SiteGround vs A2 Hosting?

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SiteGround vs A2 Hosting?

I’m currently deciding between SiteGround and A2 Hosting for a WooCommerce Webshop. It’s a new WebShop but it will be heavily marketed on television and adverts so currently not sure. But if SiteGround has a limit on that I do think it’s better in my case to opt into any of the A2 Hosting plans!

Which one would be the best choice if price doesn’t matter for any of their plans but performance/size/scalability does?

siteground vs a2 hosting for WordPress Website

Thanks in advance for any suggestions! And I definitely like to hear Pro’s and Con’s comparing these two hosting companies.

I’m currently not looking for other services than the two listed above at the moment. But for reference for the future, how much would a WooCommerce Website costs monthly if it’s hosted at Amazon AWS?

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Rafael De Jongh 1 year 14 Answers 0

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    a2 hosting vs siteground review:

    If performance, size, and scalability matter I wouldn’t choose either of those hosts but if you have to use one of those companies then give A2 a whirl. I’d personally recommend a Vultr VPS where you have some flexibility for scaling WooCommerce if necessary which becomes very difficult on cPanel hosts. A lot of managed providers use Digital Ocean and Vultr. With a well-optimized server, you can serve thousands of customers per day which is way more than most shops ever need to be able to do!

    if you want to put multiple sites on the same server i’d strongly recommend a dedicated server, although I disagree with putting multiple sites on the same physical server

  1. Why I moved from SiteGround to A2 Hosting?

    I moved from siteground to A2 because even on the siteground gogeek plan with almost no traffic (maybe 100+/month?) I keep getting emails about resource overusage which was very annoying (turns out it was due to spambots).  So far I have no issues with A2. Siteground support is great, but then again I never had a chance to interact with A2’s support because I haven’t needed to. I’m just glad I’m not getting all those resource over usage emails anymore! It was ridiculous that I was on the highest tier and yet my site was getting suspended due to traffic that wasn’t even mine. They wanted me to upgrade to their VPS hosting so I noped out of there.

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    Shared Hosting Limitations:

    Virtually all shared hosting plans have resource limits. CPU usage, disk reads and writes, etc. are monitored and throttled if certain limits are reached. You can have unlimited storage and bandwidth all day but it makes no difference if your site is throttled because it’s too busy or is not well optimized. Shared hosting is a great way to get started, but sooner or later you’re going to hit the ceiling and need to move up.

    a2hosting turbo package:

    I use A2 with a reseller package and turbo. Works great. One of my sites got broke and the automatic backup worked. I didn’t even know I had an automatic backup included in the plan. There is an auto backup if you install WordPress via SoftaCulous – HOWEVER – NEVER and let me repeat this NEVER trust host backups EVER.

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  2. SiteGround Moves to Google Cloud Platform:

    I’ve been a vocal Siteground supporter for around 3 years now, but since the switch to google cloud servers, they have been limiting my IO executions and every site on my server gets 503 errors daily. Over the last few weeks I’ve been testing out a2 Hosting and I like what I see so far. Siteground increased their price again although they were already expensive.

    Just Move to A2 Hosting.

  3. A2Hosting or Siteground. They are both my fav choices and solid in regards to price vs performance vs functionality. I’m currently with A2Hosting because I found them 1st. Almost switched to Siteground. But realized i had no real reason to, as they are both at the top of the food chain when it comes to WP IMO. I’m with A2 and couldn’t be happier. My sites are lightning fast and I’ve found support to be very good. Previous to A2 I was with inMotion and I was miserable.

    I work with a designer who uses blue host. They’re definitely a step up from go daddy, but blue host support is awful. I try to pull all clients to the next tier of hosting where support is actually useful when they’re needed.

    I also using Siteground for one client with two Avada sites there. Very satisfied with support, but make sure to check packages before purchase. Some limitations apply for smaller hosting plans.

    At the end A2 and Siteground are great hosts. Each have their pros and cons. It’s like choosing Apple vs Android. comes down to preference i believe as both companies offer a great service.

  4. Siteground vs A2 hosting vs Fastcomet vs CloudWays:

    I would suggest that you go with A2 Hosting but for shared hosting, also check FastComet. However, if I were in your shoes, I would pay extra for a VPS or cloud hosting such as Cloudways and I’ll never worry about server issues. The time it takes me to solve various issues with shared hosting over a year will probably accumulate to about 40 or more working hours. So you decide if you want to pay extra and have a good host or buy a cheap package with a lot of rising issues which will consume your time.

    A basic calculation. If you’re going with good shared hosting, you’ll be paying about $70-$140 a year. However, when you’ll be going with a cloud hosting like Cloudways, you’ll pay about $22 a month and that totals to about 4 months of decent shared hosting. During that time, wouldn’t you earn some revenue and focus primarily on your work instead of server issues?

    Visit CloudWays

  5. SiteGround Hosting Support:

    SiteGround is complete garbage now. The quality of support has nosedived over the past year or so. I have over 200 sites hosted on a VPS there and I am also looking to move. I also have around 50 sites on A2 and the support there is nonexistent. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t recommend SiteGround. The support used to be great, but now they triage support tickets and force you through a knowledge base type system. And when you do get a reply, there seem to be different levels of support staff. It used to be that all staff had good dev or server admin skills. But now frontline staff take on tickets and reply straight out of their knowledge base. They also take up to 24 hours to reply to support tickets if they don’t consider it urgent. It’s the usual story of not being able to scale support and maintain quality.

