For remote hosting of your Web site, iPowerWeb gives you almost everything you need with its Business Pro and Windows Pro packages. Unfortunately, the site's design tools are buggy, and its tech support is mediocre at best. iPowerWeb is not for newbies or anyone who needs help building or managing a site; those users should look to user-friendly Web hosts such as Yahoo or EarthLink instead. That said, savvy Netizens will appreciate the overall bang iPowerWeb gives for the buck.
iPowerWeb prices its services based on the length of a contract. For example, a 12-month contract is $7.95 per month and buys you 3GB of storage and 50GB of bandwidth, along with 500 e-mail in-boxes, a free domain name with five subdomains, and a mess of e-commerce and database tools. A 24-month contract costs $6.95 per month for the same package. For Windows Server hosting, the prices are $9.95 per month with a 12-month contract and $8.95 per month with a 24-month contract. With all of these services, you also get detailed statistics and lots of help with promoting your site, such as submitting it to search engines. Many à la carte services, such as extra domain names or a dedicated server, are available for a few dollars more.
|Business Pro||Windows Pro|
|Domain registration included||Yes||Yes|
|Data transfer per month||50GB||50GB|
|Phone and e-mail support||Telephone support; e-mail||Telephone support; e-mail|
* The example price above is based on a 12-month contract. The iPowerWeb rate varies by terms of contract service; for example, a 3-month Business Pro contract runs $9.95 plus a $30 setup fee.