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Linode vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Linode Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
28 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $5.00 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
3.4
4.7
Reliability 3.4
4.7
Pricing 3.7
4.6
User Friendly 3.3
4.7
Support 3.3
4.7
Features 3.4
4.7
User Reviews
29 reviews 1672 reviews
Latest positive review
Does What It Says
Baruch Ben-David,
8.8
I was first attracted by the simple pricing scheme, and the fact that they let you pay per month. Setting up my account was simple. Starting my node was as easy as selecting a distribution to run. I also liked the fact tha... More t if I didn't find the node adequate, I could cancel within seven days and get a refund. In fact, if memory serves, they didn't deduct the fee until the seven days had elapsed (don't quote me on that; I could be wrong).
I had a question early on, and requested information. They got back to me within a short time, a matter of a few hours or so. They were courteous and effective.
I am well pleased with linode.com, and would definitely recommend it to my friends, if they needed a VPS.
Less
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
Serious rubbish
Robert Hill,
2.0
Why would you use a host with such a limited administrative options? Who does it nowadays? Its like a little kids sandbox hosting, where if something goes wrong, you don't even have means of figuring out, what happened. Utter... More and total S - H - I - T.
And by the way. I would have given them 1 out of 10, but this side does not allow less than 2.
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
No
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
View Startup plan
Under $8 No

Drive

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

Turbo Max

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo Max plan
VPS
No
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
View Runway 1 - Unmanaged plan
Over $10 No

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan
Dedicated Server
13 plans from $20.00 to $4,000.00 17 plans from $129.99 to $569.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Dedicated CPU 4GB

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Unmanaged Hyper 1

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
15 plans from $5.00 to $960.00 6 plans from $4.99 to $74.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Shared Linode 1GB

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

Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Runway 1 plan
Over $10

Shared Linode 2GB

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

Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan
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
View 1-PAGE plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

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
View TURBO MAX plan
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
No
4 plans from $49.99 to $359.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Single site SSL

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Single site SSL plan
Data Centers
4 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceania Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
4 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
2 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django Yes Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
3 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB Yes 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
Second

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Winner

Winner

Winner: A2 Hosting

Aviran Zazon HostAdvice COO

A2Hosting and Linode are both ranked very well by their users, so looking at what users and our hosting experts have to say is the best way to ensure you are choosing the right one for your needs. A2Hosting has an overall user ranking average of 9.2 out of 10, compared to Linode, which scored 9.0 out of 10. A2 Hosting is a more affordable option for most hosting packages, and they also offer very helpful video guides and forum support to help users get the assistance that they need. While both are great options, A2 Hosting is the winner in this comparison.