?What Is iPage About? iPage WordPress Hosting Review. Is It Worth It??

What Is iPage About? Review About iPage WordPress Hosting. Is It Worth It?
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

1. INTRODUCTION

So you’ve heard or read about iPage, but many of your questions still remain unanswered, especially with regards to their WordPress hosting packages. And you continue to question, ”What Is iPage About?” or  ”Is It Worth It?” Well then, I invite you to check out this iPage WordPress Hosting Review.

I’ve presented important key features you must always verify with every WordPress hosting package, and how iPage performed overall with respect to the features identified.

READ ON.

 

 

2. VIDEO OVERVIEW

The results shown in this video were slightly modified after publishing. Please check out the updated results below:

 

3. RESULTS

iPAGE
2.3/10

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW RESULTS WERE OBTAINED

 

 

 

4. RECOMMENDED ACTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1. WHAT IS IPAGE ABOUT? DOES IPAGE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING FEATURES IN THEIR WORDPRESS HOSTING PACKAGES FREE OF CHARGE?

 

Before we continue, I need you to understand that the features you are about to discover, have been selected for analysis, based purely on personal experiences online. These are the features that have made my hosting experiences worthwhile. They should not be considered as a standard unit of measurement, as it is based solely on my personal point of view.

Having said this, let’s proceed to see what iPage is about with regards to the following features:

 

1.1 Forum
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1.1Forum

 

Click the image A Forum Exists Free Private Blogging Space Free Private Messaging Contact The Owners Directly Live 24/7/ 365 Create Tutorials And Get Paid Is It Free To Join? Score

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I identified some forum features that every forum should have, including its existence, private blogging space, free private messaging, the possibility to contact the owners of the community, it should be active all round the clock, you should be able to make some extra bucks while creating tutorials and helping others, and above all, it should be free to join.

Since iPage does not have a forum for their hosting clients in genral, they scored a zero at this level. Quite a handful of hosting platforms include this feature in their WordPress hosting package, meaning that iPage is still lagging behind when it comes to this.

You can check out the review on web hosting with forums here, or use the following guide to visit only specific sections of the article:

 

#1. List Of WordPress Hosting Sites With Forums

1.1. Explanation Of Scoring Table

1.2. Explanatory Notes To The Table

#2. CONCLUSION

 

 

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1.2 Support
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1.2Support

 

Click the image Free Live Chat Support Free Phone Support Free Ticketing Support Free Technical Support For Hosting Related Issues Support Available 24/7 Score

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0/5

 

As you can see from the table above, a couple of support features were identified for analysis, but you must be wondering right now why I had to put a question mark, right?

It’s simple. I’ve never used iPage before, but I’ve used their sales support to make inquiries and get answers. And to candid here, they were the most confused set of agents I’ve ever had to deal with. Most of the time I left with more doubts than I had before contacting them, and they are fun of giving misleading and inconsistent answers to one and the same question.

Let’s take a look at some of the screenshots below:

 

 

 

 

Just look at the confusing exchange of messages. The second sales agent said there were no WordPress experts at iPage, but guess what, this has been advertised as being available on their official home homepage for WP Essential plans.

Check it out below:

 

What Is iPage About? Review About iPage WordPress Hosting. Is It Worth It?

 

 

I seriously have no idea about what’s going on with iPage Support, and for this reason, only question marks were attributed to their scores, because it’s an indication that there is also some confusion going on inside.

I score them a zero for their support.

 

You can visit how other WordPress hosting platforms perform with regards to site support here

 

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1.3 WordPress Website Builder
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1.3WordPress Website Builder

 

Click the image Name Of Website Builder Free With Hosting Package Compatible With WordPress Build An Unlimited No Of Pages Access Free Unlimited Email Accounts No Of Templates Available Score

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0/5

 

iPage does not offer any specific Website Builder for WordPress hosting packages, safe the generic WordPress dashboard which is available to just everyone online.

They do have site builders available, but they are not compatible with WordPress. If you decide to use a website builder with ipage, then you should know well in advance that you will not be using a WordPress hosting environment.

Anyway, I didn’t expect ipage to score very well at this level since very few WordPress hosting platforms have actually decided to incur the additional expenditures related to integrating and running a specific WordPress compatible website builder for their WordPress hosting clients.

You can check out more specific sections of that review but using the following guide:

 

#1. Meaning of a Website Builder

#2. Importance of a Website Builder

#3. List of some of some WordPress hosting sites offering Website Builder FREE OF CHARGE

#4. Analysis of the results presented in the tables

#5. Conclusion

 

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1.4 Free Trial Without Credit Card.
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1.4Free Trial Without Credit Card.

