Complete List of A2 Hosting Plans, Pricing & Coupons Explained

A2 Hosting offers an impressive, at times confusing range of hosting services for all different types of hosting needs; and a discount & promotional pricing policy that gives out generous “coupon codes” for first time sign ups.

I’ve put together this list & explanation of all A2Hosting’s plans with details and cost to boot; hopefully it will help choosing the right plan and billing cycle.

A2 Hosting Plans

Index of Review Contents:

» A2 Hosting Pricing & Discounts
» Linux Shared A2 Hosting; (Windows Ver.)
» VPS A2 Hosting
» Cloud A2 Hosting
» Dedicated A2 Hosting
» Reseller Linux A2 Hosting; (Windows Ver.)
» Additional Hosting Tips

A2 Hosting Pricing & Discounts

First (1); Nearly all plans come with an automatically applied “coupon code” during normal sign up (details per plan below!). However no other coupon codes or campaign activation links actually exist. Any website claiming to offer them is simply being misleading — all A2Hosting offers & promos are in plain sight on their website.

The company promotes transparency & disallows the promotion of such “fake coupons”; neither am I claiming to offer any kind of discount promos on this site.

Second (2); The discount will reduce a significant percentage from the first total price and revert to the regural price after the first billing cycle has ended. The longer the billing cycle, the bigger the discount and benefit. I’ve calculated the monthly price difference of each plan below.

Third (3); If you want to upgrade your hosting plan; do so within 30 days and the appropriate discount will be applied to the difference in cost. If 30 day limit has passed; changes in cost will be charged according to regular pricing.


Part 1. Basic A2 Hosting Plans

Linux Shared A2 Hosting (popular)

All shared plans come with fast SSD storage, free SSL certificates & friendly 24 hour support; managed with cPanel — the world’s favorite web hosting control panel. This is the most popular and easiest option amongst regular users.

Lite for single sites and Swift for multiple websites or blogs. Going Turbo is advised for businesses and affiliates running WordPress to optimize conversions, and user experience (AKA speed). All have unmetered bandwidth.

Plan 1: Lite Shared Hosting [Compare]

  • Limited to 1 Website & 5 MySQL Databases
  • 25 Email Addresses
  • Unlimited Storage & Transfer

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 4.90 9.99
1 Year 4.40 8.99
2 Years 3.91 7.99

Plan 2: Swift Shared Hosting [Compare]

  • Everything unlimited

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 6.37 12.99
1 Year 5.38 10.99
2 Years 4.89 9.99

Plan 3: Turbo Shared Hosting [Compare]

  • Everything unlimited
  • Turbo boost (up to 20X faster)

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 12.25 24.99
1 Year 10.28 20.99
2 Years 9.30 18.99

Note: Linux is simply the most common, and stable server platform used for hosting services; there is no need for actual Linux skills. For the nerdy type, so called “shell access” via SSH is available to reach the Linux command prompt.

Windows Shared A2 Hosting

Difference with Windows hosting is that it uses Microsoft’s “Plesk Control Panel” to manage hosting operations and supports all the usual web applications on Windows Server; such as MSQL, ASP.NET, Access Database, MVC, .NET Core, Silverlight and many more. Traditional MySQL & PHP are also supported.

If what you want to run your website with requires the Windows Server environment, this is your plan — rest of specs are the same as with regular linux hosting. It’s also backwards compatible so that Linux suitable software will work on Windows.

