IX Web hosting is one of the top 10 hosting companies in us, in terms of size. According to third party estimates, they host over 494,000 domains. They own over 1% of US market share. They also have a sister company named Host Excellence, which offers packages similar to ix web hosting.
With plans starting from $3.95 per month, they offer excellent value for money. Available in both Linux and Windows hosting, IX Web Hosting is a good choice for hobby, entertainment sites and small business web sites.
IX Web Hosting Features Review
They provide nearly everything needed for a business website. They use H-Sphere control panel, which is good. H-Sphere is not as popular as cPanel but it is simple, easy to use and does almost everything needed for a normal website. Firewall Protection, Spam filtering, Website Templates etc. are standard with all packages. Also, they offer free domain names with all plans.
All the plans come with unlimited space and bandwidth. The major difference among them is the number of IP address provided. For multiple sites hosting, from SEO point of view it is good to have different IP addresses. So webmasters who want to host multiple sites may find “Business Plus” hosting very helpful.
All the 8 IP address will most probably be from different class “C” even though IX doesn’t guarantee it. Having 8 different class C IP’s is great news for webmasters who want to link their sites and transfer the PR. Most hosts who offer unlimited/large number of add-on domains, doesn’t provide different IP for each domains.
IX Web Hosting Coupon
They offer 10% discount on the billing amount amount if you go through a secret link before signing up.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the secret Link.
IX Web Hosting Performance Review
IX Web hosting offers reasonably good performance. Their uptime as verified by our test account has been poor during August 2008 – October 2008. But it has been steadily improving from the second half of October 2008 and is looking really good these days.
We have been monitoring our site hosted with IX, using a third party service provider. Screen shot below shows the uptime details for the year 2008.
IX Web Hosting Price Value
IX Web hosting is definitely cheap, with offers starting from $3.95. They also allow multiple domains in same account. This is pretty useful for webmaster with many sites.
IX Web Hosting Support Review
IX Web offer toll free(US only) 24/7 support lines, support chat and support tickets. Toll free lines could have waiting time of up to 30 mts., which is not really that bad. They do reply to support tickets in time as well. Even though the support is fast, there has been reports that the support technicians are sometimes not very competitive. Probably this is not the case always, but there are reports of support tickets not giving the exact information requested. We must add, these kind of things happens for almost every host and sometimes only the bad things get reported.
After you finish with a new iWeb site, you can publish your site by using third party Web host (I use IX WebHosting plans start at $3.95 a mo).
You specify where your iWeb site will be published from the Site Properties screen. Click the site name in the Site Organizer to display the Publish To pop-up menu. iWeb offers the following publishing options:
Choose where to publish your site.
Publish to MobileMe: This is no longer an option (I use IX WebHosting plans start at $3.95 a mo).
Publish to FTP Server: This publishing option provides you with a completely different collection of settings on the Site Properties screen. You’ll need to furnish iWeb with your Web server’s FTP settings (which should be furnished to you by the host) and your site’s address (or URL).
Publish to a Local Folder: The final publishing option creates a folder on your hard drive that contains all the files to display your Web site. Once again, you must supply the site URL as it will appear on the Internet after you copy or upload the site files to the server. This option allows you access the the HTML files incase you want to add code like, Google Analytics
After you’ve set the type of publishing the site will use, it’s time to take care of business! Click the site to select it in the Site Organizer and then click the Publish Site button on the toolbar. The application takes care of everything else, automatically uploading all pages and media (if you chose the FTP publishing) or saving them on your hard drive (if you chose the Local Folder option).
In a hurry? You can elect to publish just the changes necessary to update your site: Instead of clicking the Publish Site button on the toolbar, click the File menu and choose Publish Site Changes.
In 1999 we began supporting our first hosting customers on a server in someone’s living room, and since then we have grown into a company with over 110,000 clients hosting over 470,000 sites with us. What does this mean for you? Not only do we know what we’re doing, but you’re not going to have to worry about changing hosting companies because we’re not going anywhere.
Personal Customer Support
At IX we decided that we wanted to provide the best and most exceptional customer support in the industry. That is why we developed a company wide philosophy to provide a unique and personalized customer support experience. This is how our Personal Support Rep program was born.
Every webhost offers a 30-day money back guarantee and many also offer an anytime money back guarantee, but who offers completely free hosting? We do. For a full week, you can kick the tires, take her out for a spin, and see how she handles in the straights – for no charge. Seriously. We won’t charge your card until after the 7 day trial period, and if you cancel before it’s up – you will never be billed. No fighting for refunds, no fine print.
The success of a hosting company largely depends on whether they are able to keep their customers’ websites online and accessible to the web. But 99.9% website uptime is really just one one of those phrases you hear hosting companies throw around, but not define in real terms. We have a Tier 3 n +1 redundant data center that keeps your site up the maximum amount of time.
With our database of over 110,000 customers, joining IX Web Hosting means that you become the newest member of an experienced and interactive community. With the help of social media such as twitter, blogs, facebook, a technical status blog and online Success Tools that include step by step video tutorials.
Here is an answer to a recent question I received.
Just want to let you know I really like your site and what you have done with the WowSlider. I found you through the Apple forum and I’ve checked out some of your other work- very creative!!
I’m wondering if you might be able to point me in the right direction for how to use iWeb (’09 version) with wow slider. I still publish to Mobile Me which will change obviously in June – but for now, I would love add it to my site but I can’t get it to work. I have tried following the instructions from wow slider but I get tripped up when it comes to publishing – since I use mobile I’m not sure how to get it to work. I tried putting it in my disc folders per some of the suggestions I’ve seen on the Apple forums and in some articles – but so far no luck in getting it to work (I feel like an idiot cause I can’t figure it out!!). Since I really like how it looks on your site, I figure I’d come right to the source and ask how you did it!!
I appreciate your time and would welcome any ideas at your convenience. Thanks for the inspiration and I wish you the best in your next endeavor— which I look forward to seeing – whatever that may be!
In my case I uploaded a folder called “slideshow” to my server resulting in a page like this ” http://jeffnitschke.com/slideshow/ ” then I used the view source menu to see the html code & then selected all the text “command A on the keyboard”, copied, & pasted the code into a new text edit document “just because it is easier to read & edit then in the little snippet window in iWeb” then anywhere you have a href=” or src=”
you will need to add your mobileme info something like this ” <link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” http://web.me.com/MMeUsername/slideshow/engine1/style.css” media=”screen” />”
Hope this helps you out. For web hosting I use IX Webhosting they offer lots of 1 click installs like this wordpress blog and have excellent customer service. Their “expert plan” starts at just $3.95 a month and allows for unlimited domains & email address and also comes with 2 dedicated IP address’s. All plans also have unlimited disk space, data transfer, & bandwidth.
I use IX Webhosting they offer lots of 1 click installs like this wordpress blog and have excellent customer service. Their “expert plan” starts at just $3.95 a month and allows for unlimited domains & email address and also comes with 2 dedicated IP address’s. All plans also have unlimited disk space, data transfer, & bandwidth.