A2 Reseller
Hosting Review

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  • SSD Disk
  • Free SSL
  • Multiple Server Location
  • Enhanced Security
  • Excellent performance
  • CloudFlare Free CDN
  • 1 Free Dedicated IP
  • Free Migration
  • Free eNom Domain Reseller Account
  • Server Rewind Backups
  • Expensive Renewals

A2 Overview

A2 Hosting was first started in 2001 by Bryan Muthig more as a hobby and provided hosting for family and friends. The company name A2 was chosen as a tribute to their home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A2 also practice GreenHosting and in 2007 they have partnered with Carbonfund.org a leading organization in the fight against global climate change to offset their carbon footprint. Carbonfund.org works together with A2 to fully offset their servers’ CO2 emissions. 

In our A2 Reseller Hosting Review, we will try to list and point out their Pros and Cons.

01 Performance

If you have visited A2 Hosting website, you would have noticed that they continuously repeat about SPEED and TURBO. Well, they are not wrong. A2 Hosting keeps up to their advertised performance.

One of the pluses of A2 is that they have many Data Center to choose from (Michigan, Arizona, Amsterdam, and Singapore.) This will be very useful so that you can get the nearest server location to your country. Although you can use their CDN to speed things up, getting a nearby server location is a definite plus.

We have a blank WordPress site loaded on their Michigan Data Center and we are monitoring their server uptime and performance. The site is hosted from a Reseller Hosting Plan and not on their Shared Hosting plan. We do this so that we can get valuable insights for our A2 Reseller Hosting Review.

Response Time Test

The response time of the site is a bit haywire and does not have a constant response time. Will need to wait out to see how it does on the average.

Data Center


Response Time


Live Monitoring



Avg : 1258 ms




Avg : 1591 ms


The Apdex score is a ratio value of the number of satisfied and tolerating requests to the total requests made. Each satisfied request counts as one request, while each tolerating request counts as half a satisfied request.


In simple word, the server’s performance is good if the score is close to 1 and bad if close to 0.

Load Test

We also wanted to see how our test site will handle traffic during peak time. For that, we use a tool called Load Impact.

The test gradually sends traffic up to 50 visitors at once for a duration of 12 minutes to see how the server handle the active requests. The test did not find any performance issue.

A2 Hosting Load Test-Michigan

The blue line represents response time and the green line represents the increasing number of visitors. The result shows that our test site has no performance issue and can handle 50 unique visits at the same time.

Speed Test

We also gathered speed test results of the hosted site from multiple locations for our A2 Reseller Hosting Review. We have shared our findings in the table below. The loading time is below 1 second for North America while more than 1 seconds for other regions.

This is quite normal since Data Center location has a positive impact on Loading Time. So you should always choose the Data Center that is nearest to you. We can surely bring down the loading speed if do some speed optimization and enable CND on the site. Since this is a test site, we never do any speed optimization. When compared with our other test sites, A2 scored the lowest Fully Loaded Time for Washington DC which is 289ms

Data Center / Speed Test Location

Fully Loaded Time

Fully Loaded Time

GTmetrix - Canada

Vancouver  - 2.2s

Vancouver  - 2.7s

Pingdom - Europe

Germany -1.22s
Londan - 1.10s

Germany -1.13s
Londan - 1.07s

Pingdom - America

North America
Washington D.C - 289ms
San Francisco - 443ms

South America 
Sao Paulo - 1.02s

North America
Washington D.C - 2.22s
San Francisco - 1..97s

South America 
Sao Paulo - 3.68s

Pingdom - Asia

Tokyo - 1.12s
Sydney - 2.11s

Tokyo - 1.29s
Sydney - 1.58.s

Speed test scores may vary a few milliseconds if you try to do the test again since server peek time and other factors can affect it. So, I will suggest you run the test yourself again using our test site URL.

02 Pricing

Their price is also very reasonable for the quality of the hosting environment and support that you get. If you have enough investment to start a web hosting business, I would strongly recommend you to get their 3 years plan. I say this because the discount they are offering is worth it for you to jump into a long term plan.

A2 Reseller Hosting Pricing

Not satisfied with A2 after sign up? Here comes the best part. They have an ANYTIME MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. So that means no contracts and you can cancel at any time. You have less risks. Anytime Money Back Guarantee does not mean that you can host for 6 months and request your money back.

Their Anytime Money Back Guarantee means you can cancel your account within your first 30-days for a full refund, or anytime after for a prorated refund of unused service after 30-days. It’s that easy. So far, A2 is the only Reseller Hosting provider that gives such a guarantee but such a guarantee doesn’t come without a strict policy.

Customers who desire a refund on a prepaid account after 30-days will be re-billed at the regular price as opposed to any discounted price from the use of a coupon. Only the difference between the prepaid amount and the re-billed regular price will be refunded.

03 User Friendly

A2 User Interfere is very clean and neat. You also have lots of features on their client management area..

04 Support

I have to say their support is one of the best. When you are choosing a reseller hosting plan, customer support is one of the utmost priority. You don’t want a host that take 24 hours to reply a support ticket because you will have clients who are pushing you so for a solution for their issues. Choosing a host that have 24/7 Live Chat can help to solve many of your headaches. When you are in the hosting business, you will get many sorts of clients, and patience is not one of their thing.

05 Features

Most hosting companies only provide Free WHMCS License key with their plans but A2 goes a little further than that. You can also choose Blesta billing software if you are more comfortable with it.

A2 Hosting cPanel has really good features. In fact, they have more than you could ask for. They have one of the best free backup. A2 has its own backup tool which they label as Server Rewind Backup. It allows you to easily restore files and databases. Their complimentary backups are provided for accounts up to 50GB. Each weekday backup in kept for 7 days while each backup taken on a Sunday is kept for a month.

A2-Server Rewind Backup
A2 Reseller Hosting cPanel has Select PHP Version function. This plugin is really useful because it allows us to select the PHP extensions that we require like soap,xmlrpc,zip, and ioncube which is needed for WHMCS to run perfectly. Most hosting environments don’t have this by default.

A2 Hosting Reseller Hosting cPanel
The image above shows A2 Reseller Hosting account cPanel.


I would strongly recommend this host based on our A2 Reseller Hosting Review because I never had any issue when configuring WHMCS for clients. I also received positive feedback from clients who Resell with them.

If you are not on a budget and looking for long term investment, then this is the right host for you. You can go with their 3 Year plan and choose the nearest Data Center to you.

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  • SSD Disk
  • Free SSL
  • Multiple Server Location
  • Enhanced Security
  • Excellent performance
  • CloudFlare Free CDN
  • 1 Free Dedicated IP
  • Free Migration
  • Free eNom Domain Reseller Account
  • Server Rewind Backups


  • Expensive Renewals

Server Locations

  • USA (Arizona)
  • USA (Michigan)
  • Europe (Amsterdam)
  • Asia (Singapore)