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Create your own website

Put yourself out there with your very own website – no IT knowledge needed!
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Building your own website brings benefits

  • Get off to a flying start online whether professionally or privately. Setting up your site on the world wide web gives you the power to inspire other people.
  • Your own domain should match what you offer. When you design your website yourself, it’s important to have an impactful domain that fits.
  • Winning designs don't require HTML knowledge. Thanks to templates and easy systems you can easily bring your vision to life.
  • Full control while saving money. Creating your own website means you decide what’s done and where.
  • High security that builds trust. Setting up your website yourself doesn’t mean compromising high security standards.

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Website builder with inspiring templates

With a simple, modular system, you can put together your website in the way that best suits your project. You don’t need any HTML knowledge or CSS know-how for this. Instead, you’ll work with a simple editor. To help you get started, a library of professional templates is at hand, created by design experts specifically for different industries and topics.
Templates by IONOS don't limit you to a specific design. With the Website Builder, you can customize every single element of your website according to your needs, and design it in a way that makes sense for your business. So, get inspired and enjoy creating your very own website.
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Choose how you want to build your website

Responsive design
All the storage you need
Individual support
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Starter

The intuitive editor for beginners who want to get online quickly:
MyWebsite Now


12 months $1/month then $5/month
12 months $1/month then $12/month

Build a stunning website fast without any experience

Free domain for 1 year Domain free for 1 year when selected with initial order. Extensions: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Professional email included Create a professional email address based on your domain. For example: contact@my-domain.com. You can add more addresses at any time.

Easily customizable professional templates with pre-built sections, designs, and colors

Plus

A powerful editor for experienced developers, designers, and agencies:
MyWebsite Creator


6 months $5/month then $10/month
6 months $5/month then $25/month

Build a website with full design freedom

Free domain for 1 year Domain free for 1 year when selected with initial order. Extensions: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Professional email included Create a professional email address based on your domain. For example: contact@my-domain.com. You can add more addresses at any time.

Customize professional templates with full design freedom. Edit HTML and CSS

Multilingual website

Dynamic websites with video backgrounds and animations

Pro

Our most powerful editor, with dynamic personalization features:
MyWebsite Creator+


6 months $10/month then $15/month
6 months $25/month then $50/month

Build a website with full design freedom

Free domain for 1 year Domain free for 1 year when selected with initial order. Extensions: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Professional email included Create a professional email address based on your domain. For example: contact@my-domain.com. You can add more addresses at any time.

Customize professional templates with full design freedom. Edit HTML and CSS

Multilingual website

Dynamic websites with video backgrounds and animations

Targeted content delivery and personalization

Click here for our general terms and conditions.

Starter

The easiest way to set up an online store and quickly start selling online


12 months $1/month then $12/month
Continue

Sell up to 500 non-digital products or services easily

Free domain for 1 year + SSL certificate Domain offer only valid with the initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Offer applies to these extensions only: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Professional email included Create a professional email address with your domain name. For example: contact@mydomain.ca.

Predesigned layouts and one-click design changes

Offer popular payments and shipping methods, e.g. PayPal, credit cards, FedEx/UPS shipping, in-store pickup, and more

Advertise, sell and sync products on Facebook and Instagram

Plus

Our most popular way to sell online — perfect for customizing every aspect of your online store


6 months $5/month then $25/month
Continue

Sell up to 5,000 physical products on your website, social media and marketplaces

Free domain for 1 year + SSL certificate Domain offer only valid with the initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Offer applies to these extensions only: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online.

Professional email included Create a professional email address with your domain name. For example: contact@mydomain.ca.

Professional templates with extensive customization options incl. HTML/CSS editing

Offer popular payment and shipping methods, e.g. PayPal, credit cards, FedEx/UPS shipping, in-store pickup, and more

Advertise, sell, and sync products on Facebook, Instagram, and more

Sell and track sales on Google: Google Ads, Google Analytics, and more

Pro

Take it further with extra features like wish lists, Instagram Shops and more


6 months $25/month then $50/month
Continue

Sell up to 10,000 physical and digital products with more features

Free domain for 1 year + SSL certificate Domain offer only valid with the initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Offer applies to these extensions only: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online, .store.

Professional email included Create a professional email address with your domain name. For example: contact@mydomain.ca.

