iPage offers a one-stop solution for those who need web design, website development and hosting services. The company has been inactive for many years and was restored in October 2009. The new iPage is now headed by a completely updated team that provides everything you need to start a website. That includes hosting, site management, e-mail hosting, domain registration, e-commerce services, scripts for websites, as well as internet marketing.
My review of iPage. What am I thinking about host iPage?
I am very lucky that I am familiar with one of the top managers of iPage, who provided me a free account for testing. It’s amazing that everything on iPage works perfectly. The server is stable and fast loading, support service responds instantly to a request in the chat, and the set of additional features is simply impressive. It is worth noting that iPage provides a huge list of services that will help you save money.
|Period of hosting||Price|
|plan for 12 months||$ 2.50 / month **|
|plan for 24 months||$ 1.89 / month *|
|Traffic per month||Unlimited|
|Domains on the account||Unlimited|
|Email to send||Unlimited|
|Agora Shopping Cart||Yes|
|Zen Shopping Cart||Yes|
|PGP / GPG encryption||Yes|
|Programs / Plugins||Details|
|Ruby / Ruby on Rails||Yes|
|SimpleScripts (CMS installation for 1 click)||Yes|
|Full refund of money||Indefinitely|
What is good about hosting iPage?
- Money back guarantee at any time
IPage’s huge advantage is their “Lifetime Money Back Guarantee.” If you are familiar with the American hosting industry, then you know that most companies provide only 30 – 45 days trial period. At iPage, you can claim a full or proportional refund if you cancel your account at any time during the paid period.
In other words, you do not risk when you buy iPage hosting. At any time, when you do not like something in their service, you can simply cancel your hosting account and ask for a refund. This is a very big plus!
- iPage – hosting since 1998
No doubt iPage is very young hosting company in the USA. However, its youth will not confuse you! The company is headed by a group of industry veterans and we can only expect excellent work from them. I know that this sounds a bit biased, but I am familiar with one of iPage top managers, Paul Buhovko. I am absolutely confident in his ability to be responsible for the development of a huge hosting company.
(By the way, Paul is also responsible for the success of FatCow.)
- Exclusive offer from Google, Carbonite, VeriSign and RatePoint
Another good thing about hosting iPage is that the company forms partnerships with several industry leaders, including brands such as Google and Carbonite. iPage users receive numerous exclusive offers, several of which can be distinguished. For example, free 2GB of backup space for Carbonite (a big plus!), 60 days of a free trial version of RatePoint (a mailing service like Smartresponder), as well as a built-in Google version of the panel for the webmaster.
- Quality customer support
Live chat support works fine (my last check was in March 2012) – I asked a few technical questions about Carbonite and the money back policy, all the answers to the questions were given professionally. I have never experienced the quality of phone support, therefore, I can not comment on this issue. The iPage website reports that their support, which won the Best Support award in June 2010, is based in North America (it happens that unscrupulous companies hire Indians to provide cheap support for telephone, chat, etc.)
- iPage = Green Hosting
IPage is credited with its greenness. The company’s data centers and offices are fully powered by clean energy. Thus, you can be sure that your website that is hosted on iPage does not leave carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.
- Unlimited cheap hosting
In addition to all the benefits I mentioned earlier, there is another huge plus for iPage – it is damn cheap! iPage offers unlimited disk space, unlimited traffic, unlimited domains per account, a free domain for a year (a tiny plus sign) – and all this for $ 3.50 / month, if you buy hosting for 2 years!
* – price with 55% discount. To get a discount, go to the promo link.
** – price including 43% discount. To get a discount, go to the promo link.