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Do you have any Web Hosting questions? We have your answers! Below you'll find answers to the most commonly asked Web Hosting questions. Of course if you have any questions that are listed below, we encourage you to ask our 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support team. They'll be more than happy to help! We can't wait to work with you!
Web Hosting is absolutely essential If you would like to have a website published online for the world to see. A common thought is that registering a domain name is all that is needed to have your website online. Yes, a domain name is an important part of the puzzle as this is the address your visitors will type into their browsers to access your site. Web Hosting, on the other hand, is what makes it possible for your web site to be accessed by your visitors.
Web hosting is essentially the space you buy on a server that stores all the pieces that make up your websites. Once you your website is hosted by A2 Hosting, your visitors will be able to access your site by typing your domain name into their internet browser. Their computer is then connected with the server where your site is being hosted. The server then delivers the files that comprise your website to your visitors' browsers so they can view your site.
You'll have an easy time getting started with your new Web Hosting account! After you have purchased your A2 Hosting Web Hosting package, you will be sent a Welcome Email with login details to the My A2 Hosting control panel. My A2 Hosting includes everything you need to manage your Web Hosting account. You will find important information in your control panel including:
Publishing Your Website
To publish your web site's files so your audience can view it, upload the files to your account's public_html directory. You are able to update your web site files whenever you want to. However, your audience will not be able to view any files not included in the public_html directory (or within the subdirectory beneath public_html).
Configuring Your Domain Name
If you have a domain name that was not purchased from A2 Hosting that you would like to use with your A2 Hosting account, you will need to update that domain's nameservers (DNS). You won't have to do this if you bought your domain from A2 Hosting. It has already been done for you.
The nameservers and their IP addresses are listed in the Product Details of My A2 Hosting. The nameservers for your web hosting account are ns1.a2hosting.com, ns2.a2hosting.com, ns3.a2hosting.com, and ns4.a2hosting.com.
Requesting A Free Website Migration
Do you have an existing website that you would like to migrate to A2 Hosting? A2 Hosting will migrate it from your previous host for free! You can request your free website migration by completing this form.
At A2 Hosting, our motto is "Our Speed. Your Success." Those aren't just merely words but actually something we strive for each and every day. We really want you to succeed!
Why is site speed so important? Your visitor satisfaction rate, bounce rate and most importantly your conversion rate are all directly impacted by your page load speed. Each extra millisecond it takes your website to load has a negative impact on each of these critical metrics. There are a number of ways that you can ensure that your site loads quickly. That includes making sure that your software is up to date, using caching solutions and remove any website plugins that you're not using. However, one of the biggest factors that determine your page load speed is your host. A2 Hosting uses the best hardware, software and optimizations to ensure we offer the fastest Web Hosting. That means you get the fastest page loads speeds possible.
Do you have any Web Hosting service questions? You're in luck! Our amazing 24/7/365 support team fittingly named the Guru Crew is here to help. They're friendly, knowledgeable and are standing by ready to help! Just contact them via live chat, email or give us a call!
You may not be sure which plan to get started with. The good news is that our plans are completely scalable. That means that as your website grows, so can your hosting plan. Our team can help seamlessly move your sites and account into a higher resource Shared Hosting plan if you outgrow your existing plan. And if you happen to outgrow your Shared Hosting package, we'll even help move you into one of our VPS Hosting or Dedicated Server solutions. The good news is that you can stick with A2 Hosting for the entire live cycle of your website. We're excited to grow with you!
Get started now! You make amazing projects and need a Shared Hosting provider who can keep up. That's A2 Hosting! Trust us. We've been doing this since 2003. You're going to absolutely love our service! We're so confident of that fact, we offer an Money-Back Guarantee. That means you can you try us completely risk-free. If you decide we're not that right host for you (which won't happen), we'll give you a hassle-free refund! What are you waiting for? Give both your site and business the boosts they deserve! Choose A2 Hosting!
We strive to be different than those other Shared Hosting providers. We're not some generic service. As you know, our goal each and every day is to be the fastest web hosting provider and offer tools that other hosts are simply unable to offer you. Below are just some of the speed enhanced features available on our SwiftServers, our exclusive speed-enhanced hosting platform. Every A2 Hosting customer, including you, is hosted on our SwiftServer platform! While we won't give away the entire recipe for our special speed sauce, here are a few ingredients that ensure blazing fast performance for your websites.
Right alongside awesome support and blazing fast server speeds is the need to have a web hosting provider that you can depend on. Depend on A2 Hosting! We're the best shared hosting provider! We understand that there's nothing more frustrating than server downtime. When your website is down, it means that your visitors can't read your content and most importantly they can't purchase from your site. It's a total loss of opportunity as well as a waste of your time and hard work. We understand! That's why we handpick our engineers and use only the very best hardware, networks, data centers, software and industry techniques to ensure our servers run at optimal performance. At the end of the day, we want you to sleep easy knowing you made the right decision choosing A2 Hosting for all of your web hosting needs. We want you to feel confident that your business is in our trusty hands. That's why your Web Hosting account will also include our 99.9% Uptime Commitment!
One of the tools not listed in the cPanel features above is something called Softaculous. Use Softaculous to install the web's most popular software to your account with 1-click. That includes some of the web's most used solutions including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. With Softaculous, you won't have to worry about fumbling around with download files, uploading install files or having to hire a developer to help you install the software you want on your Web Hosting account. All you will have to do is log into cPanel and click the Softaculous icon. From there you'll see categories of solutions you can add to your account. These categories include blogs, content management systems, eCommerce carts, forums, wikis and so much more. You can also use the Softaculous search feature to find the exact software solution you want to use.
You'll even receive an email from Softaculous informing you when new versions of the software you've installed are available. You can log right into your cPanel account and update your software with a click of your mouse within the Softaculous interface. This will ensure that you have the most up to date features helping keep your site both secure and running at optimum performance.
Are you an experienced developer? You'll be happy to hear that we actually made a name for ourselves for being the "developer-friendly" web host. In fact, we were one of the very first hosts to offer PHP 5! Of course, technology (and PHP versions) have changed a lot since we started back in 2003. However, our dedicated commitment to loading your account with the very best web development tools has not! You get support for the very best versions of PHP, MySQL, Apache, Python and more as well as resources like free SSH access, version control software (like Git) and so much more.
It doesn't matter if you have a Mac, Linux or Windows-based computer, you can choose our Linux Hosting regardless of your computer's operating system. Your Shared server will support the very best versions of Apache, PHP, MariaDB and many more! That way you know you can host your favorite software solutions on our servers!