iPage Web Hosting Review
iPage is Massachusetts based company that specializes in premium web hosting at budget level prices.
They host over 1 million websites and have been exceeding their loyal customers expectations for 20 internet years - which, as we all know, is about 94 human years (it's sort of like "dog years") - you could say they've been doing this a long time.
I know longevity isn't the end-all be-all determining factor of quality but, I have both used their services and referred numerous small business clients to their services without hearing a single complaint.
The biggest thing you have to worry about with iPage (or any hosting plan) is becoming so successful that you outgrow their budget level plans but, for 99% of you, that won't be a problem. If you are so lucky, they offer the VPS and Dedicated hosting plans you'll need to take your website to the next level.
iPage is known for being the most budget friendly host around. Their prices and margins are so low that it's impossible for them to offer any additional coupons or discount codes.
I know because, I'm always looking for the best possible rates for my clients and so, I've asked... repeatedly.
What they do offer is introductory annual discounts that allow you to drop their monthly price a staggering 75%.
- 1 Year = $2.99/mo (Reg. $9.99)
- 2 Years = $2.49/mo (Reg. $8.99)
- 3 Years = $1.99/mo (Reg. $7.99)
It should be noted that those discount prices are only good for the first term and will automatically renew at the regular rate.
Core features for iPage include unlimited disk space, scalable bandwidth, unlimited domain names, and even a free domain name registration good throughout your first year of hosting.
If you're short on time, you can quickly get your new idea off the ground with their custom drag and drop website builder, capable of churning out a mobile-ready site, with no coding knowledge required.
For those of you looking for something more custom or robust, they also have quick installers for popular software like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, b2evolution, Gallery2, ZenPhoto, phpBB, and more!
It should also be noted that all new accounts include a $100 Google AdWords bonus and $100 in Bing Ad credits, to help get those all-important eyeballs looking at your beautiful creation.
When it comes to reliability iPage has everything you'd expect from a company that has been in business as long as they have.
Their world-class technology features two data centers, both with UPS power backup & generators, to keep your business, personal, or social website online and safe from the storm.
Performance load balanced servers with 24/7 monitoring mean that your website won't just simply be online, it will be thriving online. In a day and age where speed matters to both impatient users and the almighty Google, iPage has you covered.
Your website will be a pleasure to setup and manage with their easy to use vDeck 4.0 control panel.
The newly redefined system offers an excellent quick start helper, informative alerts, one click access to the most popular tasks, and an intuitive how-to help system.
You'll be able to setup new domains, emails, and E-commerce services with the click of a mouse and then easily fine tune the details like domain pointers, webmail, and spam settings to your heart's delight.
Whether its phone, email, or live chat, iPage is ready and waiting to provide you service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As always, I tested their live chat support and had a knowledgeable support rep on the line in less than 10 seconds. Of course, I didn't have a real issue so, I hit him with a couple of wacky requests and he handled them like a champ.
Please don't take my word for it when it comes to iPage or any host on this list. All it takes is two minutes of your time to pick up the phone and call, write an email, or hop into a chat and see if they're ready to handle your request in a timely manner - you'll be glad you did.
iPage also get bonus points for a solid online help center which is setup to both educate and help you easily solve the more basic issues.