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SharkHosting vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit SharkHosting Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
8 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $2.73 / month $1.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
4.3
4.7
Reliability 4.5
4.5
Pricing 4.5
4.5
User Friendly 4.5
4.5
Support 4.0
4.5
Features 4.0
4.5
User Reviews
76 reviews 1720 reviews
Latest positive review
Their support is great and also the prices for the hosting services are very much affordable
Prakash Kshetri,
8.8
I was facing problem for creating new mail accounts and was having issue with Contact Form 7.
I raised a ticket for that and it was solved by the Support team on the same day.
Their support is really great. Also, I never face... More d issues while creating my websites using their Hosting Services. Less
Reliable with fast service
Peter Rivera,
10
Have used A2 Webshosting for years and their hosting service is very easy to use. Their support (ticket, chat, phone) has been very quick with immediate results.
Latest negative review
Unnecessary stress from beginning to end
Jack C,
4.4
Generally, a chaotic and disorganised website host. As you can probably imagine given their relatively low-price point, they are a reseller, of Stablepoint to be precise. Sad as it is you often get what you pay for, and this ... More is one such occasion.
Harsh as it may sound, its unnecessary stress from beginning to end with Shark... Clunky website, poorly maintained (yet often referred to) knowledgebase and constant networking and configuration changes... Sometimes with little or no notice. Personally, for me, the last point is a biggie. This has left sites and services offline or not working correctly on more than one occasion, requiring immediate or short-term remedial effort to get things standing up again and thoroughly tested.
Combine these points with generally poor communication... When there is notice of a change it often provides little notice, an ultimatum, or focuses on the mid/long-term benefits to the business, rather than the client right now... So, it is all rather messy.
It is always good practice of course, but do make sure you properly read the product-specific terms and conditions if registering, as there is at least one service offered which is essentially useless when you marry it up to its Ts & Cs.
The one-man-band that is Chris at Shark / Net87 / Chick etc is decent in fairness if you read this line again and take it in context alongside the price.
If you, your company, group or organisation *need* service dependability, technical support with real answers and that is 24/7, or general calmness and peace of mind I respectfully recommend trying elsewhere. If your operation is small and reasonably happy with 'cheap and cheerful' then Shark Hosting may well work out fine for you.
Best of luck.
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A2hosting unexpectedly stopped my account
Alexander Nachev,
2.0
A2hosting unexpectedly stopped my account with 4 sites for having 2 sites that are actually not illegal and even not important for me. I didnt even receive an email for the ticket A2hosting created!!! I found out that my acco... More unt is closed when i saw a huge SERP drop on my serp tracking. And this is the second BIG seo issue. The first one was that my other 2000$ VPS account was linked with some a2dns.com domain and it was crawled by google with the content of the hosted site. Creating duplicates!!! This is outrageous!!! I feel like i am betrated, i spent so much money and i received attitude of a free hosting. Thats A2hosting for me now: A free hosting for 3000$. They just ban you when they decide and for what they decide. Less
Shared Hosting
5 plans from $2.73 to $10.92 4 plans from $1.99 to $10.99
Under $4

Blue Shark

$2.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 5
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Startup

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8

Tiger Shark

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 10
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Drive

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Whale Shark

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Turbo Max

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
1 plan from $16.37 to $16.37 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

Custom KVM VPS

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 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 $99.99 to $599.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$99.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
2 plans from $8.19 to $16.37 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

Cloud 1 - 1 Year

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • 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 $1.99 to $17.99
Under $4 No

1-PAGE

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

BASIC

$7.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

BUSINESS

$13.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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CDN
No
4 plans from $1.99 to $10.99
Under $4 No

STARTUP

$1.99 / 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

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
No
4 plans from $15.99 to $39.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Kickstart

$15.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
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SSL
No
4 plans from $49.99 to $929.00
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
3 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
3 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
6 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes 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
3 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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