iPage Web Hosting Provider Review
If you look for cheap web hosting on the internet, you will come across many web hosting companies including iPage. So if you are thinking of purchasing hosting from iPage, read this review.
iPage was founded in 1998 and has two data centers in the US. It is owned by NewFold Digital (formerly Endurance International Group) which also owns Bluehost, HostGator, and other web hosting companies.
iPage offers a single web hosting plan that gives you everything you need to get online at an unbeatable value. The introductory price is just $1.99/month (36 months) and the renewal price is $7.99/month for the same term.
The plan includes –
- Unlimited websites
- Unlimited storage
- Scalable Bandwidth
- Free SSL certificate
- Free domain for a year
- Free standard email address
- Free website builder
- Easy-to-use setup wizards
- $200 worth of ad credits
- 24/7 support
Besides the standard web hosting, iPage also offers WordPress hosting that has two plans and starts at $3.75/month. The hosting includes automatic WordPress install and updates, 24/7 WordPress support, and more.
The website builder provided by iPage is an AI-powered builder that automatically creates a website based on the answers to a few questions. It is fully mobile-responsive to and offers a customizable layout
Although website builder comes for free with web hosting, it has a limitation of creating only 6 pages. There are two more plans – Business and eCommerce that you can buy to create unlimited pages.
iPage offers SiteLock website security that protects your website from malware, viruses, hackers, and spam. It scans your website for malware and other vulnerabilities to help prevent your site from being blacklisted and displays the SiteLock seal on your site.
Below are the plans and services they provide.
Why Choose iPage?
Let’s find out the performance details and other features that iPage offers.
Uptime refers to the time that a website is available to users in a given period. It should be 100% ideally all the time. iPage provides average uptime of 99.7-99.9% which is not so good compared to other hosting providers.
Source – http://stats.pingdom.com/zp1kq4gopbjs/1631501/history
Average Server Response Time
Response time measure how quickly your server responds to queries from different locations. Below are the response times tested from different locations. iPage performs averagely.
iPage provides 24/7 live chat and email support. It also offers phone support (07:00 EST to 24:00 EST) so that you can resolve any issues or problems that might occur. The live chat waiting is time very less and the support is knowledgeable.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
If you’re not satisfied with iPage’s web hosting, you can cancel the account and get a full refund within 30 days. A non-refundable $15 domain fee is deducted from the refund and you keep the domain name.
iPage turns out to be an ideal web hosting packed with all the features that a hosting should have. It has a rating of 1.6 on Trustpilot, 6.1 on HostAdvice, and, 3.9 on G2 which is not good. There are some bad reviews on the internet but you can try them out for 30 days.