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A platform optimized for WordPress

Build websites on a stronger foundation.

More speed

  • 100% SSD storage
  • PHP 8.1 and MariaDB
  • Caching plugin, OPcache and CDN

More control

  • WP-CLI & SSH
  • Unlimited SFTP
  • Unlimited traffic

More security

  • Daily backups
  • DDoS protection
  • Malware scans

Keep visitors on page with faster WordPress

Faster WordPress hosting means better UX, fewer bounces, and happier visitors.

100% SSD storage

You'll get faster read/write speeds and your content will load up to 10x faster with all-SSD storage.

Caching for faster loading Improved

Boost loading speeds by up to 30% with the free caching plugin. It uses a full page cache to store HTML, so your site loads faster the next time a visitor lands on your page.

Cloudflare Railgun CDN

Available in our Unlimited plan, the Cloudflare Railgun Content Delivery Network (CDN) takes all your website files and delivers them to the closest server, boosting loading times and improving UX.

Local data centers

Host locally in one of our ten ISO-certified data centers in the US and Europe.
Faster WordPress

Manage multiple WP sites with CLI control

Fine-tune multiple websites with less hassle.

WP-CLI supported

Manage one or multiple WordPress sites using WP-CLI — the official command line tool for WordPress. Make updates and do admin without logging in or even using your browser with WP-CLI.

Unlimited SFTP hosting

We don't limit traffic or bandwidth. Your file transfers stay safe and secure with SFTP, but you'll never have your traffic throttled or pay overage fees.

SSH access

SSH gives you a secure, encrypted channel to protect your website from DNS, IP spoofing and other types of attacks. Our WordPress plans include SSH access for safer remote operation.

Advanced developer features

Our WordPress hosting includes dev-friendly features like .htaccess, a domain API, cron job scheduling and more. It also works with Git, WebDAV, SSI, and is IPv6 ready.
WordPress command line input

Keep your site secure and online

Downtime can get expensive — minimize it with a more secure platform.

Daily backups by Jetpack Free for 12 months

Keep all your content safe with daily backups and one-click restores from Jetpack. You'll get the first 12 months free with a coupon code when you purchase a Business or Unlimited plan.

DDoS shield

Our advanced DDoS shield keeps denial of service attacks at bay by filtering out suspect traffic and protecting you from downtime.

Malware protection

Get automatic malware scans of your website and hosting platform. You'll get an email alert if a threat is found. The Unlimited plan also includes automatic repair.

99.97% uptime guaranteed

Our WordPress hosting platform is georedundant, so all your data is mirrored in two data centers simultaneously. This keeps your site online even during maintenance and outages.
Secure WordPress

Choose your WordPress plan

New Caching plugin for faster loading — now included with all plans.

Essential

Perfect for a simple WordPress website or blog


12 months $3/month then $4/month
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Host up to 10,000 visits/month

25 GB of SSD storage

2 MariaDB databases Get 2 GB of storage per database. If you install your project with IONOS, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. You can also create a MySQL 5 database manually.

Auto-updates option Get convenient, automatic WordPress core, plugin, theme and PHP version updates for one managed WordPress website. Install additional, standard (non-managed) versions at no extra cost.

1 email address

Free domain for 1 year Choose from these domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .co, .online. Free domain offer must be redeemed on the initial purchase of a 12-month contract term.

Free SSL certificate

SSH access and WP-CLI

DDoS and malware protection

Business

Everything needed for an advanced WordPress website


Jetpack included

12 months $0.50/month then $8/month
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Host up to 25,000 visits/month

100 GB of SSD storage

10 MariaDB databases Get 2 GB of storage per database. If you install your project with IONOS, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. You can also create a MySQL 5 database manually.

Auto-updates option Get convenient, automatic WordPress core, plugin, theme and PHP version updates for one managed WordPress website. Install additional, standard (non-managed) versions at no extra cost.

5 email addresses

Free domain for 1 year Choose from these domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .co, .online.Free domain offer must be redeemed on the initial purchase of a 12-month contract term.

Free SSL certificate

SSH access and WP-CLI

DDoS and malware protection

Jetpack Backup Daily Get 12 months of free daily backups and one-click restores for one website from our partner Jetpack. You'll receive a coupon code after purchase in the control panel. There's no obligation to buy at any time, but you must have a wordpress.com account and the Jetpack plugin to claim this offer.

Unlimited

Great for multiple WordPress sites and large projects


Jetpack included

12 months $8/month then $16/month
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Host up to 25,000 visits/month, includes Railgun CDN

Unlimited SSD storage Meet just about any project need with ample storage. Plans are only limited by the nature of the shared hosting environment. Performance issues may arise in exceptional cases and are due to technical resources (processors, PHP memory limits, disk space, etc.) being allocated to other websites.

