Web Host Review: AN Hosting

Key Features:

500 Gigabytes of Hosting Space
Host 40 Domains
Unlimited POP/Imap Email Accounts
SSH (Secure Shell), SSL, FTP, Stats
5,000 Gigs of Transfer
CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
Free Domain Forever
$120 Advertising Credit
Shopping Cart & Blog Software
23/7 Support via Phone, E-mail and Live Chat


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AN Hosting

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AN Hosting is a very good hosting provider if you are looking for moderately priced packages that have a huge range of features and quality support.



Price & Plans

AN Hosting offers one comprehensive plan with 4 different payment options:

6 Months - $8.95/month
12 Months - $7.49/month
24 Months - $6.95/month
36 Months - $5.95/month

48 Months - $4.95/month

They have waived the $10.00 set-up fee and $22.00 domain registration if you choose a 12, 24, 36 or 48 month package.


See table (left) for some of the key features. For a complete list of features,
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Average ticket response time is under 20 minutes. Phone hold times are usually under 2-3 minutes when it is busy, and non-existent during off-hours. They answered their phone at all hours of the night when we tested them. AN Hosting offers 24/7 phone, e-mail and live chat support -- with a live chat button on every page of their site.


500 gigabytes; most sites are 20 megabytes or less (1 gigabyte = 1,024 megabytes) so there is more than enough space to host a variety of websites.


5,000 gigabytes per month; most sites need 10 gigabytes or less.

Your website(s) will be housed in a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art Equinix IBX data center in Chicago, IL, designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions, electrical outages, hacker attempts, and other safety, privacy, and security threats.

AN Hosting is able to provide a very stable and reliable environment due to its use of top-of-the-line hardware. Most of their shared servers are Dual Dual-Core Xeon servers with a minimum of 8 GB of RAM. Servers run RAID-5 using SATA drives to provide for additional data redundancy and stability.

Ease of Use
AN Hosting uses the Cpanel control panel, popular because of its clean, intuitive, icon-based interfaces and eminent usability. Cpanel incorporates a wide array of powerful and convenient features - including integral Backup and Restore functionality - with readily available Help info beside each tool to make learning to utilize them simple and painless. A collection of billing features help make account management easier too.

Every new web hosting account receives a free domain and free set-up when you purchase a one, two, three or four year plan. The total value of these items is about $30, but you get them free.

All accounts come with a full 30 day money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the service for any reason, just ask for a full refund. This should make you feel confident about making a purchase, even if you're new to web hosting.

AN Hosting runs discounts from time-to-time. Check it out at AN Hosting.


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Total Score: 91%

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