iPowerWeb review: iPowerWeb

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.6
  • Installation and interface: 6.0
  • Features: 9.0
  • Service and support: 5.0

Average User Rating

0.5 stars 2 user reviews
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The Good Generous storage and bandwidth at a low price; 500 POP and Web-mail accounts; e-commerce options standard; quick site backup; supports CGI, PHP, and FrontPage extensions; lots of site statistics.

The Bad Site-building software is buggy; design templates are limited; long waits for minimal support.

The Bottom Line iPowerWeb offers an amazing number of features for an amazing price, but you're on your own when it comes to Web design or technical help.

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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.

iPowerWeb
Business Pro Windows Pro
Setup fee Free Free
Monthly fee $7.95* $9.95
Domain registration included Yes Yes
Subdomains 5 n/a
E-mail accounts 500 500
Data transfer per month 50GB 50GB
Disk space 3GB 1GB
FTP access Yes Yes
Site backups Yes Yes
Phone and e-mail support Telephone support; e-mail Telephone support; e-mail

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iPowerWeb

Part Number: SERVIPOWERWEB

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