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Turbo Servers (Up To 20X Faster)
  • More Resources Per User
  • Fewer Users Per Server
  • Faster Performance vs. Apache

An Aberdeen Group study shows a 1-second page load delay causes a 7% decrease in conversion rates, 16% decrease in visitor satisfaction and 11% fewer page views. Don't fall victim to a slow host.

Our Turbo servers provide a drop-in Apache replacement that load pages up to 20X faster page loads compared to standard hosting. What makes our Turbo servers so fast?

  • Fewer users per server
  • A2 Optimized - Powered By APC/OPcache & Turbo Cache
  • Uses less CPU and memory than Apache
  • Handles connections faster and more efficiently
  • Provides enhanced stability

Learn more about how our Turbo Servers can make your site fly!

Website Staging

Create an independent clone of your website to test your site updates, plugins, themes and more before they are made live to your audience.

Jetpack Personal License (Single-URL)

Jetpack is a powerful toolkit/plugin loaded with resources to enhance your WordPress account and site. It bundles a number of fantastic tools to help you design, secure, and grow your site. Not only does Jetpack include free backups, you also get a number of features to boost the speed and security of your website including:

  • Backups - Daily, Automated & Easy-To-Use
  • Photon Unlimited Image CDN
  • Lazy Loading Images
  • Brute Force Protection
  • Automated Spam Filtering
  • Website Stats
  • 100’s of Free WordPress Templates
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We've got a lot of cool features we want you to try. So do it! Try us risk free! If you decide we're not the right host for you, just cancel your account and we'll give you a full refund within 30-days or a prorated refund for your unused service after 30-days. It's that easy! That's unlike other hosts where once you've tried their service and want a refund, you're out of luck.

WordPress Pre-Installed with A2 Optimized

This is industry leading Managed WordPress Hosting! You don't have to worry about installing or setting up WordPress! In fact, your WordPress install comes pre-configured with our A2 Optimized setup! A2 Optimized is a result of our team of WordPress experts testing and determining the fastest, most secure WordPress settings.

Perpetual Security w/ Free HackScan

Fixing a hacked site is a major headache. We want to make your life easier so we include free HackScan protection to help block hacks before they can do damage your site. HackScan is just one feature of Perpetual Security; our proactive protection against malicious hackers and security threats! Additional Perpetual Security features:

  • KernelCare - Daily, Automatic & Rebootless Kernel Updates
  • Reinforced DDoS Protection
  • Dual Web Hosting Firewall
  • Brute Force Defense
  • Auto-Heal Hosting Protection
  • Virus Scanning
  • Server Hardening
  • 24/7/365 Security Monitoring
24/7/365 Guru Crew Support

REAL Hosting Support! REAL Smart. REAL Fast. REAL Experience.

Submit a ticket. Email us. Call us. Chat with us. Wherever you are. Whenever you need us, 24/7/365.

We’re here for you! We're here for you at 3:00 AM, when the ball drops on New Years Eve or even on February 29th.

We’ve hand-selected our support technicians. The Guru Crew is here to track down the solution to your hosting questions. Whether you need advanced PHP Hosting support or have a question about how to get your blog set up, the Guru Crew is here.

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Free SSL Certificate (HTTPS via Let's Encrypt)

A2 Hosting has partnered with Let’s Encrypt to provide you with free and automated SSL Certificates for enhanced website security and protection. Let's Encrypt gives websites trusted HTTPS for an encrypted connection. Best of all, Let's Encrypt protection is setup automatically for your domain by default! It's a no click SSL Certificate configuration!


Everything You Want In A Managed WordPress Hosting Solution

We listened to the WordPress community, WordPress users and our customers to design the ultimate Managed WordPress Hosting solution.

WP Engine vs A2 Hosting - What Our Customers Have To Say?

We strive to offer the fastest, easiest and most reliable WordPress Hosting around. It begins with our blazing fast service that you can depend on backed by our 24/7/365 Guru Crew. Here are just a few A2 Hosting customers who have enjoyed our service.

WP Engine vs A2 Hosting: A2 Is The Best In The Industry!

Not ready to choose A2 Hosting yet? See how A2 Hosting stacks up against those other hosting providers. Click a host below to see a head-to-head comparison and why A2 Hosting is better! You can also compare our most popular hosting plans against each other.

Compare WP engine vs A2 Hosting

The speed graph shown on this page compares average loading times for a webpage on WP engine and A2 Hosting. We gathered these results from diagnostics we collected before and after a website was moved from WP engine to A2 Hosting. At A2 Hosting, we do not gauge whether websites moving from WP engine had any specialized packages concerning speed. It also does not take into account whether the website is using a specialized speed package from A2 Hosting (for example, our “Turbo” package). It is simply a before and after test to find the average load time for a website hosted with A2 Hosting and WP engine.

About WP engine

WP engine is a web hosting company that specializes in Managed WordPress Hosting solutions. WP engine was founded in 2010 by Jason Cohen, Ben Metcalfe and Cullen Wilson. They are headquartered within Austin, Texas. WP engine has offices worldwide located in San Francisco, London and Limerick, Ireland.

WP engine has worked with the technology incubator Capital Factory. The Capital Factory has often worked with start up companies like WP engine offering a number of support services.  Both organizations are located in in Austin, Texas.

As of 2018, Jason Cohen was still with the company serving the role of Chief Technology Officer. His previous projects before founding WP engine included IT WatchDogs as well as Smart Bear. As CEO of Smart Bear, he helped create a professional-grade tool used specifically for code review. Cohen has also worked as both a partner and mentor to the Capital Factory.

WP engine vs A2 Hosting

When choosing a web hosting company, it's a good idea to compare the web hosting companies A2 Hosting versus WP engine. This is especially true if you're interested in WordPress Hosting as both offer Managed WordPress Hosting solutions. While A2 Hosting offers both Shared WordPress Hosting solutions and Managed WordPress, WP engine specializes more specifically in Managed WordPress solutions. For enhanced security for site visitors, both A2 Hosting and WP engine offer free Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates. Both WordPress Hosting companies have been around for quite some time. WP engine was launched in 2010 while A2 Hosting was launched in 2003 and has been independently owned ever since.

*A2 Hosting is in no way affiliated with WP engine or endorsed by WP engine. The information on this webpage is solely for the purpose of informing our potential customers, like you, about your options when choosing a hosting service. The prices shown are the minimum prices for hosting services provided by A2 Hosting and WP engine as of the date this webpage was created. Pricing and features are subject to change.