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Tell your story with WordPress hosting

Anything's possible with IONOS and the world's most popular content management system.
WordPress templates for a business website
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WordPress photography templates for creating a gallery
WordPress podcast templates for a podcast website

Unlimited flexibility for your WordPress website

5,000+ themes
With more than 5,000 themes at your fingertips, you're sure to find the right backdrop for your content. From industry-specific to hobbies and crafts, there's a theme for everybody.
58,000+ plugins
Enhance your WordPress site with helpful plugins. Add an online store, optimise your site for SEO or integrate a contact form for a start.
Full customisation with Gutenberg
Enjoy ultimate design flexibility with Gutenberg. The editor allows you to add content blocks easily without any coding. It comes pre-installed with all our WordPress packages.

Go from start to WordPress in no time

Setup assistance and managed updates make WordPress easier.

Easy setup and reliable hosting

One-click WordPress

Installation doesn't get any easier than this. After purchasing your WordPress hosting package, type in your domain name and click 'install.' It's as simple as that.

WordPress Setup Assistant

Not everybody's a WP expert. Our WordPress Assistant will help you get started. Just tell it the purpose of your site, and it will suggest design templates and install a range of helpful plugins.

99.9% uptime

We host your project on georedundant infrastructure. Multiple data centres back up your data daily so it's always available, and your site stays online.

MariaDB deployed automatically

When you install WordPress, we'll automatically set up a MariaDB 10 database for you. MariaDB is open-source, recommended by the WordPress community and designed to bring your WordPress project up to speed.
Easy WordPress installation

Managed WordPress option


Our WordPress Hosting includes an auto-update option for WordPress core files, themes, plugins and PHP. It’s a convenient and easy way to make sure your site is always up to date and performing at its best.

Protected environment

Managed WordPress also means you’ll be working in a protected environment, which reduces the risk of accidental damage and malware attacks.

Free for one website

Managed WordPress is free for one website with all WordPress Hosting packages. If you'd prefer full control and flexibility, you can also manage and update everything yourself.

Single sign-on access

Just log in once for direct access to your WordPress dashboard from your IONOS hosting account.
Easy backups

WordPress websites hosted by the experts

You can count on us for the experience and expertise needed for great WP sites.
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One million websites

We've helped create over one million WP websites for all kinds of use cases across a huge variety of industries.
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    30 years' experience

    Benefit from extensive in-house WP expertise and over 30 years' experience in the web hosting industry.
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      A shared passion

      We develop our own WP infrastructure, and are active in the WP community, sponsoring events like WordCamps.

        Choose your WordPress package

        And launch your website with all the features you need, plus fast, reliable hosting.
        Free SSL certificate & domain for 1 year
        Managed updates option
        24/7 support
        30-day money-back guarantee


        Everything needed for a hassle-free WordPress site

        12 months £2/monthexcl. VAT then £4/monthexcl. VAT

        Ideal for 1 WordPress website

        25 GB storage (SSD)

        2 MariaDB databases 2 GB of storage per database. If you install your project with IONOS, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. You can also create a MySQL 5 database manually.

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

        Enhanced CPU & MEM resources Optimised for up to 300 visitors per minute on your website, includes 640 MB PHP memory.

        Site Scan malware protection

        Free Wildcard SSL Certificate

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


        More resources and plugins for your WordPress site

        12 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £8/monthexcl. VAT

        Ideal for 1 WordPress website

        100 GB storage (SSD)

        10 MariaDB databases 2 GB of storage per database. If you install your project with IONOS, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. You can also create a MySQL 5 database manually.

        5 email accounts (2 GB each) Professional emails with a 2 GB mailbox each in addition to your webspace. State-of-the-art anti-spam protection included.

        Max CPU & MEM resources Optimised for up to 500 visitors per minute on your website, includes 768 MB PHP memory.

        Site Scan malware protection

        Free Wildcard SSL Certificate

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


        Ideal for multiple WP sites or demanding projects

        12 months £9/monthexcl. VAT then £18/monthexcl. VAT

        Unlimited websites 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.

        Unlimited storage (SSD)

        Unlimited MariaDB databases 2 GB of storage per database. If you install your project with IONOS, we'll automatically create a MariaDB 10 database for you. You can also create a MySQL 5 database manually.

