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Cloud Hosting

Powerful, flexible hosting for your custom stacks

Run your stack or application on a scalable cloud platform, with a wide range of configuration options and dedicated resources.
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Introducing Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting is web hosting built on our latest cloud platform. You get a wide choice of software configurations and dedicated resources that can be dynamically deployed and flexed.

Your ideal software stack

Simply select your scripting language, web server, and database to create your custom stack, and you’re ready to go. Use Apache with MySQL and PHP, or choose from a wide range of alternative stacks – all it takes is a few clicks.

100% dedicated resources

Unlike shared hosting solutions, Cloud Hosting provides dedicated resources. CPU vCores, memory, and SSD storage are all dedicated to you, meaning no impact from other users and guaranteed performance for your projects.

Scalable on demand

The highly flexible platform lets you select the exact level of performance you need, and pay as you go. Adjust your vCores, RAM, and storage at any time to match the demands of your website or application, with full control of your usage and costs tracked by the minute.

Ready-to-go applications

Run your content management application on a powerful cloud platform.
Cloud Hosting offers a range of instantly deployable applications including WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Just select an app when you create a new project – we’ll automatically launch a preconfigured stack, perfectly optimised to support your CMS of choice.

Package overview

Dedicated resources
24/7 support
Managed service
Now with all packages: £100 starting credit for the first month

Cloud Hosting M

For web projects with basic demands


£15/monthexcl. VAT
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1 vCore CPU

1 GB RAM

50 GB SSD storage

Up to 4 web projects

Unlimited traffic

Free domain for first year Offer only valid on purchase. For the free domain offer, please choose from the following extensions: co.uk, org.uk, me.uk, info, website, club, me, ukClose

Customisable stack Webservers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat
Databases: MySQL, MariaDB, Passenger, MongoDB
Scripting languages: PHP, Python, Node.js, Perl, Java
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Performance-optimised applications Choose WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Shopware or Magento installed on the best performing software stack for each app.Close

Cloud Hosting L

For web projects with high performance demands


£25/monthexcl. VAT
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2 vCores CPU

2 GB RAM

80 GB SSD storage

Up to 8 web projects

Unlimited traffic

Free domain for first year Offer only valid on purchase. For the free domain offer, please choose from the following extensions: co.uk, org.uk, me.uk, info, website, club, me, ukClose

Customisable stack Webservers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat
Databases: MySQL, MariaDB, Passenger, MongoDB
Scripting languages: PHP, Python, Node.js, Perl, Java
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Performance-optimised applications Choose WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Shopware or Magento installed on the best performing software stack for each app.Close

Cloud Hosting XL

For large or multiple web projects with basic performance demands


£35/monthexcl. VAT
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2 vCores CPU

4 GB RAM

120 GB SSD storage

Up to 16 web projects

Unlimited traffic

Free domain for first year Offer only valid on purchase. For the free domain offer, please choose from the following extensions: co.uk, org.uk, me.uk, info, website, club, me, ukClose

Customisable stack Webservers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat
Databases: MySQL, MariaDB, Passenger, MongoDB
Scripting languages: PHP, Python, Node.js, Perl, Java
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Performance-optimised applications Choose WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Shopware or Magento installed on the best performing software stack for each app.Close

Cloud Hosting XXL

For large or multiple web projects with high performance demands


£75/monthexcl. VAT
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4 vCores CPU

8 GB RAM

160 GB SSD storage

Up to 32 web projects

Unlimited traffic

Free domain for first year Offer only valid on purchase. For the free domain offer, please choose from the following extensions: co.uk, org.uk, me.uk, info, website, club, me, ukClose

Customisable stack Webservers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat
Databases: MySQL, MariaDB, Passenger, MongoDB
Scripting languages: PHP, Python, Node.js, Perl, Java
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Performance-optimised applications Choose WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Shopware or Magento installed on the best performing software stack for each app.Close

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By your side: your personal consultant

At 1&1 IONOS, we believe that high-end products and tailored advice belong together. That’s why we offer every customer their very own personal consultant free of charge.

