IX Web Hosting

Linux and Windows Hosting Packages Starting at $4.95 per month


Linux Web Hosting Packages - $4.95 per month - $6.99 per month - $12.99 per month
Web Space 20 GB 60 GB no limit
Monthly Transfer 250 GB 500 GB 1,000 GB
mySQL Databases 0 50 100
Domain Registration 1 included - 2 static IP addresses 3 included - 6 static IP addresses 5 included - 10 static IP addresses
E-mail Accounts 2,500 1,000 no limit

All plans have a set-up fee of $30, but this is waived if you prepay for 1 year of service. 10% off and free set-up if you prepay for 2 years of service.


 
Windows Web Hosting Packages - $8.95 per month - $14.95 per month
Web Space 60 GB no limit
Monthly Transfer 500 GB 1,000 GB
mySQL Databases 50 + 50 PostgreSQL + 50 MS SQL 100 + 100 PostgreSQL + 100 MS SQL
Domain Registration 3 included - 6 static IP addresses 5 included - 10 static IP addresses
E-mail Accounts no limit no limit



IX Webhosting offers great website hosting plans for businesses of all sizes. Their hosting plans start at $4.95 and their top hosting package is $59.99 per month. This is for Linux web hosting. They offer a plan that will work for almost any website hosting needs. They also offer Windows hosting, however we only tested their Linux hosting packages.

IX Webhosting uses the H-Sphere web based control panel which offers you full control of the most commonly used features. They also provide full DNS control for your sites. We prefer the C-Panel control panel over the H-Sphere control panel, however the H-Sphere panel does offer features not found in C-Panel.

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The downside of IX Webhosting is reliability. We experienced numerous outages while using their service. The most common service to go down was e-mail, however we encountered MySQL failures, as well as complete service failures. In their defense, they did offer us a service credit for our downtime.

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Overall, IX Webhosting is a good choice for small businesses who want a feature rich hosting package at a very low cost. We also recommend this for companies with multiple domain names that they want to manage in one place. We rate IX Webhosting 3.5 stars out of 5.

Positive Factors:

Gives you a static IP address for you domain (a major plus for search engine optimization)
Affordable to host multiple domains
H-Sphere panel contains needed functions
Can access the MySQL database server through outside software
Allows for a default install of osCommerce

Negative Factors:

Does not include awStats with the control panel
Has had some reliability issues in the past, but over the last 6 months, we have had no downtime