Moscow-based Ipipe.ru has been in the web hosting business since 2001. It serves more than 27,000 individual and corporate customers worldwide with shared hosting, CMS hosting, VPS, and dedicated server solutions.
The lpipe.ru website is available only in Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
Ipipe.ru offers a clear set of shared hosting plans to meet different needs. Its unlimited packages come with unlimited domains, web space, FTP accounts, emails, MySQL 5+, and other features including:
- Guaranteed 99.99% network uptime
- Website builder
- Free .ru and .rf domains
- Compatibility with popular CMS applicatons
- Shell access on request
- Custom control panel
Hosting is managed via a custom control panel, and all plans include a website builder with more than 40 templates and many gallery modules, feedback forms, menus, audio/video, counters, buttons, and everything else you need to create an attractive website.
I’m not too keen on the fact that there is no beginner-friendly auto-installer with this provider’s hosting plans, but – at the other extreme – you get full root SSH access so that experts can install any software they want.
While most vendors offer automatic website backups, Ipipe.ru lets you create your own site backup schedule from the control panel. You can choose daily, weekly, or monthly backups, or other options with or without auto-update.
Business owners who need to protect their customers’ personal data can purchase 128-bit and 256-bit encryption SSL certificates separately.
This vendor takes reliability and service quality very seriously, so at its Moscow data center it uses certified Dell server hardware and Cisco switches to avoid breakdowns.
Pricing and Support
Ipipe.ru’s hosting plans are among the cheapest in the market. You can choose to be billed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, or triennially (except on the Minimum plan that has no monthly subscription). If you decide to sign up for a long stretch, you’ll be pleased with the 30-day money-back guarantee that gives you a few weeks to change your mind.
Ten different payment methods are supported, including credit cards, WebMoney, Yandex Money, QIWI, and several banking options. There is also a bonus program that can be used to pay for virtual hosting services.
You can contact this company via email, contact form, or telephone. There’s a very comprehensive knowledgebase for self-support purposes, and I was particularly pleased with the live chat agent who instantly answered all my questions in English: