Web Hosting from A2 Hosting
A2 Hosting, Inc. is a Linux web hosting company and places high importance on customer needs and satisfaction. The company offers a diverse range of options and solutions in web hosting to choose from; ranging from personalized small web pages to larger sized business websites. Unmatched customer support is offered by phone and email as well as through the online knowledge base and real-time chat. Customers can be assured of maximum uptime and the company’s server and the network is monitored 24/7; thereby offering a 99.9% uptime guarantee as well as a 30-day money back guarantee; in case the customer is not satisfied.
Security and Privacy are given prime importance and every measure is implemented in order to ensure prevention of unauthorized access to servers. All data and account info is highly secure with encryption and other measures and no information is divulged to a third party.
The company offers competitive pricing structures on its hosting plans. While the company admits it is definitely not the cheapest in the market; it offers reliable solutions and services coupled with reliable equipment, redundant bandwidth, and a highly-trained staff. Various hosting packages are provided to cater for a diverse business or personal needs and plan packages include free set up.
A2 Hosting offers shared hosting services; reseller hosting services; VPS hosting; semi-dedicated hosting services and dedicated hosting services.
A2 Shared Hosting:
The shared hosting category is divided into 3 plan levels: Discount Plan; Small Biz Plan and Professional Plan.
The Discount plan under this category is priced at $4.95 per month for a monthly billing cycle. For billing cycles of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 24 months; the plans are available at $4.75 per month, $4.45 per month; $3.95 per month and $3.45 per month respectively. The disk space and monthly data transfer offered is 10GB. Customers also get unlimited website hits and are allowed up to 1 subdomain and 5 parked domains. No add-on domains are enabled under this plan level.
Among the tools offered; users get access to control panel manager (cPanel 11); Fantastico Deluxe (Auto-Install Blogs, Wikis and more); File manager and Cron Jobs. Besides this; the subscriber also gets 25 email accounts, webmail (Horde), aliases and forwards, autoresponders, POP3 / POP3-SSL, IMAP / IMAP-SSL, SMTP, spam and virus protection as well as 5 email lists. The developer features comprise of Perl; CGI-BIN, PHP5, Zend Optimizer, Python (CGI), SQLite 3.x, 1 SQL Databases: MySQL and/or PostgreSQL, SSI (Server Side Include), SSL (128-bit encryption). The stats features include Access to Raw Log Files, Webalizer visitor Statistics, Analog visitor Statistics and AWStats. Other miscellaneous tools and features also include Free DNS Management, Custom Error Pages, Fast, Helpful Customer Support, PCI Compliant, Redundant Power, 24/7 network monitoring, Unlimited FTP accounts and password protected web pages.
The second level plan is the Small Biz plan under the shared hosting category. This plan is priced at $9.95 per month for a monthly billing cycle. For billing cycles of 3 months; 6 months; 12 months and 24 months; the monthly fee is priced at $$9.45 per month, $8.95 per month, $7.95 per month and $6.95 per month respectively. The disk and monthly data transfer offered under this plan level are 250GB with unlimited hits. The user is allowed to host unlimited domains, unlimited sub domains, parked domains and add-on domains. Among the tools offered; users get access to control panel manager (cPanel 11); Fantastico Deluxe (Auto-Install Blogs, Wikis and more); File manager and Cron Jobs. Gain access to unlimited email accounts, aliases/forwards, autoresponders and email lists. Other email tools include webmail, POP3 / POP3-SSL, IMAP / IMAP-SSL, SMTP, spam and virus protection. The developer features comprise of Perl; CGI-BIN, PHP5, Zend Optimizer, Python (CGI), SQLite 3.x, unlimited SQL Databases: MySQL and/or PostgreSQL, SSI (Server Side Include), SSL (128-bit encryption), Shell Access (SSH), Ruby & Rails, 1 mongrel instance, and CVS & Subversion (over SSH). The stats features include Access to Raw Log Files, Webalizer visitor Statistics, Analog visitor Statistics and AWStats. Other miscellaneous tools and features also include Free DNS Management, Custom Error Pages, Fast, Helpful Customer Support, PCI Compliant, Redundant Power, 24/7 network monitoring, Unlimited FTP accounts and password protected web pages.
