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Double up your data security

Get high capacity and excellent performance with an IONOS storage server.

Our storage servers are fully dedicated servers, featuring fail-safe enterprise-grade storage for the highest possible reliability and performance. In addition to extensive HDD storage, discreet SSD storage with high I/O is also installed for the operating system. This enables faster boot times and doesn't affect the capacity or performance of your primary storage.

In order to ensure the permanent availability of your stored data, we use hard disk mirroring (RAID) for both the data and operating system storage. This ensures that your data is stored redundantly on several hard drives.

If you need extra security against data loss, you can add Cloud Backup from your server dashboard. With Cloud Backup, you schedule customised backups whenever you want. Everything is encrypted and stored georedundantly. Any data you transfer during the backup process is also encrypted.

Person easily configuring their server

Our storage server

Call us for a free, no obligation consultation on 0800 021 1693 to learn more.
ProcessorRAMStorage DataStorage OSPricing

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

6 Cores/12 Threads x 3.6 GHz

max. 4.2 GHz Boost

32 GB

DDR4 ECC

24 TB (4 x 8 TB HDD)

Software RAID 5

480 GB (2 x 480 GB SSD)

Software RAID 1

£0.1806/hour

up to £130/month.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700

8 Cores/16 Threads x 3.6 GHz

max. 4.4 GHz Boost

64 GB

DDR4 ECC

48 TB (4 x 16 TB HDD)

Software RAID 5

480 GB (2 x 480 GB SSD)

Software RAID 1

£0.2361 /hour

up to £180/month

Storage server features

Pay-as-you-go

Once a server has been deleted, the costs will be calculated pro rata/by the minute. The invoice is issued on a monthly basis at the end of the billing period.

By-the-minute billing

By-the-minute billing

No minimum contract term
Inclusive
Choice of data centre location

United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, United States

United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, United States

Interactive invoice

Your usage can be viewed and forecasted down to the minute.

Inclusive
Multiple servers

Create additional servers as needed in your cloud panel.

Inclusive
Community

In our Community you can network and discuss all things server with other users and experts, as well as gather more information on the latest trends.

Inclusive
Load balancer included

Distribute data/request rates across multiple servers.

Inclusive
Shared storage (optional)

Enables the exchange of information between your servers via NFS or CIFS protocols by setting up shared storage.

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (by-the-minute billing)

100 GB for £7.20/month excl. VAT (by-the-minute billing)

Unlimited traffic
Inclusive
Bandwidth

External 1 Gbit/s server connection

External 1 Gbit/s server connection

Reset or reinitialisation

Available anytime.

Inclusive
Wildcard SSL Certificate

Encrypted data exchange of your customer data according to the latest security standards with a Wildcard SSL Certificate.

Inclusive
High-performance data centres

ISO 27001 certified

ISO 27001 certified

Firewall management

Network security system to control traffic according to configuration. In the IONOS Cloud Panel, you can define individual rules for the external firewall, which can be applied to single or multiple servers.

Inclusive
IPS/IDS

IPS and IDS form the first barrier in our security network and protect against unwanted access.

Inclusive
SIEM

Our SIEM constantly monitors and documents threats, enabling us to offer you safe and highly available products.

Inclusive
Backup (optional)

Reliable backup solution from Acronis for the security of your data.

From 6.5 pence per GB/month excl. VAT

From 6.5 pence per GB/month excl. VAT

Administrative logs

Detailed information on all actions performed in the IONOS Cloud Panel.

Inclusive
VPN SSL

Create a secure VPN connection between a local PC and your cloud server network.

Inclusive
KVM console

Use the KVM console to always have direct access to your server.

Inclusive
Linux Standard

Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04
CentOS 8, CentOS 7
Debian 10, Debian 9
OpenSuse Leap 15

Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04
CentOS 8, CentOS 7
Debian 10, Debian 9
OpenSuse Leap 15

Windows optional

Windows Server® 2016
Windows Server® 2019
Windows Server® 2022

4/6/8 cores - £28/month excl. VAT
12 cores - £42/month excl. VAT
16 cores - £56/month excl. VAT
20 cores - £70/month excl. VAT

Windows Server® 2016
Windows Server® 2019
Windows Server® 2022

4/6/8 cores - £28/month excl. VAT
12 cores - £42/month excl. VAT
16 cores - £56/month excl. VAT
20 cores - £70/month excl. VAT

Cloud Panel

Central administration program to easily administer all server functions.

Inclusive
REST API

Programmatically control all of your resources in the IONOS Cloud Panel through the API and SDKs provided in our cloud community.

Full root access

Full control over your systems, services and network.

