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This 1&1 IONOS Hosting Review was revised and updated on November 14, 2018.
What is 1&1 IONOS Hosting?
I like to think of 1&1 IONOS as the hidden giant of the hosting world.
This seems to be the case for America, at least—most people who aren’t familiar with hosting, and have taken only a few cursory looks, know more about GoDaddy and Bluehost.
Despite that, 1&1 IONOS is one of the largest hosting providers in the world: they service more than 8 million customers and 12 million domains.
Perhaps it’s because 1&1 IONOS is mainly centered in Europe, but nonetheless it has a massive reach.
Although 1&1 IONOS has been around since 1988—which is incredibly old in internet company terms—it hasn’t stopped growing.
In fact, they just recently changed their brand name to 1&1 IONOS, reflecting a new integration with the cloud.
So, how does this hidden titan perform?
Is it truly outcompeted by the other famous names in hosting, or does it quietly dominate?
In this review, I will speak from my experience and knowledge of the hosting landscape.