        10 email accounts (2 GB each) Professional emails with a 2 GB mailbox each in addition to your webspace. State-of-the-art anti-spam protection included.

        Max. CPU & MEM resources and Railgun Content Delivery Network Optimised for up to 500 visitors per minute on your websites, includes 768 MB PHP memory. Our Content Delivery Network boosts loading times by caching your site and distributing it across 150+ data centres worldwide. Visitors get data from the closest server, improving their access to your content.

        Site Scan & Repair malware protection

        Free Wildcard SSL Certificate

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

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

        New to WordPress? Our free ebook tells you everything you need to know about the world's most popular content management system. 'WordPress for Beginners' covers:

        • Creating projects and content
        • Plugins and themes
        • Security and performance

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        Our platform is built for WordPress

        Share your idea with the world on hosting infrastructure that's fast and secure.

        A platform built for speed

        Host your WordPress project on infrastructure designed for faster WordPress. From enhanced CPU and memory to fast SSD data response times, your WordPress site benefits from faster loading times. This leads to an improved user experience and a better Google ranking.
        • Enhanced CPU and memory
        • PHP with OPcache
        • Gzip and http/2
        • SSD storage
        • MariaDB 10 databases
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        Optimised, fast WordPress platform

        Maximum security and reliability

        Whether you choose our managed option, or decide to sort your own updates, our high-tech security will help keep your site safe. Rely on DDoS protection to mitigate denial-of-service attacks, while we make regular scans of your site to check for malware.
        Our georedundant server network will help keep your site online in case of an outage, thus ensuring some of the highest levels of uptime in the industry.
        • DDoS and malware protection
        • Daily backup and recovery
        • 99.9% uptime
        • Local, georedundant data centres
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        Powerful features for smarter WordPress

        You're set for success with features that make your project faster, safer and trackable.

        Content Delivery Network

        Reduced latency
        You'll make a faster first impression with our Content Delivery Network. It uses the closest server geographically, boosting your page load speed.
        Faster loading
        After the closest server is identified, server CPU utilisation is checked. This ensures a better use of resources and that your media-rich content loads fast, improving the user experience and bounce rate.
        Cloudflare Railgun
        Railgun technology boosts your loading times by compressing previously uncacheable items, resulting in performance gains of up to 200%. This feature is available only with our Ultimate package.
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        Keeping your site safe

        DDoS protection
        Our advanced DDoS shield keeps your website safe from denial-of-service attacks by filtering out suspect traffic before it makes its way to your site. Your site stays online longer as a result.
        Site Scan
        Site Scan automatically checks your website and WordPress platform for malware. If it finds any vulnerabilities or threats, you'll get an email alert.
        Site Scan and Repair
        Available with our Unlimited package, Site Scan and Repair automatically scans your site and WP platform for malware and vulnerabilities, fixing any threats to your website's security without any action on your part.
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        Visitor tracking
        See how many visits your site is getting with our built-in dashboard. Watch your reach grow with just a couple of clicks.
        Session info and bounce rates
        Find out how much time your visitors are spending on your site, which pages they're visiting and get up-to-date bounce rates. This data is essential for improving your content and the user experience.
        Traffic sources and keywords
        Learn which channels are generating the most traffic and see which keywords you should optimize for to improve your visitor numbers. And it all works without cookies – perfect if privacy is key to your brand.
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        Need more WP performance for large projects or multiple sites?

        Discover WP Pro – now with dedicated cloud resources and developer tools.
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        WP Pro

        Access powerful features like Multisite management and staging, AI tested Smart Updates, Varnish caching and more. With WP Pro you'll get uncompromising performance on dedicated, cloud-based resources.
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        Sustainable hosting without drawbacks

        IONOS WordPress hosting doesn't come with environmental trade-offs.

        Green WordPress

        We realise that the internet has no future if we don't play our part in reducing our CO₂ emissions. That's why we host your WordPress website on infrastructure that runs on 100% green energy.
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        More than just WordPress hosts

        We develop the content management system with our own in-house experts, invest in the community and proudly support events around the world.

