In order to provide you with the best online experience this website uses cookies. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies. More Info.
Manage cookies
Domains & Hosting

What is eCommerce hosting?

A successful online shop needs to be available to customers around the clock, preferably with pages that load as fast as possible.

For this, a server is needed (also called a host) which safely stores the data from your online shop and quickly, flexibly, and reliably transmits it to your customers. With the eCommerce hosting solution from IONOS, you’ll have everything you need to launch a successful eCommerce business. The required software comes pre-installed. This will make it easier for you to get started if you want to set up a unique and professional web shop. Perhaps you already have an online shop that’s based on Magento, WooCommerce, or PrestaShop. When it comes to eCommerce hosting, IONOS is the perfect choice.

Speed and flexibility are important in eCommerce hosting. Thanks to hybrid technology and the content delivery network, the pages on your site load quickly and reliably. With IONOS, eCommerce hosting is also easily scalable. This means that you’ll always have the capacity you need to accommodate visitors to your shop, even if it expands quickly.

Security is indispensable when it comes to hosting an online shop, since customers are trusting you with sensitive data. You need to make sure that unauthorised access to information is out of the question. Besides automatic data backups, a SSL certificate from IONOS ensures encryption during data transfers and increases trust in your online shop.

With IONOS, you’ll find just the right eCommerce solution for eCommerce hosting.

See solutions
Collage showing a jeweller with bracelets she's made
Magento logo

Magento hosting

The open-source software Magento is one of the most popular solutions for online shops. Magento is especially impressive due to its user friendliness matched to an extensive range of functions. To achieve this, the software uses modules with which you can simply extend your existing shop.
Learn more
WooCommerce logo

WooCommerce hosting

With WooCommerce, you can turn a WordPress website into a powerful online shop. The advantage is that the plugin is as straightforward to use as WordPress. With the extension, you can manage your online shop entirely via WordPress’s backend – so you can see all orders and available stock at a glance.
Learn more
PrestaShop logo on a laptop and smartphone

PrestaShop hosting

The PrestaShop eCommerce solution can be customised with thousands of plugins. Whether you need SEO support or want to integrate new payment and shipping service providers – thanks to the modular system you can expand your online shop without any prior programming knowledge.
Learn more

eCommerce hosting: questions and answers

When hosting your online store with 1&1, you have everything you need in one place. This includes the basic framework made up of database and web space as well as the required software, which comes pre-installed. The configuration is specifically tailored to your eCommerce solution. This makes work easier for you, and means you have more time to focus on your customers.

In terms of the hardware, there are hardly any differences Compare the optionsd to normal web hosting offers. A web store requires similar resources as a normal website, though factors like the amount of data and the number of visitors should be considered. Here, it’s important that the server can grow alongside your requirements. This is easily achieved with 1&1: simply start with a small hosting package and expand the capacities as your customer base grows.

WooCommerce hosting is a perfect solution for those just starting out in eCommerce. The software is easy to use and packs all the most important functions needed for a successful online sales platform. A WordPress website also comes included. In the WordPress backend, you’ll have a good overview of all your products and orders with WooCommerce. Even logistics can be managed from here.

1&1 provides additional support when the Managed WordPress option is enabled by installing updates automatically. This means you’ll never miss out on updates, and security gaps will be immediately closed. The Essential package is suitable for beginners and provides two databases with 2 GB each and 25 GB of storage space. Should your online store expand, you can increase the resources at any time.

An online store runs on a web server. So, if you already have a website, you’re probably already familiar with the basic framework of storage space, database, domain, and SSL certificate. But with eCommerce hosting with 1&1, you’ll start with everything already set up. The software you need for your store is already installed and adapted to the hardware, for example Magento, WooCommerce/WordPress, or PrestaShop. This way, we make sure that the functions of your online store software – product management, payment methods, and shopping cart function – run perfectly.

Since the online store software is already installed, you can Get started right away. Build your web presence with pre-made templates, add the products to the database, and you’re ready to start doing business online. Or simply migrate your existing online store to 1&1. Our experts will be happy to support you.

Couldn't find what you're looking for?

Check out these other great options.
Your personal consultant

Tailored advice. Tips for online success. Technical support. Available via a direct phone number, chat and email. Free of charge for all IONOS customers.

Award-winning support

We're always working to improve our customer support, and we're proud to have won several awards. These include Best Customer Engagement Initiative and Best Use of Customer Insight.