IPage Hosting Review 2017

Does iPage Host You Right?

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iPage believes in simplifying the hosting process. Providing a simple user interface and large library of free templates iPage allows anyone to sign in and find their way around their interface without to much technical knowledge.

Founded in 1998 and hosting over 1 million websites iPage is one company we have wanted to review.  

iPage Hosting are not known as the premium provider of hosting solutions. They fit somewhere between budget hosting and casual blogger hosting.

Speed 7.5/10
Customer Support 9/10
Reliability 9/10

Overall Rating

8.5/10

Indepth review of iPage Hosting

With iPage Hosting the technical parts have been trimmed back to leave a clean interface. The most confusing parts of most hosting panels has been simplified for you right from sign up. Having been around the block long enough to understand what works for their customers, iPage takes customer satisfaction seriously. 

The hosing services offered by iPage suit beginners to advanced users. Understanding the importance of taking care of customers that are on different stages of their online journey. iPage has set a very good market for itself, having the ability to provide for users in a variety of experience levels and online usage levels.  Several close friends are using the service and had encouraged me to cover iPage in a review. I couldn't leave iPage out from our hosting review, they have so much working for them and had to be included. Im a big fan of simplicity and the pricing for my test sites and hobby websites. iPage provides several pricing plans and upgrades for each one if you feel you need to. 

While these benefits are definitely big ones to consider if you're on a budget, or if you're looking for a company that cares (their data centers are green friendly), as hosting nerds we here at Bitpak are also concerned with the technical specifications of a host, and therefore the performance they can offer.

iPage are not looking to become the leaders of global hosting, they are more focused on providing a reliable service that customers trust. The association with SiteLock was a big shift towards achieving a better customer experience. Competing with the industry big names does not seem to be the approach iPage is taking.  The people that lead iPage have been around web hosting for many years and know what works. The quality of their work runs down the company pipeline, the solid understanding of what the end user wants helps iPage provide a more well rounded hosting solution for its network of loyal users.

Knowing what people lead the charge makes a more influenced buying decision. The people don't actually host your website though, what we need to do is take a look at the hardware that does the heavy lifting below.​

Pros

Various length money back guarantees

Amazing customer support and wait times.

Good hosting solution for the price and features 

SiteLock provides the website security

Cons

Some of their packages can't boast higher than average speeds.

Datacentre details are vague 

Not great if you depend on your website being UP 24/7

Being the cheapest host also means lots of server sharing

​The hosting packages will suit most businesses or bloggers

If you're looking for a solid host that offers different packages for businesses and entrepreneurs of all sizes then you'll definitely find something that works for you, whereas with some of the high-performance oriented hosts you'll likely not if you're a smaller business that's still scaling. Think about what iPage offers with pricing and features, and the simple to use process involved. Avoiding the over technical  setup and 18 step configuration to set up and go live that other companies make you take.

I take a KISS approach to my online activities. Kiss stands for Keep It Stupid Simple, a way of saying cut the crap and do what matters. After this review, I looked at some of my own internal upcoming projects for improvement. My question to myself was would iPage speed up my process of going live with my next project. After reading my review I took some setup steps again to test the actual task of setting up the account and getting a website live. I cut the small learning curve and yes, I found iPage to be helpful in getting my websites live faster.   

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