• Live scaling
  • 99.99% uptime
  • 30-day free trial
  • $100 free credit for first month
  • No minimum contracts
  • Inconsistent customer support quality
  • Not ideal for beginners
  • Add-on fees for extra storage and backups can add up

Why we picked it:

IONOS offers a flexible pay-as-you-go cloud hosting solution, enabling clients to only pay for the resources they consume. The absence of a contractual commitment allows clients the freedom to start or discontinue their plans at any time.

The entry-level Cloud Server XS plan provides one vCore CPU, 512MB RAM and up to 30GB SSD at a rate of $0.0056 per hour, with a maximum monthly fee of $4. To access additional storage, RAM and SSD, clients may choose to upgrade to a higher plan, with hourly rates ranging from $0.0069 to $0.4444, based on the configuration of the cloud server. The monthly maximum fee for IONOS plans varies from $4 to $320.

IONOS’ cloud plans come equipped with storage ranging from 30GB to 480GB, and clients can purchase additional storage in 100GB increments for $7.20 per month, billed per minute. All cloud plans offer an unlimited number of email accounts, with 2GB of storage per inbox. The platform supports both Linux and Windows operating systems, with an additional monthly fee of $10 per vCore for Windows.

Who should use it:

IONOS is a highly suitable cloud hosting option for individuals or organizations with intermediate to advanced technical proficiency, offering the advantage of flexible, pay-as-you-use pricing.

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