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WordPress you'll love to call your own

Beginner-friendly setup

Preinstalled plugins make getting started easy.
Use our onboarding and Setup Assistant to create your site easily. Get a direct line to free WP tips from a personal consultant, plus free 24/7 support.

Fully customizable

Build your WordPress site without limits.
Get a variety of free plugins and themes. You'll find options for just about any use case, business or industry.

Fast and secure

Get high-performance and peace of mind.
Benefit from fast SSD storage, a free caching plugin, the , robust malware and DDoS protection, plus automatic updates.

WP that's easy to set up

Build your managed WordPress site like a pro — even if you're not.

Start by answering a few questions

Tell the WordPress Setup Assistant what you want to do with your website and it will find the right templates and plugins.

Install with a click

Once your site is done, just type in your domain name and click "install" and your site is ready to go online on your domain.

Domain, SSL, and email

There's no reason to purchase these features separately. Everything you need for a great WordPress site is included.
Set up your WordPress with one click

Fully customizable themes and plugins

Get near limitless customization using a variety of easy-to-install plugins and themes.

Themes for any project

Find a theme or template that matches your industry and customize it to meet your needs.

Add features using plugins

Choose from preinstalled plugins to add forms, image galleries, widgets and more. Got a specific niche? There are near limitless options available online. From multilingual shopping to , it's all covered.

Save time with automatic updates

We'll manage your core, PHP, theme, and plugin updates, so you can spend more time focusing on your content and your business.
Enrich your wordpress with countless plugins

Build your site with full confidence

Spend less time worrying about speed, traffic limits, security, and updates with managed WordPress.

Faster page loads

Slow page load speeds can cost you visits. Our WordPress features fast SSD storage, a free caching plugin, unlimited traffic, optimized memory, and a CDN (in the Unlimited plan) for industry-leading load times.

99.97% server uptime

Your site's data is backed up daily in multiple data centers so it's always available and your site stays online.

Added security

Managed WordPress keeps your core and security software up to date, so hackers have fewer chances to find a vulnerability. You'll also get daily malware scans.

automatic cloud backups

Choose your managed WordPress plan

New Caching plugin for faster loading — now included with all plans.

Essential

Create a hassle-free website or blog


12 months $2/month then $4/month
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Host up to 10,000 visits/month

25 GB of SSD storage Good for simple websites with banner ads, graphics, video media and/or photos.

Managed for auto-updates Get convenient, automatic WordPress core, plugin, theme and PHP version updates for one managed WordPress website.

1 email address

Free domain for 1 year Choose from these domain extensions: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .co, .online. Free domain offer must be redeemed on the initial purchase of a 12-month contract term.

Free SSL certificate A Wildcard SSL certificate creates a secure connection between you and your visitors to protect their data from third parties.

Malware and DDoS protection for robust security

Business

Create a media-rich WordPress site


12 months $1/month then $8/month
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Host up to 25,000 visits/month

100 GB of SSD storage Great for sophisticated and media-rich websites or for data-driven websites and/or downloadable content.

Managed for auto-updates Get convenient, automatic WordPress core, plugin, theme and PHP version updates for one managed WordPress website.

5 email addresses

Free domain for 1 year Choose from these domain extensions: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .co, .online. Free domain offer must be redeemed on the initial purchase of a 12-month contract term.

Free SSL certificate A Wildcard SSL certificate creates a secure connection between you and your visitors to protect their data from third parties.

Malware and DDoS protection for robust security

Unlimited

Create multiple WordPress sites


12 months $7/month then $14/month
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Host up to 25,000 visits/month

Unlimited SSD storage Meet just about any project need with ample storage. Plans are only limited by the nature of the shared hosting environment. Performance issues may arise in exceptional cases and are due to technical resources (processors, PHP memory limits, disk space, etc.) being allocated to other websites.

Managed for auto-updates Get convenient, automatic WordPress core, plugin, theme and PHP version updates for one managed WordPress website. Install additional, standard (non-managed) versions at no extra cost.

10 email addresses

Free domain for 1 year Choose from these domain extensions: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .co, .online. Free domain offer must be redeemed on the initial purchase of a 12-month contract term.

Free SSL certificate A Wildcard SSL certificate creates a secure connection between you and your visitors to protect their data from third parties.

Malware and DDoS protection for robust security

Fastest loading times with CDN A Content Delivery Network (CDN) takes all your website files and delivers them to the closest server. This boosts page loading times and improves the visitor experience.

Federal and provincial sales taxes may apply. See General Terms and Conditions.

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A platform built for speed

Just a few of the features guaranteed to boost your loading times:
  • Free caching plugin and OPcache
  • PHP 7.4 or higher
  • Gzip and http/2
  • SSD storage
  • MariaDB 10 databases
  • Cloudflare Railgun Content Delivery Network (Unlimited plan)
  • Unlimited traffic
optimized for speed

Keep your site online for longer

Here's how we keep your managed WP site safe:
  • DDoS shield — filters out any bad traffic before it hits your site
  • Malware protection — automatically scans your site for malware and other threats
  • Malware repair (Unlimited plan) — automatically scans and removes any threats
  • Georedundant platform — your data is mirrored in two data centers at once, so you stay online even during maintenance
  • Daily backups and easy recovery
Advanced security

Keep track of what's going on

With each managed WordPress hosting plan, you'll get a free, easy-to-use analytics tool you can use to improve the user experience. Use WebAnalytics to monitor:
  • How many visits your WordPress site is getting
  • How long visitors are staying on each page
  • Which pages they're visiting
  • Where your users are coming from
  • What they're looking at when they find your page
Easy analytics

24/7 WordPress support

Stuck? Reach our support team around-the-clock. You can contact them via chat, email, or telephone.
Have a business or want a more individual support experience? Get a direct line to free tailored support from your own IONOS personal consultant.
Free 24/7 support

Managed WordPress hosting plans include

WooCommerce logo

WooCommerce

Build a fully customizable online store with the world's most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress.
Free eBook

Free WordPress guide

Download "WordPress for Beginners" to learn more about setting up your site, choosing plugins and themes, embedding videos and more!
Sustainable Hosting

Sustainable hosting

Lower your carbon footprint with our managed WordPress hosting. Our servers are powered solely by renewable energy.

Managed WordPress hosting

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Managed WordPress hosting is a way to get a WordPress website or blog online. Managed WordPress hosting plans usually include a certain amount of space on a server with the WordPress content management system pre-installed. The web host "manages" or takes over some or all of the admin on your WordPress website. This means they'll do software updates and maintenance on your behalf, saving you time and clicks.

The short answer is — it depends on your skill level. If you're just getting started with WordPress, managed WordPress hosting is the right choice. Why? Since you don't have to worry about admin, it'll give you more time to focus on your content and make it slightly easier for you to learn the ins and outs of WordPress. Choosing Managed WP hosting also means you won't risk forgetting to update your site software, keeping you better protected from malware, viruses, and other threats.

Managed WordPress hosting may not be suitable if you design websites for clients. Many web designers would rather not work with a managed WordPress site, in favor of the design freedom that an unmanaged solution offers.

Yes! Having your managed WordPress host take over updates and maintenance doesn't just save you time, it can also improve your website's security. Why? If you update your WP site yourself, there's a real possibility you'll miss a crucial security update that can protect your website from hackers.

Unlike other providers, managed WordPress doesn't cost any more than regular WordPress hosting. With over 1 million websites websites hosted, you can count on us for reliable infrastructure, maintenance, and updating. You'll also get free features like a domain, an SSL certificate, email, and more with every managed WordPress plan.

Managed WordPress hosting

Managed WordPress solutions can vary considerably from one hosting provider to another, but one thing they all have in common is that the updates are taken care of by a third party. Purchasing a managed WordPress plan means you'll get WordPress core, security, and select software updates done for you. Since you don't have to do the updates manually, this can save you time and improve your website's security. However, if you choose this type of WordPress hosting, you'll be giving up control over your updates. It can also be slightly more expensive than non-managed or shared hosting.

That being said, managed WP is great for beginners and for people who'd rather not devote any time to doing what is essentially a rather routine task.

Unmanaged WordPress

If you go with a non-managed or standard WordPress hosting solution, you'll be solely responsible for updating your site yourself. This results in two main advantages:

  1. You'll get more control over your site. Professionals and website designers tend to prefer shared (unmanaged) WordPress hosting for this very reason.
  2. Unmanaged WordPress is typically less expensive than managed WordPress.

At IONOS, you'll get the best of both worlds. Most WordPress plans we offer include one managed WordPress site and as many unmanaged sites as you need. This is great if you're not sure. You can start with a standard WordPress site and switch to a managed option later.