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Power+
Starting at $ 36.29 USD monthly was $54.99 buy it
Prestige+
Starting at $ 49.49 USD monthly was $74.99 buy it
Pinnacle+
Starting at $ 69.29 USD monthly was $104.99 buy it
Plan Resources
RAM4 GB6 GB8 GB
RAID-10 Storage75 GB100 GB150 GB
Transfer2 TB3 TB4 TB
Turbo Boost - Learn More
  • Up To 20X Faster Page Loads
  • 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?

  • Handles connections faster and more efficiently
  • Provides enhanced stability

Learn more about how Turbo Boost makes your server fast.

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.

Total IPs222
vCPUs468
Free SSL Certificate (HTTPS via Let's Encrypt)yesyesyes

A2 Hosting has partnered with Let’s Encrypt to provide you with free and automated SSL Certificates for enhanced website security and protection. Let's Encrypt gives websites trusted HTTPS for an encrypted connection. Best of all, Let's Encrypt protection is setup automatically for your domain by default! It's a no click SSL Certificate configuration!

Windows Features
Choose Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016 yesyesyes
Plesk 12.5 Control Panel & IIS 8.5Available w/ Windows 2012 R2Available w/ Windows 2012 R2Available w/ Windows 2012 R2

Plesk's attractive and intuitive interface makes it a breeze to manage your hosting account. Easily manage your domains, files, email, databases and more all from within your Plesk control panel.

Plesk Onyx Control Panel & IIS 10Available w/ Windows Server 2016Available w/ Windows Server 2016Available w/ Windows Server 2016

With the Onyx version of Plesk, you get a number of developer oriented features not found in previous versions including:

  • Ruby On Rails support
  • Git integration
  • Docker Containers
ASP.NET 2.x, 3.x or 4.xyesyesyes
Classic ASPyesyesyes
MS SQL Hostingyesyesyes
.NET Core 2.0yesyesyes
PHP 5.6, 7.0 or 7.1 (Choose Your Version)yesyesyes

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.

Dedicated App Poolyesyesyes

Increases your sites' performance by hosting each in their own process providing isolation from other sites running at the same server.

Pre-Installed phpMyAdmin & myLittleAdminyesyesyes
FTP / FTPSyesyesyes
Database Options
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.

MSSQL Express (10 GB Limit)FREEFREEFREE

Designed for smaller databases in your production environment. MSSQL is perfect for your smaller, data driven applications. 

MSSQL Web (Size limited only by your server's disk space)Not RecommendedAvailable - 2 Core Minimum RequiredAvailable - 2 Core Minimum Required

MSSQL web is a highly scalable database solution featuring the best security standards designed for your public website.

MSSQL Standard (Size limited only by your server's disk space)Not RecommendedNot RecommendedAvailable - 2 Core Minimum Required

MSSQL Standard includes powerful programming capabilities, top-notch security and quick performance for your data marts and application.

High Speed SwiftServer Features
A2 Optimized - Powered By APC/OPcacheFREEFREEFREE

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

Server Location:
  • USA-Michigan
yesyesyes
CloudFlare ServerShield (Avg. 200% Faster Page Load)AvailableAvailableAvailable

Boost your site's performance and security for free! CloudFlare ServerShield provides a group of servers connected worldwide that automatically determines the fastest route to deliver your site to your visitors. Other benefits include

  • Increased Site Speed - Pretty cool, right?
  • Enhanced Security – CloudFlare CDN recognizes and blocks many malicious threats before they can even reach your site.
  • StopTheHacker - Additional security protection with 1-click
  • Easy Setup - Simple 1-click CDN setup from your Plesk control panel.
  • Increased Uptime - If one CDN server is unavailable, your site's traffic is automatically routed through the next nearest server.
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.

Exclusive Managed Hosting Features
Snapshot Backups (1-Day Backups)FREEFREEFREE

An excellent solution for taking an image of your account for backup purposes. While a recovery of files and databases may be possible from your snapshot, this will require billed time by one of our technicians if you require an account restore. For the best disaster recovery platform, make sure to choose one of our 14 or 30-day snapshot options.

