Unmanaged VPS Hosting Comparison

VPS Plan Resources
RAM
RAID-10 SSD Storage

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

Transfer

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

Cores
Turbo Servers
(Up To 20X Faster)
  • Improve Your Conversion Rate
  • Boost Your SEO Rankings
  • Lower Your Bounce Rate
  • Handle Up To 9X More Traffic

Your choice of web host has a direct impact on your sites' speed and can be the key reason why your site ultimately succeeds or fails. We want to see you succeed! That's why we designed our high speed Turbo Servers. After all, at A2 Hosting, it's "Our Speed, Your Success". What makes our Turbo Servers so fast?

  • 40% Faster AMD EPYC CPU Performance
  • 2X Faster To First Byte
  • Can Handle 9X More Traffic
  • 3X Faster Read/Write Speeds with NVMe Drives
  • LiteSpeed Performance Enhanced Web Server
  • A2 Optimized - Powered By APC/OPcache & Turbo Cache

See how we tested our Turbo Servers' performance against competing solutions.

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. 

High Speed SwiftServer Features
NEW! NVMe AMD EPYC Server
  • 3X FASTER Read/Write Speed
  • 40% FASTER CPU Performance

Provide enhanced processing power with unbelievable I/O capacity to help vastly reduce bottlenecks. Our EPYC hardware also uses non-volatile memory express (NVMe) giving our Solid State Drives (SSDs) the ability to reach their full performance potential with ultra-fast read/write speeds.

LiteSpeed Web Server
(Up To 11X FASTER Than Apache)

LiteSpeed Web Server is a high speed, drop-in server replacement for Apache. Get up to 11X FASTER performance compared to Apache and up to 6X FASTER performance than NGINX with LiteSpeed at A2 Hosting!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connection)

QUIC is an internet transportation protocol that makes HTTP traffic more efficient and faster by reducing connection establishment times.

10 Gb/s Redundant Network
Exclusive VPS Hosting Features
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.
BBB Accredited Business - A+ Rated

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

5-Star Average - 48,000+ Third Party Verified Reviews

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

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. That's why we use our industry's best practices, feature servers in the best data centers and the best hardware.

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.

VPS Hosting 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.

Webuzo 1-Click Software Installer

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!

Free Dedicated IPs
(Additional IPs Available)
Change & Re-Load Your OS on Demand
SSH Access
Install/Compile Custom Software
cPanel Control Panel License

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

  • Domains
  • Software
  • Databases
  • Email
Full Network Control (IPTables)
Boot Shutdown & Reboot Control
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.

Linux OS Options
CentOS (7 and 8)
Debian (10)
Ubuntu (18.04 and 20.04)
1-Click Software Setup w/ Webuzo
Webuzo 1-Click Software Installer

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!

nginx
Mean
Node.js
MongoDB
Lighttpd
JasDB
Xcache
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.

Package Price Summary

Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $6.99/mo $6.99 22% 0% 22% $8.99 GET Runway 1
quarterly $6.99/mo $20.97 22% 0% 22% $26.97 GET Runway 1
semiannually $6.99/mo $41.94 22% 0% 22% $53.94 GET Runway 1
annually $5.99/mo $71.88 21% 14% 33% $91.80 GET Runway 1
biennially $5.49/mo $131.76 18% 24% 38% $162.00 GET Runway 1
triennially $4.99/mo $179.64 16% 33% 44% $215.64 GET Runway 1
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $11.99/mo $11.99 20% 0% 20% $14.99 GET Runway 2
quarterly $11.99/mo $35.97 20% 0% 20% $44.97 GET Runway 2
semiannually $11.99/mo $71.94 20% 0% 20% $89.94 GET Runway 2
annually $9.99/mo $119.88 21% 14% 33% $153.00 GET Runway 2
biennially $8.99/mo $215.76 20% 24% 40% $270.00 GET Runway 2
triennially $7.99/mo $287.64 20% 33% 46% $359.64 GET Runway 2
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $14.99/mo $14.99 25% 0% 25% $19.99 GET Runway 4
quarterly $14.99/mo $44.98 24% 0% 24% $59.97 GET Runway 4
semiannually $14.99/mo $89.95 25% 0% 25% $119.94 GET Runway 4
annually $12.99/mo $155.88 23% 15% 35% $203.88 GET Runway 4
biennially $10.99/mo $263.76 26% 25% 45% $359.76 GET Runway 4
triennially $9.99/mo $359.64 24% 33% 50% $478.44 GET Runway 4
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $44.99/mo $44.99 25% 0% 25% $59.99 GET Supersonic 8
quarterly $44.99/mo $134.98 24% 0% 24% $179.97 GET Supersonic 8
semiannually $44.99/mo $269.95 25% 0% 25% $359.94 GET Supersonic 8
annually $37.99/mo $455.88 24% 16% 36% $599.88 GET Supersonic 8
biennially $33.99/mo $815.76 24% 25% 43% $1079.76 GET Supersonic 8
triennially $29.99/mo $1079.73 25% 33% 50% $1439.64 GET Supersonic 8
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $74.99/mo $74.99 25% 0% 25% $99.99 GET Supersonic 16
quarterly $74.99/mo $224.98 24% 0% 24% $299.97 GET Supersonic 16
semiannually $74.99/mo $449.95 25% 0% 25% $599.94 GET Supersonic 16
annually $64.99/mo $779.88 23% 15% 35% $1019.88 GET Supersonic 16
biennially $56.99/mo $1367.76 24% 25% 43% $1799.76 GET Supersonic 16
triennially $49.99/mo $1799.64 24% 34% 50% $2375.64 GET Supersonic 16
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Renewal Cost
monthly $99.99/mo $99.99 28% 0% 28% $139.99 GET Supersonic 32
quarterly $99.99/mo $299.97 28% 0% 28% $419.97 GET Supersonic 32
semiannually $99.99/mo $599.94 28% 0% 28% $839.94 GET Supersonic 32
annually $89.99/mo $1079.88 24% 15% 35% $1427.88 GET Supersonic 32
biennially $79.99/mo $1919.76 23% 25% 42% $2519.76 GET Supersonic 32
triennially $69.99/mo $2519.64 24% 33% 50% $3347.64 GET Supersonic 32

Unmanaged VPS Hosting Comparison - Developer Friendly

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

custom environment

With full control of your server, you will have the freedom to add custom applications or script installs that wouldn't be compatible within other hosting environments.

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.

Unmanaged VPS Hosting Comparison - What Our Customers Have To Say?

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Unmanaged VPS Hosting Comparison - 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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