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INTRODUCTION - WHAT IS THE COMPANY ABOUT?

A2 Hosting is a web Hosting industry founded in 2001 named Iniquinet initially. A company designed to cater to a hand full of customers. However, in the year 2003, Iniquinet gained a massive number of clients than they anticipated. In the same year, the company changed its name to A2 Hosting, naming the company after the town of their being Ann Arbor in Michigan. 

Today the company continues to proliferate, gaining millions of users worldwide. A2 Hosting is a green-powered hosting company. It is a partner of Carbofund Organization, which is an industry working on reducing climate change effects. Since 2007 A2H has claimed to be 100% Carbon neutral. Their Iceland Datacenter is cooled naturally, which is why there is no Carbon Footprint on the facility. 

A2 Hosting is fast; I mean very fast; they have tons of options when it comes to hosting. Having tested their countless products, this hosting company should be anyone’s top choice. SSD Storages and Excellent Uptimes are A2 Hosting secrets of success.

A2H UPTIME - TOP LEVEL OF UPTIME

A2 Hosting Company promises a 99.99% Uptime Guarantee, which is pretty much standard for any hosting provider who has a big name in the market. However, A2H does consider Power Outages and problems that are beyond their control. So there were a few times when A2H went down, but it was not for a considerable amount of time — having experienced it myself. Their servers went down for about 10 min max a year. It can be a possibility of a Power outage or can be just a type of Server Maintenance, which is crucial for the number of users they have in the current market.

A2H is not responsible for any issues involving the Denial of Service, Browse caching, and ISP problems. Because such issues often happen due to a lack of upgrades from different parties. That’s why you should always consider checking your upgrades first before claiming uptime issues on A2 Hosting. In case the issue that you are facing remains the same, Then A2H takes full responsibility to work everything out, covering their performance guarantee. 

SPEED - NO ONE CAN COMPETE WITH

A2 Hosting is, without a doubt, extremely fast as they are the first company to launch a unique feature known as SwiftServers. Now it is obvious what you might be thinking? What are these SwiftServers & how are they going benefits us as users? Let me tell you how? This Server enables high-performance features for every user using the Server. It rapidly is driven by Several Turbo Drives that distributes its data subsequently so that the sites on the server loads 20X faster as 20X Turbo Speed claimed by A2 Hosting on literally every single page of their website.

The higher goal of A2 Hosting was to provide faster speed performances for all their users, whether they are using any of their products. So in the following years of the company’s launch, they introduced Swift Caching. What it did was control and managed the utilization of RAM and Hard Drives working with Turbo Cache, which resulted in A2 Hosting Providing its customers with the very best in the world.

I have personally been using A2 Hosting as my primary host for over a year now. I am using their services for my E-Commerce Store. Boy! I have to say that Speed that they offer even on a massive platform like Magento is merely outstanding.

TYPES OF DEDICATED SERVERS - AN EXCELLENT COLLECTION

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A2 Hosting provides its users with an excellent variety of Dedicated servers than anyone can in the current market. They offer four different types of Servers. So you can choose the one that is best suited for your needs. Why A2 does this, it is because they want their customer to select the level of management the user requires. The following are the Four Types of Servers.

These are just the types of Dedicated servers that you can get not their plans. 

UNMANAGED SERVERS

Upon choosing the Unmanaged Server, you get the following features.

  • Choice of OS Linux.
  • Up to 20x Turbo Speed option 
  • Administrative Level Root
  • Custom Designed Server 
  • Expert Managed Hardware & Network 
  • 1-Click Installers
  • 99.9% Uptime Commitment
  • Money-Back Guarantee

DISCOUNT SSD SERVERS

Upon choosing the Discount SSD Server, you get the following features.

  • Free C-Panel 
  • Full Host Guard Management 
  • 100% Worry-Free Hosting.
  • 24/7 Support Over Phone/Email.
  • Daily Kernel Care 
  • Automated re-bootless updates.
  • Managed Installations of Softwares
  • Smart Notification System.
  • Security Patches.

