1 and 1 - IONOS Review

Update: 25 June 2020

Ionos is currently one of the leading hosting providers, with more than 13 million customers and hosting over 19 million domain names. Their data centers are among the most efficient and safest there is in the U.S., which is easy to believe seeing as they have about 70 thousand high-end servers, running parallel in operation. Every month IONOS transfers, roughly 9 000TB of data and over 5 billion emails, with an external network connectivity speed of around 300GB per second. They offer a wide range of services and it can be quite tricky to choose the right one, that is if you have decided that it is the company for you.


Founders

Ralph Dommermuth founded 1&1, now IONOS when it was still a marketing service provider along with a partner who is not mentioned. 1&1 (IONOS) was then later converted into an internet service provider by Ralph Dommermuth who is still the CEO and owner of United Internet.

Product Cost

Each service has an individual price which will be listed in the detailed overview.


Ionos - Detailed Overview


Domains

A Domain name is the most important part of building a website. It is your website address on the internet, because of the importance, choosing a domain name and where to host can be an impossible task. IONOS makes it easier and they have loads of extensions to choose from. If you already have a domain name, you can transfer it to IONOS hassle-free.
They also provide the latest in internet security along with SSL Certificates to keep you, your website, and clients/visitors safe.

Cost: $1.00 and up. Registrations are from 12 months and up. 

SSL Certificates

IONOS provides the best possible protection for your projects. They do this together with a partner, DigiCert. They use a highly secure 256 bit SSL encryption to make sure you’re safe.

Cost: $20-$200 per year.

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IONOS Website Builder

Anyone can build a professional website with the IONOS website builder, no matter if you are a freelancer, private user, small/large business owner, or even an online retailer. You do not even need coding knowledge or experience.

IONOS offers three different website builder packages, one for e-commerce, one for those with limited time, experience, or the need for a basic website and one for experienced builders and/or users.

MyWebsite Now

Includes easy to use tools, custom fronts, colors, and so forth along with a basic editor.

Cost: $5 per month.


MyWebsite Creator

Includes social media tools, more extreme editor tools, and tools for customizing colors, fonts, layouts, and so forth.

Cost: $5 per month.

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Online Store

With just a few clicks, you can build your online store. Just choose a shop design and then customize it to fit your ideas and there you go. You do not even need prior experience.

IONOS shop editor makes it easier to list services and products on your eCommerce site and to upload them to the internet. They even have a Setup Assistant that will guide you step by step through the shop editor, they will even explain to you the different and important functions. You can also control the sales of your products using the central location of the shop editor. Your online store will be optimized for mobile devices and the responsive design will automatically adapt your website’s layout to fit all screen displays.

The eCommerce Website Builder allows you to connect your products to eBay, Amazon, and so many other online marketplaces, and with just a few clicks, you can also connect your 1&1 online store to price comparison portals.

The eCommerce Website Builder also provides you with the ability to offer your clients multiple payment options like PayPal or Credit Card.

Cost: $20 per month.

All packages include:

  • The website and visual editor, used for creating and customizing
  • A selection of industry design templates, optimized for use on various devices.
  • Hosting on a secure and reliable webspace.
  • 24/7 365 days a year support.
  • Email addresses
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Domain name
  • Website design services

Not in the mood to create your own website, or maybe you do not exactly know how to yet and will need some help. Not to worry, IONOS has website designers to help. MyWebsite Design services offer packages that include pages, consultations, content, SEO, and more. Basically, you pay and describe, they build it for you. packages also include Domain, Email, business, and social media widgets, multilingual options, SSL, and other handy features as well.

Cost: $30-$60 per month, plus $199 for setup.


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IONOS and WordPress

These packages are specially designed for WordPress to make sure that your projects are online asap. With a few clicks, the latest version of WordPress along with its selection of very important plugins, extensions, and themes will be installed on your device. IONOS will automatically perform all security and core updates. They offer more speed by storing all data and webspace on a Solid State Drive (SSD).

WordPress Hosting $3-$18 per month.

WordPress Pro (Cloud Hosting for WordPress) $15-$100 per month.

IONOS always has consultants and assistants ready to help, whether it helps to create a website or to answer your questions. They are available 24 hours a day via phone or email.


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Dedicated Hosting

IONOS has always put their trust in INTEL because they are known for their top performance processors. These servers provide you with long term and continuous operation without any problems.

The features include the following:

  • Website Applications
  • Customer Service
  • Optional Operating Systems
  • Additional Features
  • Configuration & Administration
  • Security
  • Email
  • Databases and Programming Languages
  • Domains
  • Marketing & Website Tool
  • The choice between SSD and HDD

Cost:

SSD- $45-$140 per month for 1st 3-6 months, then $65-$160 per month. Plus $50 Setup.

HDD- $40-$120 per month for 1st 3-6 months, then $60-$140 per month. Plus $50 Setup.

VPS Hosting

IONOS offers you the best VPS Hosting, with vCore Intel® Xeon® E5 CPU's, SSD Storage, 24/7 support, bandwidth of up to 400 Mbit/s, SSL, Firewall management, backups, Full Root access and so much more. They offer both Windows and Linux options as well as the latest in cloud storage and technology.