        Five for the Future

        As a contributor to the Five for the Future programme, we invest 5% percent of our resources in developing the future of WordPress.

        Meet our experts

        Throughout the year, we sponsor virtual and live Meetups where you can share ideas with our in-house experts and the wider WordPress community.

        WordCamps worldwide

        We proudly sponsor and participate in WordCamps around the world. Stay tuned to find us at upcoming events!
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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.

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        FAQ – Frequently asked questions

        WordPress is the most common web-publishing platform and the most-used content management system in the world: 30 percent of all websites are created and maintained with this CMS. This makes up a market share of more than 60 percent in the CMS sector. Although the figures speak for themselves, we can't help but wonder why exactly is WordPress so popular.

        The CMS mostly owes its success to its ease of use and its comprehensive modification possibilities. The source code is open source and a large community has therefore developed countless – and mostly free – themes, plugins, widgets and tools. These technology and design options enhance the system's range of functions. Beginners and professionals alike can enjoy a wide range of applications and development opportunities that allow them to work efficiently and comfortably with the system.

        The domain of WordPress is the blog (short form "weblog"). The software was originally developed for the creation and management of the "internet diary". The software makes it extremely easy to set up, manage and maintain blogs as well as complex websites with and without an online shop, thanks to suitable extensions.

        Opt for WordPress hosting in the UK with IONOS and start your blog today!

        The content management system is easy to customise and is ideal for:

        • Bloggers
        • Companies
        • Agencies
        • eCommerce companies

        Bloggers are the typical target group for WordPress; the content management system was primarily developed with blogs in mind. It is one of the most popular CMSs in the blogosphere. Both small and large companies and agencies benefit from its flexibility. From company websites and portfolios to brand showcases and online shops, just about any project can be realised with the popular CMS.

        For beginners, the IONOS MyWebsite program offers even easier options for creating a website. The intuitive website builder is appropriate for all industries and offers suitable marketing tools. For this, there is no previous knowledge or experience required.

        With the popular Content Management System (CMS), you can design, manage, and publish blog articles or website content easily and intuitively. Thanks to professional WordPress hosting with an experienced provider like IONOS, you can combine such features with a comprehensive technical service for good value. To put it simply, there is no need for you to invest in a powerful and secure server infrastructure, but rather rent one so that you can spend more time on your WordPress blog. We take care of the maintenance and security for you, and keep the technical infrastructure up to date.

        With managed WordPress hosting in the UK, setting up your own blog is quick and easy. In just a few steps, we guide you through the process:

        • Choose your domain.
        • Install WordPress in just a few clicks.
        • Create an admin profile.

        Once the setup is complete, start on the design and content of your blog. The IONOS WordPress wizard will guide you step-by-step through this process and if you have any questions, our support team is available around-the-clock via telephone. The quality of the hosting service plays a very important role. Therefore, we have optimised our service especially for WordPress, making your content available within seconds. This saves your website visitors time spent on loading times and has a positive effect on the Google ranking of the site as fast-loading pages rank better than slow ones. With that in mind, there are plenty of convincing reasons for opting for WordPress hosting with IONOS UK.

        With the IONOS WordPress hosting packages, customers benefit from a host of different advantages:

        • IONOS takes care of all technical and server-related issues.
        • Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through the installation process.
        • The most important plugins are pre-installed.
        • With the IONOS WordPress wizard, you can choose from many free themes (design templates).
        • Our 24-hour support hotline will help solve all your technical issues.
        • An SSL certificate is included.
        • Multiple email inboxes are included.

        With Click&Build, the installation process is particularly easy. Simply choose your target domain and set up an administrator account, and the Click&Build system will take care of the rest. Now you can start setting up your blog right away.

        Create websites, shops and forums quickly and easily with WordPress. With many suitable themes, plugins and widgets, you will be ready to go in no time. As an experienced provider with up-to-date IT infrastructure, IONOS ensures high performance and optimum security. Fast and reliable SSD drives save your files and databases and ensure short and secure access time.

        No. The IONOS WordPress version does not differ from the version that can be found on the official WordPress site.

