iPage Review

An Overview of iPage

iPage has been in the business since 1998, backed up with an excellent track record in providing a solid web hosting service. They have become a popular choice among website owners ever since they re-launched with a more user-friendly interface and better customer service in 2004.

  • Founded in 1998
  • Merged with EIG in 2010
  • Average page load speed 1,179ms
  • Page up-time: 99.66%
  • Cheapest plan: $1.99
  • Overall rating: 4.0 Stars

 

Features

Low prices are not enough to compete in the shared hosting business. Customers need lots of features to run their websites using modern web apps. iPage offers a comprehensive set of features capable of running most open source sitebuilders and CMS applications.

Here is a list of features offered with iPage’s shared and WordPress hosting plans.

  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free domain name registration
  • Free sitelock security
  • 1-click installers
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Daily site backup
  • POP3 / IMAP support
  • Customized cPanel dashboard
  • $100 Google Adwords credit
  • Ease of Use

When users signup for a hosting account, they usually need a little help figuring out where things are and how they can use all the features offered by their hosting provider. Sometimes this can be difficult and creates bad experience for the user. We decided to check out how easy it is to quickly setup a new website on iPage.

iPage comes with a customized version of cPanel dashboard integrated with your hosting account. The cPanel is an extremely popular control panel that allows users to manage their web hosting account using a web based interface.

There are 1-click installers for users who quickly want to setup a blog or WordPress website. Users can also manage their email accounts using the web based control panel.

The Details

Costs and Fees

  • Domain Migration Fee: None
  • Domain Name Fee: $14.99 for 1 year
  • Setup Fee: None
  • Shared Hosting Annual Fee: $23.88
  • Shared Hosting Monthly Fee: $1.89

Email

  • Email Storage: 250MB
  • Number of Email Addresses: Unlimited

Web Hosting

  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Disk Space: Unlimited
  • Money Back Guarantee: Anytime
  • Number of Domains: Unlimited
  • Number of MySQL Databases: Unlimited

Pricing

Shared hosting industry is highly competitive which directly benefits the users. The fierce competition between hosting service providers keeps the prices low. iPage offers shared hosting plans at an incredibly low prices. They have special upto 80% discounts on the first duration of your hosting contract.

  • Shared Hosting – Starting from $1.99/month (Special offer)
  • WordPress Hosting – Starting from $3.75/month (Special offer)
  • Virtual Private Server – Starting from $19.99/month
  • Dedicated Servers – Starting from $119.99/month
  • The special discount prices are incredibly low for the first term of your hosting contract with iPage. Prices are still comparatively low after the first term of contract.

Customer Service

Great customer service is extremely important for any kind of business to succeed. Folks at iPage understand that and offer excellent customer support services. Customers can reach a representative by using the live chat feature available 24/7. Users can also reach customer support using the 24/7 phone support.

Most issues can be resolved through the articles in the knowledge base. These articles provide detailed step by step instructions to use any feature on your web hosting account. Customers will also find helpful articles to resolve the most common issues.

 

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