A2 Hosting disaster


A2 Hosting disaster in April 2019

A2 hosting already had poor uptime, and it reached a new level. Its entire Windows fleet was brought down on Tuesday (2018-04-23) morning, and the did not restore all the services until Friday.  There must have been thousands, if not tens of thousands of businesses with their websites, emails down for three days. 

What is even worse than downtime: data of two months have been lost. They restored their servers with 2-month old backup.

The data breach, long time to recover and unthinkable backup interval all point to: incompetence. 

No one should use A2 hosting for serious business.  They may be OK for casual personal websites. 

Some Windows servers were down again on August 22.  It lasted for 5 days.  This is not acceptable even for hobby websites.  Prior to this second disaster, ASP.net web apps' performance slowed down so much that websites became nearly unusable.

A2 hosting claims that it is profiting and growing.