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iPage Review : The In-Depth Review of iPage.com

So, have you been hearing about iPage lately and wondering whether it is the best hosting option for you? Well, in that case, you are at the right place. I’ll be talking about iPage hosting in depth and will give you a detailed analysis of its features. To begin with let’s take a brief look at the history and the background of iPage.

Background

For all of you thinking iPage.com has been knocking on our doors recently, let me tell you, it started back in 1998, but was relaunched as a web hosting provider in 2009. It has managed to stay on top of many review sites. One of the major reasons behind their successful run has been the Endurance International Group. The group also owns many well-reputed web hosting companies like Bluehost, HostGator.

See also : Bluehost Review  &  Hostgator Review

Well, this is just a background check to let you know about the potential of the hosting provider you’ll be investing in.
Let’s go for the main thing now, and see what iPage.com has in store for us.

Features

A shared hosting plan which lets you host unlimited domains. As they claim on their Green Web Hosting page, they use 100% wind power, a renewable energy source.
This are just a few common features, let’s dive into the actual thing.

 

BBB rating

Endurance International Group has A+ rating on BBB (Better Business Bureau). You must be wondering why I am telling you about this. Well, if a company is BBB accredited it signifies the ability of the company or business to deal with customer complaints professionally.

So to avoid future problems, and service issues, it’s better to do your homework before you buy the hosting. I’ve done mine, and I can tell you iPage.com is the place to be.

200% Green Web Hosting

What if I tell you while the company continues expanding their business, they also keep going green-planting around 244 acres of trees. Not literally, but that’s what it looks like.
iPage offsets the energy use by 200%, as they buy the Renewable Energy Certificates(REC).

What is REC?

Here’s how it works. These certificates prove that the electricity you use is generated from renewable sources. Without RECs, you cannot be sure, where the energy is driven from.

100% Uptime

Look at these amazing uptime stats. Uptime aims to provide a 99.99% uptime to its customers.

ipage uptime

The above stats are for the month of July. An uptime of this level is really good when you are buying a hosting at less than 5 dollars a month.
This brings me to the most important aspect, price. You probably want to know how much does all this cost. But wait, that we will see later. Let me take you through other features of iPage before I even talk about the price.

Support

ipage support

iPage provides 24/7 live chat support. Their customer service team is always quick to answer your questions and also provides step by step instructions if you were to find your way out of a problem.

If the problem is something complicated, you might need to wait for them to respond to email.

Uptime Monitoring 

You might be thinking, okay, support and all is cool, but I don’t want to spend most of my valuable time seeking help from the support team. I understand, more importantly, they understand and hence monitor the network uptime 24/7. Thereby, eliminating the need to contact the support team.

Feature List

  • Do you want to start advertising your site right away? Well, iPage has got you covered. It gives you $100 Adwords voucher, $50 Facebook Ad Credit, $50 Yahoo and Bing Search Credit, along with free Yellowpages Business Listing.
  • You also get free Shopsite, an excellent, user-friendly shopping cart software.
  • A treat for all bloggers- 1-clickWordpress installation.
  • Sitelock- an excellent way to secure your site and fix malware issues.

I won’t be wrong if I say this a very standard yet robust set of features. If you are going to working on a site or a blog where you need access to databases and modify the MySQL tables, you will find all the right tools here at iPage.com. MySQL databases and unlimited space, and the ability to host unlimited domains is what iPage.com has to offer.

Now, I’ll get to the most awaited part of the article. Yes, I am going to give you a clear insight to the price of the hosting and then you can decide if this hosting is a good option for you.

Cheapest Hosting

After reading all the features listed above, you might think that most of the top shared hosting services out there are offering the most of these features, then why should I care to go with iPage.com?

Well, here’s your answer.

When you get the same features like unlimited domains, 99.99% uptime, webmail, 24/7 support from other hosting providers too, why not opt for a cheaper service?

iPage.com is cheaper than other hosting providers( 76-45-%). Its Essential Plan offers three years package at $3.25/month. That’s way cheaper than other top hosting providers.

Here’s a snapshot of a chart from iPage.com which compares the prices of iPage with others.

prices of iPage with others hosting

 

Control Panel

Well, let’s face it, we all would feel helpless without an effective control panel. You don’t want to get your hands dirty in knowing behind the scenes of thee web technologies rather you would take the easy way to efficiently run your website.

iPage has the perfect tool for you( and for me).

ipage control panel

Time for a walk (I mean walkthrough, relax, I am not going on a ride).

  • FTP: Control your FTP users, check the FTP details as you need them when connecting to the server via an FTP client.
  • FileManager: Lets you do all the things that you would using an FTP client. Uploading files to the server and downloading. You can also edit the existing files.
  • Free 1GB Cloud Storage: It’s a cloud storage service started by EIG for all the iPage users.
  • Mojo Marketplace: To simplify things, Mojo is iPage’s 1-click installer. But Mojo goes beyond that. It offers a lot of free stuff ranging from themes to plugins to add-ons. It’s easy to use an installer.
  • My Installs: This is the same as Mojo. Here you can see the stuff that you have already installed.
  • MySQL: Here you can create, delete your databases. Creating databases can be looked after by Mojo if you use it for your scripts installation. This is where the heart of your website resides. Your data!
  • Visitor Statistics: It offers you two statistics, Webalizer and AWStats. It is somewhat old style and useful when you seek raw data.
  • Website Creator by CM4All, Weebly Drag, and Drop Builder: I got them together because they are under the same umbrella. They are an efficient tool for someone with less or no technical knowledge as they let you build simple websites.
  • WordPress: I would choose WordPress over Weebly Drag and Drop Builder any day. We all know how awesome WordPress is!

 

You just saw the features its control panel offers. It makes managing your websites a piece of cake. Always wondered how those IT professionals or geeks control their websites with that programming and all? Always wanted to do that? Well, this control panel is exactly what you need. Do all those things a professional does without hours of coding.

Is iPage the right choice?

Well, if you ask me, I would definitely say yes. But, I think I have given you a well in-depth review of iPage and its features for you to find the answer to that question.
It’s easy to sign up, and low cost makes it a great package deal for the beginners.
Having said a lot about iPage, its features, specs, I believe you are now able to make the right choice, and you know what the right choice is.

Having said a lot about iPage, its features, specs, I believe you are now able to make the right choice, and you know what the right choice is.
In this review, we covered many aspects of iPage that will give you knowledge for an in-depth analysis, which I highly recommend you to do before you buy any hosting.
If you find the review useful, share it with people with similar queries and if you would like to suggest something, do comment below. I love reading and replying to your comments, so let them flow.

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About Nikhil S

He is one of the co-founders of TBT. He loves to write about WordPress & SEO tutorials also he is a Computer Science Engineering Graduate.

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