iPage

Rating: (4.6 / 5)

ished in Boston, MA. Today iPage stands as one of the most successful economical web hosting companies, with six worldwide locations serving over one million websites between two data centres in the U.S.

Below is a brief overview of what iPage has to offer.

Price and Ease of Use

Most budget hosting providers offer more or less the same hosting features (free domain name, webmail, 24×7 supports, etc) and quality of service. Since the same hosting features are available across providers, the cheaper the deal the better.

Aimed primarily at first-time site owners, iPage puts together an impressively deep feature set. Offering their custom site builder created by their team (WebsiteBuilder) or a mobile-specific builder (goMobi), iPage brings ease and simplicity to the site-building experience.

For those who are just starting out and building their first website – iPage is the perfect spot to start with – as the cost is extremely low and signup process is very easy.

However, a word of caution – while the sign-up fees are cheaper, the renewal fees tend to be expensive. Moreover, while this hosting platform is feature-rich, it could be a bit overwhelming for beginners.

Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

iPage is owned and managed by a group of experienced management team – the Endurance International Group (EIG), which is BBB accredited.  This means that the business meets accreditation standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

200% Green Web Hosting

iPage buys enough Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) to offset energy use by 200%. That’s the equivalent of planting 244 acres of trees.

Most of the green web hosts buy REC or ‘renewable energy certificate’ to offset their normal energy usage. For the power usage that is vital for a web host to work, they buy into projects aimed at eliminating carbon from the atmosphere. RECs are issued for buying into renewable energy generation projects such as hydroelectricity, wind power and solar power. Some projects are involved in planting more trees to reduce the carbon footprint and the other harmful effects of pollution.

Technical Support and Uptime Monitoring

They promise an uptime guarantee of 99.9% where your websites will never go down on any occasion. iPage customer support executives are outstanding, smart and technically well informed, and you can have your queries answered at any time since they are available 24/7 in the forms of live chat, toll free phone, email and ticket system.

Just like with other web hosts, chat support will look into your issue. Anything complicated, will have to wait for email support to take care of it. Usually, second line support does its job usually within 24 hours. In case of server outages, you won’t have to wait that long though.

While having support to rely on is great, what’s greater is not having to contact support the first place. That’s why network uptime is monitored 24/7. If something goes wrong support can react immediately.