Comparing A2 Hosting & WP Engine

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 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.

Hosting Comparison
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    • 40% Faster AMD EPYC CPU Performance
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    • A2 Optimized - Powered By APC/OPcache & Turbo Cache

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    Easy Site Cloning & Staging

    A staging site generates an exact copy of your production site allowing you to test features or make changes without the risk of breaking something.

    Pre-Installed Jetpack WordPress Optimization Suite (Single-URL)

    A WordPress toolkit loaded with tools to help you speed up, secure, build and promote your site!

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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 rounded up to the next full month of service . 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.

    A2 Optimized WordPress: Pre-Configured Security & Performance Boosts

    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)

    A2 Hosting provides you with free and automated SSL Certificates for enhanced website security and protection. Your websites get a trusted HTTPS for an encrypted connection. Best of all, our SSL Certificates are setup automatically for your domains by default! It's a no click SSL Certificate configuration!

    Everything You'd Want in a WordPress Hosting Solution

    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.

    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.

    A2 Hosting vs WP Engine: 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.

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