All too often, folks who operate their own blog or website take the opportunity to ridicule their web host when things don’t go as planned. I’d like to change that mentality and actually say some great things about my particular host. When I started this blog back in May of 2007, I typed in a few keywords into Google and came across AnHosting.
When I discovered these guys, I didn’t know a thing about them. After browsing around the webhosting-talk forums, I found a couple of forum threads praising these guys, so I decided to purchase a webhosting account through them. I’m hosting on the All Inclusive Mega Plan (for 1 year) which costs me $83.40 per year. That comes out to being about $6.95 a month which is not bad at all. This plan included Cpanel, 15 gigs of space, a huge amount of bandwidth and all that jazz.
Since I purchased my account in May, I’ve experienced only one major downtime episode. This was because AnHosting switched data centers which is completely understandable if you ask me. Other than that outage, my site has been offline a few times every now and then, but within a few minutes or so, it comes back online. This could be a problem on my end, or my actual site going offline, I don’t know. At any rate, AnHosting has been a very reliable and responsive hosting company.
Sure, I’m not good enough to grace the servers of MediaTemple, but good webhosting companies are hard to come by when you consider that anyone that can afford a payment of $30.00 per month for a reseller account can be a webhost. So far, AnHosting has definitely won me over in an impressive fashion and if this keeps up, I’ll be renewing the account in no time.
By the way, AnHosting has a really sweet Christmas deal going on where you can purchase a hosting account for only $4.95 per month instead of the $6.95 I paid. Also included with their new accounts is double everything. Double the bandwidth, double the space, double the domains on one account. (Man I feel like I screwed myself) The deal ends on December 26th. So if you were thinking of moving from your current provider, this would be a good time at a good price to do so.
8 thoughts on “Time To Pimp Your Webhost”
Thanks for the heads up dude. I might change after shopping around for a bit.
I wouldn’t feel too bad about paying too much.
Most likely the new plan is on different servers that probably suck a bit more than what you’re currently on.
On that note, the phuckers at IXWebHosting said they switched servers. I highly doubt it, since WP is still running without me specifying a new server.
Not only do they have bad service, but they’re full of it also.
@Mike LOL. You might be right. In webhosting, you get what you pay for, although even that statement doesn’t hold true all the time. I hope you are making full backups of your blog because it sounds like any second now, they are going to disappear.
Hmm, seems like a great deal. What’s there support ticket system like? Are they pretty quick at responding?
@John Kolbert So far, they have responded to any ticket I create at a fairly quick rate. Here is a screenshot of what their customer control panel looks like http://www.jeffro2pt0.com/images/misc/controlpanel.png I haven’t had much in the way of tickets that I need to create which is a good thing if you ask me.
Thanks for the screenshot. I’ve got some Christmas money I need to burn through, so I’ve been looking at some different hosts since I’m on a poor-man’s one right now (read: free).
By the way, looks like the $4.95 price is only with a 48 month commitment, unless I’m looking at it wrong. The price gets higher the less of a commitment you agree to.
Jeff, are you sure you like your webhost that much? :P From Screenshot: “Website is down”, “Site is down”, “Refund?” … I couldn’t resist, I had to LOL. Haha.
@Chris Thomson Yes. I almost thought about blocking that out but there were some questions I had in that they do some weird billing reminders and stuff. Everything has been great LOL.