"The #1 web host for 2014..."
Our number one pick is iPage. For starters, iPage has been in business for over 10 years and serves over a million customers, definitely proving that this is no fly by night operation. iPage professes to focus on three things: your website, your email, and your security. They do an excellent job on all three.
For websites, they offer servers of a hosting architecture type that are reliable and fast. Data is backed up regularly and if the primary disk of data fails, there is a mirror copy on another disk to further protect your data. These servers are based in two data centers in the Boston, Massachusetts area, occupying over 2400 square feet of space. iPage is also green, or environment friendly, with both offices and servers powered 100% by wind energy.
The features offered for websites are quite extensive. Important core features include a website builder with templates and plenty of scripts with your control panel. Disk space, databases, domains, and data transfer allowance are all unlimited. No matter how much space your site needs or how much traffic you get, iPage won't penalize you - they can handle it. They also offer perhaps the industry's best support system: 24x7 toll free telephone support with the majority of calls answered in under a minute, chat, and e-mail support. They also have an online based ticket system and many custom tutorials available for you to browse.
iPage knows the importance of email. They offer a webmail interface, email forwarding, auto responder features, virus checking, and customizable spam filter options. They offer unlimited mailboxes, and are constantly performing throughput testing to ensure emails are sent and received rapidly. With email being the communication medium of choice for businesses today, iPage recognizes this and acts on that knowledge by emphasizing the importance of having a great email service offering.
Security, a priority iPage, is lock tight with this web host. They offer domain verification, daily malware detection scans and exploit protection, spam scanning, and much more.
All of this is offered by iPage with an anytime money back guarantee. However, with the great services they provide and their very reasonable pricing across all plans, you're likely not to request it. Altogether, iPage is our #1 pick.