Overall
4/5
Features
4.5/5
Performance
5/5
Usability
3/5
Support
3/5
Pricing
4.5/5

A2 hosting combines great performance, okay support with a hard to use platform. It offers reasonable pricing, but not as competitive as some similar providers.

  • Supports email addresses and domain registration
  • Shared subscriptions have great performance
  • Great value for what you pay
  • A2 Optimizes Wordpress for you
  • Friendly support
  • Upgrading process is painfully slow
  • Monthly pricing is steep
  • The managed WordPress platform seems only available in the USA
  • cPanel is not so user friendly
  • Limited support on technical issues
A2 Hosting From $ 10.99 monthly

And it’s time to review another cPanel dime-in-a-dozen provider! In this A2 Hosting review, I’ll discuss my experiences with A2 Hosting after some extended testing.

A2 Hosting is a party I always wanted to test and even have looked at as a serious provider for all my websites. They are a large hosting provider with a large offering of services, from shared hosting to VPSes and dedicated servers.

In this A2 Hosting review, I will mainly focus on them from the perspective of using WordPress. Are they any good for hosting your WordPress website with? Let’s find out!

A2 Hosting is a bulk hosting provider with a special WordPress offering. They offer LiteSpeed packages (a technology to make your website run fast) as well and use the infamous cPanel and Plesk to administer your sites. If you like them, you can signup here.

TL;DR;

If you are too lazy to read, these are my most important takeaways:

  • A2 Hosting is offering great performance, especially the Turbo Max Shared packages are of great value.
  • A2 Hosting is not expensive, but some alternatives are cheaper.
  • Support is okay, but the platform’s usability could be improved.
  • The managed hosting offering offers a neat WordPress toolkit, but needs some fine-tuning.
  • A worthy competitor who is also using LiteSpeed is AccuWebHosting.

Did you know? You can also compare WordPress hosting on my site, or find discover what the best WordPress hosting is.

The A2 hosting review: some background

For each review, and also this A2 Hosting review, I consider the exact same factors. Let me briefly describe a couple (by the way, I started doing hosting reviews because I found the lack of good hosting reviews disturbing. That’s why I obsessively focus on doing it well).

A2 Hosting Review Criteria

The overall grade of a hosting review is determined by five criteria, which each gets a grade. The average of these criteria forms the final verdict. Exciting, ain’t it? Here are the criteria:

  1. Features: what does A2 Hosting offer?
  2. Performance: how fast is A2 Hosting?
  3. Usability: how easy is it to use A2 Hosting?
  4. Support: how well am I supported by A2 Hosting?
  5. Pricing: is what A2 Hosting asks a fair price?

In this review, I tested the A2 Hosting Startup, Drive, Turbo Boost, Turbo Max, and Managed WordPress subscriptions. Worth noting is that a couple of these subscriptions do use LiteSpeed, and a couple doesn’t. You will see the differences in the performance section.

It was a lot to test, but the results are interesting.

So, now that the standard is set, we can move on to a couple of other things!

A2 Hosting is great for starters (but may cater to more)

Because of the low entry prices, the completeness of the offering (including email and domain registration if you like), A2 Hosting is very useful if you are just starting out.

A couple of other features such as SSH access and the possibility for GIT repositories make A2 Hosting also a viable option for more advanced users.

Their interface may be overwhelming though if you’re just starting out, and optimizing a site is not always that straightforward.

A2 Hosting is a (bulk) hosting provider

A2 Hosting is in my opinion a bulk hosting provider, but a good one. They also offer more advanced packages for the obviously more advanced users, but a larger part of their offering is inexpensive.

They are different than so-called managed WordPress hosting providers, who focus on WordPress only or WordPress control panels, who let you run WordPress on your own servers (you can find the best WordPress control panels here).

Enough of the introduction, let’s move to the body of this A2 Hosting Review.

A2 Hosting Features: Good

A2 Hosting is offering a good amount of features, including specialized WordPress hosting, email accounts, domains, and a WordPress toolkit to easily manage your WordPress websites.

Notable other features are the addition of an A2 hosting plugin, which checks if your WordPress website is optimized. This is a fine feature, but might be a step up if you are a total beginner.

