#Bluehost vs A2Hosting 2017: Shared Hosting Plans Full comparison

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

FeaturesBasicPlusPrimePro
Websites1UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
PerformanceStandardStandardStandardHigh Performance
Email Accounts5UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Storage (GB)50UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
File Count50,00050,00050,000300,000
Network BandwidthUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
One Free Domain Registration1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year
SubDomains25UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
One Free Domain PrivacyNoNoYesYes
Free Dedicated IPNoNoNoYes
Free SSL CertificateNoNoNoYes
MySQL Databases20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Database Tables1,0001,0001,0003,000
CloudFlare CDNBasicBasicBasicBasic
Site Backup ProBasicBasicProPro
SpamExpertsNo1 Domain1 Domain2 Domains
 
PlanBasicPlusPrimePro
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

 
FeaturesStandardEnhancedPremiumUltimate
CPU (Cores)DualDualTripleQuad
CPU (GHz)2.22.22.22.2
RAM (GB)2468
RAM (ECC)YesYesYesYes
RAM (Mhz)1600160016001600
SAN Storage30 GB60 GB120 GB240 GB
Monthly Network Bandwidth*1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB
Free Domains1111
cPanel & WHM with RootYesYesYesYes
Dedicated IP1222
 
TermStandardEnhancedPremiumUltimate
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

 
FeaturesStandardEnhancedPremium
CPU (GHz)2.32.53.3
CPU (Cores)244
CPU (Threads)488
CPU (Cache)3 MB8 MB8 MB
RAM (GB)4816
RAID Level 1 Storage (GB)2 x 5002 x 10002 x 1000
Network Bandwidth*5 TB10 TB15 TB
Free Domains111
Dedicated IPs345
cPanel & WHM with RootYesYesYes
 
TermStandardEnhancedPremium
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

Bluehost VS A2Hosting 2017

 Shared Web Hosting Plans

Plan NamePriceStorageBandwidthNo. of domains No. of emails
Lite $3.92 Unlimited Unlimited 1
Swift $4.90 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Turbo $9.31 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

VPS Hosting Plans

PlanPriceStorageBandwidth
Dynamic VPS $9.89 No info No info
Cloud VPS $15 No info No info

Dedicated Server Plans

PlanPriceStorageBandwidthType of processorNo. of IP addressesRAM
Flex-Sprint $99.59 2x500GB 10 TB 2 Cores, Intel 3.1+ GHz 2 8 GB
Flex-Exceed $157.69 2x500GB 15 TB 4 Cores, Intel Xeon 2.5+ GHz 2 8 GB
Flex-Mach $248.99 2x 1TB 20 TB 12 Cores, 2x Intel Xeon 2.1+ GHz 2 16 GB
Managed Flex-Sprint $141.09 2x500GB 10 TB 2 Cores, Intel 3.1+ GHz 2 8 GB
Managed Flex-Exceed $207.49 2x500GB 15 TB 4 Cores, Intel Xeon 2.5+ GHz 2 8 GB
Managed Flex-Mach $290.49 2x 1TB 20 TB 12 Cores, 2x Intel Xeon 2.1+ GHz 2 16GB

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

Bluehost VS A2Hosting 2017

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
  • Knowledge base

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

>You can also have a good read of our Bluehost India Review

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