Managed VPS Hosting With Root Access Comparison

 
Power+
Starting at $ 32.99 monthly was $49.99 buy it
Prestige+
Starting at $ 46.19 monthly was $69.99 buy it
Pinnacle+
Starting at $ 65.99 monthly was $99.99 buy it
Plan Resources
RAM4 GB6 GB8 GB
RAID-1 Storage75 GB100 GB150 GB
Transfer2 TB3 TB4 TB
Turbo Boost - Learn More
  • Up To 20X Faster Page Loads
  • Speed Enhanced Apache-Compatible Replacement
  • Faster & More Efficient Connections
$14.52/mo
$14.52/mo
$14.52/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

Learn more about how Turbo Boost makes your server fast.

Turbo Boost + Turbo Cache (Page Level Caching)$19.80/mo
$19.80/mo
$19.80/mo

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

Solid State Drive Speed Boost
(Complete SSD Solution - Your Files, OS & Database)
FREEFREEFREE

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 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.

Dedicated IPs222
vCPUs468
High Speed SwiftServer Features
Powered By APC/OPcacheFREEFREEFREE

Your A2 Hosting account comes pre-configured with PHP accelerator OPcache. External tests have shown OPcache ofers 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 MemcachedFREEFREEFREE

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

Server Location Options:
  • USA-Michigan
  • Europe-Amsterdam
  • Asia-Singapore
yesyesyes

Want to use our hosting service with a server located close to you? You can! Get the same award winning A2 Hosting service while hosting on a server located closer to you and your visitors. Just select your hosting location from our order form.

CloudFlare Free CDN (Avg. 200% Faster Page Load)Available w/ ManagedAvailable w/ ManagedAvailable w/ Managed

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!
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.
Railgun Optimizer (Up To 143% Faster HTML Load Times!)nonono

Not only will you get up to 143% faster HTML load times with Railgun, our SSDs load pages up to 300% faster than standard hard drives! With Railgun turned on, you'll also get the added benefit of Cloudflare's content delivery network! With Cloudflare, your website loads up to 200% faster for your visitors.

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

Creates two-way interaction between a browser and a website possible for a realtime web experience. This is ideal for developing live content and realtime games.

Free New Relic Server Monitoring Setupyesyesyes

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
Free mod_pagespeed Setupyesyesyes

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!

Exclusive Managed Hosting Features
Server Rewind File Backupsyesyesyes

Freedom from accidental deletion, mistakes & data corruption! Server Rewind is our free file recovery program. Easily restore your data from saved snapshots when recovery is necessary. Server Rewind is:

  • Automatic - Account backup snapshots are taken regularly.
  • Convenient - Access Server Rewind from your control panel.
  • Exclusive – You can only get your hands on it at A2 Hosting!
  • Free - Yes, it's actually 100% free. We promise.

*Does not include database backups. Data backup and restoration is performed on a "best effort" basis. Please be sure to create your own backups of your data. We will not be responsible for damage or loss as the result of a failed file restore.

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!

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.
24/7/365 Guru Crew Supportyesyesyes

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.

Priority Support Availableyesyesyes

At A2 Hosting, we are all about fast hosting. That doesn't just mean quick page loads though. It also means fast support responses to your questions. Want even faster responses? Priority Support is for you! Your support ticket questions get answered with the highest urgency by our dedicated Guru Crew Support team with the technical resources to help you more quickly. Sign up for Priority Support to get unsurpassed ticket response times!

We'll Migrate Your Site! - Learn More!FREEFREEFREE

Ready to love your host? It doesn't have to be a headache to move your site. In most case we'll be able to migrate your site for you for free! Just contact our Guru Crew Support team. We'll be happy to help.

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 Guarantee (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 guarantee your site will be up over 99.9% of the time.

Full HostGuard Management
100% Worry-Free Hostingyesyesyes

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 Updatesyesyesyes
Smart System Notifieryesyesyes

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 Upgradeyesyesyes

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

Installation/Upgrades for Core Software (Apache, MySQL, PHP)yesyesyes

Our automated cPanel and OS updates will make sure that you get the best version of both. Our Guru Crew Support staff will also be happy to upgrade or install the version of your core software (Apache, MySQL and PHP) by request!

Security Patchesyesyesyes
Control Panel Updatesyesyesyes
Best Managed Hosting Environment
cPanel Control Panelyesyesyes

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

  • Domains
  • Software
  • Databases
  • Email
WHM Access (For Resellers)FREEFREEFREE

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.

 

Softaculous Free (Auto Setup PrestaShop, SMF & More)yesyesyes

Click the Softaculous icon in your cPanel control panel to choose from over 50 software solutions to install to your account with 1-click. It couldn't be easier to use! Install blogs, CMSes, eCommerce solutions and so much more. You'll also be notified when a new version of your software is available, so you can update it with 1-click at well. Just some of the available solutions include PrestaShop, SMF and DokuWiki.

Softaculous Premium (Auto WordPress, Drupal & Joomla Setup)$1.98/mo
$1.98/mo
$1.98/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!

