Are you currently setting up your online business or do you have personal reasons to maintain an Internet presence? If so, it is advisable to start off with an inexpensive server and then gradually work your way up.
Whether it’s business or pleasure: it’s more than enough to begin by renting a low cost server that you can then upgrade if your requirements grow. Numerous included features make your IONOS server as secure as possible.
You generally need a fairly powerful server to present your business on the Internet. It will have to withstand surges in traffic without capitulating, ensure secure storage of customer data (e.g. for online shops), and should also be able to handle a blog, a shop, or both in addition to the website.
Depending on your business model, it is also advisable to set up a proprietary mail server or other resources at some point. So neglecting the requirements placed on the processor (CPU), the working memory (RAM), and the hard drive capacity (memory) could be fatal. And it’s certainly a great feeling to have your own inexpensive root server whose resources are exclusively at your disposal.
Virtual private servers or VPS (aka vServers) are very affordable because they share the physical hard drive and other resources, such as CPU and RAM, with others. But users will not notice this at all: you still have root access to your VPS (with Linux as the operating system), which means that you have complete control over your server configuration. The CPU and RAM you have been promised will always be available to you. The technology used for vServers is nonetheless very affordable, making them ideal for smaller websites and shops. You have sufficient leeway to customize your project—without placing a strain on your budget.
Whether it’s an inexpensive dedicated server or a VPS: the IONOS pricing models ensure that you never pay more than is absolutely necessary in the beginning. You can easily switch to a bigger package if your project blossoms and grows. Dedicated servers are also available to rent in Flex Mode: simply put together the CPU, RAM, and memory you need according to your individual requirements.
Linux is very stable and secure. You work with a system you can trust, which is virtually immune to viruses and comes with a neatly structured user interface. Automatic daily backups that are kept for up to 14 days provide added security for the Linux vServers by IONOS. You can also monitor all of the server services in your browser, optionally even on your mobile phone. What’s more, Linux gives you access to plenty of open source software options that are free of charge and therefore ease the strain on your budget.
Windows vServers are ideal for novices without advanced IT skills who are keen to enjoy the benefits of a server but would prefer to leave server management in the safe hands of experts. Admin rights and, therefore, the ultimate authority remain with you, of course. A Windows vServer by IONOS also gives you automatic backups and mobile monitoring and allows you to install any applications you like simply and effortlessly.
IONOS places great value on the secure transfer and storage of your data
An SSL certificate is included with each server, as customers place more trust in SSL-protected shops than unprotected ones
Redundant data storage is also ensured— this way your data cannot be lost, even if a physical server breaks down
IONOS data centers are TÜV-certified according to ISO 27001, which is equivalent to the data security offered by banks or insurance firms
Whether as a private user or for business purposes: you can benefit from the reliable VPS or dedicated servers by IONOS as a solid foundation for your Internet project.
Select either a Windows or Linux operating system and then adjust the CPU, RAM, and storage space to suit any additional requirements later on.
Numerous security features keep your data perfectly safe. Simply contact the IONOS team of experts by telephone, email, or chat if you have any questions or problems.