Hostway vs IONOS

Comparison
Compared options Visit Hostway Visit IONOS
Pricing
9 hosting plans 43 hosting plans
Starting price $6.95 / month $1.00 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
2.7
Reliability 2.0
2.5
Pricing 2.0
3.0
User Friendly 1.5
3.0
Support 1.5
2.0
Features 2.0
3.5
User Reviews
13 reviews 377 reviews
Latest positive review
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
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
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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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
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $6.95 to $109.95 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

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Expert

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

Flexcloud Site

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: 300 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • 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
6 plans from $6.95 to $109.95 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

Linux Basic

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
4 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 3 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes 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
2 of 8 5 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes 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
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 No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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