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IONOS

Industry leader providing reliable web hosting services

About IONOS

Today 1&1 IONOS is home to over 19 million domains and more than 70,000 servers worldwide. Whether you are looking to host a personal or business website, 1&1 IONOS has the tools, support and resources to help you do it.

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Ease of Use

It was a bit of a surprise to our editorial team when it was discovered that 1&1 IONOS does not use cPanel as their management control panel. However, you will find that 1&1 IONOS’s proprietary control panel is simple to use. Within the control panel, you can easily create your website with quick access to apps such as WordPress, a website builder, and even a mobile website builder. 1&1 IONOS also has a Webspace Explorer that makes it easy to manage your webspace and perform functions like uploading and managing your files.

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Uptime and Performance

Really the only fact you need to look at when evaluating the reliability of a hosting company is the strength of their guarantees. 1&1 IONOS starts out with an iron clad 99.9% uptime guarantee to ensure that your site will always be accessible to your visitors. Of course, the fact that they are currently hosting over 19 million domains all around the world also makes a very powerful statement as to their reliability. The equipment used is also a factor. Knowing that your site files are physically stored on at least two different servers, located in different physical locations, should help anyone sleep better at night.

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Available Features and Add-Ons

1&1 IONOS offers an Unlimited Hosting plan that is both powerful and easy to use. This plan is appropriately named since it includes unlimited webspace, supports the ability to host an unlimited number of websites, and allows you to have unlimited traffic to your site. These are great features for anyone looking to expand their web presence or handle more site visitors. This package provides the tools to get your site online quickly. There are plenty of options to get your site up and running including website builders (standard and for mobile optimization), hundreds of apps (including WordPress), design software, and even unlimited FTP accounts. They also include a free domain for the life of your package, free private domain registration and even 100 email addresses to link to your new domain so you can truly expand your website into a functioning business.

Other available add-ons include:

  • Unlimited webspace
  • Unlimited websites
  • Unlimited traffic
  • Linux and Windows support
  • Daily backups
  • 99.9% uptime
  • SSL certification
  • Search engine submissions
  • Website builder & Ecommerce apps
  • Bing ad credits
  • Free private domain registration
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    Help and Support

    1&1 IONOS provides extensive information through articles at the 1&1 IONOS Help Center portion of their site, so it’s very easy to find answers. If you have tougher questions or issues that need a personal touch, you can reach 1&1 IONOS on the phone or by email. The 24/7 toll free phone line is the best way to reach someone live, even in the middle of the night!

8 Total Score

PROS
  • SSL certificate and DDos protection
  • 24/7 customer support
CONS
  • Basic package is limited
  • User experience can be clunky
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