So I went to Zibdas's Minecraft server today, and whaddya know? Someone figured out a way to get the Aether on it! it was AWESOME!
Words cannot describe... How awesome that is.
This may sound weird but I've actually never played on SMP since I like playing with mods on my single game.
The mods I have installed are HD texture mod, Elemental creepers, Aether, a more paintings mod, and single player commands.