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iPage vs SquareSpace Web Hosting Comparison

by Jerry ClarkAugust 17, 2017

iPage and Squarespace offer web hosting packages around the same prices. The difference is iPage has dedicated hosting available and lower introductory offers. There are also other key differences between iPage vs Squarespace that will help you decide which to use as a web host. We have compared the two web hosts based on performance, pricing, features, security, usability, and customer service.

iPage vs Squarespace – Performance

iPage has an uptime of 99.91% and an average load time of 864 ms. Although the uptime and average load time of Squarespace aren’t currently known, several customers have cited poor load time or uptime as their reason for leaving the web host. Additionally, customers either seem to have a good or bad performance with their hosted websites at Squarespace. With everything taken into consideration, we think iPage is slightly better than Squarespace in terms of performance.

iPage vs Squarespace – Prices & Features

iPage has one of the lowest introductory prices in the web hosting industry. Plans start at $1.99 per month if you take advantage of a promotional offer. However, after the introductory term is over, hosting costs $7.99-$12.95 per month depending on what billing cycle you’re on.

We give iPage a low rating in the pricing category because they charge cancellation fees if you obtained a free domain through them and want to keep the domain. Web hosting at Squarespace costs $16-$46 per month depending on which plan you’re on. With a yearly billing cycle, you can save money. It also cuts costs down to $12-$40 per month.

Hosting CompanyPrice Range/MonthDomainsDisk Space (min to max)Bandwidth (min to max)
iPage$7.99-$239.99UnlimitedUnlimitedScalable
Squarespace$16-$46N/aUnlimitedUnlimited

We think Squarespace wins on pricing and features because they’re affordable and come with a long list of beneficial features like social media integration, newsletter blocks, and custom redirects.

iPage vs Squarespace – Security

Both web hosts have great security features. iPage has malware scanning, network scanning, and business verification to keep your site safe. Squarespace increases your site’s safety through SSL certificates, abuse filters, and multiple access levels for contributors.

When it comes to iPage vs Squarespace, we think iPage is better in terms of security because it comes with malware scanning. It’s essential to regularly scan your website for malware to keep it ranked high in Google. Sites that have malware are penalized or fall in the rankings.

iPage vs Squarespace – Usability

iPage isn’t as user-friendly as Squarespace. It also wastes too much space on upsells and has a limited control panel. It’s easier to create a website with Squarespace and they have an attractive interface. Squarespace was created with aesthetics as a priority for their customers. As a result, they understand the importance of having good website design and thus offer some of the best website templates in the industry.

iPage vs Squarespace – Customer Service

iPage is often praised for their excellent customer support. They’re one of the few web hosts that have both low prices and top-notch customer support. iPage’s customer service representatives answer questions well with helpful details. Squarespace also has good customer service. Many customers describe their reps as friendly and helpful. Both web hosts also have customer support available 24/7. If you’re not happy with your experience at iPage, you can claim a refund within 30 days of purchase.

iPage vs Squarespace – Pros & Cons

iPage

Pros

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Excellent security features, including malware scanning
  • Customer support is knowledgeable and polite
  • Inexpensive
  • Dedicated servers available
  • WordPress hosting available
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Free mobile-friendly templates
  • Unlimited disk storage space

Cons

  • Control panel isn’t user-friendly
  • Unattractive interface
  • $15 cancellation fee if you got a free domain with them and want to keep it
  • Too many upsells

Squarespace

Pros

  • Some of the best website templates to choose from
  • Aesthetic interface
  • User friendly
  • Provides essential features for beginners with online stores
  • Good customer service
  • Unlimited disk storage space
  • Great security features
  • Password
  • Multiple access levels for contributors
  • Abuse filters

Cons

  • Only four options in web hosting packages
  • No uptime guarantee

iPage vs Squarespace – Rating

Hosting CompanyPerformanceFeaturesPricesSecurityUsabilityCustomer Support
iPage7/106/106/1010/104/109/10
Squarespace6/1010/108/107/107/109/10

Verdict

In our iPage vs Squarespace web hosting comparison, Squarespace came out on top. Squarespace excels when it comes to features, aesthetics, and customer support. Additionally, they are a great choice for anyone who wants an online store. iPage is also a good option in web hosts, assuming you aren’t annoyed by upsells and an unattractive interface. What’s best about iPage is their security features and customer support.

We recently compared Squarespace with GoDaddy too, to see if they could match one of the oldest web hosts on the market in features, usability and security. Do you think Squarespace deserves to be the winner of the iPage vs Squarespace comparison? Let us know in the comments.

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