Last updated September 20th, 2013 at 02:52 am
If you have just started your journey in the online world and you want to choose a best web hosting company then the process can be confusing. There are a lot of companies that are providing their web hosting services in the market. It simply means that you will face a lot of confusion and complication while choosing a website hosting company for your business or personal website. To make things easier for you, I’m going to come up with a review comparison between two famous web hosting companies. The name of the first company is HostGator and the other company is iPage.
HostGator vs. iPage – Hosting Plans
Whenever you learn about a new web hosting company, you should consider their pricing plan. The pricing plan offered by a web hosting company tells a lot about their services and dedication towards their customers. There is not a lot of difference between the pricing offered by HostGator and iPage. The lowest priced plan of HostGator starts from only $4.95/ month. You will be able to host unlimited domains on your hosting plan by paying this price. However, iPage has a lower price as compared to HostGator. With iPage, you will have to pay only $2.95/ month for hosting services. The service features of this plan are limited as compared to that of HostGator but due to low pricing, most of the people go for iPage hosting.
HostGator vs. iPage – Customer Service
Well, you cannot forget about the customer service offered by a company when you are in business with them. If your web hosting company is offering good customer services, you will face less issue and if you face any problem, finding a solution will not be a big question too. On the other hand, if your hosting company doesn’t offer high quality customer support, you will never find answers to your questions. Both HostGator and iPage offers 24/7 customer service. You can reach them easily via email, live chat or phone call. However, HostGator has earned a better reputation due to its supportive customer assistance as compared to iPage.
HostGator vs. iPage – Control Panel & Open Source Application Installation
You may be very pleased with the service features offered by your hosting company and their customer support but another important thing to consider is the Control Panel provided by your hosting company. The industry standard control panel is known as cPanel in web hosting market. Both HostGator and iPage offer cPanel facility. Another good thing about HostGator and iPage is that, you can easily install your favorite applications on your domain very easily. For instance, if you want to install WordPress or Joomla on your domain then you can do so with just one click of mouse. There is an application called Fantastico in cPanel that will help you install the third party app of your choice very easily.
It is never easy to announce a winner in a battle fought between iPage and HostGator. As per my opinion, both the companies offer best services. However, if you are a price conscious person, you should go with iPage.