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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
Choose a data center
CPU
RAM
SSD
Price

VPS Linux XS


CPU

1 vCore

RAM

1 GB

SSD

10 GB

Only $2/month
Configure

VPS Linux S


CPU

2 vCores

RAM

2 GB

SSD

80 GB

6 months $3/month then $6/month
Configure

VPS Linux M


CPU

2 vCores

RAM

4 GB

SSD

160 GB

6 months $8/month then $12/month
Configure

VPS Linux L


CPU

4 vCores

RAM

8 GB

SSD

240 GB

6 months $15/month then $20/month
Configure

VPS Linux XL


CPU

8 vCores

RAM

16 GB

SSD

320 GB

6 months $22/month then $38/month
Configure

VPS Linux XXL


CPU

12 vCores

RAM

24 GB

SSD

640 GB

6 months $40/month then $70/month
Configure
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

You will be billed monthly, in advance.

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

All VPS features

Find out more about servers and cloud solutions at IONOS here.
Choice of data center location

United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain

United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain

Availability

99.9%

99.9%

SSD NVMe storage system
Inclusive
Unlimited traffic
Inclusive
Bandwidth

External server connection up to 1 GBit/s

External server connection up to 1 GBit/s

Wildcard SSL certificate

Encrypted data transfer of your customer data according to the latest security standards with a Wildcard SSL certificate.

Inclusive
High-performance data centers

ISO 27001 certified

ISO 27001 certified

Firewall management

Network security system to control traffic according to configuration. In the IONOS Cloud Panel, you can define individual rules for the external firewall, which can be applied to single or multiple servers.

Inclusive
IPS/IDS

IPS and IDS form the first barrier in our security network and protect against unwanted access.

Inclusive
Cloud Backup (optional)

Professional backup and recovery solution from Acronis.

From 6.5 cents per GB/month

From 6.5 cents per GB/month

DDoS protection

IONOS anti-DDoS protects your applications and services against a wide range of denial-of-service and high-bandwidth sustained attacks no matter in which IONOS data center they are deployed.

Inclusive
Linux

See available versions in the dropdown menu on the configuration page.

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

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

Windows

Windows Server® 2019 or 2022

Windows Server® 2019 or 2022

KVM console

Use the KVM console to always have direct access to your server.

Inclusive
Cloud Panel

Central administration program to easily administer all server functions.

Inclusive
Full root access

Full control over your systems, services and network.

Inclusive
Administration tool Plesk Obsidian

Plesk Web Host Edition is available on request (includes unlimited users, unlimited domains, and is resalable). Request it in the Cloud Panel via a licence key.

Inclusive
Control panel

Access to your customer data as well as convenient configuration and contract management.

Inclusive
Encrypted remote access

Encrypt server access. On Linux with SSH and using RDP for Windows.

Inclusive
Number of email addresses

Create 2 email addresses for free.

2

2

2 GB storage capacity per inbox
Inclusive
Email 2.0

Comfortable access to your inbox from any browser.

Inclusive
Anti-spam

Automatic spam protection at server level.

Inclusive
Domains (optional)

Optional add-on

Optional add-on

1x IPv4 address per server included
Inclusive
Unlimited external domains

Integration of external domains from other providers.

Inclusive
DNS management

Individual setting of DNS entries (e.g., for external domains or own mail and DNS server services).

Inclusive
Federal and provincial sales taxes may apply. See General Terms and Conditions.
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Special requests?

Give us a call. Our team of experts will answer all your questions and build a custom product bundle to fit your needs.

1-913-808-4231

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.

Service

If a free Windows or Linux VPS is having issues, 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.