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iPage Review

Superior customer support and some of the best advertising bonuses in the industry set iPage apart. They also enable you to host an unlimited number of domains, which is a feature many web hosting customers appreciate.

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The Good

Host unlimited domains

IPage enables you to host an unlimited number of domains from a single account, and they even give you one domain for free when you sign up. You can also add an unlimited amount of subdomains to each domain, which is a great feature found among most of the best web hosting services. Parked and add-on domains are also unlimited. With the ability to host so many different domains and manage them all in one place, iPage makes a good web hosting solution for anyone whether you're looking to host one or 100 websites.

Excellent customer support

IPage has 24/7 phone, chat, and email support and all of these channels have very prompt response times, with phone calls usually being answered in about a minute. For those who prefer to solve their problems on their own, iPage provides an extensive knowledge base full of helpful articles and tutorials for all common tasks related to setting up and maintaining your website. There are also video tutorials related to certain tasks. All these options make it easy to get the help you need at a moment's notice.

Shared and dedicated SSL certificates

SSL certificates are necessary for anyone looking to sell items online. A dedicated SSL certificate is better because it enables customers to stay on your site to complete the transaction instead of being transferred to another site. There are several websites out there that only offer a shared SSL certificate so the fact that iPage offers a dedicated one as well is a nice bonus. This is an especially important benefit if you're looking to set up an ecommerce site.

Simple account management

All iPage web hosting packages come with cPanel, a commonly used web hosting control panel. From there, you manage your domains, email addresses, and account settings, among other things. You also manage your domain name settings and view statistics about your website and who visited it. IPage's cPanel is noticeably more intuitive and easy to navigate and learn, and their success in this category makes them one web hosting company you definitely want to consider.

Easy-to-use web design tools

Those lacking the technical expertise to design their own website are definitely going to appreciate the tools offered by iPage. Their selection of template-based website designs appeal to those looking for a basic website design that can be finished quickly. If you're looking for something that's a little more customizable, iPage also offers a drag-and-drop site builder which helps you lay out pages to your liking. IPage also offers special tools to help users design mobile versions of their web pages.

Advertising bonuses

It's not uncommon for web hosting companies to give some free advertising credits to their customers upon sign-up, but few companies can compete with iPage's offerings. They offer $100 of free Google AdWords advertising once you spend $25. There is also a $50 Facebook advertising credit and $25 to use toward Yahoo! and Bing sponsored searches. If that isn't enough, iPage also offers a free listing in and a free toll-free phone number for your company.

The Bad

Inability to privately register domains

IPage doesn't enable you to privately register your domain information, which means all the contact information you provide will be readily available in the WHOIS database. Privately registering your domain hides your information, which prevents spammers or other unwanted parties from viewing your contact details. It's somewhat surprising that iPage doesn't provide this service because so many other web hosting providers do.

The Details

Costs and Fees

  • Domain Migration Fee: None
  • Domain Name Fee: $14.99 for 1 year
  • Setup Fee: None
  • Shared Hosting Annual Fee: $23.88
  • Shared Hosting Monthly Fee: $1.89


  • Email Storage: 250MB
  • Number of Email Addresses: Unlimited

Web Hosting

  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Disk Space: Unlimited
  • Money Back Guarantee: Anytime
  • Number of Domains: Unlimited
  • Number of MySQL Databases: Unlimited


Essential Plan

  • Monthly Fee: $1.89/month for first term, then $8.99/month - $10.99/month
  • Annual Fee: N/A

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