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Unleash your creativity with over 17,000 images plus a free domain and email address. Our easy-to-use editor will have you online, selling products and looking sharp in no time.
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List price - 1 month contract term*
List price - 12 month contract term*
Unconditionally free domain included**

(contract lifetime)
Free SSL included
Free Wildcard SSL included
5 free email accounts included

(contract lifetime)
(first year free)

* Comparison made on November 4, 2019 with GoDaddy's GoCentral Standard plan and MyWebsite Online from 1&1 IONOS using list prices and features included with plans/packages for both products. Comparison is provided for information purposes only. For a full comparison see this table. The GoDaddy name is property of GoDaddy Inc. and is being used only for the express purposes of this comparison. The IONOS mark is a trademark of 1&1 IONOS, SE. All rights reserved.

** The domain included in the 1&1 IONOS package remains free for the life of the contract. There is no price increase upon renewal. The free domain only includes the .com, .biz, .org, .me, .online, .net, .us, .ca, and .info extensions. GoDaddy offers a .com domain with their standard package for $11.99 in the 1st year and $17.99 in the 2nd.

Captivating templates

Jump start your imagination

Get going with designs featuring imagery and text made for your industry or idea. Individualize as needed with ease. All templates are responsive and mobile-friendly, making it easy for your customers to find you on a smartphone or tablet.
Explore all designs

Get noticed

MyWebsite makes it easy to tell your story.

You got this

Easy-to-use editor

Save the cost and hassle of hiring an expert. Our editor ensures that you have everything you need to build your site yourself. Effortlessly drag and drop components and sections, change color schemes and integrate content from YouTube and Vimeo. You can also edit your website from any device while on the go.

Mobile-optimized design templates

MyWebsite's templates are designed to work perfectly on desktops, smartphones, and tablets. Use an image pool of 17,000 photos to make your site unique. You are also free to upload your own photos at any time.

Boilerplate sections make it a snap

Don't feel so creative? No problem! Start by choosing your industry and add boilerplate sections with pre-filled text and images. While you work on your full site, visitors can still find your business using a base page that is set up in minutes.

Reach prospective customers

Email marketing

Create newsletters and campaign emails with the email marketing manager to keep in touch with your customers.

Social media and blogging

Once your business starts to gain speed, spread the word on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Easily create a blog to keep your site's content fresh and engaging.

Target visitors

Adapt your site to specific target groups, such as first-time or returning customers. Schedule automatic promotions to be displayed seasonally or for certain visitors, such as potential customers near your business.

Trust built in

SSL Certificate

Earn trust — A Wildcard SSL Certificate shows the world your site is safe and bumps you higher on Google.

Search Engine Optimization

MyWebsite helps improve your search engine ranking so more people will find you. Learn more about SEO with tutorials so you can optimize even further for search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo!

Back up and restore

Edit your website without worrying and undo your changes at any stage. Multiple backup or alternative versions of your website can be archived for you to switch between versions, such as to promote time-sensitive campaigns.
Everything you need to start selling online
An online shop that’s easy to manage
The MyWebsite eCommerce package includes an integrated online shop that’s so easy to set up, you’ll be selling online in no time. Add up to 5,000 products and manage your inventory with just a few clicks.
Flexible payment and shipping options
Your customers can choose from a variety of payment options such as direct debit, credit cards, PayPal and more. You can also choose your preferred shipping method or use the options already built in.
A shop packed full of extras
Other features include the option of linking your shop to Facebook’s marketplace, abandoned cart recovery, coupons, discounts and multilingual and multi-currency options.
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What do you want to do with MyWebsite?
Create a website to showcase your big day: weddings, events, trips & more. Our experts recommend...
Our recommendationMyWebsite Online
If you want to create a website for a private event, the Essential package is all you need.
  • Beautiful templates related to your hobby, organization, etc.
  • Social media widgets
  • 1 free domain
1st month $1/month then $5/month
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Build your first business website on your own. Our experts recommend...
Our recommendationMyWebsite Online
If you want to build a website for your business, the Business package is the best place to start.
  • Professional templates, images and prefilled text related to your business
  • Social media and business widgets
  • 1 free domain with 5 email accounts
1st month $1/month then $5/month
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Build a website with specials and campaigns that change regularly. Our experts recommend...
Our recommendationMyWebsite Online Store
If you want to have a website with individual, regularly updated experiences for your visitors, the Pro package is for you.
  • Tailored content based on location, device, time, for first-time or returning visitors
  • Email marketing tool
  • Professional templates, images and text suggestions
  • Social media and business widgets
  • 1 free domain with 10 email accounts
$15/month No risk, cancel anytime
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Package overview
Optimized for all devices
All the webspace you need
24/7 support


