The Ultra Competitive Web Hosting Arena


I am fairly satisfied with the quality of the web host iPage. They always have exceptionally low promotional offers sometimes as low as $2.99 per month for the next 3 years. Their page loads can be a little slow, but they are very reliable and inexpensive. Also understand that slow page loads can also be caused by bad HTML code or a poor CMS(content management system like WordPress for example). You do have to pay a little extra for domain name guarantees, but I think that is universal to all web hosting entities such as HostGator, BlueHost, FatCow, justhost, hostmonster, netfirms, dotster, ehost, ipower, entryhost, and purehost.

To show you how ultracompetitive the web hosting arena is, I was automatically routed to the live chat you see below. Rosie,employed by WhoIsHostingThis?, was either the bot or human I was chatting with. After a few Web Hosting questions, I still was not certain whether I was chatting with a human or some AI algorithm. I asked “her” what is the smallest state in the United States? It took around 1 minute for a reply as though a human was either googling or some sort of database lookup was being invoked to determine that Rhode Island was the answer.

One of the reasons web hosting is so almost cut throat competitive is that all the web hosting companies know that once you sign off, it is a big hassle to switch to another web host. That is why it is important to save your precious content in the event that your web host performance starts to fall off and you want to switch web hosting companies.

Oh BTW, Rosie recommended the unfamiliar as you can see from the screenshot below.

Chat session with WhoIsHostingThis Representative
Chat session with WhoIsHostingThis Representative



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  1. I used Ipage for three years with few problems other them being down a little more frequently than their advertised down time percentage. Both Bluehost and Hostmonster have very low downtime percentages and ultra fast page load times. They automatically strip out or remove the JavaScript that slows down throughput. Their backup protocol is seamless and file restorations are executed by account holders requiring no technical expertise or interaction with customer support staff. They are a tad more pricey, but the minute amount more you have to pay is easily worth it. They will NEVER automaticity shut your site down due to malware or viruses like Ipage does. Hostmonster has way of isolating attacks and quarantining with only a little slow down in your web sites performance to the point very few of your customers would know anything is wrong.

    This is much superior to Ipage who will just gestapo like shut down your site and it could be an hour before you noticed it and then have to spend 30 minutes on phone with service rep while your customers are getting page not found and 404 errors.

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