Boot Shutdown & Reboot Controlyesyesyes
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 Guarantee (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 guarantee your site will be up over 99.9% of the time.

Domains
WebsitesUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED
SubdomainsUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED
Parked DomainUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED
Addon DomainsUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED
Developer Features
PHP 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 or 5.6yesyesyes

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 5.6yesyesyes

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 2.2yesyesyes

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.

PERL 5.10yesyesyes

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.

Python v2.6, 2.7 or 3.2yesyesyes

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 1.8yesyesyes

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.

PostgreSQL 8.4yesyesyes

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).

Pre-Installed phpMyAdmin & phpPgAdminyesyesyes
SSH Access & Rsyncyesyesyes

Serious web development requires serious web hosting. Your account includes 100% free, instant SSH access on sign up. No need to even turn it on.

Git, CVS, Subversion & Mercurialyesyesyes
FTP / SFTPyesyesyes
CloudFlare Free CDN (Avg. 200% Faster Page Load)Available w/ ManagedAvailable w/ ManagedAvailable w/ Managed

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!
Email
Email AddressesUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED

Access your e-mail the way you want. Want POP3 or IMAP? You got it! Prefer to use webmail from RoundCube, Squirrelmail or Horde? Do it all from within your cPanel control panel.

Webmail (Horde, Squirrelmail & RoundCube)yesyesyes
POP3 / POP3-SSLyesyesyes
IMAP / IMAP-SSLyesyesyes
SMTP / SMTP-SSLyesyesyes
Spam Protectionyesyesyes
eCommerce Features
SSL Certificates Available yesyesyes

When you need an SSL Certificate, A2 Hosting is your host. Choose from our selection of affordable SSL Certificates. Our around-the-clock support staff will be happy to help you with the install of your SSL Certificate.

Free Let's Encrypt SSL Protectionyesyesyes

Let’s Encrypt provides free and automated SSL Certificates for even better website security and protection. Use Let's Encrypt to setup trusted HTTPS on your websites for an encrypted connection.

Just contact our Guru Crew Support staff after purchasing your hosting package and our team will apply Let's Encrypt protection to the domains of your choice for free. 

Available Instant Merchant Account ID (US Only)yesyesyes

A2 Hosting, Inc. and e-onlinedata have partnered to offer you the highest quality Credit Card Processing and Payment Gateway services. E-onlinedata specializes in Merchant Accounts for Internet, Mail Order/Phone Order, Retail and Auction businesses.

E-onlinedata features instant activation of your Merchant ID - as soon as you submit your account to them via their user friendly Online Application, they issue your live Merchant ID instantly and your search is over! Learn more.

PayPal Merchant Accounts Availableyesyesyes
PrestaShop 1-Click Setupyesyesyes
Statistics
Access to Raw Log Filesyesyesyes
Webalizer Visitor Statisticsyesyesyes
AWStatsyesyesyes
Website Statisticsyesyesyes
Analog Visitor Statisticsyesyesyes
Website Promotion & Freebies
Website Magazine SubscriptionFREEFREEFREE
Free $50 Bing/Yahoo Ad Creditsyesyesyes

Get a jumpstart on promoting your website! Get your ad credits now!

Site Listed In Google In 24 Hours w/ Attractayesyesyes

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
iContact Email Marketing TrialFREEFREEFREE

Create, send, and track your emails and newsletters with the award winning iContact email marketing solution.

20% Off TeslaThemes "A2HOSTING" Discountyesyesyes

TeslaThemes is an exclusive shop for Premium Wordpress Themes featuring clean design and advanced features. Use this coupon code “A2HOSTING” to get 20% OFF on all their products and subscription packages. Personalize the look and functionality of your site using their Awesome WordPress Themes.

Blazing Fast Hosting Solutions.

High performance hosting to fit your unique needs!

Power+

Starting at $ 32.99 monthly was $49.99
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 75 GB Storage
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • vCPUs
  • Free SSD
  • Free cPanel Control Panel
  • Root Access
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee
Use code: 34MANVPS

Pinnacle+

Starting at $ 65.99 monthly was $99.99
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 150 GB Storage
  • 4 TB Transfer
  • 8 vCPUs
  • Free SSD
  • Free cPanel Control Panel
  • Root Access
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee
Use code: 34MANVPS

What Our Customers Have To Say

Numbers don’t lie, 97% of our customers would recommend A2 Hosting to a friend. Which begs the question; are you ready to become the next A2 Hosting customer to love their web host?

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@a2hosting Wow I'm Impressed don't think I have ever seen another host having sites load so fast like you guys do. Keep it up guys Good Job!  ‏@RangerCalgary
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@a2hosting I feel like I just found the best hosting on the planet. I am very glad my friend recommended you guys!  @manonscale
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The support crew and knowledgebase documents at @a2hosting are an absolute delight to use. Help documents which are helpful!  @2inchesofwater

The Envy Of The Industry

Our goal isn't to win awards. Our goal is to offer blazing fast and ultra-reliable solutions. 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 an industry leading web hosting provider. 

Experience The A2 Hosting Difference Today!

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