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An assessment of AIDA Host

We, at howdt.com, have chosen 'AIDA Host' to be our current domain and hosting supplier. Hence we anticipate that this short evaluation of 'AIDA Host' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'AIDA Host' currently provides domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing virtually the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'AIDA Host' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The first detail we, at howdt.com, have detected is the inexpensive prices of the shared web space hosting solutions delivered by 'AIDA Host'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting plans furnished by 'AIDA Host' are driven by an in-house devised, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an individual set of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have mammoth complications with, because cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must build their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine cloud web site hosting platform. With a shared hosting package, each client pays only for his/her account, thus maintaining the hosting price really low (since lots of customers are located on one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web page hosting system, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful webspace hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a tiny web page hosting account that cannot shelter your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small package and upgrade as your web presence grows. Thus, you economize money that you can expend on promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Each web page hosting plan supplied by 'AIDA Host' contains an online website builder and more than 40 popular script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'AIDA Host' offers shared website hosting services in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Thus, approximately the entire Globe is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable website hosting solution at a preferred place. All in all, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'AIDA Host' are very well equipped and come at a very cheap price (beginning from $3.86 for the Bronze plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a virtual private web hosting server may appear tough to manage. That's probably why 'AIDA Host' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American data center in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a standard shared webspace hosting account through a hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting package such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web hosting plans. When compared to a shared web page hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not offer root privileges (we, at howdt.com, regard this as a slight problem), but the good point is that they are managed through the very same web hosting CP tool as the shared plans. This implies that a user-friendly graphical user interface is available to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a virtual private web server can provide them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which host the virtual web server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'AIDA Host' can be categorized as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $20.00 for the Level 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to howdt.com, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'AIDA Host' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' anticipations, 'AIDA Host' provides a selection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'AIDA Host's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from howdt.com, think that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'AIDA Host' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as each and every server offers free invoice transaction software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers supplied by 'AIDA Host' are all unmanaged. We, at howdt.com, regard this as a tiny drawback, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (howdt.com's) prediction is that the splendid point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia Control Panel will possibly render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (howdt.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'AIDA Host' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Earth package.