Ipage vs. Liquid WebCompare 28 Web Hosting Plans

$2.99/mo*

Rating85%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: FREE Domain, Unlimited Websites, Website Builder

+Show optional extras: Daily Backups, Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring, SSL Certificate.

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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The price requires at least a 1 year pre paid hosting term. The monthly price after the initial period (which is on sale) is higher. Check the billing page for details. Currently the 1 year contract which costs $2.99/mo will cost $9.99/mo when it renews. It will renew for the same duration as your initial purchase. Select even longer billing cycles for more discounts. $2.49/mo for 2 years and $1.99/mo for 3 years. The price is higher for visitors from EU which pays in Euro – the amount will be the same (€2.99/mo) for 1, 2 and 3 year plans. Tax is not included in the price.

Cheap plan with lots of features

What is most impressive about this cheap hosting plan is that you can actually use it to host unlimited websites. Most other hosts restricts their cheapest plan to allow for a maximum of 1 hosted website and domain. With the shared web hosting plan from iPage you will get all the basics + some sweet extras. FREE Domain is great. Whois Privacy is $9.99/year.

WordPress Optimization includes free themes and plugins and is $3/mo. SSL Certificate is $1.67/mo. and G Suite from Google will give you professional tools like professional email, online storage, shared calendars and video conferencing and cost you $5/mo. Daily Backups is $1.25/mo but goes down to $1/mo with a 3 year plan. SiteLock Monitoring is another $1.66/mo. SiteLock monitoring will scan for malware and viruses that might cause downtime and hassles if not discovered and dealt with quickly.

iPage data center location and support

Servers are located in Boston, MA, USA.

This host offers 24/7 live chat support for billing and sales questions, and can also help with technical questions and will post a ticket on your behalf, when required, to the server technicians that are available 24/7. Their support is outsourced to India and I did try them out. I would say that they were only mediocre. They were taking a bit long to answer questions and not answering all the questions. I guess having outsourced support is one of the ways you can get really cheap hosting, so it's all OK. Having 24/7 live support is a petty nice feature to have even when it is outsourced.

Conclusion

If you want to get a discount hosting provider – and most of your visitors will come from the USA, or at least North America, then iPage very well might be the best option. Even though this is a really cheap plan it has lots of available extra features, live support. Notice that there is a non refundable fee for the free domain name if you cancel your account during the 30 money back guaranteed days. You will keep ownership of the domain name in that case which is good. Domain privacy is overpriced at €12.99/yr after the initial year which almost will negate the positive bonus of the free domain.

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$3.75/mo*

Rating75%100

WordPress

in USA

w/ these features: FREE Domain, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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You need to pre pay for 12 months to get the price of $3.75/mo for your initial period. After the first year the plan will renew at $9.49/mo. With monthly billing this server is $9.49/mo.

The iPage WordPress web hosting plans comes with pre-installed free themes and plugins for your convenience.

iPage data center location and support

Servers are located in Boston, MA, USA.

This host offers 24/7 live chat support for billing and sales questions, and can also help with technical questions and will post a ticket on your behalf, when required, to the server technicians that are available 24/7. Their support is outsourced to India and I did try them out. I would say that they were only mediocre. They were taking a bit long to answer questions and not answering all the questions. I guess having outsourced support is one of the ways you can get really cheap hosting, so it's all OK. Having 24/7 live support is a petty nice feature to have even when it is outsourced.

Conclusion

I would not pay extra every moth with a host just for pre installed plugins and themes when joining. Especially considering how easy it is to do yourself. However the WordPress hosting servers are less dense which means that you get a little bit more resources for your sites.

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$6.95/mo*

Rating85%100

WordPress

in USA

w/ these features: Expert WP Support, FREE Domain, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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You need to pre pay for 12 months to get the price of $6.95/mo for your initial period. After the first year the plan will renew at $12.49/mo. With monthly billing this server is $12.49/mo.

The iPage WordPress web hosting plans comes with pre-installed free themes and plugins for your convenience. The WP Essential plan comes with Expert WordPress Support, SiteLock Professional Security and Automatic Malware Removal. iPage delivers Enhanced Security in partnership with SiteLock and helps you defeat malware on your sites.

iPage data center location and support

Servers are located in Boston, MA, USA.

This host offers 24/7 live chat support for billing and sales questions, and can also help with technical questions and will post a ticket on your behalf, when required, to the server technicians that are available 24/7. Their support is outsourced to India and I did try them out. I would say that they were only mediocre. They were taking a bit long to answer questions and not answering all the questions. I guess having outsourced support is one of the ways you can get really cheap hosting, so it's all OK. Having 24/7 live support is a petty nice feature to have even when it is outsourced.

Conclusion

This is a budget WordPress hosting option with lots of benefits. The WordPress hosting servers are less dense which means that you get a little bit more resources for your sites. Having included expert WP support is great, if you’re not an expert yourself, but do note that you can only contact that support by phone, on a toll free USA number.

Their automatic malware removal is great and can help you from experience downtime you otherwise would have gotten if your sites got attacked with malware. To get malware that can cause downtime and lots of work trying to remove it is more common than it should be, so this is a great feature.

