AISO Review and Interview
Founded way back in 1997, AISO is an eco-friendly company with a broad variety of services. These include widely-popular solutions such as shared hosting and WordPress hosting, as well as more specialised services like colocation.
I was keen to find out more about the company that provides “Web Hosting As Nature Intended”. So, I reached out to the AISO team to see if they would agree to an interview. Luckily for me, Julio Sandoval was happy to answer my interview questions.
A Green Business Venture
For all these years, AISO has maintained its original purpose; to provide the best hosting solutions that are fantastic for the environment as well as customers. Julio told me:
“Since AISO’s inception in 1997, we have strived to be the best-in-class eco-friendly, green web hosting company. AISO recently went through a new ownership change, which was finalized in March of 2020. With that being said, we continue to support AISO’s vision and mission”.
I think it’s fantastic that, even though the company has changed ownership, they have still worked hard to stick to the original eco-friendly, green concept that AISO started out with.
How Is AISO’s Customer Support
Julio spoke very highly of AISO’s customer support and the company has loads of reviews from very happy customers to back this up. He explained:
“Our customer support is what sets us apart from our competitors. We have a “live” customer support team physically answering support calls. Our team is always willing to help, guide, and give recommendations, even when it’s outside of our scope. We love helping our clients become successful in everything they do. We even share our kitchen recipe secrets”.
Regarding AISO’s responsiveness to customer queries and issues, Julio told me:
“Our responsiveness to our clients, it is immediate. Our goal is to resolve customer issues as quickly and effectively as possible. Their success is our success”.
Naturally, I dug a little deeper to find out what aspect of AISO the team is most proud of. Here was Julio’s response:
“This is a hard question. I would say our customers. They know our business goals and what we are driving to achieve and support us 110%. We are very proud to see our customers helping our environment”.
More About Being Green
We’ve already mentioned that AISO is a green, eco-friendly company, which I think is great. But, what exactly does that mean for a hosting provider?
Well, first and foremost, the company has invested in solar power, which is generated on-site. This powers its entire network and operation. Furthermore, they have recently gone to additional eco-efforts through the launch of virtualisation and de-duplication services.
Even though being an entirely green company does pose its problems, Julio told me:
“Yes. Being green is not easy, and comes with many difficulties, challenges, and overhead. We love what we do and we will continue to do it”.
EPA has also confirmed that on an annual basis, AISO’s solar panel system eliminates the production of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and sulfate, to the equivalence of planting eight acres of trees. An impressive achievement!
The Most Popular Service From AISO
Amongst its low-cost web hosting options, you will find AISO’s most favoured plans. Julio told me what these are:
“Our hosting service is the most popular on the EcoLinux platform. It is very versatile and includes one-touch installation through our Softaculous application. Due to our newest offering with our site builder, this is quickly becoming a customer favourite. Our customers are providing great feedback on its ease of use”.
AISO’s “Most Loved” Linux shared hosting plan is a great buy and costs just $6.25 per month. This will get you:
- 10GB storage
- 10GB email storage
- 200GB bandwidth
- 25 hosted websites
- 10 databases
If your budget is a little tighter, you can purchase the aptly-named LinuxTiny for only $5.00 per month instead. This allows for:
- 1GB storage
- 1GB email storage
- 5GB bandwidth
- 1 hosted website
- 1 database
Prices provided here are for a 3-year payment term. However, you also have the option of paying monthly. Although this comes at a slightly higher cost, it is a convenient choice for those who would benefit from spreading the costs rather than paying in one larger sum.
All EcoLinux plans have a guaranteed uptime of 99.9% and include website security for your internet safety, along with back-ups and restores, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Furthermore, the servers are WordPress optimised to ensure optimum speeds. If you purchase any of these plans, you can expect a reliable, secure, and speedy hosting experience.
Big Projects In The PipeLine
Lastly, Julio told me a little bit about some big plans in the making:
“We are working on a major project and are targeting to launch full throttle next year. Keep an eye out for updates! We are also researching partnerships with multiple eco-friendly & environmental organizations in our local community.
We have also launched a 1-year of free web hosting giveaway in awareness of forest fires using our awesome new Site Builder. It is posted on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/AISOnetGreen/“
Thank you so much Julio for speaking with me and answering my questions about AISO. I think that your green mission is fantastic. You’re doing a great job at implementing it and raising awareness of the importance of reducing your carbon footprint.