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Try a virtual server risk-free for 30 days

Try out your VPS for 30 days. If you're not satisfied, we'll fully reimburse you.
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30-day money back guarantee

Find out if a Virtual Private Server is right for you with our VPS free trial.

IONOS offers you a free VPS trial for 1 month. If you change your mind, we’ll give you your money back. With many other providers, you often have far fewer than 30 days to test out your virtual server.

Not all hosting providers offer a money back guarantee, but it's a key part of the IONOS service. Your needs and satisfaction are our priority, and we want to make sure you find the right product.

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Small project? Or just want to try out our VPS?

VPS S

Get our entry-level configuration at an introductory price.
  • 1 vCore Intel® Xeon® E5 CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 10 GB SSD
£1/monthexcl. VAT
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Choose your powerful SSD VPS

Dedicated resources
Plesk Web Host Edition included
Unlimited traffic

VPS M


6 months £2/monthexcl. VAT then £5/monthexcl. VAT
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2 vCores CPU

2 GB RAM

80 GB SSD

VPS L


6 months £5/monthexcl. VAT then £10/monthexcl. VAT
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2 vCores CPU

4 GB RAM

120 GB SSD

VPS XL


6 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £16/monthexcl. VAT
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4 vCores CPU

8 GB RAM

160 GB SSD

VPS XXL


6 months £12/monthexcl. VAT then £24/monthexcl. VAT
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6 vCores CPU

12 GB RAM

240 GB SSD

VPS contract details

Minimum contract duration

Choose from 1 month or 12 months

Billing method

Pre-paidPre-paid items are billed with the first invoice and monthly thereafter (e.g. standard package fee)Close / Post-paidThe invoice amount varies depending on usage. You will be billed the following month. Only applies to additional, pay-per-use products (e.g. Windows)Close

Cancellation

1-month contacts: Cancel monthly

12-month contracts: Cancel after 12 months, then monthly

Changing package

Upgrade to a more powerful VPS anytime in the control panel

Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

VPS M RAM


6 months £6/monthexcl. VAT then £12/monthexcl. VAT
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2 vCores CPU

6 GB RAM

80 GB SSD

VPS L RAM


6 months £9/monthexcl. VAT then £18/monthexcl. VAT
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4 vCores CPU

12 GB RAM

120 GB SSD

VPS XL RAM


6 months £3/monthexcl. VAT then £24/monthexcl. VAT
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6 vCores CPU

18 GB RAM

160 GB SSD

VPS XXL RAM


6 months £18/monthexcl. VAT then £36/monthexcl. VAT
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8 vCores CPU

24 GB RAM

240 GB SSD

VPS contract details

Minimum contract duration

Choose from 1 month or 12 months

Billing method

Pre-paidPre-paid items are billed with the first invoice and monthly thereafter (e.g. standard package fee)Close / Post-paidThe invoice amount varies depending on usage. You will be billed the following month. Only applies to additional, pay-per-use products (e.g. Windows)Close

Cancellation

1-month contacts: Cancel monthly

12-month contracts: Cancel after 12 months, then monthly

Changing package

Upgrade to a more powerful VPS anytime in the control panel

Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.
Award-winning support

Our personal consultant service won gold for Best Customer Engagement Initiative at the European Contact Center & Customer Service Awards, the largest awards programme in the customer contact industry.

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Tailored advice. Tips for online success. Technical support. Available via a direct phone number, chat and email. Free of charge for all IONOS customers.

How good are free VPS servers?

Examine free VPS offers carefully – there may be a catch.

Besides VPS free trials, you will often come across entirely "free VPS" offers. Before you sign up, you should check a few things carefully. Find out whether they offer quality server locations, performance and security. Remember, high quality and secure server infrastructure incurs costs.

With completely free offers, make sure there are no hidden costs that could be expensive in the long run. Choosing an experienced provider like IONOS is a safer bet. You can test your IONOS VPS risk-free and, if you like it, continue to rent it at a reasonable price.

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What to look out for with "free" VPS

Security

Many free VPS hosting providers skimp on security. In contrast, IONOS is constantly investing in state-of-the-art data centres, comprehensive IT security and product-specific features. This makes us one of the most secure hosting providers worldwide.

Server location

With free VPS offers, make sure the servers are located in the UK, as is the case with IONOS. We store your data securely according to all relevant data protection regulations.

Performance

The processing power and traffic of free VPS servers are often limited. This can quickly slow down websites, especially content-heavy ones. With IONOS, you receive flexible and powerful hosting at a competitive price.

Webspace

Limited webspace limits your overall project. If you need more, a “free VPS” quickly begins to get expensive. Opting for IONOS from the start saves you time and helps you plan more effectively.

Choice of operating systems

Do you want a free Windows VPS or a free Linux VPS? Unlike most “free” providers, IONOS gives you the choice. You can also switch operating system at any time.

Service

If a free Windows VPS is having issues with Linux, you may have to wait weeks for support. After all, customer service is a cost factor for providers. With IONOS, 24/7 service is included.
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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

A virtual private server (VPS) is best suited for businesses and private web projects that require extensive, stable system resources, such as memory (RAM), processing power, and storage space. These include for example blogs, community servers, and online stores.

Virtual servers usually offer good value for money compared to other server options, such as dedicated servers. This is because several customers share the same server hardware, effectively renting a share of its computational power. Customers have their own virtual server infrastructure that is exclusively available to them.

Projects with fluctuating resource requirements are best served by a highly flexible cloud server, which can scale resources according to need in real time. On the other hand, dedicated servers are better suited to projects that need exclusive and undivided server resources.

Generally, you can revoke your IONOS order within the first 14 days after receipt of that order. Once this period has expired, we can no longer accept order withdrawals.

If within the first month you are not satisfied with a product you ordered, you can make use of our 30 day money back guarantee.

Of course, you can cancel your IONOS contracts at any time, with effect from the end of the minimum contract period for the respective product. To do so, you must comply with the contractually agreed cancellation period. This is usually a month before the end of the minimum contract period. In other words, we must receive your cancellation at least one month before the end of the minimum contract period for it to take effect. If we receive your cancellation later than that, it will only become effective after a further minimum contract period.

We offer server packages for private and corporate web projects of any size. In terms of root servers, we therefore provide suitable cloud server and dedicated server options in addition to our virtual servers, each with their own domains. For more options, take a look at our server deals.

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