I've been with more hosting companies than I can count. Unfortunately, I always go with the cheapest because I figure they al...더 많이 보기
l work, a little bit faster is not so important, and I'm a techie so I don't need much support. Well, I was wrong. you get what you pay for. I'll just list why I am so impressed with A2
2). They migrated my current hosting for free. Yup, the whole Wordpress setup and everything. Now, I could of done this myself, but they did it for me. Super cool.
3) There hosting is really fast! I am comparing them to my previous cheap plan, but I never thought they would be THAT much faster. My WP home page load time went from about 3 1/2 seconds to 1 1/2 seconds. That is a massive reduction!
4) They let you create multiple add-on domains. Lot's of providers do that today, but there are ALWAYS issues and hassles unless you are doing a very basic website. However, everything works just as well with add-on domains as they do with the primary domain. No need to use multiple hosting accounts to get every domain working correctly.
5) All the cpanal features I have tried do not have any issues. Softactulous installs everything I have tried without issue. A2 clearly test everything to make sure cpanel works with softaculous and works with all of their own features to make for a very advanced, so far bug-free hosting experience.
6). SSL certs are completely automated for the primary as well as the add-on domains. You just don't even need to consider the issue when you start or migrate you website. The time I saved on just this one issue almost makes up for the difference in price.
Anyway, I talk about how they are more expense than my previous provider, however, if you sign up for three years it works out to about $3.50 a month, with a big price just at the end of the 3 years (they all do that today, so be warned). The $3.50 is a steal, and while the $10 a month at the end of the contract is high, like I said, you get what you pay for.
I move to A2Hosting because for me Other which was expensive, but now I see that it worthed every penny i paid for it, unfort...더 많이 보기
unately my income is not big enough to continue use it.
I had no problems with downtime on A2Hosting and thanks to them for this, but there are many cons which makes me nervous.
1.When I add domain, it starts to run AutoSSL and until it does not assign SSL to your domain you can't do nothing with it. but it may take up to 24-72 hours and from their opinion it is normal, fortunately in my cases it did not take more then 6 hours.
Another Problem is if you use gmail address for example for sending mails from your site it will send SPF error message to your mail and will not send email. I had same problem and asked for help via chat and Support guy told me that he fixed it but problem still existed and then after a while ago I again contacted support and now I was told that I need to add spf record for all domains separately by myself.
I am sure that after some time I will find some other stupid things on this hosting, but I need to get used to it until my service ends :(
When I told that it only takes few minutes on other hostings to assign ssl this is what I got as answer: "I cannot comment other hosting, it is like you ask Volkswagen why Mercedes have something different, yet they are both just cars."
But from my oppinion other hostings sell cars which only need keys in it and it will take you anywhere, while A2Hosting sell you just car parts and you need first to build a car and only after you will be able to drive, but nowone tells you this when you pay for it, you only find out it later.
I would understand this on Dedicated servers, but shared servers mostly are purchased by non-tech people for their blogs or small business and they need some ready to go solutions, but they are forced to learn Cpanel features to make everything work and this is terrible.