Inclusive
Administration tool Plesk Obsidian

Plesk Obsidian is included on request (unlimited users, resalable, unlimited domains).

Inclusive
Control panel

Access to your customer data as well as convenient configuration and contract management.

Inclusive
Monitoring

In the Monitoring Centre, keep up to date with the performance of your servers and set up warnings when self-defined threshold values are reached.

Inclusive
Additional users and roles

Create additional users and grant different authorisations for additional security checks.

Inclusive
Encrypted remote access

Encrypt server access. With SSH for Linux and RDP for Windows.

Inclusive
Software Development Kit

SDKs available for various programming languages like Python, PHP and .NET.

Inclusive
Microsoft Databases (optional)

Software for database administration included on request. Only available for Windows.
MS SQL Express 2016/2017 – free
MS SQL 2016/2017 – web licence £40/month excl. VAT for 4 CPUs
MS SQL 2016/2017 – standard licence £300/month excl. VAT for 4 CPUs

Software for database administration included on request. Only available for Windows.
MS SQL Express 2016/2017 – free
MS SQL 2016/2017 – web licence £40/month excl. VAT for 4 CPUs
MS SQL 2016/2017 – standard licence £300/month excl. VAT for 4 CPUs

Unlimited number of mailboxes

You can create an unlimited number of email addresses in the 1&1 IONOS mail system.

Inclusive
2 GB storage capacity per inbox
Inclusive
Webmail 2.0

Convenient access to your inbox from any browser.

Inclusive
Anti-spam

Automatic spam protection at server level.

Inclusive
Anti-phishing

Protection against fake websites.

Inclusive
Domains (optional)

Optional add-on

Optional add-on

1x IPv4 address per server included
Inclusive
Additional IPv4 addresses (optional)

Add additional public IPv4 addresses to your servers.

£5 excl. VAT per IPv4 address

£5 excl. VAT per IPv4 address

1x IPv6/64 network included
Inclusive
Unlimited external domains

Integration of external domains from other providers.

Inclusive
DNS management

Individual setting of DNS entries (e.g. for external domains or your own mail and DNS server services).

Inclusive
All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

Root access

Take full control of your admin and more.

A server at your command

Choosing a dedicated server from IONOS as your storage server means you'll get full root access. From admin and systems to services and network choice, you'll have the freedom to customise your storage server.

You can use your own storage software to access your storage and data via SSH or RDP anytime. Enterprises, businesses and organisations can enjoy wide-reaching control over their data.

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Operating systems and distributions

Configure your storage server with Windows or your favourite Linux distribution.
Ubuntu logo
Ubuntu
OpenSuse Linux logo
OpenSuse
Debian logo
Debian
Centos logo
CentOS
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Windows Server 2016
Windows operating system logo
Windows Server 2019

Storage server

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Network Attached Storage, or NAS, is a flexible standard solution and is basically just a computer in a network acting solely as a data storage system. The computer is connected via router, switch or directly to other computers and serves as external storage. For this reason, NAS is referred to as network attached storage.

The downside is that the data transfer rate is limited to the network connectivity rate. When the load is greater or the files are large, it takes longer until users have access to them. Although the storage capacity can usually be expanded, the computing power is often limited and only allows a certain number of simultaneous users, transactions and operations.

On the other hand, a storage server based on a dedicated server offers customised performance and system resources. This helps prevent the kinds of bottlenecks typical of NAS systems.

Regardless of whether you use a storage server with Windows or a storage server with Linux, you can store a wide variety of data on it just like on an external hard disk. You can also access it conveniently via the internet. With a storage server from IONOS, you not only have a high-performance data storage device, but also an entire dedicated server that you can use, for example, as a web server, as a platform for email marketing, as a game server, for video streaming, or even as a platform for an online store.

Cloud backup, on the other hand, is used to back up data of any kind and full system states in different versions. This allows you to restore any of your IT systems (servers, PCs, smartphones, etc.) from a backup at any time, even after a security incident or malfunction. Business in particular can use cloud backup to protect the IT infrastructure their customers and personnel rely on.

Backing up data locally comes with hardware procurement costs as well as operation and maintenance expenses. Plus, setting up backup routines and doing hardware and software updates also takes developer or admin hours that might be better spent on something else.

A dedicated storage server like the one from IONOS, instead, hands over these tasks to an experienced provider – and at a competitive monthly rate. With the right configuration, you'll also be able to access your data from anywhere on the internet.

Storage server users enjoy fast access times and a robust data connection, while georedundant structures and data mirroring on multiple data carriers offer additional data security. IONOS has built and operates the data centres housing their servers from the ground up to be redundant and fail-safe. There are also other comprehensive security features to ensure the extensive protection of your data against unauthorised third-party access.