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iPower Hosting Review

IPower has been providing hosting since 2001. Despite going through a very rocky growing period, the company has now emerged as a leader in the hosting industry. At Web Hosting Masters, we recognize the tremendous gains they have made with the issues they faced with outsourced customer support, customer cancellations and database issues.

The company is now hosting over 700,000 clients across the world in over 100 different countries. Their progress has been significant enough for us to accept them among the top ten hosting companies today.

The re-vamped company is putting focus on customer satisfaction by utilizing regular monthly focus groups and customer surveys to keep track of customer satisfaction with their hosting services. In addition to that they perform testing of their tools while in the development phases using customers to provide them with real feedback through iPower hosting reviews.

Recently they migrated to a new and improved platform in an attempt to provide a more reliable and secure environment for their customers’ email addresses and their websites. The company’s evolution has certainly impressed us so we can recommend them to our readers without reservations.

IPower Hosting Plans

The company offers three different hosting plan levels, the Starter Plan, the Pro Plan and the Pro Plus plan. Although the company charges hefty set up charges ($30 Pro and Pro Plus plans, and $10 for starter) for the non-prepaid accounts, their packages are otherwise quite reasonable.

Charging a set-up is an unusual approach among hosting companies today. Hopefully in time this procedure will change and will fall in line with its competitors who rarely charge their clients for initial set-up.  When this does change we will update this iPower review to reflect the change.

The company’s cheap basic starter plan offers very minimum features and resources and will be adequate for a small personal website. The following is the mid-level plan offered by iPage hosting. It is better than their Starter plan, but less powerful than their Pro Plus plan:

iPower Pro Plan – $7.95 per month (12-month price), with FREE setup :

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Throughout the rest of this review you are going to find out why we have decided to rate them higher than before.  They have made leaps and bounds compared to where they were years ago when most of the reviews out there were written about them.

IPower Goes Green

– IPower has joined the green movement and it reports that all its data centers and its offices are 100% powered by wind energy. The company does not own its own wind turbines and so cannot generate its own renewable energy. To support the green movement, it instead purchases renewable energy certificates to offset the electricity it uses in its daily operations.
Web hosting companies make use of a large quantities of non-renewable energy in the daily operation of their servers. Also, the cooling of these servers requires a great deal of energy. The large increasing demand for web hosting has come about because of the great quantity of websites being created on a daily basis. This results in an even greater need for the use of renewable energy.

It has been reported that the amount of pollution created by hosting companies has risen so much that its pollution would surpass that created by the whole airline industry by 2020.

Full Powered Hosting Company – IPower provides a full range of services for its hosting clients. The company provides hosting for business websites, e-commerce sites and personal sites. Clients can increase their own profitability by utilizing reseller hosting plans to sell hosting using their own brand. The company even provides a dedicated reseller support team for the convenience of its hosting clients.

Windows hosting plans and VPS hosting plans are also available from IPower hosting, along with professional SEO services for an additional charge.

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We fully recognize the issues company has gone through in the past with their outsourced customer service, and problems with their databases. However, those challenges have been addressed and the company has emerged stronger, more customer friendly and focused on offering valued services to its clients.

3 Responses to “Our Truthful iPower Hosting Review”

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    Pete Malone Says:

    Stay far, far away from this company.
    I have been hosting 2 websites with Ipower for almost 7 years.
    Up until this past 18 months or so they have been fairly reliable.
    But over the last year and a half I have had my website down over half a dozen times. My e-mail has been down almost as much during that time. But today’s full day without e-mail is the straw that broke the camel’s back. I have been without any incoming or outgoing e-mails sine 8:00AM (it is now 7:12pm). This type of disruption in service is absolutely unacceptable. I can’t even begin to think of the amount of business that Ipower has cost me and my family today.

    DO NOT even consider using this company as your web hosting service. You will be very sorry you did.

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    Chris Warren Says:

    I have been with iPower for the last several years and honestly their reliability has gone downhill in that time. Today 8/17/2011 they have had email service down since 7am pacific time and this is not the first time. I am seriously considering leaving as it has gotten to the point of being unreliable.

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    Liz Says:

    lost my emails, site down for a full day… happens all the time. just review their Facebook wall, it tells the full sad story of this slum host lord!

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