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Score 2.7 out of 100
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Score 7.3 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

SiteGround

If you've got a WordPress site and are unhappy with the performance, support or price of your current hosting service, SiteGround is well worth checking out as it excels in all those areas. From a single one-off blog, to more robust hosting packages, they offer a range of options that are well-suited to any budget or service need.Everybody, from noobs to experienced developers needs support from time to time, and SiteGround's team is the best I've seen. Not only are they easy to communicate with and highly proficient to solve any issue I've thrown their way, they're also easy to reach with multiple access options with minimal wait times.
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

A2 Hosting

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

SiteGround

  • You get a number of page views as a guide to your bandwidth, and a fixed amount of disk space on the server. So you know what you have to work with. No hazy promises of “unlimited” resources.
  • If you pay more, you’re allocated a server with fewer accounts, so there’s less chance you’ll be slowed down by your neighbors.
  • Its self-help material is pretty good — close to InMotion Hosting for knowledgebase quality.
  • SiteGround tackles slow speeds from all angles, using SSD storage, Nginx, SuperCacher, CloudFlare CDN, and HHVM.
Anonymous | 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

SiteGround

  • Business model and clarity about prices after the second year
  • Server Performance when it's stressed or under a big volume of traffic
  • Upgrading model. Sometimes I felt like it was mandatory to update and pay more for basic needs, even with low traffic volumes
Emanuele Pagani | 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

SiteGround

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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

SiteGround

No score
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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

SiteGround

SiteGround 9.7
Based on 7 answers
I don't feel stress about the website and emails hosted with SiteGround. I like the customer/tech support, the agents are always polite and ready to find a solution. My websites are secure and has a free SSL certificate - I can get on with my business. The boost in speed to the webpage loads is a big bonus especially when designing and developing websites online. They also provide tips and how to videos on various topics which is valuable learning tool.
Laura Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

A2 Hosting

No answers on this topic

SiteGround

Sadly, most web hosting companies are either not user-friendly or lack necessary features. No other web hosting company I've used has provided the level of reliability, features, and affordability that I've found with SiteGround with the exception of WP Engine which is a specialized WordPress host. SiteGround provides literally everything I want and need and does so at a very reasonable price.
Cameron Renfro | 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

SiteGround

No score
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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

SiteGround

  • All the sites I've set up at SiteGround are performing faster than they did at their previous hosting provider. This yields a superior customer experience and higher Google/SEO rankings.
  • Their service has been rock solid, necessitating little support (which is admittedly less than ideal for my support business, but a boon for my clients bottom line) and zero downtime.
  • Easy to get new sites up and running, which speeds creation of new businesses and rapid deployment of conceptual campaigns.
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

A2 Hosting

General

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

SiteGround

General

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

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