Reviews and expert opinion AHosting

Ranked 1582nd from 1946 Web Hosting
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.0
Support
4.3
Jackie Goldstein
Jackie Goldstein
Web Hosting Expert
AHosting has been in the web hosting business for more than a decade. Customer support is quick, and the company’s hosting plans for video and music streaming are among the cheapest you will find.

Overview

AHosting

U.S.-based AHosting has been providing hosting solutions for individuals and businesses since 2002. As an American company, English is the principal operating language for its website and support. The company offers regular shared hosting and CMS hosting, FFmpeg hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated servers.

Features and Ease of Use

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AHosting has two data centers in the U.S. (Orlando and Detroit) as well as servers in other U.S. and the U.K. data centers. The company offers various web hosting solutions and associated services for individuals and small businesses, including shared hosting, reseller hosting, CMS hosting, CDN, domain registration, and dedicated servers.

The shared hosting packages come with useful features including:

  • 99.9% network uptime SLA
  • Softaculous auto-installer
  • Website builder
  • cPanel
  • 5 GB – 75 GB disk space
  • Daily backups
  • Up to 750 GB monthly traffic
  • Unlimited subdomains, email and FTP accounts, and MySQL databases

AHosting’s FFmpeg hosting plans will be particularly appealing to anyone looking to host their own video or music content. The FFmpeg hosting provides easy video conversions into different formats such as Flash, OGG, H.264, and MPEG-4. The basic FFmpeg plan comes with 35 GB storage and 1000 GB bandwidth and a choice of video scripts including ClipBucket, ClipShare, VidiScript, CumulusClips, Vimp, PHPMotion, and Cliphouse.

AHosting provides Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions with up to 1,500 GB monthly traffic– to boost your website’s speed, scale up your search engine placement, and reduce server load. It also offers CMS hosting plans (for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and more), and fully managed Linux and Windows dedicated servers with bandwidth varying from 3000 GB to 5000 GB and RAM of between 2 GB and 12 GB.

Pricing and Support

AHosting offers six different hosting services, each with a choice of server location (U.S. or U.K.). The U.K. plans are slightly more expensive than the U.S. plans, but both include the same features. Unfortunately, SSL certificates cost extra.

You can pay for plans using PayPal or major credit/debit cards, and there is a 30-day money-back guarantee that will make your initial decision a little easier (because you can get out within the first month).

One of AHosting’s high points is its 24/7 customer support. I enjoyed chatting with the ticket support agents, and I got answers to all my questions within minutes.

If you prefer to support yourself, you’ll be pleased to see AHosting’s FAQ page, blog, Flash video tutorials, and knowledge base.

Pricing

4.0

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
5 GB
50 GB
1
$3.33
10 GB
100 GB
10
$7
25 GB
250 GB
25
$15
75 GB
750 GB
75
$25
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
5 GB
50 GB
1
$3.33
10 GB
100 GB
10
$7
25 GB
250 GB
25
$15
75 GB
750 GB
75
$25
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
100 GB
cPanel
Unlimited
$15
50 GB
500 GB
cPanel
Unlimited
$25
75 GB
750 GB
cPanel
Unlimited
$35
150 GB
1500 GB
cPanel
Unlimited
$65
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
100 GB
cPanel
Unlimited
$15
50 GB
500 GB
cPanel
Unlimited
$25
75 GB
750 GB
cPanel
Unlimited
$35
150 GB
1500 GB
cPanel
Unlimited
$65
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WordPress Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Backup
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
-
$3.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Backup
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
$3.99
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2 x 250 GB SATA
3000 GB
Intel Pentium Core2Duo 2.xxGhz
2 GB
$69
2 x 500 GB SATA
4000 GB
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3Ghz [dual core]
4 GB
$129
2 x 1000 GB SATA
5000 GB
Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2Ghz [quad core]
8 GB
$179
3 x 1000 GB SATA
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5520 2.26Ghz [quad core]
12 GB
$299
3 x 600 GB 15k SAS
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5620 2.4Ghz [quad core
12 GB
$329
3 x 1000 GB SATA
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5645 2.53Ghz [hex core]
12 GB
$399
3 x 600 GB 15k SAS
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon X5620 2.67Ghz [hex core]
12 GB
$429
3 x 600 GB 15k SAS
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2420 1.9Ghz [hex core]
8 GB
$349
3 x 600 GB 15k SAS
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2450 2.1Ghz [octo core]
8 GB
$499
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2 x 250 GB SATA
3000 GB
Intel Pentium Core2Duo 2.xxGhz
2 GB
$69
2 x 500 GB SATA
4000 GB
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3Ghz [dual core]
4 GB
$129
2 x 1000 GB SATA
5000 GB
Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2Ghz [quad core]
8 GB
$179
3 x 1000 GB SATA
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5520 2.26Ghz [quad core]
12 GB
$299
3 x 600 GB 15k SAS
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5620 2.4Ghz [quad core
12 GB
$329
3 x 1000 GB SATA
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5645 2.53Ghz [hex core]
12 GB
$399
3 x 600 GB 15k SAS
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon X5620 2.67Ghz [hex core]
12 GB
$429
3 x 600 GB 15k SAS
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2420 1.9Ghz [hex core]
8 GB
$349
3 x 600 GB 15k SAS
5000 GB
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2450 2.1Ghz [octo core]
8 GB
$499
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Bottom line on AHosting

Compared to other web hosting services, AHosting can be a little costly, except for its specialist FFmpeg plans. Its 99.9% uptime guarantee is a little low by industry standards, but where this provider really wins out is with its attentive technical support.

Pros

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • CDN plans
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • FFmpeg hosting
  • Two owned U.S. data centers

Cons

  • Somewhat expensive
  • No Windows hosting plans

 For FFmpeg hosting and so much more, check out AHosting.

Jackie Goldstein
Jackie Goldstein
Jackie is the Site Manager for Website Planet. He is responsible for the overall development and operation of the website, that serves the website development community. His experience includes both software development and online marketing.

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