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IX Web Hosting Review (www.ixwebhosting.com)

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IX Web Hosting Review

 The IX web hosting company provides shared, VPS and cloud hosting to their clients. The Columbus, Ohio based company was founded in 1999 and it has grown ever since. Today they host over 470,000 web sites. All their hosting plans are available on Linux and Windows platforms.  

 

BASIC FEATURES

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited domains
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Free Site Builder
  • Easy domain management, fair domain prices
  • Linux Hosting & Windows Hosting
  • Free mysql & mssql databases

EXTRA FEATURES

  • On Staff Developers
  • Spam Filtering
  • TRUSTe Member
  • Dedicated Malware Team
  • McAfee Secure & Tested Daily24/7
  • PCI-Compliant
  • Trustwave Certified
  • Admin Coverage
  • Malware Monitoring
  • E-commerce Hackershield

PRICING

IX web hosting offers shared, VPS and cloud hosting on both Linux and Windows platforms.

Their Linux shared hosting plans start as low as $3.95 a month. Their cheapest option, the Expert plan includes up to 2 dedicated IPs and one free domain registration. The Business plan is readily available for $7.95 per month and comes with up to 3 dedicated IP addresses and 2 free domain registrations. Their Unlimited Pro plan comes with up to 15 dedicated IP addresses and 3 free domain registrations and costs $7.95 (special promo price, usual price $12.95). All three plans include unlimited disk space, bandwidth and hosted domains. All plans get one free dedicated IP, while the rest are available for $1-$2 extra a month. The Windows shared hosting plans are available in the Business Plus and Unlimited Pro version only and both cost $9.95 a month and have all the same features as their Linux counterparts.

Their Linux VPS hosting plans bring 2 available packs: the x4 Linux and x8 Linux pack. The x4 includes 4x CPU cores, 768 RAM and 1500 GB of data transfer, as well as 50GB of storage. The price of this package is $54.95 a month. The x8 pack includes 8x CPU cores, 2048 RAM, 2000 GB of data transfer and 100GB of storage and is readily available for $89.95 a month. Both plans include 2 dedicated IPs and choice between Plesk or cPanel control panel, as well as unlimited hosted domains, burstable RAM and complete Root/Admin access. Their Windows counterparts cost slightly more: $69.95 a month for the X4 version and $104.95 for the X8 version. Everything else is the same, except the control panel: they come with Plesk 10 only (and upon request).

IX web hosting also offers cloud hosting, also in Linux and Windows version. Their cheapest Linux option is the Professional Cloud Plan that costs $99.99 a month and features 2xCPU cores, 1GB of RAM, 300GB of data transfer and 20GB of SAN storage. Their Business cloud plan offers 2xCPU cores as well, 4GB of RAM, 900GB of data transfer and 60GB of SAN storage for a price of $174.99 a month. The Corporate plan is available for $249.99 a month and offers 4xCPU cores, 4GB of RAM, 1500GB of data transfer and 150 GB of SAN storage. All three plans have cPanel available, come with 2 dedicated IPs and complete root access. The Windows options have the same specifications, but come with Plesk Panel instead of cPanel and cost a bit more: $129,99 for professional, $194,99 for Business and $269,99 a month for the Corporate plan.

PERFORMANCE

The IX Web hosting data center is located in Ohio and runs on an N+1 network, has two backup generators and is protected against server outages. The customer data is backed up regularly and the network is monitored around the clock.

CONTROL PANEL INFORMATION

If you choose VPS or cloud hosting, you can choose between cPanel or Plesk, depending on whether you choose a Linux based server or a Windows based one. The shared hosting plans don’t offer these control panel options; shared hosting plans have the IX web hosting control panel only: the panel is quite user friendly, but still lacks all the options that cPanel or Plesk offer.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

The IX Web hosting customer support is available by phone, ticket, email or chat. Every customer has their own personal support representative that helps with handling technical and billing issues. The hosting representatives name will be added to the control panel of the client so that all the tickets that are opened go straight to them. This is quite an impressive support option. The website also features a rich base of informative articles, video tutorials and manuals.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

IX Web Hosting offers a seven day trial and two money back guarantees. There is a 30 day money back option and anytime money back option. The 30 day option will refund all the setup fees (except over limit and domain name cost fees). The anytime money back option will give you a refund of the current month’s fees and any future ones (but not the ones included in the current billing cycle). Setup, domain name and over limit fees are not included either.

CONCLUSION

IX Web support offers quite a lot of options to their customers, even though they do not offer dedicated hosting just yet. Both Linux and Windows based options are feature packed. All their options are quite focused on SEO as well, and they offer dedicated IP addresses, which costs quite a lot. If you handle your SEO otherwise, you may be able to find a better deal. If you need a dedicated IP, their bundles are a good choice for you. 


 

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