IpHost is a web hosting services provider based in Greece. Founded in 2001, this hosting solution vendor has grown to become one of the largest hosting vendors in Greece. They also have a significant presence in the United Kingdom, Georgia, Belgium, and Canada. IpHost is powered by 600 servers and hosts more than 65,000 domains for 25,000 customers. Their website is available in Greek and English.
Features and Ease of Use
IpHost offers several hosting solutions including shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, and specialized hosting services. Some of the features offered by this vendor include:
- Free SSL certificates
- Powerful server monitoring system
- SSD drives
- Server management
- Spam Experts anti-spam system
IpHost’s Spam Experts service is included in all its hosting plans, but it is disabled by default, so you have to contact the company in order to enable it. You can also request that they issue and install SSL for free if you use their hosting infrastructure (otherwise you have to pay). They offer simple server management and advanced server management for users who subscribe to the dedicated server solutions.
For security reasons, IpHost will not give out the server root password that is known only by their technical support team. This can be a serious limitation for those businesses that would prefer to outsource server solutions to third-party security companies.
IpHost uses Zabbix to monitor their critical services such as network protocols, system metrics, network infrastructure, servers, and applications. For websites with extreme resources and a risk of server overloading, IpHost can design your architecture to improve performance and availability while reducing cost and simplifying management.
Pricing and Support
IpHost’s pricing is very affordable compared with other providers, and they offer a free hosting package (with no expiry) for all active domains under the IpHost system. They have simplified the process of upgrading and downgrading with a single click of a button, and they also offer free domain transfer plus a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Customers can contact the professional and polite support team via telephone, email, live chat, and a ticketing system. The team is available 24/7 to help you with even the simplest hosting issues. They seem to have a profound knowledge of hosting, and they move fast to address customers’ support tickets. The only negative is that IpHost has yet to add a knowledge base or FAQ section to their website.