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IONOS by 1&1 Referral Program - Overview
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Web Hosting

UK's fastest hosting
  • Reliable – up to 99.9% uptime
  • Fast – PHP 7.4 with OPcache, HTTP/2, and gzip
  • Secure – SSL and DDoS protection
Affordable web hosting starting from £0
Includes a free domain for one year, professional email and 24/7 support.
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Personal Consultant
George T. | Hosting Expert
Support matters at IONOS"Site performance peaking? – I can help!"
Backed by our 24-7 support team, your dedicated personal consultant will help you get the best out of your shared hosting product. This service is free for our customers.

Top loading times for your web project

React to spikes in traffic within seconds with scalable hosting.

UK’s fastest web host

On your marks, get set…load!
Give your online project a head start when you choose hosting from the UK’s fastest provider.

Georedundant infrastructure

Keep your project online with 99.9% uptime with our georedundant infrastructure. Your data is mirrored in two data centres, so your hosting is uninterrupted even during maintenance downtime and outages.
Cutting edge server-side security also helps keep your site up and running. We use our own server shield technology to prevent DDoS attacks.
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Stay flexible
Adjust the performance of your project at any time thanks to scalable performance levels that ensure you keep up with demand. Each additional performance level Performance level 1 has up to 2.5 GB RAM and a 512 MB PHP memory limit for up to 100 visitors per minute. The highest performance level (5) has 19 GB RAM and a 768 MB PHP memory limit for 500 or more visitors.Close costs £2/month.
Stay in the loop
As soon as your current performance level has reached its limit, you'll get an email notification. You can then adjust the performance level as needed.
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What do you want to do with hosting?

We recommend
Web Hosting Business
The package comes with:
  • 1 free domain for 1 year
  • 25 email accounts – each with 2 GB storage
6 months £1/month then £5/monthexcl. VAT
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Web Hosting Expert
The package comes with:
  • Increased resources with up to 9 GB RAM and 500 GB storage.
  • One-click installer for your preferred eCommerce application like PrestaShop.
  • Wildcard SSL Certificate to secure your customers' data and transactions.
6 months £1/month then £10/monthexcl. VAT
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We recommend
Windows Hosting
IONOS offers hosting packages which are specially designed for Windows development.
  • Powerful Windows Server 2019 operating system
  • Latest version of ASP.NET
We recommend
Managed WordPress Hosting
You can host your WordPress website with regular web hosting, but to get the most out of your site we recommend IONOS Managed WordPress.
  • Optimised infrastructure with web space and databases on SSD
  • Hassle-free and secure with automatic updates of plugins, themes, and the latest version of WordPress

Hosting package overview

Free domain for one year
Wildcard SSL Certificate
24/7 support

Business

Our all-round solution for dynamic websites


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

25 databases 1 GB SSD storage per MySQL databaseClose

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, .onlineClose

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

Basic processing capacity 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.Close

Pro

Perfect for more demanding company websites


Special Offer

6 months Free then £7/monthexcl. VAT Setup £1
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250 GB storage

100 databases 1 GB SSD storage per MySQL databaseClose

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, .onlineClose

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

2x more power 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.Close

Expert

Ideal for memory-intensive web projects and online shops


6 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £10/monthexcl. VAT
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Unlimited storage Our packages are limited only by our infrastructure and the nature of the shared hosting environment the product operates in. Performance issues arise only in exceptional cases and are only due to technical resources (processors, PHP memory limits, disk space, etc.) being allocated to other websites.Close

Unlimited databases 1 GB SSD storage per MySQL databaseClose

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, .onlineClose

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

3x more power 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.Close

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.Close

Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.
Partner Business

For one website or project


£5/monthexcl. VAT Cancel anytime
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Free domain Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

50 GB storage

Performance level 2 with up to 6 GB RAM – scalable At level 2 you have a 640 MB PHP memory limit and up to 6 GB RAM. Upgrade your performance level at any time.Close

Partner Expert

For multiple large web projects


£15/monthexcl. VAT Cancel anytime
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Free domain Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

500 GB storage

Performance level 5 with up to 19 GB RAM included This package comes with high performance 768 MB PHP memory and up to 19 GB RAM to run a large number of parallel processes.Close

Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

All plans include

  • Easy 1-click installation

    Install web hosting applications like WordPress, Typo3 and PrestaShop easily with one click.
  • Keep track of your traffic

    Use our GDPR-compliant SiteAnalytics dashboard to monitor your traffic. You'll be notified about traffic peaks so you can quickly adjust your performance level.
  • 24/7 support

    Our experts are here around the clock to support you with setting up and maintaining your web project.
  • Worry-free security features