The A2 Hosting offering in a nutshell

A2 Hosting Review: cPanel
This is what managing a website with A2 Hosting looks like

This is what A2 hosting is offering in a nutshell:

  • Hosting based on Litespeed or Apache
  • Fast, servers with either SSD or NVME storage and the latest software (such as PHP 8 and MariaDB)
  • Support for unlimited storage and WordPress installations
  • 24-7 support, available through live chat, tickets, and phone
  • Backups and server rewind if something goes wrong
  • A free SSL certificate
  • Advanced features such as GIT integration
  • Free integration with Cloudflare
  • Data centers in multiple locations: Michigan and Arizona (USA), Amsterdam (Europe), and Singapore (Asia)
  • Safety features such as Hackscan, firewalls on two levels, protection for DDoS attacks and brute-force attacks, and a malware scanner.
  • And another big plus: Green, carbon-neutral hosting!
  • A2 optimized installation of WordPress
  • A2 Hosting is using cPanel or Plesk, a famous interface for managing your website.
  • Free migrations for one site.
  • And at last, the ability to add additional users to your hosting account
A2 Hosting review: GIT version control with cPanel
Advanced users may love the GIT feature

Please be aware that while technically most of the plans offer unlimited websites, the number of so-called inodes (which reflects the actual files and links on your server) is limited to 600000 nodes. Basically, it means you can’t have unlimited websites.

The perks of bulk hosting: domains and email accounts

A2 Hosting offers the possibility to have email accounts
A2 Hosting offers the possibility to have email accounts

One notable thing is that domains and email accounts are included in A2 Hosting. You may thing, duh, isn’t that obvious? However, it the world of WordPress hosting, many providers don’t offer email or domain registration but leave that at specialized parties.

A bit cumbersome if you are a beginner, but often logical if you are a more advanced user.

2 offerings: Shared versus Managed WordPress

A2 Hosting has a shared offering that supports WordPress and another offering that proudly touts ‘Managed WordPress’. They are both shared hosting, however, but the Managed WordPress hosting offers a couple of more bells and whistles.

A2 Hosting Review: Managed WordPress Plesk Dashboard
This is how the managed dashboard looks like, completely different from the regular one

Compared to the shared plans, the managed WordPress offering does the following:

  • A different interface for managing your websites.
  • A WordPress for each site toolkit for easily managing WordPress, plugins, and themes.
  • A free personal license for Jetpack, which includes backups.
  • An easy way to set up staging (a copy of your live site that you can use for testing and developing purposes).
  • An easy way of doing backups
  • Installation of WP-CLI (useful if you are a developer).

But what makes A2 Hosting unique?

To be hosting, A2 Hosting looks eerie similar to other bulk hosting providers. They use cPanel and Plesk, which is used by many other providers. This makes the experience very similar.

A2 Hosting Review: A2 optimized screen in cPanel
Checking if everything is optimized from within cPanel

There is one notable feature though, and that is that A2 Hosting installs a special plugin on your WordPress websites which checks if everything is optimized, from performance to login safety. It also is possible to check all optimizations from cPanel.

A2 Hosting Review: Optimized WordPress
A screenshot from the A2 Optimized Plugin

They also make sure your WordPress login is obfuscated, making it much more secure.

Although I do find this feature kind of overwhelming for beginners, it will definitively help to tune your website.

A2 Hosting Performance: Very Good

The performance that A2 Hosting offers is good, especially for the packages running on LiteSpeed. The regular packages and the managed WordPress offering lack some performance.

However, the shared packages do limit CPU usage over long periods of time. This means that performance is not always sustained.

A2 Hosting’s Technology

A2 Hosting is interesting, because it offers two kinds of technologies which have great ramifications for the actual performance:

  1. LiteSpeed webserver (for improved performance)
  2. A regular webserver using Apache

If you are a bit nerdy (like me), you may find it interesting to know that their shared servers are using Intel Xeon E5-2620 CPUs, running at a base-clock of 2.10GHZ.

The drive and startup plans use the regular setup, while the other plans are using LiteSpeed. You’ll see the differences in the results below.

About Performance Testing

For each test, I upload the exact same theme, install WooCommerce, import the same content and do some load testing using various tools such as Loader.io and Pingdom.

For the rest, I keep all server and hosting settings at default – as the hosting provider will recommend. Of course, I know how to get the speed up your WordPress website, but the idea is to test how well the host is doing.

