Post by mnu59 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:01 am

Hello

Has anyone already experience with A2 Hosting?
And perhaps also with the Europe servers?

Thanks in advance!

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Post by madimar » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:24 pm

Hi, surely my opinion may seem a little bit biased... but I can tell you anyway my experience. I joined recently A2Hosting Opencart liaison, and I'm also trying/using their hosting on a European server. You can check one of my demo sites hosted there, to see how they are fast. For example this one:

http://www.opencartzoom.com/demo/oc2102pl/

Consider that Turbo Servers basically use Litespeed as web server which is really light and fast, than SSD drives make their job.

Finally consider you can try and in case you are not satisfied, you can ask for a refund. Please check anytime money back guarantee!!!

https://www.a2hosting.com/anytime-money-back-guarantee

Let me know for anything, I'm here and write from Italy.

Regards,

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Post by zaidladha » Sun May 14, 2017 4:12 am

Just signed up a specific opencart account. Already having problems. First instead of opencart they installed some classified program called osclass. When I informed them and they tried to correct the problem they installed opencart incorrectly and I am getting page not found errors. Still day 1 and already problems. I would advise anyone to be ware this hosting company even though recommended by opencart.

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Post by stalker780 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:42 am

Awful hoster.
Used their VPS for more than a year. Created tickets every month, cause their servers are either unreachable or freezing.

At the beginning of Aug2017 they had a massive DDOS at their servers, and the best thing they could do - switch off my VPS with 20 websites on it for three days. No fresh backups, nothing... Just wait for DDOSers get tired.

Since then they applied limit of http requests, when loading product list page with 100 products in admin it took up to 2 minutes to load all images.

And finally they applied limits for their SSD IOPS... You won't believe... 10Mb/sec. A speed of a floppy ***ing drive. All my websites freezed :(

Also problems with their openVZ virtualization. They have an ancient kernel and don't plan to update it. I had to refuse from several programs cause they needed more fresh kernel.

And this cost me 550USD/year. 6cores, 4GB RAM, 100GB SSD. Yes, they sell this like SSD.

I must admit, they have fast and cheap cores. But I think they would apply a limit for them also if I used too much of CPU.

I tested another (3 times cheaper) German hosting and it worked 10 times faster than A2 with MySQL and files. I really mean it. 10 times faster literally on SQL requests and image resize/copy/etc. 0.5sec against 5.0sec at A2.

Today I move the last website from their hosting. That's enough.

Backuping and moving to a new hoster is also a pain. Creating a backup with this iops limit took me almost a whole day.

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# dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile1 bs=1024 count=1024536
1024536+0 records in
1024536+0 records out
1049124864 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 110.584 s, 9.5 MB/s
https://freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh

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[root@a2 ~]# sh bench.sh
Benchmark started on Thu Nov  9 19:00:27 EET 2017
Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log

System Info
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Processor	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Cores	: 6
Frequency	: 1599.899 MHz
Memory		: 4096 MB
Swap		:  MB
Uptime		: 6 days, 18:03,

OS		: \S
Arch		: x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel		: 2.6.32-042stab120.19
Hostname	: a2


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
---------------------
Your public IPv4 is 0.0.0.0

Location		Provider	Speed
CDN			Cachefly	81.4MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US		Coloat		4.55MB/s 
Dallas, TX, US		Softlayer	15.4MB/s 
Seattle, WA, US		Softlayer	14.3MB/s 
San Jose, CA, US	Softlayer	10.6MB/s 
Washington, DC, US	Softlayer 	5.14MB/s 

Tokyo, Japan		Linode		7.05MB/s 
Singapore 		Softlayer	13.0MB/s 

Rotterdam, Netherlands	id3.net		74.9MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands	Leaseweb	25.7MB/s 


Disk Speed
----------
I/O (1st run)	: 10.4 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)	: 9.9 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)	: 10.3 MB/s
Average I/O	: 10.2 MB/s

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sysbench 1.0.9 (using system LuaJIT 2.0.4)

Running the test with following options:
Number of threads: 2
Report intermediate results every 1 second(s)
Initializing random number generator from current time


Initializing worker threads...

Threads started!

[ 1s ] thds: 2 tps: 349.97 qps: 7012.38 (r/w/o: 4910.56/1399.88/701.94) lat (ms,95%): 9.06 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 2s ] thds: 2 tps: 383.12 qps: 7660.47 (r/w/o: 5361.73/1532.49/766.25) lat (ms,95%): 8.58 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 3s ] thds: 2 tps: 342.90 qps: 6866.98 (r/w/o: 4805.59/1375.60/685.80) lat (ms,95%): 8.58 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 4s ] thds: 2 tps: 337.64 qps: 6761.89 (r/w/o: 4740.01/1346.58/675.29) lat (ms,95%): 8.43 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 5s ] thds: 2 tps: 246.36 qps: 4931.17 (r/w/o: 3449.02/989.44/492.72) lat (ms,95%): 9.73 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 6s ] thds: 2 tps: 292.98 qps: 5841.60 (r/w/o: 4087.72/1167.92/585.96) lat (ms,95%): 9.39 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 7s ] thds: 2 tps: 237.00 qps: 4748.02 (r/w/o: 3326.02/948.00/474.00) lat (ms,95%): 9.22 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 8s ] thds: 2 tps: 64.99 qps: 1308.78 (r/w/o: 916.85/261.96/129.98) lat (ms,95%): 63.32 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 9s ] thds: 2 tps: 41.00 qps: 823.96 (r/w/o: 573.97/167.99/82.00) lat (ms,95%): 590.56 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 10s ] thds: 2 tps: 13.00 qps: 254.04 (r/w/o: 182.03/46.01/26.00) lat (ms,95%): 802.05 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
SQL statistics:
    queries performed:
        read:                            32368
        write:                           9248
        other:                           4624
        total:                           46240
    transactions:                        2312   (226.97 per sec.)
    queries:                             46240  (4539.49 per sec.)
    ignored errors:                      0      (0.00 per sec.)
    reconnects:                          0      (0.00 per sec.)

