A2 Hosting vs. IONOS Hosting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
A2 Hosting
Score 7.1 out of 10
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A2 Hosting in Ann Arbor provides business website hosting, featuring free site migration, unlimited SSD, isolated dedicated servers, and related features.N/A
IONOS Hosting
Score 7.9 out of 10
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IONOS a provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services, and hosting headquartered in Germany, boasting more than eight million customer contracts. They provide individual web services including SSL certificates (provided by GeoTrust True BusinessID) , domain registration services, website hosting, and managed hosting services supporting WordPress, VPS hosting, and ASP.NET hosting.N/A
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A2 HostingIONOS Hosting
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Flywheel
Flywheel
Score 9.7 out of 10
Shopify
Shopify
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.4 out of 10
Shopify
Shopify
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
AccuWebHosting.Com
AccuWebHosting.Com
Score 9.1 out of 10

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User Ratings
A2 HostingIONOS Hosting
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Availability
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Product Scalability
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
A2 HostingIONOS Hosting
Likelihood to Recommend
A2 Hosting
Never would I recommend this company to anyone. [In my experience] they are total nightmares to deal with and depend on. You can't depend on them at all. Plus, [I feel that] they lie and manipulate the search queries based on lies (they do NOT have radio hosting yet they have ads saying that they do).
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IONOS, Inc
I run five websites off of 1&1 for different outshoots of the company. For our web needs it works perfectly. We have a midgrade hosting package and it works perfectly. I know if issues arose from traffic or storage space 1&1 would have a solution for us.
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Pros
A2 Hosting
  • the hosting hardware they provide is decent when you consider the price
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IONOS, Inc
  • Private registration: 1&1 offers free private registration which makes them an automatic favorite.
  • Reliable customer service: always someone available when I call in and I have never had my issue not get resolved.
  • Easy to use dashboard: domains in one place with DNS settings and other things that can be tweaked. It's easy to add an SSL certificate to domains as well.
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Cons
A2 Hosting
  • [In my experience] customer service is awful.
  • [From what I've seen] they don't care about clients.
  • [In my situation their] first reaction is always to blame it on the unmanaged factor.
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IONOS, Inc
  • From my experience, customer services does not know how to address issues in an understandable language
  • I feel that they arbitrarily overcharge w/o any explanation
  • In my opinion it is really pricey
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Likelihood to Renew
A2 Hosting
Never would I use this service. I canceled 7 accounts I believe so far. [In my opinion] it's a waste.
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IONOS, Inc
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Usability
A2 Hosting
[In my opinion] it barely works.
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IONOS, Inc
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Reliability and Availability
A2 Hosting
they are only technically available but having someone say hello, i'm here to help, immediately is not real responsive if they actually never address the issue being reported. we don't contact support for the bland greeting, we are actually trying to solve a business process interruption
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IONOS, Inc
In over 8 years of operations, we have not had a single outage that affected us.
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Performance
A2 Hosting
They are only good if you never update your website and i mean never. Otherwise their main performance diffrentiator is turbo web hosting, their highest shared hosting plan. When caching is working it performs well reducing load times by half, but as soon as you add a new page to the site, the updates don't show up until you clear the cache manually from multiple locations (wordpress a2optimized plugin, cpanel etc..). As they make updates to the turbo hosting A2optimized plugin, they do not test them properly and do not handle customer feedback about them, instead they are in denial and try to immediately convince the customer there is no issue at all! the old developer joke when they don't want to fix feedback: it works on my machine!
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IONOS, Inc
The email system has not impeded out mail flow in any way, and we do not notice the delays we sometimes see with other systems that include spam/junk mail filtering.
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Support Rating
A2 Hosting
In my opinion they are unresponsive, rude, incompetent, and untrustworthy to boot.
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IONOS, Inc
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Implementation Rating
A2 Hosting
[In my experience] it was a mess from the start and created problems ever since day one.
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Alternatives Considered
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IONOS, Inc
Rackspace I find to be too pricey for the service they offer. Pagely is very much WordPress oriented. I've had downtime with both that I haven't experienced with 1&1.
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Scalability
A2 Hosting
I believe they do not care about addressing failures when they occur. Starting out with a working service counts for nothing if you can't maintain it, fix issues when reported, and actually take the extra step to prevent them from happening again. You have to care about quality and customer service, and A2 couldn't care less
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IONOS, Inc
The scalability of the email solution far exceeds our needs and would be suitable for organizations not looking for an enterprise sized multipurpose solution (O365, Google Workspace, etc).
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Return on Investment
A2 Hosting
  • [In my experience] they have upheaved my entire business many times by not having working servers.
  • [I feel like] they have inconvenienced us many hours with tech calls over stupid things.
  • [In my opinion] they have wasted so much time and man hours.
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IONOS, Inc
  • 1&1 host our email and domains adequately. We can easily add and remove emails as needed.
  • 1&1 also works with our website platform, Memberclicks.
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