IONOS vs Hostway

Comparison
Compared options Visit IONOS Visit Hostway
Pricing
36 hosting plans 9 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $6.95 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
1.8
Reliability 1.5
2.0
Pricing 2.0
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
1.5
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
363 reviews 13 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.
EXCELLENT TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DANIEL ... THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Eileen L. Gonzales,
10
TEN STARS FOR THE OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DANIEL TODAY. HE WALKED ME THROUGH A DETAILED PROCESS STEP-BY-STEP, EXPLICITLY AND PATIENTLY. I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH HOSTWAY SINCE 2003, AND NOW I LIKE THEM EVE... More N MORE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO YOU. Less
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
The worst provider I have ever dealt with. Tech support is terrible.
Barbra A Barbour,
2.4
A customer of mine recently purchased web hosting services from Hostway, and it’s been a nightmare since the moment the purchase was made. The salesman repeatedly assured us that we would have Cpanel access, and it’s not even... More available. They assured we could install a shared SSL through them…..it turns out you can, so long as you email it to them every year and get them to install it. I don’t trust their ability to install it based on what I’ve seen so far though.
From the very moment we purchased an upgraded plan, we hadn’t even logged onto the site yet, they took down our original website and hosed our email settings. In the middle of the business day.
For several days I was unable to upload my index.html file, I had to send it to them and ask them to do it. The other files upload fine, just not the index file. At first they attempted to blame FileZilla for the problem, then finally got a workaround where I upload the file into my images folder, contact them, and they move it into the root directory. Not satisfactory, at all. I still am unable to edit my own htaccess file, and it doesn’t look like they care much about fixing that either.
This started last Friday, and today is Tuesday. I have spent literally hours on the phone and in chat with them trying to get this ironed out, and as of 5pm Tuesday it still is not fixed. It takes as long to explain the issue as it does for them to look through their documentation for an answer, because they are not even minimally competent with the technical workings of a server.
Maybe they do okay with Wordpress, I don’t know, but unless that’s your thing steer way way clear of this company.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $0.50 to $8.00 3 plans from $6.95 to $29.95
Under $4

Essential

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

Expert

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View Starter plan
Over $10 No

Flexcloud Site

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: 300 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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VPS
6 plans from $0.00 to $18.00 6 plans from $19.95 to $109.95
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
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Linux Basic

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $40.00 to $150.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

A8i

$40.00 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View A8i plan
No
Cloud Hosting
12 plans from $4.00 to $220.00
No
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
No
Over $10

Cloud Server M

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server M plan
No
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
0 of 6 1 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
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 2 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
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
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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