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Let’s talk about hosting. Anyone that has purchased a website design through me will know that I highly recommend iPage hosting.
In this post I thought I would dive right in and explore why iPage is my go to hosting company of choice and how you could benefit from using their services.
If you want more information on how to build a site using iPage, head here.
What is website hosting
While this may seem like an obvious question for some, the fact is many people that come to me looking for a small business website are not necessarily aware of what hosting is, and what options are available to them.
To answer that first question, website hosting is basically the service you use to look after all of your website data so people can access it online.
A good hosting provider will have features such as daily back up of your website, fast reliable servers (the machines that store your website data) and other addons to make sure your website is available 24/7 and that hackers cannot get in there and corrupt your data.
So why do I recommend iPage to all my clients?
The main reason from my point of view is that they are very reliable. In all my time using iPage I have never experienced any server downtime with either my own, or my client’s sites.
2. Excellent Support
Secondly, their support is fantastic. When you are dealing with websites and the myriad configurations with WordPress updates, different themes and plugins as well as security issues – problems can and do occur.
Whenever I have encountered an issue that I have not been able to solve myself, the support team at iPage have been very quick to answer my tickets.
The end result is the client has their site issue resolved within hours. Both myself and my clients are happy with that outcome.
3. Unlimited disk space & email addresses
The beauty of iPage is that as your business and website grows, you have a plan that will perfectly accommodate your needs. Unlimited disk space means your site will never have to be moved to a different service, or be prompted to pay for upgrades. Your plan takes care of all of that from the start.
4. Easy to use Site Builders
If you decide to opt for iPage without using my web design services, it is possible to get up and running very quickly with the free site-builders. Right from the iPage dashboard you can access easy to use site-builders such as:
5. Free Domain Name Registration
This is an excellent offer for all those starting out with a new website online. With iPage signup you get your domain name registration absolutely free.
6. First Class Site Security
You can be confident that your data is safe and secure with iPage. Each plan comes with a free security suite with business verification, malware scanning, and network scanning within a highly-secured data center.
7. Free Marketing Tools
On signup with iPage they very kindly throw in marketing tools to help you spread the word about your website. These include $100 Google AdWords credit, $100 Yahoo/Bing credit, free YP.com listing, and more!
A perfect starter package for a successful online business.
8. Free eCommerce Tools
Even the lowest price package with iPage comes with free eCommerce solutions so that you can begin selling online with out fuss. These include:
- A free online store (an out of the box feature to begin selling products)
- Paypal integration
- AgoraCart shopping cart
- OpenCart shopping cart
- PrestaShop shopping cart
- Zen Cart shopping cart
And a whole lot more. Believe me, as a web designer, having access to all of those features straight from the hosting plan is an absolute treat. Amazing value for money.
9. 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
Although I have never had a client that has needed to use it.
10. Exceptional Low Cost Yearly Plan
Finally, the iPage unlimited hosting package is so ludicrously low priced, I never have any problems suggesting to my clients that this is the package to go for. At around 2$ per month it is by far the best valued hosting service available in the world today.
…. And that is why, I recommend iPage to all my customers.
If you’re interested in checking out what offers they have currently, just click on the banner below. If you want any more information about their hosting or help getting set up, just drop me a message using the contact form.