This press release was issued today regarding our partnership with LiteSpeed Technologies, as we are now offering their web server software on our shared, cloud, VPS and dedicated hosting platforms:

Washington, DC (WEB) September 11, 2015 — AET Hosting Solutions, (a division of AET Holdings Corp) announced today its new partnership with LiteSpeed Technologies. Clients on our shared, cloud, VPS and dedicated platforms will be able to experience faster load times and increased speed in their web applications.

“LiteSpeed’s web server technology provides a great incentive and value for our hosting clients by boosting website performance, increasing server efficiency and reducing hardware expenses. By improving website load times and lowering system resource utilization, we are allowing them to do more with less hardware,” said Ari Taherzadeh, Founder and CEO of AET Holdings Corp.

AET Hosting Solutions added the new web server technology at no additional cost to shared hosting clients. Cloud, VPS and Dedicated clients will be charged a fee, but at reduced pricing. The technology will increase web server speed to nearly nine times faster than traditional hosting services running Apache. Customers using PHP based websites will experience faster page load times by as much as fifty percent compared to using Apache.

“By using LiteSpeed’s web server, our clients will immediately see an increase in performance across all their website applications from standard websites to the most resource intensive web applications,” said Taherzadeh. “Other added benefits of using LiteSpeed Web Server include zero down time graceful restart, support for thousands of concurrent connections, and improved security measures.”

The LiteSpeed Web Server technology recovers from service failure instantly, providing longer server and website uptime. Clients still receive the same features as the Apache web server including .htaccess support.

About AET Hosting Solutions

Located in Washington DC, AET Hosting Solutions is a division of AET Holdings Corp, a business management and technology solutions firm specializing in the start-up, small business, educational and non-profit industries. AET was founded to provide premier, enterprise-level hosting services and solutions to these organizations, at an affordable price. Through a single point of accountability, AET offers a full suite of IT solutions including cloud, web, email, managed services, application development/management, professional services, IT hardware and access to top tier data centers.

About LiteSpeed Technologies

Based in New Jersey with a satellite branch in Los Angeles, LiteSpeed Technologies is a next-generation web platform company that is dedicated to providing businesses with technology to improve the speed of internet content delivery while reducing operational costs for large web sites, service providers, and enterprise data centers. For more information, please visit LiteSpeed’s website at or contact



CMS comparison: Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress

If you need to create a website for your business, you might be wondering which content management system (CMS) is the best choice for you. This article compares three of the most widely-used ones: Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress. All three are open-source software, each developed and maintained by a community of thousands, and all are free to download and use. The open-source format means that their platforms are continuously being improved to support new Internet technologies, and basic functions can be continuously enhanced with an ever-expanding array of add-ons, contributed from their respective communities.

Your choice depends on your goals, technical expertise, budget and what you want the site to do.

  • For a simple blog or brochure-type site, WordPress could be the best choice (while very friendly for non-developers, it’s a flexible platform also capable of creating very complex sites).
  • For a complex, highly customized site requiring scalability and complex content organization, Drupal might be the best choice.
  • For something in between that has an easier learning curve, Joomla might be the answer.

Each has passionate, dedicated developer and user communities, making it easy to find free support directly through their websites or through other online forums or even books. In addition, paid support is readily available from third-party sources, such as consultants, developers and designers. Each system shows long-term sustainability and longevity; support for them will continue to be readily available for the foreseeable future.

The more time and effort that you are willing and able to invest in learning a system, the more it will be able to do for you. With both WordPress and Joomla, you can order a wide range of services and options from the menu to suit your needs, and with Drupal, you can customize what you need.

The following chart compares these CMSs in several categories. If you are still not sure which one to use, you can download each of the free platforms and do a trial run to help you decide.

About Drupal is a powerful, developer-friendly tool for building complex sites. Like most powerful tools, it requires some expertise and experience to operate. Joomla offers a platform between the developer-oriented, extensive capabilities of Drupal and the user-friendly but more complex site development options that WordPress offers. WordPress began as an innovative, easy-to-use blogging platform. With an ever-increasing repertoire of themes, plugins and widgets, this CMS is also widely used for other website formats also.
Example sites Community Portal: Fast CompanyTeam Sugar Education: Harvard University
Restaurant: IHOP
Social Networking: PlayStation Blog
News Publishing: CNN Money
Education/Research: NASA Ames Research Center
News Publishing: The New York Observer
Installation Drupal installation forum Joomla installation forum WordPress installation forum
Ease of use Drupal requires the most technical expertise of the three CMSs. However, it also is capable of producing the most advanced sites. With each release, it is becoming easier to use. If you’re unable to commit to learning the software or can’t hire someone who knows it, it might not be the best choice. Joomla is less complex than Drupal but more complex than WordPress. It has a relatively uncomplicated installation and setup. With a relatively small investment of effort into understanding Joomla’s structure and terminology, you have the ability to create fairly complex sites. Technical experience is not necessary; it’s intuitive and easy to get a simple site set up quickly. It’s easy to paste text from a Microsoft Word document into a WordPress site, but not into Joomla and Drupal sites.
Features Drupal is known for its powerful taxonomy and ability to tag, categorize, and organize complex content. Joomla is designed to perform as a community platform, with strong social networking features. Ease of use is a key benefit for experts and novices alike. WordPress is powerful enough for web developers or designers to efficiently build sites for clients; then, with minimal instruction, clients can take over the site management. WordPress is known for an extensive selection of themes. It’s user-friendly with great support and tutorials, making it great for non-technical users to quickly deploy fairly simple sites.
Caching plug-ins Pressflow is a downloadable version of Drupal that comes bundled with popular enhancements in key areas, including performance and scalability. JotCache offers page caching in the Joomla 1.5 search framework, resulting in fast page downloads. It also provides control over what content is cached and what is not. In addition, page caching is supported by the System Cache Plugin that comes with Joomla. The WP-SuperCache plug-in optimizes performance by generating static HTML files from database-driven content for faster load times.
Best use cases Drupal is best for complex, advanced, and versatile sites; for sites that require complex data organization; for community platform sites with multiple users; and for online stores. Joomla allows you to build a site with more content and structure flexibility than WordPress offers, but still with fairly easy, intuitive usage. It supports e-commerce, social networking, and more. WordPress is ideal for fairly simple web sites, such as everyday blogging and news sites; and for anyone looking for an easy-to-manage site. Add-ons make it easy to expand the functionality of the site.