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Pay as you use

By-the-minute billing
Cloud Hosting tracks usage and billing down to individual minutes. Only pay for what you need by configuring your resources on a per-minute basis via the Cloud Panel.
Stop or start at any time
Cloud Hosting projects can be created or shut down at any time. If you don’t configure any resources, you won’t be billed for them – it’s as simple as that. There are no minimum contract terms, and no commitments.
Transparent costs
Get a clear overview of your spending at any time. Ongoing cost summaries and estimates help you manage your budget, with usage tracked by the minute according to your exact configuration.

Benefits of our next-gen cloud platform

Easy to use

Pre-installed apps

With ready-to-go apps for popular CMS solutions like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla, it’s even easier to get your projects online. Quickly launch your application of choice straight from the Cloud Panel.

Powerful, intuitive control panel

Easily launch projects, create custom stacks, and scale resources, all from the user-friendly Cloud Panel. It’s simple to update your configuration at any time, and changes are implemented instantly.

Managed platform

Skip the server admin with powerful hosting that's managed for you. We take care of the infrastructure, operating system, and software updates, leaving you more time to focus on your projects.

High performance

Dedicated resources

Cloud Hosting provides dedicated processor vCores, memory, and storage for your projects. This means a reliable, consistent level of performance, and absolutely no impact from other users.

100% SSD storage

SSD storage delivers data access times that are up to 10 times faster than standard HDDs. The storage area network (SAN) also provides enhanced reliability, with dedicated storage across a secure network.

Built on the latest technology

Cloud Hosting is powered by cutting-edge container technology and high-end hardware including Intel® Xeon® E5 processors. Our network also provides superb levels of connectivity for your projects.

Reliable and secure

99.9% uptime guaranteed

If the node hosting your project fails for any reason, the next-gen architecture automatically scales out to keep your website or application online and fully operational.

Automatic updates

1&1 IONOS provides the OS and stack components, and takes care of software updates whenever necessary. This ensures your projects are always running on the latest versions, minimising the risk of security issues.

High-security data centres

Our data centres are among the most secure in the world, with ISO certification, firewalls, and the latest SIEM and IDS/IPS technologies. We offer a choice of locations including the UK, Europe, and the USA.

Flexible and scalable

Scale on demand
CPU vCores, RAM, and SSD storage can be adjusted at any time. Deploy new configurations in less than a minute, and get the level of performance you need right now.
Automatic resource allocation
Select your vCores, RAM, and SSD storage to create a pool of resources on which to launch your projects. These resources will then be allocated automatically according to the demands of each stack or application. Alternatively, you can assign custom performance levels to individual projects in the Cloud Panel.
Choice of data centre
Cloud Hosting offers a choice of high-performance data centres in the UK, Europe, and the USA. This allows you to optimise the experience of your visitors by providing faster access times in different locations.

Your ideal software stack

Combine your scripting language with a web server and a database to create your custom stack.
When you deploy a software stack on Cloud Hosting, the server infrastructure is handled for you. We take care of the operating system, provide automatic updates for your software components, and maintain security with regular patches and our central firewall. All you need to manage is your stack.
As a component of the stack, a scripting language delivers an additional layer of advanced functionality. Scripting allows complex tasks to be automated and executed on the fly, making it a fundamental part of dynamic web content. On Cloud Hosting, you have a choice of scripting languages including Java, Node.js, Perl, PHP, and Python.
By serving requests with the appropriate content, the web server forms a vital role in the stack. Cloud Hosting offers Apache, NGINX, Passenger, and Tomcat, allowing you to optimise performance by selecting the ideal combination of stack components. For example, Apache offers widespread compatibility and great support for dynamic PHP content, while Tomcat is heavily focused on Java-based applications.
The database stores the data that the web server needs to access, and works in coordination with scripting to deliver dynamic content. Your choice will usually depend on the database features and performance required on your stack, with MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL all available on Cloud Hosting.

Still looking for the right solution?

