Today, we’ll be examining WebHostingHub and iPage, and comparing their hosting plans. It should be noted that iPage is eerily similar to iPower (another webhost) in aesthetics, history, and pricing. I would not be entirely surprised if iPage was a reseller of iPower hosting, or if they are sister companies owned by a larger umbrella corporation. As such, it would be advisable to also look at iPower as well.
It’s also of note that WebHostingHub only offers shared plans. They do not have true VPS offerings or dedicated offerings.
iPage offers a single shared plan, the Essential plan, billed at $9.49 per month with 1 year commitment. WebHostingHub’s plans start at $4.99 per month, with two upgrade options at $6.99 per month and $8.99 per month. The upgrades in WebHostingHub allow for increased performance, as well as more resources on the shared machine(s). The lack of flexibility in iPage makes WebHostingHub the better choice here, and rightfully so, since they specialize in shared hosting.
It should be noted that iPower offers a Starter plan identical to iPage’s Essential plan, yet at $4.95 per month, making it the better option, since it is likely that iPage is simply an iPower reseller.
iPage offers 3 plans from $24.99 to $99.99 per month. As stated above, WebHostingHub offers no VPS plans. While they claim their Dynamo plan offers the same performance s a VPS plan, they offer no stats or metrics in order to quantitatively measure this.
iPage offers dedicated plans identical to iPower, ranging from $149.99 to $239.99 per month. Again, WebHostingHub offers no dedicated hosting, and they do no make any claims that their shared hosting can reach the same potential as true dedicated servers.
iPage guarantees 99.9% uptime on their servers, while WebHostingHub doesn’t guarantee anything, but claims an actual 99.98% uptime on their servers.
Both hosts offer 24/7 US-based support. Both sites also offer various types of FAQS and tutorials, and community forums for free.
iPage offers a terrific anytime money-back guarantee, whereas WebHostingHub offers a lesser, but still great, 90-day guarantee.
For shared hosting, WebHostingHub is the clear-cut winner, offering competitive features at reasonable and flexible prices, whereas iPage offers a single one-size-fits-all plan.
For VPS hosting, it’s probably not worth taking the chance that the Dynamo plan from WebHostingHub can offer the same performance as a VPS server, making iPage the clear choice.
For dedicated hosting, iPage is the winner by default, seeing as WebHostingHub offers no dedicated server hosting.