not support PDFlib, but there are alternatives. Read this article for more information.

Do you support HTMLDoc with PHP?

No, we do not support HTMLDoc, but there are alternatives. Read this article for more information.

Do you support PHP sessions?

Yes, we support PHP sessions. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Google Checkout?

The Google Checkout API is compatible with our servers and PHP versions. Read this article for more information.

Do you support TLS for e-mail?

Yes, we support Transport Layer Security (TLS) for e-mail. Read this article for more information.

Do you support resource-intensive applications?

We do not support resource-intensive applications on shared hosting accounts. Read this article for more information.

Do you support PHP on Trax?

Yes, we support PHP on Trax (formerly known as PHP on Rails). Read this article for more information.

Do you support the Smarty PHP template engine?

Yes, we support the Smarty PHP template engine. Read this article for more information.

Do you support TeX and LaTeX?

Yes, we support TeX and LaTeX. Read this article for more information.

Do you support cURL?

Yes, we support cURL. Read this article for more information.

Do you support mod_perl?

No, we do not currently support the mod_perl Apache module on shared hosting accounts. Read this article for more information.

Do you support the Xdebug PECL package?

No, we do not support the Xdebug PECL package on shared hosting accounts. Read this article for more information.

Do you support MapServer?

No, we do not support MapServer on shared hosting accounts. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Git?

Yes, we support the Git version control system. Read this article for more information.

Do you support PyGreSQL?

We do not support PyGreSQL on shared hosting accounts, but it can be installed on a dedicated server or VPS. Read this article for more information.

Do you support InnoDB for MySQL?

Yes, we support InnoDB. Read this article for more information.

Do you support mod_passenger?

No, we do not support the mod_passenger module on shared hosting accounts. Read this article for more information.

Do you support ASP or .NET?

No, we do not currently support any Microsoft products.

Do you support PECL?

We do not support PECL packages on shared hosting accounts, but you can install them on a dedicated server or VPS. Read this article for more information.

Do you support WHMCS hosting?

Yes, we support WHMCS hosting for reseller accounts. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Drush for Drupal?

Yes, we support the Drush command line and scripting interface for Drupal. Read this article for more information.

Do you support SOPA or PIPA?

No, we are vehemently against this legislation. Read this article for more information.

Do you support XCache for PHP?

No, we do not support XCache for PHP, although you can install this on a semi-managed VPS or dedicated server. Read this article for more information.

Do you support virtualenv and pip for Python?

Yes, we support virtualenv and pip for your Python projects. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Memcached hosting?

Yes, we offer Memcached hosting for several hosting packages upon request. Read this article for more information.

Do you support phar (PHP Archive) files?

Yes, all of our shared hosting accounts support phar (PHP Archive) files. Read this article for more information.

Do you support carbon neutral (green) hosting?

Yes, we support carbon neutral hosting. Read this article for more information.

Do you support HIPAA-compliant hosting?

No, we do not support HIPAA-compliant hosting at this time. Read this article for more information.

Do you support SSAE 16-compliant hosting?

Yes, we support SSAE 16-compliant hosting. Read this article for more information.

Do you support IPv6?

A2 Hosting currently does not support IPv6.

Are you owned by Endurance International Group?

No, we are not owned by Endurance International Group. Read this article for more information.

Do you comply with US Treasury embargo restrictions and sanctions?

Yes, we do. Read this article for more information.

Do you support different character encoding sets for PostgreSQL?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Apache Solr?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Spree Commerce?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Spree Commerce requires Rails 4.0, which is only supported in user-managed environments. Read this article to learn more.

Do you support IP canonicalization?

IP canonicalization is one of many techniques used in SEO (search engine optimization). Learn more here.

Do you support PCI compliance?

No, A2 Hosting does not directly support PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance, but you can use a third-party provider on your site to ensure compliance. Read this article for more information.

Do you support the mod_pagespeed module?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article for more information.

Do you support web service protocols for PHP?

Yes, we support web service protocols (SOAP and XML-RPC) for PHP. Read this article for more information.

Do you support BigBlueButton?

We do not support BigBlueButton on managed accounts. Semi-managed account users can install and configure it themselves, but we do not provide support. Read this article for more information.

Do you support sending bulk mail?

No, A2 Hosting does not allow sending bulk mail directly from hosting accounts. However, you can use a third-party service to send bulk mail. Read this article for more information.

Do you support APNS?

Yes, we can open the necessary firewall ports so your application can use APNS (Apple Push Notification Service). Learn more here.

Do you support the pgcrypto module?

Yes, we support the pgcrypto module for PostgreSQL. Read this article for more information.

Do you support the mod_status module?

We do not support the mod_status Apache module on managed accounts, but you can install and configure the module on any semi-managed hosting package.

Do you support Emacs?

Yes, we support Emacs. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Redis?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article to learn more.

Do you support SPDY?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article to learn more.

Do you support the GD graphics library for PHP?

Yes, we support the GD image processing library for PHP. Read this article for more information.

Do you support MongoDB?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article to learn more.

Do you support IRC?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article to learn more.

Do you support Midnight Commander?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Meteor.js?

We do not support Meteor.js on managed accounts, but you can install and configure it on any semi-managed hosting package.

Do you support Zip files with PHP?

Yes, all of our shared hosting accounts support Zip archive files with PHP. Read this article for more information.

Do you support HTTP/2?

The answer: it depends on the type of hosting account that you have. Read this article for more information.

Do you support Varnish?

We do not support Varnish on managed hosting accounts, but you can install it yourself on a semi-managed server. Read this article for more information.

Developer support guidelines

This article discusses A2 Hosting's support guidelines regarding developer-related issues.

Do you support the IMAP IDLE feature?

Yes, our servers support IMAP IDLE for e-mail. Read this article for more information.

Do you support the SimpleXML extension for PHP?

Yes, we support the SimpleXML extension for PHP. Read this article for more information.