Ionos vs OVH - Discover the Best Choice.

Comparison
Compared options Visit OVHcloud Visit IONOS
Pricing
48 hosting plans 43 hosting plans
Starting price $2.38 / month $1.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.7
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 2.0
3.0
User Friendly 1.5
3.0
Support 1.5
2.0
Features 1.5
3.5
User Reviews
845 reviews 374 reviews
Latest positive review
Excellent Server at this price!
Joshua Peter,
9.2
I purchased an Advance-APAC baremetal server in their Singapore Datacenter during Black Friday, performances are excellent so far and the data inclusions is huge with 50TB per month
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
Horrible !!!
Benamar sabrina,
2.0
Éviter OVH absolument...
Le 5 janvier 2023, j'ai fait un règlement de 61,52€ pour mon hébergement et mes deux noms de domaines en .com et .fr. sauf qu'il y a eu un beug lors de procédure de paiement. Donc, j'ai recommencé les... More paiements individuellement.. la, pas de soucis.. sauf que la facture de 61,52€ est toujours en cours, impossible d'annuler cette facture et ils viennent de bloquer mon site et mes noms domaines, alors que mon règlement est à jour !!! Honnêtement, c'est très compliqué avec eux !!! Tout est long !!! J'ai envoyé une réclamation depuis le 5 janvier, toujours rien !!! Mais très rapide pour réclamer et relancer pour les paiements !!! Pour le reste soyez très patient... Honnêtement il y a moins chère et avec une assistance technique beaucoup plus rapide !!! 13 jours pour annuler une simple facture !!! Ce n'est pas fait en date du 18/01/23 !!! J'attends le rétablissement des me services ( 3 hébergements, 6 noms de domaines, mails pro ) et je dégage d'OVH… Bye, bye !!
Donc épisode 2
J'ai eu une personne au service client au 1007.
Je reste surprise des éléments que j'ai eu par la personne... Donc, voyant que la paiement n'a pas fonctionné de 61,52 €, j'ai refait un paiement individuelle pour l'hébergement, nom domaine en .com et .fr
Là tout fonctionne après règlement, mais malheureusement la facture de 61,52€ est en réalité toujours en cours !! Pourtant le fait du règlement, je pensais qu'elle s'annuler automatiquement logique !! Pas du tout !! Par le biais de cette dette qui est devenu dette malgré moi, il vous bloque vos services déjà payé et vous oblige à la régler sous peine de supprimer votre site et nom de domaine que j'ai payé, c'est quand même une histoire de dingue !!! Donc, j'ai fait mon règlement pensent bien faire les choses !! Pas du tout !! Le piège se referme !! Ils ne veulent pas annuler la précédente facture ou bon commande et vous réclame la somme de 61,52 € pour vous rajouter 1 an de plus au forcing !! Sans essayer de comprendre !! C'est une machine a gaz leurs truc !!! Vous vous faite piège sans le savoir !!! Je vais de suite faire un signalement a la DGCCRF !!! C'est une façon bizarre de conserver la fidélité de leurs clients !!
Un conseil, renseignez vous sur les avis sur OVH avant de prendre un abonnement chez eux !!!
Sur Trustpilot par exemple :
Hostinger, sur 12 517 avis
83% de satisfait
8% de mécontent
Ovh, sur 1850 avis
21% de satisfait
68% de mécontent
Sans commentaire !!!
On est le 23/01/2023, toujours aucune réponse !! Rien !! Mon site toujours bloqué mais payé !! Alors quand OVH vous dit qu'on sera contacter rapidement (ça sera long) et très rapidement (ça sera encore plus long)...
"Chez OVHcloud nous faisons le maximum pour fournir une réponse à tous nos clients dans les meilleurs délais." des paroles, des paroles, des paroles !!!
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One of the worst company
Shabir Ahmad,
2.4
They charged me and terminated my account without providing any evidence of terms and conditions breach and their support is very poor put you on wait during the call for more than 30 minutes for waiting to response from o... More ther department like ,security etc Less
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $2.38 to $2,643.85 6 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
Under $4