General statistics:
    total time:                          10.1842s
    total number of events:              2312

Latency (ms):
         min:                                  2.37
         avg:                                  8.80
         max:                                819.44
         95th percentile:                      9.22
         sum:                              20350.27

Threads fairness:
    events (avg/stddev):           1156.0000/4.00
    execution time (avg/stddev):   10.1751/0.00




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And here's a 12EUR/month VPS bench (XEN virtualization):

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[root@CentOS-74-64-minimal ~]# sh bench.sh
Benchmark started on Thu Nov  9 19:05:47 EET 2017
Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log

System Info
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Processor	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-26xx (Sandy Bridge)
CPU Cores	: 2
Frequency	: 1999.997 MHz
Memory		: 3790 MB
Swap		:  MB
Uptime		: 6:50,

OS		: \S
Arch		: x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel		: 3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64
Hostname	: CentOS-74-64-minimal


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
---------------------
Your public IPv4 is 0.0.0.0

Location		Provider	Speed
CDN			Cachefly	106MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US		Coloat		206KB/s 
Dallas, TX, US		Softlayer	5.52MB/s 
Seattle, WA, US		Softlayer	10.2MB/s 
San Jose, CA, US	Softlayer	10.2MB/s 
Washington, DC, US	Softlayer 	15.4MB/s 

Tokyo, Japan		Linode		7.97MB/s 
Singapore 		Softlayer	9.04MB/s 

Rotterdam, Netherlands	id3.net		51.4MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands	Leaseweb	95.4MB/s 


Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)	: 391 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)	: 515 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)	: 449 MB/s
Average I/O	: 451.667 MB/s

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sysbench 1.0.9 (using system LuaJIT 2.0.4)

Running the test with following options:
Number of threads: 2
Report intermediate results every 1 second(s)
Initializing random number generator from current time


Initializing worker threads...

Threads started!

[ 1s ] thds: 2 tps: 431.48 qps: 8634.58 (r/w/o: 6043.71/1725.92/864.95) lat (ms,95%): 6.09 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 2s ] thds: 2 tps: 406.07 qps: 8120.37 (r/w/o: 5683.96/1624.27/812.14) lat (ms,95%): 8.43 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 3s ] thds: 2 tps: 447.25 qps: 8959.07 (r/w/o: 6275.55/1789.01/894.51) lat (ms,95%): 6.09 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 4s ] thds: 2 tps: 478.01 qps: 9560.12 (r/w/o: 6692.08/1912.02/956.01) lat (ms,95%): 5.18 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 5s ] thds: 2 tps: 460.01 qps: 9191.27 (r/w/o: 6431.19/1840.05/920.03) lat (ms,95%): 5.67 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 6s ] thds: 2 tps: 484.51 qps: 9688.22 (r/w/o: 6781.16/1938.04/969.02) lat (ms,95%): 5.09 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 7s ] thds: 2 tps: 470.42 qps: 9414.41 (r/w/o: 6591.89/1881.68/940.84) lat (ms,95%): 5.57 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 8s ] thds: 2 tps: 446.07 qps: 8928.37 (r/w/o: 6251.96/1784.27/892.14) lat (ms,95%): 7.43 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 9s ] thds: 2 tps: 431.98 qps: 8636.55 (r/w/o: 6044.69/1727.91/863.96) lat (ms,95%): 8.28 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
[ 10s ] thds: 2 tps: 411.01 qps: 8227.12 (r/w/o: 5761.08/1644.02/822.01) lat (ms,95%): 8.58 err/s: 0.00 reconn/s: 0.00
SQL statistics:
    queries performed:
        read:                            62580
        write:                           17880
        other:                           8940
        total:                           89400
    transactions:                        4470   (446.64 per sec.)
    queries:                             89400  (8932.86 per sec.)
    ignored errors:                      0      (0.00 per sec.)
    reconnects:                          0      (0.00 per sec.)

General statistics:
    total time:                          10.0057s
    total number of events:              4470

Latency (ms):
         min:                                  3.31
         avg:                                  4.47
         max:                                 17.26
         95th percentile:                      6.79
         sum:                              19989.00

Threads fairness:
    events (avg/stddev):           2235.0000/20.00
    execution time (avg/stddev):   9.9945/0.00

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