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IX Web Hosting Average Uptime 99.71%
Monitored Since December 29, 2005

IX Webhosting: 25% off all Hosting Packages of 1 year or More with PROMO CODE: CHiLL

IX Web Hosting Overview
IX web hosting first came into existence in the year 1999 and has since carved a remarkable name for itself in the hosting industry. They currently host over 170, 000 domains from their base in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The company has shown consistent improvement in terms of their performance and reliability over the years. Their plans are essentially cost effective and are aimed at offering value for money services.

Price and Features
Their plans are essentially cost effective and are aimed at offering value for money services. They tend to aim their products at the sought of customers who believe more is ….. well….. more! If this sounds like you then read on. If however, you are type of person who feels that quality is the top priority; and vast amounts of bandwidth and features are less important, then you should read our reviews of Hostgator, Lunarpages, and Bluehost instead.

IX offer 5 different hosting packages, the “Expert Plan” ($3.95), “Business Plus” ($7.95), “Unlimited Pro” ($12.95), and two Windows plans. They all come with a vast array of features, you can find a full feature list and product comparison on the IX website here.

Free domain name registration – This means that IX will register your domain name for you, free, for as long as you host with them. Expert Plan comes with 1 free domain name, Business Plus with 3, and Unlimited Pro with 5. This is probably our favorite feature of IX’s hosting plans.

Popularity and Statistics

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IX Web Hosting Reliability
IX Web Hosting offer 99.9% Uptime guarantee – Server uptime is guaranteed to be above 99.9% in any 12 month period. Their data enter is located in Hopkinsville, KY and features state of the art CISCO routers, high-end security mechanisms and highly advanced equipment. The company utilizes 5 redundant fiber-optic loops to connect their data center. However, when you oversell resources like IX do with their disk space and bandwidth allowances, server performance inevitably suffers. This means that you are going to get a more sluggish and probably less reliable service when compared to other web hosting providers.
But with 30 Day money back guarantee, you can still try it out without any risk.

H-Sphere Control Panel
With regards to the control panel supplied with IX’s plans we were very disappointed. Unfortunately they use the dreaded H-Sphere control panel, its performance is swift, but its layout and design are poor and make it look cheap. It’s no match for the likes of cPanel or Vdeck. There is a full working demo on the IX website; we strongly advise you try it out first before signing up with IX.

IX Web Hosting Customer Support
IX give us phone support (toll free if you live in the U.S), live chat, and e-mail ticket services, all are available 24/7, 365 days/year. These services tick all the right boxes, but in terms of the quality they are way behind the likes of Lunarpages, Bluehost, and Hostgator. We advise that you test them out yourself first, to see if their service level is acceptable to you.

Customer Growth

IX Web Hosting Hosted Domains

This chart shows how many new domain customers per day IX Web Hosting is getting through new domain registrations and domain transfers.

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