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Free Cloud Server Trial

Try out the free cloud server trial for 1 month

Test your own cloud server free for 30 days!

We reimburse any costs you incur upon request.

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30-day money back guarantee

Lots of time to test your free cloud server!

IONOS offers you a free cloud server trial for 1 month. If you change your mind after this period, we’ll give you your money back. You won’t find many other providers offering as many as 30 days for a cloud server trial.

You will also find that not all hosting providers offer a money back guarantee like IONOS does. Why do we do this? Simply because your needs and satisfaction are our priority, and we believe this is the basis of a long-lasting and mutually beneficial cooperation.

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Choose your cloud server package

All packages include New customers get a credit of up to £100 applied to their first month’s bill. This credit only applies to those paid infrastructure solutions and components purchasable in the cloud panel. These may include any Dedicated or Cloud Server, Block Storage, additional IP addresses, etc. All licence fees for optional add-ons, like Windows or Microsoft SQL, are excluded. The credit is valid for 1 month and any unused credit expires following the first invoice. for the first month
VMware virtualisation
REST API
Unlimited traffic
Intel® Xeon® Processors
CPU
RAM
SSD
Price

Cloud Server XS


CPU

1 vCore

RAM

512 MB

SSD

30 GB

£0.0069 /hour  excl. VAT max. £5/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server S


CPU

1 vCore

RAM

1 GB

SSD

40 GB

£0.0111 /hour  excl. VAT max. £8/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server M


CPU

2 vCores

RAM

2 GB

SSD

60 GB

£0.0222 /hour  excl. VAT max. £16/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server L


CPU

2 vCores

RAM

4 GB

SSD

80 GB

£0.0333 /hour  excl. VAT max. £24/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server XL


CPU

4 vCores

RAM

8 GB

SSD

120 GB

£0.0694 /hour  excl. VAT max. £50/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server XXL


CPU

8 vCores

RAM

16 GB

SSD

160 GB

£0.1389 /hour  excl. VAT max. £100/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server 3XL


CPU

12 vCores

RAM

24 GB

SSD

240 GB

£0.2222 /hour  excl. VAT max. £160/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server 4XL


CPU

16 vCores

RAM

32 GB

SSD

360 GB

£0.3333 /hour  excl. VAT max. £240/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server 5XL


CPU

24vCores

RAM

48 GB

SSD

480 GB

£0.5000 /hour  excl. VAT max. £360/month. excl. VAT
Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.
CPU
RAM
SSD
Price

Cloud Server RAM M


CPU

1 vCore

RAM

4 GB

SSD

40 GB

£0.0250 /hour  excl. VAT max. £18/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server RAM L


CPU

2 vCores

RAM

8 GB

SSD

80 GB

£0.0556 /hour  excl. VAT max. £40/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server RAM XL


CPU

4 vCores

RAM

16 GB

SSD

120 GB

£0.1111 /hour  excl. VAT max. £80/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server RAM XXL


CPU

8 vCores

RAM

32 GB

SSD

160 GB

£0.2222 /hour  excl. VAT max. £160/month. excl. VAT
Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

Cloud Server Flex package – configure your own individual cloud server

With the Flex package you can select the amount of CPU vCores, RAM and SSD storage according to your needs. You can adjust your configuration in the cloud panel at any time, meaning you remain flexible in any situation.
CPU
RAM
SSD
Price

Cloud Server FLEX


CPU

1 - 24 vCores

RAM

0.5 - 128 GB

SSD

10 - 500 GB

From £0.0160 /hour  excl. VATmax. £11.52/month. excl. VAT
Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.
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Is free cloud server hosting worthwhile?

Be wary of ‘free cloud server’ offers.

As well as free trial offers, you may also stumble upon ‘free cloud server’ offers. It’s best to do a bit of research before you decide to opt for one of these offers. First check if the quality of the server’s performance and security is high enough, as well as where the server is located. A high quality and secure server infrastructure are where the costs come from.

It’s possible to get caught out if these seemingly ‘free’ offers actually come with hidden costs so make sure you check first, so you don’t get a surprise later on. If you prefer to err on the side of caution, go for an experienced provider like IONOS. We give you the option to test your cloud server for free, and if you’re satisfied, you can rent it at an affordable price!

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What to consider with “free” cloud servers

Security

Many free cloud server hosting providers don’t take security seriously. IONOS, on the other hand, invests constantly in state-of-the-art data centres, comprehensive IT security, and product-specific features. No wonder we are one of the most secure hosting providers worldwide.

Server location

If you’re considering a free cloud server offer, check that the servers are located in Europe. This is the case with IONOS – we store your data securely and comply with all relevant data protection regulations.

Performance

The computational power and traffic of free cloud servers are often limited. This can affect website loading times, especially if the site contains a lot of content. You don’t have to worry about this with IONOS – our hosting is flexible and powerful and comes at a competitive price.

Webspace

If you have limited webspace, you might not be able to achieve everything you wanted to with your project. If you need more, you’ll notice that a ‘free cloud server’ will suddenly begin to cost you. Why not opt for IONOS from the start? This saves you time, helps you plan more effectively, and there are no hidden costs.

Choice of operating systems

Would you prefer a free cloud server for Windows or a free cloud server for Linux? Unlike most ‘free’ providers, you have the choice when you choose IONOS. It’s also possible to switch your operating system whenever you want.

Service

If a free Windows cloud server is having issues with Linux, this could mean you having to wait weeks for support. After all, it costs money to provide customer service. Rest assured that with IONOS, 24/7 service is included.

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

A cloud server is ideal for medium to larger-sized businesses and websites that are growing rapidly. Projects with fluctuating resource requirements are best served by a highly flexible cloud server, which can scale resources according to need in real time. If you’re anticipating random traffic surges or a steady increase in website traffic in the coming years, then cloud hosting is the perfect option for you.

Cloud servers usually offer good value for money compared to other server options, such as dedicated servers. This is because a dedicated server is completely dedicated to you with dedicated hardware, meaning that no other users share the physical server. With dedicated servers, you also need to pay for the resources whether you are using them or not.

A virtual private server (VPS) is best suited for businesses and private web projects that require extensive, stable system resources, such as memory (RAM), processing power, and storage space. These include for example blogs, community servers, and online shops. On the other hand, dedicated servers are better suited to projects that need exclusive and undivided server resources.

You have 14 days to revoke your IONOS order after you’ve made it. Once this period has expired, we unfortunately can no longer accept order withdrawals.

If you are not satisfied with a product you ordered within the first month, you can take advantage of our 30-day money back guarantee.

You have the right to cancel your IONOS contract at any time, until the end of the minimum contract period for the respective product. To do so, you must comply with the contractually agreed cancellation period. This is usually a month before the end of the minimum contract period. This means that we need to receive your cancellation at least one month before the end of the minimum contract period for it to count. If we receive your cancellation too late, it will only become effective after a further minimum contract period.

We offer server packages for private and corporate web projects of any size. When it comes to root servers, we provide suitable virtual server and dedicated server options in addition to our cloud servers, each with their own domains. For more options, our server deals may interest you.