I also test with caching off (caching is a technology to greatly speed up a website and improve the loading performance). This gives a real indication of a server strength, and reflects situations where caching is not possible such as websites where users need to log in.

Concurrent Users: up to 3100 with caching on, up to 15 with caching off

The concurrent users’ test is the most important test in my performance review. It does say a lot more than just the loading time, which you will see in many other reviews.

It actually says how strong the server really is, and how many users it can handle per second. You’ll also see great differences if caching is turned off (caching is a technology to speed up your website).

In the table below, you can see the results per plan. Except for the startup plan, A2 Hosting is doing very well!

PlanMaximum UsersTotal RequestsAverage Response
Startup10600259ms
Drive120072000124ms
Turbo Boost130077624521ms
Turbo Max3100185757100ms
Managed WP 1-site4005711310ms

With caching turned on: up to 3100 users

A2 Hosting Loader.io Performance for the Drive Plan
The performance test results for the Drive plan

The Startup plan could just handle 10 concurrent visitors, while the Drive plan was able to handle 1200 simultaneous visitors, completing 72000 requests in one minute with very good results.

The impact of Litespeed

The Turbo Max plan powered by Litespeed could handle up to 3100 simultaneous visitors, completing 185757 requests in one minute with an average response time of 100ms. That is a monster score! A2 Hosting claims that their Turbo plans are much faster, and this claim is, according to my tests, true!

However, the managed WordPress offering did much worse (to my surprise). It could just handle 400 concurrent users, completing only 5711 requests in one minute.

With caching turned off: up to 15

A2 Hosting Startup plan Loader performance, with one user, without caching
The Startup plan could barely hold one user, with caching turned off

If caching is turned off, we see a different story. The Startup plan can just handle one user at a time, while the Drive and Turbo Boost can handle up to 4 concurrent users.

PlanMaximum UsersTotal RequestsAverage Response
Startup158708ms
Drive4240950ms
Turbo Boost4240912ms
Turbo Max157241566ms
Managed WP 1-site147061866ms

The Turbo max and Managed WordPress plan, however (both utilizing LiteSpeed), can handle respectively 15 and 14 concurrent users. You can also see the average response times are much higher compared to the test with caching on.

By the way, you can also find more details for each plan at the bottom of this review.

Pingdom Average loading times (cached): 0.39-0.47 seconds

In this test, I test the average loading time using Pingdom, from the closest location of the server.

A2 Hosting Review Pingdom Loading Time
The loading time on Pingdom for the Turbo Max Plan

The average loading time for Pingdom, with caching turned on, varied between 0.39 to 0.47 seconds. Surprisingly, the Turbo Max plan was doing the worst here.

PlanAverage Loading Time
Startup0,46 seconds
Drive0,39 seconds
Turbo Boost0,42 seconds
Turbo Max0,47 seconds
Managed WP 1-site0,44 seconds

As you can see in the above table, there is not so much difference in the average loading time.

Pingdom average loading times (uncached): 0.69 – 4.17 seconds

It’s a whole different story if caching is turned off. Consider the table below and the dramatic increase in loading times:

PlanAverage Loading Time
Startup4,17 seconds
Drive1,97 seconds
Turbo Boost0,95 seconds
Turbo Max0,69 seconds
Managed WP 1-site1,28 seconds

Only the Turbo Boost and Turbo Max plan are doing okay here, but the rest is really lacking performance.

WebPageTest loading times: 3.88 – 4.05 seconds

WebPageTest.org A2 Hosting Review Performance
The performance on WebPageTest.org

Using the WebPageTest loading time test, the loading times averaged 3.88-4.05 seconds for the plans, which is an okay score.

PlanLoading Time
Startup3,91 seconds
Drive3,88 seconds
Turbo Boost3,91 seconds
Turbo Max4,00 seconds
Managed WP 1-site4,05 seconds

As you can see, there wasn’t that much variation for each of the hosting plans.

GTMetrix Loading Times: 2.40-3.80 seconds

GT Metrix A2 Hosting Review Performance
The performance on GT-Metrix

The table below displays the scores per plan. In general, these are good scores for the GT-Metrix test.