Build a professional website for your business

Special Offer
1st month $1/month then $5/month No risk, cancel anytime

Website builder
Includes professional templates prefilled with text and business-related images

1 free domain and 5 email accounts Included free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Social media widgets Connect your social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram. Integrate videos with YouTube and Vimeo or upload and manage images from your Dropbox and Google Drive accounts.Close

Business widgets Easy drag and drop business widgets like customer reviews and online scheduling.Close


Online Store

Website with built-in online store and marketing tools

$15/month No risk, cancel anytime

Website builder
Includes professional templates prefilled with text and business-related images

1 free domain and 10 email accounts Included free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Social media widgets Connect your social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram. Integrate videos with YouTube and Vimeo or upload and manage images from your Dropbox and Google Drive accounts.Close

Business widgets Easy drag and drop business widgets like customer reviews and online scheduling.Close


Tailored content Create individual experiences for your visitors: pop-ups based on location, device, or time e.g. for holidays or special events, and for first-time or returning visitors.Close

SEO tutorials Analyze your website and learn how to get more visitors from Google and other search engines.Close

Email marketing tool Send up to 300 emails with real-time campaign statistics and professional mobile-optimized templates.Close

Online Store
List up to 5,000 items. Includes a range of payment and shipping options Other highlights: Facebook Store, multi-currency, Pay via credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, Vouchers and discountsClose

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

Online Store

Everything you need to sell online

$15/month No risk, cancel anytime

Online Shop for up to 5,000 products
Including hosting, all payment methods, a shipping wizard, and much more

1 free domain with Wildcard SSL Certificate and 10 email accounts Included free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Multilanguage for website and shop interface

Basic SEO

Facebook Store

Online Store Advanced

Add efficiency with advanced operations

$25/month No risk, cancel anytime

Online Shop for up to 10,000 products + eGoods
Including hosting, all payment methods, a shipping wizard, and much more

1 free domain with Wildcard SSL Certificate and 20 email accounts Included free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Multilanguage for website, shop interface, categories, and products

Advanced SEO

Facebook and Instagram Stores

Wish lists

Mobile App and Easy POS App

Advanced operations

Online Store Expert

Make volumes with B2B, Google Shopping, Amazon, eBay & co

$45/month No risk, cancel anytime

Online Shop for up to 1,000,000 products + eGoods
Including hosting, all payment methods, a shipping wizard, and much more

1 free domain with Wildcard SSL Certificate and 50 email accounts Included free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Multilanguage for website, shop interface, categories, and products

Advanced SEO

Facebook and Instagram Stores

Wish lists

Mobile App, Easy POS App and Square POS App

Advanced operations

Sell on Google Shopping, etc.

Sell on Amazon and eBay through integrated app

B2B functionality

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

MyWebsite widgets

Enhance your site with interactive business apps.

Multiple languages & locations

If you operate internationally, just turn on the multi-language function. Easily manage multiple locations of your business.

Maps & route planner

Make it as easy as possible for potential customers to find your business with the Google Maps app.

Photo gallery

Upload event photos, document the progress of your project or share any image that tells your story.

Customer reviews

Create a dialogue between you and your customers. The customer reviews app lets you react directly to feedback about your business.

Online scheduling

Make your phone stop ringing: your customers can easily make reservations or appointments for your services on your website.

Opening hours

Let your customers know exactly when they can reach you with a dedicated section that's seamlessly integrated.
Your personal consultant

Helpful advice from a single point of contact. Exclusively for you. Experience customer service on a whole new plane. All this and more, free.

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Why choose 1&1 IONOS?

From choosing your domain to making cutting-edge cloud infrastructure work for you – we've got you covered.

24/7 customer support

Local teams of specialists are ready to answer your questions around the clock.

Airtight security

Our geo-redundant data centers are among the most secure in the world.


We have everything your business needs to be successful online.

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MyWebsite One

Get online instantly with a one-page website

What’s inside? A simple page editor, your own domain and your own email. All for the price of a good cup of coffee.
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MyWebsite Design Service

Can you build my website for me?

Tell us what’s important to you and we’ll get you online.
With 1&1 IONOS MyWebsite Design Service, our experts create your website for you. Up to 5 beautifully designed pages with customized images and text optimized for search engines, complete with your personalized logo. We'll help you get it done by doing it for you.
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Website builder - Make your own personal website easily

FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Today, the web is almost everybody's go-to resource when it comes to researching specific topics, products or services. For many companies, organizations or freelancers it has become paramount to have their own internet presence.
If you want to build your own website, there are many options. There is a wide selection of web design services for

  • advanced users,
  • professionals and
  • beginners alike.

Even without any prior knowledge of design, there are a number of tools available to assist you in making your own website. Before considering exactly how you will start, first think about what kind of site you are interested in – different sites serve different purposes. Some of the most common website formats are as follows:

Personal Website
Websites can be used to display a personal story or a family story. With such sites, it is common to explain one's interests and career path with photos – and the themes are more often than not part of the administrator's personal experience. In addition, personal websites are often created for special occasions (weddings, additions to the family, etc.). This type of website is often used as a diary that is viewable to the public.

A blog (long form: weblog) is a website that mostly publishes content in the style of a diary or a magazine. Similar to the private website option above, all content focuses on the blogger. However, in contrast to a private website, a blog usually centers on one specific theme or topic. In terms of blog content, there are almost no limits; common themes include popular culture, fashion, lifestyle, technology, or politics. With high-quality and sought-after content, texts suited to your target audience and an appealing web design, it is easy to set up a successful blog that also earns money. The most common web applications for the creation of a blog are

  • wordpress.com
  • blogger.com
  • tumblr.com

Promotional Website
Some people use their website for professional purposes to upload their personal résumé, as well as including further information on their professional career and work samples. A link to your promotional website can make your application stand out from the crowd and act as testament to a forward-thinking and initiative-showing applicant – as long as it is well presented and aesthetically pleasing. To ensure that your personal data is not open to the public, keep your private documents (personal résumé, certificates, etc.) in a password-protected section of your website. This way, you simply have to send the password to the relevant person dealing with your application.

Online Store/Web Shop
eCommerce is an integral part of everyday life for many people and an end to the online trading boom is nowhere in sight. For those wanting to create their own online shop, a fully-functioning website is of course required. In addition, there are a number of other aspects to take note of: before creating an online shop, it is important to first create a business plan. Other areas that need to be considered include the distribution of purchased goods and the search engine optimization (SEO) of the online shop in order to make it more visible in Google search results. In addition to this, as an online retailer there are various legal frameworks that must be adhered to.
If you are creating your internet presence the classic way – with a HTML editor and CSS – or relying on tools such as a Content Management System (CMS) or a website builder, the skills required will depend heavily on your previous knowledge and experience in website design.

Working with computer languages
HTML is a markup language used to create pages on the World Wide Web with information and various features. During the early days of the internet, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) was a very important part of designing a website, and there was no other option but to write the HTML source code yourself in order to create your own website.

Even today, HTML is a fundamental element of the World Wide Web: it still has a large role to play in the core structure of a website and the written content of a site, and ultimately represents a large part of the final page that appears in the web browser. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the standard language for creating a website. CSS was first introduced in the middle of the 90's and is responsible for the presentation and design of the individual pages, including features such as layout, color, font and font size. Aside from HTML and CSS, another fundamental language of traditional web design is JavaScript. However, its application is mostly reserved for web designers as most computer languages are considered difficult to learn.