    We regularly scan your project for potential malware and inform you about security risks. On top of this, we protect your project with our server-side DDoS shield and include 1 SSL certificate in every package.
  • Money back guarantee

    Not happy with your hosting package? Cancel within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
  • Resources that grow with you

    With our performance levels, you can adjust your server resources any time to meet demand, and manage more visitors simultaneously. You'll only pay for the resources you actually use.
Powerful products for agencies and resellers
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Hosting solutions made to measure

Find a web hosting solution tailored to your business with advice from an independent expert. Supporting you with content, SEO and more, our partners will make sure your website is the perfect fit.
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Web hosting for agencies

Fast and secure web hosting that offers the performance you require. Fully scalable so that you can react to individual demands and spikes in traffic in seconds.
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Dedicated Hosting

The best of both worlds. Enjoy world-class performance with powerful dedicated hardware, bandwidth and processing power, without having to worry about server administration.
Award-winning support

Our personal consultant service won gold for Best Customer Engagement Initiative at the European Contact Center & Customer Service Awards, the largest awards programme in the customer contact industry.

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.

PHP Extended Support

Keep using older PHP versions with PHP Extended Support from IONOS. Versions 4.0, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 7 and 7.1 are all supported, saving you the hassle of upgrading.

If you’re a new customer using an old PHP version, simply transfer your website to IONOS and select PHP Extended Support when you purchase a plan.

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Why put your trust in IONOS web hosting?

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Speed

Dual platform technology

With IONOS website hosting, the web servers and storage are on the same platform. This means visitors to your website will get faster performance.

Scalable performance

Don't let success take you by surprise: deal with increasing traffic by instantly scaling up memory, RAM or parallel processing capabilities.

HTTP/2 protocol

Fast page load times thanks to web servers running the HTTP/2 network protocol with multiplexing and header compression for SSL encrypted traffic.
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Security

DDoS protection

Our distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection safeguards your website from incoming attacks and keeps you online.

Back up and restore

Backups of up to six days of data are automatically stored, letting you recover files from restore points if anything is deleted or lost.

Wildcard SSL and SiteLock

All packages include one free Wildcard SSL Certificate. For additional protection, the Pro and Expert packages include SiteLock malware protection. SiteLock scans your webpages and safeguards you from possible vulnerabilities.
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State of the art

Content delivery network

RailGun CDN automatically distributes your website to over 60 data centres around the globe, so it loads extra fast from anywhere.

Mobile admin app

Manage products and billing on your smartphone or tablet by installing the IONOS Hosting Manager app.

Latest technologies

A platform built on advanced technologies ensures top levels of performance. The latest version of PHP, with a 768 MB memory limit, means your websites are faster and more secure. With our PHP Extended Support, you can continue using older PHP versions from 4 onwards.

Compare IONOS hosting solutions

See how our hosting products measure up. For more guidance on finding the best match for you, visit our hosting solutions page.
Web HostingASP.NET HostingWordPress HostingDedicated HostingVPS
Resource allocationShared environmentShared environmentShared environmentDedicated server (4 cores)Dedicated cloud resources (1 to 6 vCores)
Operating systemLinuxWindowsLinuxLinuxLinux/Windows
Storage typeHDDHDDSSDHDD/SSDSSD
Storage capacity50 to 500 GB50 to 500 GB25 to 200 GB

Up to 2 TB HDD (hardware)

Up to 800 GB SSD (hardware)

10 to 240 GB
Skill levelAdvancedAdvancedBeginnerAdvancedExpert
Suitable forSmall and medium-sized standard web projectsSmall and medium-sized standard web projectsSmall and medium-sized WordPress projectsLarger web projects that require high performance levels and their own network connectionLarge and complex web projects with high traffic volumes and high CPU and storage demands.
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Web hosting

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Whether a large or small business, an institution or private user, anyone planning on creating an online presence will require the appropriate storage space for their future website. This is where web hosting services come into play: the provision of storage space for a website by a hosting provider (also known as a provider). Such storage space is referred to as web space. The provision of web space on a server (a computer designed for this purpose), as well as providing the necessary network connections, is usually done at a cost. To put it simply: the customers rent web space from a web hosting service provider.

In order to be able to offer customers the highest technical standards at such cheap prices, IONOS provides web hosting in the form of shared hosting.

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when choosing your provider. Look for an experienced provider that can offer you a tailor-made service for your web project that, as well as flexible booking options in case the need for system resources increases or decreases.

Your data should be stored among the most secure systems with strict data regulations. The provider you opt for should constantly invest in the security of your data and your IT infrastructure. Pay attention to transparent prices, flexible packages and contractual terms that best suit your needs.

