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Score 2.7 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

Podpage

If you need a website to support a podcast there couldn't be an easier or more targeted solution.
Beth Loeb Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Web Content Creation

A2 Hosting
Podpage
8.8
WYSIWYG editor
A2 Hosting
Podpage
8.2
Admin section
A2 Hosting
Podpage
9.1
Page templates
A2 Hosting
Podpage
9.1
Library of website themes
A2 Hosting
Podpage
8.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
A2 Hosting
Podpage
9.1
Publishing workflow
A2 Hosting
Podpage
9.1

Web Content Management

A2 Hosting
Podpage
8.2
SEO support
A2 Hosting
Podpage
7.3
Community / comment management
A2 Hosting
Podpage
9.1

Pros

A2 Hosting

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

Podpage

  • Easy to build the website.
  • Flexible to meet my needs.
  • New features frequently released to make it even better.
Beth Loeb Davies | 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

Podpage

No answers on this topic

Usability

A2 Hosting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podpage

Podpage 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Podpage gave me a great looking site without needing to know coding languages like HTML and CSS. It seamlessly pulls in what I need for each episode from Buzzsprout. And I’m confident the site will stay current over time.
Beth Loeb Davies | 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

Podpage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Podpage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Podpage

Podpage 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Most amazing support ever! Using the chat feature within Podpage, customer support responds quickly and accurately. Also actively involved with a user group on Facebook and promptly addresses questions there.
Beth Loeb Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

A2 Hosting

No answers on this topic

Podpage

Podpage is easier to use for someone like me who is technologically competent but not a coder (no HTML or CSS experience).
Beth Loeb Davies | 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

Podpage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

A2 Hosting

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

Podpage

  • Saves time!
  • Consistent look and brand image
  • High value for the expense
Beth Loeb Davies | 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

Additional Pricing Details

Podpage

General

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

Podpage Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$91
Pro$201
Network$501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

A2 Hosting
1.0
Podpage
9.1

Usability

A2 Hosting
Podpage
9.1

Reliability and Availability

A2 Hosting
1.0
Podpage

Performance

A2 Hosting
1.0
Podpage

Support Rating

A2 Hosting
1.0
Podpage
9.1

Scalability

A2 Hosting
1.0
Podpage

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