Web design company offering hosting solutions
iRapture.com was founded in the year 2000. They are a web design and development company that also offers hosting solutions. Their primary focus is on their website design, video production and other related services. Web hosting is mostly just an extra service that they provide to their existing clients. It seems like very few people would opt for this company if they weren't already using their other services.
As you may have guessed from the name of the company, this is a company run by Christians with the goal of always putting God first. This is mentioned in their 'About Us' page, but they don't seem to promote it in other places that I was able to find.
Uptime & Reliability
Likely stable hosting
This company does not list any type of uptime guarantee. They really don't publish much information at all about the specifics of their hosting services. This is almost certainly because they are just reselling the hosting from another company. I couldn't find any customers complaining about downtime, which is good. In most situations like this, the hosting is very stable, but may be somewhat slow.
Simple web hosting features
When you look at their two shared hosting packages that they have to offer you will quickly see that they don't really push anything extra. In fact, the hosting itself is an extra for customers of their other services. For the price, you really aren't getting very good hosting at all, unless you're also taking advantage of their other services.
The other services that they offer may be attractive to some people looking for web hosting too. These services are custom website design, domain name registration, website development, website packages, email filtering, video production and marketing
Minimal tech support provided
Since this is a secondary service (at best) they don't really mention what specific support they provide for hosting problems. This is a bit of a concern for anyone who is looking for good quality hosting.
They also don't provide any type of self-help features about hosting.
Very high pricing for what you get
When you look at the web hosting services they have, and then the pricing, it is hard to figure out why they would charge that much. The lower package is $20 per month, and the higher is $25. This is for very basic shared hosting services. They do come with some marketing, web design and video production services too, which is a nice perk.
If you are only looking for hosting, however, there is really on way to justify paying these prices for this level of hosting.
Only consider if using companies other options
Unless you want to use the company's other services, there is really no reason why anyone would want to go with this company. If you are already going to use their web design or other features, however, it may be worth it just to have everything in one place.
- Other services are likely good
- Hosting seems reliable
- Way over priced
- Only two basic hosting plans
- Very little information available about the hosting
- Almost nothing said about tech support
Typical iRapture.com Prices
|Service||Monthly Price Range|
|Shared Hosting||$20.00 - $25.00||2 plans|