A2 Hosting VPS Review

A2Hosting

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A2 Hosting was founded in 2001.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers Shared, Wordpress, VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • United States

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A2 Hosting VPS Features

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

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
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  4
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  Yes
Reverse DNS  No

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

Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal, Bank transfers
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  No
Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons

Weaknesses

  • Predatory pricing (requires very long term contracts to get advertised prices)

A2 Hosting Extra Services

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

Backups   Block storage Object storage Load balancer Floating IP addresses
Team Management Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection Kubernetes
GPU instances Private network

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each A2 Hosting VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
90s 60s 120s 2

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A2 Hosting Instance Types and Plans

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All A2 Hosting instance types

Plan Num cores RAM Price
Instance Type:
Other
Runway 1 1 1.0GB $8.99
Runway 2 2 2.0GB $14.99
Runway 4 4 4.0GB $19.99

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