Digital Ocean vs A2 Hosting (2024 Comparison) which should you choose?

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Winner: A2 Hosting
In this Digital Ocean vs A2 Hosting comparison, our extensive tests on both providers cover everything from pricing and performance to customer feedback. We find out which one stands out. This comprehensive analysis gives you a clear picture of why A2 Hosting is often the preferred choice for website owners.

Detailed Comparison: Digital Ocean vs A2 Hosting

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Pricing

Starting price
$ 5.00 / month
$ 2.99 / month
Free domain
No
No
Coupons
Coupons 1

User Ratings

User Friendly
2.7
4.7
Support
2.3
4.7
Features
2.7
4.7
Reliability
2.6
4.7
Pricing
3.0
4.6

User Reviews

Latest positive review
John Howard
John Howard
4.4
Great Service
Digital Ocean is a highly customisable cloud hosting service with reasonable rates. The only drawback for non-technical customers is you will need to ...
configure your server VIA the command-line – the good thing is Digital Ocean has easy to follow documentation that shows you how to do this among many other things.
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Naiya Cassidy
Naiya Cassidy
5.0
Excellent Hosting
I have been with A2 for a few years now. It is - by far - the best hosting I've used. Tech support is capable, knowledgable - and available. I never f...
eel like I have to chase anyone, or jump through hoops, or explain an issue over and over to get an issue solved. They have really set the bar. Customer for life.
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Latest negative review
Carlos González
Carlos González
1.0
DigitalOcean is a scam
I received an email from Google saying that from a different location and device, my Gmail account was accessed. I had to change my password for secur...
ity reasons. One hour later, I received an email from DigitalOcean saying that they would charge $15 from my bank account. They did when I never subscribed, and I didn't even know about the existence of this company. As a result, I had to cancel my debit card and present a formal complaint to my bank to avoid future scams and money refunds. Don't trust DigitalOcean, they are a scam. Now I realized that I am not the only one who experienced this with them.
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Robert Martine
Robert Martine
2.0
The gand that couldn't shoot straight.
1 star is too many. For the last 6 interactions with A2 support (they average 1 per month) I needed to interact (not just open a ticket) with them 5 t...
imes on average to get the problem resolved. The last 2 interactions were necessary because of the migration A2 did and I had no opportunity to prevent. Unbelievable incompetence.
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Shared Hosting

Under $4

Startup

$2.99 / month
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1

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Under $8

Drive

$5.99 / month
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel

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Over $10

Turbo Max

$14.99 / month
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel

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VPS

Under $4

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$2.99 / month
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Under $8

Runway 2 - Unmanaged

$7.99 / month
  • Space: 75 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Over $10

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / month
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Dedicated Server

Under $4
Under $8
Over $10

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$79.99 / month
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Cloud Hosting

Under $4

Runway 1

$2.99 / month
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB

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Under $8

$5

$5.00 / month
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB

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Runway 2

$7.99 / month
  • Space: 75 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB

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Over $10

$10

$10.00 / month
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB

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Runway 4

$9.99 / month
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 3 TB

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Website Builder

Under $4

1-PAGE

$2.99 / month
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Under $8
Over $10

BASIC

$8.99 / month
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited

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CDN

Under $4

STARTUP

$2.99 / month
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1

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Under $8

TURBO BOOST

$5.99 / month
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Over $10

TURBO MAX

$11.99 / month
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Data Centers

North America
Europe
Asia
Oceânia
South America
Africa & Middle East

CMS support

WordPress
Joomla
Drupal
Magento
Softaculous
PrestaShop

OS Support

Windows/ASP.NET
Linux

Language Support

PHP
Java
Python
Node.js
Django
Perl
Ruby on Rails
ASP.NET

Database Support

MongoDB
MySQL
PostgreSQL

Payment Types Support

PayPal
Credit Card
Skrill
Wire Transfer
Webmoney
Bitcoin

Services Support

Live Chat
Phone Support
Email Support
Forum Support
Video guides
Knowledgebase
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