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30-day money-back guarantee

Find out if a Virtual Private Server is right for you with our VPS free trial.

IONOS offers you a free VPS trial for one month. If you change your mind, we’ll refund your money — no questions asked. With many other providers, you often have less than 30 days to test out your virtual server, but not here.

Not all hosting providers offer a money-back guarantee, but it's a key to what we do at IONOS. Your satisfaction is our top priority and we want to make sure you find the right product.

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Choose your VPS

Full virtualization

Unlimited traffic up to 1 Gbit/s

Optional Plesk Web Host Edition

CPURAMSSDPrice

VPS Linux XS

CPU

1 vCore

RAM

1 GB

SSD

10 GB

Price

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VPS Linux S

CPU

2 vCores

RAM

2 GB

SSD

80 GB

Price

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VPS Linux M

CPU

2 vCores

RAM

4 GB

SSD

160 GB

Price

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VPS Linux L

CPU

4 vCores

RAM

8 GB

SSD

240 GB

Price

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VPS Linux XL

CPU

8 vCores

RAM

16 GB

SSD

320 GB

Price

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VPS Linux XXL

CPU

12 vCores

RAM

24 GB

SSD

640 GB

Price

[[PRICE]]

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VPS plan details

Minimum contract

Choose a monthly or annual term

Cancellation

1-month contracts: Cancel monthly 12-month contracts: Cancel after 12 months, then monthly

Billing method

Prepaid

All VPS features

Choice of data center location

United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain

Availability

99,9 %

SSD NVMe storage system

Unlimited traffic

Bandwidth

External server connection up to 1 Gbit/s

24/7 expert support

Choice of data center location

United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain

Availability

99,9 %

SSD NVMe storage system

Unlimited traffic

Bandwidth

External server connection up to 1 Gbit/s

24/7 expert support

Wildcard SSL certificate

High-performance data centers [[tooltip:

ISO 27001 certified

Firewall management

IPS/IDS

Cloud Backup (optional)

From 6.5 cents per GB/month

DDoS protection

Wildcard SSL certificate

High-performance data centers [[tooltip:

ISO 27001 certified

Firewall management

IPS/IDS

Cloud Backup (optional)

From 6.5 cents per GB/month

DDoS protection

Linux

Latest versions of AlmaLinux, Debian, Rocky Linux, and Ubuntu.

Windows

Windows Server® 2019 or 2022

KVM console

Cloud Panel

Full root access

Administration tool Plesk Obsidian

Control panel

Encrypted remote access

Linux

Latest versions of AlmaLinux, Debian, Rocky Linux, and Ubuntu.

Windows

Windows Server® 2019 or 2022

KVM console

Cloud Panel

Full root access

Administration tool Plesk Obsidian

Control panel

Encrypted remote access

Number of email addresses

2

2 GB storage capacity per inbox

Email 2.0

Anti-spam

Domains (optional)

Optional add-on

1x IPv4 address per server included

Unlimited external domains

DNS management

Number of email addresses

2

2 GB storage capacity per inbox

Email 2.0

Anti-spam

Domains (optional)

Optional add-on

1x IPv4 address per server included

Unlimited external domains

DNS management

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How good are free VPS servers?

Check the fine print on other VPS offers carefully — there may be a catch.

Besides VPS free trials, you will often come across "completely free" VPS offers. Before you sign up, you should take note of a few things. Find out whether they offer quality server locations, performance and security. Remember, high quality and secure server infrastructure come with costs.

With completely free offers, make sure there are no hidden costs that could be expensive in the long run. Choosing an experienced provider like IONOS is a safer bet. You can test your IONOS VPS risk-free and, if you like it, continue to rent it at a reasonable price.

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What to look out for with "free" VPS

Security

Many free VPS hosting providers skimp on security. In contrast, IONOS is constantly investing in state-of-the-art data centers, comprehensive IT security and product-specific features. This makes us one of the most secure hosting providers worldwide.

Server location

With free VPS offers, make sure the servers are located in the USA, as is the case with IONOS. We store your data securely according to all relevant data protection regulations.

Performance

The processing power and traffic of free VPS servers are often limited. This can quickly slow down websites, especially content-heavy ones. With IONOS, you receive flexible and powerful hosting at a competitive price.

Webspace/Storage

Limited webspace or storage limits your overall project. If you need more, a “free VPS” quickly begins to get expensive. Opting for IONOS from the start saves you time and helps you plan more effectively.

Operating system choice

Do you want a free Windows VPS or a free Linux VPS? Unlike most “free” providers, IONOS gives you the choice. You can also switch operating system at any time.

Service

If a free Windows VPS is having issues with Linux, you may have to wait weeks for support. After all, customer service is a cost factor for providers. With IONOS, 24/7 service is included.

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

A virtual private server (VPS) is best suited for businesses and personal web projects that require extensive, stable system resources, such as memory (RAM), processing power, and storage space. These can include blogs, community servers and online stores.

Virtual servers usually offer good value for money compared to other server options, such as dedicated servers. This is because several customers share the same server hardware, practically renting a share of its computational power. Customers have their own virtual server infrastructure that is exclusively available to them.

Projects with fluctuating resource requirements are best served by a highly flexible cloud server, which can scale resources according to need in real time. On the other hand, dedicated servers are better suited to projects that need exclusive and undivided server resources.

Generally, you can cancel your IONOS order within the first 14 days after receipt of that order. Once this period has expired, we can no longer cancel your order.

If you are not satisfied with a product you ordered within the first month, you can make use of our 30-day money-back guarantee.

Of course, you can cancel your IONOS contracts at any time, until the end of the minimum contract period for the respective product. To do so, you must comply with the contractually agreed cancellation period. This is usually a month before the end of the minimum contract period. In other words, we must receive your cancellation at least one month before the end of the minimum contract period for it to take effect. If we receive your cancellation later than that, it will only become effective after a further minimum contract period.

We offer server packages for private and corporate web projects of any size. In terms of root servers, we therefore provide suitable cloud server and dedicated server options in addition to our virtual servers, each with their own domains. For more options, take a look at our server deals.