Plan 1: Lite Shared Windows Hosting [Compare]

  • Limited to 1 Website & 5 MySQL Databases
  • 25 Email Addresses
  • Unlimited Storage & Transfer

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 4.90 9.99
1 Year 4.40 8.99
2 Years 3.91 7.99

Plan 2: Swift Shared Windows Hosting [Compare]

  • Everything unlimited

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 6.37 12.99
1 Year 5.38 10.99
2 Years 4.89 9.99

Plan 3: Turbo Shared Windows Hosting [Compare]

  • Everything unlimited
  • Turbo boost (up to 20X faster)

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 12.25 24.99
1 Year 10.28 20.99
2 Years 9.30 18.99

Reading: A2 Hosting Announces Windows Hosting Launch


Part 2. Specialized A2 Hosting Plans

VPS A2 Hosting (popular)

VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting is suitable for anyone from beginner to pro; providing an extremely fast and server resource abundant hosting solution that optimizes cost with performance. Popular amongst all business sizes, affiliate marketers and associations that want fast TTFB (Time To First Byte) and page loads; and are seeking an optimized user experience with a low site abandonment rate.

Choose Unmanaged VPS for those who are comfortable with tuning their own virtual Linux server (although cheap, cost will add-up once configured to upgraded specs); difference between managed & core VPS is that the latter gives you root access. The most popular plan is core as administrative privileges can often prove out useful for making simple changes; even amongst non-experienced users.

Plan 1: Unmanaged VPS Hosting [Details]

  • Root access
  • Can choose custom Linux OS
  • Specs start from: 20 GB Storage, 2 TB Transfer, 512 MB RAM, 1 Core
  • Fast SSD storage is optional

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly n/a 5
3 Months n/a 5
6 Months n/a 5
12 Months n/a 5
24 Months n/a 5

Plan 2: Managed VPS Hosting [Details]

  • No root access
  • Specs start from: 75 GB Storage, 2 TB Transfer, 4 GB RAM, 4 vCPUs
  • Free SSL & fast SSD storage are ready included
  • HostGuard Management & cPanel

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

 Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 40.2 60.99
3 Months 39.5 59.99
6 Months 36.2 54.99
12 Months 35.6 53.99
24 Months 32.9 49.99

Plan 3: Core VPS Hosting [Details]

  • Root access (rest same as managed)
  • Specs start from: 75 GB Storage, 2 TB Transfer, 4 GB RAM, 4 vCPUs
  • Free SSL & fast SSD storage are ready included
  • HostGuard Management & cPanel

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 40.25 60.99
3 Months 35.59 59.99
6 Months 36.29 54.99
12 Months 35.63 53.99
24 Months 32.99 49.99

All of the VPS plans are available for USA (Michigan), Europe (Amsterdam) & Asia (Singapore) data center locations.

Cloud A2 Hosting

The cloud hosting environment is designed for extreme scalability of resources and customizability for advanced users. It works by reserving resources such as memory, CPU cores, CPU speed and storage from multiple servers; optimizing hosting needs.

Several Linux OS distributions are supported, such as: CentOS 5, 6 & 7, FreeBSD 9, Fedora 16, Slackware 13, Fedora 17 & 20, Ubuntu 12.04 & 14.04, Debian 6 & 7 and Gentoo. Also a cPanel template is available which requires licensing. Outbound data is charged per GB; while inbound data is free of charge.

You can choose one of the three plans and further adjust configurations for the server to fit your exact needs. Also it is easy to later change the volume of resources.

Plan 1: Start Hosting [Compare]

  • Specs start from: 512 MB RAM, 10 GB HDD Storage, 2 Cores, 600 MHz CPU Speed
  • 2TB/month free outbound data & $0.12/1GB additional (inbound free)
  • Optional fast SSD storage

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly n/a 15

Plan 2: Median Hosting [Compare]

  • Specs start from: 1GB RAM, 10 GB HDD Storage, 2 Cores, 600 MHz CPU Speed
  • 2TB/month free outbound data & $0.12/1GB additional (inbound free)
  • Optional fast SSD storage

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly n/a 20

Plan 3: Ace Hosting [Compare]

  • Specs start from: 1GB RAM, 25 GB HDD Storage, 2 Cores, 600 MHz CPU Speed
  • 2TB/month free outbound data & $0.12/1GB additional (inbound free)
  • Optional fast SSD storage

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly n/a 25

All cloud servers are hosted in Southfield, Michigan (USA) and include root access.