 

Click the image Free Premium Trial Without Credit Card No Of Days For Free Trial Availability Of Lifetime Free Account Money Back Guarantee Days Score

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30 2/15

 

This is how I obtained my scores. The scoring of the particular feature wasn’t really that obvious:

REF DETAILS NUMBER OF DAYS SCORE
#1. Money Back Guarantee:
14 1/5
30 2/5
45 3/5
60 4/5
90 5/5
#2. REAL Free Trial Without Any Form Of Payment Information Needed ANY 5/5
#3. Lifetime Free Membership Available 5/5
TOTAL SCORE 15

 

 

You can neither try iPage for free nor is there a possibility to have a lifetime free WordPress account or website. You will only have to purchase a plan first, and be entitled to a money back guarantee period of 30 days under the following conditions:

  • There is a non-refundable domain fee of $15 levied if you purchased a domain name from iPage, which will ensure that you remain the rightful owner of your domain.
  • The 30-day money back guarantee is only applicable to hosting plans, and not to any additional services that were purchased separately from the hosting plans.

 

This is another area where iPage failed woefully scoring a 2/15. Not equally surprised as only 2 WordPress hosting platforms offer the possibility of trying out their WordPress hosting plans for free.

 

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1.5 Free SSL Certificate
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1.5Free SSL Certificate

 

Click the image Free SSL – 1st Yr Free SSL – 2nd Yr + Cost No Of Websites Covered Score

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N/A Unlimited 5/5

 

Finally, something to show off for iPage. It’s no longer news today that SSL Certificates are now included free of charge all hosting plans, not only WordPress.

The majority of hosting companies have already aligned, about 30 of them, and the numbers are increasing which is very good. The competition is really getting very tough, such that the majority of them have actually offered it free for the life of your account, even though some of them still require that you pay for your SSL Certificate, as from the second year onward.

Well, it’s a good thing that iPage offers free SSL Certificates for life, and that should be Let’s Encrypt. Make sure to inquire more if you are planning to host with iPage.

iPage scores all 5 points for this feature.

 

 

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1.6 Free Training To Help You Develop, Design, Make Your Website SEO Friendly, And Above All, Monetize It.
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1.6Free Training To Help You Develop, Design, Make Your Website SEO Friendly, And Above All, Monetize It.

 

Click the image Free Training To Build Your Website Free Internet Marketing Training Free Live Classes Free Video Walk throughs Free Class rooms No Of Combined Training Materials Score

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10+ 2.1/6

 

Training is something that is usually paid for separately, and it’s actually a plus if a WordPress hosting platform includes comprehensive training for their clients to build their first WordPress websites conveniently.

I actually had a benchmark that I used to compare across several web hosting platforms, allowing me to verify features like training to build your website, internet marketing training to monetize your website, live classes, video walk-throughs, classrooms, as well the combined total number of training of training resources available.

So this is exactly what I did with iPage. I verified the presence of the features above and it turned out that:

 

  • iPage offers pieces of training, about a dozen of them, to help you set up your website.
  • No training available on internet marketing, and how to monetize your website
  • No live classes available
  • A couple of video walk throughs are available
  • No classrooms available
  • And the total number of training material and walk through videos amounted to about 12 only. Well not bad

 

That landed them an overall score of 2.1/6. Check out the table below to see how my scores were partitioned:

 

FREE TRAINING SCORING TABLE
DETAILS NUMBER OF POINTS
>500 1/1
450 to 499 0.9/1
400 to 449 0.8/1
350 to 399 0.7/1
300 to 349 0.6/1
250 to 299 0.5/1
200 to 249 0.4/1
150 to 199 0.3/1
100 to 149 0.2/1
0.1/1
very limited 0.1
No Free Training Available 0

 

Every feature is valued at 1 point, except for the number of training material, whose score was determined in a manner as presented on the table above. It actually carries 1 point, but which will vary depending on the available number of training iPage has.

To be more specific, iPage has some training and walkthroughs, meriting them 2 points. But then the total number of training available is only about 10, falling within the range of 0.1 points.

Total score of iPage here is 2.1/6. I hope this was clear enough.

Quite a handful of WordPress hosting platforms has included training to help their clients get started with their new websites.

 

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1.7 Free Website Hosting Domain
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1.7Free Website Hosting Domain

 

 

Click the image Free DOMAIN – 1st Yr Free DOMAIN – 2nd Yr + No of DOMAINS Covered Cost Score

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1 $16.99 /Yr. 1/5

 

It’s also advantageous when you start your very first website with a free domain, but the problem is there are many more problems that come with free domain than there is when you already purchase your domain right from start, with some of them including the following:

  • Domain is usually free for the first year only
  • Renewal prices are very high
  • You would have to purchase domain privacy separately
  • Etc…

 

However, some WordPress hosting platforms have managed to offer 1 free domain for life, well only about 2 of them. As you can see from the table above, iPage offers a free domain only for the first year and renewable at the price mentioned in the table above. Considering the fact that these prices are often very flexible, I will strongly advise that you confirm any price that has been mentioned on this article before engaging.

