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Vultr vs A2 Hosting

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Pricing
31 hosting plans 55 hosting plans
Starting price $2.50 / month $1.99 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
2.2
4.7
Reliability 2.0
4.5
Pricing 2.5
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
4.5
Support 2.0
4.5
Features 2.0
4.5
User Reviews
96 reviews 1719 reviews
Latest positive review
Simply the best VPS I ever had in last 15 years
GJ GJ,
10
I don't understand the negative reviews. This is the reason I thought to write the truth about Vultr.
I have tried different VPS from Inmotionhosting, hostingsource, ovh, VPSGet, amazon ec2, upcloud and vultr. This was also t... More he timeline of my use. IMH was first and Vultr is current one. I was with UpCloud with literally about a week. :-) So you can imagine how bad they can be. I stayed with VPSGet just for 2 - 3 months I think. Rest all I stayed at least a year or more.
Out of all these hosting providers, if I rank them for VPS performance, then it comes like this,
1) Vultr, 2) Amazon EC2, 3) HostingSource
If I rank on customer service and support,
1) Vultr, 2) HostingSource and there is no third place unfortunately because remaining are equally bad with some worse than others. Upcloud was worst them all. HostingSource had fully managed VPS with 24/7 chat support. Which I enjoyed very much. But Vultr has ticketing system, which I was not too sure about in terms of quality of service and timeliness. But I must tell that they are damn quick in responding to my queries and I had quite a few tickets for all sorts of things I wanted to know. Just today I asked them how to get additional IP and got response in 10min with URL to follow for that. Happy to see that it is just $2/ip. Which is plus. :-)
If I rank on value for money,
1) Vultr, 2) HostingSource, 3) tie between OVH and InMotionHosting
If I rank overall. I mean if I want to get new VPS then I will go like this. If 1 not available I will go to 2 and if 1 and 2 not available I will go to 3.
1) Vultr, 2) HostingSource, 3) InMotionHosting.
If I rank overall WORST VPS providers to my experience, that I will never consider again,
1) UpCloud, 2) VPSGet (There is no 3rd as rest were ok. Amazon EC2 being most expensive of all without any reasons).
If I rank security point of view, for some reasons only time my website got hacked was when I was with InMotionHosting. I don't blame them as this was new to me with lot of vulnerabilities in code. I think all hosting providers they have security features more or less. I only used proper firewall with Amazon EC2 and then Vultr though. But never had any issues even with rest of the providers otherwise so difficult to judge.
When I joined Vultr they had free Snapshots and I was like, seriously? How can that be the case where Amazon just kept charging like crazy for it. Then last month I new from Vultr notification that these free snapshots were costing them a lot of storage and users just leaving very old snapshots stored, basicallly I think abusing free service, which is expected. :-) Human is like that afterall. Look at the pathetic state of this planet. They now removed that free snapshot service and made it quite reasonably. To me that didn't affect much because I have my robust server / DB system that helps me literally hourly backups, so never needed the snapshots anyway. I think one also need to be reasonable and see two sides of things.
I hope Vultr doesn't change their soul and keep supporting and helping their customers the way they are doing.
If so, I have no reason to leave Vultr as far as it goes.
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My first experience is amazing
khaled gouda,
10
A2 hosting is my first experience with web hosting and honestly it is amazing journey to the world of web for me as a new developer and i recommend it for any one looking for hosting
Latest negative review
the worst VPS company i have ever been
Moises Sacal,
2.0
they rip you off and as all comments say they block you for no reason and steal your money, please go to digital ocean prices are almost as vultr but they are better at everithing, dont give your money to this monkeys
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
No
4 plans from $1.99 to $10.99
Under $4 No

Startup

$1.99 / 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

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
17 plans from $2.50 to $640.00 12 plans from $4.99 to $99.99
Under $4

Cloud Compute 10 GB

$2.50 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8

High Frequency 32 GB NVMe

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: 32 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

High Frequency 64 GB NVMe

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 64 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
4 plans from $60.00 to $180.00 17 plans from $99.99 to $599.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Bare Metal

$120.00 / MO
  • Space: 480 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Unmanaged Hyper 1

$99.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
9 plans from $2.50 to $640.00 6 plans from $4.99 to $74.99
Under $4

10 GB SSD

$2.50 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 500.02 GB
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No
Under $8

25 GB SSD

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
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Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Over $10

55 GB SSD

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 55 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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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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DDoS Protection Services
1 plan from $10.00 to $10.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Native DDoS Mitigation System

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
4 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
3 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes 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
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
7 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django Yes Yes
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
3 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB Yes Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
Payment Types Support
4 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin Yes No
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