Dedicated A2 Hosting

The dedicated server hosting infrastructure is an option for heavy users with the most demanding needs; without the need to focus on cost optimization. You can choose between the central US data center and an Asian location in Singapore which is more costly (see here for Singapore specific pricing). Plans range from unmanaged, to semi-managed and fully managed with or without root privileges.

Plan 1: Semi Dedicated Server [More Options] [Compare]

  • Same as Turbo Shared Hosting (not dedicated)
  • No root access
  • Unlimited storage, transfer & others
  • Turbo boost (up to 20X faster)

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 12.25 24.99
1 Year 10.28 20.99
2 Years 9.30 18.99

Plan 2: Unmanaged Flex Server [More Options] [Compare]

  • Root access
  • Specs from: 2x500GB Storage, 10TB Transfer, 8GB RAM, 2 Cores
  • Choose your linux distribution
  • cPanel License is optional

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 124.49 149.99
3 Months 124.49 149.99
6 Months 107.89 129.99
1 Year 99.59 119.99

Plan 3: Managed Flex Server [More Options] [Compare]

  • No root access (fully managed)
  • Specs from: 2x500GB Storage, 10TB Transfer, 8GB RAM, 2 Cores
  • Free cPanel & HostGuard Management

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 165.99 199.99
3 Months 165.99 199.99
6 Months 149.39 179.99
1 Year 141.09 169.99

Plan 4: Core Flex Server [More Options] [Compare]

  • Root access (& fully managed)
  • Specs from: 2x500GB Storage, 10TB Transfer, 8GB RAM, 2 Cores
  • Free cPanel & HostGuard Management

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 165.99 199.99
3 Months 165.99 199.99
6 Months 149.39 179.99
1 Year 141.09 169.99

Note: Dedicated servers are available on US, Michigan data center location only.

Reseller Linux A2 Hosting

This is the classic choice for resellers who want to run their own hosting business with free WHMCS — plans range from 40 to 100 accounts under one easily manageable reseller hosting, and billing platform. You may also sell domains with the free “eNom Reseller Account”. Also thanks to Let’s Encrypt support included in all plans; you can also offer complimentary SSL certificates for your customers.

With all of the plans you can choose between three data centers at Michigan (USA), Amsterdam (Europe) as well as Singapore (Asia).

Plan 1: Bronze Reseller Hosting [Compare]

  • 40 Accounts
  • Total 30GB Storage, 400GB Transfer
  • WHM Control Panel & eNom Reseller Account
  • All accounts with complimentary SSD & SSL

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 19.79 29.99
6 Months 19.13 28.99
1 Year 16.49 24.99
2 Years 15.83 23.99
3 Years 13.19 19.99

Plan 2: Silver Reseller Hosting [Compare]

  • 60 Accounts
  • Total 75GB Storage, 600GB Transfer
  • Free WHMCS billing platform
  • WHM Control Panel & eNom Reseller Account
  • All accounts with complimentary SSD & SSL

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 23.09 34.99
6 Months 22.43 33.99
1 Year 19.79 29.99
2 Years 19.13 28.99
3 Years 18.47 27.99

Plan 3: Gold Reseller Hosting [Compare]

  • 60 Accounts
  • Total 150GB Storage, 1000GB Transfer
  • Free WHMCS billing platform
  • WHM Control Panel & eNom Reseller Account
  • All accounts with complimentary SSD & SSL

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 29.69 44.99
6 Months 29.03 43.99
1 Year 26.39 39.99
2 Years 25.73 38.99
3 Years 24.41 36.99

Plan 4: Platinum Reseller Hosting [Compare]

  • 100 Accounts
  • Total 200GB Storage, 2000GB Transfer
  • Free WHMCS billing platform
  • WHM Control Panel & eNom Reseller Account
  • All accounts with complimentary SSD & SSL

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 46.19 69.99
6 Months 45.53 68.99
1 Year 42.89 64.99
2 Years 42.23 63.99
3 Years 40.91 61.99

Note: The cheapest Bronze account does not include the WHMCS billing portal.

