1and1 IONOS Review

1and1 IONOS

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on November 29 2018.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No

Statement on 1and1 website claiming DDoS protection for all 1and1 product is inaccurate.

Backups  No

It is possible to create an image from the VPS. The cost is $5.76/month for a Cloud Server L VPS.

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Unlike most competitors, the 1and1 charts allow picking the time period to be displayed.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  Yes

Allows adding and removing open ports. Keeps track of the history of additions and removals.

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
  • Login is some random number instead of he expected email address.
  • The UI feels slow.
Quality of Service 
  • No more information than "USA" for data center location.

1and1 IONOS Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, 1and1 IONOS also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage   Object storage Load balancer   Floating IP addresses  
Teams Datastores Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes
GPU instances

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each 1and1 IONOS VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
357s 60s 1000s 4

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Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $10.00
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use No
Disk GB 50
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 41

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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for 1and1 IONOS - Cloud Server M. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud Server M plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server M plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Feb 13 2019 Web Sysbench 81ms 245ms
Aug 30 2018 Web Sysbench 70ms 320ms
May 10 2018 Web Sysbench 84ms 330ms
Aug 27 2017 Web Sysbench 64ms 328ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $20.00
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 70

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A C A B D
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for 1and1 IONOS - Cloud Server L. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud Server L plan

This plan was tested 5 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server L plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Nov 19 2018 Web Sysbench 60ms 122ms
Jun 02 2018 Web Sysbench 56ms 300ms
Oct 08 2017 Web Sysbench 62ms 250ms
Dec 21 2016 Web Sysbench 52ms 102ms
Dec 10 2016 Web Sysbench 49ms 104ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $30.00
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use No
Disk GB 120
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 63

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C A C A D
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for 1and1 IONOS - Cloud Server XL. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud Server XL plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server XL plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Apr 10 2019 Web Sysbench 58ms 306ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $60.00
Discount or Surcharge for long or short term use No
Disk GB 160
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 60

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C A C B D
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for 1and1 IONOS - Cloud Server XXL. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud Server XXL plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server XXL plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Jun 24 2019 Web Sysbench 66ms 275ms

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