A2 Hosting Review

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on April 18 2016.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  No

Available from Cloudflare for $16/month.

Backups  No

A2 Hosting only provides instructions to create your own backup to your own backup server.
https://www.a2hosting.com/kb/getting-started-guide/backing-up-your-data/backups-on-dedicated-servers-and-vps

Control Panel  Builtin + SolusVM
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  3
Number of Datacenter Continents  3
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Network traffic, Load and Memory usage.

Admin REST API  No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Reverse DNS  No

Theoretically possible from Solus but "Reverse DNS is disabled for this ipaddress. Please contact support"

Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

Pros:

  • It's possible to choose number of core, memory, disk space when buying the VPS.

Cons:

  • Management UI split between builtin A2 Hosting and Solus.
Quality of Service 
  • SSH port set 7822 by default breaking installation scripts.
  • Apache2 setup by default preventing nginx from serving web requests.
  • Missing Ubuntu repositories key setup.

A2 Hosting Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, A2 Hosting also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block Storage Object Storage Load Balancer Floating Ips
Teams Datastores Serverless Ddos Protection

Admin UI Screenshots


A2 Hosting Plans


Plan Specifications

Url https://www.a2hosting.com/vps-hosting/unmanaged
Cost Per Month $10.0
Hourly Billing false
Memory Gb 1.0
Disk Gb 20
Data Transfer Gb 1000
Num Cores 2
Virtualization OpenVZ
Burstable No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D F D D -

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for A2 Hosting - MID 2 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Test Results

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the MID 2 cores plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Aug 06 2017 Web Sysbench 83ms 330ms
Apr 09 2016 Web Sysbench 49ms 211ms

Plan Specifications

Url https://www.a2hosting.com/vps-hosting/unmanaged
Cost Per Month $10.0
Hourly Billing false
Memory Gb 1.0
Disk Gb 30
Data Transfer Gb 2000
Num Cores 1
Virtualization OpenVZ
Burstable No

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