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1&1

6 Ratings

iPage

5 Ratings

1&1

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

iPage

5 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1&1

I run five websites off of 1&1 for different outshoots of the company. For our web needs it works perfectly. We have a midgrade hosting package and it works perfectly. I know if issues arose from traffic or storage space 1&1 would have a solution for us.

iPage

iPage is well suited for any small business owner or entrepreneur to host their domain and perhaps use the built-in Weebly drag-and-drop feature to build their site in iPage - that's what I did when I built my first ever website. I had no experience and was able to put a website together in a couple of hours. It's good for people who don't have a huge budget but still need domain hosting.

Pros

  • Their uptime is outstanding.
  • They have great customer support with real people.
  • They have all the technologies available I need to run my website.
  • Their dashboard is easy to use.
  • Inexpensive packages
  • Package usually comes with Weebly, free web designer tool
  • Never any problems with connection

Cons

  • I wish they'd let you use other SSL providers.
  • They do increase their pricing after the first year, but this is common of all domain hosting services
  • They could update their front end to look more modern and be more user-friendly, especially for web novices

Alternatives Considered

Rackspace I find to be too pricey for the service they offer. Pagely is very much WordPress oriented. I've had downtime with both that I haven't experienced with 1&1.
Google does not provide good customer service, and iPage provide good customer support, this makes a difference

Return on Investment

  • There is no downtime so we appear dependable to our customers.
  • The cost of 1&1 is very reasonable.
  • It kept my business expenses down. I was only paying $24/year for my domain.

Pricing Details

1&1

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

iPage

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details