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Score 9.8 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

Wordpress VIP

If you only have one website, I can't recommend this WordPress VIP, as this is really made to be purchased if you have a number of websites you would like to host at the same place. The loading speed is great on the server for all of our WordPress Multisites. The backups are often and reliable. This is wonderful if you use multisite installations. Reverting back to the older version is a breeze, so no more big headaches with updates. We can easily test plugins with the current version of Wordpress.
noah cryns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

A2 Hosting

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

Wordpress VIP

  • Backups
  • Multisites
  • Ecommerce - Fast load
noah cryns | 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

Wordpress VIP

  • Price could be lower.
  • Offer packages out of the box with pricing.
noah cryns | 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

Wordpress VIP

No score
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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

Wordpress VIP

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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

Wordpress VIP

No score
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Alternatives Considered

A2 Hosting

No answers on this topic

Wordpress VIP

Pagely is a good company as well as WordPress VIP, but I've found WordPress VIP to be superior overall. The costs are comparable between these two companies and the services are similar. Pagely has outstanding customer support that is unmatched from my experience, however, WordPress VIP seems to take care of many of the issues that may arise on Pagely and other WordPress website hosting platforms. I selected Wordpress VIP mainly because of the speed of the server on my Multisite install.
noah cryns | 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

Wordpress VIP

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

Wordpress VIP

  • Faster website builds.
  • More frequent/Better Backups saves worry.
  • Mult-isites run fast on server.
  • Price is a bit high and only paid yearly is only negative currently.
noah cryns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

A2 Hosting

General

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

Wordpress VIP

General

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

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