Number One for Cloud Hosting.
$2.99 – $349.99/month
A2 Hosting came top in our research for cloud hosting. It’s also one of the few hosts to offer Windows hosting (not just Linux). Windows hosting comes with the addition of a Plesk Onyx 17.8 control panel, free site migrations, and one-click installs across loads of CMSs – including WordPress.
A2 Hosting offers both Windows and Linux server hosting, and its shared plans include:
- 100GB – Unlimited storage
- Unlimited email accounts
- Free SSL
A2 Hosting’s cloud plans offer their own set of useful features, including:
- Root access
- 150 – 450GB storage
- 2 – 4TB data transfer
As far as the best website hosting for small businesses goes, A2 Hosting is the best choice for cloud plans. The scalability and flexibility of cloud hosting is ideal for business websites that experience spikes and dips in traffic and performance.
Pricing and Value for Money
- Shared Hosting: $2.99/month – $14.99/month
- VPS Hosting: $49.99/month – $99.99/month
- Dedicated Hosting: $169.99/month – $349.99/month
- WordPress Hosting: $7.99/month – $75.48/month
- Cloud Hosting: $5/month – $371/month
A2 Hosting’s plans are relatively expensive. One major plus, though, is that A2 has an anytime money-back guarantee policy. That means if, for whatever reason, you’re not satisfied with the service you’re receiving, you can get a full refund whenever you please.
Help and Support
A2 Hosting offers a really impressive range of support services, including global phone lines, live chat, tickets, and a searchable knowledge base. The “Guru Crew,” as A2’s customer service team is called, are available to help 24/7.
However, when we tested A2 Hosting’s customer support options, it failed to meet our expectations by 9% overall, due in large part to the clunky layout of its knowledge base. That said, we were pleasantly surprised with its email support, which exceeded our expectations by 20% and stood out as its best support channel by far.