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VPS Hosting
Virtually dedicated to you
  • Dedicated resources with VMware virtualisation
  • SSD SAN storage
  • FREE Plesk Web Host Edition
VPS from £1/month
Including a personal consultant.
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Affordable VPS performance without compromises

SSD cloud-powered VPS designed to meet the demands of the most demanding projects.
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Data centre choice

Host your VPS in the optimum location by choosing from our data centres in the UK, USA and Europe. Spin up a server in 55 seconds.
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Uptime guaranteed

99.99% uptime will keep your project online and result in fewer outages.
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Unlimited traffic

We won't throttle or restrict traffic at anytime – ever.
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Full VMware virtualisation

Our virtual private servers rely only on full VMware virtualisation – giving you more isolation, autonomy and security than other virtualisation types.

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

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VPS S

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

Dedicated resources
Plesk Web Host Edition included
Unlimited traffic
Product update: Enjoy lower base prices and memory-optimised packages

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.

All VPS features

Choice of data centre location

United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, United States

United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, United States

Availability

99.99%

99.99%

Interactive invoice

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

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VMware virtualisation
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SSD SAN storage system

All virtual machines are stored on storage networks. With SAN, your data remains available even if a storage node fails.

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Unlimited traffic
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Bandwidth

External server connection up to 400 Mbit/s

External server connection up to 400 Mbit/s

Wildcard SSL Certificate

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

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High-performance data centres

ISO 27001 certified

ISO 27001 certified

Contract data processing

You have the option of concluding a separate contract with IONOS for order data processing pursuant to the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). You can find further information on this in your control panel.

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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.

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IPS/IDS

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

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SIEM

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

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Backup (optional)

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

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From 6.5 pence excl. VAT per GB/month

From 6.5 pence excl. VAT per GB/month

Server snapshot

Create temporary snapshots to capture the state of a virtual machine. You can then restore the old state as needed.

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Server image

Create your own server images manually or automatically (e.g. plan automatic weekly or monthly captures) and restore the respective status if required.

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

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

Images (optional)

Create your own server images manually or automatically and set up new servers based on these images whenever needed.

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

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

Administrative logs

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

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SSH keys

Create and manage SSH keys or add your own keys to securely access your Linux servers.

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DDoS protection

IONOS anti-DDoS protects your applications and services against a wide range of denial-of-service and high-bandwidth sustained attacks no matter in which IONOS data centre they are deployed.

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KVM console

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

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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 – £10/vCore/month excl. VAT
Windows Server® 2019 – £10/vCore/month excl. VAT

Windows Server® 2016 – £10/vCore/month excl. VAT
Windows Server® 2019 – £10/vCore/month excl. VAT

Cloud Panel

Central administration program to easily administer all server functions.

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Full root access

Full control over your systems, services and network.

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Administration tool Plesk Obsidian

Plesk Obsidian is included on request (unlimited users, resalable, unlimited domains). Not available with VPS S.

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Control panel

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

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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.

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Encrypted remote access

Encrypt server access. On LInux with SSH and using RDP for Windows.

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Import images (optional)

Import your images and ISOs into the IONOS Cloud Panel.

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

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

Pre-installed apps available

1-click installation provides you with apps from various categories (CMS, eCommerce, e-learning, etc.)

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WordPress, Drupal™, Magento, PrestaShop, Shopware and more.

WordPress, Drupal™, Magento, PrestaShop, Shopware and more.

Database support

E.g. MS SQL, MariaDB, My SQL and more.

E.g. MS SQL, MariaDB, My SQL and more.

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.

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2 GB storage capacity per inbox
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Webmail 2.0

Convenient access to your inbox from any browser.

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Anti-spam

Automatic spam protection at server level.

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Anti-phishing

Protection against fake websites.

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Domains (optional)

Optional add-on

Optional add-on

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

Add additional public IPv4 addresses to your servers.

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£5 excl. VAT per IPv4 address

£5 excl. VAT per IPv4 address

1x IPv6/64 network included
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Unlimited external domains

Integration of external domains from other providers.

