Site5 Hosting vs A2 Hosting

Speed Test: Site5 vs A2 Hosting

We have tested page speeds for Site5 users before and after switching to A2 Hosting. Here you'll see the improvement in page load time after Site customers have switched to A2 Hosting. The load time is listed in seconds. A lower load time means faster and better performanceClick here to learn how we performed this test.

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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.

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  • Fewer users per server
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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.

A2 Optimized Software - Pre-Tuned For Performance
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A2 Optimized ends the guesswork of how to get the fastest page loads for your software. Thanks to testing, testing and more testing, our team has created A2 Optimized.

Your A2 Optimized install, exclusive to A2 Hosting customers, provides auto-configuration for the most popular software including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, PrestaShop and more so you get the best performance and most secure settings. With auto-optimizations like compression and caching, you can turn your focus to building your site, writing content and promotion.

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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!

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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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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
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Site5 Hosting 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.

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A2 Hosting vs Site5

When comparing A2 Hosting versus Site5, you're bound to find a number of similarities as well as differences in their service offerings. Both A2 Hosting and Site5 offer Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting and Managed VPS services. Additionally, A2 Hosting customers can also choose from Unmanaged VPS and Cloud Hosting as well as Dedicated Servers in both managed and unmanaged varieties. Are you interested in hosting your sites and data closer to your visitors? Site5 offers hosting in their US Central data center. On the other hand, A2 Hosting offers hosting in numerous data centers located across the globe.

Are you ready to try out a Site5 or A2 Hosting account? The good news is that both companies offer money back guarantees so you can trial their services risk free. Site5 customers can try Shared and Reseller services risk free for 45 days while there is a 15-day money back guarantee on their Managed VPS services. A2 Hosting, on the other hand, offers an Anytime Money Back Guarantee on all of their web hosting services. This gives their users the ability to try their solutions completely risk free. Additionally, moving your websites to Site5 or A2 Hosting is especially easy thanks to free migrations. 

Both A2 Hosting and Site5 were independently launched. Site5 launched in 1999 with A2 Hosting getting their start a few years later in 2003. Both companies remained independently owned until 2015. That was the year that Site5 was purchased by EIG.

About Site5

Site5 is a web hosting company that was founded in 1999 by Joel Brown and Ben Welch-Bolen. Site5 remained independently owned until it was purchased by web hosting conglomerate Endurance International Group. In March 2016, Site5 customers were migrated to EIG's infrastructure. Site5's main services are Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting and Managed VPS solutions.

Speed Testing

The speed graph on this page compares average loading times for a webpage on Site5 and A2 Hosting. We gathered these results from diagnostics we collected before and after a website was moved from Site5 to A2 Hosting. At A2 Hosting, we do not gauge whether websites moving from Site5 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 Site5.

*A2 Hosting is in no way affiliated with Site5 or endorsed by Site5. 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 Site5 as of the date this webpage was created. Pricing and features are subject to change.