Webhosting.com Review: Web Hosting Solution From AT&T

AT&T has been around since 1876, when it first launched Alexander Graham Bell’s invention, the telephone. Today it’s one of the leading telecommunications companies in the world. It’s only natural that they would join the others and offer web hosting services for their customers. AT&T offers web hosting solutions for individuals looking to create an online presence and for businesses looking to expand their horizons over the Internet.

AT&T has two web hosting solutions: Unix and Windows Hosting; each offers several options. As per the website, if you ask about Web Advantage, AT&T will give a package discount on the Unix/Windows Hosting and Internet access. There are three Unix plans that AT&T offers. They tout Unix to be faster than most other server platforms, the most secure environment available, and highly reliable.

There are three Unix plans available. Each plan has a $25 setup fee and offers spam filtering, virus scanning, CGI capabilities, shared SSL secured server, PHP, and EasySite Website Design Tool. The biggest differences comes in the available disk space, file transfer capability, and email addresses offered. Take a look at this list to discover the differences between each plan quickly and easily, and see if the service difference is worth the price savings:

The Basic plan offers 750MB of disk space, 30GB file transfer, and 100 email addresses. This plan starts at $12.95 per month.

The Enhanced plan offers 1500MB disk space, 60GB file transfer, and 150 email addresses. This plan starts at $19.95 per month.

The Premium plan offers 3,000MB disk space, 100GB file transfer, and 200 email addresses. This plan starts at $29.95 per month.

AT&T also has ecommerce plans designed to help you sell your products online. Again, there are three options available: Basic, Enhanced, and Premium. Each plan offers Google Analytics 5.0, SSL secure server, PHP, StoreBuilderWizard, and browser based maintenance, among many other features.

Windows Hosting is best suited for users that are in a Windows technology environment. AT&T says that the Windows Hosting plans are best for users that need to use Active Server Pages or capture visitor information with database resources like MS Access or Visual Basic. The Windows plans are best with Active Server Pages (ASP), and databases, if you need to use them.

There are three Windows Hosting plans and one main ecommerce plan available. The three plans are Windows Server 2003 Basic, Windows Server 2003 Enhanced, and Windows Server 2003 Premium. All three plans have a $25 setup fee and offer ODBC data sources (MS Access/MS FoxPro), Active Server Pages (ASP 3.0, ASP.NET), CGI bin for Perl scripts, Windows Media services, ASP upload, Web-based Control Panel, Spam Filtering, Virus Scanning, and Easy Site. The specifics of these packages are:

The Basic plan has 750MB disk space, 30GB file transfer, and 100 email addresses. This plan starts at $14.95 per month.

The Enhanced plan has 1,500MB disk space, 60GB file transfer, and 150 email addresses. This plan starts at $19.95 per month.

The Premium plan has 3,000MB disk space, 100GB file transfer, and 200 email addresses. This plan starts at $29.95 per month.

The Windows Server 2003 Superstore ecommerce plan starts at $79.95 a month and like the others, has a $25 setup fee. It offers Mercantec PowerCommerce and SSL Encryption, among many of the other features offered in the Windows Server 2003 Hosting plans.

AT&T offers AT&T Web HostingSM Support, and AT&T Yahoo! Web Hosting Support. Available for both are extensive FAQ pages that you can access for answers to most of your questions. Also on their FAQ pages are updates and policy information, should you need it. In addition to the FAQ pages, there is a Glossary which can help you navigate through the jargon when putting your website together. If that still isn’t sufficient, then you can always call or email someone on their technical support team to lend a hand.