Digital Ocean vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Digital Ocean Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
13 hosting plans 58 hosting plans
Starting price CA$5.00 / month CA$0.00 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
2.7
4.7
Reliability 2.5
4.5
Pricing 3.0
4.5
User Friendly 2.5
4.5
Support 2.5
4.5
Features 3.0
4.5
User Reviews
101 reviews 1791 reviews
Latest positive review
Great Service
John Howard,
8.8
Digital Ocean is a highly customisable cloud hosting service with reasonable rates. The only drawback for non-technical customers is you will need to configure your server VIA the command-line – the good thing is Digital Ocea... More n has easy to follow documentation that shows you how to do this among many other things. Less
Reliable and Efficient
Gerard Willett,
10
Reliable and Efficient is what I would say about A2 Hosting. Whenever I find myself needing technical support because I am not technically minded the tech support at A2 Hosting always come to my rescue in a timely fashion. If... More ever I was asked who I would recommend as as hosting service. A2 Hosting is my preference. Less
Latest negative review
terrible hosting!
Omer Ilyasli,
2.0
I have used Digital Ocean for more than 2 years and I regret it.
I started over the recommendation of our freelancer, but in 2 years, I always had a hard time, from setting up, to managing, to backup, and performance, everyt... More hing was very hard and confusing for me. And whenever I had a problem and opened a ticket, I only received automated responses and never heard from a real person answering my messages! In the end, one of my sites was hacked because of Digital Ocean and they didn't even bother to respond to me for anything at all!
I finally pulled the plug and changed to another hosting provider which I am happy with!
So, in short, if you are not a genius with IT, stay away from Digital Ocean. Or if you use, pray that you will not have any problems and will need technical support, because if you do, support will be nowhere to be found!
Stay away at all costs! You will regret it!
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The worst service ever, stay away
Ahmed AbuNassar,
2.0
For every problem you have they will ask you to upgrade to vps, even you can’t set your cron job to run every 5 minutes for this to happen you need a vps , stay away
Shared Hosting
No
4 plans from CA$2.99 to CA$12.99
Under $4 No

Startup

CA$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Startup plan
Under $8 No

Drive

CA$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Drive plan
Over $10 No

Turbo Max

CA$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo Max plan
VPS
No
13 plans from CA$0.00 to CA$99.99
Under $4 No

Start for free

CA$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Start for free plan
Under $8 No

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

CA$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 1 - Unmanaged plan
Over $10 No

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

CA$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan
Dedicated Server
No
17 plans from CA$129.99 to CA$599.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Unmanaged Hyper 1

CA$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
13 plans from CA$5.00 to CA$960.00 6 plans from CA$4.99 to CA$74.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8

$5

CA$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View $5 plan

Runway 1

CA$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Runway 1 plan
Over $10

$10

CA$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View $10 plan

Runway 4

CA$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan
Website Builder
No
4 plans from CA$2.99 to CA$18.99
Under $4 No

1-PAGE

CA$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1-PAGE plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

BASIC

CA$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
CDN
No
4 plans from CA$2.99 to CA$12.99
Under $4 No

STARTUP

CA$2.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
View STARTUP plan
Under $8 No

DRIVE

CA$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DRIVE plan
Over $10 No

TURBO MAX

CA$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View TURBO MAX plan
Resellers
No
6 plans from CA$18.99 to CA$44.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Kickstart

CA$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
View Kickstart plan
SSL
No
4 plans from CA$49.99 to CA$929.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Basic SSL DV

CA$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Basic SSL DV plan
Data Centers
3 of 6 0 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js Yes Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 0 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: A2 Hosting

Aviran Zazon HostAdvice COO

A2 Hosting is one of those companies that just performs well in all categories, and they do so very consistently. DigitalOcean is a good hosting company, and most of their customers are very satisfied. The fact remains, however, that A2 Hosting is ranked higher in every measured category, and in many cases, significantly higher. When you opt for A2 Hosting, you’ll have access to skilled support staff, great prices, excellent features, and much more, which is why they are the winner in this matchup.