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A review of AIDA Host

We, at, have selected 'AIDA Host' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Hence we presume that this short evaluation of 'AIDA Host' is probably going to be very useful for other people from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'AIDA Host' currently delivers 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). Thus, covering almost the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'AIDA Host' in a few words:

Shared Web Page Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at, have spotted is the low prices of the shared website hosting plans supplied 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 space hosting plans offered by 'AIDA Host' are powered by an in-house designed, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an independent bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have immense complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web page hosting firms cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to devise their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting packages, which are powered by a real cloud hosting platform. With a shared web page hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus retaining the hosting price very low (because plenty of customers are located on the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really require, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web space hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a small hosting account that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. Hence, you save capital that you can expend on publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every site hosting account delivered by 'AIDA Host' sports an online website builder and more than forty popular script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'AIDA Host' supplies shared hosting accounts in several different countries across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data centers - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. In this way, almost the whole Earth is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and reliable web space hosting service at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting packages offered 'AIDA Host' are quite well furnished and come at a budget price (starting from $3.86 for the Bronze plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a VPS may appear troublesome to manage. That's probably why 'AIDA Host' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American data center facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to managing a normal shared account through a site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared account such as a fee-free site builder and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting accounts. When matched against a shared site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not come with complete root-level access (we, at, think of this as a minor negative point), but the advantage is that they are managed via the same webspace hosting CP user interface as the shared hosting plans. This goes to say that a user-friendly graphical user interface is available to all users who are not self-confident enough to manage a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a virtual hosting server can deliver. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful hyper-advanced hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'AIDA Host' can be dubbed as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Level 1 plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web stores with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'AIDA Host' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its users' needs, 'AIDA Host' provides a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers have: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable performance of any sort of website. In 'AIDA Host's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server plans delivered by 'AIDA Host' are also suitable for starting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server comes with free billing transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'AIDA Host' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a small minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you require aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers various extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the exceptional drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any FTP software useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'AIDA Host' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Earth plan.