Differences between Managed Cloud Hosting and Cloud Server

Managed Cloud Hosting has both the advantages of Cloud Servers and of web hosting. You can configure and flexibly scale the dedicated resources assigned to your projects at any time. Additionally, you can individually configure the stack you are using. Unlike the Cloud Server, Managed Cloud Hosting requests no administration knowledge. 1&1 IONOS sets up the infrastructure and manages it for you.

Find out the most important differences between Managed Cloud Hosting and Cloud Server listed in the table below:

  Managed Cloud Hosting Cloud Server
Pay per Configuration Yes Yes
Scalable Yes Yes
Type of infrastructure Projects with dedicated resources Virtual servers with dedicated resources
Selecting the Data Centre Free of charge selection Free of charge selection
Selection of stack configuration Yes No
Root access No Yes
Administration knowledge required No Yes
System and stack security updates Managed by 1&1 IONOS Run manually by the administrator
Security updates for applications such as Drupal and WordPress Run manually by the customer Run manually by the administrator
Version updates: system, stack components and applications Managed by 1&1 IONOS Run manually by the administrator
Firewall rules Managed by 1&1 IONOS Run manually by the administrator
Load balancers Managed by 1&1 IONOS Yes
Interactive invoices Yes Yes