Update: I’m no longer using A2 hosting which is the provider this thread was originally about. I switched to Siteground. I’ve updated this thread’s title to include Siteground. A2 is still a good option, no major complaints. I switched because I thought for a moment I was done managing a website and canceled my services. Then a few months later I decided to start up again with a new Flarum installation and a new host. It was a fresh start. I had used Siteground a long time ago. They’ve made a lot of positive (in my opinion) changes since I last used them and so I decided to give them another try.
I may or may not come back and update this post should I switch again. At the time of typing this update it was September 2021 and I was still with Siteground. I currently have no plans on switching again anytime soon. 😌 More thoughts are here.
Here’s what this post originally said:
I do not work for this company and I do not make any money if you were to sign up. But, this is a popular topic here at Discuss Flarum... people asking if there are good shared hosting companies Flarum will run on. So, I thought I'd speak up and give my suggestion. And I know that there are approximately two other threads here talking about A2 Hosting. But, they are older threads, plus third time's a charm. Or something like that.
I signed up for A2 Hosting originally just to host a WordPress blog. Then I discovered Flarum. It turned out, this host already had everything I needed. SSH access, and anything else Flarum needs to run.
I've used this host for over a year now. In the past, with other hosts, by now something goes wrong which makes me not like the host. But so far, no issues with A2. They are reliable, and my websites run fast. They aren't owned by any creepy, bad mega companies either (that I know of).
Plus, I know for sure my how to install Flarum on shared hosting instructions work with this host. Because I made these instructions while installing Flarum with this host.
I think that's about it. They have other plans too that I haven't tried yet like VPS, dedicated servers and all that jazz. And, they haven't been in the news lately about being hacked. That's always good. 🙂