The portal iG, one of the country’s largest, wants to enter with full force in the market websites hosting. Therefore, the company began offering a new hosting with storage and completely unlimited data traffic, according to information provided by it. The new service is aimed at small businesses and professionals.
Competing with industry giants such as Locaweb and UOL Host, iG Accommodation costs between R $ 18.90 and R $ 99.90, enabling a low – cost service to those interested in maintaining your website. These values are both based accommodations Windows as for accommodation-based Linux .
Our editor Paul GraveHeart tested the new service of iG Hosting, which was offered by the company for TB. Check out his comments.
Early on, we are presented with a simple and clean panel with the options divided by category. By clicking one of the icons, the system opens a div above the panel with the options. One of the problems start right there: although the look of the panel is beautiful, inside some windows do not seem to have been worked. The php configuration, for example, appears displaced from the rest of the eye. Other options, such as dns manager and file manager, are too complex.
But do not stop there: the installer WordPress and redirect url (among others) have failed, which may frustrate some users. I understand that the tool is new and still in the testing phase, but if the proposal is to simplify the process of creating websites, there should be greater care in the presentation of tools. It is perfectly possible to climb the WordPress files by ftp, but if there is easy installation in the control panel, it should work.
Other tools work well, especially the email marketing, which is simple to use and intuitive. But the blogs builder lets you create a blog (using a very different platform WordPress) through a wizard fast. But it is interesting to note that even this tool still has some silly detail: although the builder is all in Portuguese of Brazil, on the first screen there are only two language options: English and French. For the average user, this can be strange.
Apart from these problems, blogs builder works well; gives to create a new blog in just 4 steps. Also, you still have a good amount of themes already available and separated by categories, as well as several add-ons to include on the blog.
The hosting also allows you to create virtual stores, chat systems and cms in a few clicks. Obviously, if you are an advanced user you not need to use these options. It is just up the files by ftp and create the database. But for users who plan to have an online store and do not want to have a lot of headache, this is a good solution.
Overall, the control panel is well set up and simple to use, but these minor flaws can be frustrating. It is expected that the iG solve this until the official release.
The IG said it maintains a technical support team 24 hours a day and 7 days a week ready to assist its clients, including on weekends.