We offer our clients different packages, including free hosting for some projects. We use iPage services for hosting for us and for our clients.
We want to provide our customers and other readers in general with a preview of iPage hosting services. This is iPage review and our conclusions:
IPage not only offer affordable web hosting, but they provide all the extras that help a small or medium business owner to take a website to the next level(free advertising credits, search optimization tools, a free website builder, security applications, etc.). But how do they stack up in our overall detailed review? Read on to learn more.
Disclosure: We are a team of professionals and this is a professional review for the hosting services offered by Ipage. Our website will receive compensation from iPage. We tested the hosting services offered by Ipage ourselves for a long period of time already. We consider that their services are the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.
Ipage started their business in 1998. Their pooled server configuration (consisting of top-rated Dell computers) allows any server on the speedy network to access web files. That means even if a single server or two crash, your website is still available from other servers when a request comes in. iPage uses load balancers to customize each server to a specific function, making their system faster and more reliable.
Despite all this reliable world-class technology, what is noticeably missing from iPage is an up-time guarantee for their clients.
iPage has developed a single hosting plan to meet the needs of almost any small to medium sized business website. What does this plan cost? Only $3.50 per month. A true bargain considering that the plan comes with unlimited amounts of disk space, monthly bandwidth, hosted domains, MySQL databases, and email accounts. The plan also supports the popular scripting languages and easy plugins for blogs, photo galleries, and forums. iPage provides multi-media support for audio, video, Flash, Macromedia, and MIDI so your website can shine and sparkle with all the bells and whistles.
iPage gives plenty of extras as well, such as a free website builder using drag and drop or build from templates. There is a choice of free eCommerce shopping carts, as well as over $125 worth of credits for advertising and promotion on search engines, social media sites, and online listings.
A highly competitive point is that iPage offers an anytime money back guarantee. No matter if its 30 days, or 230 days, you can still get the balance of your money back if you are not completely satisfied.
Control Panel (4/5)
The account management feature iPage provides its clients is basic. Clients simply log in through a specific URL and can access and manage all account features through a simple control panel design. It allow users to create and manage email accounts, manage databases, upload and delete web files, configure security options, and view visitor stats.
Customer Support (5/5)
Even inexperienced online merchants understand and appreciate quality customer service when attempting to troubleshoot a technical issue. In today’s market, time equals money; therefore, it’s vital for hosts to keep server downtime at a sheer minimum. Winning the Best Support award in June 2010, iPage certainly doesn’t slack when it comes to delivering optimal customer service.
The host offers access to step-by-step tutorials, fully-functional online help center and ticketing system, and an anytime money back guarantee for customers not completely satisfied with the host’s services. Customers have 24/7 access to phone, chat and e-mail support, with an average wait time to speak to a representative on the phone in less than 2 minutes.
Overall (4.5/5) ★★★★½
iPage gets our #1 ranking. Their support is outstanding, the technology is efficient and fast (though we would like to see an up-time guarantee for their clients), and the price is unmatchable for the amount of features included. If you choose to use iPage you certainly won’t go wrong.
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