iPage Web Hosting Review


Rating: 8.8 / 10 (Excellent)
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iPage is a privately held web hosting and domain registration company founded in 1998 and owned by the Endurance International Group. The company offers web hosting services that helps small businesses select the best domain name while creating a reliable website. iPage also has hosted personal, social, business, and non-profit websites for over 15 years.

How is iPage rated?

Breakdown

9/10
Range of Services
10/10
Security
7/10
Customer Experience
9/10
Price and Subscription Model

Overall Rating: 8.8 / 10 (Excellent)

iPage has a particularly powerful feature set, and offers just about everything that you could ever need in a hosting plan, especially considering the price. The interface is easy to use and includes a free security suite, solid uptime, tools and services for web design, and a plethora of marketing extras. Plans also come stocked with ad credit. For green-minded customers, it is important to point out that iPage servers are powered by renewable energy.

iPage Range of Services

Range of Services - 9 / 10

iPage offers 12, 24, and 36-month subscription plans. All plans include more than $500 of extras, free marketing tools, and tons of building tools when compared to similarly-priced options. Additionally, iPage offers free WordPress building tools, $100 in Google AdWords credit, as well as $100 in Bing ad credit. The company boasts an impressive average uptime of 99.97%, and above-average support for third-party integration.

Useful For:

  • Small Businesses
  • Beginners
  • Blogging
  • Photo/Video
Select Features
Unlimited Disk Storage
Unlimited Domains
Automatic Backups
Responsive Images
Dynamic Embeds
Form Submissions
Data Transfer
Advertising Credit

Number of Email Accounts

Unlimited
Email Features
Webmail Interface
Integration with Google Apps
Email Forwarding
POP3 Support
iMAP Support
Autoresponder
Archiving
Daily
Download to Desktop
Hosting
Shared
VPS
Dedicated
Control Panel
vDeck
Languages
Other
ASP
Perl
PHP
Python

iPage Security Features

Security - 10 / 10

iPage includes a robust security suite with every hosting package. This features business verification, daily malware and spam scanning, free SiteLock tools, automated bot attack protection, daily vulnerability scans, among other services. You also get a security certificate to display on your site, letting visitors know the site is protected. iPage's premium spam filter has a greylisting function that automatically sends back email that isn't from a familiar sender, but recognizes addresses that resend messages.
Security Features
SSL Certification
Malware Scans
Blacklist
Anti-Spam Email Monitoring
Website Application Scans
DDoS Protections
Yes
Password Protected Directories
Yes

iPage Price & Subscription Model

Price and Subscription Model - 9 / 10

iPage offers some of the most rock-bottom prices for shared hosting in the marketplace. Prices start as low as $1.99 a month with the three-year option. This renews at $7.99 a month after the initial term. The company also features a 30-day money back guarantee. Hosting fees are refunded in full, but the refund does not apply to most add-on services. Furthermore, if you register a free domain and wish to cancel your account, there is non-refundable $15 domain fee if you would like to keep your domain.
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Shared Hosting Introductory Price Range
$1.99-$2.99
Shared Hosting Standard Plan Price Range
$7.99-$9.99
Plan Term
12-36 months
Auto-Renewal
Yes

Subscription Details

iPage currently offers one shared hosting plan package, which costs $1.99 - $2.99 depending on the chosen term. Like most hosting companies, iPage charges the entire term upon purchase. What's more, you will be charged the entire term again at standard rates ($7.99-$9.99) if you do not cancel before the first term expires.

Subscription Fine Print

The introductory prices are for the first term of service only and automatically renew at the regular rate.

iPage Customer Experience

Customer Experience - 7 / 10

As with most web hosting companies under the Endurance (EIG) umbrella, iPage shares its BBB accreditation with its parent company, but has its own Trustpilot presence. It must be said that, because of this, reviews generally trend toward the negative. Although the company has an A+ with the BBB, the majority of criticism tends to be about billing issues and inattentive customer service as opposed to the actual functionality of the hosting package itself. Like most web hosting providers, iPage operates a subscription model which will auto renew after the "initial term." The company is transparent about this, but we've endeavored to outline their policy specifics under Pricing and Subscription Model. When customers do complain about the tools themselves, complaints center around a lack of flexibility with the website builder, though this is an inherently structured web design environment targeted at beginners.
Year Founded
1998
BBB Rating
A+
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
1
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
92
Trust Pilot Rating
1.8 out of 10
Date Collected
2018-04-09

Support Hours

24/7 telephone support and online chat.

Contact Methods

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Chat
  • Online Form

Company Profile

Full Name
iPage Web Hosting
Company Website
Headquarters
10 Corporate Dr, Burlington, MA, 01803

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