IX Web Hosting was started by a group of like-minded individuals in 1999 with a passion for the internet. With no premises for dedicated servers, one of the group’s living rooms became the home for IX’s first server and it has all been progress from there. Now IX Web Hosting have become a company with more than 100,000 clients with almost 500,000 websites spread across a data centre in Columbus (OH) of 11,000 sq ft.
As a result of the humble beginnings of IX Web Hosting, the company is still very much a personable and friendly service. Whilst they’re rapidly expanding and becoming a big player in the hosting market, IX Web Hosting are managing to compete with all the big fish whilst still maintaining the quality aspects of a start-up.
|Techie Features||Marketing & Bonus Features|
|Unlimited Disk Space||Discussion Forums|
|Unlimited Bandwidth||Site Studio Site Builder|
|Unlimited Domains||WordPress Support|
|Full FTP Access||Website Statistics|
|Unlimited MySQL||Free Dedicated IP Addres|
|Bespoke IX Control Panel||Free Shared SSL Certificate|
|Unlimited Email Accounts||e-Commerce Support|
|99.99% Uptime Guarantee||Free 7 Day Trial|
IX Web Hosting’s entry level product is called the ‘Expert Plan.’ Within this package, a subscriber will be gifted with Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth and Unlimited Domains. Compatible with Apple, Windows and Linux; the Expert Plan comes with a 1GB Database, 2 Free Dedicated IP Addresses and 2,500 Email Accounts with 2GB Disk Space. With full scripting control (PHP 5, Perl, Ruby on Rails etc.) and Custom CRON Jobs; the Expert Plan is certainly a heavy hitter when it comes to starter packages. With a 7-Day Free Trial and a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, it’s incredible value wherever you are on the hosting ladder.
The middle-level hosting plan from IX is called ‘Business Plus.’ Maintaining the Unlimited features of the Expert Plan, it builds upon those by increasing the database size to 5GB, adding an extra Dedicated IP Address and offering 5GB of Email Storage. IX Web Hosting’s Premium Product, ‘Unlimited Pro’ is their stand out package. 15 Dedicated IP Addresses are available, along with Unlimited Email Accounts and Unlimited MY SQL accounts accessing a 10GB Database.
For those with more on their plate, IX Web Hosting also offers Linux VPS Hosting with up to 8x CPU Cores, 2048MB RAM, 2000GB Data Transfer and 100GB Storage. If you need hosting on the Cloud, IX also has products which boast up to 4x CPU Cores, 4GB RAM, 1500GB transfer and 150GB Storage.
IX Web Hosting are very price competitive across the entire range, with their starter plan currently priced at just £2.60 per month. Considering it gives you access to a wealth of Unlimited and Unrestricted features, it stands for incredible value. This economy extends across the board with their most expensive shared hosting package still only costing £5.20 per month.
During the checkout process, Free Domain Privacy, Free SSLs & Domain Discounts are available at the tick of a box; but be aware that this comes with a paid subscription to Domain Club. Other than that offer, which you might be interested in anyway, the checkout is very transparent and there are no hidden fees.
IX Web Hosting’s support infrastructure is one of the best on the market, born from the beginnings of living room servers! Everything feels very personal and dedicated, across all channels including Email, Phone Support, Online Chat, Support Tickets, Manuals, Video Tutorials, FAQs and more. Certainly one of the most in-depth support centres available, it’s also incredibly responsive, wait time is short and staff are both expert and polite.
IX Web Hosting offer a 7 Day Free Trial across their entire shared hosting range, allowing you to gain valuable and cost-free insight into whether you’re choosing the right product. Couple this with a 99.99% uptime guarantee and a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, you’d be hard pressed to find more reliability in this price bracket. IX’s redundant data centre keeps everything online for the maximum time possible and also keeps an extra back up immune to power or network failure.
Whilst some users may baulk at the idea of using a bespoke control panel, IX’s interface is very clean and intuitive. It will feel very familiar to users of Windows and cPanel, with a straightforward and icon-navigable window controlling all account function. The support centre is all offered on one page of the website, accessible very easily and the entire website itself is very user-friendly; offering simple and easy operation.
IX Web Hosting have managed to remember their humble beginnings even now they’ve become an international powerhouse in the hosting game. With low prices, high features and unrivalled service; you’d struggle to find a more suitable shared hosting provider on the market.