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Create your own website

Put yourself out there with your very own website – no IT knowledge needed!
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Building your own website brings benefits

  • Get off to a flying start online whether professionally or privately. Setting up your site on the world wide web gives you the power to inspire other people.
  • Your own domain should match what you offer. When you design your website yourself, it’s important to have an impactful domain that fits.
  • Winning designs don't require HTML knowledge. Thanks to templates and easy systems you can easily bring your vision to life.
  • Full control while saving money. Creating your own website means you decide what’s done and where.
  • High security that builds trust. Setting up your website yourself doesn’t mean compromising high security standards.

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Website builder with inspiring templates

With a simple, modular system, you can put together your website in the way that best suits your project. You don’t need any HTML knowledge or CSS know-how for this. Instead, you’ll work with a simple editor. To help you get started, a library of professional templates is at hand, created by design experts specifically for different industries and topics.
Templates by IONOS don't limit you to a specific design. With the Website Builder, you can customize every single element of your website according to your needs, and design it in a way that makes sense for your business. So, get inspired and enjoy creating your very own website.
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Choose how you want to build your website

Responsive design
All the storage you need
Individual support
Email tips

Starter

The intuitive editor for beginners who want to get online quickly:
MyWebsite Now


12 months $1/month then $5/month
12 months $1/month then $12/month

Build a stunning website fast without any experience

Free domain for 1 year Domain free for 1 year when selected with initial order. Extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Professional email included Create a professional email address based on your domain. For example: contact@my-domain.com. You can add more addresses at any time.

Easily customizable professional templates with pre-built sections, designs, and colors

Plus

A powerful editor for experienced developers, designers, and agencies:
MyWebsite Creator


12 months $5/month then $10/month
6 months $5/month then $20/month

Build a website with full design freedom

Free domain for 1 year Domain free for 1 year when selected with initial order. Extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Professional email included Create a professional email address based on your domain. For example: contact@my-domain.com. You can add more addresses at any time.

Customize professional templates with full design freedom. Edit HTML and CSS

Multilingual website

Dynamic websites with video backgrounds and animations

Pro

Our most powerful editor, with dynamic personalization features:
MyWebsite Creator+


12 months $10/month then $15/month
6 months $25/month then $35/month

Build a website with full design freedom

Free domain for 1 year Domain free for 1 year when selected with initial order. Extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Professional email included Create a professional email address based on your domain. For example: contact@my-domain.com. You can add more addresses at any time.

Customize professional templates with full design freedom. Edit HTML and CSS

Multilingual website

Dynamic websites with video backgrounds and animations

Targeted content delivery and personalization

State and local taxes will apply. Click here for our General Terms and Conditions.

Design Service S

Ideal for a straightforward website with minimal edits


Only $30/month Setup $199
Continue

Website builder included Make changes to your website yourself once it’s online.

Design consultation and a website with 3 custom pages

1 website edit per quarter Get one professional edit by the design team per quarter.

Design Service M

Everything you need for a medium-sized website with regular edits


Only $45/month Setup $199
Continue

Website builder included Make changes to your website yourself once it’s online.

Design consultation and a website with 5 custom pages

1 website edit per month Get one professional edit by the design team per month.

Reduced setup fee:
$199 instead of $299

Design Service L

The best choice for a large website and frequent edits


Only $60/month Setup $199
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Website builder included Make changes to your website yourself once it’s online.

Design consultation and a website with 7 custom pages Order more pages at any time.

Unlimited website edits Our design team will edit your website as many times as you need. This is ideal if your content changes frequently.

Reduced setup fee:
$199 instead of $399

Integrated video with autoplay

HTML/CSS adjustments
(2 hours’ worth of time) Website adaptations that require programming, as these can't be implemented using the website builder.

MyWebsite Design Service contract details

Minimum contract term

12 months / Contract renews for one month

Billing

Monthly

Cancellation

Cancel anytime after the minimum contract term.

Reduced setup fee

One-time payment of $199

Option

At the end of the minimum contract term, you can keep using the MyWebsite website builder, without the Design Service, for a small fee.

State and local taxes will apply. Click here for our General Terms and Conditions.