Personal plan

$2.19 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 5
View Personal plan plan

Essential

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Essential plan
Under $8

Professional plan

$5.49 / MO
  • Space: 250 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 10
View Professional plan plan

Expert

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

Performance plan

$10.99 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 500
View Performance plan plan

Expert ASP.net

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 50
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VPS
4 plans from $2.38 to $2,643.85 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

VALUE

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VALUE plan

Virtual Server L

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 120 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server L plan
Over $10

ESSENTIAL

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View ESSENTIAL plan

Virtual Server XXL

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server XXL plan
Dedicated Server
41 plans from $2.38 to $2,643.85 12 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
Under $4

HGR-SDS-1

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View HGR-SDS-1 plan
No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Rise-1

$61.74 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Rise-1 plan

L-16 HDD

$70.00 / MO
  • Space: 1000 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View L-16 HDD plan
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
View Cloud Server XS plan
Under $8 No

Cloud Server S

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server S plan
Over $10 No

Cloud Server M

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

Plus

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

Starter

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

Pro

$15.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Pro plan
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
View SSL Starter plan
Data Centers
4 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceânia Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes 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
3 of 8 5 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
3 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: IONOS

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

Are you confused between Ionos and OVH? Worry no more, because we’ve got everything you need in this article! Ionos is slightly better when it comes to pricing, ease-of-use, and security so it comes out on top in this comparison. However, OVH is still a good option if performance is important to you!

Learn all about the features of these two most popular hosting platforms & pick a winner for yourself – let’s begin!

 

Overall Comparison Ionos vs OVH

IonosOVH
FeaturesShared; VPS; Dedicated

Free domain & SSL

Unmetered traffic

5/5

Shared, VPS, Dedicated

Free domain & SSL

Unlimited traffic

5/5

PricingStarts with $4/month; 30-day money back guarantee

5/5

Starts at $3.99/month; no refund policy

4/5

Performance 99.99% uptime

5/5

99.99% uptime

5/5

Support24/7 Phone, ticket, Live chat, forum, knowledgebase

5/5

24/7 Phone, 1-on-1 support, Email, Live chat, knowledgebase

4.5/5

Ease of useCustom dashboard

Automatic WordPress setup

Website builder (paid)

4.5/5

OVH Cloud Management Panel

Plesk

1-click WordPress

4/5

SecurityFree SSL, DDoS

Backups & Site monitoring

ModSecurity

5/5

Free SSL, DDoS

Backups

Spam and Malware detection tools

4.5/5

Server LocationNorth America, Europe, Asia, Oceania

5/5

USA, Europe

4/5

Winner: Ionos

If you’re in the market for top-notch performance and amazing pricing plans, head over to Ionos. Take a plunge into our comparison between two hosts – who knows? You may just find that OVH is tailor-made for your needs!

 

About Ionos and OVH

Final: Ionos Vs OVHWith servers distributed across the USA and Europe – powering more than 12 million domains – Ionos has been headquartered in Germany since 1998. They offer a wide range of hosting solutions including shared plans, VPS options, and dedicated server packages to suit any website’s needs! Ionos can provide everything your business needs for effortless website execution.
Founded nearly two decades ago, one year after Ionos, OVH is a French-based company that has been providing cutting-edge hosting services with data centers spread across the U.S.A and Europe. OVH is revolutionizing the cloud industry by offering public and private clouds, shared hosting solutions as well as dedicated servers.

 

Round 1: Hosting features – Key Hosting Features and Services

Hosting FeatureIonosOVH
Disk space and bandwidthShared Hosting – Unmetered bandwidth; 50-500 GB HDD diskspace

VPS hosting – Unmetered bandwidth; 10-240 GB SSD diskspace

Dedicated Hosting – Unmetered bandwidth; Up to 2TB HDD and 800 GB SSD

WordPress Hosting – Unlimited traffic, 125 –  GB SSD diskspace

Agency Hosting – Unmetered bandwidth; 10-Unlimited storage

Shared Hosting –

Unlimited traffic; 100 – 500 GB disk space

 

