iPage Web Hosting Review
If you are an experienced webmaster, you might skip this paragraph, but the beginners would surely find it useful. It is about the average pricing of the web hosting services, and what you should expect from that money.
The cheapest hosting solutions cost $2-$4 a month. Even if you might be tempted by the price, you must know that you will pay practically for everything afterward. Once your site is online, they will ask you money for the sitebuilder, database maybe, and any other services. This is why those services should be avoided generally.
The second category of hosting sites is the one offering prices of $6-$7 a month. However, this is all you need to pay, and all the services are included.
I found iPage accidentally, and I was attracted by their promotion at that time: a full package that normally costs $6.95 at the price of $2.95. I thought : I paid more for fewer services so I should give it a try.
Now, I am a client of iPage for more than one year and I must say they are running those promotions often. On the other hand, even $6.95 is a great price for a package of this kind :
The services are structured on suites, so you could easily choose the right package for you. The security suite has a business verification feature, daily scans against spam and malware, data center for security, and network scanning. One of the greatest features of this package is the certificate that will make your users to trust your site.
The Marketing suite gives you 75 free dollars on AdWords, 50 on Facebook, and 25 dollars on Yahoo or Bing. You will also be listed in Yellow pages, and you will have a great analysis program at your disposal. The authentication seal is also available. You will also have the support suite and the design suite at your disposal. Let’s see the features from those packages also.
24 hours support by email, phone and chat, two lines at your disposal, specialized agents for North America, and great tutorials. I am not the type of webmaster that calls the customer service just because he is bored, but I must tell you it is a pleasure to talk with the iPage customer officers.
I know you like WordPress and Joomla sites, but the iPage website builder is the free tool that could change your mind. I like to build my pages on WordPress, to host them on iPage and to improve them with this site builder. The blogs built with iPage look good, and they also have a huge photo gallery. It is based on templates, it has a secure FTP connection, and the sites optimized with this tool are Google friendly.
As a conclusion, I think iPage is a great hosting solution. They praise themselves as the second most popular hosting sites in the world. I think this statement is hard to prove, but I am certain they are somewhere in Top 5.