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DNS management

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

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

Secure VPS hosting

From redundant storage networks, backup solutions and firewall rules, to access and data transfer – everything is designed for maximum security.
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Certified infrastructure

Our data centres are among the safest and most modern in the world, with ISO 27001 UK certification alongside our own commitment to the highest levels of uptime.
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SSL encryption

For the best possible protection of your data and maximum reassurance for your users, a Wildcard SSL Certificate is included in all VPS packages.
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Firewall management

The external firewall automatically protects you from attacks. Individual firewall rules can be set centrally in the IONOS by 1&1 cloud panel.
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DDoS protection

Our global scrubbing protects you against DDoS and sustained high-bandwidth attacks by diverting suspect traffic to our scrubbing centres – mitigating the threat and protecting your infrastructure.
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Backups

For an additional fee, you can backup your data with an industry-leading solution from Acronis.
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24/7 expert support

If an issue arises, our server experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They'll get your issue solved fast, minimising any downtime.

Operating systems and distributions

Discover the ideal operating system for your virtual private server.
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Ubuntu
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OpenSuse
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Debian
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CentOS
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Windows Server 2016
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Windows Server 2019

VPS use cases

Our VPS comes with unlimited traffic and full VMware virtualisation making it ideal for a variety of uses.

VPS for eCommerce

For those with root server knowledge, powering your online shop with a virtual private server is an affordable way to guarantee visitor performance and improve SEO.

Education and training

Interested in web development? Linux VPS are the perfect playground for computer science students or anyone else interested in learning web application development.

Small business use

Set up a virtual server for your small business to customise security, host multiple domains or improve your website's loading times in the face of increasing traffic.

Game servers

You can use VPS for game servers, but you'll need to limit the number of players. If you're interested in hosting more demanding games, you should choose a Cloud or Dedicated Server.

Testing new web apps

VPS is a great way to test new web applications you've developed. It doesn't carry the higher price tag that comes with dedicated servers, but does give you an independent and isolated test environment.

WordPress

If you're more tech-savvy or want more control over your WordPress, you can easily adapt our VPS to your WP needs. The advanced customisation that a VPS provides will give you more flexibility and control over settings.

Full flexibility and easy administration

Choose from a range of widely used Linux and Windows operating systems, including Windows Server 2019. Root access means total control of your VPS: change any file and install server-wide applications, and fully customise your server to the needs of your project.

The Plesk Obsidion management software also enables you to control your server conveniently and securely.

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The latest cloud technologies

Maximum VPS performance is ensured by the latest-generation of cloud hardware — including Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and 100% SSD storage.

VMware virtualisation and redundant SAN storage guarantee maximum availability, while the intuitive IONOS cloud panel streamlines VPS management.

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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.

Your personal consultant

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

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Set up by the pros

Experienced specialists in our Partner Network can help with the development, administration and maintenance of your web project.
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Cloud Servers

All resources are dedicated to you and scalable on demand, ensuring ideal performance for your sites and applications.

Virtual private servers

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Access to your server is available through the following means:

  • Linux VPS: via an SSH encrypted connection

  • Windows VPS: via RDP.

Should any problems occur with the network or firewall, a KVM console is also available in the cloud panel to help ensure access.

As a general rule, setting up a virtual private server is done within minutes – 55 seconds being our target. For larger projects however, like with an OS that uses a lot of memory – the installation phase may take slightly longer.

If you decide on one of our VPS plans, you will have access to an operating environment that is tailored to support your application or software needs. You'll be able to install any apps yourself in no time, via root access. Typical use cases can include:

  • Web server

  • Mail server

  • Shop server

  • Development server.

Customers can use the product for both private and business purposes.

The following questions regarding the features of our VPS solutions are frequent within our customer base:

Can I rent a VPS with Plesk?

Yes, you can install Plesk free of charge if you'd like.

Can I get a server with one or more domains?

Of course you can, users can add any number of domains to your contract for a fee.

What if I have special requirements regarding storage technology and space?

Our VPS packages include SSD memory.

  • Special feature: the memory is not stored locally within the hardware containing the CPU and RAM components. Instead, users receive SAN (Storage Area Network) memory, i.e. a network of SSD memory that is separated physically from the actual unit.