    I have a custom, enterprise tier plan with WPEngine for a dedicated Google Cloud server. I’ve literally not thought for 5 minutes about hosting related issues for 3 years. Support is extremely responsive and resolves any requests on the spot. Backups, CDN, security are all in a very good place. You can nickel and dime your way around the annual promotions for EIG companies that are a dime a dozen…but if you want to get out of the business of managing your host rather than your business, you’ll save 10x by freeing up the time and headaches that are inherent with cheaper alternatives.

    I would assume you’d want a dedicated server. If the numbers don’t work…you could probably bucket your sites based on traffic volume, the client spends, etc. and get the priority ones on better resources for peace of mind. Stick with the cheaper hosts for low risk, low reward sites as long as the server gets you acceptable performance and you figure out a seamless deployment pipeline. migrate the remaining sites when you can justify the cost or renegotiate terms. I would definitely recommend engaging with a sales rep at WPEngine. Segmenting the sites by traffic volume and providing database size, bandwidth, etc. could land you with a creative option at WPEngine for leveraging different tiers for sites in a negotiated deal.

    Cloudways is a great way to get on Cloud for a reasonable price and good customer service. Hard to beat. WP Engine in my experience is also good, but I prefer Cloudways.

    WPX Hosting is good with great support but more expensive than SG and A2! But yes, I agree SG hosting isn’t what it used to be!

    Visit WPX Hosting

  6. Web hosting unbiased reviews:

    It is almost impossible to find honest reviews on web hosting. This is because hosting companies spend the bulk of their marketing dollars on compensation to referrals. In general, any review site that lists Bluehost, GoDaddy, HostGator, or DreamHost among their top sites is bogus. When I ask someone about their experiences with their hosting provider, the first thing I ask is, “What kind of problems have you had and how were they handled.” If someone tells me that they love their provider and have never had any problems whatsoever, that doesn’t tell me much. It’s kind of like the joke.

    Bluehost vs GoDaddy vs SiteGround:

    I started with Bluehost but after my site constantly being down several times a day and atrocious customer service I did some research and SiteGround was the top recommendation every time. They had my site up and running on their servers within 2 hours. On the day that I did this Bluehost was down for another 8 hours! So yea gets rid of them! Switched from Bluehost to Siteground. Customer service is like day and night. But looks like they slightly increased the price. Godaddy has gotten much worse in the last few years. Some plugins don’t work with their wp services. Planing to move another site to Siteground.

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    Siteground vs DigitalOcean WordPress Hosting Review:

    I have used SiteGround in the past, and while I thought their services were good, their support (which appears to be a big part of what you pay for, given it’s quite an expensive service) is lacking in recent months. I have since moved on to a VPS with DigitalOcean, managed by RunCloud. I spend $15/month on RunCloud, but only because I have multiple servers and multiple users, and $5-10/month on each server (depending on how much disk space I need, and the traffic of the site). RunCloud does have a free plan for just one server and a single user, so you could potentially cut costs back to just $5/month. It’s super easy and intuitive, and there are plenty of help docs to get you started.

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    A2 Hosting WordPress Hosting Review:

    A2 Hosting is the best hosting company I’ve ever used, to be honest. And I don’t see myself going anywhere else. They have always addressed any issue very promptly. Their overall user experience is excellent. And all websites I build on their boxes are super fast. I’ve used SiteGround years ago before I switched to A2 Hosting. And the comparison isn’t even close in my opinion. I moved from SiteGround to A2 Hosting because of the constant annoying “account overage” warnings. Same sites on A2 Hosting, no such issue at all. On the rare occasions I’ve had to contact support, they’ve been ok and managed to resolve my questions.

  7. Why SiteGround is the best?

    SiteGround. The longest I have ever had to wait to get support on their chat is three minutes, most of the time it is within a minute. I often build sites for my clients in a shared host account I have there. When I move the site to the client’s host, the sites always move slower. A lot of other hosts don’t go as fast. I don’t have experience with the other one, but I can put in one vote for SiteGround.

    Visit SiteGround

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    A2 Hosting vs SiteGround:

    Siteground has great support so far and I have nothing to complain about performance. I like the pricing, they support LetsEncrypt out-of-the-box (free SSL certificate) and usually you get a pretty fast response from their team when needed. Siteground WordPress installer is pretty good also, your install won’t be bloated with lots of stuff you have no idea where it came from.

    Take a look at Astra vs OceanWP WordPress Theme? also.

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  8. I moved from SiteGround to A2 Hosting because even on the SiteGround GoGeek plan with almost no traffic (maybe 100+/month?) I keep getting emails about resource over usage which was very annoying (turns out it was due to spam bots)

    I have no issues with A2 Hosting. SiteGround support is great, but then again I never had a chance to interact with A2’s support because I haven’t needed to. I’m just glad I’m not getting all those resource over usage emails anymore!

    It was ridiculous that I was on the highest tier and yet my site was getting suspended due to traffic that wasn’t even mine. They wanted me to upgrade to their VPS hosting so I noped out of there.
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    A2Hosting The best host that I have ever seen. Great support. Everything is just great. Pay for a trial

  9. If performance, size and scalability matter I wouldn’t choose either of those hosts but if you have to use one of those companies then give A2 a whirl. I’d personally recommend a Vultr VPS where you have some flexibility for scaling WooCommerce if necessary which becomes very difficult on cPanel hosts.

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