Thanks for the reminder. I forgot about that because I paid for multiple years up front. And, that's why I paid for multiple years because I knew the cost would go up. You're right, after your first month, or after your first few years, however you paid, the cheapness goes away. I removed that "it's cheap" sentence from my original post.
So come to think of it, if I ever switch from A2, it will most likely only be because I can't afford it anymore. Although it's funny how I and others think about web hosting costs sometimes. Even the full price of $10/mo for "turbo," isn't bad when you think about other costs people are willing to pay for without batting an eye. Cable TV costs, mobile phone costs, and other subscriptions are higher than this.
phenomlab I've used A2 before in the past. Sadly, ONCE was enough.
That's too bad. I did recently see some negative posts about them from around 2017 which was before I signed up. Maybe they improved since you used them. I think anyone can have a bad experience with any company. I've been with several hosting companies. What I've found is, even ones others highly recommended to me, had things about them that I didn't like. I've only had to contact A2's tech support a couple times in a year and each time they helped quickly. And like I said, my sites are fast without extra caching. Faster than with other shared hosts I've used.
Let me put it this way, even if I ever switch hosts, I would always recommend A2 as an option to people. Because, compared to other similar types of hosts, they offer more features and I notice the speed difference (at least with their turbo plan, I haven't tried a lower plan). And, if I ever switch hosts, I'm sure it would be due to being cheap and thinking that I can find something cheaper. Ha! But, I would probably be disappointed if I ever switch to something cheaper. Either the host would be slower, or it would be harder to set things up.