Less Expensive Than HostGator

ipage low cost website hostingI recently signed up for an account at a hosting company called iPage. iPage offer hosting with all the same features as HostGator,  for only $3.50 per month. At HostGator you can get hosting for $3.96 per month, but you have to sign up for 3 years to get this price.

The low iPage price is available for the length of your initial contract and then reverts to their standard pricing, which varies from $6.95 – $8.95 per month. Included is all the features you would need such as unlimited domains, unlimited MySQL databases (required for WordPress) and unlimited disk space and bandwidth.

I signed up last month and have put up a couple of small sites with absolutely no problems whatsoever. I guess it remains to be seen how the hosting goes over¬† the long term, but I don’t expect any problems. They have a 24/7 live chat service which I tried out with a couple of test questions, and it was very responsive and helpful.

I recommend you check out iPage as a cheap first hosting account, or as an alternative if you already have an account with a company like HostGator.

 

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October 7, 2011|Comments (3)
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Posted by Joe
October 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Excellent advice. Beside price support is great also. Very easy wp installation. Also you can update your blogs from one page.

Posted by Mark
October 8, 2011 at 6:57 am

A lot of hosting companies advertise as unlimited domains, bandwidth etc but it just isn’t true. I got into trouble with hostgator with only 20 sites. They said I was using up an unfair amount and would only continue to host my sites if I upgraded to a very expensive pro account. Needless to say I dropped them and changed hosts. I now use Justhost which gives me a good service. I’d advise anyone with more than a few wordpress sites to install a good cache plugin. They’re free and really cut down the amount of processes.

Best wishes – Mark

Posted by Johnno
October 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Your are right Mark. Unlimited doesn’t really mean unlimited. There is always a “fair use” clause in the hosting contract fine print.

Most niche sites on their own don’t generate enough traffic to cause problems. However put enough sites on the one account, or have one site really get popular, and the fair use clause may come into play.

The fact your sites were using an “unfair” amount (of bandwidth?) would have meant that you were getting lots of traffic – wouldn’t that have been a good problem to have?