#Bluehost vs A2Hosting: Head to Head Comparison between BlueHost and A2 Hosting!

Bluehost and A2Hosting are 2 reputed web hosting providers. Both Bluehost and A2Hosting have been in the web hosting industry for more than 15 years, and over the years, the 2 companies have gradually launched a series of upgradable products to meet different levels of online demands. This comparison between them is carried out based on our months of hosting experience with them as well as the detailed review on their web hosting products, price, features, performance and technical support. Take a look at this comparison of Bluehost vs A2Hosting.

Bluehost Web Hosting Vs A2Hosting Plans & Pricing

Bluehost

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A2 Hosting Vs BlueHost Shared Web Hosting Plans

Features Basic Plus Prime Pro
Websites 1 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Performance Standard Standard Standard High Performance
Email Accounts 5 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Storage (GB) 50 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
File Count 50,000 50,000 50,000 300,000
Network Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
One Free Domain Registration 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
SubDomains 25 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
One Free Domain Privacy No No Yes Yes
Free Dedicated IP No No No Yes
Free SSL Certificate No No No Yes
MySQL Databases 20 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Database Tables 1,000 1,000 1,000 3,000
CloudFlare CDN Basic Basic Basic Basic
Site Backup Pro Basic Basic Pro Pro
SpamExperts No 1 Domain 1 Domain 2 Domains
 
Plan Basic Plus Prime Pro
12 Month Term $8.99 $12.99 $16.99 $25.99
24 Month Term $8.49 $11.99 $15.99 $24.99
36 Month Term $7.99 $10.99 $14.99 $23.99

BlueHost Vs A2 Hosting VPS Hosting

 
Features Standard Enhanced Premium Ultimate
CPU (Cores) Dual Dual Triple Quad
CPU (GHz) 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
RAM (GB) 2 4 6 8
RAM (ECC) Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAM (Mhz) 1600 1600 1600 1600
SAN Storage 30 GB 60 GB 120 GB 240 GB
Monthly Network Bandwidth* 1 TB 2 TB 3 TB 4 TB
Free Domains 1 1 1 1
cPanel & WHM with Root Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated IP 1 2 2 2
 
Term Standard Enhanced Premium Ultimate
Monthly Price $29.99 $59.99 $89.99 $119.99
3 Month Term $28.99 $56.99 $84.99 $114.99
6 Month Term $26.99 $53.99 $79.99 $109.99
12 Month Term $24.99 $49.99 $74.99 $99.99

BlueHost Dedicated Hosting Vs A2 Dedicated Hosting

 
Features Standard Enhanced Premium
CPU (GHz) 2.3 2.5 3.3
CPU (Cores) 2 4 4
CPU (Threads) 4 8 8
CPU (Cache) 3 MB 8 MB 8 MB
RAM (GB) 4 8 16
RAID Level 1 Storage (GB) 2 x 500 2 x 1000 2 x 1000
Network Bandwidth* 5 TB 10 TB 15 TB
Free Domains 1 1 1
Dedicated IPs 3 4 5
cPanel & WHM with Root Yes Yes Yes
 
Term Standard Enhanced Premium
Monthly Price $149.99 $199.99 $249.99
3 Month Term $144.99 $189.99 $239.99
6 Month Term $134.99 $179.99 $224.99
12 Month Term $124.99 $169.99 $209.99

 A2 Web Hosting

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B. Bluehost vs A2Hosting Uptime Guarantee

On BlueHost Current customers show that their service is available 99.9% of the time, But do not have an uptime guarantee. Where A2 Hosting does have a 99.9% uptime guarantee. A2 Hosting will refund 5% of the monthly fee for every hour your website is not reachable due to equipment or network failure.

Bluehost vs A2Hosting Customer Support

Bluehost Customer Support

Bluehost offers 24/7 support through phone, live chat, and email, all linked through a central help desk portal. The helpdesk employees are located in Provo, UT. Telephone support is toll-free inside the US, and there is a second number for non-US customers.

