Peak loading times for your web project
Blazing-fast hosting makes a better page
Give your online project a head start and host your website with one of the fastest web hosting providers in the US.* Faster hosting means a smoother visitor experience and results in fewer visitors leaving your page early.
*Comparison made over 30 days from April 26, 2020 to May 26, 2020 with Teamviewer Web Monitoring. Loading times based on servers located in the US. We compared our web hosting Linux Expert plan against comparable plans from Bluehost (Basic Web Hosting), GoDaddy (Economy Linux with cPanel) and Hostgator (Starter 1 site).
Scalable performance management
Works with your favorite apps in one click
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Web Hosting Ultimate
- Maximum resources — up to 19 GB RAM and unlimited storage.
- One-click installer for your preferred eCommerce application like PrestaShop.
- Wildcard SSL certificate to secure your customers' data and transactions.
- Powerful Windows Server 2022 operating system
- Latest version of ASP.NET
Managed WordPress Hosting
- Optimized infrastructure with web space and databases on SSD
- Hassle-free and secure with automatic updates of plugins, themes and the latest version of WordPress
Choose your web hosting plan
For one website or project
10 GB storage Storage refers to the total amount of disk space available for your website's content.
10 databases 2 GB of storage per MariaDB or MySQL database. If you choose one-click installation, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. MySQL 5 is available if you prefer to set up everything manually.
Basic CPU & MEM resources Performance level 1 of 5: Optimized for up to 100 website visitors per minute (384 MB PHP memory, up to 512 MB RAM).
Daily backup and recovery
Free 24/7 support
For larger web projects
Unlimited storage IONOS does not limit the amount of traffic, websites, or storage (disk space). However, to meet platform availability standards and perform daily backups, plans may not exceed 262,144 files (inodes).
Unlimited databases 2 GB of storage per MariaDB or MySQL database. If you choose one-click installation, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. MySQL 5 is available if you prefer to set up everything manually.
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).
Daily backup and recovery
Free 24/7 support
For multiple large web projects
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).
Daily backup and recovery
Free 24/7 support
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.
SiteAnalytics Plus helps you monitor site performance more efficiently. Activate it to track visit length, location, browser type, dwell time and more. You can also generate and export PDF reports of key metrics.
Powerful products for agencies and resellers
Web hosting for agencies
PHP Extended Support
Keep using older PHP versions with PHP Extended Support from IONOS. Versions 4.0, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 7, 7.1 and 7.2 are all supported, saving you the hassle of upgrading.
If you’re a new customer using an old PHP version, simply transfer your website to IONOS and select PHP Extended Support when you purchase a plan.
What sets IONOS web hosting apart?
Dual platform technology
Back up and restore
Wildcard SSL and Site Scan
State of the art
Content delivery network
Mobile admin app
PHP 8.1 and JIT compiler
Compare IONOS hosting services
|Web Hosting||ASP.NET Hosting||WordPress Hosting||Dedicated Hosting||VPS|
|Resource allocation||Shared environment||Shared environment||Shared environment||Dedicated server||Dedicated cloud resources|
|Storage capacity||50 to 500 GB||50 to 500 GB||25 to 200 GB|
Up to 2 TB HDD (hardware)
Up to 800 GB SSD (hardware)
|10 to 240 GB|
|PHP memory||256 to 768 MB||256 MB||768 MB||Unlimited (limitations only due to dedicated resources)||Unlimited (limitations only due to dedicated resources)|
|RAM||512 MB to 19 GB (scalable performance level)||200 MB to 2GB||Up to 19 GB||16 to 64 GB||512 MB to 12 GB|
|CPU||Shared server resources||Shared server resources||Shared server resources||4 cores||1 to 6 vCores|
|Suitable for||Small and medium-sized standard web projects||Small and medium-sized standard web projects||Small and medium-sized standard web projects||Larger web projects that require high performance levels and their own network connection||Large and complex web projects with high traffic volumes and high CPU and storage demands.|
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Web hosting services
Whether a large or small business, an institution or as individual user, anyone planning on creating an online presence will require the appropriate storage space for their future website. This is where web hosting services come into play, i.e. for the provision of storage space for a website by a hosting provider (also known as a provider).
