Today we will assess iPage hosting service in comparison with other popular web hosting services. Before going into details, let us look at the overall ratings among iPage, Host Gator, and Just Host:
Ease of Use = ★ How Easy Is The Control Panel To Use?
Value for money = ★ With the same features, which one is cheaper?
Business tools = ★ Does the hosting service provide supportive tools for your business?
Customer support = ★ How good is customer support to help you?
For the same features (unlimited disk space, bandwidth), iPage costs only $3.5 / month, while Host Gator and Just Host charge $4.95 / month. You can even search around for vouchers that reduce the price to only $2.95 / month. In addition, iPage includes in the package a free domain (which costs around $11 for .com, .net, .org domains), making it even price-competitive to other hosting services.
Ease of use
iPage spent great effort in improving their control Panel. The tasks are grouped neatly into different categories to make it easy to navigate around. You will not be overwhelmed by a sea of tools where you don't know which is which. This is better than the classic cPanel that Host Gator and Just Host use. cPanel have all the features, but some of the more advanced functions we don't need to use very often. For small business, or website starters, iPage cPanel is easier to use. If you ever need more advanced functions, you can always add in those features.
While Host Gator and Just Host provide little support to run your business, and depends on third party solution, iPage provides built-in e-Commerce and website builder, which makes your business solution complete. You don't have to buy another eCommerce solution elsewhere, because everything can be setup and maintained easily with iPage. Plus, you can kick start your business with the package of free advertising vouchers worth $450. You can use these vouchers to run marketing campaigns on Facebook, Google and receive many customers.
iPage customer support is rated best among all web hosting services. The waiting time is shorter (1 min) compared to Host Gator (5-7 mins), because iPage has many more customer supporters, who has many experience in solving issues. You can use phone support, live chat support or email support. Use the first two if you have any urgent issue, iPage customer support will attend to you very shortly and handle the issue professionally. Host Gator and Just Host also have these support, but iPage support is much faster, which saves your time and doesn't make you feel frustrated for discontinued service.
Host Gator and Just Host have VPS hosting packages for medium or large sized customers, while iPage focuses on small and medium sized solutions. Years after years, iPage focus on making these solutions better, by improving the servers, the control panel and the eCommerce. With experience of serving more than 1,000,000 websites, iPage really knows how to help the businesses succeed.