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iPage – Web Hosting Overview

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iPage is aimed at the beginner and the individual looking for many features on a budget. While iPage’s emphasis is on shared hosting, it does provide VPS and dedicated server options, so there is room to grow your site as your needs grow.

The Essential plan, iPage’s shared hosting option, offers unlimited storage space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains, unlimited email accounts, and unlimited MySQL databases. While “unlimited” technically doesn’t mean endless and is intended to be restricted to regular use. Few shared hosting plans offer as many unlimited features as iPage.

Integrated PayPal and easy installation of shopping carts make iPage a good choice for basic e-commerce sites. For any site, MOJO Marketplace makes installing tools and apps a one-click process. The control panel, vDeck, is one that has improved usability with each version and offers as much, or more, than the more popular cPanel in the way of features. Features, such as blog setup wizards, photo gallery setup wizards, and template-based Site Builders, make setting up your website simple and quick.

iPage does not make any claims about uptime, but statistics have shown iPage to consistently average 99.98% uptime. iPage also reduces its impact on the environment by being one of the few budget web hosting companies that keeps its servers up and running while being Green. iPage purchases enough Renewable Energy Certificates to offset its energy use by 200%. By hosting on iPage, your site can display the iPage Green Badge to show it is powered 100% by renewable energy – something that makes your site unique from others who are not using iPage.

iPage has won awards from various sites for Best Budget Host, Best Value Hosting, Best Choice for Affordable Hosting, and others. Its reputation is one of good service for a good price.

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Emma O'Donnell

Emma O'Donnell is a New York-based reporter with her expertise in heath, finance, technology, telecommunication and media.