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IONOS acquires software manufacturer WE22

Karlsruhe, February 1, 2021.
Europe's largest cloud and hosting provider IONOS, a United Internet Group company, has today acquired software manufacturer and operator, WE22 AG.
Cologne-based WE22 was founded in 1999 by Robert Schovenberg and Cornel Schnietz as Content Management AG. The company became known for its white-label website builder CM4all, which has been used to create and operate more than 5 million websites to date. With over 25 language versions, CM4all has been an essential part of the product offering of over 50 hosting providers worldwide since 2000.
Under its Web4Business brand, WE22 offers website creation and online marketing services to small businesses. WE22 employs more than 140 people at its headquarters in Cologne and Berlin, as well as in Erfurt.
"CM4all is one of the most sophisticated website builders in the world," says Achim Weiß, CEO of IONOS. "We have been selling the software for many years in our group of companies and know the management very well. With its full-service offering for creating websites, WE22 is the ideal complement to IONOS' hosting business."
"We are pleased that, as a member of the IONOS family, we can now significantly strengthen our forces, and continue to support the competitiveness of our customers and partners with the best software," said Robert Schovenberg, co-founder and CEO of WE22 AG. "Our target groups and geographic footprints are an ideal fit."
WE22's products and services will also be available to IONOS customers in the future. CM4all will continue to be offered as a white-label solution for other internet providers and business customers who will now benefit from even faster development and the expertise of IONOS.
The management of WE22, alongside the founders and Managing Director Steffen Heym, will continue to steer the development of the company as a wholly-owned subsidiary of IONOS.

MyWebsite Design Service offers personalised, professional website creation

New time-saving service for freelancers and small businesses / Team of experts set up and maintain a professional website

October 1, 2020

IONOS has created a new website design service offering a practical solution for small businesses who lack expertise and experience in maintaining an online presence. IONOS experts use the MyWebsite Creator website builder to set up a website tailored to a customer’s ideas and aspirations – allowing the customer to focus entirely on running their core business.
The MyWebsite Design Service supports users with the setup of their website, from the initial brief to final approval, with regular maintenance included. Starting with a personal consultation, web designers from IONOS will plan the page structure, theme and design to bring the customer’s vision to life. They’ll then build a complete website with up to seven subpages, using a MyWebsite Creator template as the basis.
The Design Service also helps with the creation of logos and images. Pre-existing logos, images, or texts can be integrated into the website on request, and the experts can also provide support on the legal notice, cookie notification, and privacy policy. In addition, the website’s text is optimised for search engines such as Google to improve online visibility.
Continuous development and optimisation
Customers can choose between three packages. For all three, a one-time setup fee of £199 is charged at the start. The smallest package, MyWebsite Design Service S, with three customised pages and one website adjustment per quarter, starts at £25 per month for the first six months, rising to £40 per month thereafter. Prices exclude VAT.
  • Privacy page creation support
  • Automatic maintenance service updates including replacement of outdated images, updates to contact data and other continuous support needed to maintain a successful website
  • Ongoing maintenance support

Price Overview

PackageCustomised pagesWebsite adjustments includedOne-time setup feePrice / month incl. MyWebsite Creator
S31 per quarter£199£25/month for 6 months, then £40/month
M51 per month£199£40/month for 6 months, then £40/month
L7Unlimited£199£55/month for 6months, then £70/month
As is standard for most IONOS packages, five email accounts, one domain, one WildCard SSL Starter certificate, WebAnalytics Basic, as well as unlimited webspace are included for the lifetime of the contract. Additionally, a personal consultant can assist users with any questions regarding their online presence free of charge. All information about the MyWebsite Design Service can be found at:
Information and tips for online success can be found in the IONOS Digital Guide:

1&1 Internet and ProfitBricks become IONOS by 1&1

Karlsruhe / Berlin, 29 October 2018

Personal consultant for all customers / comprehensive range from domains to enterprise cloud / business apps for small and mid-sized businesses
1&1, the largest European hosting provider, is joining forces with ProfitBricks, the German specialist for cloud infrastructure solutions, to form IONOS by 1&1.
With the launch of the new united brand, all customers will, for the very first time, have the opportunity to use a personal consultant free of charge as their central contact person for all questions regarding products, their contract, and becoming successful online.
IONOS by 1&1 is the first hosting provider that is able to guide companies through all phases of their businesses development – from creating their first website or establishing a shop system, to launching their own servers or implementing IONOS by 1&1’ self-developed enterprise cloud infrastructure. In addition, companies have the opportunity to use numerous cloud applications that support their business.
ProfitBricks was acquired by 1&1’s parent company United Internet AG in 2017 and has now been merged into the new IONOS by 1&1 brand. Founder of ProfitBricks, and CEO of IONOS by 1&1, Achim Weiss is responsible for the strategy and product development of the new company.
The IONOS by 1&1 brand now operates in 10 countries, with data centres in Europe and the USA that comply with the highest European security and data protection guidelines.
"At 1&1, I personally experienced and helped shape the growth from a small internet startup to an international provider. With IONOS by 1&1, we can now cleverly combine the strengths of the European web hosting market leader and the leading German cloud provider," says Achim Weiss.
"With our new personal consultant, which is now available to all customers worldwide free of charge, we are demonstrating that the customer is really the focus of our corporate philosophy – an offer that no other provider can match".
IONOS replaces the 1&1 Internet and ProfitBricks brands in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Spain, and the United States. Other companies of the 1&1 group offering DSL, mobile internet, and high-speed fibre-optic connections in Germany are not affected by the merger.
Further information is available at