IONOS is a leading provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services, and hosting with more than eight million customer contracts worldwide. The product portfolio offers everything that companies need to be successful in the cloud: from domains to classic websites and to full-fledged servers and IaaS solutions. The portfolio is aimed at freelancers, small businesses and enterprise customers with complex IT requirements.
Formerly known as 1&1 Hosting, IONOS is one of the largest web hosting companies and one of the oldest, too. 1&1 Hosting merged with ProfitBricks in 2018, would rebrand to IONOS in 2021 and went public in 2023.
IONOS was founded as a VPS provider in 1988.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It employs 4000 people.
It offers Web, Wordpress, Dedicated and VPS and Cloiud Server products hosting products.
|IONOS plans specs and prices||Plans|
|IONOS instance types||Instance Types|
|How fast are IONOS servers? Check them out in the Screener||Screener|
|List of IONOS trials||Trials|
|Review CPU models found in IONOS trials||CPUs|
|Performance variations of IONOS VPS over the long term||Consistency|
|List of IONOS yabs.sh results||Yabs|
Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.
See https://cloud.ionos.com/network/ddos for IONOS Cloud and https://www.ionos.com/help/server-cloud-infrastructure/general-information/ionos-ddos-defense-mechanism for VPS and Cloud Servers.
It is possible to create an image from the VPS. The cost is between $0.05/GB/month and $0.07/GB/month.
|SSH Keys Setup||Yes|
|Total Number of Datacenters||7|
|Number of Datacenter Continents||2|
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||Yes|
|Accepted Forms of Payment||Credit cards, Paypal|
|Hidden CPU Model||No|
Allows adding and removing open ports. Keeps track of the history of additions and removals.
In addition to features included in VPS plans, IONOS also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):
|Backups||Block storage||Object storage||Load balancer|
|Floating IP addresses||Team Management||Managed databases||Serverless|
|DDoS protection||Kubernetes||GPU instances||Private network|
For each IONOS VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.
See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.
|Average Provisioning Time||Min Provisioning Time||Max Provisioning Time||Number of VPS Samples|
For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.
|Storage Type||Price / GB / month||Description||Restriction|
Backups can be encrypted, scheduled and versioned.
|Prices vary depending on storage size and add-ons, more value in larger storage needs. Pay-per-use variant for 0.07 USD/GB/month.|
S3 compatible object storage. Incoming traffic is free. Outgoing traffic starts at $0.036/GB for the first 10TB and becomes cheaper for larger transfer volumes.
These are the network bandwidth prices charged by IONOS for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.
For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.
|Description||Price / GB|
Pricing model: Unlimited (the provider does not charge for bandwidth and allows unlimited transfer with possible throttling.)
Port speed: 400 MbpsThis pricing applies to both the "VPS" and "Cloud Server" product ranges.
|This provider does not charge for bandwidth.|
This provider offers the following promotion:
New Cloud Server customers get a credit of up to $100 applied to their first month’s bill. The credit is valid for 1 month and any unused credit expires following the first invoice.
Note: All VPS prices reported at VPSBenchmarks are for one month without any further commitment and before promotions unless noted otherwise. The IPv4 charge is added to the VPS monthly price in case the provider doesn't include it by default.
|Plan||Number of CPU cores||RAM||Storage||Price|
Dedicated resources, unlimited traffic with full root access and API.
|VPS Linux M||2||4.0GB||160GB||$9.00 / month|
|VPS Linux L||4||8.0GB||240GB||$15.00 / month|
|VPS Linux XL||8||16.0GB||320GB||$28.00 / month|
|VPS Linux XXL||12||24.0GB||640GB||$50.00 / month|
Per hour billing, VMWare virtualization, REST API, unmetered bandwidth and Intel Xeon processors.
|Cloud Server S||1||1.0GB||40GB||$5.00 / month|
|Cloud Server L||2||4.0GB||80GB||$20.00 / month|
|Cloud Server RAM L||2||8.0GB||80GB||$30.00 / month|
|Cloud Server XL||4||8.0GB||120GB||$35.00 / month|
|Cloud Server XXL||8||16.0GB||160GB||$85.00 / month|
Enterprise-grade virtual private servers. Cost-effective virtual servers that you can use as independent computing capacity for workloads such as development and test environments (incl. integration into the CI/CD pipeline). Use our easily configurable server-and-storage system to the extent you need at any time.
|Cubes S||1||2.0GB||50GB||$11.00 / month|
|Cubes M||2||4.0GB||80GB||$22.00 / month|
|Cubes L||4||8.0GB||160GB||$44.00 / month|
|Cubes XL||6||16.0GB||320GB||$88.00 / month|
|Cloud Server M (Off rankings)||2||2.0GB||60GB||$12.00 / month|