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Cloud Servers

Scalable computing with every instance

  • Live scaling, load balancing, unmetered bandwidth
  • Leading server platform availability
  • UK-based, ISO-certified data centres
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All Cloud Server instances include

Hardware and software

We build our servers with Intel® Xeon® processors and fast SSD SAN storage. Each instance is fully virtualised with VMware for more reliability.

No restrictions

Your traffic stays free. Unlike some prov­iders, we'll never restrict or throttle your bandwidth or traffic.

Certified security

Our data centres are ISO 27001 certified for the highest levels of security and reliability.

Pay as you go

We charge by the minute for the time your Cloud Sever is active. We don't charge any overage fees and you'll never pay more than the max price listed.

Great added features

Get free load balancing, full root access, a fully documented API, intuitive admin, and much more.

Tailored support

Get free, 24/7 professional support and a direct line to your own personal consultant.

Build your custom cloud with our Cloud Servers

Tired of overage fees? Pay only for what you need, when you need it.

Powerful computing made easy

Our cloud servers feature Intel® Xeon® processors, SSD SAN, and full VMware virtualisation. Admin is easy with our intuitive cloud panel, but you'll also get full root access and a fully documented REST API.

Industry-leading availability

We guarantee industry-leading uptimes of 99.998% and cutting-edge server-side security based on the ISO 27001 standard.

Live scalability for any demand

Business booming? Scale to meet demand without any operative interruption. Add bare metal, more resources, storage, or virtual servers when you need them, and delete them when you don't.

Affordable by design

You pay only for the time your instance is active. Any additional features or storage you add are billed to the minute.

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A cloud server platform you can count on

Join thousands of agencies, developers, and web professionals who've built their cloud with IONOS.

137,000

VMs in operation

2,500

VMs deployed weekly

99.998%

Platform availability

10

Data centres

Spin up your first Cloud Server instance

We bill by the minute up to the maximum rate below. Add or reconfigure in the cloud panel anytime.

Get £100 starting credit for your first month.

VMware virtualisation

REST API

Unlimited traffic

Intel® Xeon® processors

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Cloud Server XS

CPU

1 vCore

RAM

512 MB

SSD

30 GB

Price

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Cloud Server S

CPU

1 vCore

RAM

1 GB

SSD

40 GB

Price

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Cloud Server M

CPU

2 vCores

RAM

2 GB

SSD

60 GB

Price

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Cloud Server L

CPU

2 vCores

RAM

4 GB

SSD

80 GB

Price

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Cloud Server XL

CPU

4 vCores

RAM

8 GB

SSD

120 GB

Price

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Cloud Server XXL

CPU

8 vCores

RAM

16 GB

SSD

160 GB

Price

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Cloud Server 3XL

CPU

12 vCores

RAM

24 GB

SSD

240 GB

Price

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Cloud Server 4XL

CPU

16 vCores

RAM

32 GB

SSD

360 GB

Price

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Cloud Server 5XL

CPU

24 vCores

RAM

48 GB

SSD

480 GB

Price

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 All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

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Cloud Server RAM M

CPU

1 vCore

RAM

4 GB

SSD

40 GB

Price

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Cloud Server RAM L

CPU

2 vCores

RAM

8 GB

SSD

80 GB

Price

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Cloud Server RAM XL

CPU

4 vCores

RAM

16 GB

SSD

120 GB

Price

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Cloud Server RAM XXL

CPU

8 vCores

RAM

32 GB

SSD

160 GB

Price

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 All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

Build your own Cloud Server with FLEX

Add vCores, RAM, and SSD to the starting configuration anytime.

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Cloud Server FLEX

CPU

1 - 24 vCores

RAM

0.5 - 128 GB

SSD

10 - 500 GB

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 All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

All Cloud Server features

Pay-as-you-go

By-the-minute billing

No minimum contract period

Cancel anytime

Availability

99.99%

Choice of data centre location

United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, United States

Interactive invoice

Multiple servers

Scalable servers

Expandable during

VMware virtualisation

Load balancer

SSD SAN systems

Block storage (optional)

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (billed per minute)

Shared memory (optional)

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (billed per minute)

Unlimited traffic

Bandwidth

External connection per server up to 400 Mbit/s. 10 Gbit/s internal network connection

