By now you’ve probably noticed a new feature in the A series of hosts, namely the A3.
A3s are more like the A4s of the world, but for hosting.
There are two types of hosts; those that are primarily dedicated to streaming media and those that run dedicated servers.
The former can be a bit intimidating to use and the latter are often more limited in features.
For example, you’ll need a dedicated video player and video codec to use the A6s.
For streaming media though, you can use the dedicated servers, or you can buy a dedicated media server and then set it up as your media center.
For more advanced users, the A5s are a great option for basic streaming media.
A5 hosts offer the best bang for your buck.
You can use a full-sized media server with a decent codec and the latest hardware for $1,200 to $3,000.
A6 hosts are much more expensive, but also more capable.
A2 hosts are great for basic media and can handle up to 500GB of data for $6,000 or more.
If you’re looking for the best overall value, then you’ll want to pick up a A3 or A4.
For a full list of all of the hosts, including price tags and more, check out the links below.
A1s The best bang-for-buck: $1 to $5,000 A2s The worst bang-to-buck for the money: $2,500 to $6 the best $5-to-$7 the worst $7-to+1 The best A3 hosts $7-$15,000 the worst A4 hosts $15-$20,000 The best $20-$30,000 a7s The most expensive: $10,000 to $50,000