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iPage VS HostMonster

iPage VS HostMonster

HostMonster is indeed a monster in the web hosting industry with roots dating back to 1996 when the world wide web was still just in its infancy. Since then, HostMonster has provided their customers with the highest customer service, and quality web hosting products for a great price.

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iPage also has been in the industry for a dozen years, with their doors opening for web hosting in 1998. Their strategy is to offer the best single hosting plan loaded with features for the best price, paired with amazing customer service to give their customers an edge with the websites and online businesses.

Here is a look at how the two companies compare.

Pricing

iPage has a single shared server hosting plan for only $3.50. This is an advertised “special” deal, but has been offered for quite some time and is likely a permanent competitive strategic price. HostMonster offers their single hosting plan for a comparable price of just $5.95 per month.

Products and Services

Both web hosts offer similar products and services to help their customers get websites off the ground, and both offer a free domain registration, web building tools, and easy script installers. In addition, both have an anytime cancellation clause.

HostMonster offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which has become an industry standard, while iPage does not. However, iPage does purchase 100% Renewable Energy Certificates and offers their clients the ability to post green certifications on their websites.

Web Hosting Features

The features offered by both plans are also very comparable. Both offer unlimited disk space, monthly data transfer, hosted domains, and email accounts. The iPage plan also offers unlimited MySQL databases. Both offer plenty of multi-media support, e-commerce features with free shopping cart software, and plenty of script support with web developer language support as well.

HostMonster offers a $50 Google Adwords credit and a $25 Yahoo! credit, but iPage offers a complete marketing “suite” package worth $250 that includes credits for Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, and YellowPages.com directory submission.

With regards to account control, iPage offers a basic control panel called vDeck, but HostMonster provides their clients with cPanel control panel which is the leading and most-used account control software on the market.

Customer Service

Both iPage and HostMonster offers 24/7 customer technical support via telephone. Additionally, both web hosts provide an extensive online help center filled with articles, tutorials, and documentation. HostMonster also offers a client forum where they can post questions and comments to each other for additional support.

Recommendations

It is difficult to make a recommendation from two of the most trusted and experienced web hosts in the industry. Both with over a dozen years under their belt and hundreds of thousands of clients, iPage and HostMonster has built a powerhouse web hosting business. However, for the great choice in control panel and 99.9% uptime guarantee HostMonster receives our recommendation for your web hosting needs.

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