MANAGED FLEX SERVERS

Upon choosing the Managed Flex Server, you get the following features.

  • Free C-Panel 
  • Full Host Guard Management 
  • 100% Worry-Free Hosting.
  • 24/7 Support Over Phone/Email.
  • Managed Installations of Softwares
  • Smart Notification System.
  • Security Patches.
  • 100% Managed Servers by A2 Experts.

CORE FLEX SERVERS

Upon choosing the Core Flex Server, you get the following features.

  • Free C-Panel.
  • Full Root Access.
  • Full Host Guard Management.
  • Daily Kernel Care.
  • Automated Upgrades. 
  • 100% Worry-Free Hosting.
  • 24/7 Support Over Phone/Email.
  • Managed Installations of Softwares
  • Smart Notification System.
  • Security Patches.

UNMANAGED SERVERS - FULL SYSTEM ADMIN

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An unmanaged Dedicated Server is an excellent option for Developers. Having experienced this type of server, I can say it can’t get better than this for an unmanaged server experience.

PRICES & PLANS – AMAZINGLY BALANCED

The price of any product is the reason why customers are attracted to it? A2 Hosting keeps a keen eye for their customer’s needs and budget. Each of their Unmanaged Server Plan is excellent at a price perspective compare to its competitors. Having experienced it, my self A2H doesn’t ask for a lot from your budget, and just because of the number of features and options you get with Unmanaged Server, it has an excellent price tag.

SPRINT – UNMANAGED 

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 (3.1 GHz)
  • CORES: 2
  • RAM: 8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X500 GB Standard Drive (Upgradeable to 2X4TB)
  • TRANSFER: 10TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • Root Access 
  • Light Speed Cache
  • No Additional Drives
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $124.49 – Annually @ $99.59

EXCEED – UNMANAGED

  • CPU: Intel Xeon E3 (2.4 GHz)
  • CORES: 4
  • RAM: 8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X500 GB Standard Drive (Upgradeable to 2X4TB)
  • TRANSFER: 15TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • Root Access 
  • Light Speed Cache
  • No Additional Drives
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $190.89 – Annually @ $165.99

MACH – UNMANAGED

  • CPU: Intel 2 Xeon E5 (2.1 GHz)
  • CORES: 8+
  • RAM: 16 GB (Upgradeable to 512 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X1 TB Standard Drive (Upgradeable to 2X4TB)
  • TRANSFER: 15TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • Root Access 
  • Light Speed Cache
  • No Additional Drives
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $273.89- Annually @ $248.99

PROS - UNMANAGED

HIGH PERFORMANCE

In Web World, a mere second! Delay in the load speed of any page impacts your Bounce Rate, SEO Ranking & Conversion Rate. By choosing A2 Hosting, you won’t have to worry about that anymore. I have experienced a lot of hosting servers and came to that conclusion after a very long time. Once you choose their Swift Servers, there is no going back from there. Optimized Speeds, Free SSDs, and 20X Faster Turbo Servers are all advantages of choosing A2 Hosting.

CUSTOM SOLUTION 

You don’t have to get stuck in anything. Unmanaged Server is a “One-Size for all” type of Server by selecting this you can custom design your Server perfectly All with the resources you want! That means you won’t get stuck paying more for more resources. It is a risk-free investment with their Anytime Money Back Guarantee! 

DEVELOPER FRIENDLY  

I know you are an experienced developer, I too am one, so I know how you feel about Dedicated Servers. Of course, you need full control over your environment, and you don’t have space for a real bare-metal Server. A2H is giving you that! You get Administrative Root Access, so you can access and edit everything on the server. You get to choose your Linux OS and can quickly re-load your server with any new OS on demand! You get Boot, Shutdown, and reboot control.

ULTRA RELIABLE   

A2 Hosting expert support is always there, including system admins. They work hard to ensure that your server, whichever you chose, is running at its peak performance. A2 Hosting is the best industry that practices feature servers in world-class data centers. It is to make sure that your server includes the newest security patches. This feature of A2H is the reason why they can commit to 99.9% Uptime.

