AN Hosting, Inc. was founded in the beginning of 2001. Within a time span of 10 years, it as grown from an organization located in a small suburb of Chicago to a multi-million dollar web hosting company. With its humble beginnings back in 2001, when it had only 30 employees working in 3 offices in 2 countries, it has now become a gigantic web hosting company with more than 100 employees and with customers in more than 100 countries. However, they are still as humble as they were in the beginning and have not forgotten their roots. ANHosting is currently part of the UK2Group who have been around since the conception of their founder brand UK2.net in 1998. Apart from UK2.net which is their founding brand, a total of 10 hosting brands have been acquired by the UK2Group so far. These include Midphase, 10TB, ANHosting, Autica, Resell.biz, WingSix, Dotable, WestHost, Virtual Internet, and VPS.NET.

 

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The ANHosting Difference!

AN Hosting has always striven to deliver the ideal web hosting experience since its conception. To achieve this objective, they offer a single all-inclusive plan with a remarkably high number of features. Because of their state-of-the-art equipment and their excellent uptime history, they are able to offer a 99.9% guarantee to their customers.

ANHosting offers 3 types of guarantees:

  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • 24/7 Phone & Email Support Guarantee

 

Unlike a great majority of the other web hosting companies who do not offer you any help in moving your site over to them, ANHosting promises you that they will move your site over to their servers for free when you sign up for a hosting account with them. Despite being so confident about their services, AN Hosting understands that while they try very hard to provide the best service, sometimes they're just not for you. Therefore, they offer a no-questions-asked money back guarantee on their web hosting service. If you decide to cancel within the money back guarantee period of 30 days, you will receive a full refund less any setup fees, and domain registration, transfer or renewal costs.

 

Website Administration - Control Panel

AN Hosting offers the industry-leading control panel called MCC which is built on the Cpanel/WHM and includes Site Builder, Site Studio and their award winning WebMail. The Account Overview section of the control panel includes functions such as SiteStudio Manager, File Manager, Change Password, Disk usage and Backup. Next comes the Email & FTP section which includes Mail, Webmail and FTP Manager functions. The Domains & Stats menu has functions such as Parked Domains, Addon Domains, Subdomains, AwesomeStats, Web/FTP Stats, Raw Log Manager, Raw Access Logs, Error log, Subdomain Stats and Search Engine Submit features. Then comes the Advanced Tools section with functions such as Password Protect Directories, Index Manager, Error pages, MySQL Databases, Network Tools, Redirects, MIME Types, Apache Handlers, Frontpage Extensions, Manage OpenPGP Keys, HotLink Protection and IP Deny Manager. To conclude with, the ANHosting control panel is a highly sophisticated web site management tool.

 

Packages Offered

AN Hosting offers an all-inclusive web hosting package called Mega Plan which offers unlimited diskspace, bandwidth, and a host of other features.

 

Package Summary
Disk Space Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited
Free Domain Yes
Hosted Domains Unlimited
E-Mail Accounts Unlimited
MySQL Databases Unlimited
E-commerce Enabled Yes
Advertising Credit $25 Yahoo, $75 Google ($100 value)
Money Back Guarantee 30 Days
Uptime Guarantee 99.9%
Purchase Price (1 Year Sign up) $7.95 /month!
Free Setup Yes

 

Features vs. Cost Analysis

The feature-to-price ratio of AN Hosting is very high (rather unmatched) as revealed by their Features vs. Cost analysis. For a low price of only $7.95 /month, you get unlimited disk space as well as unlimited bandwidth per month. Plus you have the option of hosting unlimited web sites on 1 account. This type of a web hosting plan is deal for webmasters who intend to lauch multiple web sites simultaneously as well as for those who need only 1 web site today and plan to lauch new sites in the future. The features list doesn't end here but goes on and on. You also get unlimited Email accounts, unlimited Autoresponders, unlimited MySQL Databases and unlimited Subdomains. The Ecommerce features offered by ANHosting are the best in the industry for this price. You get Agora/OS Commerce Shopping Cart, Cube Cart/Zen Cart Shopping Cart plus Free Self-Signed SSL Certificates. Best of all, they offer 3 types of guarantees including a 99.9% uptime guarantee, a 30 day money back guarantee and 24/7 Phone & Email Support guarantee. So you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

 

Customer Support Channels

AN Hosting's indirect support options include a knowledgebase which can help you quickly find answers to your queries. If you are unable to resolve your problem through their help documentation, you may also contact them directly through MPCustomer. MPCustomer is ANHosting's customer service, support and billing system featuring advanced reporting, easy E-mail and Ticket based interaction with their staff and is the fastest and the best way to upgrade your account, or request customer service. They also offer live chat support and toll-free telephone support at 877-829-2779. The support staff is very receptive to queries whether through email, phone or live chat.

 

Speed & Reliability

ANHosting leverages Equinix premium data center services for secure colocation; diverse, reliable and cost-effective IP connectivity; next-generation traffic exchange and peering; and managed outsourced IT infrastructure services for greater control, improved performance and lowered costs for their network and Internet operations. Considering their premium infrastructure and network facilities, we can easily conclude that their reliability as well as speed are beyond question. Secondly they offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee which firmly establishes their credibility.

 

Conclusion

AN Hosting is a rock-solid, highly reliable web hosting provider whose best selling web hosting package Mega Plan has been enticing customers for years. They have been in business for more than 10 years and hold many accolades the best of which is the CNET User Recommended Award. They are member of the BBB Online Reliability Program which firmly establishes their credibility and ethical business practices. Go with ANHosting and you will never like to switch to another web host, guaranteed. Sign up today!

 


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