Likelihood to Recommend
Never would I recommend this company to anyone. [In my experience] they are total nightmares to deal with and depend on. You can't depend on them at all. Plus, [I feel that] they lie and manipulate the search queries based on lies (they do NOT have radio hosting yet they have ads saying that they do).
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I personally use it for any website hosting I do for me and others. There are a few others but I have stuck with the old tried and true and it always works for me and I know how to get around it so it has become a breeze for me. For those who are extremely new to websites and hosting or to those with very little technical know how cPanel could be very overwhelming and they might want to do like a managed WordPress hosting where they don't really have to see or deal with cPanel. I also probably wouldn't use it for straight email hosting. If you have thousands of cPanel accounts it may get very expensive and that could be a factor.
Read full review Pros the hosting hardware they provide is decent when you consider the price Read full review The dashboard is very intuitive. Even beginners can figure out how to do things without very much help. The online community is very helpful and the online documentation makes administering any tasks a lot easier. User creation and administration for FTP access is also very simple. Read full review Cons [In my experience] customer service is awful. [From what I've seen] they don't care about clients. [In my situation their] first reaction is always to blame it on the unmanaged factor. Read full review The costs can be a limiting factor for some businesses if you are not using a web hosting company that uses it. I have been experimenting with Cloud hosting, which can be very daunting for the novice. There is an option to install it on the cloud but it is expensive. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Never would I use this service. I canceled 7 accounts I believe so far. [In my opinion] it's a waste.
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[In my opinion] it barely works.
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Although it can be a little bit bloated with a lot of options and configurations, it's very straightforward to use and maintain. So it's a great option even if you don't have large experience in hosting configuration. The WHM tool is more suited to heavy users since it requires more expertise, so it has a steep learning curve to better understand how to use it.
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they are only technically available but having someone say hello, i'm here to help, immediately is not real responsive if they actually never address the issue being reported. we don't contact support for the bland greeting, we are actually trying to solve a business process interruption
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They are only good if you never update your website and i mean never. Otherwise their main performance diffrentiator is turbo web hosting, their highest shared hosting plan. When caching is working it performs well reducing load times by half, but as soon as you add a new page to the site, the updates don't show up until you clear the cache manually from multiple locations (wordpress a2optimized plugin, cpanel etc..). As they make updates to the turbo hosting A2optimized plugin, they do not test them properly and do not handle customer feedback about them, instead they are in denial and try to immediately convince the customer there is no issue at all! the old developer joke when they don't want to fix feedback: it works on my machine!
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In my opinion they are unresponsive, rude, incompetent, and untrustworthy to boot.
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The support comes in the form of an extensive library of how to articles and community input. For most situations this will give you plenty of information and resources to trouble shoot. Live support really then would need to default to the hosting provider who provides the cPanel for your use.
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[In my experience] it was a mess from the start and created problems ever since day one.
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The direct server management tool access provided by cPanel hosting accounts is far superior to any shared or "standard" web site hosting packaged offered by any of the numerous web host providers I have used and or evaluated over the 20+ years of my experience working in the internet industry.
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I believe they do not care about addressing failures when they occur. Starting out with a working service counts for nothing if you can't maintain it, fix issues when reported, and actually take the extra step to prevent them from happening again. You have to care about quality and customer service, and A2 couldn't care less
Read full review Return on Investment [In my experience] they have upheaved my entire business many times by not having working servers. [I feel like] they have inconvenienced us many hours with tech calls over stupid things. [In my opinion] they have wasted so much time and man hours. Read full review cPanel makes back end server administration easy. This saves time and overall effort. cPanel is readily available with most hosting packages. It integrates with both Apache and Nginx. cPanel allows you to perform some of the same functions as WHM, but with an easier interface. Read full review ScreenShots