By the way, if you are wondering how I came about my scores, here is how. Check out the table below:

 

FREE DOMAIN SCORING TABLE
DETAILS NUMBER OF POINTS
1 FREE DOMAIN FOR THE FIRST YEAR ONLY 1/5
1 FREE DOMAIN FOR LIFE 5/5
NO FREE DOMAIN AVAILABLE 0/5

 

 

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1.8 Unlimited Email Accounts
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1.8Unlimited Email Accounts

 

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Unlimited 5/5

 

I’m really glad that iPage was able to grab all five points here. They offer unlimited domain specific email accounts, alongside 22 others which is really cool, as this service usually comes as an addon.

Great job to iPage here. Nothing further to discuss here as the table is self-explanatory.

 

 

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1.9 Free WordPress Security.
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1.9Free WordPress Security.

 

Click the image Free SSL Free Domain Privacy Free Website Security Free Spam Experts Free Backup Free Restore Free Staging Free Data Redun dancy Score

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$9.99 /Domain /Yr

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$12.95 /Yr

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3/10

 

Unfortunately, iPage did not do so well when it came to the security of their WordPress hosting environment for the following reasons:

  • You are responsible for the privacy of your domain. It is an add-on feature whose price has been included in the table above. As usual, confirm prices before you engage.
  • Daily automatic backups and restores are not included for free in iPage WordPress hosting plans. You will have to take additional measures to secure your hard work if not, you might wake up one morning and find out that everything is gone, without any possibility of reverting to a previous backup file. Very important this feature.
  • No staging available as well. Staging actually is the possibility to create a new hosting environment to test out certain features before implementing them on your website. iPage doesn’t provide an additional environment for these purposes.
  • And the most important of all, no full redundancy is available here. Their servers are not redundant.

 

Even though this feature has been discussed as the last one, please don’t be deceived. It is the only 1 feature you need to pick out if you are requested to select just one, to determine the seriousness of a WordPress hosting environment. While every security feature above carries just one point, full redundancy was valued at 3 points because my research revealed that it is quite a costly technology to include in WordPress hosting packages, and even if it is available, it would be accessible only to CLOUD and VPS plans alone.

So if you are able to confirm that a WordPress hosting provider’s servers are fully redundant, then you need to take them seriously. Out of the 32 hosting platforms I reviewed, only 19 of them were able to cross the pass mark for security.

 

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1.10 Free Speed Tool.
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1.10Free Speed Tool.

 

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Name Of Speed Tool

Free With Hosting Package Score

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0/5

 

Ok. It will take months to test the different speeds of different hosting platforms before determining which one is the fastest. Even right now as I write this post, there is a high probability that there are some WordPress specialists out there that are currently testing the speed of a wide range of platforms.

This section is not about determining which one is the fastest or slowest. The availability of a speed feature is already a strong signal that the speed of your platform will be taken care of, but I strongly recommend that check out speed results using the reviews of WordPress experts. So any platform that includes a speed feature in their WordPress hosting plans free of charge, merits 5 points. This is where my own analysis will end with regards to speed.

iPage lost it one more time, as none of their WordPress hosting plans, even the WP Essential, includes a specific feature to boost the speeds of the WordPress websites you will be hosting there. They say your speed will be enhanced, but you ask, ”By What?”, they actually have nothing to tell you.

 

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PRICES

 

 

 

 

 

#2. IPAGE WORDPRESS HOSTING REVIEW- OVERALL SCORE

 

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It’s time to declare iPage’s verdict when it comes to overall performance. I’m glad I used figures as they represent the most accurate and unbiased form of rating that can ever be granted.

Let’s proceed to uncover the value of iPage following our iPage WordPress Hosting Review:

 

Total Score A Score Achieved B
1 Web Hosting With Forum 7 0
2 Best Support Web Hosting 5 0
3 WordPress Compatible Website Builder 5 0
4 Premium Free Trial 15 2
5 Free SSL Certificate 5 5
6 Web Hosting With Training 6 2.1
7 Web Hosting With Free Domain 5 1
8 Web Hosting With Unlimited Email 5 5
9 WordPress Hosting With Maximum Security 10 3
10 Speed Tool 15 0
TOTAL SCORES 78 18.1
TOTAL SCORES CONVERTED TO A SCALE OF 10 (B/A * 10)

2.3 /10

 

 

Alright. Let the figures speak for themselves.

 

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#3. CONCLUSION ABOUT IPAGE – IS IT WORTH IT?

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Well, I don’t know if you want me to spell it out again for you because you already know the answer. I’d rather prefer to recommend the WordPress hosting platform where you can host your businesses without fear, especially when it comes to WordPress hosting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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StunningBell

''Stunning Bell'' is a Digital Entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in the financial sector. She's now earning full-time online thanks to a world-class training platform she accidentally stumbled upon. Connect with her personally at Wealthy Affiliate, where, as an Affiliate Marketer of this university,she was able to make her first dollar online, which eventually transformed into a full-time income.??

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