Professional templates with extensive customization options incl. HTML/CSS editing

Offer popular payment methods and more shipping options, e.g. PayPal, credit cards, scheduled pickup, FedEx/UPS shipping, real-time tracking, and more

Advertise, sell, and sync products on Facebook, Instagram, and more

Sell and track sales on Google: Google Ads, Google Analytics, and more

Manage your store on the go with an app

Multilingual store

Favorites and wish lists

Easy POS App

Expert

Unlock the full potential of eCommerce with our most advanced online store builder


6 months $35/month then $75/month
Continue

Sell an unlimited number of physical and digital products with our B2B eCommerce solution

Free domain for 1 year + SSL certificate Domain offer only valid with the initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Offer applies to these extensions only: .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online, .store.

Professional email included Create a professional email address with your domain name. For example: contact@mydomain.ca.

Professional templates with extensive customization options incl. HTML/CSS editing

Offer popular payment methods and more shipping options, e.g. PayPal, credit cards, scheduled pickup, FedEx/UPS shipping, real-time tracking, and more

Advertise, sell, and sync products on Facebook, Instagram, PriceGrabber, Shopzilla, and other channels

Sell and track sales on Google: Google Ads, Google Analytics, Google Shopping, and more

Manage your store on the go with an app

Multilingual store

Favorites and wish lists

Easy POS App and Square POS

Sell on Amazon and eBay via Codisto

Added features for wholesaling like volume discounts and customer group pricing

Click here for our general terms and conditions.

Create a website yourself in 6 easy steps

01

Set up a plan

Before you dive into the design of your website, you should lay out a plan. Formulating clear goals will simplify the process of creating your own website and help you make the right choices.
02

Pick your website builder

Some website builders offer more features than others, so it's important to think about what you need before you choose. Make sure it fits your skill level, too.
03

Pick a domain

The domain is your unique address on the internet. So, take your time when making your choice and consider different domain endings.
04

Define the design

Start with a template that matches the style and set up you’re looking for. Later, you can customize the design template further. Every design decision should have a clear purpose.
05

Create content

Start adding personality to your website by adding content. This includes informative and persuasive texts, but also suitable images. You can create them yourself or choose from the large collection that comes with the IONOS Website Builder.
06

Make your website more visible

Once your website has been published, you can make sure it gets displayed by Google and other search engines. Here, too, the Website Builder can help.

Creating your own website

FAQ

With a Website Builder, you can design a compelling website yourself without any prior HTML or CSS knowledge. Instead of having to grapple with technical intricacies, you can focus entirely on the design and content of your website. The Website Builder provides a range of tools with which you can easily reach high-end results.

However, there is one further solution that is just as well suited to beginners:

  • WordPress hosting: The content management system WordPress is popular due to its modular set up and intuitive use.

Web design should always follow a clear goal. That’s why it’s a good idea to think about what you want to achieve with your website and adapt the design to that goal. A good rule of thumb is the popular saying “Less is more”. Don’t overwhelm site visitors with too many items and functions that serve no use. A clear website structure is more important than unusual features.

A design template is a great way to get started. Here, all key elements are already integrated. But don’t entirely rely on the template either. Customize your website and adapt it to your vision. For this, you can browse current web design trends. Just remember to not add elements that you won’t be using.

Website solutions from IONOS include an SSL certificate as standard, which secures data transfers to website visitors. Further measures on your website are often already set up, so that you won’t forget the important stuff.

Smaller web projects need to also comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when processing data from the EU. If you are creating your own website, make sure you note down the following points:

  • Privacy policy: Keep a legally compliant privacy policy on an easy-to-find sub-page of your website.
  • Legal disclaimer: While legal notices are not a requirement in the US, they should be included if you are selling products or services via your site.
  • Cookie banners: A good cookie banner provides information and gives website users clear options.
  • Social media plugins: Set up links to Facebook or Twitter in a way that users can decide for themselves whether their data should be transmitted.
  • Analysis tools: As standard, tools like Google Analytics collect personal data. You have the option to configure the tools to make them GDPR compliant.

The privacy policy, cookie policy, and privacy settings are already in place with IONOS website solutions! The somewhat technically complex cookie banner is even ready-made, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Our experts will also be happy to provide personal support and answer any questions surrounding data protection.