A2 Hosting vs Bluehost (March 2017)

This comparison between A2 Hosting and Bluehost isn’t quite as close as it once was. Both of these web hosts provide excellent cPanel web hosting plans. And while Bluehost is probably the more well-known or recognized web hosting company, A2 Hosting has many of its own benefits as a quality hosting provider. In fact, because of their superior customer support response time and greater overall value provided with their hosting plans, A2 Hosting actually does come out on top here.

While A2 Hosting and Bluehost both provide quality cPanel hosting, A2 Hosting’s plans give you better value and more bonus features. Bluehost’s business pro plan does include some premium features. However, it will cost you quite a bit more money per month. By contrast, A2 Hosting’s Turbo plan costs less yet provides up to 20x faster page loads. We also like that with A2 Hosting, you aren’t subjected to the number of upsell attempts as you may be at Bluehost.

For WordPress hosting, we prefer A2 Hosting over Bluehost’s shared hosting plans. With A2 Hosting, you can have WordPress preinstalled for you when you sign up. I also like how A2 Hosting optimizes their WordPress environment to include faster page loading and enhanced security. Bluehost does have a very impressive managed WordPress hosting plan lineup. However, those plans are much more expensive and not necessarily suited for all WordPress users.

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting

Started Business: 2003
BBB Rating: A
Data Center Location: Michigan, USA; Amsterdam, EUR; Singapore, Asia

Price: $3.92 mo. – $9.31 mo.
Unlimited Bandwidth: Yes
Unlimited Storage: Yes
Unlimited Email: Yes
Host Multiple Domains: Yes

Hosting Interface: cPanel
Server Uptime: 99.9%
Full Refund Period: Anytime
Dedicated Hosting Available: Yes

Free Extras:
Attracta SEO and Marketing Tools
Free HackScan and Security Tools
Free Solid State Drives (SSDs)
CloudFlare Content Delivery Network
Website Magazine Subscription

Advantages of Choosing A2 Hosting:

  • A2 Optimized Environment for WordPress
  • Optional Turbo Server available for faster page loads.
  • Free Server Rewind Backups
  • Free website transfer.
  • cPanel and Softaculous interfaces.
  • They offer phone, email, and chat support.
  • Fast and responsive live chat support.

Click here to see more details on A2 Hosting

Bluehost
Bluehost

Started Business: 1996
BBB Rating: A+
Data Center Location: Provo, UT

Price: $3.49 mo. – $13.95 mo.
Unlimited Bandwidth: Yes
Unlimited Storage: Yes
Unlimited Email: Yes
Host Multiple Domains: Yes

Hosting Interface: cPanel
Server Uptime: N/A
Full Refund Period: 30 Days
Dedicated Hosting Available: Yes

Free Extras:
Search Engine Submission Tools
$100 Google Advertising Credit
$50 Facebook Ad Credit
Free Yellowpages Listing

Advantages of Choosing Bluehost:

  • Bluehost offers an anytime money-back guarantee (pro-rated).
  • They have their own proprietary resource protection solution to protect shared hosting users from other abusive users on the same server.
  • Install applications with SimpleScripts 1 click installs.
  • Dedicated and VPS Hosting is now also available.

Click here to see more details on Bluehost