IONOS (previously knows as 1&1) is a web hosting service that includes several website tools.
They cover most of the hosting options available, such as shared hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress hosting, cloud hosting, and more.
This, coupled with decent pricing, has made IONOS a favorite in the hosting service world.
But how good is IONOS Hosting?
For the purposes of this review, we’re mostly covering IONOS’s shared hosting services.
We tested a number of factors including customer service, overall usability, service uptime, and more to present you with the most complete review possible.
Let’s dig in.
General Info & Hosting Overview
Our Verdict: 4.5
|SPEED:||865 ms (August 2020 to July 2021)|
|UPTIME:||99.98% (August 2020 to July 2021)|
|SUPPORT:||Phone, Live Chat, Knowledge Base|
|APPS:||1-Click Installs for over 70 Apps (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc)|
|FEATURES:||Dedicated SSL Certificate, Dashboard, Website Builder, Email Account, Free Domain for 1st Year, Unlimited Bandwidth and Storage, 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee, Free SSL Certificate, and more.|
|HOSTING PLANS:||Shared, VPS, WordPress, Cloud, Dedicated Server|
|SITE TRANSFER:||Not Free|
|PRICING:||Starting at $0.50/mo (renews at $10.00/mo)|
Pros of Using IONOS Hosting
IONOS started out strong, delivering great uptime and speed results.
But what else are they good at?
Let’s have a more detailed look.
1. Strong Uptime – 99.98%
One of the most important metrics that we measure when it comes to hosting providers is uptime.
You’re paying to have your website online. If uptime is lacking and your site is routinely going down, then your hosting service has failed you in its most crucial area.
IONOS claims to have a 99.9% uptime. According to their customer service department, the only reason they don’t claim 100% uptime is that they are unable to account for natural disasters.
And so far from the data that we’ve gathered over the past 12 months, their uptime has been a strong 99.98% with only an hour and a half of downtime.
Here’s the last 12-month average uptime data:
- July 2021: 99.95%
- June 2021: 99.99%
- May 2021: 100%
- April 2021: 99.97%
- March 2021: 99.99%
- February 2021: 100%
- January 2021: 99.96%
- December 2020: 100%
- November 2020: 99.95%
- October 2020: 100%
- September 2020: 99.99%
- August 2020:100%