The third and most advanced level plan is the professional plan under the shared hosting category. This plan is priced at $22.95 per month for a monthly billing period. For billing cycles of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 24 months; the professional plan comes at $$19.95 per month; $18.95 per month; $17.95 per month and $16.95 per month respectively. The disk space and monthly data transfer offered under this plan level are 500GB; with an unlimited number of hits. Besides this; all the plan features and tools offered under the plan are similar to the small biz plan, except that the professional plan additionally includes 3 mongrel instances.
The next hosting category is the Reseller hosting plan package. With reseller hosting packages; the reseller has the ability to host multiple domains under one affordable hosting plan.
The reseller plan is divided into 3 plan levels: Starter, Intermediate and Enterprise. All features and tools offered under these plans are the same as shared hosting plans as well as offers account management features and ability to host for unlimited domains. Below is a brief overview of the standard features offered:
Create your own packages; Custom Nameservers; WHM (Reseller Panel); cPanel (Client Panel); cPanel Branding; suspend/unsuspend, Delete/Modify Accounts and Change Password, Bandwidth, etc; Crontab Support; Custom Error Pages; phpMyAdmin for MySQL and Web-Based File Manager; Agora Shopping Cart; osCommerce Shopping Cart; and Shared SSL among many others.
The other hosting category is the VPS or Virtual Private Server Hosting. This hosting package is an ideal choice for users looking for more power and features as well as flexibility as a cost-effective value-added service. All A2 Hosting VPS accounts are powered by the state of the art OpenVZ virtualization platform. OpenVZ provides full isolation from other VPS instances on the same host machine.
Listed below is a brief overview of the tools and features offered with VPS or VDS:
HyperVM Control Panel; Choice of Linux operating system from a number of OS templates; Ability to reload and re-image your VPS at any time; Full root access; Boot, shutdown and reboot controls; Access to install or compile your own custom software; Full control over network services running on your VPS as well as port monitoring and IP blocking.
The cPanel is not available for VPS systems at this time. VPS hosting is divided into 4 plan levels to cater to diverse requirements and budgets. These are the value package plan, enhanced package plan, power package plan and extreme package plan.
The value package plan comes at a price of $17.95 per month for a monthly billing cycle. The other features offered are 128 MB Dedicated RAM (256 MB Burstable), 5 GB Disk Space, 100 GB Monthly Transfer, 1 IP address, CPU Share: 1x and free set up. For billing periods of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 24 months; the price is at $16.95 / month, $15.95 / month, $14.95 / month and $13.95 / month respectively.
The enhanced package is available at $29.95 per month with 10 GB Disk Space, 200 GB Monthly Transfer, 256 MB Dedicated RAM (512 MB Burstable), Up to 2 IP Addresses, CPU Share: 2x and free set up.
The power package plan comes with a price tag of $54.95 per month for a monthly billing period. Its vital features include 512 MB Dedicated RAM (1024 MB Burstable), 20 GB Disk Space, 350 GB Monthly Transfer, Up to 4 IP Addresses, CPU Share: 4x and free set up.
The most advanced level plan under this category is the extreme package priced at $89.95 per month for a monthly billing cycle. This plan comes with 1024 MB Dedicated RAM (2048 MB Burstable), 50 GB Disk Space, 500 GB Monthly Transfer, Up to 8 IP Addresses, CPU Share: 8x and free set up.
The next category includes the Dedicated server hosting offered by A2 Hosting. This is the plan package to look for if the user needs high levels of security, redundancy and stability. Customers get 3 plan levels to choose from standard package, advanced package and professional package.
The standard package is available at $160 per month and includes Intel Pentium 1.60GHz Dual-Core Processor, 1024 MB DDR RAM, 2 x 80 GB Hard Drives (RAID 1), 2 x 80 GB Hard Drives (RAID 1), 2 hours support/month and CentOS is Installed.
The advanced package is offered at a pricing structure of $220 per month and includes the following: Intel XEON 1.60Ghz Dual-Core Processor, 1024 MB DDR RAM, 2 x 160 GB Hard Drives (RAID 1), 300 GB Monthly Transfer, 3 hours support/month and Linux OS.
The professional package comes at $290 per month and comes equipped with Dual Intel Xeon 1.86Ghz Quad-Core Processor, 2048 MB DDR RAM, 2 x 250 GB Hard Drives (RAID 1), 400 GB Monthly Transfer, 5 hours support/month and Linux OS.