Content management systems and website builders
There are of course other options for website design that do not involve directly working with the source code of a site: for this purpose a Content Management System (CMS) or a website builder (also known as a website toolbox) can be used. Such software simplifies the structure and creation of a website with an easy-to-use interface that makes them suitable for web design beginners and allows the creation of a website to be done quickly and intuitively. However, such tools can at times be limited in terms of design options.

Aside from web design programs for beginners, there are various CMS that also meet professional requirements – most of these are CMS rather than website builders. Many of the well-known CMS offer a lot of freedom when designing a website, but for this you also require a certain degree of familiarization with the software. When working with a CMS the content is separated from the design, making it easier to manage. In practice, a pre-made template (a design template), which can be modified at a later point, is usually used for the design. With many CMS you can also take over the design completely, for which an external web editor is usually used.

Most of the creative possibilities are self-evident if you write the source code yourself and design your website through the use of programming languages. Nonetheless, many CMS offer an excellent variety in terms of web design. On the one hand, the CMS developers regularly update the applications and design features in keeping with modern web design. On the other hand, especially in terms of CMS, the community contributes greatly to the improvement of the tool by developing extensions, tools and templates (free or paid). It is recommend that total beginners take advantage of the uncomplicated web builders as they are easy to use, and despite their limited functionality, are quite sufficient for the creation of many types of websites.

Beginners can also create an attractive website with 1&1 IONOS – for this, no knowledge of HTML, CSS, or any other programming language is required. Our developers have ensured that each phase of creating a website is made as easy as possible. With each one of our packages, we provide you with

  • server capacity
  • your desired domain.
  • hundreds of industry-related designs and images;

all you need to do is select and create your website according to your preference. The appearance of the backend, the place where all alterations take place, largely corresponds to that of the frontend. This allows you to keep an eye on how the end result looks when you design your web pages. All it takes is the click of a mouse to activate certain elements, and then move them into the desired position. Using a versatile editor allows you to easily write a text for your site – use it to adjust the font size and make other formatting adjustments such as underlining text. In addition to this, photos, videos and links can be easily integrated. Create your own website with one of our MyWebsite packages – all of which do not require knowledge of computer languages like HTML or CSS. All you need to build a website with us is an idea, some time, and some willingness to have fun! Successful results can be seen in just a short period of time.
When you choose the 1&1 IONOS website builder, you can expect unparalleled safety and security. Your website will be

  • safe for visitors
  • your data and software will be secured against hackers and other types of data loss,
  • safe from viruses, malware and other threats.

Our high-performance data centers are subject to German data-protection standards which are among the strictest in the world. In addition to this, your website data is secured using geo-redundant servers, to ensure maximum protection. When transmitting data through our fiber optic connections, we ensure multiple security measures through encryption, and the data is passed through an external firewall.

Of course, when you are building a website you will automatically think of the legal requirements found on professional websites. 1&1 IONOS can provide the necessary legal texts that deal with this issue. Finally, should you have any further questions or issues regarding security or legal operation, our experts are available 24/7 by telephone or email.
It's a breeze to insert images and videos with the MyWebsite tool. Simply select "insert element" and then "basics". Now you can quickly and easily drag and drop images to insert them on your website. By using the button "edit image", you add image effects and also adjust the size, sharpness and focus.

If multiple images are to be displayed in succession, then simply drag the element "image gallery" in the "image and videos" category to your site and then establish the sequence settings, such as how many seconds each image is visible before the next one appears.

