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IX Web Hosting VS SiteGround

IX Web Hosting VS SiteGround

Sometimes it can boil down to not having to choose from several different hosting plans. Other times, having several well-laid out plans can be the difference in choosing a web hosting company. Both IX Web Hosting and SiteGround offer some great services at really low prices. When comparing the two, it comes down to knowing exactly what is needed for one’s future web site.

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Pricing

Whether deciding to go with a 1 month or a 36 month contract with SiteGround, the monthly fee is exactly the same – $3.95 a month. This current special is being offered for a limited time. Regularly, the web hosting company offers its plan at $9.95 a month.

To keep up with those who may be budget conscious, IX Web Hosting has cut its monthly hosting fees from $6.95, $9.95 and $12.95 monthly to $3.95, $7.95 and $7.95. This means one can grab a Business Plus or an Unlimited Pro hosting account with IX Web Hosting for only $7.95 per month.

Products and Services

IX Web Hosting offers more than just web hosting plans. The company also caters to those in need of e-commerce solutions. Customers can purchase SSL certificates with IX Web Hosting at just $49.95 a year. All certificates come with a 30 day money back guarantee. Additionally, the web hosting company offers merchant accounts stocked with credit card processing and a payment gateway service. For those in need of a complete web site overhaul, IX Web Hosting also has design services starting as low as $699 for a 2 page web site.

Other than its hosting plans, SiteGround offers dedicated hosting and reseller hosting For as low as $99 a month with a $49 one-time set up fee, customers can grab a VPS (virtual private server) with 512 MB of RAM and 1,000 gigabytes of bandwidth. Alternatively, dedicated servers start as low as $179 a month ($49 one-time set up fee) and come with 2 gigabytes of RAM, a 250 gigabyte hard drive and have a minimum of 3,000 gigabytes of allowed bandwidth monthly. Reseller accounts with SiteGround are just $42/year per account and offer 750 gigabytes of web space, 7,5000 gigabytes of monthly bandwidth and unlimited MySQL databases.

Web Hosting Features

Making it very simple, SiteGround offers one basic web hosting plan. Web hosting users are given a fantastic e-commerce pack that includes a shopping cart and SSL certificates as well as PayPal integration. Over 150 scripts are offered with one-click installation allowing web hosting customers the ability to incorporate such programs as Mambo, osCommerce and WordPress into their web sites.

IX Web Hosting customers can expect unlimited amounts of web space, bandwidth, hosted domains and subdomains. All web hosting accounts are e-commerce ready, are equipped with web statistical information and, as a bonus, a minimum of $100 in free advertising credits are given to each new client.

Customer Service

Tutorials, knowledge bases, FAQs – these are all offered by both SiteGround and IX Web Hosting. Additionally, each company has an easy to find live chat button that can be utilized for any sales or support questions one may have. Toll-free telephone support is offered by both web hosting companies as well though only IX Web Hosting seems to offer this 24×7.

Recommendations

If looking for one simple web hosting plan being offered at a great low price that includes all the standard hosting needs, SiteGround is the web hosting company to check out. SiteGround not only offers initial simplicity but gives its hosting clients VPS and dedicated options to step up to when the need to grow arises.

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