HostGator vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit HostGator Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
23 hosting plans 54 hosting plans
Starting price $2.64 / month $1.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons 2 coupons 1 coupon
User Ratings
3.6
4.7
Reliability 3.5
4.5
Pricing 3.5
4.5
User Friendly 3.5
4.5
Support 3.5
4.5
Features 3.5
4.5
User Reviews
482 reviews 1816 reviews
Latest positive review
Customer Service is great
Irene Razal,
10
The email may have some issues every once in a while but the support is great and do a swift response. My chat support whose name is Jericho did such a fantastic job resolving my issue in a timely manner. I commend him for it... More as my employees can't access their email and now we can. 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 support services
Van heerden,
2.0
I have been with host gator on chat every single day for the past two weeks and my account is down and i am not getting help. Each time I complain, I will be informed of an escalation which doesn't go anywhere and I do not ge... More t the help needed. Website under my account are down and my clients have noaccess to their emails and Host Gator is not doing anything about it to help. Terrible services received. 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
8 plans from $2.64 to $139.99 4 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4

Hatchling (Everything Unlimited)

$2.64 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Hatchling (Everything Unlimited) plan

Startup

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Startup plan
Under $8

Business (Everything Unlimited)

$5.08 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Business (Everything Unlimited) plan

Drive

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Drive plan
Over $10

Enterprise (Windows)

$14.36 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 5
View Enterprise (Windows) plan

Turbo Max

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo Max plan
VPS
3 plans from $2.64 to $139.99 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

Snappy 2000

$23.95 / MO
  • Space: 120 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Snappy 2000 plan

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan
Dedicated Server
3 plans from $2.64 to $139.99 13 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Value Server

$89.98 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Value Server plan

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$72.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $2.64 to $139.99 6 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Hatchling Cloud

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Hatchling Cloud plan

Runway 1

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

Business Cloud

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Business Cloud plan

Runway 4

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan
Website Builder
3 plans from $2.64 to $139.99 4 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4

Express Start

$3.84 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Express Start plan

1-PAGE

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1-PAGE plan
Under $8

Express Site

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Express Site plan

BASIC

$7.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
Over $10

Express Store

$9.22 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Express Store plan

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
3 plans from $2.64 to $139.99 6 plans from $1.99 to $929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Aluminum Plan

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Aluminum Plan plan

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
2 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes 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
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
2 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
Payment Types Support
3 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: A2 Hosting

Aviran Zazon Web Developer & Marketer

HostGator is one of the most recognized names in the hosting industry, but they have some issues in regards to their reliability and technical support. A2 Hosting, on the other hand, is a very popular option because they have done such a great job at building a fast, reliable service for their customers. A2 is very highly rated, and is perhaps best known for their responsive and skilled technical support teams, who can help you resolve just about any issue you may run into. In this comparison, the winner is clear, A2 Hosting.