iPage Review

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Reliability

/100

Usability

/100

Customer Support

/100

Features

/100

Hosting Plans & Pricing

iPage Company Overview

10 Corporate Drive Suite #300 Burlington, MA 01803

Customer Support Options

iPage Plans & Pricing

Shared Hosting

Plan Name

Plan Price

Plan Features

GO Plan

$1.99/mo

Unlimited websites

Unlimited storage

FREE SSL certificate

FREE domain for a year

FREE standard email address

FREE website builder

Dedicated Hosting

Plan Name

Plan Price

Plan Features

Startup

$119.99/mo

2 Core CPU

4GB of RAM

500GB disk space

5TB of bandwidth

3 IP addresses

Free 1yr. domain registration

CentOS 7

cPanel

Professional

$151.99/mo

4 Core CPU

8GB of RAM

1000GB disk space

10TB of bandwidth

4 IP addresses

Free 1yr. domain registration

CentOS 7

cPanel

Enterprise

$191.99/mo

4 Core CPU

16GB of RAM

1000GB disk space

15TB of bandwidth

5 IP addresses

Free 1yr. domain registration

CentOS 7

cPanel

VPS Hosting

Plan Name

Plan Price

Plan Features

Basic

$19.99/mo

1 Core CPU

1GB of RAM

40GB disk space

1TB of bandwidth

1 IP address

Free 1yr. domain registration

CentOS 7

cPanel

Business

$47.99/mo

2 Core CPU

4GB of RAM

90GB disk space

3TB of bandwidth

2 IP addresses

Free 1yr. domain registration

CentOS 7

cPanel

Optimum

$79.99/mo

4 Core CPU

8GB of RAM

120GB disk space

4TB of bandwidth

2 IP addresses

Free 1yr. domain registration

CentOS 7

cPanel

Wordpress Hosting

Plan Name

Plan Price

Plan Features

WP Starter

$3.75/mo

1 website

Free SSL certificate

Free domain registration for one year

Unlimited storage

Unlimited bandwidth

Pre-installed themes & plugins

24/7 WordPress support

WP Essential

$6.95/mo

Unlimited websites

Free SSL certificate

Free domain registration for one year

Unlimited storage

Unlimited bandwidth

Pre-installed themes & plugins

24/7 WordPress support

Automatic malware removal

SiteLock professional security

iPage Full Review

iPage Review: A Beginner's Guide to Hosting

The iPage hosting company was established in the year 1998. For more than two decades of hosting personal and small business websites, they have been committed to giving site owners a world-class service to over one million websites on their platform. Their hosting service is powered using two data centers.

Web hosting is a game of affordability, reliability, and ease of use. Luckily, iPage seems to understand the assignment. IPage is relatively small in terms of hosting packages offered to its customer compared to other web hosting companies. It is not necessarily bad though, the fewer choices, the easier it is to choose.

iPage offers the following services: shared web hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS plans, dedicated hosting, Domain hosting, website building, and more.

Getting Started with iPage

Getting started with iPage, the first thing that you will see is a domain registration page. It also shows some key features like:

  • 30 -day money-back guarantee
  • Free email address
  • Choice of website builder
  • 24/7 support

You can also see your cart, which contains your chosen plan, inclusions, and the amount to be paid. For the billing period, you can choose to pay for one, two, or three years. I am debating whether to go with the WP Essential plan or iPage's shared hosting plan. In the end, I choose the GO PLAN for this review.

After, you click the Continue to Add-ons button to choose from the following: Website Backup and Restore for $1.00/month, SiteLock for $1.99/month, and Google Workspace.

Once you are done, you can click "Continue to Billing." The Billing and Personal Information page require you to input your email address, first and last name, phone numbers, current address, and card details.

Once you are done filling out all the details, you can click the Buy Now button. Your purchase will be under review for a few minutes.

Then, proceed to your email and check the message iPage sent about creating an iPage account and your hosting details. Included is a direct link to change your password, set up security questions, and input referral information. You can also see your control panel login details and instructions.

Using and Managing Your Website on Ipage

Once you log in to your iPage web hosting account, you will be greeted by your iPage dashboard. It is very pleasant looking for me because of how minimalist the designs are. It is user and beginner-friendly, so you won't have a hard time learning it.

Under Domains, you can see your active and expired domains. You can also see buttons to purchase new and import existing domains. To manage it, click the Manage button right under each domain. You can also see a Launch Your Webmail option to see and your emails.

Under Hosting, the first thing that would catch your attention is your account summary, which displays your account hosting details.

On the left side of the dashboard, you can see different tabs for your hosting management.

You can see here your web builders, namely: WordPress and iPage WebsiteBuilder. iPage offers this tool for free to quickly make a website even if you lack the coding and WordPress skills. It has built-in themes and plugins you can choose from.

