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Hosting package overview

Essential

A great base to start your website or project


6 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £4/monthexcl. VAT
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50 GB storage

5 MariaDB or MySQL databases 2 GB of storage per database. If you choose one-click installation for your hosting project, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. MySQL 5 is available if you prefer to set up everything manually.

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online

Professional email included Professional email with a 2 GB mailbox in addition to your webspace. State-of-the-art anti-spam protection included.

Business

Our all-round solution for dynamic websites


12 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £5/monthexcl. VAT
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100 GB storage

25 MariaDB or MySQL databases 2 GB of storage per database. If you choose one-click installation for your hosting project, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. MySQL 5 is available if you prefer to set up everything manually.

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online

Professional email included Professional email with a 2 GB mailbox in addition to your webspace. State-of-the-art anti-spam protection included.

Basic processing power - scalable Performance Level 1: Up to 2.5 GB RAM, 512 MB PHP memory limit, and resources for up to 17 simultaneous processes. More resources mean more scripts can be executed simultaneously, and more visitors can be handled at the same time.

Pro

Perfect for more demanding company websites


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12 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £7/monthexcl. VAT
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250 GB storage

100 MariaDB or MySQL databases 2 GB of storage per database. If you choose one-click installation for your hosting project, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. MySQL 5 is available if you prefer to set up everything manually.

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online

Professional email included Professional email with a 2 GB mailbox in addition to your webspace. State-of-the-art anti-spam protection included.

2x more power - scalable Performance Level 2: Benefit from up to 6 GB RAM and 640 MB PHP memory limit, the maximum working memory that can be used for PHP scripts, and resources for up to 22 simultaneous processes. More resources mean more scripts can be executed simultaneously, and more visitors can be handled at the same time.

SiteAnalytics Plus SiteAnalytics Plus helps you monitor site performance more efficiently. Activate it to track visit length, location, browser type, dwell time and more. You can also generate and export PDF reports of key metrics.

Expert

Ideal for memory-intensive web projects and online shops


12 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £11/monthexcl. VAT
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Unlimited storage We do not set a limit on the amount of traffic, websites, and disk space that you may use in the operation of your website. To meet platform availability standards, and perform daily backups, plans can hold a maximum of 262.144 files (inodes).

Unlimited MariaDB or MySQL databases 2 GB of storage per database. If you choose one-click installation for your hosting project, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. MySQL 5 is available if you prefer to set up everything manually.

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online

Professional email included Professional email with a 2 GB mailbox in addition to your webspace. State-of-the-art anti-spam protection included.

3x more power - scalable Performance Level 3: Benefit from up to 9 GB RAM and 640 MB PHP memory limit, the maximum working memory that can be used for PHP scripts, and resources for up to 27 simultaneous processes. More resources mean more scripts can be executed simultaneously, and more visitors can be handled at the same time.

SiteAnalytics Plus SiteAnalytics Plus helps you monitor site performance more efficiently. Activate it to track visit length, location, browser type, dwell time and more. You can also generate and export PDF reports of key metrics.

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Our Content Delivery Network boosts performance by caching your website and distributing it across 150+ data centres worldwide. Users receive data from the closest server, and get faster loading times as a result.

All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

State-of-the-art PHP hosting for your projects

What is PHP/PHP web hosting?

PHP is a recursive acronym that stands for "Hypertext Preprocessor", but was previously known as "Personal Home Page Tools". It is the most used script language for website creation in the world and, in conjunction with MySQL databases, enables the creation of dynamic websites. The server-executed PHP scripts are used in content management systems (CMS), blogs, and online stores, as well as app development. Since PHP provides extensive database support, and is distributed as freeware, it is implemented in approximately 82 percent of websites worldwide. For instance, the world's most popular CMS, WordPress, is based on PHP.
Among the range of attractive hosting packages available, IONOS offers you the very latest PHP version – PHP 8.1. This delivers a significant boost in performance compared with previous versions, which will result in shorter website access and loading times for you and your customers. In turn, this performance improvement can increase user satisfaction and your chances of ranking highly on search engines such as Google.
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  • With hosting packages from IONOS, you will always benefit from the latest PHP version
  • Work with a wide range of CMS using PHP, with IONOS PHP hosting packages
  • Create dynamic forums, blogs, online stores, or a professional web presence for your company using PHP

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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.