PlanAverage Loading Time
Startup3,45 seconds
Drive3,65 seconds
Turbo Boost3,40 seconds
Turbo Max3,80 seconds
Managed WP 1-site2,40 seconds

The Managed WordPress plan did extremely well on GT-Metrix with an average loading time of 2.4 seconds. This is due to the fact that this plan is only available in the USA, which is closer to GT Metrix testing servers. The other plans ranged between 3.45-3.80 seconds of loading time.

Time to the First Byte (TTFB): 24-108ms as fastest, 271-400 ms on average.

The time to first byte is how much time it takes before the server sends over the first parts of a webpage. It’s a very important metric for indicating how well a hosting provider has equipped its servers.

A2 Hosting Review: Time to the First Byte
The TTFB for the Drive Plan

The best time to the first byte for was 24ms (milliseconds), from London. The best average time to first byte (the time to the first byte from dozens of global locations) was 249ms. These scores were both for the Drive Plan, starting at $12.99 a month.

PlanFastest TTFBAverage TTFB
Startup40ms336ms
Drive24ms249ms
Turbo Boost52ms400ms
Turbo Max17ms271ms
Managed WP 1-site108ms391ms

A2 Hosting is doing very well here, with very low TTFBs, which indicate that they have fast servers. You can find the scores for other plans in the table above, at the bottom of the review or in the compare section.

WordPress Performance: up to 1552 queries a second.

The WordPress performance test is an artificial benchmark that runs on WordPress, which has a server score for some common operations ((a lower figure is better for the server score), and a test for the number of queries per second.

The Turbo Max plan did very well in this test, with 1552 queries per second and a server score of 4.824. This even beats our fastest test (at the time of writing) from Rocket.net, but just by a tiny margin. The Startup and Drive plan performed worst, with only 112 and 148 queries per second and server scores of 10.056 and 10.601 respectively. Those are pretty bad scores.

PlanServer ScoreQueries / Second
Startup10,056112
Drive10,601148
Turbo Max4,8241552
Managed WP 1-site10,433652

The Managed WordPress plan did perform average to poor, with 652 queries per second and a server score of 10.433

Uptime: 100%

Uptime is indicating how much of the time the website is online, and the servers of A2 Hosting are just spinning fine. In the one-month testing period, I did not encounter any downtime.

Compare A2 Hosting to other providers

Great news – I programmed a nifty feature in which you can compare performance using a chart.

Use the dropdown below, and it will show a chart with the scores of all A2 Hosting competitors reviewed on this site. You can also use it to compare different plans.

At the time of writing, A2 hosting is one of the fastest shared hosting companies I tested. It comes even close to some cloud servers or managed services, such as Rocket.net (which is blazingly fast).

Usability: Mediocre

Unfortunately, there is one area where A2 Hosting really lacks. And that is usability. Both cPanel and Plesk are not the most user-friendly in their use, and also the general account screens are a bit confusing. If I had to vote, I’d vote for Plesk as the most user-friendly though.

In addition to that, there are some minor quirks such as that WordPress login from the admin panel is not working on the Managed WordPress plan.

I also had a very painful experience when upgrading to a higher plan, which can’t be done by the click of a button. To upgrade, you need to send a ticket and this usually takes some time. In me experience, it took me a couple of days to test multiple plans while for other hosts, this is often a matter of hours.

A2 Hosting uses cPanel and Plesk

The funny thing is that A2 Hosting uses cPanel if you are going for the regular offering and Plesk for the managed offering. These are both two different technologies to manage your websites and hosting. Yay, 2 interfaces! Plesk is, however, much better in terms of user experience.

The account overview

A2 Hosting Review: Account Overview
The account overview. So many menu’s and buttons!

The first screen after logging in is the account overview. And it could have a better design in my opinion, although you will get used to it.

Nevertheless, if you want to manage your websites you need to go to services or the quick login (huh, another login after logging in?).

Managing Websites and WordPress

A2 Hosting Review: Managing WordPress with Softacalous
Managing WordPress with Softacalous.

Managing your website and WordPress is done with Softacalous in the regular plan, and with the WordPress Toolkit in the Managed WordPress plan. This is again another interface within the existing interface. From a usability perspective, this is not optimal.