Such storage space is referred to as web space. The provision of web space on a server (a computer designed for this purpose), as well as providing the necessary network connections, is usually done at a cost. Simply put, the customers rent web space from a web hosting service provider.
In order to be able to offer customers the highest technical standards at low prices, IONOS provides web hosting in the form of shared hosting.This kind of hosting is the ideal form of web hosting for entry-level businesses. Shared web hosting servers are home to several different websites. This means that your site would share server CPU resources with other websites.
No, other very popular types of web hosting include:
VPS stands for virtual private server, where a server is divided into individual virtual servers. The advantage of VPS is that each website can technically be hosted on its own server, and even though hardware is still shared with other websites, the computing resources are your own.
With a dedicated server, you are 100% in control of your resources. This makes the website particularly stable and reliable, and you avoid issues that arise when there are traffic spikes from other websites.
The resources needed to run your website are split across a multitude of different servers. Assembled together, they comprise the cloud.
Enterprise hosting comprises of custom-made offers that are tailored to suit the needs of your business. Not all providers offer this, but the ones that do are worth checking out if you think a ready-made plan isn't a good fit for your business.
There are a number of factors to take into consideration when choosing your provider. Look for an experienced provider that can offer you a tailor-made service for your web project, as well as flexible booking options in case the need for system resources increases or decreases.
Your data should be stored among the most secure systems with strict data regulations. The provider you opt for should constantly invest in the security of your data and your IT infrastructure. Pay attention to transparent prices, flexible packages and contractual terms that best suit your needs.
Powerful IT resources and security measures come at a price and must always be state of the art to protect customers' technical infrastructure and data effectively. When it comes to "free" web hosting plans, we recommend proceeding with caution. First, check if there are any hidden costs. Secondly, many providers tend to display advertising on their customer websites.
Even if the free basic features attract you, necessary functions or additional system resources often need to be purchased later. This ultimately results in your "free" option costing you money.
You can also operate your own server but then you bear the costs of infrastructure, security and maintenance yourself. As an experienced provider with millions of customers, IONOS offers a professional web hosting service at a low price, as well as scalable services as required. Numerous applications like WordPress and Drupal are included and can be installed in just one click.
We take care of security and technology so that you can devote yourself to your internet presence.
- If you wish, we can provide you with web hosting without a contract period, i.e. with monthly billing and a cancellation period in the corresponding packages of only one month.
- IONOS web hosting is ideal for running WordPress; there is a complete package available especially for this.
- The package includes a certain amount of data storage.
- If you have any questions: Our support is available 24/7. In addition, your personal consultant will also be at your side – completely free of charge.
- All our web hosting packages include an SSL certificate.
- Discover these special features and many more with our web hosting packages!
Yes, our shared hosting plan includes over 70 applications that can be installed with just a few clicks. Thanks to the quick and easy installation process, you can enjoy this wide variety of apps instantly and without any hassle. The IONOS web hosting plan provides 100% compatibility with apps such as the following, plus a whole lot more.
The Wiki hosting app MediaWiki is one of the many applications included in the shared hosting plan. The software is open source, written in PHP, and allows users to create and edit webpages in the classic Wiki style – just like Wikipedia or Wiktionary. Wiki hosting is one of the most popular open source software options and works perfectly with IONOS web hosting.
Another app installed with just a few clicks via the IONOS shared hosting package, is the popular phpBB open source forum or bulletin board system. Users can enjoy advanced administrative control panel services and extensive moderation tools.
Mantis Bug Tracker
This popular bug tracking system keeps users up to date on any project or software issues with email notifications.
Also available is the Form Tools app, which is ideal for anyone using forms on their website. The PHP/MySQL script allows users to manage all forms and their data in one centralized place.
Zen Cart is an online store management solution for e-commerce companies. The open source shopping cart add-on transforms any blog into an e-commerce platform.
What are the essentials I'll need for my site?
- Traffic: Traffic means how much data is used on a website. If you have lots of visitors, you are getting a lot of traffic.
- Web space: Web space is the storage available on the web server. It is also called storage space.
- Domain: The domain is the name of your website. If you need to run more than one website under different names, then you may need more than one.
- Subdomains: Some websites will have lots of different parts and sections. A subdomain helps organize these.
