When comparing OVH and 1&1 it is important to note that these are two discount hosting providers, so price is going to often be more important than power or overall quality. Other than the fact that 1&1 does have a free hosting option, OVH’s prices tend to be lower, without sacrificing on the quality. OVH also does a great job at building their own datacenters, which gives them some significant advantages. These facts, plus the fact that OVH is rated higher in real user reviews, makes them our winner in this comparison.
I’ve been a customer of IONOS for years and am satisfied with the service I receive. If I have a problem, someone is there to assist personally shortly. The hosting is stable and easy to use.