DreamHost vs A2 Hosting

DreamHost and A2 are both well-respected in the hosting industry, but we do believe that there is a clear winner. Below, we’ll break down their major similarities and differences, and then let you know which web host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 support
  • Linux-based plans
  • Free domain
  • Unlimited bandwidth and disk space
  • Wide-range of hosting plans
  • Uptime guarantee

Major Differences:

  • A2 has Windows hosting options for shared plans
  • A2 offers Turbo servers for speeds up to 20x faster than standard hosting
  • A2 is more suitable for beginners
  • A2 is significantly cheaper
  • Unlike A2, DreamHost does not use the industry-standard cPanel, which can cause difficulties for those accustomed to this format
  • DreamHost does not offer phone support
  • DreamHost has a lengthy 97 day money-back guarantee, whereas A2 has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee

Plans:

DreamHost hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
A2 hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • Reseller
  • WordPress

Prices:

A2 has the advantage. A2’s plans start at $3.92/month, while the cheapest DreamHost plan will cost you $7.95/month, and that’s only if you agree to a 3-year plan.

Conclusion:

While DreamHost has it’s strongpoints, we would recommend A2. A2 is faster, has equally as reliable uptime, and is much cheaper. While DreamHost does have an appealing money-back guarantee and solid performance, they lack phone support, they use a more complex cPanel, and they do not offer turbo servers.

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