- Affordable plans
- Low six-month intro price starting at $45 per month
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- 24/7 support
- Price increases after six months
- Low storage allowances
- Low power compared to other hosts
Why we picked it:
IONOS by 1&1 offers an attractive introductory offer for new customers on both managed and unmanaged dedicated server hosting. The low-priced plans range from $45 to $47 per month for unmanaged servers, which come equipped with either 240GB of SSD storage and 8GB of RAM or 1TB of HDD storage and 12GB of RAM. Managed servers start at a monthly cost of $40 to $85, depending on the selection of SSD or HDD.
Despite the price increase after the initial term, the monthly prices still remain competitive compared to other providers in the market. Additionally, IONOS provides a robust set of features, including unlimited data transfer at a speed of 1GB, ensuring minimal lag for visitors to your website. However, it should be noted that IONOS dedicated servers are limited to eight cores, which may not provide as much power as other providers. For instance, InMotion Hosting offers up to 24 cores on its highest-tier offering.
Who should use it:
For those who do not require ample storage for their websites, IONOS presents a viable option for your first dedicated server with its cost-effective introductory rate and reasonable allocation of resources. This assessment is based on IONOS’s lowest-cost plan.