The Cloud Backup features are supported by the following operating systems:

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and newer

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (Windows Defender Antivirus Management is supported by Windows 8.1 and newer.)

  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 - all editions

  • Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022 - all installation options (x64 only), with the exception of Nano Server

  • Windows 10 - the Home, Pro, Education and Enterprise editions (x64 only)

  • Windows 11 - all editions


  • CentOS 6.10, CentOS 7, CentOS 8*

  • CentOS Stream 8*, CentOS Stream 9*

  • Debian 11 and older

  • Ubuntu 24.04 and older

  • AlmaLinux 9.3* and older*

  • Rocky Linux 9.3* and older*

  • CloudLinux 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x*

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x*, 9.0*, 9.1*, 9.2*, 9.3* and older

  • Fedora 38 and older

  • Oracle Linux 8.x*, 9.0*, 9.1*, 9.2*, 9.3* and older

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

*From version 8.4, only supported with kernels from 4.18 to 5.19


10.13.x and newer (only antivirus and anti-malware protection, and device control are supported). Device Control features are supported on macOS 10.15 and newer, or macOS 11.2.3 and newer.

For more detailed information on the supported operating systems, please refer to the following page:

Please note

The operating systems Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, CentOS 6.10, CentOS 8 and CloudLinux 6.10 are no longer supported by the manufacturer. Furthermore, Windows 8.1 has not received any security updates or technical support from Microsoft since 10 January 2023.

Please note that IONOS customer service does not provide technical support for operating systems that are no longer supported by the manufacturers.

Backup features

  Windows Linux macOS  
Version management Yes Yes Yes  
Server backup Yes Yes Yes  
Mobile backup Yes Yes Yes Yes
Desktop backup Yes Yes Yes  
Full image backup Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloud backup Yes Yes Yes Yes
Incremental backup Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scheduling for differential and full backups Yes Yes Yes Yes
Granular scheduling and retention rules Yes Yes Yes Yes
Global data and download access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full data recovery Yes Yes Yes  
Data backup mapping Yes No No  
Continuous data backup Yes No No  

Administration features

  Windows Linux macOS
Central dashboard Yes Yes Yes
Parallel workload management Yes Yes Yes
Remote desktop Yes No No
Remote Support Yes No No
Hardware Inventory Yes No Yes
Patch management Yes No No
Hard drive health Yes No No
Software inventory Yes No Yes
Fail-safe patching Yes No No

Security features

  Windows Linux macOS  
Constant security check Yes Yes* Yes  
Active protection Yes Yes Yes  
Antivirus and anti-malware protection Yes Yes Yes  
Real-time antivirus and anti-malware protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Local, signature-based protection against viruses and malware Yes Yes Yes  
Device control Yes No Yes**  
URL filtering Yes No No  
Forensic backups Yes No No  
Malware scanning Yes Yes Yes  
Secure recovery Yes No No  
Intelligent backup plans Yes No No  
Exploit Protection Yes No No  
Enterprise Allowlisting Yes No Yes  
Windows Defender Antivirus Yes No No  

*The constant security check depends on the availability of the official security reports for the respective operating systems and versions, e.g. https://lists.,, and others.

**ARM CPU architecture is not supported