The support portal offers a knowledge base, user forum, and video tutorials to help fix known issues. The portal also offers at-a-glance access to the server status page.

A2Hosting Customer Support

A2Hosting’s technical support unit is based in the US, and all its employees are developers. That is why they are called the ‘Guru Crew’. The team is available 24×7 on all 365 days of the year. They work from home as part of A2 Hosting’s green strategy.

Support is offered via a toll-free phone line for US customers, as well as tickets, and live chat. International customers can call a regular US phone number. The company is active on Twitter which it uses for service updates. Customers who need support are asked to use the ticketing system.

Bluehost Vs A2Hosting Money Back Guarantee

Bluehost has the industry standard 30-day guarantee. A2Hosting has a 30-day full refund and a pro-rated refund after 30 days. If you have the free domain registration on BlueHost, a domain registration fee will be withheld from any refund, and you will keep the domain name.

Bluehost Vs A2Hosting CPanel

Bluehost C-Panel

Bluehost’s shared hosting packages are offered with Cpanel as standard, this is included in the basic hosting price. The Cpanel is provided alongside a number of other features in a customized Bluehost control panel. Cpanel is the first in a number of tabs that offer access to domain search and domain management, site builders, upgrades, dedicated IP settings, Postini anti-spam software, profile and billing details screens, and SSL certificate administration. Some of these features cost extra.

A2Hosting Control Panel

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A2 Hosting’s shared hosting customers get access to Cpanel 11 as standard. Resellers can use the standard combination of Cpanel and Web Host Manager. Customers using managed VPS and dedicated plans get Cpanel free. Unmanaged servers do not have any software installed.

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Bluehost vs A2Hosting Technical details

Bluehost Technical Features

Top features

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Free domain
  • WordPress hosting
  • Unlimited sites

Platform

  • Linux

Scripting & Languages

  • ASP
  • Django
  • Java
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby on rails

Control Panel

  • CPanel
  • WHM
  • Plesk

Easy Installs

  • b2evolution
  • Drupal
  • Fantastico/Softaculous
  • Joomla
  • Magento
  • Mambo
  • MediaWiki
  • WordPress
  • SSL

Server Location

  • USA

Databases

  • PHPMyAdmin
  • MySQL

Support

  • Phone
  • Live Chat
  • Knowledgebase

A2Hosting Features

Top features

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited disk space
  • WordPress hosting
  • Unlimited sites

Platform

  • Linux

Scripting & Languages

  • Django
  • Java
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Ruby on rails

Control Panel

  • CPanel
  • WHM

Easy Installs

  • b2evolution
  • Drupal
  • Fantastico/Softaculous
  • Joomla
  • Magento
  • Mambo
  • WordPress
  • SSL

Server Location

  • USA

Databases

  • PHPMyAdmin
  • MySQL

Support

  • Phone
  • Live chat
  • Tickets

Bluehost vs A2Hosting Pros & Cons

A2 Hosting Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Good features, functionality, uptime and customer support
  • Clear and simple pricing
  • Offers lots of services and features

Cons

  • Some of the products are too technical
  • A few clients have complained about customer support

Bluehost Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Variety of Web hosting options
  • Useful add-ons like Google Apps, backup tools, SiteLock
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Weebly site-building software
  • Broad feature set
  • Cpanel offers great value
  • Easy to set up and get started

Cons

  • Lack of monthly shared hosting plans
  • Users need to install add-ons to do most tasks
  • Reliability issues due to more server downtime
  • Backup is not reliable
  • Customer support is not that good

Conclusion

Both are the leading companies that offer best web hosting services, but they have some highlights in different features. Based on this fact, our conclusion of the comparison between them is as follows.

Reasons to choose A2Hosting over Bluehost:

  • SSD’s on all its plans
  • Anytime (prorated) money-back guarantee
  • Uptime guarantee
  • Fast servers
  • PostgreSQL support

Reasons to choose Bluehost over A2Hosting:

  • Free SiteLock
  • More “unlimited” features
  • Free website builder

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