VPS hosting – 100 Mbps – 2Gbps; 20-640 GB SSD diskspace

Dedicated Hosting – 500 Mbit/s to 50 Gbit/s bandwidth;

128 GB – 2TB diskspace

WordPress Hosting – Unlimited traffic, 100 -500 GB diskspace

high-performance SSD storage800 GB on dedicated hosting plan2 x 1.2 TB on dedicated hosting plan
Free daily backups and restoreYes; daily backups on all plansYes
Free WordPress installationYesYes
Free site migrationYesYes
Free website builderNo; MyWebsite builder plan starts at $1/monthNo
Free SSLYesYes

Key Ionos Features

Ionos provides unmetered bandwidth and enough storage for any user, whether they need 800 GB SSD storage or unlimited agency plans. You get all the essential security features on the basic plans. Timely backups are created and WordPress is easy to install. You just have to pay for the site builder and you’ll be good to go!

Key OVH Features

OVH does not have a ready-made plan for agency owners. Their WordPress and dedicated plans, however, come with an incredible range of features. Unfortunately, OVH doesn’t have a site builder and their control panel is a little bit confusing but they provide the most value for money on their dedicated plans.

And the winner is… Ionos

Ionos is a clear winner with its additional agency plan and unmetered bandwidth on all packages.

 

Round 2:  Prices & Plans

Shared HostingIonosOVH
Entry Level planEssential

$4 / month

Personal

$3.99 / month

Middle planBusiness

$1 / month

Professional

$6.99 / month

Highest planExpert

$8 / month

Performance

$11.99 / month

VPS HostingIonosOVH
Entry Level planVPS S – $2 / month

VPS M – $4 / month

VPS L – $8 / month

VPS XL – $2 / month

VPS XXL – $18 / month

Starter

$4.20 / month

Value

$6.44 / month

Middle planVPS vCore M – $6 / month

VPS vCore L – $10 / month

VPS vCore XL – $4 / month

VPS vCore XXL – $20 / month

Essential

$13.52  / month

Highest planVPS M RAM – $8 / month

VPS L RAM – $12 / month

VPS XL RAM – $2 / month

VPS XXL RAM – $24 / month

Comfort

$25.11 / month

Elite

$36.24 / month

Dedicated HostingIonosOVH
Entry Level planA8i SSD – $45 / month

L4i HDD – $47 / month

Scale Dedicated servers – $62.43 / month
Middle planL-16 SSD – $70 / month

L-16 HDD – $60 / month

XL-32 SSD – $110 / month

XL-32 HDD $90 / month

Advanced Dedicated servers – $96.62 / month
Highest planXL-64 SSD  – $140 / month

XL-64 HDD – $120 / month

Rise Dedicated servers – $449.55 / month

High Grade Dedicated servers – $828.12 / month

WordPress HostingIonosOVH
Entry Level planStart

$2 / month

Personal

$4.39 / month

Middle planGrow

$1 / month

Professional

$7.69 / month

Highest planBoost

$6 / month

Performance

$13.19 / month

Specialized plansIonos (Agency Hosting)OVH (Dedicated Hosting)
Entry Level planEssential

$4 / month

N/A
Middle planBusiness

$0.5 / month

Game Dedicated Servers

$113.51 / month

Highest planExpert

$8 / month

Storage Dedicated Servers

$413.81 / month

Ionos Pricing Plans

If you’re looking for affordable hosting, Ionos offers 13 VPS plans, 3 WordPress plans and 3 agency hosting plans. If price isn’t as big of a concern, they also have 8 dedicated server options.

  • Shared Hosting Plans – 3 tiers of entry-level plans suitable for small businesses and personal websites.
  • VPS Hosting Plans – 13-tier VPS plans that are best for small to mid-sized businesses.
  • Dedicated Hosting Plans – 3-tier plans for businesses that need the best performance and dedicated resources
  • WordPress Plans – plans designed for WordPress websites
  • Specialized dedicated Hosting Plans – Plans for Agencies and Freelancers

OVH Pricing Plans

Like Ionos, OVH offers shared, VPS, dedicated, and WordPress hosting plans.

