iPage has some major advantages over other shared hosting providers in the same price range. Both email AND toll free phone support are available 24/7. They have no setup fee, even if you only want monthly billing (most cheap hosts only waive the setup fee if you pay yearly). And since they are on a Windows platform, you get both PHP/MySQL and ASP/Access with up to 5 data sources. CGI/Perl is also available, as is the ASP.NET platform. It is very difficult to find all of that being offered by another hosting provider for $7.96 per month.
The amount of disk space, bandwidth, email accounts, and FTP accounts you get with the iPage Basic Plan are far beyond the needs of the average website. You can check a couple iPage reviews to see what customers say about about the plan. The minor shortcomings of this account are that no FrontPage extensions are available, and there are no pre-installed shopping carts for Ecommerce. However, this plan can certainly be used for Ecommerce with any shopping cart that can be setup on a Windows hosting platform (shared SSL is included and private SSL certificates can be installed). The Basic Plan from iPage is by far one of the best low cost Windows hosting accounts available today.
Located: Nyack, NY
At iPage, we maintain our own Data Center located in the same building as our corporate headquarters. This allows us to quickly assess and resolve any problems that may occur and monitor our systems to the highest degree to keep our network running at maximum potential. All of our Windows web hosting accounts come with a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
iPage, Inc. was founded in 1998. Since then they have grown into a full scale Hosting / Ecommerce company, expanding our facilities and customer base. Over the years their fast and reliable service has attracted a large local customer base, but they have now expanded their reach to the entire nation and are growing more rapidly than ever.
What Sets them Apart
Experience and knowledge of the Internet, Web Hosting, and Ecommerce is their specialty. Management came straight to iPage from running an Internet Service Provider since 1994, giving iPage over 7 years of real world experience in the industry.