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IONOS b2evolution: the most versatile CMS

What is b2evolution?

b2evolution is a content management system (CMS) that was developed as free open source software. The system evolved from the b2 project, which was also responsible for giving us WordPress. Through continuous work on the source code, b2evolution developed into a fully-fledged CMS for diverse web projects. In contrast to comparable CMS, which require the addition of further extensions, b2evolution delivers a wide range of features from the start, so you can create and manage a number of blogs simultaneously – even in different languages. As a social CMS it is also suited for bigger teams or community projects.
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All the important facts about b2evolution:

Open-source CMS
Multiple blogs
Create forums
Integrate picture galleries
Import from WordPress and phpBB
WYSIWYG editorTinyMCE included
Other markup languagesGM Code, BBCode, Markdown and others
Publication toolsTwitter plug-in and mass-post editor included
Hierarchical structureCategories and subcategories for blogs and posts
Integrated spam protectionActive and passive, including blacklist
Integrated toolsAnalysis, statistics, marketing, SEO
Server requirementsPHP, MySQL


For one website or project

12 months $4/month then $6/month

Best for 1 website

10 GB storage

10 databases (2 GB SSD)

Professional email included Professional email account with a 2 GB mailbox in addition to already included storage. Includes state-of-the-art anti-spam protection.

Domain included for 1 year First-year domain only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .us, . ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . biz, . online.

Basic CPU & MEM resources Performance Level: Basic Optimized for up to 50 visitors per minute on your website (384 MB PHP memory, up to 512 MB RAM).


For larger web projects

First 12 months $1 then $10/month

Unlimited websites

Unlimited storage

Unlimited databases

Professional email included Professional email account with a 2 GB mailbox in addition to already included storage. Includes state-of-the-art anti-spam protection.

Domain included for 1 year First-year domain only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .us, . ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . biz, . online.

Enhanced CPU & MEM resources Performance Level: 2 of 5 Optimized for up to 200 visitors per minute on your websites (768 MB PHP memory, up to 6 GB RAM).


For multiple large web projects

12 months $8/month then $16/month

Unlimited websites

Unlimited storage

Unlimited databases

Professional email included Professional email account with a 2 GB mailbox in addition to already included storage. Includes state-of-the-art anti-spam protection.

Domain included for 1 year First-year domain only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .us, . ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . biz, . online.

Maximum CPU & MEM resources Performance Level: 5 of 5 Optimized for up to 500 visitors per minutes on your websites (896 MB PHP memory, up to 19 GB RAM).

SiteScan malware protection SiteScan provides enhanced protection against malware, vulnerabilities, and other online threats.

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Our Content Delivery Network boosts performance by caching your website and distributing it across 150+ data centers worldwide. Users receive data from the closest server, and get faster loading times as a result.

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Easy Installation

With IONOS you benefit from the easy installation of your b2evolution CMS: download b2evolution from the app center and install via Click&Build in just a few easy steps – no complicated manual installation necessary. Other advantages include saving time while still maintaining flexibility for the set up and keeping full control over all the configuration options. The free mode allows more advanced users to set up their b2evolution according to their wants and needs.
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Countless Features

b2evolution users profit from the countless features already contained in the core of the software – from easily integrating a picture gallery in your website to starting a forum for the community to exchange ideas. Additionally, users profit from increased security thanks to the integrated b2evolution spam filter, which protects you and your user community. The hierarchical structure and countless integrated statistics features make sure that you are always on top of managing your web projects with b2evolution.
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b2evolution features – What makes this CMS special?

Developed over a number of years, b2evolution is the ideal solution for hosting and managing multiple blog projects on different domains and in different languages. This makes b2evolution an excellent option for large blog projects or professional web portals. As a so-called social CMS, one of the main strengths of b2evolution is the possibility for teamwork – simply assign working rights to users. To make teamwork even easier, b2evolution also provides comprehensive workflow tools.
To do your ambitious web projects justice, b2evolution offers a large range of features. While other blog systems require numerous plug-ins or special modules, b2evolution provides its users with the most important components straight away, like setting up a forum. The tools delivered with b2evolution hold their own against any specialized forum systems. This feature is part of the basic configuration of b2evolution, along with the option to create and integrate picture galleries. Of course, you can also use b2evolution for simple blogs.
The available anti-spam measures can actively or passively reduce the amount of spam. A community based blacklist is also included, which enables you to block or comment on spam using b2evolution. The hierarchical structure makes the online documentation of content extremely simple – by dividing every blog and every blogpost into categories and sub-categories, for example. Additionally, you can choose to work with the integrated WYSIWYG editor or a different markup language, like BBCode.

b2evolution vs. WordPress – What are the differences?

