When iPage dropped off the radar in 2010 after some poor business decisions, all hope seemed lost for the small company and its founder, Thomas Gorney. However, Gorney decided that he hadn't been running the company since 1998 just to see it fail. After major business restructuring and reassessing, the company made a miraculous comeback and maintains a high level of popularity today, especially amongst those with small businesses. This heightened level of attention comes from the fact that iPage itself is a small business, and they want to help those going through the hard period of opening a business. On top of catering to small businesses, iPage has expanded to provide to those with blogs, as well. They offer the best resources on the internet to make sure that you can get the best design and usability. Overall, their primary focus is you.
Customer service is offered all hours of every day for iPage customers. They make it a priority to answer your questions, which is just one of the many ways they show that they care. Live chat and phone calls are the two most commonly used forms of contacting customer service. Additionally, they offer a 30-day money back guarantee, as well as tons of tutorials on their website for how to create a variety of different sites with different purposes, including online blogs and stores. This all reflects their motto and promise to their customers: "Every decision is driven by not just an honest respect, but also the overall desire to ensure that the best possible experience is delivered at every turn, to employee and customer alike." If you've decided to give iPage a shot, the web hosting package is most likely the one for you.
"Essentials" is the title that iPage assigned to their only shared hosting package, and it comes with just that. It's only $1.99 per month for the first year and has everything that you could ever need. VPS and dedicated options are also available, but more than likely won't work as well for your site as the shared. An unlimited amount of free domain registrations, disk and storage space, MySQL databases, and email accounts are just a few of the options that come standard with every package. Essentials comes with access to Weebly, one of the best web creation tools on the net. If you're not familiar with Weebly, there's also an option that comes with WordPress instead, which is more popular and works best for those operating blogs. This list of features just begins to express the amount of thought that iPage has put into Essentials.
Accompanying the features listed above are many more, including advertising stipends. Advertising is the best way of gaining popularity on your site and becoming famous. iPage knows this, so they've decided to include a $100 certificate for Google AdWords and another one for advertising space on Bing. Paying for the first full year wouldn't even come close to the dollar amount that these two certificates offer. To even further your popularity, iPage includes a free yellowpages listing for your business and a toll-free number for visitors or customers to reach you. It's important to keep track of how well your site is doing, and iPage knows that. Therefore, they've come up with a way to visually represent a variety of statistics about your site's popularity and success and offer those at no extra cost. If your site is an online store, they've perfected PayPal integration so that you can have it on your site with just a click of a button. This list just begins to brush the surface of everything that iPage has to offer.