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WordPress
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Install WordPress – with 1&1 IONOS

  • Comprehensive manual
  • Setup Assistant
  • Security updates
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Package overview

Free domain
SSL certificate
24/7 support

Essential

All you need to have a hassle-free WordPress page


6 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £6/monthexcl. VAT
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1 Managed WordPress website

25 GB SSD storage

2 x 1 GB MySQL database

10 email accounts

1 domain included Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Business

More performance for larger websites and more plugins


12 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £8/monthexcl. VAT
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2 Managed WordPress websites

100 GB SSD storage

10 x 1 GB MySQL databases

100 email accounts

2 domains included Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

Pro

Host more websites and benefit from more features


6 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £11/monthexcl. VAT
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5 Managed WordPress websites

200 GB SSD storage

50 x 1 GB MySQL databases

500 email accounts

5 domains included Included free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.Close

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Step-by-step installation guide

Start the WordPress installation

Get your WordPress project up and running quickly and easily. Once you've purchased a Managed WordPress package, choose the “Start your web project” option on the confirmation page.
Go to the contol panel to begin your WordPress setup.

Add a title and your login details

Decide what to call your website and enter it under “Title”. Next, enter the login details (a username and password) that you'll use to access your WordPress blog.
Tips for creating a strong password to ensure your blog is secure will be provided.

Select manual updates or Managed WordPress

If you would like to manage the WordPress installation and take care of plugins and updates yourself, select “Continue with WordPress”. Alternatively, with “Managed WordPress” we will take care of all the important plugins and updates for you.
You'll have access to the setup assistant either way.

Done! We’ll take care of the rest

The 1&1 IONOS Setup Assistant will install the WordPress instance and automatically set up any necessary databases. A WordPress user profile is created for you and your language preferences are set. The Setup Assistant also connects the domain you select with your webspace directory.
You can also carry out the WordPress instance installation manually, or perform a local installation.
Log in and get started
You can log in to your WordPress page via “Edit Website”, using the login details you chose earlier.
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Key features at a glance

Automatic security updates

If you chose Managed Mode for the WordPress installation via the 1&1 IONOS Click & Build application, security patches and updates are carried out automatically. If you chose Free Mode, you are responsible for these.
However, WordPress will keep you informed by email if there is a new update available in order to keep your blog up to date. You can easily perform updates from your blog's administration panel.
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Large selection of plugins

You can install WordPress plug-ins in Free Mode (switching from Managed Mode is possible at any time) to expand the functionality of your WordPress blog. Whether you want to add a visitor counter, protection against spam comments or your own forum, with just a few clicks you can customise your blog to suit your needs.
WordPress plugins can be installed in the administration area of your WordPress blog, or you can download the plug-in directly from the WordPress website. You can then upload the files to the blog's plug-in directory via SFTP.

Change themes easily

WordPress allows you to change the look and feel of your blog with just a few clicks. With the ready-made designs, called Themes, it's easy to customise the appearance of your blog. You can change the theme at any time via the administration interface or upload any theme via SFTP to the corresponding WordPress directory.

High level of security

In order to provide additional protection, a security key (SECRET_KEY) has been standard since version 2.5. The original key has now been expanded into multiple security keys, which all play an important role in the encryption of information stored in WordPress cookies. When you install WordPress yourself, the security keys must also be entered manually.
To do this, go to: https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/ and enter the keys into the wp-config.php file. Additionally, there are special security plugins which provide further protection. For example, these limit the number of login attempts in your admin area, preventing hackers from trying different passwords until they are successful. You can search for these plugins in the official WordPress Plugin directory under "security." Installing the plugin is quick and easy and provides additional security.

What do you want to do with Managed WordPress?

Create a blog Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation:
Managed WP Essential
If you want to create a blog for a personal project, the Essential package is all you need.
  • 1&1 IONOS Assistant makes setup quick and easy
  • Pre-installed plugins
  • Free domain
6 months £1/month then £6/monthexcl. VAT
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Update website content regularly Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation:
Managed WP Business
For a WordPress website with regular content updates and more traffic, we recommend the Business package.
  • Higher performance
  • 100 GB SSD storage
  • Create data states going back for up to 6 days to restore anything
  • Free domain
12 months £1/month then £8/monthexcl. VAT
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Sell online with WooCommerce Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation:
Managed WP Business
To host a WooCommerce online store, we recommend at least the Business package.
  • 100 GB storage lets you host multiple high-quality images of all your products
  • Beautiful templates that work perfectly with WooCommerce
  • Pre-installed plugins to support your shop
12 months £1/month then £8/monthexcl. VAT
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Host a high-traffic website Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation:
Managed WP Pro
To host a WordPress Website with high traffic and demanding plugins, we recommend the high-performance Pro package.
  • Highest performance with 2 GB RAM guaranteed
  • SiteLock malware protection
  • The Railgun™ content delivery network boosts the performance of your website by distributing it across 62 data centres worldwide
6 months £1/month then £11/monthexcl. VAT
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With Managed WordPress Hosting from 1&1 IONOS our customers can create and update customised blogs with ease. With automatic updates to the latest versions and security updates, our customers' websites load quickly and are always protected.
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