IX Web Hosting Review

 

IX Web Hosting is another older company, founded in 1999. They run a little more expensive than other hosting companies, in exchange for more monitoring and support of their servers. They also offer a specific web hosting control panel to monitor your servers whenever you want that integrates fully with cPanel. IX Web Hosting also offers unlimited domains, bandwidth, email and disk space for all of its plans, and full hosting support across phone, email, live chat, and a ticket center.

For less experienced users, they offer the standard drag-and-drop website builder tools, as well as popular applications like WordPress and Joomla!. In addition to these, they employ a team of designers to offer help and suggestions whenever you want.

For the security conscious, IX Web Hosting offers a range of benefits, like 24/7 admin coverage, they’re trustwave certified, eCommerce security, and McAfee is used to test daily for any problems.

Prices starting at $3.95/Month

Features

  • Free site builder
  • Free control panel software for easy hosting management
  • Web, cloud, and VPS hosting
  • Windows-specific hosting plans
  • IX Web Hosting has their own data center

IX Who?

It is safe to assume that many of you have never heard of IX Web Hosting. However, since they first began in someones living room back in 1999 IX has grown to serve about 110,000 customers and host approximately 470,000 websites. Currently, their headquarters and data center are located in Columbus, OH.

Plans

IX Web Hosting offers three standard shared web hosting plans that will meet the needs of most individual users and small businesses.

Expert Plan – $3.95/Month

  • 1 Free IP Address, Up to 2 Available
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain
  • Unlimited Email Accounts

Unlimited Pro – $7.95/Month

  • 1 Free IP Address, Up to 15 Available
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 3 Free Domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • 24/7 Support

Business Plus – $7.95/Month

  • 1 Free IP Address, Up to 3 Available
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 2 Free Domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • 24/7 Support

Cloud Hosting

Another interesting feature offered by IX Web Hosting is their cloud hosting packages. Under these packages, you can not only host your website but also move your life either at work or home onto the cloud as well. This can allow you to create web based applications and integrate them into your business website to provide a seamless experience to both your customers and your employees.

Other Hosting Services

IX Web Hosting also offers other hosting services to help you no matter what your technology needs may be. This includes Windows hosting, which begins at $9.95 a month for those web administrators that simply must power their sites with Microsoft Windows. They also include VPS hosting starting at $54.95 per month for those users that really need a lot of processing power to power their web applications while keeping their site running fast and smooth regardless of the load.

Server Reliability and Speed

Like so many hosting providers, speed and reliability really is key. IX Web Hosting consistently makes the grade providing reliable servers that serve out pages to web visitors quickly. While they don’t really stick out among the crowd, you will find them the perfect choice for hosting a website of almost any size.

Customer Support

When you have a problem with your website, you know you need to get it fixed quickly otherwise visitors may not be able to access your site causing you to lose money. While IX Web Hosting doesn’t provide the same service to their subscribers on the Expert Plan, all of the other plans have access to 24/7 customer support. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will help you fix whatever problem you may be experience as fast as humanly possible.

Other Offerings

One of the most interesting features you will receive if you sign up for IX Web Hosting is a unique IP Address. This is rarely found in the hosting business unless you are willing to pay a little extra for it each month. However, one free IP address is provided to each customer that is completely unique and not shared with anybody else. If you need more than one IP address, you can always purchase more for a small fee.

Final Thoughts

IX Web Hosting is the perfect choice for users who want to avoid EIG or gain access to some unique features not normally offered by many hosting providers. The ability to get a dedicated IP address for your site can be invaluable to you as your site grows but it isn’t always necessary for everyone’s website needs.

It’s user interface is a bit outdated and more difficult for the novice user to deal with, and there are a few limitations when installing software that you won’t find with other hosting providers. Still, they are a reliable and fast host with interesting features that will be a good match for more experienced users although a complete novice may have a more difficult time navigating the interface.

Prices starting at $3.95/Month

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