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Your cloud-powered VPS at a great price

A IONOS VPS gives you the dedicated performance of powerful server resources, plus free and unlimited traffic.
Choose from our data centres in the UK, Europe and the US to host your VPS in the optimum location, and launch a new server in as little as 55 seconds.

We've upgraded for 2019 – now with better performance

Plesk Web Host Edition included
Unlimited traffic
Dedicated resources


6 months £5/monthexcl. VAT then £10/monthexcl. VAT

2 vCores CPU




6 months £10/monthexcl. VAT then £15/monthexcl. VAT

2 vCores CPU


120 GB SSD


6 months £1/monthexcl. VAT then £20/monthexcl. VAT

4 vCores CPU


160 GB SSD


6 months £20/monthexcl. VAT then £30/monthexcl. VAT

6 vCores CPU


240 GB SSD

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


Get our entry-level configuration at an introductory price.
  • 1 vCore Intel® Xeon® E5 CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 10 GB SSD
excl. VAT
Setup £10
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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.

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 Onyx management software also enables you to control your server conveniently and securely.

Uncompromising security

Always reliable, always secure: from redundant storage networks, backup solutions and firewall rules, to access and data transfer, everything is designed for maximum security.

24/7 expert support

Our server experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ensuring that any questions, tasks and issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently.

Databases and apps

Run your own custom applications or get started instantly with pre-installed apps like WordPress and Drupal. All common database types are available.

The latest cloud technologies

Maximum VPS performance is ensured by latest-generation 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.

Secure VPS hosting

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.

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.

Firewall management

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

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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.

We'd be happy to help you choose the right product or provide support for existing customers.

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