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Domains & Hosting

Power your project with scalable hosting

Choose the right fit from these options or discover our Starter package.

Standard

Budget package with 100 GB storage, a domain and SSL


6 months £2/monthexcl. VAT then £5/monthexcl. VAT
6 months £3/monthexcl. VAT then £6/monthexcl. VAT
6 months £5/monthexcl. VAT then £8/monthexcl. VAT
1 Mailbox
+10 Mailboxes
+ /month excl. VAT
+100 Mailboxes
+ /month excl. VAT

100 GB storage Your data is mirrored in two data centres, so your hosting is uninterrupted even during maintenance and outages.

6 GB RAM, 1 vCPU

10 databases 2 GB of storage per database. Choose MySQL or MariaDB.

Unmetered bandwidth We do not meter bandwidth or limit your traffic.

1-click WordPress installation Install WordPress, Joomla!, and 50+ other open source apps (CMS, eCommerce, blog, forums etc) with a single click.

Free domain & SSL certificate Free domain for the first year and a Wildcard SSL certificate for secure data transfers.

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

24/7 customer support Call us any time you have questions, or activate your free personal consultant for tailored support via phone, email and chat.

Plus

2.5x more storage than Standard, with extra resources


Most sold

12 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £8/monthexcl. VAT
12 months £2/monthexcl. VAT then £9/monthexcl. VAT
12 months £4/monthexcl. VAT then £11/monthexcl. VAT
1 Mailbox
+10 Mailboxes
+ /month excl. VAT
+100 Mailboxes
+ /month excl. VAT

250 GB redundant storage Your data is mirrored in two data centres, so your hosting is uninterrupted even during maintenance and outages.

9 GB RAM, 1 vCPU

250 databases 2 GB of storage per database. Choose MySQL or MariaDB.

Unmetered bandwidth We do not meter bandwidth or limit your traffic.

1-click WordPress installation Install WordPress, Joomla!, and 50+ other open source apps (CMS, eCommerce, blog, forums etc) with a single click.

Free domain & SSL certificate Free domain for the first year and a Wildcard SSL certificate for secure data transfers.

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

24/7 customer support Call us any time you have questions, or activate your free personal consultant for tailored support via phone, email and chat.

Premium

More storage than Plus, with extra resources and features


6 months £7/monthexcl. VAT then £14/monthexcl. VAT
6 months £8/monthexcl. VAT then £15/monthexcl. VAT
6 months £10/monthexcl. VAT then £17/monthexcl. VAT
1 Mailbox
+10 Mailboxes
+ /month excl. VAT
+100 Mailboxes
+ /month excl. VAT

350 GB redundant storage Your data is mirrored in two data centres, so your hosting is uninterrupted even during maintenance and outages.

15 GB RAM, 1 vCPU

350 databases 2 GB of storage per database. Choose MySQL or MariaDB.

Unmetered bandwidth We do not meter bandwidth or limit your traffic.

1-click WordPress installation Install WordPress, Joomla!, and 50+ other open source apps (CMS, eCommerce, blog, forums etc) with a single click.

Free domain & SSL certificate Free domain for the first year and a Wildcard SSL certificate for secure data transfers.

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

24/7 customer support Call us any time you have questions, or activate your free personal consultant for tailored support via phone, email and chat.

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.

Ultimate

The most storage and resources, with SSL for all your sites


6 months £11/monthexcl. VAT then £22/monthexcl. VAT
6 months £12/monthexcl. VAT then £23/monthexcl. VAT
6 months £14/monthexcl. VAT then £25/monthexcl. VAT
1 Mailbox
+10 Mailboxes
+ /month excl. VAT
+100 Mailboxes
+ /month excl. VAT

500 GB redundant storage Your data is mirrored in two data centres, so your hosting is uninterrupted even during maintenance and outages.

20 GB RAM, 1 vCPU

500 databases 2 GB of storage per database. Choose MySQL or MariaDB.

Unmetered bandwidth We do not meter bandwidth or limit your traffic.

1-click WordPress installation Install WordPress, Joomla!, and 50+ other open source apps (CMS, eCommerce, blog, forums etc) with a single click.

Free domain Free domain for the first year.

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

24/7 customer support Call us any time you have questions, or activate your free personal consultant for tailored support via phone, email and chat.

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.

Unlimited free SSL certificates Secure data transfers on all your domains with unlimited Wildcard SSL certificates. Manage the certificates easily via the Control Panel or using the IONOS API.

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

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.*

*Comparison was made in a time period of 30 days from 18 January 2020 to 17 February 2020 with Teamviewer Web Monitoring. Loading times based on servers located in the UK. We compared our web hosting Linux Expert plan against comparable Linux plans from 123-reg (Linux Unlimited), TSOHost (Pro Hosting) and GoDaddy (Economy Linux Hosting with cPanel).

Comparison table of different hosting providers and their loading times. IONOS hosting is the fastest at 1.95 seconds

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.
Graphic of georedundant infrastructure: Server racks with one being worked on by an employee
Stay flexible
Adjust the performance of your project at any time thanks to scalable performance levels that ensure you keep up with demand. Each 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. 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.
Graphic: Increase the performance of your hosting with a click

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.
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.

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.
Learn moreWeb HostingASP.NET HostingWordPress HostingDedicated HostingVPS

What do you want to do with hosting?

We recommend
Web Hosting Business
The package comes with:
  • 1 free domain for 1 year
  • Professional email account with a 2 GB mailbox
12 months £1/month then £8/monthexcl. VAT
Get it
We recommend
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 £11/month then £22/monthexcl. VAT
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We recommend
Windows Hosting
IONOS offers hosting packages which are specially designed for Windows development.
  • Powerful Windows Server 2022 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

Web hosting – FAQ

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.