|The iPage homepage
So what's the catch with their dirt cheap hosting? Renewal, you hosting for the first new year as a new client at iPage might be less than $15. Your renewal invoice, however, will be upwards of $100.
They hook clients by offering dirt cheap hosting for the first year, then hike up your prices in the subsequent years. Such clever individuals.
If they notice you are cancelling renewal due to price hikes, the chaps then offer you a slight hike, say at about $2 a month to keep you.
|A typical renewal email from iPage once your $1
hosting package expires
Lately, I see they have changed, indicating on their page that their $1.89 hosting is 77 percent off their normal $8.49 monthly price. So you sign up knowing that you are on a discount package.
Their model, though, seems to work fine. And their support was also okay when I used them, but moved to djangohosting.ch for modular Pay-Per-Use hosting and asmallorange.com for small hosting.