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iPower Review

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  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Unlimited Space & Traffic
  • Free Site Builder
  • Free Domain Name
  • Host Unlimited Domain Names

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  • Powered By Wind Energy

Starting at Only

$ 4.95/mo

  • Introduction

    The web hosting platform available through iPower provides three tiered levels of service allowing a client to choose the package that best suits their needs. The majority of websites can be best served with the middle-tier Pro Plan, but very small personal sites can work well with the Starter Plan, and online e-commerce sites might do best with the more robust Pro Plus plan. Ecologically minded webmasters will also enjoy the fact that the iPower platform is entirely powered by wind energy, enabling its websites to proudly display a green badge of ecofriendly websites.

  • Features

    The three tiers of service offer these differentiated features:

    The Starter Plan includes five Gigabytes of online disk space, while the Pro Plan and Pro Plus offer unlimited Gigabytes of storage.
    The Starter Plan supports a bandwidth for data transfer of two hundred and fifty Gigabytes, while the Pro Plan and Pro Plus include unlimited capacity for bandwidth.
    The Starter Plan supports a single domain (with the optional purchase of a personalized domain name), while the Pro Plan and Pro Plus support unlimited numbers of domains.
    A single MySQL Database is available to users of the Starter plan, while the Pro Plan and Pro Plus include twenty-five MySQL Databases.
    The use of ShopSite is available to users of the higher tiers, with Pro Plan clients able to sell fifteen products and Pro Plus clients able to sell fifty products through ShopSite. The ShopSite software allows users to sell inventory through their websites, leaving the shipping and details to the suppliers.
    The Starter Package supports a single POP3 email account, while the Pro Plan supports two thousand five hundred email addresses, and the Pro Plus plan supports an unlimited number of emails.
    The Starter and Pro package users can use the Limited version of Website Creator by CM4all, while the Pro Plus clients have free access to the Premium version.
    Starter package clients can use the Website Creator tool on as many as nine pages, while the Pro Plus clients can create unlimited numbers of pages with the tool.
    Starter  and Pro package clients can choose from among one hundred templates in the Website Creator Design, while Pro Plus clients can choose from two hundred and twenty templates.
    All three tiers of service include these features:
    FTP account for data transfer among machines.
    Fully wind-powered for the ecologically conscious.
    Free set up and instant installation of a website.
    Email accounts include forwarding capabilities, auto responders, Spam filters, and web mail solutions for browser based email use.
    Software and scripts are available for CGI-BIN, support for PHP 4 and 5,  PERL support, MySQL database, SSI (server side includes)
    Advertising credits with Bing and Yahoo valued at twenty-five dollars.
    Google AdWords credits valued at one hundred dollars.
    FaceBook advertising credits valued at fifty dollars.
    Free business listing in the Yellow Pages online.
    Free use of a toll-free telephone number for business (United States clients only).
    Free use of Google Webmaster tools for viewing site statistics and administering website.
    Online Carbonite backup.
    Graphical Web Statistics viewing to track site traffic, referrals, and other data, as well as access to raw error logs and access logs.
  • Control Panel

    The iPower control panel supports every aspect of website creation and website management. A webmaster can manage site statistics, email accounts, and web content with the user-friendly tools available through the control panel.  Additionally, the integrated partner tools, commerce tools, and marketing tools can be accessed and administered through the control panel. The panel’s intuitive layout and labeling make iPower a very user friendly experience, even for webmasters without previous experience in website design or maintenance.

  • Pricing

    For those committing to a two year plan, the Starter Plan is available for four dollars per month, the Pro Plan is currently available for the same low price of four dollars per month,  and the Pro Plus package is available for twelve dollars per month.

    Clients who choose to use a personalized domain name can add domain registration for fifteen dollars per year with the Starter Plan. The Pro Plan includes the free registration of one domain name for the first year, while the Pro Plus plan supports three free domains.
    Additional service options include the security of site backups and instant site restoration for an additional thirteen dollars per year; the secure and encrypted connection and associated SSL Security certificate for sixty dollars per year; or the SiteLock security services for thirteen dollars per year.  Professional SEO services to drive internet traffic to your site can be added to your website services for ninety-nine dollars per month. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts will put their content expertise to work for you in ensuring your website ranks at the top of search results for related topical content.
  • Customer Support

    Tech support for iPower is responsive and comprehensive:

    Live representatives of the support team can be contacted around the clock and every day of the week via instant web chat or telephone.
    The iPower website includes online tutorials to instruct users in the most often requested aspects of launching, creating, and maintaining websites.
    The full User Guide for iPower is available for users in the iPower Help Center.
    The Knowledgebase online library contains hundreds of articles and other informational resources to assist users.
  • Reliability

    With the highest technology available, the data centers supporting iPower combine with the backup power sources and continuous monitoring to ensure uptime for hosted websites, as well as data integrity for the online disk space and backup for the hosted sites.

  • iPower Final Conclusion

    With its tiered service packaged, iPower’s hosting provision can supply the needs of any type of website. The Pro Plan has earned its place as the designated “Best Value” package, offering sufficient support for an e-commerce or business website, or for a robust personal website offering. With the options of additional security, SEO optimization, and marketing plug-ins, iPower can truly power a business.

    488%Review by: - Feb. 19, 2015

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