AN Hosting Review

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Hosting Plans

Data Transfer:
5000 GB
Domains in Plan:
20
Price:
6.95

MySQL Features

MySQL Databases:
Unlimited
phpMyAdmin:
Yes

Pros and Cons

Pros

Their servers will run Joomla and that is about it.

Cons

Servers are slow with lots of downtime. Tech support can take a while to respond.

Customer Support

Email Support: Yes
Phone Support: Yes
Support Forums: Yes
Live Chat: Yes
Knowledge Base: Yes
Video Tutorials: Not Sure

Hosting Features

Control Panel: cPanel
Domain Registration: Free
Edit DNS Zone Files: Yes

Company Details

Company Headquarters: Providence, UT
First Year In Business: 2001

Data Center Details

Data Center Locations: United States

Refund Policy

Refund Policy: 30 Day

ANHosting is a premier web hosting provider based in Chicago, Illinois.

Although it was established as an autonomous enterprise in 2001, it was purchased by MidPhase in 2005. The company reportedly operates over a thousand servers and hosts hundreds of thousands of websites. On top of that, ANHosting is recognized as the most favored “blogging” webhost.

ANHosting is a premier web hosting provider based in Chicago, Illinois. Although it was established as an autonomous enterprise in 2001, it was purchased by MidPhase in 2005. The company reportedly operates over a thousand servers and hosts hundreds of thousands of websites. On top of that, ANHosting is recognized as the most favored “blogging” host on the internet; it is home to the largest number of blogs today.

In fact, the company has been recommended by Wordpress, Mambo and other giants in the blogging industry.

AN Hosting Plans & Features

Their basic hosting package, the “All-Inclusive” Mega Plan costs $6.95 per month and brings 500GB of web space and 5 TB of monthly transfer bandwidth. A free domain is also included with the plan. Up to 20 websites and 19 add-ons can be hosted on a single account with 2000 FTP accounts and unlimited email addresses. MySQL databases and sub-domains are also unlimited.

For web developers, ANHosting supports every major scripting environment like PHP, Python, CGI, Ruby on Rails etc. There’s also an excellent variety of free scripts that come pre-installed and configured with your account; these include phpBB, Joomla, Mambo, Zen Cart and Agora among others.

Folks at ANHosting promise 99.9% server uptime and back their service with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Hosting Environment

CPanel X, a custom-engineered version of the standard cPanel is used for account management at ANHosting. It lets you administer your files, email accounts, scripts etc. For database management, phpMyAdmin can be found within the control panel.

Wordpress Features

As mentioned already, ANHosting is widely regarded as one of the best blogging hosts in business; Companies like Wordpress and b2evolution have already recommended their service more than once

Tech Support

ANHosting’s technical support department can be reached through one of four means: phone, live chat, email and a ticket system. All of their support queries are handled by highly qualified and responsive representatives.

Summary

Steven Johnson
WordPress Hosting Expert

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