Next, you can see the email management tab. Here, you can choose from which email plan you paid for. You can select Google Suite, Microsoft 365, or the standard plan. Here, you can manage your email accounts and add, assign, or delete them.

Under Security, you can manage your SSL certificates and your Sitelock accounts.

The following tabs are the DNS and Nameservers and the Transfer tab.

iPage Control Panel

A control panel contains everything you need to manage your website's hosting account. You can access your control panel through your iPage dashboard or log in using your credentials.

The iPage Control Panel looks refreshing in its minimalistic design. Tools are arranged according to their functions. You can also see here the shortcuts to your favorite tools, marketplace, and system settings.

My Favorites

This field contains your favorite web hosting tools.

Website

In this section, you can manage your website's FTP accounts, File Manager, Cloud Storage, MySQL Database, Shopsite Starter, WordPress, and many more. Here are tools you can use in making, updating, and managing your website.

Email

This section contains all features you need to manage your email accounts. You can log in to Webmail to see your inbox, manage spam filters, and many more.

Domain

This is the section where you can manage your site's domain. You can register a new one, or you can transfer a domain from other web hosts.

Marketing Services

This section contains Facebook and Google Ad management and many more.

Additional Tools

This section contains Disk Usage, Secure Server, WordPress Themes, Sitelock, Server Information, and many more.

Account Information

In this section, you can manage your account renewal, billings, account info, passwords, subscription, security questions, and site profile.

iPage Website Builder

With today's advanced technology, you don’t need to be a programmer to create a website. To use the WebBuilder offered by iPage hosting, you need to log in to your control panel and select WebsiteBuilder. Choose from hundreds of different templates depending on your wants and needs. You can preview themes to make sure it is suited to your liking.

Click the Start Editing button to customize your site. Here you can choose different backgrounds, colors, fonts, and text styles.

Once you are satisfied with the result, you can start creating your blog. You can choose from different blog templates and preview how it looks on your site. You can click the Create Blog button to start writing.

Once you are done, you can preview your work, save it, and then publish it to make it online. You can easily select these options on top of your site customization page.

You can also add pages to your site by just clicking the Pages button on the left side of the page. You can manage your pages and improve site navigation from this page.

To add content to your site, click the Add button. Here you can add text, images, buttons, and many more.

You can view your site's performance by clicking the Stats button at the lower left of your editor page.

An Upgrade button at the upper right of the page. When you upgrade, you can enjoy additional features like setting up a mailing list by using a sign-up form, create an online store, use effects to improve site design, and a mobile editor to create a mobile version of your site.

iPage WordPress App Installer

To install WordPress, go and click the WordPress tab in your iPage client area.

Click Get Started to see the hosting plans available on iPage. You can use an existing plan to use an optimized plan for your WordPress sites. You can then add your site name.

To manage your WordPress account information, you need to log in with your admin account credentials. This included your email, username, and password.

Next, since there is no built-in app installer within iPage, you can install your WordPress application to www. wordpress.org.

Upload this file to your File Manager. Make sure that you are using the correct root directory for your site.

Once uploaded, you go to the Summary tab and launch Archive Gateway.

You will be directed to this page, look for your file and click the Extract/ Uncompressed button below to extract the zip file.

Go back to your root folder. Copy all the extracted files and put them directly to your main root folder. Delete the empty folder and the zip file.

To access your WordPress, you need to connect it to a database. Go and click your MySQL management tab and create a new database. Create a username and a password for your database before you continue.

Go to your website and follow the steps of installation provided on each page. Wait for WordPress to install.

Once the installation is done, you can see this site dashboard to start making your WordPress site.

You can now start editing your WordPress website and choose from different themes and plug-ins.

iPage Customer Support

iPage's customer support team is available 24/7 to assist its customer. You can reach the team via a call through its contact number or via chat. Just click the Chat button to start.

For this review, I asked if they offer free site migration from other web hosting providers. I immediately got a reply, and the answer is no; they do not provide such on all their hosting plans. There is, however, a group of the technical support team who would perform the migration process for a fee.

My second question was if they offer any shared hosting plan, and the answer is yes. They have a GO Plan that starts at $1.99 per month if you pay for three years of hosting service.

At the end of the chat, you are asked to give a rating and survey before closing it.

Aside from the 24/7 call and chat support from iPage, you can also access hundreds of blogs and articles from its Knowledgebase.

Buyer's Guide For iPage

iPage hosting services comes with everything you need to build, market, and grow your site, whether it's personal or your business. Using Ipage as your web hosting provider comes with easy WordPress installation, unlimited email addresses, excellent eCommerce functionality, search engine ad credits, easy site monitoring and tracking, and unlimited domains. iPage takes pride in the service and products they offer to help small business owners succeed online.

