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IdeaHost.com Review

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*8.9/10
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IdeaHost's slogan reads "Let us host your ideas!", and anyone looking for an ideal hosting solution could surely find it there. IdeaHost is currently offering a very low hosting price of $2.99 per month – 50% off its normal rates – to clients who sign-up now. That price is practically unbeatable.

Clients who sign-up with IdeaHost can build sites in a matter of minutes using one of the best drag-and-drop design tools on the market. You’ll get a free domain name for the entirety of your term, plus there are hundreds of dollars' worth of free gifts in applications and services on offer, as well.

Ease of Use

IdeaHost makes it as easy as possible for clients to work on their ideas without having to worry too much about the technicalities. With the drag-and-drop web designer, you could have your site up and running within a matter of minutes. You’ll also get all the disk space and bandwidth you need to run your site, as both are unmetered.

You can then start to promote your site since IdeaHost makes it incredibly easy to do so. The company offers cash credits to online advertising campaigns delivered by the giants in the market: Google AdWords and Yahoo! / Bing. For those that don't exactly know how to go about promoting their site, there are online marketing guides available to help them do so.

Features

For IdeaHost clients, the choice of features is simply overwhelming (in a good way). Right from the beginning, when you are designing your site, you’ll have thousands of templates to select from. Once you are done with that, should you choose to, you can setup a blog using a wizard and have it showing posted messages in a matter of minutes. Additional features like photo galleries can also be added by simply dragging them into the page they are to be displayed on.

Clients who are looking to build an online store should also be happy with IdeaHost. The free online store can be easily configured and setup to start trading within minutes. Configurations and management of the store is done via cPanel, which in itself is one of the most popular administration software on the market simply because it is straightforward and easy to use.

Trading can be started the moment PayPal integration is completed.

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Customers can have their sites or businesses registered on Yellowpages.com as well as get a new toll free number for their customers to use.

Then it is on to promoting the site using the $200 credits IdeaHost gives its clients to promote their sites on Google AdWords, Yahoo! and Bing.

Customer Support

IdeaHost provides its customers with an online help center and step-by-step tutorials to help them resolve problems on their own before seeking the help of support technicians. But should the problem be a complex one, IdeaHost’s customer support staff is reachable 24/7. The company can be contacted via telephone, chat, and email.

Reviews from clients have shown that the web hosting provider does indeed deliver on its promise to have all "calls answered in 2 minutes." They can then expect a quick resolution time for their problems – sometimes within a matter of hours.

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Prices

The genius behind IdeaHost's pricing scheme is that there is only one price. Clients don't face any confusion over whether or not they are buying the right package. There is no need to sacrifice a feature simply because you can't afford it. You simply pay $2.99 per month and get everything you could possibly want, for free.

The number of free features and software makes this deal unbelievably enticing. With the free advertising credits, the enhanced security suites, the marketing suite, free online store, and an effective support suite, you’re actually being given hundreds of dollars worth of applications for free.

Also, just in the rare chance a client doesn't like its service, IdeaHost offers an "anytime" money-back guarantee.

The Good

IdeaHost is a hosting provider that makes it easy for everyone to build a professional website at the lowest possible price

The Bad

It might be beneficial to have an "open" package where requested features could be added as needed.

The Ugly

The free domain name is not available for life


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