It's also easy to include videos as you build your own website - under "images and videos" you can display video material either as Flash Video or direct from YouTube as well as other video platforms. To embed clips from YouTube, you need only paste in the corresponding embed link to the video. That way your desired video is automatically linked to your website.
1&1 IONOS offers a range of valuable tools for lead nurturing and generating further business. Here's how we help our customers build relationships with their customers:

Step 1: Monitor your website
Create the website you always wanted and host it with 1&1 IONOS. Use 1&1 IONOS Site Analytics tools to learn more about your customers. Do customers find your site using Google, or do you get a lot of referrals from Facebook? Which of your web pages are most popular? Where do your customers live? With 1&1 IONOS, you'll learn the answers to these questions and more.

Step 2: Find and nurture leads
Create content for your customers, including blog posts, newsletters, downloadable e-books, and more.

Step 3: Make the initial sale
Our web apps let customers book their first appointments or make their first online purchases from your business.

Step 4: Maintain the relationship
Keep customers coming back by sending them coupons and notifications about new products or services. Connect with them on social media. Offer a section on your website featuring the latest industry news and trends. Use 1&1 IONOS email marketing tools to generate recurring streams of visits to your website.
Yes. If you have certain requirements for the creation of your website that go beyond the features of 1&1 IONOS MyWebsite, we also offer solutions for professional web developers. Also, advanced users may want to get more out of a Content Management System (CMS). Below, you can find out all you need to know for designing your own website:

1. Choose your hosting option
There are a number of different options when it comes to web hosting. A good option for professionals may be to set up a private server that they administrate completely by themselves, while beginners may be more suited to web hosting packages that include security updates, and server maintenance. Whether you choose your own server or a web hosting solution, always ensure that your server performance and web space are well suited to your specific project or website.
Good to know: some web hosts offer managed hosting and a 1-click installation of specialized hosting packages for well-known CMS that are tailored to the needs of specific applications.

2. Choose your domain
To register a domain, contact a domain name registrar. You can also secure your new website address with 1&1 IONOS; the domain checker tool allows you to see if your desired domain is still available. If your preferred domain has already been taken, check if the same second level domain (website name) is available when combined with a different top level domain. For example: if www.example.com and www.example.de are not available, perhaps try other alternatives (.org, .net, .web, .online, etc.). In case you cannot find any suitable alternatives, it might be worth purchasing your desired domain from the owner.

3. Install CMS
Once you've decided on a CMS, next you need to install the system on the web server. With an SFTP program, you can access your webspace and upload and install everything you need. Alternatively, many web hosting providers offer a so-called 1-click installation to set up your CMS. The installation is very simple and the provider takes care of everything for you.

4. Choose your design
Once your CMS is set up, it is important to find the right layout for you. Ideally, the basic planning of your business website is already complete, otherwise you need to consider your target group, the layout and the exact content, sections, and structure of your site all at once.

Make sure to pay attention to the usability (user-friendliness) and design of your site. A simple and intuitive navigation structure that leads to your offer is key to the usability of your site. Your site is user-friendly if visitors can navigate their way through your site with ease. A sophisticated design and the overall appearance of your site also determine the look and usability of your website.

Internet services and the current web design trends offer inspiration for web design. Most CMS offer a diverse range of design templates and themes. CMS with a large community always offer a huge selection of free templates, allowing you to experiment with one first before you decide on it. The growing importance of a responsive web design is also something to take into account; responsive sites automatically adjust to the display size of your device (PC desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone).

5. Create your content
Your website content totally depends on your target group. You need a good sense of what kind of content will appeal to your target group. An accurate target group analysis done in advance is always helpful. If the profitability of your site is of paramount importance, the evaluation of buyer personas will be particularly useful. In order to better market the products of your online shop, content marketing is advisable.

In any case, it is very important to ensure you have content for your website. The regular creation of content is essential to your website. The quality of your content is what sets you apart from your competitors, so make sure to pay attention to this. Images also have an important role in a site's articles (especially for longer texts) as they attract attention and break up a text. Images can also be used for the illustration and structuring of your articles. If you do not have access to any images or illustrations, you can make use of the large selection of free image databases.
Yes! If you need help, our tech support team is available 24/7, every day of the year. For tech support, you can contact us via email or over the phone. If you send an email, we'll get back to you within 48 hours. For urgent problems, give us a call.
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