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Score 2.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

A2 Hosting

if you're looking for a somewhat cheap web host but don't care about uptime, outages or decent technical support then A2 is ideal
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DreamHost

Dreamhost was previously a great web host with reliable service and top-notch features, but I can no longer recommend them. If you're looking for web hosting on a Linux platform (such as running PHP or platforms like Wordpress, Jooma, or Drupal), with simple pricing services, then this is the great service for you. One big downside is lack of phone customer support. This is especially frustrating because of their many issues the last few weeks, which aren't easily resolved or addressed by their team.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

A2 Hosting

  • the hosting hardware they provide is decent when you consider the price
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DreamHost

  • Customer service is industry-best. We've never had a problem that wasn't solved by them almost immediately.
  • Their dashboard is extremely easy to use and doesn't cause any confusion at all.
  • Their website speeds are good but not great. In an age when speed is important, they are good enough, especially for the price.
  • They have a great backup feature.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

A2 Hosting

  • technical support
  • quality control
  • escalating issues to management when needed
  • customer service communication
  • training their tech support team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DreamHost

  • They could have better deploy solutions for not so experienced users
  • More integration with external services to automate some tasks
  • Better ways to track hosting performance
  • The user management could be easier to understand
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

A2 Hosting

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DreamHost

DreamHost 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We have every intention of staying with Dreamhost, but we are a tad concerned with the company's recent involvement in high profile litigation and controversial topics. While we don't take a position one way or another on what type of content they should host, one concern we have is that repeated attacks on their infrastructure have caused significant downtime during business hours for us, and that's something we'll have to take into consideration going forward.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DreamHost

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Performance

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DreamHost

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Support Rating

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
In my opinion they are unresponsive, rude, incompetent, and untrustworthy to boot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DreamHost

DreamHost 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Whether we're calling in on the phone, live chatting or emailing, we get immediate high-quality, native English-speaking support. This cannot be overstated when it comes to hosting, because support tickets are usually time sensitive and high stress. I've always had great experiences with the limited times we've needed to use DreamHost support. We've dealt with support for many other providers and no one comes close to DreamHost.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

A2 Hosting

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DreamHost

We've tried a few other WordPress-specific hosts, as well as other shared hosting providers (Rackspace, WPEngine, and others). We have found that DreamHost gives the best balance of cost, performance, and features, for our needs. All vendors have their own pitfalls and shortcomings, and DreamHost isn't without its own, but it works for us.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DreamHost

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Return on Investment

A2 Hosting

  • they are adequate for a startup looking for cheap site hosting but unreliable for anything beyond
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DreamHost

  • The service can really be a positive value with its very solid performance and lack of downtime issues found with other services.
  • For those with limited hosting or web development knowledge, the service can be a challenge to fully utilize. Sometimes this may mean additional training.
  • The service also provides a number of expansion opportunities for growing with greater functionalities.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

A2 Hosting

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

A2 Hosting Editions & Modules

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DreamHost

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

DreamHost Editions & Modules

Edition
Shared$3.951
DreamPress$16.951
  1. Per Month
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