1 and 1 Ionos Web Hosting
About 1&1 Ionos
1&1 Ionos is a European-based (founded and headquartered in Germany) web hosting company that offers web hosting for individuals, small businesses, and enterprises. 1&1 Ionos has hundreds of different web hosting and website building solutions.
As of October, 2021, 1&1 Ionos is the third largest provider of web hosting services in the world, behind Google Cloud Platform and GoDaddy in terms of total web hosting clients.
1&1 Ionos Website Builders
1&1 Ionos provides website builders for people who want to set up a simple, professional-looking website, and who don’t have the resources to create their own custom websites. The 1&1 Ionos website builders simplify the process of creating and publishing a new website. The website builders are hosted on the 1&1 Ionos servers.
The demo video below explains how two 1&1 website builders, MyWebsite Now and MyWebsite Creator, work for business owners who want to be up and running with a professional looking online presence quickly.
MyWebsite Now is designed for beginners.
MyWebsite Creator is a more functional tool intended to be used for more customization and advanced design options.
1&1 Ionos Basic Shared Web Hosting Plans
Ionos has three different levels of basic shared hosting products, Essential, Business, and Expert. The Essential hosting level starts at an intro rate of $4 per month, and after the trial period goes to $6 per month.
Here are the details of the Essential, Business, and Expert hosting plans.
1&1 Ionos VPS Web Hosting
Ionos also has VPS (virtual private server) web hosting. VPS is an efficient and cost-effective alternative to shared hosting, and is much cheaper than a dedicated web hosting plan.
Ionos offers several VPS web hosting plans with pricing starting as low as $2/month. VPS plans can be configured in terms of memory, operating system version, location, and backup options.
1&1 Ionos Dedicated Server Web Hosting Plans
Ionos’ dedicated server plans start at around $45 per month. Dedicated servers are normally used for more advanced web applications or for situations where you’re hosting several websites.
Pricing for the Ionos dedicated server plans corresponds to the configuration you choose for the speed and performance of the processor used on the dedicated server as well as on the amount of memory that will be available with your dedicated server. Processor speed and memory size are the two most critical elements to the performance of websites or apps being hosted on your dedicated server.
Other 1&1 Ionos Web Hosting Options
In addition to the most common web hosting plans (shared, VPS, and dedicated servers), available from 1&1 Ionos, there are some custom hosting solutions also available from the hosting provider, including:
WordPress Hosting specifically tailored web hosting for websites operated on WordPress.
Windows Hosting Windows Server version of a web server for applications that need ASP .NET
Deploy Now Github static page deployment environments for developers.
1&1 Ionos Web Hosting Reviews
The high quality and competitive pricing of 1&1 Ionos web hosting is clear from its position as the third most used web hosting provider in the world. To make a decision about whether to use 1&1 Ionos for your specific web hosting project, it’s helpful to take a look at reviews from respected sources.
PC Magazine gives 1&1 Ionos a 4.0 out of 5-star rating in its online review of the web host. The review highlights the following pros and cons of 1&1 Ionos.
- Dependable uptime in testing
- Offers basic and advanced hosting packages
- Linux- or Windows-based servers
- Easy-to-use website creation tools
- Lacks reseller hosting plans
- Relatively skimpy storage options
For reference, the 4.0 rating earned by 1&1 Ionos from PC Magazine is the same rating given to GoDaddy for its hosting offerings.