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iPage VS GreenvilleHost

iPage VS GreenvilleHost

Whether new or experienced, a web hosting company must find their niche in the industry in order to effectively compete. Both iPage and GreenvilleHost are worthy competitors offering similar plans for similar prices. Both are Earth-conscious and offer “green” web hosting through the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits to support wind energy consumption. Both also practice energy efficiency in their data centers as well as established internal recycling programs. Within the “green” niche of web hosting both companies offer excellent plans.

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The difference is that iPage has been offering their product since 1998 and are more experienced. GreenvilleHost has been in business only a few years with their founding in 2008. However, does experience win over inexperience? Or does new innovation in green technology and new competitive plans trump the old dog in the business? Read on to find out our review and recommendation between these companies.

Pricing

Both iPage and GreenvilleHost offer a single hosting plan for a low price. The GreenvilleHost plan is just $2.95 for a 2-year plan. iPage offers a 2-year plan for $4.50 per month, or a 3-year plan for $3.50 per month.

Products and Services

Both companies offer similar extra services, such as a free website builder with each account, free advertising credits toward major search engines, and professional web design services.

However, the experienced iPage offers a great deal more to complement their customers’ website needs. They also offer website management tools, email services, marketing services, domain registration services, and account add-ons such as SSL certificates or dedicated IP addresses.

Web Hosting Features

Taking a look at the list of plan features for each company is almost like looking at a mirror image. Both offer unlimited disk space, monthly data transfer, email accounts hosted domains, and MySQL databases. Both also offer plenty of support for scripting and multi-media. Both provide a free photo gallery software plugin as well as e-commerce features.

iPage does offer more choices for e-commerce shopping cart software, and an anytime cancellation guarantee. However, GreenvilleHost offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee through a world-class data center, and provides their customers with cPanel control panel, the leading control panel software on the market.

Customer Service

Customers want to know they can contact their web hosting service in times of need. Both iPage and GreenvilleHost offer 24 hour technical support via telephone and email. iPage offers a 24 hour online chat line as well.

As far as an online support center, both companies have constructed a well-designed knowledgebase filled with articles, tutorials and manual downloads.

Recommendations

In the world of Green web hosting, both iPage and GreenvilleHost are worthy competitors. It is nice to see companies like these take leadership strides in helping to reduce energy consumption. While both companies offer a similar hosting plan for a very similar price, iPage takes our recommendation based on their outstanding product and service offering, and 12 years of experience.

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