IONOS vs Bluehost

Comparison
Compared options Visit IONOS Visit Bluehost
Pricing
36 hosting plans 16 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
2.5
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 2.0
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
363 reviews 289 reviews
Latest positive review
Long time customer
Laura Sedor,
8.0
I’ve been a customer of IONOS for years and am satisfied with the service I receive. If I have a problem, someone is there to assist personally shortly. The hosting is stable and easy to use.
Great work
Norma Dorado,
10
5 stars! Great service. Personal was friendly and was able to meet our need- we need more service like this. I would tell friends and family about you. Thank you for your help and service!!
Latest negative review
This got to be one of the disappointing thing ever
Nyumna kwetu,
3.6
This got to be one of the disappointing thing where they charge you and after you pay the shut down your site. When you call the managers are always in meeting. If you want to have headaches just sign up and you will see.
The... More y go into your account and delete all the pictures and other important data. Biggest headache and no support just the word sorry as if that will solve the problem. Less
Digital media site and Blue Host
Evan Cohen,
4.8
Blue Host is a journey and not a means to an end with web hosting html and word press. I am seeing the difference every day with html and css online.
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $0.50 to $8.00 4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
Under $4

Essential

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

Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
Under $8

Expert

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

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Plus plan
Over $10 No

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
VPS
6 plans from $0.00 to $18.00 3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
Under $4

Virtual Server S

$2.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server S plan
No
Under $8

Virtual Server L

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 120 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server L plan
No
Over $10

Virtual Server XXL

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

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $40.00 to $150.00 3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

A8i

$40.00 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View A8i plan

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Cloud Hosting
12 plans from $4.00 to $220.00 3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
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

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
Over $10

Cloud Server M

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

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Performance plan
Website Builder
3 plans from $1.00 to $10.00 3 plans from $2.95 to $24.95
Under $4

Starter

$1.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan

BASIC

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
Under $8

Plus

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

Pro

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Pro plan

PRO

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View PRO plan
SSL
3 plans from $20.00 to $200.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

SSL Starter

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View SSL Starter plan
No
Data Centers
0 of 6 0 of 6
North America No No
Europe No No
Asia No No
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 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
5 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes No
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 0 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Bluehost

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

1&1 and BlueHost tend to go after similar customers with their hosting services, but BlueHost really has a lot more to offer. 1&1 does have a free hosting option, but unless you are looking for the absolute lowest prices without regards to quality, it won’t be what you want. BlueHost, on the other hand, has affordable prices, quite a reliable environment, and lots of features to choose from. They are a great option for those who want entry to mid-level hosting services, and that is why they won this comparison.