AN Hosting Review

December 4th, 2007 | by admin | as Host Reviews

AN Hosting was created in early 2001 by a two man team and expanded at an amazing rate. In 2005 it was acquired by midPhase and jointly they now host over 150,000 domain names on a modern network comprised of over 1,000 servers.

AN Hosting has followed the trend of many modern hosting providers by only offering one standard plan to all its users. This does present many advantages like better customer support and superior client satisfaction seeing as the hosting provider specializes in only one unique product instead of a wide range of services. Needless to say that any customer requiring a more tailor made solution will have to look elsewhere.

Currently the hosting plan offers a robust 500gb disk space, 5000gb of bandwidth and the possibility to host an amazing 40 domains. Setup is currently free but this can be expected from most hosting providers nowadays. Other specs include unlimited e-mail accounts, MySQL databases and sub domains. All hosting accounts come equipped with the Fantastico manager which permits for one click install of various popular scripts like WordPress, Mambo, OScommerce, Sub Dreamer and b2evolution just to name a few.

Prices vary considerably depending on the payment plan preferred. When paying for six months the price will be $8.95mo whilst when opting for the 48 moth plan the price is reduced to only $4.95mo. This is great for customers looking for long term solutions but the same cannot be said for whoever can’t afford the $237.60 needed for the upfront payment. Please keep in mind that when ordering the six month payment plan there is an extra $21.90 fee for the domain, with all the other options this is totally free.

The site is extremely easy to navigate which is a breath of fresh air when compared to other hosting companies that chose fill their sites with useless clutter and promotional offers that only confuse the customers. With AN Hosting purchasing a hosting plan is simple and an extremely straight forward experience with no distractions along the way. Furthermore their customer support is exemplary and receiving a reply to any inquiry generally only takes a few minutes.

When it comes to payment options presented AN Hosting does require some improvements. They only accepted form of payment consists of major credit cards which represents a significant drawback especially for those that do not have one of the credit cards required. Most hosting providers offer other options including Paypal payments which has become the industry standard. In our opinion this is a very negative feature that should be rectified especially if AN Hosting wishes to cater for international customers. is an excellent solution for customers that have some previous hosting experience and are in the market for a stable, long term solution. On the other hand, people requiring cheap hosting with the option of monthly payments will have to look someplace else. Either than that AN Hosting is a trusted hosting provider with many years of experience and an impeccable track record.

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