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Online server hosting solutions you can count on
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 Compute Engine, 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.