A successful online store needs to load fast and be available to customers 24/7. For this, a server is needed (also called a host) which safely stores the data from your online store and quickly transmits it to your customers.
With an eCommerce hosting solution from IONOS, you’ll have everything you need to launch a successful eCommerce business. The required software comes pre-installed, making it easier for you to get started. Whether you already have an online store that uses Magento, WooCommerce, or PrestaShop, or you're just getting started, IONOS is the right choice.
Speed and flexibility are important in eCommerce hosting. Thanks to hybrid technology and the content delivery network, the pages on your site load quickly and reliably. With IONOS, eCommerce hosting is also easily scalable. This means that you’ll always have the capacity you need to accommodate visitors to your store, even if demand grows quickly.
Security is also indispensable when it comes to hosting an online store, since your customers trust you with sensitive data. You need to make sure that this data is not accessible to unauthorized third parties. Besides automatic data backups, an SSL certificate from IONOS ensures encryption during data transfers and increases trust in your online store.
The open-source software Magento is one of the most popular solutions for online shops. Magento is particularly user friendly and has an extensive range of functions. The software uses modules with which you can easily extend your existing store.
With WooCommerce, you can turn a WordPress website into a powerful online store. The plugin is as straightforward to use as WordPress. You can manage your online shop entirely via WordPress’s backend — so you can see all orders and available stock at a glance.
You can customize the PrestaShop eCommerce solution with thousands of plugins. Get SEO support or integrate new payment and shipping service providers. With the modular system you can expand your online store without any programming knowledge.
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
When hosting your online store with IONOS, you have everything you need in one place. This includes a basic framework made up of database, disk space (sometimes called "webspace", and the pre-installed software you need. The software is tailored to your eCommerce solution, making things easier for you.
In terms of the hardware, there are hardly any differences to normal web hosting. A web store requires similar resources as a normal website, though you should think about things like the amount of data and the number of visitors. It’s important that the server can grow alongside your requirements. You can do all of this with IONOS. Simply start with a small hosting plan and expand as your customer base grows.
WooCommerce hosting is a perfect solution for those just starting out in eCommerce. The software is easy to use and packs all the most important functions needed for a successful online sales platform. A WordPress website also comes included. In the WordPress backend, you’ll have a good overview of all your products and orders with WooCommerce. You can even manage shipping from here. IONOS provides additional support when the Managed WordPress option is enabled by installing updates automatically. This means you’ll never miss out on updates, and security gaps will be immediately closed. The Essential package is suitable for beginners and provides two databases with 2 GB each and 25 GB of storage space. Should your online store expand, you can increase the resources at any time.
An online store runs on a web server. So, if you already have a website, you’re probably already familiar with the basic framework of storage space, database, domain, and SSL certificate. But with eCommerce hosting with IONOS, you’ll start with everything already set up. The software you need for your store is already installed and adapted to the hardware, for example Magento, WooCommerce/WordPress, or PrestaShop. This way, we make sure that the functions of your online store software — product management, payment methods, and shopping cart function — run perfectly. Since the online store software is already installed, you can start right away. Build your web presence with pre-made templates, add the products to the database, and you’re ready to start doing business online. Or simply migrate your existing online store to IONOS. Our experts will be happy to support you.
At IONOS, you have a dedicated contact person for personalized advice, tips to boost your online success, and technical support. Reach them via phone, chat and email, all at no cost to you as an IONOS customer.