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HostPapa vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit HostPapa Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
12 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $2.95 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
4.4
4.7
Reliability 4.4
4.7
Pricing 4.3
4.6
User Friendly 4.4
4.7
Support 4.5
4.7
Features 4.3
4.7
User Reviews
563 reviews 1672 reviews
Latest positive review
Good service
Jill Brighton,
10
I have been with Host Papa for several years for my website. I have found their support very helpful whenever I have had a problem with uploading or updating my website. The pricing is reasonable.
Super Responsive
Bill Donius,
9.6
The support team was super quick at responding to the problem I was having. They addressed it immediately and went above and beyond what I was expecting. Thank you!
Latest negative review
Speechless! - Website and entire VPS permanently deleted
Jody Currie,
2.0
We have been using Hostpapa for several years, first using there shared hosting services and then as our site/business grew we upgraded to VPS. There were hiccups along the way, but for the most part Hostpapa was helpful and... More we were able to successfully host our website with Hostpapa....until...they deleted our entire site permanently and will not recover it. Full disclosure....our automatic credit card payment did not process ( and as mentioned in other user reviews, the payment was attempted by HostPapa 15 days prior to actual due date of the invoice), however every other payment in the history of us being with HostPapa processed reliably and on time, in fact 15 days prior to due date. So, as a result of our gross and obviously terrible negligence, Hostpapa decided that the appropriate punishment was to permanently delete our entire virtual server instance. This all happened within 4 weeks of the invoice due date. According to their invoices the consequence of not paying on time is as follows, "To ensure your account remains in good standing, please process your payment as outlined below. Failure to do so would negatively impact your HostPapa services and might ultimately result in your account's suspension." I guess their definition of suspension includes complete annihilation of your web presence, email etc without any possibility of recovery.
So...HostPapa...you're welcome for years of loyal patronage, and thanks for nothing. Unbelievably poor service and complete disrespect for their customers.
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
3 plans from $2.95 to $11.95 4 plans from $2.99 to $12.99
Under $4

STARTER

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Startup

$2.99 / 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

BUSINESS PRO

$11.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View BUSINESS PRO plan

Turbo Max

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo Max plan
VPS
3 plans from $19.99 to $109.99 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

Mercury

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Mercury plan

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan
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
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan
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
View Runway 1 plan
Over $10 No

Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan
Website Builder
4 plans from $2.99 to $39.99 4 plans from $2.99 to $18.99
Under $4

Starter

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan

1-PAGE

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1-PAGE plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Business

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Business plan

BASIC

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
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
View STARTUP plan
Under $8 No

DRIVE

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DRIVE plan
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
2 plans from $19.99 to $69.99 4 plans from $49.99 to $359.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Sigle

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Single site SSL

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Single site SSL plan
Data Centers
2 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania 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 Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes 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 No Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
Zen Cart Yes Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
6 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django Yes Yes
Perl Yes 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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