24/7 expert support

Pay-as-you-go

By-the-minute billing

No minimum contract period

Cancel anytime

Availability

99.99%

Choice of data centre location

United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, United States

Interactive invoice

Multiple servers

Scalable servers

Expandable during

VMware virtualisation

Load balancer

SSD SAN systems

Block storage (optional)

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (billed per minute)

Shared memory (optional)

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (billed per minute)

Unlimited traffic

Bandwidth

External connection per server up to 400 Mbit/s. 10 Gbit/s internal network connection

24/7 expert support

Wildcard SSL certificate

High-performance data centres

ISO 27001 certified

Firewall management

IPS/IDS

SIEM

Backup (optional)

From £0.65 per GB/month excl. VAT

Server snapshot

Images (optional)

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (billed per minute)

Server logs

SSH keys

Private networks

VPN SSL

Wildcard SSL certificate

High-performance data centres

ISO 27001 certified

Firewall management

IPS/IDS

SIEM

Backup (optional)

From £0.65 per GB/month excl. VAT

Server snapshot

Images (optional)

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (billed per minute)

Server logs

SSH keys

Private networks

VPN SSL

KVM console

Linux (standard)

Latest versions of AlmaLinux, CentOS Stream, Debian, Ubuntu, Rocky Linux.

Windows (optional)

Windows Server® 2019 – £10/vCore/month excl. VAT

Windows Server® 2022 – £10/vCore/month excl. VAT

Cloud panel

REST API

Full root access

Administration tool Plesk Obsidian

Control panel

Monitoring

Additional users and roles

Encrypted remote access

Image import

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (billed per minute)

SSH key management

KVM console

Linux (standard)

Latest versions of AlmaLinux, CentOS Stream, Debian, Ubuntu, Rocky Linux.

Windows (optional)

Windows Server® 2019 – £10/vCore/month excl. VAT

Windows Server® 2022 – £10/vCore/month excl. VAT

Cloud panel

REST API
Full root access

Administration tool Plesk Obsidian

Control panel

Monitoring

Additional users and roles

Encrypted remote access

Image import

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (billed per minute)

SSH key management

Pre-installed applications

WordPress, Drupal™, Magento, PrestaShop, Shopware, and lots more

Database support

e.g. MS SQL, MariaDB, My SQL, and more

Microsoft databases (optional)

Software for database administration included on request. Only with Windows.

MS SQL Express 2022 - free

MS SQL 2022 - web licence for £24/month excl. VAT per 4 CPUs

MS SQL 2022 - standard licence for £320/month excl. VAT per 4 CPUs

Pre-installed applications

WordPress, Drupal™, Magento, PrestaShop, Shopware, and lots more

Database support

e.g. MS SQL, MariaDB, My SQL, and more

Microsoft databases (optional)

Software for database administration included on request. Only with Windows.

MS SQL Express 2022 - free

MS SQL 2022 - web licence for £24/month excl. VAT per 4 CPUs

MS SQL 2022 - standard licence for £320/month excl. VAT per 4 CPUs

Unlimited number of inboxes

2 GB storage capacity per inbox

Webmail 2.0

Anti-spam

Anti-phishing

Domains (optional)

Optional as an add-on

One IPv4 address per server included

Additional IPv4 addresses (optional)

$5 per IPv4 address

One IPv6/64 network included

Subdomains

Unlimited external domains

DNS management

Unlimited number of inboxes

2 GB storage capacity per inbox

Webmail 2.0

Anti-spam

Anti-phishing

Domains (optional)

Optional as an add-on

One IPv4 address per server included

Additional IPv4 addresses (optional)

$5 per IPv4 address

One IPv6/64 network included

Subdomains

Unlimited external domains

DNS management

Supported operating systems and software

Set up your server with a range of operating systems, Linux distributions, and database management systems.

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Ubuntu

OpenSuse Linux logo

OpenSuse

Debian logo

Debian

CentOS logo

CentOS

How to set up your cloud infrastructure

Our cloud servers provide scalable computing power through virtual machines, allowing you to create your virtual infrastructure effortlessly.

Choose a pre-configured server or create your own by configuring the resources you need. Add advanced options like additional block storage or a load balancer, and secure your data with cloud backups.

Check out how it works and build your own cloud infrastructure today!

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Optional on-demand features

Affordable features that you can add to your server anytime in the Cloud Panel.