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$17.99/mo*

Rating85%100

VPS

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy.

CPU: 1 Core

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RAM: 1 GB

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Space: 40 GB

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Bandwidth: 1 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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All VPS plans from iPage comes with cPanel included, SSD storage and one or more Dedicated IP address. You can get an even lower price if you select 2 year billing cycles. Month to month billing will add a little to the price.

Conclusion

Just a decent option for low cost VPS hosting, value wise. It can’t quite compare with the cheapest cloud plan though. That offer from Cloudways and Digital Ocean grants the same amount of resources at a 70% discount compared with this plan. The low amount of resources would however not be enough if you want to host several sites or one site with medium traffic. 1 GB of RAM will be exhaused fast if you use a CMS like WordPress with several plugins.

SSD storage will help let your sites load fast, and a nice bonus is the free domain. Live support is nice, and so is the price for this plan!

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$43.19/mo*

Rating90%100

VPS

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 4 GB

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Space: 90 GB

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Bandwidth: 3 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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All VPS plans from iPage comes with cPanel included, SSD storage and one or more Dedicated IP address. You can get an even lower price if you select 2 year billing cycles. Month to month billing will add a little to the price.

Conclusion

SSD storage will help let your sites load fast, and a nice bonus is the free domain. Live support is nice, and so is the price for this plan!

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$59.00/mo*

Rating80%100

Cloud, VPS

in EU, USA

w/ these features: CDN, cPanel, DDos Protection, Dedicated IP, Plesk, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: cPanel, Daily Backups, IP addresses, Plesk.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

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Space: 40 GB

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Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime

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No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.

Premium web hosting

Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans allow adult content, but there is one exception and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!

Fast cloud hosting

The Cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. And speed is important, as you know - both for your user's experience as well as for SEO. The CPU cores which are included here are vCPU (virtual CPU cores) and their performance would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. All of their cloud VPS plans include 100% SSD storage. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources you rent if you need to. Cloudflare CDN for one domain is included (usually $20/mo).

cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose neither to get cheaper hosting . Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.

Data center location

Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!

USA based suppport

24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!

Conclusion

This is great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.

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$69.00/mo*

Rating80%100

WordPress

in USA

w/ these features: Daily Backups, Git, Image Optimization Plugin, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Plugin Updates, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Unlimited Traffic, USA Based Support, Varnish Cache, WP-CLI

Space: 30 GB

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Bandwidth: 5 TB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

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Plan features

This comes with free automatic SSL for your sites. The Daily Backups are kept for 30 days. The Stagin Site feature lets you try out plugins and othe rmodifications to your sites before putting them live to your production site. There are no limits to how many monthly users you can have, as long as your server can handle it! The server uses Nginx, PHP 7 and Varnish caching for delivering fast loading speed for your sites. You get SSH access and WP-CLI and Git with this plan. This is one of the few WordPress specific hosting plans that actually allow adult content.

24/7 live support

You get acees to a 24/7 expert USA based support team by phone, e-mail and chat.

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$71.99/mo*

Rating85%100

VPS

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy.

CPU: 4 Cores

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RAM: 8 GB

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Space: 120 GB

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Bandwidth: 4 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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All VPS plans from iPage comes with cPanel included, SSD storage and one or more Dedicated IP address. You can get an even lower price if you select 2 year billing cycles. Month to month billing will add a little to the price.

Conclusion

SSD storage will help let your sites load fast, and a nice bonus is the free domain. Live support is nice, and so is the price for this plan!

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$79.00/mo*

Rating70%100

Cloud, VPS

in EU, USA

w/ these features: CDN, cPanel, DDos Protection, Dedicated IP, Plesk, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: cPanel, Daily Backups, IP addresses, Plesk.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

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Space: 100 GB

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Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime

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No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.

Premium web hosting

Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans allow adult content, but there is one exception and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!

Fast cloud hosting

The Cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. And speed is important, as you know - both for your user's experience as well as for SEO. The CPU cores which are included here are vCPU (virtual CPU cores) and their performance would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. All of their cloud VPS plans include 100% SSD storage. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources you rent if you need to. Cloudflare CDN for one domain is included (usually $20/mo).

cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose neither to get cheaper hosting . Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.

Data center location

Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!

USA based suppport

24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!

Conclusion

This is great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.

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WordPress

in USA

w/ these features: Daily Backups, Git, Image Optimization Plugin, iThemes Sync, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Plugin Updates, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Unlimited Traffic, USA Based Support, Varnish Cache, WP-CLI

Space: 50 GB

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Bandwidth: 5 TB

Max websites: 10

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

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Plan features

This comes with free automatic SSL for your sites. The Daily Backups are kept for 30 days. The Stagin Site feature lets you try out plugins and othe rmodifications to your sites before putting them live to your production site. There are no limits to how many monthly users you can have, as long as your server can handle it! The server uses Nginx, PHP 7 and Varnish caching for delivering fast loading speed for your sites. You get SSH access and WP-CLI and Git with this plan. This is one of the few WordPress specific hosting plans that actually allow adult content.

24/7 live support

You get acees to a 24/7 expert USA based support team by phone, e-mail and chat.

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