About iPage Web Hosting
iPage is a leader in the web hosting industry providing over 10 years of expertise and experience to its users and web developers. Its hosting packages includes essential components that are perfect especially to those new in hosting while still valuable to advance users. Furthermore, iPage hosting rates are very competitive with rates as low as $1.99 per month along with its unmatched quality hosting services. Here are the inclusions in your iPage hosting package that will quickly get your site online:
- Free domain name registration (for the first year)
- Free advertising credits
- Anytime Money-Back Guarantee
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited hosting space
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Unlimited email accounts
- vDeck control panel
- SimpleScripts installer
iPage webhosting also offers various add-on features for its advance users. These add-on services are of course optional and can only be added to your plan when activated. Add-on features that you can choose from are the premium SSL certificates, automatic site backup and recovery, domain privacy as well as directory listing.
Do you own your Site?
Normally paying for any product and services merits ownership but in some instances like with your iPage hosted sites, it is leased. So, if you’re wondering if iPage let’s you own your site the answer is No but it leased to you with full control and discretion over the following areas: Site applications and site quality , Copyright to site images, site ads, Site content, site update and maintenance.
1. Site applications. As a site owner you have sole responsibility for every application downloaded and uploaded used on your iPage hosted site.
2. Site quality. As a site owner you have sole responsibility in ensuring the quality of your site’s content including the relevance of content for your iPage hosted site.
3. Copyright to site images. As a site owner you have sole responsibility to ensure copyright to the images placed in your site.
4. Site ads. As a site owner you have sole responsibility to ensure that the ads on your iPage hosted site are site appropriate.
5. Site content. As a site owner you have sole responsibility to ensure that your site content is unique and original. Plagiarism is absolutely unacceptable.
6. Site update and maintenance. As a site owner you have sole responsibility in maintaining and updating your website and not iPage hosting.
The abovementioned coverage puts emphasis on your responsibilities as a site owner as well as what is under or not under iPage’s control and discretion. It is important that you understand the terms and conditions applicable to your site and that iPage is simply your web host from whom your servers are leased.
Free Domain Registration
New comers to hosting will really find iPage’s basic package essential to setting up a site especially with its free domain registration. Your domain name is very important because it represents your brand and the entire aspect of your site. First impressions are as highly important and it can all begin with your business’ domain name. Take note of the iPage user agreement states that your domain registration is free for the first year only which means that iPage has rights to your domain until such time you’re renewal of your terms of service comes.
iPage Parked Domains
As your domain name makes an impact to your entire business aspect it is important to get a fitting name for your site. And if you haven’t thought of a good domain name yet alternately, you can get a domain name reservation or a parked domain. When you have a parked domain with iPage webhosting, be reminded as well that ads like pop-ups and banners will be place as specified in the iPage user agreement.