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WordPress
Shared WordPress Hosting
Professional WordPress Hosting

WordPress Hosting

Quick to build. Easy to manage.
Get your WordPress site up and running easily with state-of-the-art technology. Plus a managed option for automatic updates.
Includes free first-year domain and Wildcard SSL.
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Support matters at IONOS"Questions about managed updates? I can help!"
Backed by our standard 24-7 support team, your Personal Consultant is your single point of contact for topics such as updating and more. This service is free for our customers.

We made the world's most popular content management system even better

Easy to set up

If you need help getting started, our WordPress Assistant guides you through setting up your website with simple to follow instructions.
Tell the WordPress Assistant what the purpose of your site is, and the wizard will suggest a list of suitable design templates, as well as install a range of helpful plugins.

Peak security and 99.9% uptime

Our infrastructure relies on the latest security technologies, including advanced DDoS and malware protection. These help keep your site safe from threats and malicious attacks.
While georedundant servers and data mirroring mean your WP site stays up to 99.9% online, even during maintenance and outages.

Optimized platform

Your website will benefit from a hosting platform that is powered by PHP and NGINX, and fine-tuned specifically for WordPress with 2 GB guaranteed RAM and 360 Gbit/s fiber optic connectivity.

Your webspace and databases are stored with SSD technology, which gives your website a performance boost of up to 50%, meaning your pages load faster, and faster load times will mean your pages rank higher on search engines.

Managed WordPress for automatic updates

No time to install updates yourself? No problem!
WordPress Hosting includes an auto-update option for WordPress core files, themes, plugins and PHP. It’s a convenient and easy way to make sure your site is always up to date.
The managed WordPress option for one site is included with all WordPress Hosting packages. Select the managed option during WordPress Assistant setup to get started.
You’ll also be able to update manually if you prefer full control over your updates.

Package overview

Free domain & Wildcard SSL
Managed updates option
24/7 support
New and improved packages now up to 50% cheaper!

Essential

Everything needed for a hassle-free WordPress site


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12 months $3/month then $4/month
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Ideal for 1 WordPress website

25 GB SSD storage

2 x 1 GB (MySQL) databases

10 email accounts (2 GB each)

Enhanced CPU & MEM resources Optimized for up to 300 visitors per minute on your website, includes 640 MB PHP memory.Close

Site Scan malware protection

Free Wildcard SSL Certificate

Free domain for 1 year Included free domain extensions: .us, . ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . co, . online.Close

Business

More resources and plugins for your WordPress site


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Ideal for 1 WordPress website

100 GB SSD storage

10 x 1 GB (MySQL) databases

100 email accounts (2 GB each)

Max CPU & MEM resources Optimized for up to 500 visitors per minute on your website, includes 768 MB PHP memory.Close

Site Scan malware protection

Free Wildcard SSL Certificate

Free domain for 1 year Included free domain extensions: .us, . ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . co, . online.Close

Unlimited

Ideal for multiple WP sites or demanding projects


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Unlimited Websites Our packages are limited only by our infrastructure and the nature of the shared hosting environment the product operates in. Performance issues arise only in exceptional cases and are only due to technical resources (processors, PHP memory limits, disk space, etc.) being allocated to other websites.Close

Unlimited storage (SSD)

Unlimited 1 GB (MySQL) databases

Unlimited email accounts (2 GB each)

Max. CPU & MEM resources and Railgun™ Content Delivery Network Optimized for up to 500 visitors per minute on your websites, includes 768 MB PHP memory. Our Content Delivery Network boosts loading times by caching your site and distributing it across 150+ data centers worldwide. Visitors get data from the closest server, improving their access to your content.Close

Site Scan & Repair malware protection

Free Wildcard SSL Certificate

Free domain for 1 year Included free domain extensions: .us, . ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . co, . online.Close

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Give us a call. Our team of experts will answer all your questions and build a custom product bundle to fit your needs.

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WP Pro

WordPress for the real heavy hitters: Includes powerful features like Multisite management and staging, AI tested Smart Updates, Varnish caching and more. Choose WP Pro by IONOS by 1&1 for uncompromising performance.
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Building a sustainable future

IONOS is committed to the responsible use of resources and reducing our environmental footprint. From the use of green energy to sourcing the most energy-efficient technology available for our data centers, sustainability is at the heart of our world-class WordPress hosting solutions.
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What do you want to do with Managed WordPress?

Create a blog Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation:
Managed WP Essential
If you want to create a blog for a personal project, the Essential package is all you need.
  • IONOS Assistant makes setup quick and easy
  • Pre-installed plugins
  • Free domain
12 months $3/month then $4/month
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Update website content regularly Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation:
Managed WP Business
For a WordPress website with regular content updates and more traffic, we recommend the Business package.
  • Higher performance
  • 100 GB SSD storage
  • Create data states going back for up to 6 days to restore anything
  • Free domain
12 months $1/month then $8/month
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Sell online with WooCommerce Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation:
Managed WP Business
To host a WooCommerce online store, we recommend at least the Business package.
  • 100 GB storage lets you host multiple high-quality images of all your products
  • Beautiful templates that work perfectly with WooCommerce
  • Pre-installed plugins to support your shop
12 months $1/month then $8/month
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Host a high-traffic website Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation:
Managed WP Unlimited
To host a WordPress Website with high traffic and demanding plugins, we recommend the high-performance Unlimited package.
  • Highest performance with 2 GB RAM guaranteed
  • SiteLock malware protection
  • The Railgun™ content delivery network boosts the performance of your website by distributing it across 62 data centers worldwide
12 months $8/month then $16/month
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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” package doesn’t contractually place a limit on the number of websites, databases, or email mailboxes, or the amount of webspace 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 do not 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 a higher package such as a managed server.

All WordPress hosting packages, as well as all Linux web hosting packages, are limited to hosting at most 262,144 individual files on the server. This number is the platform’s technological limit and therefore ensures the best possible stability and performance for all customers. This limit, however, is rarely reached, even by those customers with several websites. It therefore does not limit the vast majority of customers.

Storage in the Unlimited package is provided on demand. Customers initially have 100 gigabytes of SSD webspace. How much space is being used is checked daily, and the amount is automatically adjusted if necessary. If the amount of storage resources being used is too great, you may need to make an internal switch to a platform that is optimized for large webspaces. We will inform customers of this in good time.

Important: Unlimited storage is only valid for the webspace used to host the corresponding WordPress websites. Therefore, 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) is not permitted.

With Managed WordPress Hosting from IONOS our customers can create and update customized blogs with ease. Automatic updates of the latest versions and security updates means our customers' websites are always fast and protected.

WordPress your way

Want to get the best from WordPress without having to worry about layout, content, programming or marketing? The independent partners in our Partner Network will take care of everything.
See Partner Network
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