IONOS vs WP Engine

Comparison
Compared options Visit IONOS Visit WP Engine
Pricing
43 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $1.00 / month $23.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.7
4.4
Reliability 2.5
4.5
Pricing 3.0
4.0
User Friendly 3.0
4.5
Support 2.0
4.5
Features 3.5
4.5
User Reviews
377 reviews 19 reviews
Latest positive review
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
Always reliable and good support
Juancho Dev,
10
It has one-click backup and restore, and it has a staging environment! 24-7 available helpful tech support. Never had a problem with their servers
Latest negative review
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
WP ENGINE HAS LET ME DOWN
Sandy McCarthy,
4.8
I have been with WP Engine for my wordpress site for several years now. I had heard they were the best for a business Wordpress site. In the past, I had no problems with my site ever going down. Since switching to WP Engine, ... More It has been problem after problem with my site going down for hours at a time. I finally had to set up with a Down Time notification service so I could keep track. They have switched my site over to different servers several times but never seem to be able to provide a reason or explanation for the problem. Their pricing is way higher than most companies (which they admit) yet they provide nothing special and their reliability is not stable at all. Now actively looking to switch my site to a different company. Less
Shared Hosting
6 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 3 plans from $23.00 to $242.00
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

Expert ASP.net

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 50
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STARTUP

$23.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 49.97 GB
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 1
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VPS
6 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 4 plans from $23.00 to $242.00
Under $4

Virtual Server S

$2.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8

Virtual Server L

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 120 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Over $10

Virtual Server XXL

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Startup

$23.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
12 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

L-16 HDD

$70.00 / MO
  • Space: 1000 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Cloud Hosting
13 plans from $1.00 to $320.00 1 plan from $23.00 to $242.00
Under $4

Cloud Server XS

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8

Cloud Server S

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Over $10

Cloud Server M

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Startup

$23.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 49.97 GB
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Website Builder
3 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
No
Under $4

Plus

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

Starter

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

Pro

$15.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Pro plan
No
SSL
3 plans from $1.00 to $320.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

SSL Starter

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
2 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No No
Oceânia No 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 No Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 1 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
Magento No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
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
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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