iPage Review - UPDATED Feb. 2019
In business for more than 10 years, iPage offers a variety of web hosting services geared toward small and mid-sized businesses. Read this in-depth iPage review to find out more about this hosting provider and determine if it is a good solution for you.
- They provide free domain name registration for one year.
- You get free Weebly website builder with hundreds of professional-looking templates.
- You can install the most popular open source software, including WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, b2evolution, and many more, with just one click.
- You get $200 in marketing credits for AdWords and Bing/Yahoo ads.
- You can set up an online store, even if you opt for the most basic shared hosting plan.
All of iPage’s offices and data centers run on 100% wind energy, making them one of the rare eco-friendly web hosting companies. This is a plus for those customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint. iPage’s Essential Plan includes Weebly website builder, as well as WordPress and a variety of software solutions for e-commerce. You also get SiteLock for added online security.
iPage includes 1GB of free cloud storage on JustCloud in all their plans. In addition, the company provides up to $200 in marketing credits, which you can use for ads on Google and Bing/Yahoo. iPage offers an industry-standard 30-day money back guarantee to give you time to try out their services and see if they’re right for your business or blogging needs.
Plans & Prices
iPage’s shared hosting Essential plan begins at just $1.99 per month. This is a great price for those who are just starting out on the web and want to establish an online presence.
VPS hosting starts at $19.99 per month for the Basic plan and goes up from there, depending on the plan you select. Each plan includes fully managed support from advanced hosting experts.
Dedicated hosting plans begin at $119.99 a month (the Startup plan). This type of hosting is good for fast-growing websites that need high performance, high security, and rapid response times.
iPage shared hosting is available via the company’s Essential Plan. It features unlimited disk space, unlimited email addresses, and unlimited MySQL databases. You can host an unlimited number of domains on you hosting account. It also includes additional features alike Weebly website builder with hundreds of great looking, mobile-ready templates and SEO marketing tools for ranking your website on search engines.
At the starting price of just $1.99/month, the Essential Plan is a perfect starting point for anyone looking to make a small personal or business website.
WP hosting comes in 2 plans, including Starter and Essential. Both have a variety of tools to help you manage traffic, both routine and spiked, and they provide you with maximum uptime. For the ultimate WordPress performance, iPage uses multiple layers of caching, low-density servers, and a CDN. Security is also an important issue for any WordPress website. That’s why iPage implements SiteLock (for scanning and removing malware from you site) and uses a firewall to block all malicious spam coming through your comments section.
- WP Starter: starting at $3.75 a month, you get the iPage core hosting plan (see shared hosting above) with a customized control panel and pre-installed themes and plugins.
- WP Essential: starting at $6.95 a month, you get all the features included in the WP Starter plan, as well as enhanced security and speed features and expert WP support.
iPage offers only managed services, so if you’re looking for truly customizable VPS hosting, iPage probably isn’t for you. That being said, for everyone looking to grow their website in a standard hosting environment without spending a ton of money, iPage is probably a good choice.
VPS hosting comes in 3 plans, including Basic, Business, and Optimum, all of which include cPanel. They range between 1-8GB of RAM, 40-120GB of storage, and 1-4TB of bandwidth. The Basic plan is good for users who aren’t entirely sure just what they’ll need for their site. The Business plan is a workhorse when it comes to handling steady web traffic. Finally, the company’s ultimate VPS plan – Optimum – is geared toward sites with up to 5,000 unique visitors a day. It is also great for sites with seasonally varying traffic.
Dedicated hosting is also available in 3 different plans, including Startup, Professional, and Enterprise. All come with cPanel and include unlimited domains, subdomains, MySQL databases, POP3, and FTP accounts. The Startup plan offers 4GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, 5TB of bandwidth, and 3 IP addresses while the Professional plan has 8GB, 1000GB, 10TB, and 4 IP addresses. The mack daddy Enterprise plan includes 16GB of RAM, 1000GB of storage, 15TB of bandwidth, and 5 IP addresses.
Customer & Technical Support
iPage has a dedicated Help Center available as part of their Customer Tools. It includes an extensive Knowledgebase of helpful articles, FAQs, and tutorials to assist even the most novice of users. The site also includes a dedicated User Guide filled with useful information. The Help Center has pages dedicated exclusively to Domain Help, Website Help, and Email Help to address the most commonly reported issues. Additionally, iPage has dedicated support staff available through the usual channels, including live chat, email, and phone.
An interesting feature (and one that makes it super easy for you to reach out to other iPage customers) is the company’s Community Directory. There you can find (and also search for) other businesses and individuals who use iPage to host their sites. You can visit the sites, take a look around, and just generally get the idea how things look from ‘the outside.’ Pretty neat.
Confident in the quality of their services, iPage offers a 30-day money back guarantee. So, if you decide that iPage is not a good option for you, you can cancel your plan and receive your money back. Just remember that you have to cancel the subscription within 30 days of signup.
- Competitive prices
- Excellent customer support
- 100% wind-powered web hosting
- 30-day money back guarantee
- Just one toll-free phone number (US-only) for support
- No root access VPS hosting