Secure backups

Our industry-leading backup feature encrypts and stores your data at a physically separate data centre. Backups can be scheduled at any time you choose.

Shared memory

Shared memory allows you to use additional disc space for all servers in your infrastructure that share access to the same data. Both the shared memory and servers have to be hosted in the same data centre.

Block storage

Using block storage you can expand the storage capacity of a specific SSD-based cloud server, which can be individually defined and adjusted during operation. Shared storage and the server must be hosted in the same data centre.

Dedicated servers

You can integrate your own dedicated servers into your cloud server infrastructure. These can be either existing dedicated servers or IONOS Dedicated Servers.

More IP addresses

Order additional IP addresses and assign them to a specific server. You can add an IPv4 address for only £5/month.

Import images

Add any number of images to your servers using your IONOS Cloud Panel to secure them long term. There is no minimum contract – cancel anytime.

Secure and sustainable server network

We build our data centres to meet the security and climate challenges of tomorrow.

Certified UK data centres

Select a data centre in the UK, Europe or the US – all with top reliability and security standards, as confirmed by our ISO 27001 certification.

Two-factor authentication

Add an extra layer of security with 2FA. A login code is sent to your smartphone, denying access to anyone without your username, password and unlocked mobile device.

Firewall, SIEM and IDS/IPS

Rely on strong defences for your projects. Our central firewall, as well as the latest SIEM and IDS/IPS technologies, protect your cloud servers from attack.

Sustainable servers

All our data centres and your cloud server run on clean, renewable energy.

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Full cost control and pricing transparency

Keep track of expenses with ongoing cost estimates and predictable, capped pricing.

Pay-as-you-go billing

Pay only for what you need, billed to the nearest minute. You can also configure your CPU vCores, RAM and SSD storage on a per-minute cost basis.

Interactive invoices

Easy-to-navigate invoices provide clear cost summaries and estimates, allowing you to plan and manage your spending more efficiently.

Start or stop at any time

Deploy, shut down, or adjust the resources of your cloud servers at any time. There's no minimum contract term or upfront costs.

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Ideal for any workload

From cloud computing to apps and software development, stay flexible with an IONOS Cloud Server.

Cloud computing

Set up multiple cloud servers to build your own cloud computing platform. Scale memory and cores to meet variable workloads.

Smartphone apps

We offer a solution for mobile app operation that adjusts in response to changing access rates and can be automatically configured via API, while guaranteeing maximum availability.

eCommerce servers

React flexibly to traffic/demand fluctuations and cut costs using load balancing to distribute load between one or more front- and back-end servers.

Educational and institutional use

Deliver entire courses, individual units or sessions. Suitable for on-demand and flexible data retrieval or for more user- and resource-intensive live training that includes audio and video.

Software development / DevOps

Develop software on a flexible and highly available system that you can adapt to your needs with on-demand resources. Import your own images and clone existing projects to customise them.

IT infrastructure

By outsourcing your IT infrastructure to the cloud, you can operate core services such as intranet and email applications centrally while making them available to employees across multiple locations in a networked environment.

Cloud servers – FAQ

With the IONOS Cloud Server, you only pay for the resources you actually use. This pay-as-you-go (PAYG) rate means that your usage is calculated to the minute. As soon as you delete your server instance, the costs stop being calculated. Since there is no minimum contract period, you have full control. As soon as you stop using the server and delete it, you will be billed proportionally and to the minute.

With IONOS, you can set up your cloud server in a very customised way. The high scalability also has an effect on the pay-as-you-go model. The costs depend on how many resources you have configured as well as which ones. For example, if you need less RAM or hard disk space than originally planned, you can reduce the capacities during operation and therefore cut down on the cost.

To stop the costs completely, you have to delete the cloud server. Turning off the server is not enough because the resources remain reserved for you, which means you’ll still be charged for them. However, an exception is the Cloud Server FLEX package, which generates significantly lower charges if stopped. With this option, you only get charged for the hard disk space when the machine is switched off – RAM and CPU are not charged for.

A cloud server is a virtual server that provides you with a complete, web-based IT infrastructure, including computing power, storage space, and network technology. The advantage: you don't need your own physical server hardware, known as a bare metal server, which you would have to purchase, configure, update, and maintain at high cost. If you rent a cloud server, you have all the resources you need to carry out your private or corporate web projects. You can easily process, exchange, secure, and manage data either web-based or location-independent. You can also run various data-supported applications over the web and make them available to others. Server resources that you're not currently using will be available to others. Thanks to the shared structures, cloud servers are particularly cost-effective.

