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Century Link vs A2 Hosting

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1 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
1.6
4.7
Reliability 1.6
4.7
Pricing 1.7
4.6
User Friendly 1.7
4.7
Support 1.5
4.7
Features 1.6
4.7
User Reviews
13 reviews 1675 reviews
Latest positive review
Retention Team
sharon weinreis,
10
After one and one half years I finally got a hold of an employee that really had customer service skills. The employee's name is Josh and his ID number is AB51320. I really want him to be honored by upper management for sendi... More ng a check that was due to me for over one and a half years. He followed thru with the correct departments and got the job done. I had experience with employees hanging up on me, telling me they didn't give that type of refund, and shutting down the communication on line. Please give Josh a raise-he makes up for the employees that are just at work to collect their pay checks, and don't plan on really helping the public..Thanks Josh Less
Fast SSDs and automatic updates
Desmond Suarez,
10
I have used several different hosting services over the past decade. I have not liked any of the other services until I found A2. I can't stop telling other people about how much I like the automatic updates, fast SSDs, great... More customer service, and automatic backups. High-five! Thank you for being the coolest hosting service out there. Keep being cool. 😎 Less
Latest negative review
Worst Customer Service Imaginable
Nicholas S. Casale,
2.0
Centurylink's customer service is so terrible that I would rather slam my fingers in a car door than have to call them. I recently tried to schedule an installation of Centurylink's internet service in my home. I had original... More ly scheduled the installation for a Wednesday, but promptly discovered that the Wednesday was not open. I thought it might not be too hard to fix the problem because the representative I'd been speaking to promised that he would send me an email with my customer number, and I could simply reply to that. I never received the email he promised, and thus did not have my customer number. So, I called Centurylink to get the installation date moved, it took forever to get a hold of a human being (their electronic system didn't have options to accommodate my particular problem), spoke with a representative, who then transferred me to a different representative, who then said that he had moved the appointment to Friday for me. Two days later, I received a call from Centurylink confirming with me that the appointment was moved. On the Wednesday in question, I received a call from someone working for Centurylink saying that he was ready to perform the install and was trying to get a hold of me. I cancelled the so-called "service," because I have no intention of paying $60 per month for the torture of having to deal with such utter incompetence and poor customer-service.
Worse yet, I had previously been a Centurylink customer once before (you'd think I would have learned my lesson). During my first time with Centurylink, they told me the monthly price was going to be one thing, then started progressively sending me larger and larger bills each month with no explanation for why they were so high. When I called customer service and managed to get through to someone they fixed it for me and promised that it would never happen again. It happened again. And again. I might not have cared much about the billing problems if it weren't for the fact that customer service was so impossible to get a hold of. I think this charlatan company banks on that, knowing that they can charge their customers extra and up to a certain point the customers would rather just pay the extra money rather than have to deal with Centurylink "customer service."
Bah! They should pay US for what we go through to deal with their customer service. I hope this company either goes through a massive overhaul soon or simply goes under like it should. It is rotten, and there aren't enough hateful words in the English language to express how low my esteem for this company really is. There are only two ways I would EVER sign on with Centurylink again: 1. If I was offered a MASSIVE discount to make up for their poor service, or 2. If they underwent the affore-mentioned overhaul and fixed the issues with their customer service.
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The A2 FTP server is extremly slow for anyone
Kurt Gilek,
2.0
The A2 FTP server is extremly slow for any user from any place in the world. Still A2 claims everything is fine and refuses to do anything about it. I never ever got such horrible support
Shared Hosting
No
4 plans from $2.99 to $12.99
Under $4 No

Startup

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No

Drive

$4.99 / MO
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Turbo Max

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VPS
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12 plans from $4.99 to $99.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
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Dedicated Server
No
17 plans from $129.99 to $569.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
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Cloud Hosting
1 plan from $0.00 to $0.00 6 plans from $4.99 to $74.99
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Managed Hosting Services

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No
Under $8 No

Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Over $10 No

Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
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Website Builder
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4 plans from $2.99 to $18.99
Under $4 No

1-PAGE

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

BASIC

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
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CDN
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4 plans from $2.99 to $12.99
Under $4 No

STARTUP

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  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No

DRIVE

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Over $10 No

TURBO MAX

$12.99 / MO
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Resellers
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4 plans from $18.99 to $44.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Kickstart

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
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SSL
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4 plans from $49.99 to $359.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Single site SSL

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
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Data Centers
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North America Yes
Europe Yes
Asia Yes
Oceania No
South America No
Africa & Middle East No
Support Services
3 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
0 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress No Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 7 7 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
0 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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