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  • Templates for many industries
  • Easy-to-use tools
  • Competitive pricing
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Ionos

Ionos MyWebsite  is a website builder crafted for small and medium-sized companies looking to have an online presence. Very easy to use, you can choose from a range of templates, images, etc, and customize them according to your needs. MyWebsite belongs to the giant German host Ionos.

Ionos in detail

The German Internet Giant

Ionos, founded in 1988, is one of the oldest companies in the internet industries! It is currently one of the largest hosting companies, with a range of products and services crafted for small and medium-sized companies. They’re known also for their marketing campaign, paralleled only by GoDaddy. Easy to use, you can choose from a range of hundreds of templates, images, etc, and then customize according to your needs using their drag & drop technology. Ionos aims to provide website building services to users from bloggers to business owners. For eCommerce customers, you’ll be able to create an online store with extra secure payment and analytics, SEO packages and integration with different online sales platforms and social media. 

 

 

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  • Ideal for multilingual sites (+60 languages translation)
  • Backup option
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Unlimited number of pages and webspace
  • Helpful apps for your website such as Bookings, Live Chat, Customer Reviews etc.
  • Offers both Linux and Windows servers

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  • No free version
  • We’ve seen better templates
  • You’ll need WebsiteBuilder Plus to add custom code to your website
  • Fewer hosting tools than other website builders
  • You have less time for a money-back guarantee than other competitors

User experience

Ionos offers a more complex and integrated solution than other website builders. Maybe you want to integrate an existing website with your eCommerce website? The Ionos builder is easy to use and highly customizable, and you’ll get better hosting and access to first-class support. You can choose from hundreds of customizable designer templates and launch your site in no time. Ionos’s image archive with 20 million pictures will make designing your website a breeze.

Premium options

Ionos has 3 different plans, ranging from $0.99 to $9.99 per month, during the first year. Although there is no free plan, premium plans are very affordable compared to their competitors. These plans all include hosting, automatic marketing communication, lots of design and SEO tools, unlimited space  and all boast a very quick launch (online in 5 minutes!).

Personal ($2.99/month for the first year, then $6.99/month): Intended for personal websites, the personal plan is actually the most basic option. It gets you access to basic SEO settings, the image library, a blog and compatible mobile versions.

Basic ($0.99/month for the first year, then $9.99/month): In addition to everything offered in the personal plan, the basic plan includes domain and email addresses and industry-specific features like premium templates, apps and readymade content.

Plus ($9.99/month for the first year, then $19.99/month): Building on the basic plan, plus also includes extra marketing tools like SEO analysis, video tutorials, email marketing for customer retention and engaging, tailored content.

Also consider that they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked! Give Ionos a try with no strings attached for the first month. Check the website for special offers - they’re frequently updated.

Characteristics & Tools

The design wizard is one of Ionos’s best site building tools. Once you’ve chosen a template that fits your needs, the wizard allows you to customize it by changing colors, adding logos and rearranging moving parts.

Lots of marketing tools are available, from integration with eBay to free image hosting. The platform’s import/export tools make it easy to add products on your online store.

But the true star of Ionos is their widgets and specialized apps. There are over 350 options to add to your website, giving you endless options for customizations. These include everything from Google Maps, translation tools, calendars, photo galleries, videos, and much more. Of course, some of these come at an extra cost (sign up for the Plus or Unlimited plans for access).

And if you already have a website, you can migrate to Ionos while maintaining your domain and email addresses. Ionos offers great benefits like high-quality analytics, SEO and full social media integration. They’re both design conscious and business-minded.

Templates

Templates

You’ll be able to choose from Ionos’s hundreds of specialized, modern templates, organized into different industries, allowing you to find your niche in design and functionality. Each intuitive template package includes selected images that are relevant to your particular industry and aesthetic. Using the drag & drop interface, even beginners won’t have any trouble creating a beautiful and professional-looking website.  

  

Customer Service

Ionos offers exemplary and extensive customer support.

From the FAQ on their site to the Help section divided into categories and community forums, you’ll find answers to most issues that might come up. There’s no live chat, but you can call them 24/7 at a free 800-number and by email. For specific problems, Ionos provides specific email addresses (by department) and promises to respond within 48 hours. You can also contact them through social media (Twitter, Facebook and Google+).

A great feature that alerts users to service interruptions can save customers time making inquiries about those same service interruptions. 

 

eCommerce Plan

All plans come with hosting included (Ionos is very well known for hosting tools). PayPal integration, eBay features and other widgets are very useful if you want to create an online store - business users will be thrilled by all of the eCommerce options available.

And if you’d prefer to let an expert set up your website, choose Ionos’s MyExpert plan.

  

Overall

Ionos is a great option for small- to medium-size companies that want to set up online marketplaces. They definitely live up to their long-standing reputation - their great customer service and robust hosting are important assets. With extremely competitive pricing and a 30-day trial period, sign up now and see if Ionos is a good fit for you!