A web hosting service offers individuals a medium through which they host their website so that it can be accessed on the internet. The role of the web host is to provide space on a server owned by this organization. These servers are leased to clients to host their websites, along with an internet connection. Here is a comparison between iPage and BigRock both of which are popular web hosts.
About Big Rock and Ipage
BigRock is fairly popular web host that offers its services to individuals and small businesses. Domain registration, web-hosting services, business-class email services, website builder products, digital certificates and e-commerce solutions are the services offered by this web host. BigRock belongs to the Directi Group of Businesses, an organization that provides innovative web based products to the masses all over the world.
The team that operates iPower, Startlogic, iPowerWeb and several other hosting services is the one that powers iPage.
BigRock mainly operates in India and its offices are also located in Texas, United States.
The headquarters of iPage are located at Burlington, MA, United States.
Comparison of features
The space provided by BigRock to its clients who avail the starter pack is 100MB whereas iPage offers unlimited space. The websites that are hosted by BigRock are offered a bandwidth of 1GB and on the other hand iPage provides unlimited bandwidth to its customers. iPage allows more than one domain and a customer can have unlimited domains. In contrast to this BigRock offers only a single domain. Website owners are allowed to customize their websites and control panels when they use BigRock as the host. iPage only allows a vDeck control panel. Customer support offered by both of these web hosts is fairly similar.
Shared hosting, reseller hosting and specialized hosting are some of the types of hosting offered by BigRock. Under the shared and reseller hosting only Windows and Linux hosting are provided. Under specialized hosting, CMS, WordPress and Ecommerce web hosting services are provided. BigRock offers both VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Users have a chance to build their website with the simple, easy to use yet efficient website builder offered by this web host. If the client does not wish to create the website using the DIY builder then contact information of numerous web designers is also provided in a guide.
iPage provides numerous unlimited features which makes it quite outstanding, however, these are not the only features offered by this leading web hosting service. A drag and drop interface has been provided for users to create and customize their website. Another website builder which uses only templates is also offered. If the customer pays an additional amount then he/she can also get a personalized domain name. Along with all these features setups for blogs and photo galleries are also provided. Ecommerce websites can be integrated with PayPal easily since iPage supports use of PayPal. A cloud storage system is provided by iPage to its clients and websites hosted on it to store and efficiently handle data.