IONOS vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit IONOS Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
43 hosting plans 61 hosting plans
Starting price $1.00 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
2.7
4.7
Reliability 2.5
4.5
Pricing 3.0
4.5
User Friendly 3.0
4.5
Support 2.0
4.5
Features 3.5
4.5
User Reviews
377 reviews 1831 reviews
Latest positive review
10 years with IONOS
Anthony Candelario,
8.4
I've worked with this company for ten years, and I utilize their managed WordPress products in addition to their virtual servers. Never experienced downtime or problems besides those of my own making. They provide the best cu... More stomer service around. The price point is lower in my opinion and really competitive. Outstanding value for the money. Less
Outstanding support from A2 Hosting
Paul Eveleigh,
9.2
OUTSTANDING SUPPORT! As a complete novice I struggled to understand what was required and my frustration was getting the better of me. Evanjaline, worked her 'magic' and got everything sorted for me. Very few companies provid... More e this level of support.
It is so refreshing to see this level of customer focus from A2 support . My renewal with A2 is not in question ! Many thanks A2 support team
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Latest negative review
Core Functionality is Gone - It's a Garage Sale Now
Zachary Grissom,
3.2
Even after 1and1 sold to Ionos the site was still functional.
Yesterday, I went to create a new Wordpress installation and they are trying so desperately to sell you things that they have actually hidden a simple Wordpress i... More nstallation. Now they have people cold calling me that are extremely pushy. When I told them I was frustrated with the service I was told "I wasn't fun and that I have a negative attitude" because I didn't want to try their website builder for free. Do not use this service! It's Yahoo before Google came along. Less
They're terrified of DMCA complaints and will ban you without warning!
Larry Wall,
2.0
HostAdvice note: A2 Hosting never claimed to be a one that doesn't respect DMCA notices, and they acted appropriately.
One DMCA complaint and they'll ban your entire account no matter how many domains are hosted on it.
They c... More laimed one of my websites offers illegal services, but they didn't mention which one, which was absolutely a false claim. It was a DMCA notification from Corsearch that made them ban my entire account of 30+ domains without any notification and a "Thanks!" at the end of the email! Less
Shared Hosting
6 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 10 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4

Essential

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Essential plan

Startup

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Startup plan
Under $8

Expert

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View Expert plan

Drive

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Drive plan
Over $10

Expert ASP.net

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 50
View Expert ASP.net plan

Turbo Max

$14.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo Max plan
VPS
6 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 13 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4

Virtual Server S

$2.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server S plan

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Start for free plan
Under $8

Virtual Server L

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 120 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server L plan

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 1 - Unmanaged plan
Over $10

Virtual Server XXL

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server XXL plan

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan
Dedicated Server
12 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 12 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

L-16 HDD

$70.00 / MO
  • Space: 1000 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View L-16 HDD plan

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$105.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
13 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 6 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4

Cloud Server XS

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server XS plan
No
Under $8

Cloud Server S

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server S plan

Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Runway 1 plan
Over $10

Cloud Server M

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server M plan

Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan
Website Builder
3 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 4 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4

Plus

$1.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Plus plan

1-PAGE

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1-PAGE plan
Under $8

Starter

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
No
Over $10

Pro

$15.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Pro plan

BASIC

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
CDN
No
4 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No

STARTUP

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
View STARTUP plan
Under $8 No

DRIVE

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DRIVE plan
Over $10 No

TURBO MAX

$14.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View TURBO MAX plan
Resellers
No
8 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Kickstart

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
View Kickstart plan
SSL
3 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 4 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

SSL Starter

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View SSL Starter plan

Basic SSL DV

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Basic SSL DV plan
Data Centers
2 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
5 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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