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An evaluation of AIDA Host

We, at babibom.com, have selected 'AIDA Host' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. Hence we expect that this brief evaluation of 'AIDA Host' is perhaps going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the World, because the mere fact is that 'AIDA Host' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing approximately the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'AIDA Host' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at babibom.com, have noted is the modest prices of the shared web page hosting accounts supplied by 'AIDA Host'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting packages provided by 'AIDA Host' are powered by a custom invented, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a different group of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have colossal complications with, since cPanel is a single server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web page hosting vendors cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to make their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual cloud hosting solution. With a shared website hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the webspace hosting price amazingly low (since plenty of users are located on the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud web page hosting solution, permits you to pay only for the resources that you really require, precluding a situation where you pay for a powerful web hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small web site hosting package that cannot accommodate your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Hence, you save capital that you can expend on advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every web page hosting plan delivered by 'AIDA Host' contains an online site builder and over forty widely used script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'AIDA Host' provides shared web hosting accounts in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European server farms - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, almost the entire planet is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and dependable website hosting service at a convenient location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans supplied 'AIDA Host' are quite well equipped and are available at a budget price (starting from $3.86 for the Bronze plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a Virtual Private Server may appear difficult to handle. That's perhaps why 'AIDA Host' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to administering a typical shared webspace hosting plan via a website hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting plan such as a free web site building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared web space hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not ship with root access (we, at babibom.com, regard this as a minor minus), but the good point is that they are administered through the same web page hosting CP GUI as the shared website hosting accounts. This suggests that a known graphical interface is accessible by all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a VPS hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a VPS web hosting server can furnish them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-class web servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'AIDA Host' can be categorized as being amazingly affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Level 1 package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In babibom.com's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful web hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'AIDA Host' have drawn the same conclusion too. To fulfil its clients' needs, 'AIDA Host' supplies a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers arrive with: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and stable performance of any sort of site. In 'AIDA Host's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from babibom.com, consider that all dedicated server solutions provided by 'AIDA Host' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every web server comes with free invoicing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'AIDA Host' are all unmanaged. We, at babibom.com, deem this a little weakness, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An array of Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (babibom.com's) forecast is that the superb point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our (babibom.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'AIDA Host' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Earth package.