Unlimited MariaDB databases Get 2 GB of storage per database. If you install your project with IONOS, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. You can also create a MySQL 5 database manually.

Auto-updates option Get convenient, automatic WordPress core, plugin, theme and PHP version updates for one managed WordPress website. Install additional, standard (non-managed) versions at no extra cost.

10 email addresses

Free domain for 1 year Choose from these domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .co, .online.Free domain offer must be redeemed on the initial purchase of a 12-month contract term.

Free SSL certificate

SSH access and WP-CLI

DDoS and malware protection

Jetpack Backup Daily Get 12 months of free daily backups and one-click restores for one website from our partner Jetpack. You'll receive a coupon code after purchase in the control panel. There's no obligation to buy at any time, but you must have a wordpress.com account and the Jetpack plugin to claim this offer.

Cloudflare Railgun CDN The Cloudflare Railgun Content Delivery Network (CDN) takes all your website files and delivers them to the closest server, boosting loading times and improving UX.

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All WP plans include

Trusted WordPress experts

We've hosted over one million WP sites and are active in the community.
WordPress Wapuu

Five for the Future

We proudly invest 5% of our resources towards developing the future of WordPress as part of Five for the Future.
WordPress Pro

WP Pro

Need dedicated performance? Discover WP Pro for dedicated cores and RAM, varnished based caching and more.
Sustainable Hosting

Sustainable hosting

Lower your carbon footprint with WordPress hosting from IONOS. Our servers are powered solely by renewable energy.

Unmanaged WordPress hosting

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

WordPress is the most common web-publishing platform and the most-used content management system in the world: 30 percent of all websites are created and maintained with this CMS. This makes up a market share of more than 60 percent in the CMS sector. Although the figures speak for themselves, it's hard not to wonder why WordPress is so popular?

The CMS mostly owes its success to its ease of use and its comprehensive modification possibilities. The source code is open source and a large community has therefore developed countless – and mostly free – themes, plugins, widgets and tools. These technology and design options enhance the system's range of functions. Beginners and professionals alike can enjoy a wide range of applications and development opportunities that allow them to work efficiently and comfortably with the system.

The domain of WordPress is the blog (abbreviation of "weblog"). The software was originally developed for the creation and management of the "internet diary." The software makes it extremely easy to set up, manage and maintain blogs as well as complex websites with and without an online shop, thanks to suitable extensions.

Opt for WordPress blog hosting with IONOS and start your blog today!

The content management system is easy to customize and is ideal for:

  • Bloggers
  • Companies
  • Agencies
  • eCommerce companies

Bloggers are the typical target group for WordPress, and the content management system was primarily developed with blogs in mind. It is one of the most popular CMSs in the blogosphere. Both small and large companies and agencies benefit from its flexibility. From company websites and portfolios to brand showcases and online shops, just about any project can be completed with the popular CMS.

For beginners, the IONOS MyWebsite program offers even easier options for creating a website. The intuitive website builder is appropriate for all industries and offers suitable marketing tools. For this, there is no previous knowledge or experience required.

With the popular Content Management System (CMS), you can design, manage and publish blog articles or website content easily and intuitively. Thanks to professional WordPress blog hosting with an experienced provider like IONOS, you can combine such features with a comprehensive technical service for good value. There is no need for you to invest in a powerful and secure server infrastructure, but rather rent one so that you can spend more time on your WordPress blog. We take care of the maintenance and security for you, and keep the technical infrastructure up to date.

With WordPress blog hosting, setting up your own blog is quick and easy. In just a few steps, we guide you through the process:

  1. Choose your domain.
  2. Install WordPress in just a few clicks.
  3. Create an admin profile.

Once the setup is complete, start on the design and content of your blog. If you have any questions, our support team is available around-the-clock via telephone.

The quality of the hosting service plays a very important role. Therefore, we have optimized our service especially for WordPress, making your content available within seconds. This saves your website visitors time spent on loading times and has a positive effect on the Google ranking of the site, as fast-loading pages rank better than slow ones. With that in mind, there are plenty of convincing reasons for opting for WordPress web hosting with IONOS.

With the IONOS WordPress hosting packages, customers benefit from a host of different advantages:

  • IONOS takes care of all technical and server-related issues.
  • Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through the installation process.
  • The most important plugins are pre-installed.
  • With the WordPress Assistant, you can choose from many free themes (design templates).
  • Our 24-hour support hotline will help solve all your technical issues.
  • An SSL certificate is included.
  • A sufficient number of email inboxes is included.

