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A survey of AIDA Host

We, at cafemu.com, have chosen 'AIDA Host' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we deem that this brief assessment of 'AIDA Host' is perchance going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the World, because the mere fact is that 'AIDA Host' currently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'AIDA Host' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at cafemu.com, have perceived is the low prices of the shared web page hosting packages offered by 'AIDA Host'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting plans delivered by 'AIDA Host' are powered by a custom designed, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by an individual group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have mammoth problems with, because cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on one single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting distributors are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must create their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine clustered website hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her account, thus maintaining the web space hosting price very low (because a lot of clients are located on the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed require, escaping a situation where you pay for a high-end web space hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small webspace hosting account that cannot handle your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your site grows. In this way, you save money that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still new. Each and every hosting plan offered by 'AIDA Host' boasts an online web site builder and over forty popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'AIDA Host' supplies shared hosting accounts in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, virtually the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable site hosting service at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions supplied 'AIDA Host' are really well furnished and come at a very modest price (beginning from $3.86 for the Bronze plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little to no practice, a private virtual web server may appear tough to handle. That's perhaps why 'AIDA Host' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to administering a normal shared web site hosting plan via a hosting CP user interface. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared webspace hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not come with complete root access (we, at cafemu.com, think that this is a small weak point), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same CP tool as the shared site hosting plans. This goes to say that a known graphical environment is available to all users who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a virtual private web hosting server, yet need more power and features than a virtual private hosting server can supply them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-class servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web server hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), while the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'AIDA Host' can be branded as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Level 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In cafemu.com's opinion, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web stores with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful site hosting environment. It appears that the folks from 'AIDA Host' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its customers' demands, 'AIDA Host' provides a collection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the web hosting servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of web site. According to 'AIDA Host', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from cafemu.com, consider that all dedicated server specifications provided by 'AIDA Host' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server provides free-of-charge invoicing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers provided by 'AIDA Host' are all unmanaged. We, at cafemu.com, consider this a slight disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of website hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (cafemu.com's) forecast is that the exceptional drag and drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any FTP software program useless. Our (cafemu.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'AIDA Host' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Earth plan.