Month: January 2018

A2Hosting vs Bluehost – Find out Which is Better

It’s been so long since I have written a review. I’ve ran into A2Hosting, a relaunch of an old brand and I decided to do a quick comparison of A2Hosting vs Bluehost to help you better decide if A2Hosting is the best option for you.

The three key areas we will focus on are plans and features, pricing and overall performance.

Plans and Features

A2Hosting offers customers one hosting package which is shared. Bluehost on the other hand offers shared, VPS and dedicated hosting. Bluehost also has three different price points. The basic plan starts at $3.45 per month, the Plus plan starts at $4.95 per month and the Prime plan starts at $6.95 per month.A2Hosting FeaturesTo help customers start driving traffic to their new website as quickly as possible, A2Hosting gives all new customers $200 in free marketing credits. $100 in Google ads and $100 in Bing/Yahoo ads. With Bluehost these options are only available on the Plus and Prime plans.

If you are just starting out A2Hosting has all the plans and features you need. If, on the other hand, you need something more scalable, Bluehost is the best option.

Pricing

With A2Hosting you can get an all-inclusive hosting solution starting at $2.75 per month. You may even be able to get it for as low as $1.65 per month if you can catch their limited time 70% off promotion. Please note in order to get these prices you must pay for 36 months worth of hosting upfront.

If you opt for a shorter term the price will be higher. A2Hosting also offers a 45 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you aren’t happy with their services you are entitled to a full refund within the 45 days of purchase.

While Bluehost plans are also affordable, they start at $3.49 per month for shared hosting versus $2.75 per month of A2Hosting. For VPS hosting prices start at $14.99 per month and dedicated hosting prices start at $74.99 per month. Bluehost also has a money back guarantee but it is extended to no more than within 30 days of purchase.

Overall Performance

A2Hosting uses a data center of CyrusOne which is located in Houston, TX. The data center is both PCI and HIPAA compliant. To ensure they always provide high performance and reliability, A2Hosting utilizes technology such as an enhanced security suite, cloud storage, site traffic, visitor statistics and 24/7 network monitoring.

Because of their willingness to implement some of the latest technology, A2Hosting is able to provide their customers with a 99.9% uptime guarantee. If at any time your website experiences an extended period of downtime, A2Hosting will give you a one month credit on your account. Bluehost is also very reliable and very secure due to its 24-hour network monitoring.