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IONOS vs HostForLIFE.eu

Comparison
Compared options Visit IONOS Visit HostForLIFE.eu
Pricing
34 hosting plans 16 hosting plans
Starting price $0.50 / month $2.69 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
4.6
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 2.0
4.5
User Friendly 1.5
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 1.5
4.5
User Reviews
359 reviews 205 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.
Very responsive support!
Mathieu Cohen,
10
I was looking for a cost effective hosting solution for a data driven website with both SQL server and MS Access database support. I took Hostforlife on a 3 months trial. They were easy to setup and I had issue with my SSL, I... More contacted their support and they respond the email within 10 minutes. They also solved the problem within few hours.
I also purchase schedule task addon for my files and database. I get a daily backup report showing that the data has been backed up, and before publishing any changes I force an additional backup. I have now taken 3 years contract with Hostforlife.
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Latest negative review
STAY FAR AWAY
Keith Madara,
3.6
For your own sanity, keep away. Calling their "Support" line is a joke. You get different stories each time, there is no one to talk to and they just dont care about you the end user.
You will pay extra money for basic web server functionality
Dmytro S,
2.0
I had a very bad experience with this hosting. There was no trial period, so I had to pay 20 EUR for first 3 month. Fine, not a big deal. So I paid and wait few hours for email with hosting details. Then I started to setup my... More website on their hosting, and by the some reason PUT and DELETE HTTP methods didn't worked. I spent few hours to understand what I'm doing wrong. Then I wrote to support team, and it turns out that PUT and DELETE methods are disabled on web server! And I have to pay extra 15 EUR for setup this functionality on web server by support team! And there is no human readable text on their web site about this "extra" feature. So after such bad customer experience I found other hosting and decided to get my 20 EUR back. After my request to return my money, support team said that they can enable HTTP methods for free. So they just tried to scam 15 EUR, and when I refuse to pay and asked about withdraw my 20 EUR they agree to enable HTTP methods. Very bad customer experience. So I continued ask for withdraw my 20 EUR. On their web site I can see text like "30 Days Money Back Guarantee". And it turns out, that in their terms of use (which usually nobody read) said that there is non refundable 15 EUR for their "setup". So I managed to return only 5 EUR. If you don't want to pay extra money for basic web server functionality, I'm strongly don't recommend this hosting. Less
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $0.50 to $8.00 8 plans from $2.69 to $15.99
Under $4

Essential

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Classic ONE

$2.69 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Classic ONE plan
Under $8

Expert

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

Classic TWO

$5.29 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Classic TWO plan
Over $10 No

Business Plan-Windows

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Business Plan-Windows plan
VPS
5 plans from $2.00 to $18.00
No
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
No
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $40.00 to $150.00 4 plans from $210.00 to $350.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

A8i

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

Server CLASS A

$210.00 / MO
  • Space: 1000 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Server CLASS A plan
Cloud Hosting
12 plans from $4.00 to $220.00 4 plans from $3.99 to $51.10
Under $4

Cloud Server XS

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server XS plan

Silver

$3.99 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 19.97 GB
View Silver plan
Under $8

Cloud Server S

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

Gold

$7.37 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 70.04 GB
View Gold plan
Over $10

Cloud Server M

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

Platinum

$26.11 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: 199.99 GB
View Platinum plan
Website Builder
3 plans from $1.00 to $10.00
No
Under $4

Starter

$1.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
No
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
No
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
4 of 6
North America Yes
Europe Yes
Asia Yes
Oceânia No
South America Yes
Africa & Middle East No
Support Services
5 of 6 3 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
5 of 8 1 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
0 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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