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Acenet insightsUpdated: 11 Oct 2021 | Next update: 18 Oct 2021
Acenet has been on the market for many years offering full range of hosting services from Shared to Dedicated. Their 99.9% uptime is a result of the strategy to deliver quality rather than quantity. Server hardware truly separates Acenet from the competition. cPanel and Fantastico are available at no additional charge.Show full text
Here at Web Hosting Geeks, we take a lot of pride in brining you reviews and insights into some of the largest web hosting hosting companies in the business. It’s our shtick, and it’s something we very much enjoy bringing to your door. However, lately we’ve been making an effort to bring you more detailed looks at some of the smaller companies available on the Net. These are institutions whose services are on-par or better than the Big Boys, but who often are left unsung. Today’s offering is a Michigan-based company called Acenet.
Who is Acenet?
If you’ve never heard of Acenet, we can’t really blame you. Then again, that means that you’re not aware of the awesome features that they offer to their customers. They’re a Michigan-based web hosting provider that offers a full-range of services to their clients, including shared hosting, reseller accounts, virtual servers and dedicated and managed servers. All in all, they cover the whole board and provide excellent features for their prices. Want a more detailed look at what we mean? For that, you need only to slide on down to the next subsection!
The Hosting Packages
- Shared Hosting: First out of the box we have the company’s excellent Enterprise-ready shared hosting accounts. These accounts are, of course, aimed at business use, but for the price they cost and for the features they provide, they’d be just as at home with personal use. With each and every account you’ll get unlimited hosting space, as well as bandwidth. On top of that, you’ll also have unlimited domains and subdomains. Throw into the mix MySQL databases, eMail accounts and FTP accounts, and you’ve got yourself one seriously good looking set of services. What’s the price on this bad boy? Believe it or not, you’ll only be paying $14.97 a month for it. If you go with the annual pricing setup, it’s even less, clocking in at $12.97 a month. The discounts go deeper the longer you commit to the services, but no matter how you slice it, Acenet just isn’t that expensive as a shared hosting provider. This makes it a whopping value in our eyes.
- Reseller Hosting: We’re absolutely tickled pink that Acenet offers reseller hosting, as the field is certainly one of our favorites to talk about and recommend. And with Acenet, it looks as though you’ll be getting quite a lot of features for one of the lowest rates that we’ve seen anywhere within the industry. At the lowest possible pricing ring, you’ll get 60 gigabytes of disk space and 600 gigabytes of bandwidth to work with. That’s quite a bit, and in addition to it, you’ll also have unlimited accounts, subdomains, MySQL databases, eMail accounts and FTP accounts. That’s a lot of value, and for only $29.95 a month, too. As with shared hosting, increasing the length of your agreement (as well as the amount of the services that you’ll be drawing) drastically decrease the price per pound, so to speak. All in all, Acenet is comparable to, if not better than almost any other reseller host that we know of.
- Virtual Private Servers: If you’re looking for a bit bigger kick in the pants than what you can obtain with shared hosting, you might aught to give the company’s VPS hosting a looking through. This method of hosting provides far more space and power for your money, and guarantees a much smoother end-user experience all the way around. For only $12.95 a month (a price that’s a fair bit cheaper than most others we’ve seen in the industry) you’ll get a quad-core CPU with TurboBoost, 10% of total CPU space, 200 gigabytes of free bandwidth, and 5 IPD addresses. The benefits only increase from there, but for the price, that’s a whopper of a deal.
- Dedicated Servers: No fancy patter here! What you’ll get is pure, managed hosting with all of the benefits and all of the additional power. $139.95 a month will earn you 10 terabytes of bandwidth, as well as 1 terabyte of hard disk space. You’ll also get 16 gigabytes of RAM, and still for that same low price. Best of all, you can upgrade the hardware at any point in the future to meet increasing demand. Seems like a winner to us!
Another reason to go with Acenet has to do with their available upgrades. If you’d like, you can easily tack on a spam firewall to any of their services. This is a great step towards protecting your data against malevolent attacks. Furthermore, you can dedicate an IP address to your account to increase the availability of what you offer. And at the end of it, you can also add SSL certification to your accounts to guarantee customer safety. All in all, these extras are just further reason to side with what Acenet is offering.
Conclusion and Finishing Thoughts
All in all, Acenet seems to be a solid, small and cheaper way to go—no matter what your Web Hosting needs may be. They offer all of the features and services that we’d expect, and with price tags that meet us where our budget lies. Furthermore, they also offer the same quality support methods that we’d expect from a big-game hosting company, which makes them even more of a catch.
We’ve not got many reviews to go by, but the overall consensus from our readers seems positive. But as much as we’d like to recommend Acenet whole heartedly, we’d first like to encourage you to check out some of our more highly recommended locations. Web Hosting Hub and InMotion are two of our favorite solutions, and they’re always well-rated. If you haven’t looked into what they have to offer, we highly suggest you do before signing with Acenet.
But if you do, let us know what you think in the comments below! We’re always looking for real, user reviews, and your thoughts may just help a future customer avoid headaches—or fall in love.