DISCOUNTED SSD SERVERS - CAUSE SPEED MATTERS

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A Discounted SSD managed Dedicated Server is any non-experience Techie.

PRICES & PLANS – PERFECT FOR SSD

Pricing when it comes to Discounted SSD Servers is amazingly low. As you can see, the name of the product  Discounted SSD Server means that it has a discount on the original price tag. Which I calculated was a lot steeper than what A2 Hosting is asking?

SPRINT + SSD  – DISCOUNTED SSD

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 (3.1 GHz)
  • CORES: 2
  • RAM: 8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X128 GB SSD
  • TRANSFER: 10TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • Free c-Panel
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • FREE SSL
  • No Additional Drives
  • 100% Managed Hosting
  • Paid Backups 
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $149.40 – Annually @ $129.30

EXCEED + SSD  – DISCOUNTED SSD

  • CPU: Intel Xeon E3 (2.4 GHz)
  • CORES: 4
  • RAM: 8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X128 GB SSD
  • TRANSFER: 15TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • Free c-Panel
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • 100% Managed
  • FREE SSL
  • No Additional Drives
  • Paid Backups 
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $203.00 – Annually @ $203.00

MACH + SSD – DISCOUNTED SSD

  • CPU: Intel 2 Xeon E5 (2.1 GHz)
  • CORES: 8+
  • RAM: 16 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X128 GB SSD
  • TRANSFER: 20TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • Free c-Panel
  • Additional Drives 
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • Root Access 
  • Light Speed Cache
  • No Additional Drives
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $270.00- Annually @ $249.90
 

MANAGED FLEX SERVERS - COMPLETELY MANAGED

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Managed Servers from A2 are completely uncontrol of the company’s experts. They are ready and fired up to get your issues resolved in an instance.

PRICES & PLANS – LOW AND MANAGEABLE  

Pricing on the Managed Server is high. I do admit that fact, but considering the number of features you get from A2 Hosting, their Price tags for Managed Servers might look like a pinhole. 

SPRINT – FLEX MANAGED 

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 (3.1 GHz)
  • CORES: 2
  • RAM: 8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2×500 GB Standard Drive
  • OPTIONAL RAID: 2x1TB
  • TRANSFER: 10TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • HTTPS/2
  • FREE WHM 
  • Free c-Panel
  • Free Cloudflare
  • Paid Backup
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • FREE SSL
  • No Additional Drives
  • 100% Managed Hosting 
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $165.99 – Annually @ $141.09
 

EXCEED – FLEX MANAGED

  • CPU: Intel Xeon E3 (2.4 GHz)
  • CORES: 4
  • RAM: 8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X500 GB Standard Drive
  • OPTIONAL RAID: 2x1TB
  • TRANSFER: 15TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • HTTPS/2
  • FREE WHM 
  • Free c-Panel
  • Free Cloudflare
  • Paid Backups 
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • 100% Managed
  • FREE SSL
  • No Additional Drives
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $223.39 – Annually @ $207.49
 

MACH – FLEX MANAGED

  • CPU: Intel 2 Xeon E5 (2.1 GHz)
  • CORES: 8+
  • RAM: 16 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X1 TB Standard Drive
  • OPTIONAL RAID: 2x1TB
  • TRANSFER: 20TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • HTTPS/2
  • FREE WHM
  • Free c-Panel
  • Free Cloudflare
  • Additional Drives 
  • Paid Backups 
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • Root Access 
  • Light Speed Cache
  • No Additional Drives
  • PRICE: Monthly @ $315.39- Annually @ $290.49

CORE FLEX SERVERS - MANAGEMENT AT CORE LEVEL

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A2H core flex servers offer an excellent Core Experience. They managed these Servers with the help of their expert System Administrators providing support 24/7 365 days a year.

PRICES & PLANS – NOT THAT CHEAP 

Flex Managed Servers at A2 Hosting provides some exceptional price tags. I Have tested almost every dedicated server in almost the whole world. I can say that A2 Servers are not cheap but are extremely fun to use.