Reseller Windows A2 Hosting

If your customers need Microsoft’s Windows Server environment and Plesk Control Panel for any reason — Windows Reseller Plans will provide that for a slightly higher price. As with the Linux equivalent, free SSL and all other perks are included; including support for traditional PHP and MySQL.

Plan 1: Bronze Reseller Hosting [Compare]

  • 40 Accounts
  • Total 30GB Storage, 400GB Transfer
  • Plesk Control Panel & eNom Reseller Account
  • All accounts with complimentary SSD & SSL

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 21.11 31.99
6 Months 20.45 30.99
1 Year 17.81 26.99
2 Years 17.15 25.99
3 Years 14.51 21.99

Plan 2: Silver Reseller Hosting [Compare]

  • 60 Accounts
  • Total 75GB Storage, 600GB Transfer
  • Free WHMCS billing platform
  • Plesk Control Panel & eNom Reseller Account
  • All accounts with complimentary SSD & SSL

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 24.41 36.99
6 Months 23.75 35.99
1 Year 21.11 31.99
2 Years 20.45 30.99
3 Years 19.79 29.99

Plan 3: Gold Reseller Hosting [Compare]

  • 60 Accounts
  • Total 150GB Storage, 1000GB Transfer
  • Free WHMCS billing platform
  • Plesk Control Panel & eNom Reseller Account
  • All accounts with complimentary SSD & SSL

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 31.01 46.99
6 Months 30.35 45.99
1 Year 27.71 41.99
2 Years 27.05 40.99
3 Years 25.73 38.99

Plan 4: Platinum Reseller Hosting [Compare]

  • 100 Accounts
  • Total 200GB Storage, 2000GB Transfer
  • Free WHMCS billing platform
  • Plesk Control Panel & eNom Reseller Account
  • All accounts with complimentary SSD & SSL

Monthly Price per Billing Cycle (in USD):

Billing Cycle Coupon Discount Regular Price
Monthly 47.51 71.99
6 Months 46.85 70.99
1 Year 44.21 66.99
2 Years 43.55 65.99
3 Years 42.23 63.99

Note: All Windows reseller plans only at the US, Michigan data center location.


Additional Hosting Tips

Here are some good points to consider when planning A2Hosting deployment.

A2 Hosting Tips

Purchase your domain separately

Purchasing a domain name through A2 Hosting such as a .com will cost you $14.95USD for the convenience. There are plenty of existing domain name registrars where you can get a domain much cheaper — such as NameSilo .com Monthly $8.99 (they also have lifetime free WHOIS privacy). And cheaper domain registrars have renewal up charges and you could end up paying even more than directly with A2 Hosting in the long run (not recommended).

Other Hosting Plans

On their official website you can see plenty of hosting plans for specific software and web solutions — these are actually all on the same shared hosting platform with the same available plans: Lite, Swift, Turbo. But it does mean that there is support for them. This also includes email hosting; which simply uses the shared hosting’s cPanel platform to manage email accounts with regular support on POP3, IMAP & SMTP protocols.

Here is the officially supported software on A2Hosting:

