AIT Web Hosting: A Popular Web Hosting Solution With Humble Beginnings

AIT was founded in 1996 and had its beginnings in Clarence Briggs’ garage. He knew then that more and more people were taking their businesses online. What that meant was someone was going to have to support that need. Who was going to do that? This is when Clarence stepped up to the plate to put a game plan together. Today, AIT is in an office space with 93,000 square feet with more than 200,000 business domains worldwide. AIT enables thousands of entrepreneurs to reach millions of consumers who spend billions of dollars online every year.

AIT is partnered with many other industry-leading companies like Apache, Microsoft, ICANN, NetApp, Time Warner Telecomm, Qwest, Plesk, and PayPal to name a few. These powerful business links allow AIT customers to be able to put trust into them and know that they are not going to pack up and run off during the night. As their current customers already know, they are a truly professional Web hosting business.

AIT offers a series of different packages for their customers. Set up is free with all packages, which are all geared for business, rather than personal use. Under the three headings of Business, Reseller, and Dedicated, there are a number of options to choose from. In the business packages, customers can choose from shared or dedicated servers. While many of the other options are similar, the differences seem to come between the disk space available and data transfers.

Some of the services that appear in all three of the Business Plans are: migration services, free domain registration and transfer, DNS management, unlimited autoresponders, unlimited email forwarding, and website statistics among others. There are also three Reseller Plans to choose from as well; two have shared servers, one has a dedicated server. They offer variations in multiple domains. The $29.95 monthly Reseller plan offers 5 mirrors, subdomains, and virtual hosts. The $59.95 Reseller package offers unlimited mirrors, subdomains and virtual hosts. All three Dedicated Plans offer dedicated servers for customers. These are ideal for small to medium sized businesses.

Their technical support team is available around the clock to answer customer questions and resolve web hosting issues. With the exception of the Dedicated Plans, all websites are backed up with an excellent recovery time. The data is backed up at regular intervals, so if there should be an emergency, AIT will be able to recover your data.

All plans come with an Anti-Spam Service Pro. The user tells the anti-spam service what type mail to block. It then starts looking for certain keywords, their frequency, and the context in which phrases are used to filter out unwanted mail. There is no additional client hardware or software to install. It also serves as a virus protection program.

AIT also has three fully managed ecommerce hosting platforms. There’s one for small businesses that offers 1GB of disk space, 256MB RAM, 60GB data transfer, SMT control panel, unlimited pop emails, 30 day risk-free trial, free domain registration, free shopping cart, and free secure server capabilities. The E-Commerce 2 package is intended for sites that see high sales. It offers all of what the first plan offers except: 5GB of disk space and 80GB data transfer. The E-Commerce 3 package has a dedicated server and offers up the same features as the other two except: Intel Xeon Processor, 3x or higher (700mhz), 64 bit or 32 bit, 80GB disk space, 512MB ECC Ram, and unlimited data transfer. The last feature with the unlimited data transfer would probably be very attractive to many businesses.

Their ecommerce hosting tools are available with all three groups of packages and include such features – and benefits - as a web store (which is open 24 hours a day), merchant account and payment gateway, is suitable for businesses of any size, reaches a global market, has an affordable overhead; about $50 a month is what the average business pays, and expands beyond the reach of a brick-and-mortar store.