How to Easily Login to Your A2 Hosting Account
You’ve probably heard of A2 Hosting, an affordable web host that supports WordPress and offers 24/7 customer support via live chat and email. They are the #1 recommended web host for WordPress by renowned review websites like Rated Better and Trustpilot, and they have thousands of satisfied customers who appreciate their high standards of excellence and unique approach to customer service.
To get started, visit www.a2hosting.com and click the big green Get Started button. Once you’re on their landing page, you’ll see that A2 Hosting supports not only WordPress but also many other popular CMSs like Joomla, Drupal, and more. From there, you’ll be guided through the setup process and, once that’s finished, you’ll be logged into your control panel where you can begin making changes to the appearance of your site.
Make Sure You Can Log In With Your Email
One of the first things you’ll want to do is to make sure that you can log in to your A2 Hosting account using your email address. If you don’t have a separate email address for your domain, you’ll have to use your cell phone to make calls or have the number forwarded to you. What happens if you forget your cell phone? You’ll have to reset your password using another method, which you can find out more about below.
Set Up Security
Next, you’ll want to set up some security so that others can’t access your personal information when you’re logged into your A2 Hosting account. You have two options here: you can either use a login secret, which is a special authentication key you’re given when you register, or you can choose to use 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication), which is an additional layer of security that requires you to enter a code sent to your mobile device (usually a text message) when you log in. Which one you choose depends on your own personal preferences.
Change Your Password
Once you’re logged in to your A2 Hosting account, it’s a good idea to change your password. Your new password should be different from your previous one and, if you use the same password for multiple accounts, it’s an excellent idea to change it on all of them.
Use Strong Passwords
It’s important to use passwords that are strong and complex. If you use the same password for multiple accounts, it’s imperative that each account has its own unique password. Never use passwords like ‘password’ or ‘123456′ because these are extremely easy to guess. Instead, try using a combination of characters and numbers to create a unique and strong password.
If you can’t remember your password, you can use the forgotten password functionality on the A2 Hosting login page to have an email sent to you with a link that’ll allow you to reset it. If you’ve recently forgotten your password, you can request a new one to be sent to you via email.
Monitor Your Email For Reset Messages
Once you’ve created a new email address for your A2 Hosting account (this email is used for resetting your password and verifying your email address), you’ll need to monitor this email for reset messages. For security reasons, A2 Hosting sends out a verification email containing a link that’ll allow you to reset your password. You can choose to remove this email from your contact list if you don’t want to receive future password reset emails from them.
Review Account Information
When you first set up your account, you’ll be asked to review your information. This is a manual step and, although it’s not required, it’s a good idea to go through it to make sure everything is accurate. You can enter a new contact email address, phone number, and/or mailing address as necessary.
Back Up Your Data
Finally, it’s important to back up your data. This is especially important if you’re planning on making any major changes to the appearance of your site or adding new content. You can purchase automatic backups that’ll be restored once you’ve logged in or created a manual backup in the form of a WordPress database that you can store on a separate device or location.
Once you’ve logged in to your A2 Hosting account, it’s a good idea to visit the dashboard to check on the status of your site. From there, you can access the software area of your account and download any upgrades offered by the host or view the list of your sites’ available backups. Backups are free and, as long as you have at least one active backup, you don’t need to purchase additional updates from A2 Hosting.