Now + List Local Essential


1st month Free then $17/month Risk-free for 30 days
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MyWebsite Now
Our newest and most easy-to-use website builder for professional-looking websites.

Responsive design for optimized display on smartphones, tablets and PCs

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Free SSL certificate MyWebsite Now includes an SSL certificate that encrypts your website traffic. It signals to visitors that your site is secure.

Email included Create a professional email address with your domain name. For example: contact@mydomain.com.

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List Local Essential
Local business listing
Get found in the 25 most important online directories such as Google, Facebook, Opendi, Yelp, Foursquare, and Waze.

Creator + List Local Essential


1st month Free then $23/month Risk-free for 30 days
Continue

MyWebsite Creator
Our most powerful website builder for individual and dynamic websites.

Responsive design for optimized display on smartphones, tablets and PCs

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Free SSL certificate MyWebsite Creator includes an SSL certificate that encrypts your website traffic. It signals to visitors that your site is secure.

Email included Create a professional email address with your domain name. For example: contact@mydomain.com.

Multilingual option

Social media and business widgets

List Local Essential
Local business listing
Get found in the 25 most important online directories such as Google, Facebook, Opendi, Yelp, Foursquare, and Waze.

State and local taxes will apply. Click here for our General Terms and Conditions.

Create a website yourself in 6 easy steps

01

Set up a plan

Before you dive into the design of your website, you should lay out a plan. Formulating clear goals will simplify the process of creating your own website and help you make the right choices.
02

Pick your website builder

Some website builders offer more features than others, so it's important to think about what you need before you choose. Make sure it fits your skill level, too.
03

Pick a domain

The domain is your unique address on the internet. So, take your time when making your choice and consider different domain endings.
04

Define the design

Start with a template that matches the style and set up you’re looking for. Later, you can customize the design template further. Every design decision should have a clear purpose.
05

Create content

Start adding personality to your website by adding content. This includes informative and persuasive texts, but also suitable images. You can create them yourself or choose from the large collection that comes with the IONOS Website Builder.
06

Make your website more visible

Once your website has been published, you can make sure it gets displayed by Google and other search engines. Here, too, the Website Builder can help.

Creating your own website

With a Website Builder, you can design a compelling website yourself without any prior HTML or CSS knowledge. Instead of having to grapple with technical intricacies, you can focus entirely on the design and content of your website. The Website Builder provides a range of tools with which you can easily reach high-end results.

However, there are two further solutions that are just as well suited to beginners:

  • WordPress hosting: The content management system WordPress is popular due to its modular set up and intuitive use.
  • MyWebsite design service: Collaborate with IONOS design experts to set up a professional website while saving time.

Web design should always follow a clear goal. That’s why it’s a good idea to think about what you want to achieve with your website and adapt the design to that goal. A good rule of thumb is the popular saying “Less is more”. Don’t overwhelm site visitors with too many items and functions that serve no use. A clear website structure is more important than unusual features.

A design template is a great way to get started. Here, all key elements are already integrated. But don’t entirely rely on the template either. Customize your website and adapt it to your vision. For this, you can browse current web design trends. Just remember to not add elements that you won’t be using.

Website solutions from IONOS include an SSL certificate as standard, which secures data transfers to website visitors. Further measures on your website are often already set up, so that you won’t forget the important stuff.

Smaller web projects need to also comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when processing data from the EU. If you are creating your own website, make sure you note down the following points:

  • Privacy policy: Keep a legally compliant privacy policy on an easy-to-find sub-page of your website.
  • Legal disclaimer: While legal notices are not a requirement in the US, they should be included if you are selling products or services via your site.
  • Cookie banners: A good cookie banner provides information and gives website users clear options.
  • Social media plugins: Set up links to Facebook or Twitter in a way that users can decide for themselves whether their data should be transmitted.
  • Analysis tools: As standard, tools like Google Analytics collect personal data. You have the option to configure the tools to make them GDPR compliant.

The privacy policy, cookie policy, and privacy settings are already in place with IONOS website solutions! The somewhat technically complex cookie banner is even ready-made, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Our experts will also be happy to provide personal support and answer any questions surrounding data protection.