We have used iPage as our hosting company for over two years now on various websites we own and operate. In that time we have registered countless domains and hosted dozens of them on the iPage servers. We always recommend iPage to our web design clients who are in need of a hosting company. With so many referrals we thought it best to write an iPage review to explain why we choose to use them. Here are the top 5 reasons why we would recommend iPage:
#1 Why we choose iPage - CostThe elephant in the room. The first question anyone ever asks us when seeking web design is: How much does a website cost? Recommending a hosting company is no different. People want to know how much it costs. For the past two years the most I've ever seen iPage cost on a sign-up has been $3.50 month. With a two year package with all the extras removed that comes out to a grand total of $84. Considering we often find clients who are paying over $25 a month on fees at their hosting company and you can see how quickly the difference can add up. There are other websites that offer similar prices in the same range as iPage. I don't think you're going to find any with the level of service and performance that iPage has for a lower price.
#2 Why we choose iPage - Features and Inclusions
There are certain things that should be mandatory for you when choosing a web hosting company. A few of the items are:
- Unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited e-mail addresses
Features and Inclusions? Check!
#3 Why we choose iPage - It's really easy
Being a web design company we end up maneuvering our way through a lot of different hosting companies to get a clients website up and running. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's hard. It always amazes me how difficult some of these companies make it to do something simple like create a FTP account. With iPage that isn't going to be a problem.
The ease of creating e-mail addresses, WordPress blogs, auto-responders, and other features are all just a couple of easy to navigate clicks. Everything is laid out in a simple to understand design. No more digging through the site or Googling how to set up a FTP account to figure out where you have to get to. The ease of use on iPage is probably my favorite thing about their service.
Easy to use? Check!
#4 Why we use iPage - Support
Every web hosting company on the planet has server issues and glitches. There is no service you will sign up for that doesn't end up having a problem. They don't exist. The key is finding a company that responds to your problems in a prompt and courteous manner. Whenever we have experienced a problem with our hosting the iPage staff has always been quick to answer our queries and get things back up and running.
Finding help just requires you to click on the support tab and fill in their questionnaire with what is going wrong. They will then respond to you within a couple of hours to let you know that they are working on the problem and will give you an ETA of when it should be fixed.
We have also had strong support when facilitating domain transfers over to iPage. They have expedited the process for us and helped in contacting other registrars to move things along. That is service that you simply do not receive from other web hosting companies.
#5 Why we use iPage - Extras!
Everyone loves extras, right?
We don't use them anymore, but when we were first getting started a $100 Google Adsense credit and a $40 Facebook advertising credit were welcome additions. They also have some others in their sign up package that are worth taking a look at. Never look a gift horse in the mouth, right?
So those are our top 5 reasons for why we use and recommend iPage for any web hosting needs. If you have any other questions about the service check out their site or leave us a comment and we will be happy to help out.By Charles Daniels