Digital Ocean vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Digital Ocean Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
13 hosting plans 54 hosting plans
Starting price $5.00 / month $1.99 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
2.7
4.7
Reliability 2.5
4.5
Pricing 3.0
4.5
User Friendly 2.5
4.5
Support 2.5
4.5
Features 3.0
4.5
User Reviews
101 reviews 1816 reviews
Latest positive review
Great Service
John Howard,
8.8
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 Ocea... More n has easy to follow documentation that shows you how to do this among many other things. Less
Very good
Mohammed Altamemy,
10
خدمة عملاء جيدة جداَ Hello, very good customer service, I did not expect to find such service and communication, I am really happy, thank you
Latest negative review
terrible hosting!
Omer Ilyasli,
2.0
I have used Digital Ocean for more than 2 years and I regret it.
I started over the recommendation of our freelancer, but in 2 years, I always had a hard time, from setting up, to managing, to backup, and performance, everyt... More hing was very hard and confusing for me. And whenever I had a problem and opened a ticket, I only received automated responses and never heard from a real person answering my messages! In the end, one of my sites was hacked because of Digital Ocean and they didn't even bother to respond to me for anything at all!
I finally pulled the plug and changed to another hosting provider which I am happy with!
So, in short, if you are not a genius with IT, stay away from Digital Ocean. Or if you use, pray that you will not have any problems and will need technical support, because if you do, support will be nowhere to be found!
Stay away at all costs! You will regret it!
Less
It's a very bad support service
Zakaria Elshal,
2.8
I requested them to restore a backup and they provided me with the available backup times, and I chose the one I want to restore. Then I found that they have restored a backup with another time without my confirmation which c... More ausesd me a big problem. So I asked them to return my money or any other compensation, but they told me it is not available to make a refund right now and they are sorry that one of their team provided me with wrong times for the backup! Less
Shared Hosting
No
4 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No

Startup

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Startup plan
Under $8 No

Drive

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Drive plan
Over $10 No

Turbo Max

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo Max plan
VPS
No
13 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Start for free plan
Under $8 No

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.59 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 1 - Unmanaged plan
Over $10 No

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan
Dedicated Server
No
13 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$72.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
13 plans from $5.00 to $960.00 6 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

$5

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View $5 plan

Runway 1

$4.59 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Runway 1 plan
Over $10

$10

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View $10 plan

Runway 4

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan
Website Builder
No
4 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No

1-PAGE

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1-PAGE plan
Under $8 No

BASIC

$7.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
Over $10 No

BUSINESS

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BUSINESS plan
CDN
No
4 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No

STARTUP

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
View STARTUP plan
Under $8 No

DRIVE

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DRIVE plan
Over $10 No

TURBO MAX

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View TURBO MAX plan
Resellers
No
6 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Kickstart

$11.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
View Kickstart plan
SSL
No
4 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Basic SSL DV

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Basic SSL DV plan
Data Centers
3 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: A2 Hosting

Aviran Zazon Web Developer & Marketer

A2 Hosting is one of those companies that just performs well in all categories, and they do so very consistently. DigitalOcean is a good hosting company, and most of their customers are very satisfied. The fact remains, however, that A2 Hosting is ranked higher in every measured category, and in many cases, significantly higher. When you opt for A2 Hosting, you’ll have access to skilled support staff, great prices, excellent features, and much more, which is why they are the winner in this matchup.