Snapshot Backups (7-Day Backups)AvailableAvailableAvailable

An excellent solution for taking an image of your account for backup purposes. While a recovery of files and databases may be possible from your snapshot, this will require billed time by one of our technicians if you require an account restore. For the best disaster recovery platform, make sure to choose one of our 14 or 30-day snapshot options.

Snapshot Backups: 14 & 30-Days (File & Database Utilities)AvailableAvailableAvailable

Snapshot Backups helps keep your account and files safe through the use of continuous data protection (CDP) technology. Snapshot Backups features frequent and automatic backups of your individual files, websites and databases. 

We can offer a fast, full restore of your data, providing you peace of mind from hard drive failure or user error with your choice of 14 or 30-days worth of data retention.

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.
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 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.

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 Plesk control panel and your core software (ASP.NET, MSSQL, Windows Server, PHP etc.).
  • 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.
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 (ASP.NET, MSSQL, PHP)yesyesyes

Our automated Plesk 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 (ASP.NET, MSSQL, PHP etc.) by request!

Security Patchesyesyesyes
Control Panel Updatesyesyesyes
Best Managed Hosting Environment
Choose Plesk 12.x or Plesk Onyxyesyesyes

At A2 Hosting, you get the easy to use Plesk control panel to manage all of your emails, databases, sites, files and more. You can even choose your Plesk version at A2 Hosting!

Plesk 12.5 Control Panel & IIS 8.5Available w/ Windows 2012 R2Available w/ Windows 2012 R2Available w/ Windows 2012 R2

Plesk's attractive and intuitive interface makes it a breeze to manage your hosting account. Easily manage your domains, files, email, databases and more all from within your Plesk control panel.

Plesk Onyx Control Panel & IIS 10Available w/ Windows Server 2016Available w/ Windows Server 2016Available w/ Windows Server 2016

With the Onyx version of Plesk, you get a number of developer oriented features not found in previous versions including:

  • Ruby On Rails support
  • Git integration
  • Docker Containers
Plesk Reseller Accessyesyesyes

Your account includes the Plesk control panel with reseller capabilities that allow you to easily:

  • Add and manage your customers' accounts
  • Add and manage domains hosted on your account
  • Create and manage hosting plans
  • Manage hosting subscriptions
Plesk Power PackAvailableAvailableAvailable

Add the Plesk Power Pack to your account and you will get a number of features added to your account including:

  • Web Presence Builder
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • Plesk Mobile Server Manager
  • Tomcat
  • Docker Remote Node Management (Plesk Onyx)
  • WordPress Toolkit (Plesk Onyx)
  • DNSSEC (Plesk Onyx)
Remote Desktopyesyesyes

Connect to a remote computer so you can get your work done regardless of where you are located.

Boot Shutdown & Reboot Controlyesyesyes
Administrator Accessnonono
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.

Domains
WebsitesUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED
SubdomainsUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED
Parked DomainUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED
Addon DomainsUNLIMITEDUNLIMITEDUNLIMITED
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.

POP3 / POP3-SSLyesyesyes
IMAP / IMAP-SSLyesyesyes
SMTP / SMTP-SSLyesyesyes
Webmail (Horde, Mailenable)yesyesyes
Spam Protectionyesyesyes
eCommerce Features
SSL Certificates Available (HTTPS)yesyesyes

When you need an SSL Certificate, A2 Hosting is your host. We've got you covered whether you need to secure a single site, require a Wild Card SSL or an advanced option. Choose from our selection of affordable SSL Certificates in addition to our free Let's Encrypt SSL option. Our around-the-clock support staff will be happy to help you with the install of your SSL Certificate.

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

Use PayPal to accept money on your website! Sign up now for your PayPal merchant account!