Advantages of PHP hosting with IONOS

With IONOS PHP servers, you can rest assured that the security of your data and maximum uptime of your site are guaranteed. Our geo-redundant backup of data ensures an extremely high level of availability for your website – 99.9 percent. Geo-redundancy means that copies of all data are stored in two entirely independent, high performance IONOS data centres. Should one of the data centres go offline, due to a regional power outage for example, then the second will be ready to take over and ensure your website remains online for your visitors. This way, online store owners need not worry about revenue losses.
Furthermore, with our PHP hosting packages, you benefit from the world-renowned IONOS expert support. We are on hand at all times to offer PHP support for your projects and answer any questions you may have.
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PHP hosting

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

PHP operates on the server side, meaning PHP scripts are executed on the server as opposed to on the client side – as is the case with other scripting languages such as JavaScript. Accordingly, the source text is not sent to a web browser, but to a so-called "PHP interpreter" on the web server. When a user sends a request to the server, the PHP interpreter must first process the script on the server itself before sending the output to the user's browser. This output can be in the form of HTML documents or a range of other file types, such as .jpg or .pdf documents.

In order for PHP scripts to function properly on web applications, some prerequisites must also be fulfilled on the server side. For instance, programming interfaces such as ISAPI are necessary for server services like Apache to execute PHP interpreter command lines. One of the most common configurations – known as LAMP – is combining a Linux operating system with an Apache PHP web server, a MySQL database, and PHP script. Other combinations with Windows or macOS are also possible. With IONOS, you have the assurance that all technical requirements for PHP hosting will be fulfilled. You can find further information on PHP in our comprehensive tutorial.

Yes. You can view your current PHP version and choose to switch to a newer version in the IONOS Control Centre settings. This makes it simple for you to choose the most appropriate solution for your applications and scripts. Once you notice they are compatible with PHP 8.1, you can update to the latest version directly in order to achieve the optimal level of security and performance. For security reasons, older PHP versions are only available as part of IONOS Extended Support for existing customers. You can find further detailed information on changing your version of PHP in our Help Centre.

Yes. IONOS supports all other important and widely used scripting languages, including Perl, Python, and Ruby. Frameworks like Zend are also supported by IONOS, so you can easily find the best solution and corresponding script language for any given project. This gives you a wealth of possibilities for creating dynamic content on your website, allowing faster database access and hassle-free customization according to your individual requirements.

With a short piece of PHP script, you can easily find out how PHP is configured in your hosting package. To do this, use the following command to display the PHP file info:

<?php

phpinfo();

?>

This will help you identify the specific PHP version number and see which modules are installed at a glance. Alternatively, you can use your FTP main user login data to access the log file via your webspace's log directory and view it in your browser. Simply enter your domain into the browser address bar and log in: http://YOURDOMAIN.co.uk/logs/info.php.

IONOS provides you with the latest PHP security standards, as well as geo-redundant storage for all your data. By storing two copies of your data in two geographically independent data centres (geo-redundancy), you benefit from 99.9 percent uptime. Even if one data centre goes off the grid due to power failure, the other is primed and ready to take over, leaving your data intact.

A powerful firewall reliably protects the IONOS servers, and the data they contain, against cyberattacks. Because we use SSL encrypted data transmission, your customers' sensitive data is also secure. For PHP security in particular, as well as other scripting languages, it is also necessary to implement protective measures against cross-site scripting (CSS or XSS). This type of script is used by cyber criminals to insert foreign, malicious code into otherwise trustworthy webpages.

IONOS helps you protect your site from XSS attacks. In our Help Centre, you will find valuable advice on how to implement the necessary protective measures. With this information, securing your data entry and output for your PHP website is easy to achieve. The Help Centre also provides you with details on the additional security features of some hosting tariffs, such as safety scans.

If you have any further questions about the security of IONOS PHP hosting, don't hesitate to contact our expert support team, who will be available 24/7 to assist you.