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Domains & Hosting

Linux Hosting

Benefit from anytime scalability, HTTP/2, PHP 8.1, a Wildcard SSL certificate, DDoS protection, and georedundancy included in all packages. Discover all the features below.





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6 months  £1/monthexcl. VAT
12 months  £1/monthexcl. VAT
12 months  £1/monthexcl. VAT
12 months  £1/monthexcl. VAT
Normal price
£4/monthexcl. VAT
£5/monthexcl. VAT
£7/monthexcl. VAT
£11/monthexcl. VAT
Fast Loading Times
Perfomance Level


Initial performance level 1

Initial performance level 2

Initial performance level 3

RAM Up to 2.5 GB RAM (1.25 GB always guaranteed)Up to 2.5 GB RAM (1.25 GB always guaranteed)Up to 6 GB RAM (3 GB always guaranteed)Up to 9 GB RAM (4.5 GB always guaranteed)
PHP memory limit

512 MB

512 MB

640 MB

640 MB

PHP with OPcache

PHP Version 7.0 and higher can have OPcache activated

CDN with Railgun

Included for one domain

1 SSL Wildcard certificate
Site Scan
Daily Backup

Webspace and databases

Webspace and databases

Webspace and databases

Webspace and databases

Data Recovery
DDoS Protection
Redundant Network Connectivity
Easy 1-Click installation for over 70 applications
WordPress (Performance) 2 out of 42 out of 44 out of 44 out of 4
Joomla! (Performance) 2 out of 42 out of 44 out of 44 out of 4
Drupal (Performance) 2 out of 42 out of 43 out of 44 out of 4
TYPO3 (Performance) 1 out of 41 out of 42 out of 43 out of 4
PrestaShop (Performance) 1 out of 41 out of 41 out of 42 out of 4
Webspace 50 GB100 GB250 GBUnlimited
Inode file limit

There is no limit on the amount of traffic or number of websites. In order to meet platform availability standards and ensure daily backups, all hosting packages are limited to 262,144 files (inodes).





Unlimited Traffic

Data transfer to or from your website

Unlimited (S)FTP Accounts
Webspace Explorer
Protected Directories (.htaccess)
Version Control Management (git)
Shell Access (SSH)
IPv6 Ready
Databases and Scripts
MariaDB 10 or MySQL 5 databases (2 GB each)





PHP 7.4 and 8.1
PHP Extended Support available for PHP 4.0+
Manually changeable PHP version
Zend Framework
Perl, Python, Ruby
SSI (Server Side Includes)
Cron Manager for Cron Jobs
Free domain for 1 year





Included free domain extensions, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online

Subdomains 10,00010,00010,00010,000
DNS Management (Domain Name System)
Domain Redirection
Email Accounts 1111
Email Storage (per account) 2 GB2 GB2 GB2 GB
Email Forwarding
Webmail 2.0
Anti-phishing and anti-spam
Google Sitemaps
Mailing Lists 552550
Customer Support
24/7 customer service
Help Centre
30 day Money back guarantee
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All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

Linux Hosting


Both Linux and Windows have proven to be a powerful basis for creating large websites. Each operating system offers all the basic functions required to run your website. In principle, numerous open source applications are available in order to get the best of Linux and certain features like MyWebsite or the Click&Build app are only available to Linux web hosting users. Linux is also particularly suitable for PHP, Perl or MySQL. Our top PHP features – including several stable versions, extended support, and OpCache – are currently only available in the IONOS Linux packages. Additionally, you can also use Linux web hosting if you have a Windows operating system already installed on your home computer or laptop. External servers and your end devices can all be connected easily to one another.

As one of the top web hosting providers, IONOS caters to all your website requirements. From start to finish, IONOS can help you build, manage, and host your website at competitive prices. With the IONOS domain checker you can register your domain and instantly choose a web hosting package. You can also choose to build your own website quickly and easily with a website builder package, which includes web hosting. High tech data centres and fast, secure servers ensure reliable operations and maximum availability at all times. Whatever your needs, IONOS has the solution to make your online presence a success.

Windows and Linux are two very different types of operating systems – each with unique advantages. Both Linux and Windows formats will work on any PC regardless of the operating system in use. However, each technology has its own distinctive characteristics. Linux web hosting is ideal if you are using PHP, MySQL or Perl programming languages, or if your website displays information in brochure, newsletter or data sheet formats. In contrast, Windows offers Windows-specific technologies such as ASP, .NET and Microsoft Access. There are also various advantages if you plan to integrate Windows-based applications or searchable databases within your website. If you aim to use out-of-the box solutions for powering content management systems or blogs, bear in mind that there are generally more open source applications available for Linux web hosting, whereas Windows licensed solutions will likely incur costs.

To protect your data there are a number of security options available within IONOS's web hosting packages. One option is to subscribe to Secure Socket Layer (SSL) services to enable encrypted data transfers. An SSL certification provides security for both you and your website visitors when exchanging data. IONOS also offers SiteLock, a comprehensive security package with features such as search engine blacklist monitoring, file change monitoring, malware scanning, and vulnerability scans for your website's applications. SiteLock also comes complete with SSL verification, which checks whether your SSL certificate is compatible with the web browser requirements. IONOS offers SiteLock at an unbeatable price – compare our prices with the manufacturer price and see for yourself!

We use the Debian Linux distribution for our web hosting. Debian is a flexible and beginner-friendly operating system with minimal system requirements that includes a diverse array of applications and utility programs. Debian has been continuously evolving since 1996 and the extensively tested OS (operating system) can now be installed on every modern Linux server. The Debian Linux hosting package from IONOS delivers a reliable and safe software base for all your content and websites.

No, as a customer you do not have direct access to the operating system of the server. In the shop you can opt either for the current Linux or the current Windows version. Use our handy comparison Linux vs. Windows to determine which of these two operating systems and their specific features and advantages best meet your hosting needs. Whichever operating system you decide on, we ensure that the latest version of Linux or Windows is always available to you. You profit from increased safety and are free to concentrate on what is important: your website and its content.

Yes, you can use different web addresses for your IONOS hosting packages. You can host as many web addresses as you like, from hosting multiple subdomains to hosting unlimited external domains. Other features include URL-Masking, domain access without the www. prefix, and DNS Management. URL-Masking is a type of domain forwarding, which automatically sends the user to the destination page without changing the URL address. A Domain Name System (DNS) is a system that translates a domain name as we know it into the computer recognized IP address form. This enables computers to communicate in their IP language. By having access and control over your DNS you can point your domain names to any static IP address or host name, use the IONOS name servers to set your own mail servers, point your external domains to your IONOS servers, and even transfer your external domains to IONOS for free.

Yes, you can host your WordPress website on IONOS! All IONOS web hosting packages provide the necessary processing power and memory capacity for your WordPress websites. The IONOS Linux servers support the PHP and MySQL technical standards required to run WordPress. Our affordable web hosting packages are also customized for WordPress project requirements. If your project grows and you need more web space, you can easily order it. Besides all the features that WordPress already has to offer, IONOS will provide you with a selection of Click&Build options which are easy to implement in order to improve your website.

No, as a customer you do not need any knowledge of the operating system of your server, which is a complex, closed system that you do not have direct access to. Instead, we will do all the required technical and administrative maintenance, security, backup and updating work for you, so the full scope and functionality of your IONOS webhosting package is always available to you. All other relevant work, like integrating your content, installing sub-domains or creating e-mail addresses can be done easily via a special management interface, without having to work directly with the operating system.

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