Dedicated Hosting

Performance hosting with dedicated hardware and a user-friendly interface. Ensure your projects run smoothly with resources all to yourself, and manage everything from one intuitive Control Panel.
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Web Hosting

Fast and secure web hosting that always gives you the performance you need. Scale your resources to match your project's requirements and react to spikes in traffic.
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Customers choose flexible and powerful web hosting on the 1&1 IONOS cloud platform because it combines cutting-edge technology with ease of use. Applications, software stacks, and scaling of resources can be easily managed in the 1&1 IONOS Cloud Panel.
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Cloud hosting

FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic
Our cloud hosting offer stands out for its flexibility and user-friendliness. You configure the technical features yourself and, in doing so, select the individual components for your hosting; we then handle the entire server setup. What's more, we also handle all updates – including all necessary security updates. In short, with the managed cloud, you enjoy the benefits whilst we do the work.

With a Cloud Server, you also configure the server yourself and select the processor and operating system. However, unlike cloud hosting, with a cloud server you are responsible for security and updates.

As an alternative to the above package, you can also take advantage of our web hosting offers. Web hosting provides you with available web space on our server, enabling you to host your own website, and more. The performance capabilities are the same, and security updates are handled entirely by us.
Managed cloud hosting is especially suited to users who want flexible customization of their server performance. This is therefore a great option for young companies, for example, who initially want to start with a small online shop but expect heavy visitor and customer traffic in the future. With our cloud hosting offer, you can easily and immediately adjust the available services, as the resources can be individually scaled at any time. Whilst the performance of our smallest package is fixed, the larger packages can be configured at any time in terms of processor performance, memory and data storage. All services are available around the clock, and potential changes are implemented immediately. No matter which managed cloud hosting package you choose, security and updates are handled by us. However, you are responsible for all the content that you provide—including web apps and their updates.
Our data centers are among the most secure systems in Europe, and easily satisfy the strict German data protection regulations. In the event of hardware failure, the resources are spread across other hardware components and your offers are automatically recovered. For the time being, our managed cloud is only available with Linux as an operating system. However, we are already planning for it to be available with Windows.

Of course, we constantly review the system for security and keep it up-to-date. With our managed cloud hosting, you have no root access to the system—it is therefore not possible to accidentally create security loopholes. Rather, with the managed cloud, you can count on our overall know-how to ensure that your server is secure and protected.
The biggest advantage of the managed cloud from 1&1 IONOS is the easy scalability of the available resources and its precise billing. With the more comprehensive packages in particular, sliders enable you to conveniently increase the components for processor cores, memory and hard drive space. Equally, if you require less performance and want to decrease the resources used, this is also no problem – except for SSD space. It is only with the starter package that the individual components cannot be adjusted; this is to keep it as simple and clear as possible. Our cloud hosting enables you to be flexible and ensures you only pay for the services that you use. So if after the first third of the month you decide to increase your server's performance, you will only pay for increased performance for the last two-thirds of the month. Billing and activation of services takes place in real time. What's more, you needn't worry about downtime or a server reboot.
A stack is a software package that contains the entire infrastructure necessary for the smooth operation of the server. With our cloud hosting, you have the option of using either our standard LAMP stack (LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) or combining different technologies. Thus, for example, you could combine PHP and MySQL with an NGINX webserver.
Cloud computing encompasses a broad range of services and enables convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources—like networks, servers, storage, applications or other services. Cloud hosting also gives developers quick access to a stack of software that is commonly referred to as the cloud hosting stack. This stack contains all the software necessary to run an application and enables you to make the most out of your server infrastructure. With 1&1 IONOS stack management for your cloud hosting, you can tailor your stack to your application, so it only includes features relevant to you. For example, if you run a WordPress blog, make sure your stack only includes software that is applicable to WordPress. You can either choose from our preassembled stacks, or create your very own—1&1 IONOS offers highly customizable stack options suitable for any application. Combine the freedom and flexibility of a cloud server with the security of a managed stack using 1&1 IONOS stack management for cloud hosting.
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