- Email accounts: Perhaps you'll need different email accounts for people to contact you.
- Databases: Most hosting providers will allow you to create MySQL or MS SQL databases. Depending on your package, you will be able to have a certain number of them.
When you look at other hosting providers you may have noticed that there are three words in particular which are used to describe the features included in their hosting packages:
- Unlimited: This is a tricky label, because certain things, such as data transfer speed, are not unlimited. Unlimited traffic might mean levels of traffic that cannot be exceeded.
- Unmetered: This means that the provider is offering a set amount of web space which can be used as you see fit.
- Scalable: This means that the amount can be adjusted to meet demand.
Which web hosting plan is the right one for me?
This depends on your requirements. If you are planning a simple website, consisting mostly of static HTML pages and minimal multimedia content with manageable data traffic, then our starter package is the ideal option for you. We also offer more advanced packages that are suitable for dynamic web projects and high traffic.
With our most powerful web hosting packages, you can comfortably manage resource-intensive, multimedia-based websites as well as extensive online stores and shops. Compare the respective product details to find the right web hosting packages. You will also find comprehensive instructions and detailed information on all aspects of web hosting in the IONOS Help Center.
What should I look out for when it comes to technical configuration?
How the web hosting service is configured is an essential element to take into consideration. Most web hosting services have Linux as their operating system, but if you want to run Windows programs you may be better off choosing a package with a Windows operating system using ASP, ASP.NET and SQL Servers. The different DBMS are also a key factor in making a decision, and not all providers offer each one. Most offer MySQL or MMSQL, but if you want to use PostgreSQL or MariaDB, take a closer look to see which providers offer this. Not all web hosting providers offer SSH — this can be an important feature for those who want to use more modern solutions, as the outdated FTP is not as secure. In terms of hardware, check whether the provider offers SSD hard disks, and where the data centers are located. It is important to know which type of programming language is available, because it will change how you develop your website in the future. Ruby, Perl and Python, Node.js, SSI and CGI are the usual supported languages.
Are web hosting services expensive?
IONOS offers you attractive deals on professional web hosting. The costs vary depending on the package you opt for and the optional additional features you choose. Please refer to the respective package for more information.
Which target group is the IONOS web hosting package best suited to?
Our packages are aimed at companies, agencies, institutions and private individuals. Beginners will find suitable offers just as easily as bloggers, web developers, students and start-ups. We offer companies and agencies enough storage space and resources for multimedia company websites, brand showcases and extensive eCommerce sites. IONOS web hosting is also a suitable option for anyone who wants to move to an experienced provider.
What is the difference between web hosting and a domain?
A domain is an internet address that leads to a web server. This server stores the respective content, services and offers that you publish on your domain, i.e., the content that makes up your entire website. If you enter an internet address in the search bar of your web browser, you can retrieve the data that has been provided on the respective server. Providing adequate storage space on a web server is called hosting. Your domain is your business card on the web. It should be as simple and as distinctive as possible, so that interested parties can easily find your content on the internet. An internet address ideally consists of a short and memorable domain name and a distinctive top-level domain (also known as an extension), like .com or .org. A domain is structured like this: www.yourdomainname.co.
Which security aspects do I have to consider?
- One of the most obvious risks to site security is lack of encryption. If you have SSL for your site, hacking attacks become harder to execute, securing your online presence.
- The different types of DDoS attacks target the different aspects of web hosting through volumetric attacks, application layer attacks and TCP state exhaustion attacks. Getting DDoS protection is therefore an important security precaution.
- Backups are not only helpful in the cases of hacked sites, it could happen that you delete important files, or that you install a software or update that breaks the site. If you've backed up your website, however, there is nothing that you can't fix.
- The final vital security feature you should look at is whether web hosting providers enable two factor authentication (2FA). Most providers offer this, and it is an easy way to make sure only authorized users can gain access to your website.
A server, or web server, is part of the web hosting infrastructure. They are powerful computers on which both configuration files and the data of the hosted websites are stored, i.e., websites and all website content. A root server is a server with "root access" to the configuration data of a server.
The IONOS web hosting service does not offer root access as we take care of all the necessary configurations for you. If you choose a dedicated server, a virtual private server or a cloud server, you will have root access and can configure the server yourself.