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iPage Website Hosting Review (


ipage-web-hosting-reviewiPage specializes in shared hosting, but also offers VPN and dedicated hosting plans. The company has been around since 1998 and currently holds more than a million websites. They host personal, non-profit and business websites and their plans are quite flexible.


  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth/Transfer
  • Unlimited e-mail addresses
  • Unlimited domains
  • Unlimited Databases


  • Website design and building tools
  • Marketing tools
  • Online selling tools
  • Security suite – daily spam and malware scans, round the clock network scans
  • Marketing suite – $100 Google Adwords, $25 Yahoo!/Bing Credit and $50 Facebook Credits
  • Support suite
  • Design suite – Blog, Photo Gallery, Online Store, Secure FTP and Google Webmaster Tools integration


The iPage Essential Plan (shared web hosting) is available at $8.49 a month, but they have regular discounts so you are able to grab their introductory offer and pay only $1.89 a month instead. This particular hosting plan has surprisingly many features for that price: unlimited hosting space, data transfer and domains, as well as beginner friendly tools for designing and building a website from scratch, as well as advertising credits and marketing tools.

Their VPS Plans feature three options: Basic, Business and Optimum, and differ based on how much storage, bandwidth, RAM and cores are needed. The prices start at $19.99 a month. Even those who aren’t tech-savvy will find these plans quite good as all of them come with fully managed support as well. All VPS Plans include a free domain name registration, which is quite rare nowadays.

If your business is larger and needs more resources, you should check out their dedicated server hosting plans. You can choose between Startup, Professional and Enterprise plan. They differ depending on how much resources you need (cores, RAM, storage and bandwidth) and the prices start at $119.99 a month. All dedicated plans also come with fully managed support and free domain name registration.

Both VPS and dedicated hosting plans include a 20% promo discount for the first term. All the other terms will have regular prices. The most cost effective option is taking a 24-month term, but you can choose the 12 month term as well. If you are unsure whether you will be satisfied with their services or not, you can also take one month terms.


The iPage data centers are located in Boston. They are equipped with 24×7 security and have the same network equipment and architecture. Their network architecture is both solid and secure and operates on N1+ DC and AC power. The servers are backed up on a daily basis and based on customer claims, their uptime is very good. However, there is no uptime guarantee.


iPage operated on cPanel earlier, but they moved on to vDeck control panel. vDeck is still relatively new on the market, but many hosting services are moving to vDeck. It’s safe to say that vDeck may become the market standard rather quickly. Its function and utility are superior to those of cPanel and the features include sidebar customization, web management tools, hosting account backups, scripts installer and a domain manager.


The iPage expert staff quickly helps with every issue that may arise. Their support service is located in North America, and they state that every call will be answered within a two minute window and that they are available 24/7. Their services are free, of course, but power users are able to upgrade to Premium support for a substantial fee. Premium support offers faster resolution time. iPage also features a support center that is easily accessible to both users and visitors alike and it’s consisted of a wide range of support articles and tutorials.


Unlike most hosting providers, iPage offers unlimited money back guarantee. Should you not be satisfied with their services, you are free to cancel your agreement at any given time and you will get a refund for the remaining term. This guarantee is valid for hosting services only and the $15 domain fee is not refundable.


iPage presents itself as a novice friendly and flexible hosting service. Upon looking at their page, it was a bit hard to find certain information, especially about the company itself. Luckily, the bottom of their page has all the necessary links. Unlike many other hosting companies out there, they have quite a good number of very positive reviews and score above average.

They didn’t outsource their help desk; their help desk is North America based and is of the highest quality.

iPage is still heavily focused on smaller businesses and newcomers, which can easily be seen on their front page; there are a lot of explanations that bring web hosting closer to people with no prior experience. They are a good choice if you are new to web hosting and search for support that will explain everything easily, without technicalities.





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