Rent a server and do your own thing

  • Dedicated, cloud or virtual private servers
  • Choose between Linux or Windows
  • Lots of SSD space for any use case, such as a mail, web or terminal server hosting
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Rent a server and do your own thing

The appropriate solution for every requirement

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A virtual private server is the cheapest way to rent a server. Virtualization divides the computing power of a large server platform and allocates it to several customers in the form of a virtual server.

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Cloud servers

Cloud servers are flexible, scalable, virtual servers where the computing power can be adapted and configured to meet the respective situational demand. It is also possible to operate several virtual machines (VMs) in one server network with further functionality.

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Dedicated servers

With a dedicated server, you rent an entire physical server whose resources (CPU, RAM, memory, network) are not shared with others. We offer a wide range of dedicated server models and operating systems to match every need.

Your personal consultant

At IONOS, you have a dedicated contact person for personalized advice, tips to boost your online success, and technical support. Reach them via phone, chat and email, all at no cost to you as an IONOS customer.

You can count on our online server hosting

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Mail servers – stay highly flexible with a VPS

Our mail servers are ideal for both beginners and private users. Alternatively, you can set up your own mail server if you need a little more flexibility, for example with the open source software PostFix.

Our virtual private servers provide the necessary root access and the choice between Linux and Windows operating systems.

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Web servers – versatile combination possibilities

Linux servers often offer the Apache online server combined with a MySQL database and the PHP scripting language. This standard configuration suffices for a wide range of CMSs like WordPress, Drupal and Typo3, as well as for forums and wikis.

With our Compute Engine, you can also set up web servers like Tomcat, Passenger or Nginx combined with MariaDB and MongoDB databases and Java and Node.js programming languages.

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Secure FTP Servers – upload files with ease

Transfer files between a PC and online server easily with SFTP — ideally with a program such as FileZilla, which is available free for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Our VPS package provides the necessary secure FTP server as standard, enabling you to transfer even large amounts of data quickly and reliably.

Terminal server hosting – easy setup

Terminal servers allow you to make programs accessible to employees within a company without having to install them on individual computers. This saves software licensing costs and centralizes software update management. Terminal server hosting also enables administrators to monitor and maintain systems externally.

You can install LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) — a terminal server software — on any Linux server when you have root access. Since the resources required by the terminal server depend on the demands of the software, a dedicated server with enough CPU, RAM and storage space is best suited to this application.

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eShop – Online stores with fluctuating traffic

You can build a more complex IT infrastructure with our cloud servers and better cope with high traffic or peaks, such as during special offers or promotions. Includes different servers for the live site and backup, a load balancer, your own mail server and a separate firewall.

You can change the allocation of CPU, RAM and storage capacity to your servers according to web traffic – pay more for high traffic, and less for low traffic. This flexibility saves your eShop business money.

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Servers – FAQ

Frequently asked questions

  • Cost savings
  • No monitoring and maintenance of hardware
  • High flexibility due to short contract terms
  • Special app for monitoring server services is included
  • Up-to-date hardware components

Absolutely, IONOS allows you to customize, upgrade or downgrade your web server package any time you like. Simply contact one of our server hosting experts using our 24/7 hotline or email support. For those just getting started in the world of web hosting, a great place to start would be one of our Virtual Server packages. Here you will receive a basic starter bundle of CPU, RAM and hard disk space, then if you feel like you require more, simply modify your package as you grow.

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