A2 Hosting prides itself on providing quality optimized WordPress and turbo fast hosting solutions. I’ve been a Shared Hosting customer with A2 Hosting for some time now, and definitely consider them one of the best web hosts out there. But A2 Hosting offers a wide range of hosting services including an impressive lineup of Managed and Non-Managed VPS Hosting plans. So, I decided to see for myself just how good their VPS hosting is.
For my purposes, I opted for a Core Managed VPS Hosting plan at A2. Here is their selection of Managed Core VPS plan options:
4 CPU Cores
6 CPU Cores
8 CPU Cores
A2 Hosting VPS Features
- Choice of Managed or Unmanaged VPS
- Free cPanel
- Free SSDs
- Full HostGuard Management
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL
- Free CloudFlare CDN
- Anytime Money Back Guarantee
The provision time with A2 Hosting VPS is lightning fast. The sign-up process at A2 Hosting is very easy and immediately after signing up for their Managed VPS Hosting Plan, I received confirmation and welcome emails containing all the information I needed to get started. I especially liked the A2 Hosting welcome email as it contained links to all of the important locations to manage my VPS Hosting account (website, WHM, cPanel, webmail, etc.).
Speed and Performance
In my testing results, I found that website speed and performance with A2 Hosting is among the best that I’ve experienced with VPS hosting. What’s even more impressive is that I opted to go without the Turbo Server option—which means you could actually get even better performance than me if you include this feature with your account (as the Turbo options can provide up to 20x faster speed).
The A2 Hosting support team is named the Guru Crew, and over the years they’ve always provided excellent, responsive assistance whenever I’ve needed it with my shared hosting plan. With a VPS Hosting plan, it often becomes even more critical to have a great support team to help you out. While I haven’t had any issues, I did have some questions getting acclimated to the VPS environment, and the Guru Crew has provided prompt and courteous answers.
Here’s an example live chat transcript:
A2 Hosting has one of the quickest and smoothest sign up and set up processes for VPS Hosting. I can truly say that A2 Hosting VPS provision time was one of the fastest ever. I’m also pleased to report that the managed VPS from A2 is genuinely a Managed VPS Hosting Plan. With some other web hosts, what is labeled as a managed VPS plan still requires you to set up your server records and administration environment—but not with A2 Hosting. With their fast provision times, once you sign up for your VPS at A2 Hosting, you’re ready to go with your websites.
With a wide selection of VPS Hosting plans for every level of experience and resource requirements, A2 Hosting has proven to be a top choice for not only Shared Hosting but also Virtual Private Servers.