  • Advantage: higher data security through redundant storage. Compared to classic HDD storage, there is also a speed advantage when loading websites or applications. The IOPS (input/output operations per second) and the read/write speed of data is thus significantly higher.

How about my own server image?

An image is installed directly on your virtual server. You can change operating system at any time when reinitializing, giving you more flexibility.

Is there a backup service in place?

It goes without saying that there is a backup function available. You only pay for the storage space needed for the backed up data.

Will I be protected against DDoS attacks?

Complete protection against this type of attack is not possible, however we take a variety of measures in our high-security data centres to protect your data and infrastructure in the best possible way.

Can I use Docker?

A Docker image is not available as an option from our cloud panel. However you can download and install Docker on your own terms via Plesk or with root access (e.g. GitHub) to the server.

A virtual server and WordPress – does that work?

Of course. You can order one of your virtual servers and use our ready-made WordPress image, which can be installed from your cloud panel with a click of the mouse. Alternatively, you can use the WP Toolkit to help create the blog you've always wanted.

Does the server come with pre-configured email functionality?

It certainly does. We offer you our very own mail system, which is also available as a feature in many of our other products (e.g. web hosting). If this is not enough, you can install another mail service on the server via Plesk or with root access.

I handle large amounts of data, so security is very important – how am I protected from viruses and malware?

As you receive root access, you have the control to secure the system yourself. This can be done with a number of compatible, widely available antivirus software packages (not included).

Do I need to worry about SSL?

There's no need to worry as all VPS plans come with an included Wildcard SSL Certificate.

How does the setup process of the operating system work exactly?

The installed operating systems on our VPS are already preconfigured. The most common functions and programs for each particular version are available immediately, so you can start to install and configure your own apps.

Do I get SSH access?

It's included with our Linux VPS products.

What if I need multiple IPs?

You can activate additional paid for IPv4 addresses or alternatively, a free IPv6 subnet for your project.

Are there any limitations to the traffic on my server / site?

No, there are no restrictions. Our UK VPS are extremely cost transparent.

I tend to prefer Linux, would you recommend I use Debian or Ubuntu?

That depends entirely on your personal preference. Linux offers you a variety of possibilities. A blanket recommendation is not possible as it depends on individual use cases.

Can I use Java, ASP.NET, or PHP?

Yes. Our VPS hosting solution is offered as a root server, which means you can use any programming language or install any application.

Occasionally, we are asked to explain some of the following questions and terms:

What is the difference between a "VPS" and the terms "root server" and "managed server"?

The term "virtual server" refers to the type of server (virtualised server). The term "root server", on the other hand, describes the way in which the system can be accessed. Root access means that the administrator has unlimited control over the system.

"Managed" means that the service provider provides and administers the operating system (security updates, patches, etc.) and the user cannot select or install another operating system. The customer has the option to install and use the applications provided. Server administration knowledge is therefore not necessary.

And the difference between a "virtual server", "cloud server", and "dedicated server"?

A virtualised server combines physical hardware that is broken down into separate systems with the help of software. These servers can then be used and shared by several users. In fact, the resources available in the actual server (CPU, RAM, and memory) are divided.

Dedicated servers, on the other hand, are servers that the customer receives on the whole. Comparable to a laptop or a home PC, the installed resources/components/hardware (CPU, RAM, memory, network access, etc.) are available to be exclusively used by one user.

What is the difference between VPS and webspace hosting?

Webspace gives you a predefined "playing field" on which the only functions available have already been managed by the VPS provider. The only limiting factor for a user with a virtual server with root access, however, is the choice of operating system. Further options and performance can be changed by using any number of available software services that are compatible with the pre-installed OS.

We're often asked whether a virtual private server is faster than shared hosting options, however it's impossible to provide a general answer. There are powerful hosting plans with faster computing resources than that of a VPS. The difference, however, lies in the fact that our VPS services offer guaranteed resources (computing power), whereas shared hosting products can influence the number of resources available for other customers and ultimately only represent theoretical values.

Details of the scope of support can be found in the following Help Centre article.

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