Brad Litwin of A2 Hosting Interviewed about Joomla Hosting

Joomla Hosting Reviews interviews Brad Litwin of A2 Hosting. Litwin talks about company history, data centers, technical support, plans and more.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: April 15, 2013 | Updated: July 6, 2016
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Brad Litwin of A2 Hosting

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Brad. We are interested to learn more about A2Hosting, how you got started, and what you do best.

Q. How did A2Hosting get started?

Litwin: We really got our start by being one of the very first hosts to support PHP 5.

Q. Tell us about the company today? Where is it located? How many people work there? What is a typical day like?

Litwin: Right now our focus is on high-performance hosting solutions. Everyone wants a fast website, right? Plus we realize that page load speed has a direct impact on bounce rates, conversion rates and search engine rankings.

We're located in Ann Arbor, MI, but we do have employees located around the globe. We have roughly 25 employees right now and are growing rapidly.

Q. How is A2 Hosting Involved in the Joomla Community?

Litwin: We're actually a Platinum Global Sponsor for Joomla!

Q. What can you tell us about your data centers and server technology? How is the technology kept current?

Litwin: We offer our customers their choice of hosting in our US or European data centers. One of the most exciting developments is our solid state drives. When hosting on our SSDs, pages load up to 300% faster than standard hard drives. They're definitely a game changer!

Q. What are the support options? Where is Technical Support based?

Litwin: All of our support is US-based and English speaking. We offer ticket support, phone support, live chat, a forum and Knowledgebase.

Q. A2Hosting provides a range of hosting plans. Can you tell us a little about the plans? Where do you feel A2 Hosting Excels?

Litwin: When someone chooses A2 Hosting, we want them to be a customer for life, and our hosting plans reflect that. Many times someone signs up for a host, their site grows and they're already looking to switch because their host can grow with them. See plans

When someone has a successful website, we can seamlessly move them to our Managed VPS service and as they continue to grow, we can bump them again to a Dedicated server.

Q. What sets A2Hosting apart from the other hosting companies?

Litwin: Our biggest differentiator is our high-performance SwiftServer platform tuned by our 24/7 Guru Crew Support team is one of the biggest things that set us apart from our competition.

We also offer All-Inclusive Hosting, by loading our customers' accounts with free tools other hosts charge extra for. Customers get extras like Server Rewind Backups and HackScan protection.

Q. What is something people don't know about A2Hosting?

Litwin: That it couldn't be faster or easier to get started hosting a Joomla website at A2 Hosting. Each of our accounts are instantly activated and we offer an easy 1-click Joomla setup.

From there, our customers experience our high-performance, ultra-reliable service and will never want to change.

Q. Any future plans or anything else you would like to add?

Litwin: We will be launching our Cloud VPS Hosting service in the coming months!

Thanks for the interview Brad. We will interested to hear more about A2 Hosting's progress in the coming months.

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Steven Johnson

Steven is a Joomla web developer and worked with Joomla since the Mambo days. He has built websites for startup businesses all the way to for Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building websites and reviewing all types of technology.