Liquid Web vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Liquid Web Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
14 hosting plans 61 hosting plans
Starting price $15.00 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
4.6
4.7
Reliability 4.5
4.5
Pricing 4.5
4.5
User Friendly 4.5
4.5
Support 4.5
4.5
Features 4.5
4.5
User Reviews
197 reviews 1831 reviews
Latest positive review
Liquid Web Support is Excellent
Gary Driskill,
10
I have been a Liquid Web customer for 15 years. I have two (2) servers with them and they have always provided excellent products and services at good prices. Also, there support is always friendly, knowledgeable and timely.
Outstanding support from A2 Hosting
Paul Eveleigh,
9.2
OUTSTANDING SUPPORT! As a complete novice I struggled to understand what was required and my frustration was getting the better of me. Evanjaline, worked her 'magic' and got everything sorted for me. Very few companies provid... More e this level of support.
It is so refreshing to see this level of customer focus from A2 support . My renewal with A2 is not in question ! Many thanks A2 support team
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Latest negative review
Cancelled for Complaining
Aaron Crow,
5.6
Long story short. I spun up a few VMs in an attempt to get sequential IP addresses. The next day I found they limited my account to only allow 1 IP address per VM and didn't tell me why. I tried contacting support, billing... More and then sales but nobody could tell me why I was on a "limited" account. They insisted that I provide my drivers license before they would speak to me. I don't give out my DL to anyone especially when I did nothing wrong.
I then complained on another website and they asked me to contact them directly. Then they went silent, so when I complained again they sent me a message stating I had violated their acceptable use policy and then terminated my account. Their policy is vague and can be used to terminate anyone for any reason.
I still have no idea what my original "infraction" was and was told by several employees in my phone calls I had done nothing wrong. It's my person opinion I am being punished because I complained publicly.
I was treated unfairly throughout this entire process and YES I will go somewhere else. But, not before I let everyone know how I was treated.
I have given support 1 star for their unwillingness to communicate and reliability 1 star because it took ME making phone calls and tracking down what was happening when they limited my account. They didn't other sending me the email to let me know there was an issue until AFTER I complained online.
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They're terrified of DMCA complaints and will ban you without warning!
Larry Wall,
2.0
HostAdvice note: A2 Hosting never claimed to be a one that doesn't respect DMCA notices, and they acted appropriately.
One DMCA complaint and they'll ban your entire account no matter how many domains are hosted on it.
They c... More laimed one of my websites offers illegal services, but they didn't mention which one, which was absolutely a false claim. It was a DMCA notification from Corsearch that made them ban my entire account of 30+ domains without any notification and a "Thanks!" at the end of the email! Less
Shared Hosting
1 plan from $15.00 to $219.00 10 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4

WP

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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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

Turbo Max

$14.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
7 plans from $15.00 to $219.00 13 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No

Start for free

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

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

Cloud VPS 2GB

$15.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $15.00 to $219.00 12 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Intel Xeon 1230 v6

$99.00 / MO
  • Space: 250 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Unmanaged Hyper 1

$105.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $15.00 to $219.00 6 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Over $10

Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6

$149.00 / MO
  • Space: 408 GB
  • Bandwidth: 5 TB
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Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
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Website Builder
No
4 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
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 $505.99
Under $4 No

STARTUP

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

DRIVE

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

TURBO MAX

$14.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
No
8 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
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 $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Basic SSL DV

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
2 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No 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 Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No 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
7 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django Yes Yes
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes
ASP.NET No No
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 No Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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