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Founded in 1996 and based in the USA, iHost web Services Company has created a niche in the industry as a reliable web hosting and domain registration provider. Currently, company has also expanded to include other services such as email services and offering on-demand web applications. iHost has also collaborated with Microsoft Azure cloud hosting and Amazon web services to provide best hosting services to its clients worldwide.  

iHost hosting plans include:

  • Shared hosting
  • Dedicated hosting

Shared Hosting (Starting at $4.95/ month)

Pricing for these packages starts from $4.95 per month and includes install& access to a wide variety of top scripts such as wikis, e-commerce, WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.

Other features include:

  • Unlimited number of email accounts
  • Included web builder for pro hosting and pro WordPress packages
  • Free domain with annual plans
  • Up to 5 websites hosting
  • Up to 100 email addresses
  • Up to 20GB hard disk space
  • Unlimited transfers
  • 99% uptime guarantee
  • Included FTP&SFTP access
  • PhpMyAdmin database management
  • Customizable error pages
  • An included auto software installer
  • Included site builder
  • Free automated setup
  • Advanced mail features such as forwarding and IMAP support
  • Unlimited 24/7 customer service support

The shared hosting servers’ run on the Microsoft Azure virtual servers. Azure servers’ benefits are numerous ranging from providing scalable and durable cloud storage to offering backup solutions for any business size.  The servers’ are also built using state-of-art technology to ensure blazing fast and reliable speeds and security.

Dedicated Hosting (Starting at $249.95/ month)

Prices for these packages start from $249.95. These packages are inclusive of cPanel or Plesk.

Other features include:

  • Included dual or quad-core processor
  • Up to 6GB RAM
  • Up to 500 GB storage space
  • Included /29 IP Block(5)
  • Included CentOS 64-bit
  • Free full SSH access
  • Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) for windows servers
  • Access to cloud application such as Office 365
  • Included remote monitoring remote systems
  • Included VM’S Disk and data transport encryption management abilities
  • Ability to add SSL’s

IHost dedicated hosting services’ run on Microsoft Azure servers. These servers have been designed with security in mind ensuring that the core system’s infrastructure is resilient to malware attacks. The included VM’s Disk and data transport encryption management abilities also ensure that the data remains secure all times.

VM also provides secure networking infrastructure that allows you to connect Virtual Machines (VMs) securely between one another. The VM’s also act as a bridge between your private cloud and the world. VMs’ security features ensure that your network achieves flexibility, resiliency, availability, and integrity by incorporating the latest technology to help protect you in the online world.

The fabric controllers also prevent malicious software that can deny or re-allocate the resources to your VM. The VM, in this case, ensures that each VM’s get the resources that it paid for preventing situations where a VM will misuse its neighbors’ resources. The moves by the controllers also prevent internal attacks while packet filtering prevents spoofing attacks and communications between protected devices and your VM.

Pros of iHost hosting

  • Reliable and faster server speeds than most competitors
  • Reliable and interactive customer support
  • A variety of payment methods such as bank transfers, credit cards, money orders, and PayPal
  • Offers a 30-day money back guarantee
  • Different payment terms including one-month, 3-month, annual and 2-year plans

Cons

  • Has a limited number of hosting plans
  • Dedicated hosting plans are quite expensive
  • Limited storage space for shared plan users

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