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  • Dedicated, cloud or virtual private server
  • Choose between Linux or Windows
  • Extensive SSD space for any use case, such as mail, web or terminal server hosting

The right solutions to suit all needs


A virtual private server is the cheapest way to rent a server. Virtualisation divides the computing power of a large server platform, and allocates it to several customers in the form of a virtual server.
From £1/monthexcl. VAT
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Cloud Server

Cloud servers are flexible, scalable, virtual servers where the computing power can be adapted and configured to meet the respective situational demand. It is also possible to operate several virtual machines (VMs) in one server network with further functionality.
From £5/monthexcl. VAT
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Dedicated Server

With a dedicated server, you rent an entire physical server whose resources (CPU, RAM, memory, network) are not shared with others. We offer a wide range of dedicated server models and operating systems to match every need.
From £60/monthexcl. VAT
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Mail server – more flexibility with a VPS

Our mail server is ideal for beginners and private users, however if you need more flexibility you can easily set up your own mail server with open source software such as PostFix.

All virtual private servers include root access and the choice between Linux and Windows operating systems.

Web servers – versatile combinations

Linux servers often combine the Apache online server with a MySQL database and the PHP scripting language. This standard configuration suffices for a wide range of CMS like WordPress, Drupal and Typo3, as well as for forums and wikis.

With our Enterprise Cloud, you can also set up web servers like Tomcat, Passenger or Nginx combined with MariaDB and MongoDB databases and Java and Node.js programming languages.

Secure FTP Server – upload files with ease

Transfer files between a PC and online server easily with SFTP – ideally with a program such as FileZilla, which is available free for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Our VPS package provides the necessary secure FTP server as standard, enabling you to transfer even large amounts of data quickly and reliably.

Terminal server hosting – easy to set up

Terminal servers allow you to make programs accessible to employees within a company, without having to install them on individual computers. This saves software licensing costs and centralises software update management. Terminal server hosting also enables administrators to monitor and maintain systems externally.

You can install LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) – a terminal server software – on any Linux server when you have root access. Since the resources required of the terminal server depend on the demands of the software, a dedicated server with enough CPU, RAM and storage space is best suited to this application.

Online shops with shifts in traffic

You can easily build a more complex IT infrastructure with our cloud servers to help cope with spikes in traffic to your online shop. This includes different servers for the live site and backup, a load balancer, your own mail server and a separate firewall.

When you rent server space, you can change the allocation of CPU, RAM and storage capacity to your servers according to web traffic – pay more for high traffic, and less for low traffic. This flexibility saves you money.

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FAQ – Server rentals

  • Cost savings

  • No monitoring and maintenance of hardware

  • High flexibility due to short contract terms

  • Special app for monitoring server services is included

  • Up-to-date hardware components

Absolutely, IONOS by 1&1 allows you to customise, upgrade or downgrade your web server package at any time. Simply contact one of our server hosting experts using our 24/7 hotline or email support feature. For those just getting started in the world of web hosting, a great place to start would be one of our virtual server packages. Users receive a basic starter bundle of CPU, RAM and hard disk space, then if you require more, simply modify your package as your needs grow.

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