Cloudways vs. IONOS Hosting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudways
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Cloudways, by DigitalOcean, offers a range of managed hosting solutions, including managed Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and others, with a choice of infrastructure providers and media delivery via CloudwaysVPN, and CloudwaysBot notification system.
$10
per month
IONOS Hosting
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
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
Pricing
CloudwaysIONOS Hosting
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$10.00
per month
Maximum Price
$274.33
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudwaysIONOS Hosting
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$25 per applicationNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCloudways offers 1 free migration to all customers. For any further migration needs the customer can use our free WordPress migration plugin and do it themselves. Or they can request paid migration services for any PHP based application, which start at $25 per application.
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CloudwaysIONOS Hosting
Small Businesses
Flywheel
Flywheel
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Shopify
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.4 out of 10
Shopify
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Pantheon
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Score 8.4 out of 10

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User Ratings
CloudwaysIONOS Hosting
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudwaysIONOS Hosting
Likelihood to Recommend
DigitalOcean
When you dont know how to set up a cloud server technically, (The LAMP stack or the PHP settings etc) Cloudways comes handy. You can easily modify the server settings with one click.
Less Appropriate - If you want to save costs, go for direct cloud providers. Setting up technical stuff is a one time job.
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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
DigitalOcean
  • Automatic Daily One Click Restore Backups
  • Integrated CDN
  • Easy & Intuitive Alternate Interface to cPanel and WHM
  • Very Affordable for High Specs
  • 24/7 Customer Support is Extremely Helpful
  • Serve & Application Management is a Breeze
  • Choose from Multiple Server Locations
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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
DigitalOcean
  • Their free alternative to WP Rocket could be made more user-friendly and easier to understand
  • Create a function to automatically report heavy usage to specific email IDs
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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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Reliability and Availability
DigitalOcean
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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
DigitalOcean
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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
DigitalOcean
Technical support is just 2-3 clicks away and the Cloudways homepage and the operators are available almost 24/7. They also are able to answer any kind of question related to their services, whether economical or technical. I sometimes made mistakes while using their services and they have been keen to help me, and fixed my problems really fast.
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IONOS, Inc
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Alternatives Considered
DigitalOcean
VPS and dedicated hosting are costly, Therefore cloud hosting provides a cheaper way to own a powerful server, and IP is dedicated as well. Cloudways was the decision because:
1) Easy to set up without any linux commands we can set up the server
2) Live chat for technical help. (Excellent agents, they helped out of the scope issues too)
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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
DigitalOcean
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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
DigitalOcean
  • Massive ROI compared to Go Daddy's Server
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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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