Plans, Pricing, and Features

Below are the different hosting plans and iPage pricing together with their inclusions and features.

Shared Hosting Plans

Web hosting companies provide storage space for websites or applications to be accessed by other computers connected to the internet. iPage offers a meager starting price of $1.99 per month billed for 36 months. That is $71.64 for three years of hosting web service.

Here is the iPage GO PLAN that comes with the following web hosting features:

  • Unlimited websites
  • Unlimited storage and unlimited disk space
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Free domain name registration for a year
  • Free standard email address
  • Free site builder using iPage website builder
  • 24/7 customer and technical support
  • Scalable bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Unlimited domain names under one account
  • Easy to use set-up wizards
  • WordPress one-click installer
  • Variety of content management platforms available
  • Online store with Paypal Integrations and a variety of shopping carts
  • Email marketing integration
  • Customizable email address with unlimited autoresponders, virus scanning keeping your inbox safe, and can be managed easily using third-party apps, like Outlook

Important Note:

iPage offers promotional and special introductory prices at the beginning of the hosting term. These offers are for a limited time only, and renewals will follow the regular pricing rate. You can compare the prices below:

WordPress Hosting Plans

WordPress is perhaps the most popular of all open-source CMS available today. It provides all the tools you need to make a website. Both new and advanced users can use it.

iPage offers WordPress hosting plans that is ideal for anyone starting a blog or a small online business.

Here are the hosting packages you can choose from:

WP Starter Hosting Plan - is an excellent hosting package to start, ideal for small website or blog

- price starts at $3.75 /month, and you can choose to pay for 12, 24, or 36

months

This plan comes with the following features:

  • 1 WordPress site
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Free domain registration for one year
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Pre-installed themes and plugins
  • 24/7 WordPress support
  • Free website builder

Renewals for these plans will be using the following rates:

  • Monthly - $10.49
  • One year- $119.88
  • Two years- $215.76
  • Three years - $287.64

WP Essential - is the most popular WordPress hosting plan offered by iPage

- price starts at $6.95 /month and can be billed for 12,24, or 36 months

This plan comes with the following features:

  • Multiple sites
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Free domain name registration for one year
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Pre-installed themes and plugins
  • 24/7 WordPress support
  • Automatic malware removal
  • Sitelock professional security
  • Hand-selected themes
  • Fully customized WordPress control panel
  • WordPress platform designed to increase load speeds by 2.5 times
  • Free WordPress resources you can read

Renewals for this plan will be the following regular rates:

  • Monthly- $9.65
  • One year - $155.40
  • Two years- $286.80
  • Three years- $399.99

VPS Hosting Plans

iPage VPS hosting plan comes in three different packages. This hosting service is for the user that needs increased power, flexibility, and control.

1. Basic -starts at $19.99 and renews at $24.99 per month

This plan comes with the following.

  • One core CP U
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 40 GB disk space
  • 1 TB bandwidth
  • 1 IP address
  • Free 1 year domain registration
  • CentOS 7 - operating system
  • cPanel -to manage your hosting account

2. Business - starts from $47.99 and renews at $59.49 per month

This plan comes with the following:

  • Two core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 90 GB disk space
  • 3 TB of bandwidth
  • 2 IP addresses
  • Free 1 year domain registration
  • CentOS 7
  • cPanel - to manage your hosting account

3. Optimum - starts at $79.99 and renews at $99.99

This plan comes with the following features:

  • 4 core CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 120 GB disk space
  • 4 TB bandwidth
  • 2 IP addresses
  • Free 1 year domain name registration
  • CentOS 7
  • cPanel

All of these VPS hosting plans come with the following additional features:

  • Customizable hosting environment
  • High-speed mirrored SAN storage -ensure maximum server speed
  • Cloud-based flexibility- allows for total scalability
  • Pre-installed scripts - including PHP 5/Perl/python and more
  • Managed hosting -available support

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated hosting plans come in three different hosting packages.

1. Start -up - starts at $199.99 per month and renews at $149.99

This plan comes with the following features:

  • 2 core CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 500 GB storage
  • 5 TB bandwidth
  • 3 IP addresses
  • Free 1 year domain registration
  • CentOS 7
  • cPanel

2. Professional - starts at $151.99 and renews at $194.99 per month

This dedicated hosting plan has the following features:

  • 4 Core CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1000GB storage
  • 10 TB of bandwidth
  • 4 IP addresses
  • Free 1 year domain registration
  • CentOS 7
  • cPanel

3. Enterprise - starts at $191.99 and renews at $239.99 per month

Included in this plan are the following features:

  • 4 Core CPU
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 1000 GB storage
  • 15 TB of bandwidth
  • 5 IP addresses
  • Free 1 year domain registration
  • CentOS 7
  • cPanel

All these dedicated server web hosting services from iPage offers the following additional features:

  • Unrestricted ability to install software
  • Easy to use control panel
  • Complete control over your hosting environment
  • Optimum security, speed, and uptime due to mirrored storage
  • Dedicated server resources not being shared with other users
  • Seamless migration option

Other iPage Services

Google Workspace- start at $6/month

Google Workspace through iPage allows you to get one package that works seamlessly with your computer, phone, or tablet. It also adds authenticity to your site and your digital identity.