OpenCart 1-Click Setupyesyesyes
PrestaShop 1-Click Setupyesyesyes
Statistics
Access to Raw Log Filesyesyesyes
Webalizer Visitor Statisticsyesyesyes
AWStatsyesyesyes
Website Statisticsyesyesyes
Setup Popular Applications With 1-Click
WordPressyesyesyes
Joomlayesyesyes
Drupalyesyesyes
CubeCartyesyesyes
B2evolutionyesyesyes
phpBByesyesyes
BlogEngineyesyesyes
SMFyesyesyes

Package Price Summary

Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Recurring Total
monthly $43.55/mo $43.55 34% 0% 34% $65.99 GET Power+
quarterly $42.89/mo $128.68 34% 1% 35% $194.97 GET Power+
semiannually $39.59/mo $237.56 34% 9% 40% $359.94 GET Power+
annually $38.93/mo $467.20 34% 10% 41% $707.88 GET Power+
biennially $36.29/mo $871.04 34% 16% 45% $1319.76 GET Power+
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Recurring Total
monthly $63.35/mo $63.35 34% 0% 34% $95.99 GET Prestige+
quarterly $62.69/mo $188.08 34% 1% 34% $284.97 GET Prestige+
semiannually $56.09/mo $336.56 34% 11% 41% $509.94 GET Prestige+
annually $55.43/mo $665.20 34% 12% 42% $1007.88 GET Prestige+
biennially $49.49/mo $1187.84 34% 21% 48% $1799.76 GET Prestige+
Term Promo Price Promo Total Promo Discount Term Discount Total Discount Recurring Total
monthly $79.85/mo $79.85 34% 0% 34% $120.99 GET Pinnacle+
quarterly $79.19/mo $237.58 34% 0% 34% $359.97 GET Pinnacle+
semiannually $72.59/mo $435.56 34% 9% 40% $659.94 GET Pinnacle+
annually $71.93/mo $863.20 34% 9% 40% $1307.88 GET Pinnacle+
biennially $69.29/mo $1663.04 34% 13% 42% $2519.76 GET Pinnacle+

Blazing Fast Hosting Solutions.

High performance hosting to fit your unique needs!

Power+

Starting at $36.29 USD monthly (was $54.99)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 75 GB Storage
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • 4 vCPUs
  • Free SSL & SSD
  • Free Plesk Control Panel
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee
Use code: 34MANVPS

Pinnacle+

Starting at $69.29 USD monthly (was $104.99)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 150 GB Storage
  • 4 TB Transfer
  • 8 vCPUs
  • Free SSL & SSD
  • Free Plesk Control Panel
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee
Use code: 34MANVPS

Windows Hosting Reviews

97% of A2 Hosting users have said that they would recommend our services to a friend. Below are just a few examples of reviews from those customers.

Blazing Fast Managed VPS Hosting

Just a few ways your A2 Hosting account makes your life easier...

developer friendly hosting

At A2 Hosting, your server includes the best versions of your favorite and the most popular Windows Hosting development software. Below is a list of just a few of the development software and solutions that will be included on your server:

ASP.NET 2.x, 3.x & 4.x     Microsoft SQL Server 2016     Windows Server 2012     Access Database     MVC 4 or 5     Classic ASP     .NET Core 2.0     Silverlight 4 or 5     FTP / SFTP     Free SSL     MySQL 5.6     PHP  5.6, 7.0 or 7.1

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!

hostguard management

You have enough on your plate. Leave the hosting to us. Your account features full HostGuard Management for a truly 100% worry-free hosting experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support team is hard at work around the clock managing your software, network and hardware.

easy to use

 At A2 Hosting, you account includes the Plesk control panel for free. That means you get the performance of our fine tuned servers combined with the ease of use of our shared hosting accounts. Easily access your software, email, databases and files from within this user-friendly control panel.

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!

Linux Web Hosting vs Windows Web Hosting

Two Great Operating System Options. Same Excellent Hosting.

cPanel Control Panel

Choose v5.6, 7.0 or 7.1

  • Apache Server
  • MySQL & PostgreSQL
  • Python & Perl
  • Node.JS
See Linux Plans

Plesk Control Panel

Choose v2.x, 3.x or 4.x

  • Windows Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Classic ASP & .NET Core
  • MVC & Silverlight
See Windows Plans

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