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IX Web Hosting VS Web.com

IX Web Hosting VS Web.com

Finding a web hosting provider is all well and fine. Finding one that caters to both the hosting and the design portions of a web site is even better. Web.com and IX Web Hosting are two such web hosting providers – they both provide some excellent web hosting options and offer great web design packages to boot.

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Pricing

Web.com offers Linux and Windows hosting accounts starting at just $11.95 a month. If an e-commerce solution is required, adding in the provider’s shopping cart solution will bring the total monthly fee up to $59.95 a month.

For as low as $3.95 a month, customers can host their web site with IX Web Hosting. As a limited time offer, this web hosting provider is offering its next two hosting packages for the same price – $7.95 a month and hosting clients can increase the number of domains allowed as well as dedicated IP addresses.

Products and Services

Going beyond web hosting IX Web Hosting also offers e-commerce and web design specials. For the very low yearly price of $49.95, customers can grab an e-commerce SSL certificate that is backed by a 30 day money back guarantee. To complement any web hosting and certificate purchases, the web hosting provider also offers merchant accounts – completely setup with credit card processing and a payment gateway service.

Web.com not only excels at providing great web hosting plans but it also offers web site design and marketing packages. For just $94.95 a month, web hosting clients with Web.com receive a professional web site design, professional copywriting, SEO and web site hosting. All accounts are submitted to the major search engines and receive ongoing SEO analysis. For those clients needing some online marketing, Web.com has that covered as well. Online promotion with sites such as Google, Yahoo and AOL, search engine marketing and optimization, lead generation and even logo design and business branding are all offered by Web.com.

Web Hosting Features

Each web hosting account at IX Web Hosting comes with a ton of unlimited features – namely hosted domains and sub-domains, web space and bandwidth. A minimum of 1 free domain registration is included and all accounts are e-commerce ready. For those interested in the advertising side of things, IX Web Hosting also offers a minimum of $100 in fee ad coupons and a web site statistical analyzing tool.

Linux web hosting plans at Web.com include unlimited amounts of disk space, bandwidth and e-mail accounts. All accounts are equipped with PHP5, Python, Perl and MySQL and have a web site building tool available to make creation a breeze. Windows based accounts offer much the same with the exception of the inclusion of ASP.Net. E-commerce hosting plans are set to allow either Linux or Windows based hosting and include a shopping cart, PayPal payment gateway and 24×7 customer support.

Customer Service

The one area that Web.com seems to be lacking in is a clear support section for hosting or design clients. The web site does offer a “contact us” area with an email address and toll-free support numbers that are based on specific products offered.

IX Web Hosting makes it easy to get support when it’s needed. With three different ways to contact the company 24×7, this provider offers a good support system. Hosting customers can opt to chat with the support team live via their live chat option, call their toll-free phone line or utilize the ticketed help desk. For those who like to help themselves, IX Web Hosting also provides a number of FAQs, video tutorials and a web hosting user manual.

Recommendations

As clearly marked and easy to access support is key to great web hosting, the recommendation in this review goes to IX Web Hosting. Not only does the company offer a great web hosting deal but they have gone out of their way to ensure support is but a click away.

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