iPage Dedicated Hosting Review

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Cosmo

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Sep 15 - 2014

iPage

Dedicated Server Hosting Review

iPageis one of the more prominent web hosting provider on the market today since it began providing web hosting services in 1998. It went inactive during the mid-2000s before being restructured to resurface again in 2007.

iPage currently has 1.5 million domains under management and serves over 1 million websites with customers in 150 over countries. It also operates two data centers in the Boston, MA area.


iPage Dedicated Server Plans

For the most demanding high-traffic websites, iPage offers 3 different dedicated server plans -Startup, Professional & Enterprise- with the following features :

Dedicated Hosting Startup Professional Enterprise

Good For

Smaller businesses

that are expanding quickly & need extra power to continue growing. Ideal for ecommerce sites that outgrow shared servers & don't want to be affected by others on their server.

Established businesses

that are ready to take their online presence to the next level by taking advantage of the flexibility that comes with dedicated resources & using that to expand their website capabilities.

Thriving businesses

with high-volume traffic, frequent data transactions and/or extensive website functionalities. Ideal for businesses whose performance and response time are critical for online success.

CPU

Intel Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.5 GHz

8MB Level 3 Cache

Intel Xeon E3-1265 V2 3.2 GHz

8MB Level 3 Cache

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.7 GHz

8MB Level 3 Cache

Cores

2

4

4

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

Storage

500 GB

1 TB

1 TB

Bandwidth

5 TB

10 TB

15 TB

Operating System

CentOS 6.4

CentOS 6.4

CentOS 6.4

Price

$119.99

monthly

$151.99

monthly

$191.99

monthly

iPage's dedicated server plans renew at the following non-promotionalregular ratesupon expiry of a customer's initial registration term.

Dedicated Plans Startup Professional Enterprise

24-month term

2 year plan

$129.99

monthly

$169.99

monthly

$209.99

monthly

12-month term

1 year plan

$139.99

monthly

$179.99

monthly

$219.99

monthly

Monthly term

1 month plan

$149.99

monthly

$189.99

monthly

$239.99

monthly

Automatic Renewal of Plans

An important point to note is that iPage will automatically renews its customers plans after their initial terms have expired. This is documented in iPage'sUser Agreementwith a customer. We have reproduced below the relevant parts :


8 .   Billing and Payment

l.  You acknowledge, agree and authorize us to automatically bill and/or charge on your credit card for successive or renewal periods, unless terminated or canceled by either party as provided in this section.


11 .   Payment Policies - Processing

b.  By purchasing our services, you are agreeing to allow iPage to place your account on a recurring payment plan. The account will automatically be re-billed according to the terms of the plan, products or services you select. By continuing (or renewing) your services and products you further agree to all of iPage's Terms of Services and any price increases.


This is a standard web hosting industry practice but one that potential customers may not be aware. You can opt out of this by simply sending iPage an email of your intention to disable automatic renewals.


Cancellation / Refund Policy

iPage offers aAnytime Money Back Guaranteethat entitles its customers a refund of the remainder of their current payment term at anytime they decide to cancel.


Moreover, if a plan is canceled before the first 30 days after registration, all hosting fees will be refunded. We have reproduced the relevant parts of iPage'sUser Agreement:


3.  Cancellation Policy

b.  This Agreement may be terminated or canceled at anytime by either party (Including by You, if you receive notice of an amendment to this Agreement) by giving the other party thirty (30) days prior written notice, provided that we may charge You a minimum $35.00 charge as an early cancellation fee.


c. ii.  iPage may (but is not obligated to) refund to You all pre-paid fees for basic hosting services for the full months remaining after effectiveness of cancellation (i.e., no partial month fees shall be refunded), less any setup fees, cancellation fees, and any applicable taxes and any discount applied for prepayment.


Do note that the standard non-refundable fees apply including setup fees and domain name registration fees. iPage's money back guarantee is also only applicable for credit-card payments only.


Uptime

We are unable to locate any uptime statistics on iPage's site or the provision of an uptime guarantee. The closest thing we can find that resembles an uptime guarantee is the following statement :


Page's System Administration team monitors the network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure your site is up and running at all times.


Dedicated servers offer the highest possible uptime and you should not experience any downtime with the exception of isolated incidents such as unexpected power blackouts or hardware failure.


Plan Features & Add-ons

iPage offers numerous add-ons on top of the features provided with its range of dedicated server hosting plans. Click on the links below to learn more.

Green Hosting

iPage reduces its carbon footprint by purchasing enough Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset the energy use of its servers by 200%. This means that for every KWH of energy that its servers use, iPage purchases twice that amount in RECs.


This is equivalent to planting 244 acres of trees and means that iPage's servers are effectively 100% powered by wind energy supplied byCommunity Energy Inc. We note that iPage is one of the largest purchasers of RECs in the web hosting industry and is only exceeded by GreenGeeks (which purchases an equivalent of 300% of its energy use).


iPage is also aGreen Power Partnerwith the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. According to the EPA's website:


Partnering with EPA can help your organization lower the transaction costs of buying green power, reduce its carbon footprint, and communicate its leadership to key stakeholders. Buying green power is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your organization's environmental performance.


Special offers

iPage periodically offers discounts on its web hosting plans. Do check out ouriPage Promotionspage for the latest available promotions.


Conclusion

iPageis a solid web host that has been around since the 90s offering a range of fairly-priced web hosting plans. iPage also offers a long money back guarantee. A reliable choice for any websites, big or small.



In a

nutshell

* For web hosting company in general and not to specific plans.

Pros

1.

Anytime Refund Periods

iPage offers an anytime money back guarantee that entitles its customers to a full refund upon cancellation within 30 days or a prorated refund after 30 days.

2.

Free SiteLock Basic

iPage's shared hosting plans come with SiteLock Basic free for the first domain registered with them.

3.

Solid Offering of Plans

iPage offers a good range of web hosting solutions at fair prices.

Cons

1.

No Uptime Guarantee

iPage does not offer any uptime guarantees or refunds for excessive downtime experienced.

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