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A server for every need

You know what you need - and we’ll help you build your project
Different server types
High security
Many possible uses

IONOS offers you interesting server options

VPS

Virtual private servers are the ideal choice to get started in the server world, e.g. as:
web or mail servers
community and blog servers
smaller shop servers
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Dedicated servers

Best suited for medium-sized to larger projects
Available as inexpensive developer servers and as high-end professional models
Cloud version offers flexibility and a pay-as-you-go payment model
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IONOS Cloud (Iaas)

Ideal for fluctuating requirements, e.g.:
seasonal businesses
significant variations in traffic
broadcast of major sporting events, live concerts, etc.
Services are billed by the minute
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“Mail server” scenario—even the VPS packages give you flexibility

The preinstalled mail server by IONOS is usually enough for beginners and private users to get started immediately. Anyone needing more options can install open source software like PostFix to set up their own mail server. They will need a Linux operating system and root permissions for the server. But that’s no problem, as the IONOS VPS runs on both Windows and Linux operating systems and allows the necessary root access.

“Uploading files via an FTP server” scenario

FTP (file transfer protocol) is a convenient way of uploading and downloading files to and from a server. This requires a program like FileZilla (available free on the net) that you install on your local computer. But you can also use your browser to transfer files by FTP, although it is not as handy as an FTP program. Another advantage of FTP is that file transfer is lightning quick. You can also assign dedicated access rights. An FTP server is available to you, even with a VPS.

“The junk in the basement is written off and any new equipment we buy might soon be obsolete” scenario

Companies who run physical servers for their IT infrastructure regularly face the problem of having to replace their hardware bit by bit. The risks associated with computing power, storage space, security, and service life can be predicted more or less accurately. This is why more and more companies are starting to migrate parts or all of their IT infrastructure to the cloud. The Enterprise Cloud can create a precise replica of your current on-premises IT architecture in the cloud—IaaS the way it’s meant to be.

“Using various web servers” scenario

The standard configuration on many Linux servers includes an Apache web server combined with an MySQL database and the script language PHP. That’s entirely sufficient for commonly used CMS like WordPress, Drupal, and Typo3, as well as for many forums and wikis. But what happens if an application needs to run on other systems as well? The IONOS Managed Cloud also allows you to mount web servers like Tomcat, Passenger, or Nginx combined with MariaDB and MongoDB as databases and Java or Node.js as programming languages.

“Web shop with seasonal business” scenario

Let’s assume that your web shop sells decorative items of all kinds. You will probably introduce lots of special offers for festive periods like Christmas or Easter. As a result, more email and telephone support will be required. In this case, for security reasons, it is advisable to set up different servers for the products (one for live operations, another for backups) and to connect them using a load balancer. You would then outsource the mail applications to a separate mail server and protect this server with a dedicated firewall.
Building slightly more sophisticated IT structures like this is child’s play with the IONOS Cloud. This way you pay to assign more CPU power, RAM, and hard drive space to the various servers as soon as you launch a promotional deal. Between special offers, when you need fewer resources, you pay less— this allows you to save money, but preserve your flexibility.

“Set up terminal server” scenario

One of the areas in which a terminal server may be helpful is if a company wants to give all its staff access to certain programs without installing them individually on each computer. Example: a terminal server is a good way of running image processing software if it is used only sporadically. The benefits: programs are updated only on the terminal server and are then available to all users. It is also a good way of keeping license costs down. What’s more, admins can use the terminal server to monitor and maintain the system externally..
The terminal server software LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), for example, is easy to install on any Linux server with root access. It’s important to bear in mind that the terminal server may take up a lot of resources, depending on how often the software is used, so it is advisable to pick a dedicated server with sufficiently powerful CPUs, as well as enough RAM and hard drive space.
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Servers - FAQ

A web server with 1&1 IONOS is ideal for businesses wanting to make hugely professional and secure websites. 1&1 IONOS has a range of server hosting all with unique advantages, including Virtual Servers, Cloud Servers and Dedicated Servers. 1&1 IONOS offers website server options for all budgets, as each server contains various processing speeds, hard disk space and RAM. We strongly believe that we have the perfect server package for you.

A server with 1&1 IONOS is customizable to suit your business plan, as we offer packages that adapt to however much you actually require from a web server. Talk to our friendly and helpful support team via phone or email 24/7, who will guide you to the server that best suits you.

Additionally, 1&1 IONOS offers a one month trial of all our server hosting options, so if for whatever reason you're not satisfied, you can take advantage of a 30 day money back guarantee. Feel free to get in touch with us, and we'll make sure that we can sort out any problems or questions you have regarding a server with 1&1 IONOS.
Absolutely, 1&1 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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