Cost: $2-$40 per month for the first month, then $10-$40 per month.

Email

IONOS offers a great deal of freedom, including the choice to forwarding e-mails from your old email address to the new one and the other way around. Special email software such as electronic mail clients, like Microsoft Outlook or Thunderbird, allows you to work even more effectively. One other bonus, however, is the fact that the IONOS professional email account runs completely free of advertisements.

Business Email Solution

Cost: $1-$5 per month.

Email Archiving

Cost: $2.50 per month.

Email Marketing

There is no marketing method easier, more affordable, and faster than Email Marketing. You can change images and text to fit your email ideas. There is a call to action buttons, as well as the ability to drag and drop visual and text elements. You also have the means to add new elements or replace the placeholder content with your personal text and pics. All this allows you to create an email that looks like you want it to.

Personally created emails, with special looks, these are important because your emails will have to attract possible clients. That is why IONOS’s Email Market Service also gives you other features, to make things easier and simpler. These features include:

  • Personal Customer Approach. (Better opening and click through rates. Automatically fills in the important client info.)
  • Integration of newsletter registration form to your website. ( Attract more potential clients. Easily create a registration form with the IONOS Email Marketing Control Center.)
  • HTML Code. (Easily integrated, already created designs or singular elements using HTML code.)

Cost: $1-$10 per month 1st 3-6 months, then $4-$30 per month.


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HiDrive Cloud Storage

HiDrive Cloud Storage allows you to access HiDrive from any device anywhere, no matter if you are on the go, in your office, or at home. There is no limit on the data and the type of data you can upload. Whether it is audio or video files, Word or Excel, your data is securely stored on European data centers.

Cost: $1 per month for the first 6 months then $1-$20 per month.

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Local Business Listing

These days, if a user is looking for a local business, it is most likely that they will turn to online search engines for results. You can now list your business locally with IONOS’s List Local services, and all it will take is a few minutes of mouse clicks and your business will be listed in online directories, navigation systems, and apps. The central administrator will always keep information like opening hours and phone numbers up to date so you do not have to.

Another important detail is the fact that these days most apps and online portals will ask users to rate their product or submit a review. These can play a very important role when it comes to attracting customers. Bad reviews and ratings will drive possible clients away, however, positive ratings and reviews will do the exact opposite. Luring clients in, leading to the success of your business. List Local has a dashboard tool that can be used to react or interact with customers, satisfying their needs.

Cost: $5-$10 per month 1st 6 months, then $20-$30 per month.

Google Ads Management Service

An efficient online marketing strategy is Search Engine Advertising (SEA), it is affordable and helps your business site be more popular by advertising on Google using varying methods. IONOS's services can distinguish from Google Ads (Paid advertising) and the Organic Search Results (Ranking is determined by a search algorithm only). Adverts are displayed next to, under, or above the text when advertising on Google. Ads placed on Google are initially free, however, you are billed for every click generated by the ad that was placed there. The price paid per click depends on the budget you have and how precisely your website matches the search query. Advertising on Google is the most profitable because Google is the most popular search engine used in the US.

Google uses a program called AdWord to sell their adverts globally. With the SEM Service tool, you can, with just a few clicks, invest in the Google AdWords campaign. If you are stuck or have a question that needs an answer, 1&1’s expert team will always lend a hand.

Cost: $25-$80 per month plus $50 setup.


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Other Services Includes:

Web Hosting - $4.00-$14.00 per month.

Windows Hosting - $1/month for first 6-12 months then $8-$14 per month.

Dedicated Servers - $70 plus per month.

Cloud Server - $5 plus per month.

Web Hosting for Agencies - $8-$16 per month.

S3 Object Storage - Pay as you go.

Managed Kubernetes - Pay as you go.

SEO Tool (Ranking Coach) - $8-$20 per month 1st 12 months then $10-$20 per month.


Microsoft Office 365 - Basic - $7+ per month per user. Business - $12+ per user per month.

Hosted Microsoft Exchange - $5+ per month, per user.

Cloud Backup - Better Value - $5+ per month for 50GB. Pay as you go - $0.12 per GB per month.

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IONOS - Additional Services

  • SSL Checker
  • SEO Check
  • Domain Check
  • Logo Maker
  • Website Checker
  • Favicon Generator
  • Whois Lookup
  • IP Address Check
  • IONOS App
  • Referral Program

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IONOS - Pros

They have great uptime.

They have features to help those who struggle with the technical applications of the service.

They offer unlimited features like unlimited Webspace.

They provide affordable plans.


Cons


It can sometimes be difficult to use for those who are not tech-savvy.

Customer service needs work.

They do not offer a live chat group.

The monthly subscription price rises after a certain time period.

Not a lot of money-back guarantees.

Setup fees are required.


Conclusion...

Of the thousands of web host companies that exist, IONOS is one of the hosting companies with the most services offered, making it an All-in-one platform. Like always, start small with one website if you are new to hosting and test the service before upgrading. Each hosting company has different hosting options and they provide well in some while lacking in others. Knowing what type of hosting you want and the service you expect in advance will help you to choose the right company without wasting money. Feel free to read the following articles if you are unsure about your needs.


Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host

Different Types of Hosting Explained





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