A2 Hosting Vs SiteGround 2020

by Adam @ WPCrafter   |   Last Updated: February 24, 2020

A2Hosting is a US based hosting company that specializes in WordPress website hosting. They offer affordable prices, a stable hosting environment, and execelent support.

SiteGround is a highly recommended web host online because they have catered to WordPress users and yet still have affordable pricing. They are most known for their fast performance and equally fast support.

Current Pricing: $3.92
Current Pricing: $6.99

Both of these hosts provide a great service. I do have to give the edge to SiteGround, but if the cost was a factor I would recommend A2 Hosting all day long. You get more bang for your buck with A2 Hosting and the performance of the hosting is near identical. Also, keep in mind that SiteGround is metered hosting, so you have to choose your package based on expected monthly visitors which can be a huge negative. SiteGround is more WordPress focused and it's no surprise why they have such a loyal following.

A2 Hosting Pros

  • Uses SSD Drives
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • US Based Support

SiteGround Pros

  • Free SSL Certificate
  • FAST Knowledgable Support
  • WordPress Staging Enviroment
  • Free Website Migrations
  • Daily Backups

A2 Hosting Cons

A2Hosting is slightly more expensive than other shared hosting, but they more than makeup for it with higher quality hosting.

SiteGround Cons

  • Usage Is Metered / Limited
  • When Going Over Limits, Your Website Is Throtlled
  • Lacks Malware Removal
  • Renewal Price Is High
  • Easy To Get Kicked Off Service For High Usage

Ease Of Use

10/10

Ease Of Use

10/10

Service is super easy to use and they have exclusive features for WordPress users such as staging, migrations, performance optimizations and more.

Price / Value

10/10

Price / Value

10/10

You really can’t beat the value on the initial offer that saves you 70% when ordering. However, when you renew, be ready to pay full price.

Support

10/10

Support

8/10

Everyone raves about SiteGround support and I will agree that it’s better than most. It’s not perfect though, I have some issues that they didn’t fix properly.

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  1. Customer service on SiteGround just told me they don’t force any caching, and that it can easily be disabled if it’s causing any issues.

    1. Thanks for notifying me. I think it may be installed by default, so the user would need to know to disable it.

    1. Hey Albert, it will boil down to price for these 2. Siteground will be more expensive, but I think the performance is comparable. I will say that Siteground is a bit more innovative building their own custom staging feature, but as far as performance, they will be pretty much the same.

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