WordPress and b2evolution both evolved from the b2 project. Although they share an origin, they have developed in completely different directions over the last few years. The main advantage of b2evolution is that it includes numerous features even in the most basic version and does not require additional installations of add-ons. This has allowed it to develop from a blog system into a fully-fledged CMS.
Instead of just managing one blog with b2evolution, you can manage multiple projects on different domains simultaneously. This makes b2evolution better than WordPress for larger websites. Further differences concern the terminology of the two systems – whilst WordPress utilizes "templates", b2evolution favors "skins". Careful documentation and an extensive glossary provide a quick overview and explanation of all the important terms, so even if you're new to either system, you'll be up and running in no time. If you already have a WordPress blog, you can easily import your content to b2evolution using the integrated tools.

All the benefits of b2evolution at a glance:

- Manage multiple blogs simultaneously and coordinate large web projects with ease using b2evolution.

- From the initial installation onwards, b2evolution offers numerous components for ambitious web projects – integrate forums or picture galleries and profit from the built-in spam protection and useful analytic and statistics tools.

- b2evolution supports your workflow and encourages team work – administer reading, writing and managerial rights to users in just a few clicks.

- Use the integrated SEO tools to optimize your website, to make sure you can be found by search engines.

- With IONOS you benefit from the know-how of our expert support – install b2evolution from the app center using Click&Build and get started straight away!

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions about the topic

Thanks to the option of hosting multiple blogs or websites with forums and picture galleries using b2evolution, the content management system is primarily suited for larger web projects. Particularly ambitious users profit from the wide range of features, which simultaneously make for a smooth start, as no third party extensions are necessary. Beginners benefit from the CMS too, as the download of b2evolution is completely free and the installation using the IONOS app center is quick and easy. For projects that consist of a forum or picture gallery in addition to a blog, b2evolution is ideal. The integrated WYSIWYG editor ("what you see is what you get") along with countless analysis and marketing tools make it an all-round CMS. On the other hand, if you only want to create a simple blog, b2evolution is less suitable. Our IONOS range of hosting options includes much better solutions for smaller projects.

With IONOS the installation of b2evolution is a walk in the park – in our app center the current version is available as a Click&Build app. That means you don't have to worry about manually installing the CMS. One simple click is all it takes to start the installation of your CMS. This saves you valuable time and leaves you to concentrate on what's important. Should you have any questions about installing your b2evolution our team of experts is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

b2evolution can be installed on all servers with PHP and MySQL. Of course, all of the IONOS servers fulfill this condition with ease. Simply choose a package and profit from the most modern server technology with current versions of PHP and MySQL databases for best performance. Your projects are hosted in our secure, high performance data centers and are almost 100% protected from any malfunctions thanks to geo-redundance and extensive backup options. Concentrate fully on your project – IONOS will take care of server performance and security.

With IONOS b2evolution hosting is easy – simply select the package that best matches your project. Our packages are staggered to ensure that there are suitable options for all project sizes. No matter which option you choose, you will profit from our high-performance server hardware and high security standards. Setting up your b2evolution project is also quick: select b2evolution from our app center and install it by 1-click-installation on your web space. You don't need to worry about language barriers either, as b2evolution can be installed in a number of languages. Another significant advantage is that you don't have to worry about manual installation. Plus, our IONOS servers are ideal for effective b2evolution hosting and they are PHP and MySQL compatible.

How you use b2evolution once it's installed is up to you. You can work on your content as a team and flexibly adjust the reading and writing rights of multiple users, as well as design your websites, blogs and forums in line with your taste and needs. IONOS will provide you with everything you need – from the domain to the web space. Additionally our expert support team is available 24/7, so should you have any questions about your b2evolution, we are happy to help.

Yes. b2evolution provides useful tools for importing your content. You can easily import your WordPress or phpBB content and move your existing blog. This makes the CMS ideal for those switching from WordPress to b2evolution, and who are looking for a practical solution for managing multiple blogs simultaneously.

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