Features and Ease of Use
IVECloud offers both shared hosting and WordPress shared hosting plans. All of these come with features that include:
- Free SSL certificate
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- From 2GB to unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Weekly automatic backups
All plans from IVECloud are based on the Linux operating system and support PHP, Perl, and CGI programming scripts. For beginners to web development that don’t know how to program, the company provides the Softaculous application installer. You can install WordPress, Joomla, and Magento easily with a click of your mouse. Softaculous not only automates the installation, it also automates updates of the applications if you set it to do so.
Also, it provides a website builder. With the Site Publisher tool, you will have access to different templates that you can customize and edit to create your own website. After designing your website, marketing is the next step. IVECloud helps with the Attracta SEO tools, which help to increase your website’s visibility on search engines through tips and tools like sitemap submission.
To further improve SEO, a free SSL certificate is provided by IVECloud. An SSL also validates your website and keeps your visitors’ data encrypted and is one thing that Google looks out for.
The control panel offered is cPanel, which is very easy to use due to its simple interface. Everything that has to do with your account can be accessed using cPanel. Through the control panel, you can also create Cron jobs to carry out tasks automatically at different times.
IVECloud uses SSDs for secure data storage and efficient performance of websites. Also, it provides an easy connection to CloudFlare to enable the caching of static web content to your visitors while reducing the processing time. It also performs screening to block malicious attacks.
Pricing and Support
IVECloud provides affordable prices on both WordPress and shared hosting plans. Its subscription periods are monthly and annual, with discounts on an annual subscriptions. You can pay through PayPal, Payfast, and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
One of the free perks from this provider is free domain registration for a few extensions, but it’s only available on some of its plans. On all plans, though, you get a 30-day money-back guarantee window.
For client support, you can reach IVECloud via phone, email address, contact form, ticket, and live chat. It also offers frequently asked questions (FAQ) and a knowledge base with tutorials. I used its live chat platform and its response time was less than a minute.