Click & Build: Installing Applications

For Web Hosting packages

With Click & Build, you can quickly and easily install popular open-source web applications on your web hosting package. In this article, we will guide you through the installation right in your IONOS account. We will also show you how to log in to the administration area (backend) of the application after installation. There you can then set up your application according to how you need it.

Available Applications

The following applications can be installed through Click & Build:

Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • TYPO3
  • Drupal
  • Contao


  • Prestashop
  • OpenCart


  • MediaWiki
  • phpBB
  • LimeSurvey
  • Matomo

Further information on the applications mentioned can be found in the article Overview of Click & Build applications.


There is a more detailed, illustrated installation guide for WordPress: Installing WordPress Through Click & Build

Installing an Application

  • Log in to your IONOS account and click on Menu > Websites & Shops in the title bar.

    The Websites & Shops page opens.
  • Click Create new website or store in the top right-hand corner.
  • Click on the Popular Open-Source solutions tile. You will find this on the left below the other tiles. If you have several hosting contracts, then select the desired contract.

    The Click & Build overview page opens.
  • You will see an overview of the available applications. To continue, click on Install in the tile of the desired application.

    The Set up new web project page is displayed.
  • Name the project: Enter a name for your project and click  Next.
  • Create administrator: Enter a user name and password and click Next.
  • Select domain: Select the domain you want to connect your application to from the list. As soon as the installation is complete, your application (e.g. a website) will be accessible under this domain.

    Optional: If you have not yet registered a domain with us, you can also use a system domain. As soon as you register a domain or move to us, you can subsequently connect your WordPress website to this domain.
  • To start the installation, click on the installation button.

From now on, everything runs automatically: Our Click & Build system uploads the necessary program files to your web space and also takes care of setting up the database. As soon as the installation is complete, you will receive an email to your contact email address.

Login to the Administration of the Application

After installation, you can log in to the administration area of your application and start setting it up.

If you have not closed the installation window during the installation, you will be automatically redirected to the details page of your application. To open the login page, click on Edit website.

If you have already closed the installation window, go to the Websites & Shops area in your IONOS account to display your projects. Then click on Manage website in the tile for your application to display the details page for your application.

  • Log in with the user name and password that you entered during installation.
Please note

You may have to enter an email address instead of a user name when logging in. In this case, enter the email address that you have saved as your contact email in your IONOS account.