IONOS by 1&1 VPS Plans Review

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IONOS by 1&1 in its own words

IONOS by 1&1

IONOS is a leading provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services, and hosting with more than eight million customer contracts. The product portfolio offers everything that companies need to be successful in the cloud: from domains to classic websites and do-it-yourself solutions, from online marketing tools to full-fledged servers and IaaS solutions. The portfolio is aimed at freelancers, small businesses, and consumers as well as enterprise customers with complex IT requirements.

IONOS was created in 2018 from the merger of 1&1 and IaaS provider ProfitBricks. IONOS is part of the listed United Internet AG.

IONOS by 1&1 was founded in 1988.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It employs 7000 people.
It offers Web, Wordpress, Dedicated and VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Features and Usability

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Mixed
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  4
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
Reverse DNS  Yes
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.

IONOS by 1&1 Extra Services

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

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

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each IONOS by 1&1 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
225s 45s 1000s 10

Admin UI Screenshots


Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Backups $0.120 Price is lower for preset backup sizes Backups can be encrypted, scheduled and versioned.
https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-backup

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IONOS by 1&1 Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $8.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 40
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 50

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D E C B D
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for IONOS by 1&1 - Cloud Server S. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud Server S plan

This plan was tested 5 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server S plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Nov 11 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz D
Feb 13 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz D
Aug 30 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz D
May 10 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz D
Aug 27 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz D

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/servers/vps
Price per month $10.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 61

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

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for IONOS by 1&1 - VPS M. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the VPS M plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VPS M plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
May 26 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $16.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 60
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 73

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

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for IONOS by 1&1 - 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 6 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server M plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Aug 29 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz B
Nov 19 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz B
Jun 02 2018 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz C
Oct 08 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz C

First month is $2.

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/servers/vps
Price per month $20.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 120
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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
B B A B D
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for IONOS by 1&1 - VPS L. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the VPS L plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VPS L plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Apr 08 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $24.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 69

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for IONOS by 1&1 - 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 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server L plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
May 04 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz B
Apr 10 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $40.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 69

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for IONOS by 1&1 - Cloud Server RAM L. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud Server RAM L plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server RAM L plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Jan 11 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-servers
Price per month $50.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 120
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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: 75

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for IONOS by 1&1 - 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 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server XL plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Feb 27 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz B
Jun 24 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz C

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