Powerful IT resources and security measures come at a price and must always be state of the art to protect customers' technical infrastructure and data effectively. When it comes to 'free' web hosting plans, we recommend proceeding with caution. First, check if there are any hidden costs. Secondly, many providers tend to display advertising on their customer websites. Even if the free basic features attract you, necessary functions or additional system resources often need to be purchased later. This ultimately results in your 'free' option costing you money.

You can also operate your own server but then you bear the costs of infrastructure, security and maintenance yourself. As an experienced provider with millions of customers, IONOS offers a professional web hosting service at a cheap price, as well as scalable services as required. Numerous applications like WordPress and Magento are included and can be installed in just one click. We take care of security and technology so that you can devote yourself to your internet presence.

Which web hosting plan is the right one for me?

This depends on your requirements. If you are planning a simple website, consisting mostly of static HTML pages and minimal multimedia content, and with manageable data traffic, then our cheap starter package is the ideal option for you. Of course, we also offer more complex packages that are suitable for dynamic web projects and high traffic.

With our most powerful web hosting packages, you can comfortably manage resource-intensive, multimedia-based websites as well as extensive online shops. Compare the respective product details to find the right web hosting packages. We will be happy to advise you. You will also find comprehensive instructions and detailed information on all aspects of hosting in the IONOS Help Centre.

Are web hosting services expensive?

IONOS offers you attractive deals for professional web hosting. The costs vary depending on the package you opt for and the optional additional features you choose. Please refer to the respective package for more information.

Which target group is the IONOS web hosting package best suited to?

Our packages are aimed at companies, agencies, institutions and private individuals. Beginners will find suitable offers just as easily as bloggers, web developers, students and start-ups. We offer companies and agencies enough storage space and resources for multimedia company websites, brand showcases, and extensive eCommerce sites. IONOS web hosting is also a suitable option for anyone who wants to move to an experienced provider.

What is the difference between web hosting and a server?

A server, or web server, is part of the web hosting infrastructure. They are powerful computers on which both configuration files and the data of the hosted websites are stored, i.e. websites and all website content. A root server is a server with "root access" to the configuration data of a server. The IONOS web hosting service does not offer root access as we take care of all the necessary configurations for you. If you choose a dedicated server, a virtual private server or a cloud server, you will have root access and can configure the server yourself.

What is the difference between web hosting and a domain?

A domain is an internet address that leads to a web server. This server stores the respective contents, services and offers that you publish on your domain, i.e. the content that makes up your entire website. If you enter an internet address in the search bar of your web browser, you can retrieve the data that has been provided on the respective server. Providing adequate storage space on a web server is called hosting.

Your domain is your business card on the World Wide Web. It should be as simple and at the same time as distinctive as possible, so that interested parties can easily find your content on the internet. An internet address ideally consists of a short and memorable domain name and a distinctive top-level domain (also known as an extension), for example .co.uk or .com. A domain is structured as follows: www.desireddomain.com.

  • If you wish, we can provide you with web hosting without a contract period, i.e. with monthly billing and a cancellation period in the corresponding packages of only one month.

  • IONOS web hosting is ideal for running WordPress; there is a complete package available especially for this.

  • The package includes a certain amount of data storage.

  • If you have any questions, our support is available 24/7. In addition, your personal consultant will also be at your side – completely free of charge.

  • All our web hosting packages include an SSL certificate.

  • Discover these special features and many more with our web hosting packages!

Yes, our shared hosting plan includes over 70 applications that can be installed with just a few clicks. Thanks to the quick and easy installation process, you can enjoy this wide variety of apps instantly and without any hassle. The IONOS web hosting plan provides 100% compatibility with apps such as the following, plus a whole lot more.

MediaWiki

The Wiki hosting app MediaWiki is one of the many applications included in the hosting plan. The software is open source, written in PHP, and allows users to create and edit webpages in the classic Wiki style – just like Wikipedia or Wiktionary. Wiki hosting is one of the most popular open source software options and works perfectly with IONOS web hosting.

phpBB

Another app installed with just a few clicks via the IONOS wiki hosting package, is the popular phpBB open source forum or bulletin board system. Users can enjoy advanced administrative control panel services and extensive moderation tools.

Mantis Bug Tracker

This popular bug tracking system keeps users up-to-date on any project or software issues with email notifications.

Form Tools

Also available is the Form Tools app, which is ideal for anyone using forms on their website. The PHP/MySQL script allows users to manage all forms and their data in one centralised place.

Zen Cart

Zen Cart is an online store management solution for e-commerce companies. The open source shopping cart add-on transforms any blog into an e-commerce platform.

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