Based out of Burlington, MA, iPage has two interconnected data centers in Boston, MA. The thousands of servers occupy over 2,400 square feet, and can store petabytes worth of data. Each machine is clustered with another identical machine, which balances the load and ensures that if one server fails, the backup will immediately take over. Although iPage was founded in 1998, in 2007, they changed their business model to focus exclusively on web hosting. iPage is very environmentally conscious. Their data centers are completely powered by wind, and for every kilowatt hour of electricity they use, they purchase twice that amount of Renewable Energy Certificates. They use this as a major selling point for their customers, and encourage subscribers to put up Green Badges and Certificates on their web sites. iPage.com offers extremely competitive pricing, and has frequent “flash sales” to give new customers even lower prices. iPage has 24x7 US-based phone support, as well as live chat support, email support and online tutorials. Most calls are answered in under two minutes.
Prices Start at:
Current promotional pricing starts at $1.99/mo for Premium Hosting with Unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains, unlimited MySQL Databases, and unlimited emails.
iPage has two data centers, both located in the Boston, MA, USA area. When combined, they occupy 2,400 ft sq. iPage has 24/7 security, and can run on either AC or DC power. They offer an anytime money back guarantee, which will refund the remainder of the term you bought your account for, but they do not offer an SLA, or mention an uptime guarantee. According to reviews, iPage has 99.9% uptime.
Site Builder Support:
iPage has a quick start guide and tutorials for beginners to make their own web page. Their site builder has over 100 templates, and they are always adding more. The scripts and applications are easy to implement.
Editor's Bottom Line:
iPage is one of the many hosting sites that focuses on small businesses. They offer a range of services designed to get your web page up and running in just minutes. Their blog also has a number of tips for small business. With low pricing, a satisfaction guarantee, and free SEO tools, iPage is great for first timers. iPage is 100% wind powered.
Available Services & Products:
- Shared Hosting: Unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains, unlimited MySQL Databases; drag & drop or template-based site builder, blog/photo gallery setup wizard, 1 year free domain name; FTP manager and secure FTP, custom error pages, URL redirect services; web hosting control panel; free online store & Paypal support; 24x7 network monitoring & load balancing across two server center locations. $8.49/mo
- Basic VPS Server: 1-Core CPU; 1 GB RAM; 40 GB storage; 1TB bandwidth; 1 IP Address; Free Domain; CentOS 6.4; cPanel. $24.99/mo
- Business VPS Server: 2-Core CPU; 4GB RAM; 90GB Storage; 3TB Bandwidth; 2 IP Addresses; Free Domain; CentOS 6.4; cPanel. $59.49/mo
- Optimum VPS Server: 4-Core CPU; 8GB RAM; 120GB Storage; 4TB Bandwidth; 2 IP Addresses; Free Domain; CentOS 6.4; cPanel
- Startup Dedicated Hosting: Intel Xeon E3 - 1220LV2 3.5 GHz; 4GB RAM; 500GB Storage; 5TB Bandwidth; 3 IP Addresses; Free Domain; CentOS 6.4; cPanel. $149.99/mo
- Professional Dedicated Hosting: Intel Xeon E3-1265LV2 3.2 GHz; 8GB RAM; 1000GB Storage; 10TB Bandwidth; 4 IP Addresses; Free Domain; CentOS 6.4; cPanel $184.99/mo
- Enterprise Dedicated Hosting: Intel Xeon E3-1230V2 3.7 GHz; 16GB RAM; 1000GB Storage; 15TB Bandwidth; 5 IP Addresses; Free Domain; CentOS 6.4; cPanel. $239.99/mo