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HostMDS vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
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Pricing
8 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
2.4
4.7
Reliability 2.4
4.7
Pricing 2.4
4.6
User Friendly 2.4
4.7
Support 2.4
4.7
Features 2.4
4.7
User Reviews
3 reviews 1685 reviews
Latest positive review
Best Choice
Hyun Joon,
10
They have changed a lot since another company took over. new support is very helpful, taking you through every step and the service, the speed everything has improved. and of course very much worth it for that price.
Good Clear Support and No-nonsense Hosting
Loretta Wollering,
9.6
Awesome help ticket service - it was clear, timely, easy to understand, and USEFUL. Best. I really never had a problem with them. Their knowledge base is good, and anytime I fill out a help ticket, I get useful, easy to un... More derstand advice and follow-ups. Faster speed and easier to deal with. Not the cheapest, but definitely better prices than lots of other hosting out there. And very decent service. Less
Latest negative review
Terrible service
Steve Thornton,
2.0
The day I changed hosts away from HostMDS.com
all of my hosting problems went away.
All of them.
My suggestion?
Do Not do business with HostMDS!
I have had a web site for 19+ years. I build web sites for both clients and my u... More se. As a result I know the differences between a good & a bad hosting company.
I recommend that you DO NOT do business with HostMDS' Toronto Data Center. In my opinion they do not know what they are doing. They just can't keep their servers running and online. Your site will be down more than they advertise and more than you would like... much, much, much more.
I tolerated this unprofessional level of service for several months before switching companies. Since then I have had no downtime and almost zero problems.
Update:I have been with my new host almost 10+ years now & I could not be happier.
This company, HostMDS, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits. People I know personally have told me how they were treated by HostMDS and they lost money as a result.
In my opinion, the owners are very bad people.
Unfortunately I can't choose NO STARS BELOW, because that is what they really deserve, nothing.
Less
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
1 plan from $9.99 to $9.99 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

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

NO LIMITS Hosting

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Turbo Max

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
2 plans from $9.00 to $14.00 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

VPS 20

$9.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
4 plans from $79.99 to $149.99 17 plans from $129.99 to $569.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Unmanaged Hyper 1

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
6 plans from $4.99 to $74.99
Under $4 No 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
No
4 plans from $2.99 to $18.99
Under $4 No

1-PAGE

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

BASIC

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

STARTUP

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

DRIVE

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

TURBO MAX

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
No
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
1 plan from $0.00 to $0.00 4 plans from $49.99 to $359.00
Under $4

Free SSL

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Single site SSL

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
4 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes 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
4 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django Yes Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
2 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes 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
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