AlienWP themes and plugins rely on core WordPress functionality to achieve speed, seamless integration and simplicity of use. Web Hosting like iPage have a lot of restrictions which I don’t like at all, and too they would suspend your whole account without even notifying you — but for guys like me, who conduct dozens of tests might not find it as a proper one.
There are some other points on which you can base decisions, one is the size and amount of adverts published on your website. This is extremely important if you are going to be sharing / promoting your finished product, adverts can massively hinder the appearance and integrity of the site, which isn’t great if you’ve spent days if not weeks building and perfecting it! Email is limited at all levels, and the basic package limits you to 100 email addresses with 100MB storage. At the top tier is the allowance of 1,000 email addresses with 1 GB of storage. Email accounts are limited at all levels: 100 addresses/100 MB storage for Economy, 500/500 for Deluxe, 1000/1 GB for Ultimate.
It doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, most people who want a simple blog or website don’t even need to buy web hosting in the first place. And, this is the kicker, if you do end up buying web hosting, sooner or later you’ll realize that you’ve invested your whole identity, or your business, or whatever’s important to you, in a place that you don’t actually have any control over, and can’t easily leave. Backups will become important, but they’re gonna be a massive headache. You may find yourself hitting resource quotas, or your credit card will be charged for hidden and contract renewal” fees or some such bullshit like that, none of which you were told about when you signed up. And, worst of all, you could find yourself digitally gagged, censored, or even outright banned just because someone else on the same shared server” you were assigned was behaving badly.