The first time you log into your A2Hosting account you will be asked to choose between the website builder or cPanel hosting. If you are trying to set up a simple WordPress blog opt for cPanel hosting. If you want to use A2Hosting templates and the simple drag and drop site builder tool, opt for the website builder. With over 1000 templates you are sure to find one that suites your business.
Once you have selected the website builder, choose which domain you want to build the site for. From thereon click proceed and you will be taken to the next step. This is where you will choose the template you want to use.
The builder makes it easy for you to upload images, add text, insert image galleries, add navigation menus, buttons, and much more. Since there is no programming required, all you have to do is drag and drop the various elements you want to add to your website. And you can have a brand new website up and generating traffic in 60 minutes or less.
eCommerce & A2Hosting
If you want to set up an online shop to sell products, check out HostingManual.net and see how A2Hosting can help with that as well. Unlike with their basic hosting package, with an eCommerce plan you will have multiple options. If you choose the website builder you will have access to 5 eCommerce add-ons to choose from.
The cheapest eCommerce add on is eCommerce 25. It costs $10.45 per month and will allow you to sell up to 25 products. If you need to sell more products there is also the eCommerce 50 for $18.45 per month and the eCommerce 1000 for $26.45 per month.
You also have the option of a dedicated IP and domain privacy. Most add-ons have a 33% discount on the first invoice. The discount will only apply to the first invoice, though: the subsequent invoices will be available at regular price.
You can also create an eCommerce site within cPanel using the “quick install” options. If you create an eCommerce site within cPanel it will be free of charge. ZenCart, Magento, TomatoCart and PrestShop are all available via “quick install”.
A2Hosting Quick Install
With A2Hosting quick install you can automatically install your favorite software to your domain of choice. Besides being able to install one of the most popular eCommerce solutions, you can also install your favorite content management software as well as your favorite blogging platform. There are literally a hundred different software you can install with the quick install feature offered by A2Hosting.
Some of the options you have available include Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, OS Ticket, Sugar CRM, Typo 3, MediaWiki, Concrete 5, phpBB Forum, Moodle, Nucleus, B2Evolution blog, Modx and Xoops, just to name a few.
What Forms of Payment Are Accepted By A2Hosting?
You can purchase hosting from A2Hosting using a credit card or debit card. Visa, Mastercard, Discover Network, American Express, JCB and Diners Club International are all accepted. Or if you prefer, you can use your PayPal account.
While some electronic may work for payment, gift cards and prepaid cards will not. A2Hosting does not accept cash, money order, bank wire transfer or check for payment.