Since 1999, IX Web Hosting has expanded its operations from a small living room server to a full-fledged global hosting company. IX owns and operates their own ultra-secure 11,000-square-foot data center; they don’t outsource their services and they don’t bother with colocation. At any given moment in the day, you can rest assured that there are people working at their data center — one that’s redundant enough to handle any surprises and custom-built to focus solely on web hosting.

Prices Start at:
Current Linux hosting plans start at $3.95 per month. This includes unlimited disk space, bandwidth, hosted domains, and 24/7 customer support. And if you wanted to try their plan for a little test drive, IX offers both a 7-day free trial and a 30-day money back guarantee in case you’re not satisfied.

Reliability:
IX Web Hosting owns and operates their own tier 3 (n+1) redundant data center. And in case of catastrophic circumstance, they have two 24-hour industrial diesel generators waiting in the wings. Because of this, their promise of 99.9% uptime is something they’re confident about. Their blog does indicate that they work through outages and maintenance, but they keep customers in the loop with frequent updates. Service credits are offered for any interruption to their uptime guarantee.

Site Builder Support:
IX Web Hosting plays nice with industry-leading hosting applications, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Their site builder is meant for novices and experts and everybody in between, with an on-site design team and 24/7 customer support ready in case you need some direction.

Editor’s Bottom Line:
While IX Web Hosting doesn’t offer any killer features that separate them from the rest of the pack, their 24/7 customer support (including around-the-clock chat support) is something to bear in mind. IX may not be as sophisticated as their peers, but if you’re new to this and you’re looking for a hosting solution that steers you in the right direction, you may just have stumbled upon the right choice.

Available Services & Products:

  • Expert Plan: $3.95 per month; Includes 1 free domain registration, 2 dedicated IP addresses, 1GB SQL database quota, 2GB total mailbox quota, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space
  • Business Plus: $7.95 per month; Includes 2 free domain registrations, 3 dedicated IP addresses, 5GB SQL database quota, 5GB total mailbox quota, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited Pro: $7.95 per month; Includes 3 free domain registrations, 15 dedicated IP addresses, 10GB SQL database quota, 10GB total mailbox quota, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space

 

Gary

Has proven to be...

IX hosting has proven to be a reliable company. I switched to them because my previous provider had at least 1 outage per month. Haven't had any outages with IX for over year. The feature set and the user portal isn't as friendly as Godaddy's, but I don't mind to sacrifice that for a reliable service
Score
4.5/5
4.5
Control Panel Use
3
Customer Support
5
Reliability & Uptime
5
Features
4
Price Value
5
Recommend:
Yes