In contrast to VPS (virtual private servers "VPS"), where you can only use the server resources to a precisely defined extent, cloud servers are characterised by their scalability. If your requirements change, you can adapt the allocated server resources at any time and in real time. Payment is based on the resources you use: you only pay for what you actually use. There is no predetermined monthly price.

As a cloud server provider, IONOS also offers you numerous additional features that are essential in high-performance cloud environments. Features such as load balancing and full root access (access to your server's configuration files) as well as shared storage, add-on block storage, and much more are all included. Take a look at the services we offer and build your virtual data centre today!

Another option is a dedicated server. In this "top tier" of server hosting, all server resources are available exclusively to you, so you don't have to share them with anyone. However, this variant is more expensive. It is best to check in advance exactly which scope of services you really need. Our skilled support team will be happy to answer your questions.

The data security of all our products and services is a top priority for IONOS. Of course, this also applies to cloud server hosting. With us, you'll benefit not only from encrypted data transmission, but also from encrypted storage and data backups. Our digital and physical security infrastructure protects your data comprehensively. Our data centres, modern high-performance servers, and geo-redundant structures play their part, as do our central firewall and the latest SIEM and IDS/IPS technologies, which protect our security network from unwanted access.

You can set up your cloud server in just a few, easy steps - even without prior administrator knowledge. Select the United Kingdom as the server location.

Using network protocols such as SSH (Secure Shell), you can establish encrypted network connections with remote devices. Via SSL VPN - i.e. via web-based, virtual private networks - you can set up secure access to certain services of your network if required. This means that authorised users can, for example, access company applications and shared resources in an SSL-encrypted and location-independent manner. SSL VPN partners don't even need to connect to the corporate network.

Renting and setting up a cloud server is worthwhile for anyone who wants a powerful IT infrastructure at a reasonable price. This also offers an ideal basis for a wide range of web projects - whether for a private or a company website, as a high-performance infrastructure for web developers, or even as a high-performance gaming server.

Are you setting up a startup and still unsure of the daily requirements on the IT infrastructure? With our cloud servers, you can flexibly balance the necessary resources at any time and only pay for what you use.

Does your business change its demands on the IT infrastructure seasonally, on a daily basis, or when campaigns and promotions are running? With our scalable cloud servers, it's easy to change in real time to suit your business.

Do you work on larger projects where you use servers for different purposes? For example, as a front-end server with a load balancer in connection with database servers that you control from third-party software via API? Great! Because our cloud server solutions can easily reproduce scenarios like these. You'll also benefit from unlimited traffic and high availability.

If you rent a cloud server from IONOS, you can set it up yourself in just a few minutes. Programming skills are not required. We will guide you step-by-step through the process:

  1. First, determine the desired server size.
  2. Then choose an operating system for your cloud server (Windows or Linux).
  3. Select the location of the data centre.
  4. Then start server creation.

The deployment time for a Linux image is about 55 seconds. Your cloud server is then available to use.

Yes, our cloud packages are ideal for small and medium-sized businesses. Simply select the right package for your needs based on the server resources you require. These typically differ in CPU (processor power), RAM (memory), and storage space. Fast solid state disks (SSDs) with short access times are available in every package for data transfer and storage. Whenever you need more resources, you can customise them in real time to meet your needs.

For larger organisations that need even more performance and server resources, we recommend the Compute Engine.

Our cloud servers support the popular and widely used MySQL and MariaDB relational database management systems. We also offer MS SQL Express, MS SQL with web license, and MS SQL with standard license.

Yes, you can back up your data to your cloud server. A backup client is available as well as additional, separate backup storage on which you can back up the data of your cloud server externally at any time — encrypted and in a physically separate data centre. This enables you to back up your data multiple times.

However, a cloud server is much more than "just" traditional cloud storage, because it encompasses more than the rentable storage space in the cloud. If you rent a cloud server, you also have a complete server infrastructure with scalable computing power and can not only store your data, but also process it extensively.

Perhaps you don't actually need these server features, but just want to create a secure and practical online backup for your data? We can offer you this service in the form of our Cloud Backup package.

Details of the scope of support can be found in the following Help Centre article.

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