CMS Hosting — WordPress, KeystoneJS, ez Publish, Xoops, Magnolia CMS, Orchard CMS, Craft CMS, Pluck, phpwcms, DotNetNuke, ExpressionEngine, Saurus, PopojiCMS, Mahara, WebSPELL, MonoX, Kajona, Quick.CMS, SiteCake, GrandCMS, Open Business Card CMS, Pagekit, Pulse CMS, miaCMS, RazorCMS, django CMS, Silex, C1 CMS, ocPortal, SilverStripe, Croogo, ImpressCMS, Kentico, WonderCMS, WebsiteBaker, Zikula, Pimcore, Koken, PHP Melody, Pligg, PHP-Nuke, gpEasy, Sitefinity, Kirby, Umbraco, Geeklog, b2evolution, TYPO3, Mambo, Grav, PHP-Fusion, Monstra, Joomla, SPIP, Perch, ImpressPages, PluXml, appRain, Fiyo CMS, Modx, Concrete5, Alfresco, CMS Made Simple, Zenario, jCore, Cotonti, e107, ProcessWire, dotCMS, PyroCMS, Contao, SageFrame, CMSimple, Statamic, ClipperCMS, Sitemagic CMS, Fork, Symphony CMS, Drupal, MotoCMS, Hotaru CMS, SEOToaster CMS, Bigace, Bolt, Wolf CMS, Plone, Subrion, Redaxscript.

eCommerce Hosting — Quick.Cart, phpCOIN, InvoicePlane, Peel Shopping, SurfShopCart, BoxBilling, X-Cart, Drupal Commerce, osCmax, ShopSite, AlegroCart,PrestaShop, OXID eSales, Thelia, osCommerce, Logic Invoice, Avactis, WooCommerce, Zen Cart, Clientexec, EC-Cube, OpenCart, Spree Commerce, Blesta, Open Source Point of Sale (OSPOS), Ubercart, Simple Invoices, TomatoCart, Axis, Loaded Commerce, WP eCommerce, Open eShop, nopCommerce, Arastta, ZeusCart, CS-Cart, Invoice Ninja, TheHostingTools, VirtueMart, Magento, AbanteCart, SEOToaster eCommerce, LiteCart, WHMCS.

Blog Hosting — Ghost, Open Blog, b2evolution, Chyrp, Textpattern, PivotX, FlatPress, Nibbleblog, Drupal, Movable Type, Pixie, InfiniteWP,WordPress, Serendipity, Anchor CMS, Dotclear, Joomla, Bludit, BlogEngine.NET, ManageWP, WP Rocket, LifeType, WP For Toastmasters, HTMLy.

CRM Hosting — SugarCRM, Zenbership, X2CRM, VTiger, YetiForce CRM, SuiteCRM, EPESI, Zurmo, EspoCRM, TeleMagic, CiviCRM.

Forum Hosting — Flarum, Phorum, Beehive, ElkArte, bbPress, my little forum, FUDforum, phpBB, miniBB, AEF, XMB, MyBB, Vanilla, PunBB, TangoBB, Unclassified Newsboard, SMF,vBulleting, FluxBB, XenForo.

Social Network Hosting — JoomlaCB, PG Social Biz, MonoX, Sharetronix, HumHub,Elgg, Beatz, Dolphin, Jamroom, PeoplePods, BuddyPress, Family Connections, Oxwall, Etano, OSSN, Jcow.

Wiki Hosting — DokuWiki, Tiki Wiki, WikkaWiki, PmWiki, MediaWiki.

Email Hosting — Horde, Mailman, Roundcube, RainLoop Webmail, Dada Mail, Webinsta Maillist,phpList, Postfix Admin, Barracuda, ccMail, Pommo, Squirrelmail, OpenNewsletter, Zimbra, WebMail Lite.


And there you have it — please leave me a comment with any questions and I will do my best to answer them or include more specifics to this review. Thank you!

Notice 1: Prices are subject to change and the author of this review does not take any responsibility if any incorrect information is misleading. This is intended for reference only to guide in choosing a suitable hosting plan; readers are advised to confirm all details directly with the hosting provider before making any purchase action. Any future changes to these details and the cost of hosting will be mended whenever possible. Please, see the bottom of the article for the time of the latest update. Any notice of incorrect information is much appreciated and taken action upon as soon as possible!

Notice 2: WebHostWhat has a monetary relationship with A2 Hosting — purchases made through clicks leading to their website may account for commission to post’s author.

Information above last updated & mended: April 8, 2017.

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