I recently had a chance to interview Bryan Muthig, CEO of A2 Hosting, Inc. who has graciously agreed to support the Xen.org community with a hosted Xen VM for a variety of community needs. Highlights of the interview are detailed below….
Q - Tell me some basic information about A2Hosting for the readers?
A2 Hosting is a quality Linux Hosting company. We offer affordable VPS, shared, reseller and dedicated hosting solutions. We are steadily growing and take pride in our ability to offer top-notch, real support from our customer service team that we call the Guru Crew. Another aspect that sets us apart from our competitors is our aptitude for remaining on the cutting edge for the technologies that we support (including PHP, MySQL and many more). We have worked hard to develop this stellar reputation. A2 Hosting welcomes your readers to visit our customer feedback page at http://www.a2hosting.com/about/testimonials to read more about our customers’ experiences with our service.
Q – Why use open source Xen in your hosting solution?
We have been very pleased about the positive experiences that our customers have had with Xen. Our Xen VPS platform provides our customers with an affordable and feature-filled alternative to dedicated hosting. These Xen plans offer a number of popular operating system options including Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. We also offer LxAdmin and cPanel control panels with most of our Xen VPS packages. These control panels are perfect for webmasters looking to maximize the benefits experienced with Xen Hosting. We will even install them to your account for a nominal fee. Please visit our Xen Hosting page found here http://www.a2hosting.com/server-software/xen-vps-hosting for more information.
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee for customers interested in trying A2 Hosting, risk free.
Q - Are there any other open source technology you leverage to manage, monitor, etc Xen?
Our Xen hosting servers are compatible with a huge range of open source applications. There are way too many to name, but some of the most used software applications that our customers use include Drupal, Elgg, Magento, Dolphin, Joomla and many more.
Q – How has open source Xen enabled your success?
A2 Hosting is always looking to support the very best in web development technology. Xen has allowed us to expand our product offering and to meet specific technical requirements for many of our customers. Not only do we offer multiple VPS plans, but our customers choose their virtualization platform, including Xen.
Q – Has anyone at A2 contributed back to the community?
A2 Hosting has been happy to pledge hosting accounts to Xen administrators to further the voice of their community.
Q - Is there anything that you would like to tell the community? New features? Issues?
One of the things that we have been working on recently is creating strategic partnerships with companies that can aid in the success of our customers’ websites. Every A2 Hosting plan now includes $145 in free PPC ad credits, free analytic accounts, free customer/visitor accounts and much more.