  • Shared Hosting Plans –  best for new blogging websites and personal portfolios.
  • VPS Hosting Plans – secure hosting best for mid-sized businesses
  • Dedicated Hosting Plans – ideal for resource-intensive businesses
  • WordPress Plans – specially designed for all kinds of WordPress website owners
  • Specialized Hosting Plans (Game Dedicated) – Plans for secure online gaming

And the Winner Is…Ionos

Ionos offers far more hosting options as well as a specialized agency plan. OVH has confusing pricing plans and they don’t offer agency plans.

 

Round 3: Website performance (Uptime & Speed)

Your hosting provider’s uptime refers to how often their servers are operational. Your website speed is determined by how fast users can access information on your site after clicking a page.

A high uptime and server speeds mean that your website will have little to no downtime and pages will load quickly; both of which lower bounce rate and increase conversions

TestIonosOVH
GT Metrix0.784 s0.439 s
PageSpeed Insights1.8 s0.3 s

Ionos Uptime & Speed

Ionos didn’t perform up-to-the-mark on the speed tests. It took 0.784 seconds to load (TTFB) on GT Metrix and gave a performance score of 80%.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

On PageSpeed Insights the speed was 1.8 s TTFB which is again not as good as expected.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

OVH Uptime & Speed

The results of the GTmetrix and Pagespeed insights pages are as follows:

  • TTFB for GTmetrix 0.439s
  • TTFB for Pagespeed 0.3s

OVH gave an incredible score of 90% on PageSpeed Insights.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

It performed really well on GTMetrix with a performance score of 92%.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

And the Winner Is…OVH

On both GTMetrix and Ionos, OVH performed incredibly well whereas Ionos has satisfactory scores.

 

Round 4: Customer Support – Who Has the Best Support System?

Type of SupportIonosOVH
24/7 supportYesYes
Phone SupportYesYes
Live chatYesYes
Email SupportYesYes
Ticket supportYesYes
Forum SupportNoYes
Video guidesNoNo
KnowledgebaseYesYes

Ionos Customer Support

Ionos has all the basic support features that are required to run a business: phone, live chat, email and ticketing, and a huge knowledgebase. However, they don’t have a forum/video guides.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

They have also provided numbers for different countries and phone support is available 24/7.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

I tried reaching out to a live chat agent twice at different times but the feature was temporarily available.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

OVH Customer Support

In addition to all the basic support features, OVH has a Twitter support option too. Their live chat is available at particular times which they have mentioned on their website.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

I contacted a live chat agent and it took them 5 seconds to find an agent for me. I liked how quickly she responded and asked me relevant questions to help me out.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

And the Winner Is…OVH

OVH has an incredible team of support and they have more support features than Ionos.

 

Round 5: Ease of use – Which Platform Is Easier to Use?

IonosOVH
Account management dashboardEasyEasy
Control panelEasyMedium
Setup process (Install OS)EasyEasy
Transfer an existing websiteEasyEasy
Easy creation of backupsEasyEasy
EmailsEasyEasy
Enable CloudFlareMediumMedium

Ionos Ease of use

Their landing page is designed in a way that makes it easy to find what you’re looking for and contact customer support directly if needed. I find the color scheme on their website to be quite aesthetic, and the overall design comes across as professional.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

Even though I don’t think the Dashboard design looks professional, its layout is easy to understand and follow.  Despite the design being lousy – as long as I can find what I am looking for, it’s good to go!

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

With Ionos’ custom dashboard, even beginners can quickly master the control panel/dashboard. The interface isn’t well-designed but it does have a neat and intuitive layout that makes setup and management of your website simple! Reviews don’t lie – customers love Ionos’ straightforward approach to getting things done.

OVH Ease of use

The UI of their website is very flashy and the colors are too bright, which gives the website a less professional look. All the features are quite dispersed and it takes a while to get used to it.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

Although OVHcloud offers several great features, it is not very user-friendly. The process of purchasing their plan is slightly technical and their OVH Cloud Management Panel is frustrating to use.

