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IONOS vs SoftLayer

Comparison
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Pricing
34 hosting plans 5 hosting plans
Starting price $0.50 / month $25.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
1.9
Reliability 1.5
2.0
Pricing 2.0
1.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
205 reviews 11 reviews
Latest positive review
Good platform for web hosting
Briana Garrett,
9.2
I find them very good platform to purchase web hosting services. I will surely recommend them with some other good options like Hostinger, Godaddy and Domainracer to make a best choice.
Perfect support and reliability for many years :)
Kostas Dakanalis,
9.6
Top hosting company for real online business !!!
Latest negative review
Very bad service
Umida Djalalova,
2.4
Staff trained wrongly, they say lies, cheating on you constantly. I cannot get rid of this company now, they keep on attacking you with offers and don’t let go easy, putting additional charges, very annoying people, my nightmare!
Softlayer is no longer a good hosting solution. Save yourself the headaches and avoid them.
Ty Roden,
3.6
Softlayer used to be a good company to have for hosting. Little by little it has become less support and more fees - everywhere. They just closed a datacenter in Dallas - they sent out migration emails to people saying that s... More ervers were being migrated. Not very clear.
They literally turned off all servers in that datacenter even if you were a paying client, and proceeded to flat delete all data. If you missed the email, tough. I have spoken with others that were affected by this, same response. " We will give you 2 free months of service, but your data is gone ". Considering that these servers were virtuals, they could have literally just migrated the files to operational servers, instead they send emails, and just shut you off. Period. This is horrible and unprofessional. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $0.50 to $8.00
No
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
View Expert plan
No
Over $10 No No
VPS
5 plans from $2.00 to $18.00 1 plan from $27.60 to $27.60
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

Custom

$27.60 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Custom plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $40.00 to $150.00 3 plans from $158.00 to $1,439.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

A8i

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

Custom Single Processor

$158.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Custom Single Processor plan
Cloud Hosting
12 plans from $4.00 to $220.00 1 plan from $25.00 to $25.00
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

Virtual Servers - Custom

$25.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Servers - Custom 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
2 of 6 5 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No Yes
South America No Yes
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 No Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 0 of 6
WordPress Yes No
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
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
5 of 8 3 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 1 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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