iPage Review

iPage Review Summary

iPage is one of those hosts which have been around for a long time and sells strongly on their cut-rate prices. New sign ups cost practically nothing but that is merely a cover for strong upsell marketing down the line. This host will try to upsell you on everything from website security to even backups, so keep your eyes open!

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iPage Pros

  • Unmetered resources
  • Website builder included
  • eCommerce capabilities
  • Customizable plans
  • Very cheap

iPage Cons

  • Strong upsell tactics
  • Free sitebuilder limited to 6 pages
  • Much higher renewal rates
  • No free backups
  • Site security scanner costs extra

Editor's Review & Recommendation

iPage has spent more than two decades in the web hosting industry and despite their questionable marketing tactics, they must be doing something right at least. Their shared hosting plans start from rock bottom prices that are very hard to find even in this competitive industry that it finds itself competing in.

iPage renewal price increase more than 100% from the introductory price.

Buyers should be aware though that once the honeymoon period is over, rates go up significantly. However, even before that you'll get a chance to glimpse their strong upsell capabilities as trying to sign up for a plan will lead to iPage bombarding you with 'optional extras'. The problem is that they phrase these items in such a way as to resemble basic crucial website needs such as backups and website building tools.

Veterans will be able to see past these gimmicks easily but newbies beware. The optional extras are exactly that - options - and you get many of the basics to those items even without buying the premium versions that iPage is trying to sell you on. Although not technically incorrect, this marketing strategy is sneaky at best.

At a very cheap introductory price, iPage offers the basics you need from a web host.

iPage does give you some decent start-off stuff though, such as access to a limited website builder tool, free SSL certificate, and even a free domain name. You can also make use of their support for some eCommerce tools to setup an online store using this host. 

I think the biggest problem with iPage is that they tend to rely on word play too much and this creates a sense of distrust and / or confusion for many new customers. Unless you specifically know what you're looking for and search for it, you won't know if iPage offers it with your plan or not.

iPage Performance

iPage Plans & Pricing

iPage Shared Hosting
/per month
Unlimited domain names
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free domain name 1-year
Free SSL certificate
vDeck control panel
2 data center locations
AgoraCart shopping cart

iPage VPS/Cloud Hosting
/per month
1 CPU core
1 GB memory
40 GB storage
1 TB data tranfer
1 IP address
Free domain name 1-year

/per month
2 CPU cores
4 GB memory
90 GB storage
3 TB data transfer
2 IP address
Free domain name 1-year

/per month
4 CPU cores
8 GB memory
120 GB storage
4 TB data transfer
2 IP addresses
Free domain name 1-year

iPage User Satisfaction

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