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NetFirms vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
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Pricing
6 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
1.6
4.7
Reliability 1.9
4.7
Pricing 2.0
4.6
User Friendly 1.4
4.7
Support 1.3
4.7
Features 1.6
4.7
User Reviews
12 reviews 1673 reviews
Latest positive review No reviews yet
Amazing Experience
Saurabh Sharma,
10
I am using them for more than 4 Years and i really never face any issue with them. The team is really amazing and help in any situation. I don't think there are any other company who can beat them.
I changed many companies b... More efore A2. But A2 was my one stop solution for my all needs and that's why i am with them for more than 4 years. Less
Latest negative review
Deceptive Billing Practises
MJ Watson,
2.0
When I purchased a business hosting plan with unlimited (ie. FREE) web domains nearly 10 yrs ago, I felt it was a good deal. I auto renewed my domains under the hosting plan and continued this way for some time. However af... More ter a number of years I realized the value I was getting for the money was not equal to what other services were providing so I started to slowly migrate my services away from Netfirms. This spring, I began working on preparing the final migration of my last two domains that are actively hosted on the platform. Turned all the domains to manual bill and rec'd auth codes to transfer them elsewhere. Rec'd email confirmations of this from Netfirms and even a email reminder that my domains would expire if I didn't take immediate action. This happened on May 3 2021. Unbeknownst to me, on May 13, 2021 Netfirms billed me for hosting while having ZERO domains under their platform!! Let me repeat...I had ZERO domains under my profile and the last two that I transferred out were acquired free under the hosting plan. I never paid extra for those domains to renew annually as they were tied to the hosting. Their deceptive billing knowing that I had zero domains to host on their platform triggered a negative balance with Paypal, which is how I had my billing set up. Eventually this caused my Paypal account to be locked as I wasn't aware of this outstanding payment as I believed my services ported out. When I brought the matter up to Netfirms asking for full refund/partial credit for the time remaining, in true fashion they tried to blame ME for not calling them to cancel the hosting plan!!! WTF? What is a backend self-service portal for?? If I move a domain which is directly associated to the hosting plan, then that should trigger the hosting plan to also stop or at least some sort of email communication that my hosting plan would be disrupted. But that must be too hard to implement or at least show some level of customer service or care...Then they tried to say that I had 30 days for a money-backed guarantee had I called about this sooner...yah right. Oh, and to actually locate the screen where you can cancel your subscription is buried so deep without any direct /accessible link proves that they want to make it extremely difficult for you to cancel. When you select the immediate cancellation option, coincidentally no where does it say your billing will also stop immediately. 10+ yrs loyalty and this is what you get. Stay away from them. not worth the headache and they are too damn expensive compared to what you can get elsewhere. 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 $4.95 to $14.99 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

The PLUS Plan

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Drive

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

The ADVANTAGE Plan

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

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
3 plans from $33.00 to $100.00 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

512

$33.00 / 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
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
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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
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
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Data Centers
3 of 6
North America Yes
Europe Yes
Asia Yes
Oceania No
South America No
Africa & Middle East 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
3 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 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 No Yes
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
0 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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