Microsoft Azure vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Microsoft Azure Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
12 hosting plans 61 hosting plans
Starting price $13.39 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
2.3
4.7
Reliability 3.0
4.5
Pricing 2.0
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 3.0
4.5
User Reviews
15 reviews 1831 reviews
Latest positive review
Most the reviews are questionable
Jason Erickson,
8.8
We have been a AZURE partner for some time now and after reading the reviews here I see a common thread. Lack of trained MST Partner who can assist with securing the platform. Azure is a platform that can do most anything. ... More And there is the underlying problem; Azure can be very complex. Wildly guessing at packages and taking a stab at the platform can lead you to disaster. Misconfiguration is the number one issue most people have. If you are going to be deploying a professional environment seek out a AZURE pro to help.
Configured correctly and built out with the correct packages Azure is, in my opinion, the most reliable and power platform available right now.
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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
Złodzieje, uwaga na karty kredytowe.
DARIUSZ KAZIMIERZ ZDROJEWSKI,
2.0
Piszą że hosting aplikacji WEB darmowy po czym z konta znika 140 Euro. Azure może poinformować o zmianie darmowych usług lub nie... Przy zakładaniu konta Azure w przeciwieństwie chociażby do Webio wymagają podania danych kart... More y kredytowej, gdyż z góry planują sprać klienta. Less
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
No
10 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
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

Turbo Max

$14.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
8 plans from $13.39 to $238.08 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

A0

$13.39 / 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
No
12 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$105.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
4 plans from $13.39 to $238.08 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

A0

$14.88 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
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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
5 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia Yes No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
0 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress No Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No 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
3 of 8 7 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
0 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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