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iPage VS Aplus.net

iPage VS Aplus.net

iPage Hosting entered the internet industry offering web hosting in 1998. Since then they have built an incredible following with over 1.5 million hosted domains and over a million website customers. Their approach to web hosting is to offer a feature-rich plan loaded with everything a personal or small business website needs, all for a small and affordable price.

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Aplus.net has its roots all the way back to 1992 when they were a software development company. In 1995 they began offering internet services and in 1998 they first offered web hosting for their customers. Since that time they have also gained a wide customer base with more than 100,000 customers and over 400,000 registered website domains.

So how do these long-time industry giants compare to each other? You can learn more from our detailed review and comparison below.

Pricing

Aplus.net offers four shared hosting plans: Personal, Business, Professional, and eCommerce. All plans have free setup and range in price from $5.95/mo to $34.95 per month for the eCommerce plan.

iPage takes a simple approach to their web hosting. They offer a single plan that is packed with features suitable for most personal and small business websites, all for just $3.50 per month.

Products and Services

Aplus.net offers extra features for the Windows web developer in mind. They provide support for Windows platforms such as ASP.NET and MS SQL databases. As well, they offer extra add-on services for logo design, web design, and online marketing services.

The iPage team offers their customers free domain registration, website building tools, and a generous free marketing package that includes credits to use with Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook. They are also 100% wind energy efficient through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates, so they can offer their web host clients a “green” certification banner for their websites as well.

Web Hosting Features

As far as unlimited features are concerned, Aplus.net does not offer many. iPage, however, offers generous unlimited data transfer, disk space, email accounts, MySQL databases, and hosted domains. The iPage plan also comes with plenty of support for scripting, multi-media, and free e-commerce solutions including free shopping cart software.

The Aplus.net plans may not have unlimited features, but the three top plans come with generous amounts of disk space and transfer for most hosting clients, as well as plenty of scripting support. Their eCommerce plan does come with unlimited email accounts. Aplus.net also offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee for their clients.

Customer Service

Both hosts offer 24 hour support via live chat and telephone. Both companies also offer online help, but iPage gains an edge with an extensive online help center filled with articles, tutorials, and FAQs. iPage’s help center is a little more user-friendly as well, which can be a big advantage for those searching for the right topic.

Recommendations

Overall, Aplus.net offers a great set of hosting plans. However, iPage takes the cake with an anytime money back guarantee, the lowest price on a feature-rich plan, and world-class customer support. For all that, iPage gets our recommendation.

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