SPRINT – DEDICATED ROOT 

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 (3.1 GHz)
  • CORES: 2
  • RAM: 8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2×500 GB Standard Drive
  • OPTIONAL RAID: 2x1TB
  • TRANSFER: 10TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • FREE WHM 
  • Free c-Panel
  • Cloudflare Firewall Options 
  • Paid Backup
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • FREE SSL
  • No Additional Drives
  • 100% Managed Hosting 
  • PRICE: Annually @ $141.09

EXCEED – DEDICATED ROOT 

  • CPU: Intel Xeon E3 (2.4 GHz)
  • CORES: 4
  • RAM: 8 GB (Upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X500 GB Standard Drive
  • OPTIONAL RAID: 2x1TB
  • TRANSFER: 15TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • FREE WHM 
  • Cloudflare Firewall Options
  • Free c-Panel
  • Paid Backups 
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • 100% Managed
  • FREE SSL
  • No Additional Drives
  • PRICE: Annually @ $207.49

MACH – DEDICATED ROOT 

  • CPU: Intel 2 Xeon E5 (2.1 GHz)
  • CORES: 8+
  • RAM: 16 GB (Upgradeable to 512GB)
  • STORAGE: Raid 1 2X1 TB Standard Drive
  • OPTIONAL RAID: 2x1TB
  • TRANSFER: 20TB
  • DEDICATED IP: 2
  • FREE WHM
  • Free c-Panel
  • Cloudflare Firewall Options
  • Additional Drives 
  • Paid Backups 
  • Paid Turbo Technology
  • Free Migrations
  • Root Access 
  • Light Speed Cache
  • No Additional Drives
  • PRICE: Annually @ $290.4

FEATURES - MANAGED & UNMANAGED

GREAT FOR DEVELOPERS 

Since the launch of the company in 2003, It had a firm belief and a strong focus on loading their user account with the best versions of the most popular Dev Systems. Some of the software included in the pack is.

PHP5.6 – 7.3, MariaDB, Python 2.6 – 3.2, FTP/SFTP, Free SSH & SSL.

EASE OF USAGE

A2 Hosting is today working very hard and fast, to improve user experience. However, do not think that their user experience is terrible right now. Each of their user accounts includes a cPanel for Free. It means you can easily access your softwares, emails, databases, and files on a user-friendly control panel.

FULLY MANAGED (ONLY MANAGED SERVERS)

Don’t you have enough on your plate, says A2 Hosting. A2H asks their customer to leave major things like Hosting to us. We take of that for you. HostGuard manages user’s account features for you to have an authentic 100% Worry-Free Hosting Experience. A2H Friendly support is there to assist you as well 24/7. A2 teams work very hard around the clock to manage each of your resources.

CONS OF A2 HOSTING

Now I know you guys are waiting for something that is not required, but you always do consider them so that you can decide to go for the hosting or no?s

NO FREE BACKUP

One of the significant Con that I faced and had many problems with was that the A2 Hosting company does not provide Free Backup. In my opinion, it is a necessity nowadays considering the standard of Electric issues world Wide? It helps prevent any permanent damage to the hosting server and website. 

HIGH RENEWAL

Ok! this is a big one, I have faced many issues with this one. Sure, A2 Hosting does provide a whole build of features but consider the renewal price; it is costly. I know that some of you might be thinking Nah! It’s not that expensive like me, but it is because you maybe end up paying more than what you paid initially.

MARK'S VERDICT

Overall, in my experience and having tested A2 Hosting each product separately with multiple sorts of the test, Including Stress tests, Speed tests, and many more. I have concluded that If you are not a budget A2 Hosting is a Top of the line hosting Provider, who can solve almost every problem that you face compared to other dedicated servers.

I had a budget for almost everything, but when I thought about getting a renewal of my services, I forced my self not to think about getting it as it would have made me lose a considerable amount. Other than this, I think it is a Great investment and what A2 Claims they are! They are living up to their promises.

Last but not least, A2H Uptime it is a bit of a question mark, As it fell quite some points down since last, however, they are still maintaining the Hosting Standard Uptime, I know this was not even worth mentioning, but I had too. 

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