Frequently Asked Questions about Click & Build Applications

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Here we have Click & Build compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers for you.

What is Click & Build?

With Click & Build install web applications (CMS) with a few clicks over the App Center directly on your web space. We simply call these web applications apps or applications.

Your advantage: You save the cumbersome installation via FTP download, FTP upload and database setup. So you can fully concentrate on your website. In addition, our hosting experts have already combined the most popular apps with matching plug-ins and themes to make it even easier to get started with your web projects.

You can install Click & Buildapplications under the following conditions:

  • Click & Build Applications are only available in Linux tariffs
  • The tariff must include PHP
  • The tariff must include a free database
  • If the tariff is a managed server, it must be from the current series (from August 2015)

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What apps are available?

For Click & Build you can choose from numerous open source web applications. Among the most popular are: WordPress, Joomla!, TYPO3, Drupal, phpBB, MediaWiki and Prestashop. You can find more information about the apps and their possibilities under Web hosting packages at a glance.

What are Click & Build standard applications?

The Click & Build standard applications offer you absolute freedom for your individual web projects. These are set up with all configuration options that you also have when installing the software manually. You can install your own plugins and themes for standard applications at any time. You can update the applications in the respective admin area.

Can I set up a content delivery network ( CDN) for my Click & Buildwebsite?

Of course, you can improve the performance of your website that you have created with an Click & Buildapplication by setting up a CDN. The procedure is described in detail under CDN in 1&1 IONOS activate.

Maximum number of Click & Buildinstallations exceeded - What to do?

Larger contracts have a higher number of simultaneously usable Click & Build applications. You can change tariffs at any time, giving you access to more applications installed at the same time.

    Windows contract - Why can't I install any Click & Buildapplications?

    Our Click & Buildoffer is based on Linux and is therefore only available in the Linux contracts. If you want to use Click & Build, you can switch to a corresponding contract.

    Please note: If you change from Windows to Linux, all data in your contract will be lost. It is your own responsibility to make a backup before switching. This includes, for example, databases, page content, projects from the Website Builder"" WebsiteBuilder etc.

    Can I secure my Click & Buildsite using SSL?

    Yes, it doesn't matter if you created your website by Click & Buildapplication or otherwise. To set up an SSL Certificate for use with your website, see Setting Up an SSL Certificate Managed by 1&1 IONOS.

    Can I set up a content delivery network ( CDN) for my Click & Buildwebsite?

    Of course, you can improve the performance of the website you Click & Buildhave created by setting up a CDN. The procedure is described in detail under CDN in 1&1 IONOS activate.

    Can I protect my Click & Buildwebsite with Sitelock?

    You can protect your Click & Buildsite with Sitelock. To order Sitelock, see SiteLock ordering. The setup describes how to SiteLock assign a domain to the article.

    I can't find the domain I want to link to my website?

    • Make sure that the desired domain is in the same contract as the app. If the desired domain is in another contract, you move it by internal domain transfer. The procedure is described in the articles Moving domains within 1&1 IONOS packages (with the same customer number), or Moving domains within 1&1 IONOS packages (with different customer numbers).
    • After a new registration or a domain transfer it can take up to 48 hours until the domain becomes visible.

    Click & Build Managed WordPress at a glance

    • Since 01.10.2015 Managed WordPress replaces the Safe Mode for WordPress. At Managed WordPress we take care of general and above all security-relevant updates of your applications. Only the plugins specified by us are possible, which can be selected in the setup wizard. The reason for this is that we guarantee the availability and topicality of your and all other customer systems.
    • You can switch to the standard application at any time if you are ready to be your own "App-Professional".
    • The integrated wizard recommends themes and plugins to suit your application. We have the most important questions and answers about Managed WordPress and the WordPress contracts for you in the 1&1 IONOS Community are summarized.
    • Managed WordPress offers you more space for your biggest ideas. Use Managed WordPress to create stunning websites! Concentrate on what is important to you: Your ideas, contents and the design of your website.

    Who can I contact if I have any legal questions?

    Please contact the manufacturer of the app in question or a lawyer. Links to the manufacturer pages can be found in the App Center on the detail page of the respective app.

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