This is a directory of Hosting companies where we list the major Hosting companies along with a brief summary of who they are and what they offer. There are many hosting companies in operation in all over the world, however we only list the most relevant and big hosting companies in this section.
IX Web Hosting is a Columbus, Ohio (US) based web host founded by the current CEO of the company Fathi Said in year 1999.
The company provides cloud hosting, Linux & Windows VPS hosting, Linux & Windows shared hosting, domain registration and other addon services. While surfing around the IX Web Hosting plans, we noticed that company presents its Linux shared plans in the wrong order. The most expensive plan is featured in the centre of the page.
Also, there's no cPanel or Plesk for shared plans, company uses its own custom control panel. Though, VPS and cloud customers can choose cPanel or Plesk. IX Web Hosting takes backups of customer data but at what interval they take the backup is not mentioned on their website.
IX Web Hosting runs its own tier 3 (N+1) data centre in Ohio. IX Web Hosting owns the whole facility and does not share with anyone else. The datacenter is equipped with two backup generators and protection against server outages.
IX Web Hosting has some excellent support reviews submitted by their customers claiming one of the best support in the web hosting industry.To each customer, personal support guy is assigned to fix the technical/billing issues. The technical support is approachable via various email addresses to contact the relevant department. There’s also access to support via telephone and live chat. The company's support staff is active on social media and hence they can provide support through Twitter and Facebook.IX Web Hosting provides 30-day money back and a 99.9% uptime guarantee. The company also offers completely free hosting for 7 days. You can use free hosting for 7 days, cancel it before trial period ends and you will never be billed.
iPower was founded in 2001 by the current CEO of the company “Tomas Gorny”, a poland born private investment company owner. The company claims to have 700,000 customers. In year 2007, iPower was acquired by the EIG (Endurance International Group), although the CEO Tomas Gorny’s picture and name are still appearing on the about us page of the website.
The web hosting services of iPower cover Linux and Windows Shared Hosting, WordPress Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Email Hosting and Domain Registration. In addition, you can buy addon services, such as SSL certificates, SEO services and online backup tools.
iPower’s tech support is available via an online ticketing system, live chat, email forms and US only toll free telephone numbers on 24/7 basis. You can access the knowledge-base, user guide, tutorials on the iPower website under Help Center menu. The knowledgebase is quite basic and more likely beginner guide for site building and hosting.
There’s no claim about uptime guarantee on the iPower website, so we are unsure about whether they offer an uptime guarantee. iPower offers 30 days money back guarantee on hosting plans only valid for credit-card payments. There’s no money back guarantee on dedicated plans, addon services and domain orders.
While looking for the iPower reviews on Internet, we could find lots of negative reviews on various websites complaining on downtime and poor support incidents. iPower uses the custom control named vDeck which may be a downside for many people.