iWeb Editorial Review & Aggregated Reddit Reviews
I remember offering to maintain the school radio website which was built using iweb. Yup never again.
iWeb was my intro to websites. Good times.
I’m trying to keep it as simple as possible, that’s why I’m still with iWeb. I know the Plesk platform, I can handle simple updates, comfortable with SSH and honestly, I’ve had no issues, everything just works. But I’m trying to cut costs and I need a new server so I can update to Centos7 for HTTP/2.
The $164/month cost is basically nothing to what my website earns (plus it’s a tax write off), but I still dislike overpaying for anything.
Yea, I like the idea of having the support if needed but I can usually do most things myself; software updates, remote restarts, ssh/putty, etc. As long as they’re quick with hardware fixes and my site isn’t down for days then I’m ok with the little support they offer. I’ve been with iWeb since 2009 and never once had an issue with them, just sucks their prices are not competitive anymore.
I’ve been with iWeb for as long as I can remember. I hate to leave them because of their extremely awesome support and uptime but I feel $164/mo is too high and they don’t really have cheap prices.
iWeb provides server hosting since 1996. But it’s not trying to get stuck in the good old days. In fact, since 2013, the iWeb brand was bought by Internap, and now the company provides specialized server hosting, focused on serving the needs of large businesses and support enterprise applications.
But will it be able to keep up with the times?
We will learn about it from this iWeb overview.
iWeb Review: First Impressions
First, I was very impressed with the range of services available on iWeb. It offers high-tech products such as server clustering and hosted virtual machines.
There are also many ways to tailor your iWeb package, such as the “Quick Response” option, with enhanced support that you can add to any plan for an additional $49 per month. While each iWeb package comes with 24×7 phone support and ping monitoring, the update ensures that any critical service failures are eliminated within 15 minutes.
The number of iWeb hosting packages with server capacity is also immediately available to me.
For example, with dedicated iWeb hosting packages, you can get up to 256GB of DDR4 memory and 24 processor cores. That is very convenient, even for large businesses.
I have found that buying and configuring my iWeb server plan is a bit more complicated than other hosting providers, but remember that it is not designed for beginners, so you can’t count it on your fingers. Once the servers are running, it is clear that the hosting platform was extremely stable. I had no problems with downtime.
It’s also encouraging that a 30-day money-back guarantee protects your purchase. However, it should be noted that this involves a somewhat legalistic and complicated process.
iWeb Pricing Review
iWeb doesn’t just offer regular old hosting. Its packages are designed for advanced corporate users, and it provides an extensive range of services.
To make things simpler – let’s focus on three of the most popular types of hosting iWeb offers.
|Base Linux Cloud Hosting||Single Processor Dedicated Hosting||Dual Processor Dedicated Hosting||Dedicated Block Storage|
|Price per month||$0.06/hour or $43.80/month||$110/month||$310/month||$401/month|
|Processor Speed||N/A||2.4GHz to 3.5GHz||2.13GHz to 2.4GHz||3.5GHz|
|Customer Support||24/7 Live chat, ticket, phone and email||24/7 Live chat, ticket, phone and email||24/7 Live chat, ticket, phone and email||24/7 Live chat, ticket, phone and email|
The products offered by iWeb are designed for the corporate world.
As such, they are slightly more expensive than some alternatives. The company’s plans range from $43.80 to $401 per month, and this is only for the basic package available in each hosting category. You can make things much more expensive by choosing additional server capacity or hosting add-ons.
Please note that each of these plans is designed for different uses. For example, dedicated hosting plans will provide you with enough power to host critical applications safely. You can keep your data safe with an isolated backup (for an additional $130 per month).
By contrast, the cloud hosting service is built for developers (e.g., it’s cool that data processing time can be purchased hourly). That means that you can save money by paying for access to a powerful processor in small time slots.
Another unique service that iWeb offers is a dedicated block storage package. That is a highly available storage system that effectively extends the capacity of your existing cloud hosting server.
Although it costs $401 per month, for some corporate users, it can be essentially a cost-effective tool.
That is because your storage costs will be fixed in contrast with the cloud system, where usually, the more you download, the more you pay.
Overall, while this may seem expensive to private users, iWeb offers powerful tools that can reduce the overhead for corporate users at a price.
While browsing iWeb, I checked the performance of my site with Bitcatcha.
Well – the performance is almost adequate. But of course, dedicated servers handle many requests simultaneously and manage them the way you want. So, the performance will depend on how you manage the servers.
It’s just nice to know that the host won’t hold you too much.
iWeb Review Summary
The iWeb reviews note that this is not necessarily the ideal service for beginners, and I would repeat that statement.
It’s not the right service for beginners. However, for corporate users who choose iWeb, it should seem like a very useful service – the product range and the prices are quite good.
If you choose to subscribe to iWeb, take the time to set up your plan correctly, there are many more options! Given its rates, I would recommend that you also take a 30-day free trial of iWeb.
- Powerful and stable servers
- Good setting options
- It’s a good option for a company
- It’s hard to establish
- A little bit expensive
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v0.1.8.1 Business directory – content experiment to support b2b prospecting platform.
v0.1.6 GRIN tech affiliate program is live.
v0.1.5.3 GRIN jobs experiment started
v0.1.5.2 Working on cool in-house lead gen project - Art Director is preparing 100 picks of Business Cards in various niches.
v0.1.5.1 GRIN games emerged
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Among million other things we played with an idea of text-based games and the last piece that was missing was the story itself. So via in-house outreach platform we found two established writers that believed in the project and agreed to participate.
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The year after we built it we realised how long is the road map ahead & what resources we'd need to promote it and decided to put it on hold.
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