Squarespace vs A2 Hosting

Squarespace and A2 are very different web hosts. Below, we’ll break down the comparison, and at the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support

Major Differences:

  • Squarespace is known for their aesthetically pleasing design templates
  • Squarespace functions as an all-in-one website builder
  • Squarespace is significantly more expensive
  • Squarespace  is ideal for designers, portfolios, photographers, boutique businesses, online shops and bloggers
  • A2 has a Turbo option for exceptionally fast page-loading speeds
  • A2 has more reliable uptime
  • A2 has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee, while Squarespace has a 14 day free trial
  • A2 has Windows hosting options for shared plans

Plans:

A2 hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • Reseller
  • WordPress
Squarespace hosting:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Basic
  • Advanced

Prices:

A2 has a big advantage here. A2’s cheapest shared plan costs $3.92/month, while the cheapest plan with Squarespace will run you $12.00/month.

Conclusion:

Although Squarespace has its strongpoints, we would definitely recommend A2 hosting overall. A2 is one of the best hosts out there in terms of performance, which includes top-notch uptime and extremely fast page-loading speeds. On top of this, A2 is also significantly cheaper. Squarespace functions as an all-inclusive website builder, which can be great for certain people, but it will limit the customizability of the websites. The general consensus is that while Squarespace is a good option for smaller sites that don’t need to be highly customized, but WordPress is a better option when it comes to flexibility and function.

For more information on A2 and Squarespace, check out the videos below: