Actual iPower web hosting reviews since 2008

This iPower review site is hosted between 2008 to 2012.

Do you know this review website has been hosted here with their pro shared hosting since year 2008? With our actual experience in here, we’re gracefully accessing and rating their service quality from inside out. We’re able to test customer website all these years and actually evaluate their quality in real life. We are testing them and experience it our self. And before you go, we can give you coupon price $3.25 a month. Don’t signup without this discount.

Is iPower hosting any good?

This is one of the best vDeck web hosting company, established back in year 2001 and has been over 12 years old. What makes them so popular today are their 100% green hosting plan is with great service quality, generous features and available in lowest price possible. With this review site hosted with them, you can use this as a demo site and testing their service performance before signing up.

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iPower review on shared hosting services.

From iPower.com official website, we know they are offering few shared packages and added a new WordPress blog plan this year. There are three options to choose from:

  1. Starter plan is starting at $3.99 a month.
  2. Pro plan at $3.25 a month (offer price).
  3. Pro plus plan at $11.99 a month.

Their starter plan only allows one domain hosting and the other two are allowing multiple domains to be hosted. What we most recommend is their unlimited plan currently selling at $3.25 and this is their limited time offer price. This allows virtually unlimited website and in here get are allowed to host few separate websites in one account. It is come with limitless disk space, transfer bandwidth and domains. Other features including 2500 email accounts and support Outlook client program. And it comes with email forwarding, auto-responders, spam filtering and webmail too.

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iPower review on average user rating.

Our overall rating is great. We are comparing one to another, and we are comparing this with many other web hosts including Hostgator, iPage, Bluehost etc. If we are comparing them with the similar vDeck plan, this web host is excellent and really makes a different. They are offering the same good quality plan at much cheaper price. We don’t see any poor quality or lack of features in here, everything is provided and in highest quality. For pricing, we are able to get this at lower discount price and it really makes some different.

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We wish one day they will start offering VPS as found in Hostmonster, Justhost, Webhostingbuzz or Greengeeks. Some expert users will need cloud hosting as found in Site5 and Liquidweb too. Those are worth take a second look.

iPower user review and testimonial.

Sometime we have to listen to clients and hear what they want to say. In order to know more about a web host, we should consider the customer feedback and testimonial too. Following are the few testimonials from customers:

John: “I signup with them days ago and put up my websites online. Its easier than my old host, they sucks badly. That is the reason for me to move. They are good so far and easy to use. Most importantly is their products and services are beyond expectation.”

Those are some of the main reasons why we have started this iPower review site in year 2008 and continue to review their products until now. We know this is something different and we do understand their strengths and weaknesses very well.

How to Easily Increase Your Website Usability

Even though it is one of the most important components of web design, usability is often the most overlooked one. However, the usability of a website should be taken into consideration even before starting to design the site. If you make your website more usable, your prospects will enjoy a more satisfactory experience, which will make them come back for more. In the end, everything you do is for the sole purpose of attracting as many people as possible.
After your website is launched, usability should tell if you need to perform additional enhancements. In order to further increase your website’s usability, here is what you need to do.

1) De-Clutter your Website

Internet users spend an average of 2.6 seconds scanning a website before deciding what topic to choose, and 5 seconds before moving to another website. If your website offers too much irrelevant information, your visitors will never have enough patience to read through it all. Cut down the amount of words you use per page and strive to remove extra chatter. Provide only useful information that is easily assimilated by your target niche.

2) Make Sure your Site has a Quick Load Time

Four out of five Internet users will click away in less than 5 seconds if a video fails to load fast enough, or if a photo does not appear instantly. Whether you have a video on the front page, a slideshow or just some plain text, make sure it all loads extremely fast.

3) Place Important Information in the Right Side

According to recent research, 80% of web users primarily read information placed above the page fold, while 69% focus on reading the left side. That’s where you should strive to put the information.

4) Easy Navigation

Today, most people prefer accessing the Internet on their mobile devices. Hence, you need to make sure that they can access your site with ease. Streamline navigation using mobile-friendly plugins and using multiple links between pages.

5) Choose the Right Colors, Texture and Contrast

Each color affects the users’ personality in a certain way. Always choose the right blend of colors that cater to your target niche needs. For instance, if you design a website for ecologists, you should choose a mix of green, blue and brown. Similarly, if you sell musical instruments, namely rock guitars, you should go with a black and white background.

6) Understand Typography

Typography is of paramount importance when it comes to improving website usability. Here’s what you need to do to make your website more usable:

  • Keep the number of fonts used at a minimum.
  • Use other cues beside color to attract attention on important texts.
  • Use a maximum of 4 colors per text, per page.
  • Make sure to have a text width of between 45 and 75 characters.
  • Lastly, you need to ensure that each link is blue. When an user hovers over it, it should change color in order to attract more attention. After a link was clicked, it should change color indefinitely (from blue it should turn purple), just like Google does with pages you’ve opened.

iPower VPS hosting review and comparison with Hostgator VPS

They are a leading hosting service provider that has been delivering top notch hosting services for about 14 years. They offer an all inclusive solution that provides free domain name registration with either shared, VPS or dedicated server hosting. iPower VPS service utilizes advanced cloud technology like KVM and Openstack. Their hosting package has very rich features that will attract all discerning webmasters. Here is a brief review of this VPS hosting package.

Price of iPower VPS hosting.

They offer one of the most affordable VPS hosting services in the market. VPS hosting comes in three attractive packages: basic, business and optimum. Each of them comes with fully managed support. The basic package is good for individuals or start-up businesses that will not need a high amount of processing power, storage or bandwidth. It has a single core CPU, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB storage, 1 terabyte bandwidth, 1 IP address, and a free domain name. You will need to pay $24.99 per month but you will receive a 20 percent discount for the first month before you start paying the regular monthly fee.

The business VPS hosting plan offers you 2-cores CPU, 4 GB RAM, 90 GB storage, 3 TB bandwidth, 2 IP addresses and a free domain name. This package is offered for a monthly fee of $59.99 but the 20 percent discount will allow you to start off at $47.99. The optimum VPS plan comes with a 4-cores CPU, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB storage, 4 terabytes bandwidth, 2 IP address and free domain. It costs $99.99 per month. For the first month, you can enjoy it at $79.99.

Software features:

  1. Software programming
    All VPS Plans give you many pre-installed scripts including CGI, PHP and Java Server Pages (JSP) for dynamic content pages. You will also get SSI, GD 2 and Ruby on Rails. If you need to stream music or video, your needs will also be met. Other scripts installed include, Perl, Cron, FrontPage, Curl and Python.
  2. Control panel and email
    cPanel is installed by default. It provides applications for webmail, mail fowarding, email alias, auto responders, mailing lists, SMTP, IMAP, spam assassin and catch-all are also installed. You can create unlimited POP3 accounts, FTP accounts, and MySQL databases.
  3. Logs and statistics
    To monitor the activity on your server, you can make use of Urchin 5, Analog, AWstats, Webalizer, raw log access, referrer logs, and error logs.

Customer service:

  1. Free support
    Their product is backed by 24 hours, 7 days a week support. Technical support staffs are always available to help all VPS hosting clients. They provide reliable, professional support any time either by phone, online chat or email.
  2. Video tutorial
    there are several high quality video tutorials available to help you set up your server by yourself. This is very valuable because on a VPS plan, you have root access to your server and you can install and customize everything exactly the way you want it. The video tutorials will simplify the process for you.
  3. Uptime TOS
    The VPS provides a 99.9% uptime guarantee. In addition, you will receive regular cloud backups free of charge. This means that your VPS hosted websites will always be available for your website visitors and customers any time of day or night.
  4. Money back guarantee
    in addition to the 20 percent discount offered for the first month on any of the VPS hosting plans, you also get an unconditional money back guarantee for the first month. So if you are not satisfied with the service, you can tell iPower and your money will be refunded.

Comparison with Hostgator VPS hosting.

Here are some highlights from the comparison we made between iPower.com and Hostgator.com VPS hosting.

  1. Hostgator has 5 VPS hosting plans and with higher price tags.
  2. The cheapest VPS hosting plan from Hostgator cost $19.95 per month but it has a 0.5 core CPU and 512 MB RAM which is not adequate if you need to run multiple scripts on your server.
  3. Hostgator provides free site building tools and many website templates which iPower VPS does not yet provide.
  4. More of Hostgator VPS review can be found in here.

Why you should choose iPower VPS?

The VPS plans from iPower give you very high performance at lower and more affordable prices. They offer you guaranteed access to the exact amount of memory provided and they are equipped with high-speed mirrored storage. Your website and other online business activities will have adequate room to grow and you can change your plan and increase your server capacity. Migration to higher plans is seamless and you will receive instant access to additional server resources. The customer service is excellent and you can try the hosting plans risk-free since there is a 30-day money back guarantee.

iPower hosting review and comparison with Bluehost

iPower.com is a website that deals with domain names and web hosting. It offers a variety of products and services available upon your request. One such feature is the optimized WordPress web hosting. It is offered at two prices, $3.75 for starter edition and $6.95 for professional users per month. Now we will discuss some features and services offered and we will compare these with features from other competitors such as Bluehost.

Why choose iPower hosting?

They were formed in 2001 and is predominantly used by individuals and small businesses or companies. Bluehost, on the other hand, was formed in 1996. This means that Bluehost has a greater experience in years. Bluehost additionally has over 1.9 million domains on its name.

Comparing this to these rival sites that offer similar products such as Bluehost, they offer some additional website solutions such as security socket layer (SSL) Certificate, Microsoft Exchange, search markets, and some other less important features. These solutions are efficient and usable, but Bluehost offers additional ways to address these solutions. Overall, they are better than Bluehost in features. more

Our iPower speed test and response time (actual site)

iPower speed test on actual hosted website.

With our own web hosting account hosted with iPower.com, we are able to test and check their shared hosting speed or performance. This is really simple, we can put any customer website on test and know the actual server download time in real life. This year 2014 is the 6th year we are hosting with them and the last year we are using their service. Right before we terminate the service, we are here to check on their website speed performance for the last time.

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iPower speed test is available here.

For pro shared hosting service, their speed rating is good and not bad after all. With our website used as testing ground, it shows an average loading time of 130 KB per second. Everything including graphic and design can be downloaded within less than three seconds.

We know this server speed performance is very similar to what Powweb and Fatcow have to offer. They both show an average loading speed of 130 KB per second. And why choose this web hosting and not the others? Simple because the performance is similar and the price is much lower, yes we are only paying $3.25 if choosing this web host.

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iPower speed and performance review.

Nothing is worst than having a slow loading website. Imagine having your visitors first found your site and click on the link, but what he is getting is endless waiting time and the site can’t be loaded at all or just partially loaded. This is even worst if the site is showing server error or can’t be served after all. This is the worst it can get and for this we strictly look for a good web host that have the best to offer and their site must be loading in acceptable time. Shared hosting that is not well managed is tend to be abuse or overloaded in certain time, this usually causes server delay or no response at all. And when checking a website for speed rating, we know what to check for and what to look for. Anything found in our radar will be quickly identified for sure. This review website is hosted with them, and you are welcomed to put a test on this site to find out its speed and performance.

Our iPower uptime and availability (actual site)

iPower uptime is really good.

Our website is hosted with their pro plan and uptime has been recorded for many years. And this hosted site is the proof of what they have to offer. Give them a try and use this review site as a demo test run. And remember to checkout our website availability stat to find out the real truth about their service uptime. They have 3 shared hosting plans, and the one we are using is the unlimited pro plan that comes with unlimited domains. And we are using this service from 2007 to 2012.

See the following website uptime statistic report which we have been captured since 2007. They had scored 99.827% in average and that is truly impressive. Not many shared hosting services are able to deliver this or even making this possible. For very small service fees, we are able to get this remarkable performance from here.

Can this iPower uptime be any better?

Anyone looking for a much better website uptime percentage than this should be upgrading to VPS or dedicated server plan. Shared hosting is still a shared environment and there are hundred if not thousand of websites hosted in one server. A more specialized VPS with clustering will definitely improve on this and the private server is the most ultimate solution for any scale. All these web hosting products are now available here too. You can subscribe to any of these upgrade options, migrate over and start getting a more superior website availability rate.

iPower uptime 2012

iPower vDeck and Simplescripts installer

How to login iPower vDeck control panel?

Login from the official homepage website and you’ll get to this vDeck control panel. This vDeck is a professional all-in-one control panel and it’s reliable and never failed us. If asked to choose between vDeck and cPanel, we will select this for sure. This is not a basic version or strip down version that lacking features, this is the complete full featured control panel and we love it.

  1. Go to http://www.ipower.com/
  2. Enter your account username and password.
  3. On successful login, you will now arrive at vDeck main page as following.

vDeck control panel

iPower vDeck control panel and software review.

Within this control panel page, we can choose to switch to any available PHP version. Use the CGI and scripting language, go to PHP scripting configuration and select from any version available, this including version 4, 5.2 and 5.3 as well. After confirmed the selection we can set it and apply the changes to server. There is no delay or waiting and we can instantly run website scripts that require the newest version to run.

iPower Simplescripts installer review.

This latest Simplescripts is a new tool that provides nearly 100+ open-source software inside We’ve been using this Simplescripts and simply love it. Comparing with older Fantastico, this is one generation ahead. There is no bug or error found inside this new installer tool. Comparing to the previous Fantastico that is still buggy, we love this new one-click installer apps.

Simplescripts 1-click installer

iPower SSL certificate price review.

What is the best SSL certificate pricing? It is priced at $29.95 per year and anyone ordering this private SSL certificate can choose the domain to apply to, and technical personal will install this for you. For limited time, this SSL offer price is now 50% in discount and any business website are advice to get this.

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iPower’s domain privacy protection.

For all your domain name that is registered via iPower.com can be protected with domain protection. If this is your domain registrar, here is the domain privacy protection available. Price start from $9.95 per year only for the classic domains. For specific geographic domains and premium domains, the pricing can be higher.

Domain privacy registration

iPower coupon 60% and $3.25/mo (use this signup link)

What is the best iPower coupon for 2014?

Their web hosting is available with up to 60% discount. Their price is now the cheapest at $3.25/mo only. This Pro-plan is a comprehensive and supports unlimited websites and domains at no extra cost. Don’t signup directly via their official website, that will mean paying $3.95/mo for the same plan. Choose to use our coupon-code link here and we will make it $3.25/mo for you. This is exclusive offer and only valid here. And this code is valid for those activated the following discount link.

$3.25 offer price

iPower coupon price comparison.

They are now introducing the lowest offer ever? Regularly it is $8.49/mo and now it is with over 60% in saving. This is a huge percentage and why are they offering this is due to strong competition off-course. We can name a few web hosts and compare their lowest pricing here, the picture will be clearer. Here are some of the top website-hosting companies and their promotion:

Having a 60%-off is not odd after all. They are allowing first time customer to enjoy lower price via special introductory offer. And that is usually how web hosts are promoting their hosting plans; they are encouraging more users to signup and use their services by giving them initial discount. This is a common marketing practice and the better their promotion is, the more customers will come to them. When one web-host company is introducing a new lowest point, this usually means they have pool of web servers available to be filled up and they want to get them quick. This is the ideal time to signup with them and gets an empty seat. Don’t wait until all seats already taken out and there is not much remaining. This is something like an early bird deal and first come first serve.

iPower coupon for annual plan promotion.

They are great in many ways and they keep making it better. With the new signup page being introduce this year 2014, here is what it looks like. After choosing a free domain name, we are here choosing the term duration. The options available are:

  • Choose 1-year and cost $4.25/month. Total is $51.
  • Choose 2-years and cost $3.25/month. Total is $78.
  • Choose 3-years and cost $3.25/month. Total is $117 (most recommended).

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iPower coupon on WordPress hosting.

They are now introducing the all new plan and their introductory offer price is just $3.00. This is much more affordable and cheaper compare to any other. This is even cheaper compare to their conventional unlimited-plan that currently selling for $3.25/month.

They claimed this optimized service will allow your blog to perform faster and expect to see near 60% in overall speed improvement. There is integrated themes and plug-in for your blog and together with malware protection and removal tool being integrated. And the best part is this WordPress plan is now in sales and new customer can grab this for only $3.00/mo. Absolutely no promo code or expiry date.

Wordpress hosting promo

iPower coupon on free trial and one cent deal.

The biggest promotion is now here. Their Pro-plan is now only $0.01 for the first month and $4.95 after (regular renewal price). This is the biggest ever and valid for first 30-days only. They called this penny-hosting and it only cost you one penny to get started. Absolutely no coupon-code to remember, choose to buy during promotion period to automatically entitle. This one cent promo includes unlimited storage, transfer, and domain names. Following is the homepage showing their penny-hosting promotion.

One cent promo

iPower promotion on search engine marketing service.

They also have various addon products with great offer too. We spotted this search engine optimization service from them currently offering at $299 one-time charge. This simple SEO service will help your website get listed in Google, Yahoo and Bing search and getting natural traffic. This will help to generate sustainable website traffic for long term. As you already know, search engine traffic is free and absolutely no cost involved. Once your website gets a good ranking, it will receive significant amount of web traffic and real customer that buy your products and spend money in your website. All these are website search engine ranking benefits and should be considered.

SEO marketing service

Free toll-free number.

A real good professional web-hosting company should be doing all their thinking and made their service plan better for businesses. This including having the better hardware and software. When reviewing them, we look into all specification and search on their free gifts or addon products that will help business to grow and prosper. This is one web-hosting company that keep improving their products and offers more than what their users can ever imagine. For this year, we see they are now coupling this new free toll-free number into their professional plan. This mean your business can now be reached via online website and toll-free phone number. There is no monthly fee in this and there is no equipment require. It also includes auto-receptionist and easy management application. There is 100 free minutes included free inside this phone number too.

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iPower’s offbeat online treasure contest.

They offer free holiday gift. There is an online treasure contest during this memorable holiday. Check out their offbeat online treasure chest. They got some holiday gift ideas to your friends and your family. Choose this web-hosting company and get entitle to take part in this contest.

Online treasure chest

iPower affiliate program is paying big commission

At above, we have various coupons and discounts price for new and existing customers. Almost everything is available with special offer price and at least we found a way to get it. All those will help to cut your bill by half and even lower. If you are ready to get even better, there is one last thing to do here and that is signup with their affiliate program and starts referring new customer to them and makes a good $100 per sales.

iPower affiliate program payout rate is great.

They are paying $100 for shared and VPS customers. And even more for dedicated hosting if you are able to send them over. Following is the affiliate program commission table:

  • Shared hosting sale is with $100 commission.
  • VPS hosting sale is with $100 commission.
  • Dedicated server hosting is with $150 commission.

Affiliate payout commission table

Why join iPower affiliate program?

When choosing the best affiliate program to join, the first thing to consider is the product popularity and the conversion rate. For instant, its easier to promote a famous brand name rather than promoting something totally new and no one have ever heard off. This web hosting company for example is one of the most popular and they have been around for over 10 years. This is partner program is being offered since then and they are well known.

Besides popularity, another obvious advantage is the higher commission rate and they really offers up to $150 per sales. They pay in US dollars every month on time, and they are have track record on this. There is no late payment as from our experience.