midPhase vs AN Hosting


midPhase vs AN Hosting

August 19th, 2007

I just discovered that AN Hosting is basically the same company as midPhase.

midPhase Inc. has had an amazing growth since the company was founded in 2003 and during the process they have acquired several smaller hosting companies like AN Hosting (shared linux hosting), ThrillHost & Autica (reseller hosting, VPS and dedicated servers) and SingleHop (dedicated servers).

While the other companies have each their speciality AN Hosting and midPhase’s Linux plans are quite similar and more importantly use the same hardware, same datacenters, same support staff, same everything!

The comparison has been updated January 2008 to reflect the upgraded hosting plans.

midPhase Hosting AN Hosting
Disk Storage 200 350 GB 250 500 GB
Gigs of Site Transfer 3,000 3,500 GB/month 2,500 5,000 GB/month
Number of Domain Names 1 10 20
Free Domain Name check check
PHP 4 and PHP 5 check check
MySQL Databases 1 Unlimited
Price $7.95/month $6.95/month

AN Hosting offers you a little less monthly bandwidth, but 40% more storage, 40% more bandwidth, lets you host 20 domains on the same account and lets you create as many MySQL databases as you like – killer features if you’re a web designer.

And all this for $6.95/month – $1/month less than midPhase.

We encourage you to take a look at both midPhase and AN Hosting, do your own comparison, and see which host best suits your preferences.

Category: AN Hosting · midPhase

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Mike // Feb 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    “Brock: Well, we offer the dedicated servers off of the midphase.com website, but we are the same company.”

    General Info
    Chat start time Feb 6, 2010 9:29:29 PM EST
    Chat end time Feb 6, 2010 9:44:36 PM EST
    Duration (actual chatting time) 00:15:07
    Operator Brock

    Chat Transcript
    info: Please wait for a site operator to respond.
    info: You are now chatting with ‘Brock’
    Brock: Hello Mike, how may I help you?
    Mike Revel: hello, i just had a few questions about ur alls standard package.
    Brock: alright
    Mike Revel: first, whats the monthly gpu limit you all allow?
    Mike Revel: second, do you all have urchin or any pre-installed analytics?
    Brock: gpu limit? as in graphical processing units?
    Mike Revel: im sorry, it would be cpu usage i was using mediatemples lingo for it
    Brock: well the standard package allows 6250 GB of monthly bandwidth,
    Mike Revel: im assuming the service youre providing is over a grid server that allocates each user a certain cpu usage… and i was wondering if there was extra cost for going beyond such usage
    Brock: 625 GB of webspace
    Mike Revel: the cpu usage would go towards more server side calls
    Mike Revel: when the processor basically had to think
    Mike Revel: i only ask this because i may be running a pretty heavy database down the road that would have multiple calls per user in a very short time period
    Brock: right, if you are on a shared server we try to keep the loads down as much as possible, dedicated servers however, you can purchase and use 100% of the resources for your sites
    Mike Revel: that leads to two questions. when i go over a certain threashold will my server be shut down… charged extra? and the second, do you all offer dedicated hosting
    Brock: yes we offer dedicated hosting, and yes, if you go over a certain threshold your site could be suspended on a shared server.
    Mike Revel: do you all have a standard pricing plan for your alls dedicated server?
    Mike Revel: i only see the standard shared package on your alls site
    Brock: Well, we offer the dedicated servers off of the midphase.com website, but we are the same company.
    Brock: http://www.midphase.com/server-hosting/
    Mike Revel: im there… interesting I would assume that each site would share a cross link between the other
    Mike Revel: ok, well that answers my questions for now
    Mike Revel: thanks for baring with me
    Brock: Not a problem!
    Brock: Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?
    Mike Revel: no thanks, take care
    Brock: Thank you for contacting us today. If you need additional assistance, please let us know. Thank you for choosing Hosting Services!