The iPage company has been offering web hosting since 1998, and has six locations worldwide. Their two data centers are in Boston. They strike me as a medium sized company which mainly provides elementary web hosting services to newbies. Unless your needs are extremely simple, I would choose one of the more popular vendors over this one. But if you just want to keep the family scrapbook online, or make a personal page about your hobbies, you might be very happy with this service.
They do offer several types of shopping carts. However, if you actually want to make money online, I would move on. Although iPage offers a lot of extra services, not all of them are free. They offer the vdeck panel instead of cpanel to manage your website, and a non standard website builder.
At first glance, they seem to be fairly reliable and security conscious, and they do offer redundancy in case one of their servers goes down. They also give you the Carbonite backup service for your web site at no extra charge. But they don’t say much about their throughput speed, which makes me think that your site could possibly run slow.
Their website has several broken links and other inconsistencies. For example, it talks about checking how much bandwidth you have used so you don’t exceed your limit, which doesn’t make much sense if your bandwidth is unlimited.
I have dealt with other web host providers who used an amateur, non standard approach to building a website. I cannot say that iPage would fall into that realm, but I would not take a chance on them, based on what I’m reading on their website.
Their pricing is quite low. You would normally pay $5.50 per month for one of their websites. And their promo is actually showing a $3.50 per month cost right now.
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