It includes the following:

  • Communicate -Gmail, Calendar, Chat, Meet
  • Collaborate-Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites
  • Store-Drive, Cloud Search
  • Manage - Admin, Mobile
  • Professional email that matches your domain
  • Online storage (30 GB )
  • Easy Setup and access with iPage
  • Around the clock support

Microsoft 365

You can add Microsoft 365 to your domain to provide an all-in-one solution to your business needs. Having a matching email address to your domain name adds credibility. When you add Microsoft 365 to your hosting plan, you can have cloud-based access to the complete 365 tools, including but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook.

It comes with three different plans:

1. Email Essentials -starts at $1.99/month

It offers a matching email address for your domain name.

2. Business Plus -starts at $4.99/month per user

This plan allows you to access your Office files on any device.

3. Business Pro -starts at $9.99/month per user

The best plan to optimize the use of Microsoft 365 for your business. It comes with Microsoft Access for desktop, Microsoft Publisher for desktop, Microsoft Bookings, and a Business mileage tracker for your phone.

All of these Microsoft 365 plans include the following features:

  • Matching email and domain to make your business professional looking
  • Access from anywhere with the web-based email provider
  • Frequently updated filters from Microsoft 365 to defend your account from malware and spams
  • Uptime of 99.9 %
  • Free onboarding and setup
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Scalable to your business needs
  • The latest version of the Microsoft products

Security and Backup

Security is a significant factor in choosing your web host. It would help if you made sure that your hosting provider takes good care of your data. As you put your data online, it becomes vulnerable to attacks. If malware is detected on your site, you could get blocklisted by search engines like Google. As a response to this, iPage offers SiteLock Security to protect your website from malware, viruses, hackers, and spam.

Here are the SiteLock Security plans that iPage web hosting has to offer:

Here are the features included in these plans:

  • Daily scans to make sure there is nothing that could harm your website
  • Instant alert notifications if something does not look good
  • Automatic malware removal
  • Help keeps your WordPress website safe and secure, preventing hacks and any automated attacks.
  • SiteLock Seal - a recognized symbol for protection
  • Real-time malware protection
  • External scan
  • Google blocklist monitoring
  • Unlimited number of web pages scanned
  • File-level scanning
  • Root-cause analysis
  • Database scanning

SSL Certificates

SSL certificates are validations of your site's level of security. Having it on your website means that your site is secure.

iPage offers three SSL certificate plans for you to choose from. The recommended certificate start is as low as $3.00/month.

These plans' features include:

  • Improved customer confidence on your site, thus improving sales
  • Boosted SEO rankings
  • Highest encryption at the lowest cost
  • Having HTTPS in the address bar
  • Seal of trust to make sure your site is not tagged as "Not Secure."
  • Warranty from Comodo SSL that's worth up to $1.7M to protect you

Pros

Aside from all the features stated above, here the some of the advantages of using iPage as your hosting provider:

-Search engine ad credits

-Unlimited website and storage for a meager price

- Great knowledge base resources.

-Very cheap starting fee

-Free SSL and domain for a year

-Easy to use dashboards and control panel

-Free and easy to use web builder

-Excellent iPage support with a speedy response time

-Good uptime

-Payment methods are credit card and PayPal integration

-30-day money-back guarantee

-iPage offer free domain for a year

-Free website builder

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Nonrefundable $15 fee for every cancellation
  • No built-in application installer
  • No free trial
  • Slower loading time compares with other hosting providers
  • Extra fees for every add-on
  • Very high renewal price
  • No free backups

Final Thought

I have reviewed many web hosting services providers, and this one perhaps has the lowest starting price if you choose to pay three years in advance. Compared to other web hosts, iPage offered the least number of plans.

I particularly enjoy using the free website builder, a lot of its amazing features are not for free, but you have to upgrade to use it.

Upon researching and combining with my experience with iPage, I would say that it can be a recommended web host, especially if you are only using it for personal and small businesses. There is a much better-hosting company in the market for more giant industries. Like other web hosts, iPage has an excellent tech support team that is always on the go to help iPage customers. The money-back-guarantee offer was a decent one as well.

Although lacking some extensive features available with another web hosting provider, it is essential to note that it has hosted a successful website many times and over.

I hope this iPage review helped you in your web hosting journey!

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