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A2 Hosting vs PlanetHoster

Comparison
Compared options Visit A2 Hosting Visit PlanetHoster
Pricing
55 hosting plans 15 hosting plans
Starting price $2.99 / month $6.04 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons 3 coupons No
User Ratings
4.7
4.9
Reliability 4.7
4.9
Pricing 4.6
4.8
User Friendly 4.7
4.9
Support 4.7
4.9
Features 4.7
4.8
User Reviews
1672 reviews 340 reviews
Latest positive review
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!
The customer support team rocks!
Jente Elschot,
10
Their servers are truly fast as they advertise. I haven't faced any downtime either so that's a plus. The customer support team rocks! They are very patient and explain everything very well. Whenever I have a technical proble... More m, they get on it right away. Less
Latest negative review
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
Broken English; False Anycast DNS; 14 Day Refund; Minimum 6 Month Billing Period
Brad Darb,
5.2
If you don't read French, you will struggle with PlanetHoster documentation; English documentation is fragmented at best. They claim an anycast DNS network, but the reality it is located only in Europe and Montreal; DNS time... More s lag in western North America and anywhere else outside of Europe. Two unicast DNS would server the purpose equally well. After having enough of the whole affair after three weeks I founld out that they only offer a two week refund period, so I am committed to their 6 month minimum billing period. Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.99 to $12.99 3 plans from $6.04 to $13.42
Under $4

Startup

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Startup plan
No
Under $8

Drive

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Drive plan

World Platform

$6.04 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Turbo Max

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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HYBRID MULTI

$8.94 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
12 plans from $4.99 to $99.99 6 plans from $22.56 to $101.56
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 1 - Unmanaged plan
No
Over $10

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan

PLAN 1

$22.56 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View PLAN 1 plan
Dedicated Server
17 plans from $129.99 to $569.99 3 plans from $281.40 to $393.96
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan

DELL PRO #1

$281.40 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DELL PRO #1 plan
Cloud Hosting
6 plans from $4.99 to $74.99 3 plans from $60.49 to $266.19
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Runway 1 plan
No
Over $10

Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan

Starter

$60.49 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Website Builder
4 plans from $2.99 to $18.99
No
Under $4

1-PAGE

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

BASIC

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
No
CDN
4 plans from $2.99 to $12.99
No
Under $4

STARTUP

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

DRIVE

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DRIVE plan
No
Over $10

TURBO MAX

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View TURBO MAX plan
No
Resellers
4 plans from $18.99 to $44.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Kickstart

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
View Kickstart plan
No
SSL
4 plans from $49.99 to $359.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Single site SSL

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Single site SSL plan
No
Data Centers
3 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
8 of 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes No
Zen Cart Yes No
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
7 of 7 3 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django Yes No
Perl Yes No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
Database Support
3 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
Payment Types Support
4 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers Yes Yes
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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