A2 Hosting 1
Managing your themes of a WordPress website inside Plesk

In addition, you need to add a (sub)domain manually (after registering) in the domains section of cPanel to make it available for use in your website.

WordPress Staging

Creating staging with the regular plans
Creating staging with the regular plans

Both the managed and shared plans have the possibility for creating a staging environment, which is a temporary environment that you can use for development and testing purposes.

A2 Hosting review: Creating staging with the Managed WordPress plan
Creating staging with the Managed WordPress plan

The Managed WordPress offering

As I said, the managed WordPress offering does offer a different control panel called Plesk. In my opinion, this panel is more logical and easy to use as it separates settings per website.

A2 Hosting review: The backup manager in the managed offering
The backup manager in the managed offering

The menu on the left is also much more logical, clearly separating the most important aspects of managing your hosting account.

In addition, the backup manager is much more straightforward than in cPanel (which also only offers local backups).

The WordPress Toolkit

A2 Hosting Review: The WordPress toolkit in Plesk.
The WordPress toolkit. What a useful tool!

The WordPress toolkit is another perk of the managed offering. It makes managing WordPress easier by providing some useful functionalities to manage your installation, plugins, and themes. This toolkit is not available in the regular packages.

Now that we have considered the usability in this A2 Hosting review, let’s move on to support.

Support: Okay!

What do you do when something goes wrong or have a question? Right, contact support! That’s why support is an important criterion to look at.

Support quality was okay, replying quite quickly within 90 seconds of my first request. Technical support was of less quality, took much longer to reply. They also basically referred me to the knowledge-base for most of the answers they gave.

The process of upgrading and contacting support back and forth was cumbersome and slow, as I described earlier.

Support Availability: Chat, Tickets, Email and hone

What I like about the A2 hosting support is that they are available on multiple channels, and generally respond fast (within 1.5 minutes in my first test).

Sales Support

I had some good encounters with the friendly sales support because I wanted to upgrade a couple of times.

However, for upgrading I needed to make a ticket manually and write back and forth a couple of times before an upgrade was processed.

In two instances, I had to remind their support if they still would be pursuing with the upgrade. This was very odd, because don’t they want to earn more money?

Technical Support

A2 Hosting Review: technical support.
Woops, 23 minutes waiting time for technical support

Technical support was somewhat slower (with a waiting time of up to 23 minutes), and they referred me to the knowledge-base for all my technical questions (with sometimes less relevant articles).

Moreover, I also test if the support can spot an error on my site (I hide an encoded message which generates an error). While some other WordPress hosting providers easily find the location of the error and even decode what is says, A2 Hosting just stated that I needed to contact a developer to fix errors.

I also had to press them a couple of times to look into the error. I must say I am a bit spoilt by some other providers who are really doing support well, so you may think I am picky. Probably. I am.

Good documentation

A2 Hosting does have a great knowledge-base, although it could be more visual in some instances.

Pricing: Fine!

A2 Hosting pricing is fine – you get a good value for what you pay, although some similar competitors such as AccuWebHosting are slightly less expensive.

In my opinion, especially the Drive and Turbo Max plans are interesting. You can signup for them here.

For pricing, I always consider the monthly pricing. However, if you want to commit for a longer period (such as 3 years), this may be a lot cheaper. You can check the difference on A2s pricing page.

A2 Regular WordPress Hosting Plans

The regular offering has the following plans:

StartupDriveTurbo BoostTurbo Max
Normal performanceNormal performanceTurbo
Performance
More Turbo Performance
1 site, 100GB storageUnlimited sitesUnlimited sitesUnlimited sites
ApacheApacheLitespeedLitespeed
$10.99 monthly$12.99 monthly$20.99 monthly$25.99 monthly

The exact features are described earlier under Features.

A2 Managed Hosting Plans

The managed offering has the following plans:

1-site3-sitesUnlimited
10GB storage25GB storage40GB storage
Turbo performanceTurbo performanceTurbo performance
Jetpack Personal LicenseJetpack Personal LicenseJetpack Personal License
$16.99 monthly$32.99 monthly$49.99 monthly

Again, the exact features for the managed plans are described earlier under Features.

Funny enough, I find the staging and backups feature within the managed hosting plans not as easy as advertised and oddly enough I think the shared packages offer more value for what you get.

The five best A2 Hosting Alternatives

These are the five best alternatives to A2 Hosting.

