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Score 6.2 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    A2 Hosting

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Google Compute Engine

    76%
    Google Compute Engine ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    26 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    24 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    20 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    26 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    27 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    27 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    27 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    27 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Google Compute Engine is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    2 Ratings
    8.6

    Google Compute Engine

    86%
    27 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Google Compute Engine

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Google Compute Engine

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Availability

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Google Compute Engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Google Compute Engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    2 Ratings
    8.6

    Google Compute Engine

    86%
    19 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Google Compute Engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    1.0

    A2 Hosting

    10%
    1 Rating

    Google Compute Engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    A2 Hosting

    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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    Google

    We use Google Compute Engine in a hybrid and multi-cloud solution. We find that using it for direct ad-hoc use cases meets all of our demands. We have attempted some more complex networking and multi-regional use cases but were not able to achieve satisfactory results. Google Compute Engine is extremely appropriate for anyone requiring quick, scalable, reliable infrastructure.
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    Pros

    A2 Hosting

    • the hosting hardware they provide is decent when you consider the price
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    Google

    • A simple web-based interface that is a breeze to train new engineers to use. Our experienced engineers never have trouble finding or doing anything on GCE.
    • Sustained use and Committed use discounts mean we get top-tier VMs for an incredibly competitive price.
    • Wonderful identity and access management that gives us peace-of-mind when granting access to machines to contractors and other 3rd parties.
    • Fast VMs, lastest in hardware, and enough RAM to power even the hungriest of our services.
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    Cons

    A2 Hosting

    • [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.
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    Google

    • The L7 load balancer can be difficult to get set up. It's limited in its functionality, especially with the container engine.
    • It's hard to find certain objects on the web console. Often times the things I need to get to are buried in advanced menus.
    • Google's decision to only support MySQL on their relational DB service means that I have to manage Postgres instances in Compute on my own, managing everything from storage to backups.
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    Pricing Details

    A2 Hosting

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    A2 Hosting editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Google Compute Engine

      Starting Price

      $0.004,237 GB

      Editions & Modules

      Google Compute Engine editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      On-demand price - Predefined vCPUS$0.031611 / vCPU1
      Preemptible Price - Predefined vCPUs0.006655 / vCPU2
      One-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS$0.019915 / vCPU3
      Three-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS$0.014225 / CPU4
      On-demand price - Predefined Memory$0.004237 / GB5
      Preemptible Price - Predefined Memory0.000892 / GB6
      One-year commitment price - Predefined Memory$0.002669 / GB7
      Three-year commitment price - Predefined Memory$0.001907 / GB8

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Prices vary according to region (i.e US central, east, & west time zones). Google Compute Engine also offers a discounted rate for a 1 & 3 year commitment.

      Likelihood to Renew

      A2 Hosting

      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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      Google

      Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
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      Usability

      A2 Hosting

      [In my opinion] it barely works.
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      Google

      Having interacted with several cloud services, GCE stands out to me as more usable than most. The naming and locating of features is a little more intuitive than most I've interacted with, and hinting is also quite helpful. Getting staff up to speed has proven to be overall less painful than others.
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      Reliability and Availability

      A2 Hosting

      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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      Google

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      A2 Hosting

      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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      Google

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      A2 Hosting

      In my opinion they are unresponsive, rude, incompetent, and untrustworthy to boot.
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      Google

      • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
      • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
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      Implementation Rating

      A2 Hosting

      [In my experience] it was a mess from the start and created problems ever since day one.
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      Google

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      A2 Hosting

      No answers on this topic

      Google

      I've used the AWS stack, the Azure stack, OCI, and IBM cloud. I have found GCP and AWS the easiest to deploy, configure, manage, and so on. Google has offered me at least 5 free in person classes to train me in new features on the platform. Likewise AWS has offered me probably 10 to 15 guided online tutorials, with a person to field any questions. All of this free training will no doubt affect my experience in a serious way, so keep that in mind as a reader. Outside of ease of use and configuration, I haven't experienced performance problems across any of the cloud services that I have used.
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      Scalability

      A2 Hosting

      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
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      Google

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      A2 Hosting

      • [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.
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      Google

      • Positive impact on the OpEx with reduction in CapEx resulting from reducing the time to move a workload from on-prem to the cloud
      • Incased RoI by reducing need for on-prem compute
      • Improved agility by providing the option to take on new AI workloads for test and dev without the need for upfront investment in
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