With Click&Build, the installation process is particularly easy. Simply choose your target domain and set up an administrator account, and the Click&Build system will take care of the rest. Now you can start setting up your blog right away. Create websites, shops and forums quickly and easily with WordPress. With many suitable themes, plugins and widgets, you will be ready to go in no time. As an experienced provider with an up-to-date IT infrastructure, IONOS ensures high performance and optimum security. Fast and reliable SSD drives save your files and databases and ensure short and secure access time.

No. The IONOS WordPress version does not differ from the version that can be found on the official WordPress site.

By choosing IONOS as your provider, you will automatically start with the newest version of the software and your WordPress will receive automatic updates to ensure it is up to date at all times. There are no differences between the two when it comes to functionality. Additionally, IONOS customers benefit from a comprehensive service including round-the-clock support for any questions or problems that arise, automatic updates, high-speed servers and high-tech security. All your data will be protected by IONOS's high security standards.

The customization possibilities of both varieties are identical. Users can install the same plugins, themes and widgets that are also available with other hosting providers. By choosing WordPress web hosting with IONOS, you can concentrate on the essentials – a suitable design for your website and first-class content for your brand new digital adventure. We will look after everything else.

When creating a WordPress blog, you can customize and develop it however you like. Due to its open source nature, users from around the world both create and share new extensions (plugins) and usually make them available for free. When opting for WordPress blog hosting, you need to decide what exactly your website should offer its users. Next, you choose the suitable extensions and simply plug them in, so to speak.

The themes, i.e., the design templates, on offer include a huge variety: Either choose from thousands of design themes that other users provide for free or purchase a theme from a commercial provider. In terms of design, you can either allow a professional to design your site layout for you or, with the right programming skills, design your own.

Looking to start your own online store? Then you will require plugins and themes with which you can present products appropriately and integrate payment methods. Our WordPress hosting package offers secure and high performance solutions in this respect. With the right plugins and themes you can also easily set up a forum. Forums require a quick connection to a MySQL database, regular backups and a traffic flat rate – all of which is offered by IONOS WordPress web hosting.

Also, with WordPress and its themes, responsive web design isn't a problem. Responsive web design is the automatic adaptation of the display and the display size of a website on all end devices (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.).

Depending on the type of project, we suggest a functional WordPress template that best suits you. Whether a photo blog, a portfolio or a text-heavy blog, there is a suitable design template for every format. Simply select your preferred template and activate it with just the click of a mouse. Additionally, you have the possibility to switch from a WordPress hosting package to one of our free packages at any time – however, with the free version, you are responsible for your own updates.

The answer to both questions is, yes! The Gutenberg editor is available as a plugin and can be installed at any time with just a few clicks. All of the WordPress themes offered by IONOS are compatible with the Gutenberg editor.

Try it out and enjoy using WordPress even more easily and comfortably than before. Install posts and pages or build a whole new website, shaping your online site to your needs and requirements. Should the Gutenberg editor not satisfy you, you can switch back to the Classic Editor at any time – or use another editor in its place, which can be just as easily integrated by plugin into your WordPress installation.

The WordPress Hosting “Unlimited” plan doesn’t contractually place a limit on the number of websites, databases, or email mailboxes, or the amount of storage you can use.

Like all hosting providers, we are also subject to physical limitations when providing hosting services, especially when it comes to shared hosting. In our experience, however, the vast majority of customers don’t come anywhere close to these limits. For the occasional customer with relatively extreme resource requirements, it may be worth considering an upgrade – e.g. to a dedicated managed server.

Unlimited websites means unlimited websites. We don't limit the number of websites you can host in your contract. For customers who operate several websites with low visitor numbers, this is a perfect solution. However, due to the nature of shared hosting, excessive use of shared resources (e.g. PHP memory limit) between multiple websites may worsen the performance of all web projects within a package. If there is a loss of performance or bottlenecks regarding memory or databases, you may need to switch to another product, such as a managed server.

All WordPress hosting plans, as well as all Linux web hosting plans, are limited to hosting no more than 262,144 individual files on the server. This number is the platform’s technological limit and ensures the best possible stability and performance for all customers. This limit, however, is rarely reached, even by those customers with several websites.

Storage in the Unlimited plan is provided on demand. Customers initially have 100 gigabytes of SSD storage. How much space is being used is checked daily, and the amount is automatically adjusted if necessary. If the amount of storage being used is too high, you may need to make an internal switch to a platform that is optimized for large websites.

Important: Unlimited storage is only valid for the storage used to host your WordPress websites. Using backups as file storage/mass storage or for providing mass downloads, as well as excessive loads on the server (e.g. through CGI scripts) won't be permitted.

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