Article by Jerry Low
Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.
Not long ago I was talking about the ‘come back’ of iPage and yes, they are now officially here. iPage launched October 1st, 2009 and here’s a quick print screen of their website (iPage review, here).
iPage web services
Confession: I thought the new iPage is all about hosting when I first saw their ‘coming soon’ page. Apparently, I was wrong. iPage is a lot more than just a hosting service provider. The company provides everything you need to start a website – web hosting, website mangement, email hosting, domain registration, e-commerce services, website scripting, as well as web marketing are all supported by iPage.
iPage web hosting
Nevertheless, the core business of iPage is still web hosting. Like most web host nowadays, iPage provide unlimited shared hosting services. This means you get to host unlimited domains under one hosting account. At price of $5.25/mo, the standard package also comes with a free domain name and 15 products of ShopSite Shopping Cart (which is a huge plus).
For your convenience, I’ve summarized iPage hosting features at table below.
|iPage Hosting Features|
|Bandwidth||:||Unlimited||Domain Name||:||Free, 1|
|Disk Space||:||Unlimited||Web Templates||:||Free, 100|
|Email Account||:||Unlimited||PERL Support||:||Yes|
|MySQL Database||:||Unlimited||FrontPage Ext.||:||Yes|
|Addon Domain||:||Unlimited||Web Stats Report||:||Yes|
|Customer Supports||:||24×7 live chat, phone call, email, online tutorial|
|Blogging||: WordPress, PixelPost, b2evolution|
|Forum||: Gbook, phpBB, SMF|
|Photo Galleries||: Gallery2, Coppermine, ZenPhoto|
|CMS||: Joomla, Drupal, Mambo, e107|
|E-Commerce||: Agora, PayPal, osCommerce, ShopSite Starter (15 choices)|
|Google Adwords||: Free $50 Credit|
|Yahoo! Search||: Free $25 Credit|
|SEO Services||: SubmitNet ($79.95 value)|
|Specials||Multi data center locations, Cisco routers with BGP4 Protocol, NetApp Data Backups, UPS & diesel generator power backup, 24×7 network monitoring, load balanced Dell Servers|
iPage Blog Hosting
Beside standard hosting service, iPage acknowledges the needs of blogging newbies and offers a much cheaper blog hosting package. At this time of writing, iPage Blog Hosting charge $25 for 12 months where customers get a free domain name, multiple choices of blogging software, 10 email accounts, photo gallery software, and the best of all, a series of enchanced security features that provide spam/spyware/fraud protection.
Coming soon: iPage interview & my personal iPage review
Well, I was lucky enough to get in touch with the manager of iPage and got a free account for testing purpose (and I’m working on the iPage review). Attached here (open in new window) is a quick view on how it ‘feels’ inside iPage (vDeck control panel, everything’s pretty standard).
Also, I’ve arranged an online interview with Paul of iPage and hopefully I can publish the Q&A session by next week!
*Updates: I got a free account from Paul and had been tested iPage for about a month. You can read my reviews on iPage hosting here.
Meanwhile, in case you’re in the mood of testing the new iPage hosting, click here for the exclusive promo link – you’ll be directed to a special promotion page like below.
(Take it as a little thank you for reading. Enjoy!)