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IPower
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6 reviews 3.00 of 5
IPower is owned by the notorious Endurance International Group (EIG) in North American. As other brands owned by EIG, IPower invests more on polishing itself by over advertising and website visual design. The nightmare of every customer starts from signing up contract. It includes buggy and unreliable control panel, insecure web hosting environment, poor web server performance and bad network bandwidth by overselling, and slow technical support response time. Your refund request by the impatience may not be approved although you're still in their money back guarantee or you will be charged with additional fees like domain name registration or setup fee. Eventually, you may only get 50% money of your paid. Yes, it's possible to hire a lawyer to accuse them in the case, will you?

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6 User Reviews
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IPower Overall Review 1.00 of 5

This is a very trick web hosting package. It's high competitive apparently as it provides a free domain name and unlimited website hosting. But in fact, IPower has very bad reputation on its reliability, security and web server performance in the industry. Their control panel vDesk is not easy to use and buggy. The only reason why they don’t choose the well-known cPanel is that they always save cost on the infrastructure to user experience but more focusing on over advertising. It’s cheap but not the choice for building a sustainable website.

IPower Performance Review 1.00 of 5

IPower guarantees 99.9% hosting uptime but out tested result is far behind that. When we talked with their technical support for many times, the only answer is "that's caused by your website software". And they usually “friendly” provide us some tips for the improvement. It’s definitely not true that the same testing website runs stable in other web hosts but not working well in IPower. And another IPower suck is the poor web server performance at the peak time that it usually takes 10 seconds to load a WordPress home page without many images and content. They may sell the hosting account depending on the server CPU/memory usage at free time.

IPower Control Panel Review 1.00 of 5

The control panel of IPower is vDesk which is notorious and only used by EIG in the industry! No user is used for this control panel as the standard control panel in the Linux web hosting industry is cPanel. vDesk is definitely not easy to get started and it’s bugging. You may often encounter any kinds of unknown problems and waste your time to repeat. It’s the evidence that IPower likes to save money from infrastructure investment but not take the customer’s feeling as highest priority.

IPower Technical Support Review 1.00 of 5

It’s easy to confirm with the quality of IPower technical support by yourself. Talk with them through the live chat and telephone you can know everything. Their technical staff is not trained well. English is not my mother language but I had nearly 10-year experience working with international colleagues. My English is proven enough for verbal communication. When I talked with one of their staff on phone and asked him to speak slower and avoid spoken, their staff just asked me to hang off and contact with them through the live chat. He was busy and it's wasting his time. I never saw so rude customer support anywhere else. For the feeling of myself, this is worst technical support and customer service at all.
  • Tmalouli from United Arab Emirates
    submitted on Oct 03, 2015
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    doesn't recommend web hosting

    This is the worst Hosting Provider ever. Lousy support. Very slow in responding to requests and dealing with issues. Impervious to clients' interests or feelings. They simply disabled my website. I contacted their support and they replied that there is a so-called file on my website responsible for bulk emailing !!!!!!!!!!! Which is absolutely incorrect. Despite that, I deleted the alleged criminal file and informed them and they promised to bring the website online soon. It has been 12 hours now and they still have not dealt with this issue and the site is still down! I am pulling my hair here! Do not even think about using their services.

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  • Anica from Englewood, Colorado, United States
    submitted on Apr 17, 2014
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    We hosted streaming video and songs on our label's site with BlueHost. From the very beginning to the end, no issues have ever made me upset because their support team representatives are incredibly helpful. With their professional guidance, we successful run our site in the end. Thanks very much.

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  • Tom from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    submitted on Sep 11, 2013
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    I love iPage! They offer 1-click WordPress installer which automates the site installation without the trouble of manual installation. I am going to stick with this host for a long time because the experience with them is really good. For these years, I have no complaints at all!

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  • Ramona from United States
    submitted on Oct 09, 2011
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    doesn't recommend web hosting

    It's just wasting my time on using ipower. Their technical support cannot address the issues directly and it always needs days to resolve my problems. It's a frustrated hosting company. As a user hosted with them for four months then gave it up, I highly recommend you keeping them away.

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  • Carl Bass from Eichstätt, Bayern, Germany
    submitted on Sep 07, 2011
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    doesn't recommend web hosting

    This is the worst plan in my past 7 years. My sites was down four times in last week and it's been off for nearly half a day totally. Their advertised 99.9% uptime is just a shit. Keep away.

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  • Victor from Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
    submitted on Jun 26, 2011
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    My service with ipower has been no problem by now. I have been with their unlimited plan for 8 months. The price is lower than the average of the economic hosting plans. But I still have concerns about their customer support. I have called them twice so far. It looks their people are not experienced on technology specially lack of skills on perl scripts.

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