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Try free server hosting for your website

Get started with a 30-day money-back guarantee on managed servers and VPS. Or try a cloud server with £100 free credit.

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Server hosting for free

Choose from three server options according to your needs.

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VPS hosting

Virtualised resources for any project. Your data is always safe in our highly secure European data centres.

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Cloud servers

Suitable for simple websites as well as intricate IT infrastructures, cloud servers can be flexibly scaled and configured exactly to the needs of your project.

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Learn more about free server hosting services at IONOS.

30-day money-back guarantee

Trial a managed server or VPS

Test a managed server or VPS commitment free for 30 days. If you choose to cancel before the end of the trial, we'll refund your money in full.

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Starting credit for the first month

Try out a cloud server

Start off with free cloud server credit and enjoy free server hosting for 30 days, depending on the resources you use.

If you exceed the credit amount, you simply pay the difference.

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Your personal consultant

At IONOS, you have a dedicated contact person for personalised advice, tips to boost your online success, and technical support. Reach them via phone, chat and email, all at no cost to you as an IONOS customer.

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.

What to expect from the best free server hosting


There’s no limit to how much CPU, RAM, and bandwidth you use while you’re enjoying free server hosting. If you're using a cloud server, just make sure that the booked resources do not exceed the available starting credit.


With IONOS server packages offering between 10 gigabytes and several terabytes of storage, you never have to worry about running out of webspace. SSD or HDD is available, depending on the server you choose.

Operating systems

Free server hosting is possible with Linux and Windows. For VPS and cloud servers, you can decide which of the two operating systems suits your project the most. With managed servers you don’t have to choose since IONOS does all the administration for you.


Our customer service is on hand 24/7 for any questions you have about free server hosting. The support is included for free with all server options.


Your data is important to us, which is why we invest in the best IT security to ensure it remains safe from attacks.

Data protection

We have data centres in the UK, the US, Germany, and Spain. You can choose the location of your free online server hosting. Our UK and EU data centres are GDPR compliant.

Other products you might like

Try out these IONOS solutions with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Web hosting

The perfect solution for your website. With IONOS hosting, you get plenty of storage and your own domain so you can get started with your web project straightaway.

Managed Nextcloud

Teamwork is easier when you can securely access your files from anywhere. Store and share documents, photos and more in your own cloud with Managed Nextcloud.

Free server hosting

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

The dedicated servers from IONOS are especially suitable if very high performance is one of your main criteria. For large companies, high performance and flexibility are particularly important. Dedicated servers also have the added benefit that you can structure the server to your requirements. Choose from:

  • AMD servers: If you have quite demanding tasks, an AMD server could be the answer. They provide high single-thread and multi-thread performance.

  • Intel servers: Intel CPUs are known for their impressive processing power and innovative technology.

  • Storage servers: These servers can store very large amounts of data securely.

Thanks to pay-as-you-go billing, you only ever pay for what you actually use with our dedicated servers.

Both products can be tested for a month and if you decide to cancel, you will have your money refunded. This is made possible thanks to our 30-day money-back guarantee. If you want to cancel within the first two weeks, you can make use of the 14-day objection period and withdraw from the contract.

IONOS contracts can be cancelled at any time although you should keep in mind the possible minimum contract term. For these products, the cancellation period is one month.

You can use your right of objection within the first 14 days to withdraw from your contract with IONOS.

If this two-week period has passed, you still have the option to end the contract because cloud servers aren’t bound to a minimum contract period. It doesn’t matter if you chose free Windows server hosting or the Linux option, when you delete the cloud server, you won’t be charged any additional costs. This also applies even if you have used up all your starting credit.

Cloud servers from IONOS are billed to the minute and you only ever pay for what you’ve used. This means that you don’t have to terminate the entire contract – just delete the server to ensure you're not charged any more. If you start using resources again, you will be billed for this use.

IONOS – your web host and cloud partner

Scalable web hosting, server and cloud products for every stage of your digital journey.