DollarHost vs IONOS

Comparison
Compared options Visit DollarHost Visit IONOS
Pricing
5 hosting plans 43 hosting plans
Starting price $8.95 / month $1.00 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.5
2.7
Reliability 2.5
2.5
Pricing 2.5
3.0
User Friendly 2.5
3.0
Support 2.5
2.0
Features 2.5
3.5
User Reviews
3 reviews 376 reviews
Latest positive review
Using them forever
Bob Found,
9.2
I've been using DollarHost since they started, probably about 15-20 years now. NEVER a problem and they respond quickly by email to my questions or concerns. I have very basic web site, non-commercial. I've been using the ... More Starter package all this time. Less
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
Latest negative review
Missing several basic features
Paul Reid,
3.6
I inherited a client that uses DollarHost.
The first thing we needed to do was make some DNS changes, so into the cPanel I went. No good. There no DNS editing interface. You have to email support to make any changes, which is... More both slow and cumbersome. Changes are made next day, in my experience, but if you're trying to do something like an email hosting move, that's not ideal, since you usually want to do that and end of day on Friday - but since you can't do it yourself, and you can't be sure their support will get to it in a timely fashion, that makes things difficult.
The next thing that happened was a file on the website mysteriously ended up as 0 bytes. It was a configuration file, so it caused a real problem. Once again, into the cPanel to grab the file from last night's backup. Oh - wait - there are no scheduled backups, and no way to do so. The only backup available was the one made by the previous administrator when the site was first set up. That's terrible! If you want regular backups, be prepared to log in and do it yourself every day.
These are very basic features for a commercial web host. I could see if it was the hosting platform offered my a Managed Service Provider, where they do everything for you and manage it all - but this is a public web hosting company with a complete mess of a setup. Your account, cPanel, and mail management all have different logons, which further complicates things. It's as though someone cobbled together a bunch of bits and pieces in their basement and started charging people to use it.
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Des pratiques commerciales plus que douteuses
Camille J.,
2.0
Ayant subi un prélèvement non autorisé sur mon compte provenant de leur entreprise j'ai voulu savoir de quoi il retournait. Il s'avère que l'entreprise était incapable de me fournir de tels documents justifiant de ma transact... More ion. une entreprise normale aurait donc annulé la transaction puisque aucun service ne m'a été rendu. Mais cette entreprise a préféré se cacher derrière ses procédures pour éviter d'avoir à me rembourser une somme absolument ridicule Less
Shared Hosting
5 plans from $8.95 to $27.95 6 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
Under $4 No

Essential

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8 No

Expert

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Over $10

Starter Plan

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: 500.02 MB
  • Bandwidth: 10.04 GB
  • Panel: other
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Expert ASP.net

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 50
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VPS
No
6 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
Under $4 No

Virtual Server S

$2.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

Virtual Server L

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 120 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

Virtual Server XXL

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
12 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

L-16 HDD

$70.00 / MO
  • Space: 1000 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
13 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
Under $4 No

Cloud Server XS

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

Cloud Server S

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

Cloud Server M

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Website Builder
No
3 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
Under $4 No

Plus

$1.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

Starter

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

Pro

$15.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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SSL
No
3 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

SSL Starter

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
3 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
1 of 6 3 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 8 5 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
0 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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