        By choosing IONOS as your provider, you will automatically start with the newest version of the software and your WordPress will receive automatic updates to ensure it is up to date at all times. There are no differences between the two when it comes to functionality. Additionally, IONOS customers benefit from a comprehensive service including round-the-clock support for any questions or problems that arise, automatic updates, high-speed servers and high-tech security. All your data will be protected by IONOS's high security standards.

        The customisation possibilities of both varieties are identical. Users can install the same plugins, themes and widgets that are also available with other hosting providers. By choosing WordPress web hosting with IONOS, you can concentrate on the essentials: a suitable design for your website and first-class content for your brand new digital adventure. We will look after everything else.

        Depending on the type of project, we suggest a functional WordPress template that best suits you. Whether a photo blog, a portfolio or a text-heavy blog, there is a suitable design template for every format. Simply select your preferred template and activate it with just one click. Additionally, you have the possibility to switch from a WordPress hosting tariff to one of our free tariffs at any time – however, with the free version, you are responsible for your own updates.

        When creating a WordPress blog, you can customise and develop it however you like. Due to its open source nature, users from around the world both create and share new extensions (plugins) and usually make them available for free. When opting for WordPress hosting, you need to decide what exactly your website should offer its users. Next, you choose the suitable extensions and simply plug them in, so to speak.

        The themes, i.e. the design templates, on offer include a huge variety: either choose from thousands of design themes that other users provide for free or purchase a theme from a commercial provider. In terms of design, you can either allow a professional to design your site layout for you or, with the right programming skills, design your own.

        Looking to start your own online shop? Then you will require plugins and themes with which you can present products appropriately and integrate payment methods. Our WordPress hosting package offers secure and high performance solutions in this respect. With the right plugins and themes you can also easily set up a forum. Forums require a quick connection to a MySQL database, regular backups and a traffic flat rate – all of which is offered by IONOS WordPress hosting UK.

        Also, with WordPress and its themes, responsive web design isn't a problem; responsive web design is the automatic adaptation of the display and the display size of a website on all end devices (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.).

        The answer to both questions is: yes. The Gutenberg editor is available as a plugin and can be installed at any time with just a few clicks. All of the WordPress themes offered by IONOS are compatible with the Gutenberg editor. Try it out and enjoy using WordPress even more easily and comfortably than before. Install posts and pages or build a whole new website, shaping your online site to your needs and requirements. Should the Gutenberg editor not satisfy you, you can switch back to the Classic Editor at any time – or use another editor in its place, which can be just as easily integrated by plugin into your WordPress installation.

        The WordPress Hosting “Ultimate” package doesn’t contractually place a limit on the number of websites, databases, or email mailboxes, or the amount of webspace you can use.

        Like all hosting providers, we are also subject to physical limitations when providing hosting services, especially when it comes to shared hosting. In our experience, however, the vast majority of customers don’t come anywhere close to these limits. For the occasional customer with relatively extreme resource requirements, it may be worth considering an upgrade – e.g. to a dedicated managed server.

        Unlimited websites means unlimited websites. We do not limit the number of websites you can host in your contract. For customers who operate several websites with low visitor numbers, this is a perfect solution. However, due to the nature of shared hosting, excessive use of shared resources (e.g. PHP memory limit) between multiple websites may worsen the performance of all web projects within a package. If there is a loss of performance or bottlenecks regarding memory or databases, you may need to switch to a higher package such as a managed server.

        All WordPress hosting packages, as well as all Linux web hosting packages, are limited to hosting at most 262,144 individual files on the server. This number is the platform’s technological limit and therefore ensures the best possible stability and performance for all customers. This limit, however, is rarely reached, even by those customers with several websites. It therefore does not limit the vast majority of customers.

        Storage in the Ultimate package is provided on demand. Customers initially have 100 gigabytes of SSD webspace. How much space is being used is checked daily, and the amount is automatically adjusted if necessary. If the amount of storage resources being used is too great, you may need to make an internal switch to a platform that is optimised for large webspaces. We will inform customers of this in good time.

        Important: Unlimited storage is only valid for the webspace used to host the corresponding WordPress websites. Therefore, using backups as file storage/mass storage or for providing mass downloads, as well as excessive loads on the server (e.g. through CGI scripts) is not permitted.