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

And the Winner Is…Ionos

Ionos provides comprehensive features on its dashboard that makes it beginner-friendly and intuitive for all users.

 

Round 6: Security – Which Platform is More Secure?

IonosOVH
Free SSL certificateYesYes
DDoS protectionYesYes
CloudFlareYesYes
Daily backupsYesYes
Malware scansYesYes
SiteLock SecurityYesNo
WAF (Web Application Firewall)YesYes
Security FeaturesBackups

Site monitoring

ModSecurity

Domain validation

Site backup

Spam detection, Firewalls

Malware detection tools

Ionos Security

IONOS uses state-of-the-art security measures to protect your account from attacks on the Internet. They can identify and block abusive login attempts. This platform will keep your website secure at all costs – that’s why every plan comes with a Wildcard SSL certificate, and Domain Guard or DNS Pro can be added on as an optional extra.

OVH Security

OVH uses LXC technology (Linux Containers), which are not very reliable. However, your data will be regularly backed up with OVHcloud. With the help of three powerful 160 Gbps Anti-DDoS infrastructures located in global data centers, OVH has your back with maximum protection from any type of DDoS attack. Cross your feet and let them host all your important information – guaranteeing safe access that’s only available to those you want!

And the Winner Is…Ionos

Ionos is a winner since they provide free SSL, DDoS protection, and CloudFlare compatibility. You also get daily backups, automatic malware scans, and the option to purchase a SiteLock security plan.

 

Round 7: Server locations

Your server’s physical location impacts your website’s loading speed. If your users are based in the same country as your servers, they will experience much faster data transfer than if your servers were located far away. This is due to site latency, which occurs when there is a delay in data transfer. Having multiple server locations around the world can help ensure fast loading times for your website.

Ionos Server location

Ionos has its data centers located in the following areas: :

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Newark, NJ
  • London, UK
  • Frankfurt, Berlin (Germany)
  • Logroño, Spain

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

OVH Server location

OVH has a worldwide customer base, and has 7 data centers located in different locations:

  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Singapore

Final: Ionos Vs OVH

And the Winner Is…OVH

It’s a tough one but OVH wins this round since it has 2 more data centers than Ionos and they are spread across different locations.

 

Ionos vs OVH: final recommendations

When to Choose Ionos?

Ionos wins this matchup for good reason. Choose Ionos if you:

  • You’re a beginner to the hosting world
  • You’re working on a budget
  • You want constant support to set up your website
  • You’re an agency owner
  • You want a free domain and necessary security features to start with

 

Go for OVH if you:

OVH has an incredible range of features and they have many data centers spread across the world. You should choose OVH if:

  • You’re okay with more limited support
  • You’re not looking to upgrade to an agency (no plans for this purpose)
  • You want to have a wide range of pricing options
  • You’re okay with not using cPanel or Plesk since some of their plans do not include both
  • You know the technicalities of web hosting

 

The Bottom Line

After an intense 7-round matchup, it’s clear that the winner of the web hosting platform is – Ionos! Offering free domains with all plans plus additional benefits like free SSLs and very flexible packages to suit any business type or size made them stand out from their competition.

OVH performed a little better on our speed test but it’s not always the case. OVH is well suited for targeting audiences in Europe and USA since OVH performs better in these locations.


FAQs

1. Is 1 & 1 now Ionos?

Ionos was formerly called “1&1 Ionos” and “1&1 Internet” when it was founded in 1998. The name was changed to “1&1 Ionos” in 2018 and finally to “Ionos” in 2020.

2. Which hosting platform is more affordable: Ionos or OVH?

There’s not much difference in the pricing plans – but OVH is a bit cheaper and starts at $3.99 per month.

3. Can I transfer my website from OVH to Ionos?

Yes, you can transfer your website from OVH to Ionos. You have to sign up for Ionos and get ready for the move – you just need an authorization code. No worries about losing out on subscription time, because any remaining period will be carried over when transferring to Ionos.

4. What are some great OVH and Ionos alternatives?

Some of the best Ionos and OVH alternatives are GoDaddy, Bluehost, Namecheap, Hostinger, and Hostgator.