SOFTSHELL HOSTING LTD vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
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Pricing
7 hosting plans 58 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
4.0
4.7
Reliability 4.0
4.5
Pricing 4.0
4.5
User Friendly 4.0
4.5
Support 4.0
4.5
Features 4.0
4.5
User Reviews
4 reviews 1802 reviews
Latest positive review
Happy with the service
Jaõa Sil,
10
I have two servers, one in Amsterdam and one in California. Been a client for a little over a year and both have been runing smooth without any downtime.
Always the best support around!
Brad Bleich,
9.6
Always answering my questions and solving my tech problems quickly and efficiently. Probably the best support and hosting service I've ever had. I highly recommend A2.
Latest negative review
Not recommended
simon Q,
2.0
Please be careful when choosing this company . I chose a VPS from this company and paid annually. As soon as I installed the lnmp environment, The VPS server was closed, the company support saying that I was sending spam, and... More then I filed a protest. After reinstalling the system, it turned on again. I continued to install lnmp and actively closed port 25. When I slept, I found that the service was terminated. The reason was still spam, So I asked them to investigate this situation and refund. At the time of purchase, their website clearly stated that there was a 30-day money-back guarantee. As a result, they refused my refund request. I asked them to actively check my behavior on the server because of their so-called spam, I did not send it. But they do not respond to my request.
There is another weird thing. At the beginning of the service, I could not log in to their vps server with ssh. After I sent a service order request, I could log in.
I suspect that they control the client's server for improper gain, or that the server is completely hacked.
Please be cautious.
Less
The worst service ever, stay away
Ahmed AbuNassar,
2.0
For every problem you have they will ask you to upgrade to vps, even you can’t set your cron job to run every 5 minutes for this to happen you need a vps , stay away
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $2.99 to $9.99 4 plans from $2.99 to $12.99
Under $4

Starter

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: direct-admin
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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

Professional

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: direct-admin
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Drive

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

Business

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: direct-admin
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Turbo Max

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
No
13 plans from $0.00 to $99.99
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 No

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
17 plans from $129.99 to $599.99
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

$5.99 / 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
3 plans from $6.99 to $16.99 6 plans from $18.99 to $44.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Starter

$6.99 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: direct-admin
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No
Over $10

Professional

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: direct-admin
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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 $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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DDoS Protection Services
1 plan from $0.00 to $0.00
No
Under $4

DDoS Protection 500+ Gbps Included for FREE

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No No
Data Centers
1 of 6 3 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
2 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 No 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 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
5 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 No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
2 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes 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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