This list is updated regularly, so you may want to come back to check this out.

A2 Hosting Review: The Conclusion

So, how did you like this a2 hosting review? I hope you got a good glimpse of what A2 hosting is able to offer you and aids you in making a good decision.

In my opinion, A2 Hosting does have a solid offering, with most of the features you will need for hosting an average WordPress website.

Their performance is excellent, especially for the Turbo Max subscription. Although they are not the most inexpensive, they are still very inexpensive compared to many managed WordPress providers, offering great value.

At last, I do think their setup for the regular plans (using cPanel) is not the most easy to use. The managed plans are more easy to use. Also, support is friendly but don’t expect too much from advanced technical support.

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Overall
4/5
Features
4.5/5
Performance
5/5
Usability
3/5
Support
3/5
Pricing
4.5/5
A2 Hosting From $ 10.99 monthly
Disk Space (GB) 100 / 9.1 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)102540 / 0.8 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Managed WP Unlimited ($49.99 monthly)
Email Accounts Yes
Control Panel cPanel
CDN No
Backups Yes
Availability Set-ups Snapshot Failover, High Availability
Developer Tools GIT, Staging Environments, Git Deployment, WP-CLI, Application Cloning, On-Demand Backups, Cron Job Manager, Database Manager, Server logs, SSH Access
Notifications Bot No
Notification Channels SMS
Transactional Emails No
Site Migrations No
Backup Frequency Each 15 minutes, Each 30 minutes, Daily, Custom
Backup Retention Flexible
Backup Restores Directly
Uptime Checks No
Security Measures Server Firewall, Web Application Firewall, Account Isolation, File Integrity Monitoring, SSL Certificates, Software Patching, Brute Force Login Protection, Malware Scanning
API Integration No
Disk Type SSD
Caching Memcached, LSCache
Compressing GZIP
PHP Versions 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0
Databases MariaDB 10.3
Server Type Shared
Webserver LiteSpeed
Auto-Repairing Servers Yes
Vertical Scaling None
Server Locations North-America, Europe, Asia
Maximum Simultaneous Visitors Under 2 seconds 10 / 0.91 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)1200 / 92.38 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)3100 / 119.28 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)400 / 23.54 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Maximum Simultaneous Visitors Under 2 Seconds (Uncached) 1 / 0.09 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)4 / 0.31 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)15 / 0.58 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)14 / 0.82 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Average Response Time (ms) (lower is better) 259 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)124 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)271 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)300 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Maximum Succesful Requests (higher is better) 600 / 54.6 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)72000 / 5542.73 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)185757 / 7147.25 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)5711 / 336.14 (weighted) - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Average Loading Time WebPageTest (s) (lower is better) 3.91 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)3.88 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)4.00 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)4.05 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Average Loading Time GTMetrix (s) (lower is better) 3.45 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)3.65 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)3.80 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)2.40 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Average Loading Time Pingdom (s) (lower is better) 0.46 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)0.39 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)0.47 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)0.44 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Average Uncached Loading Time Pingdom (s) (lower is better) 4.17 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)1.97 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)0.69 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)1.28 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Time to First Byte (ms) (lower is better) 40 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)24 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)17 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)108 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Global Time to First Byte (ms) (lower is better) 336 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)249 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)271 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)391 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
WP Performance Test Queries per Second (higher is better) 112 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)148 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)1552 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)652 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
WP Performance Test Server Score (lower is better) 10.056 - A2 Hosting Startup ($10.99 monthly)10.601 - A2 Hosting Drive ($12.99 monthly)4.824 - A2 Hosting Turbo Turbo Max ($25.99 monthly)10.433 - A2 Hosting Managed WP 1 Site ($16.99 monthly)
Uptime Percentage (higher is better) 100
Interface Usability Mediocre
WordPress Installer Softacalous
Application Tools Cloning
Domain Management Central
Server Management Absent
Application Management Minimal
Team Manager None
Application Monitoring Absent
Server Monitoring Absent
Server Transfers No
Project Manager No
Support Types Phone, Email, Chat, Tickets
Support Reaction Time (min) 2
Support Knowledge Level Mediocre
Documentation Elaborate
Pricing Monthly, Yearly
Invoicing Monthly, Yearly