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Build your website your way

Create a professional-looking website in minutes with MyWebsite Now. Or enjoy full design freedom with MyWebsite Creator.

Either way, there's no coding required.

First month's free, then just $5/month.

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Meet MyWebsite Now
The newest addition to the MyWebsite family, this intuitive website builder makes it easy for anyone to shine online.
See how easy it is to build a professional-looking website using sections, font styles and shapes.

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Responsive templates. Smart sections. Easy editing.

Build a website that designs itself

Build your website in minutes by customizing one of our eye-catching templates.

Smart sections include content tailored to your industry that you can quickly adapt.

  • Responsive design means your site works all devices

  • Pre-designed sections and set color schemes ensure it always looks sharp

  • No coding or design experience needed for a great result

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Tell your story visually

Showcase your own images

Easily add your images to pre-built sections for maximum impact.

With over 17,000 stock images at your fingertips, it's easy to compliment your own visuals.

Stock images are automatically organized for you and searchable by topic or industry.

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Image editor

Edit your images and apply filters

Easily crop and apply shapes to images with MyWebsite Now's built-in editor or use advanced editing features with the powerful image editor included with MyWebsite Creator.

  • Apply Instagram-like filters and adjust intensity

  • Create text overlays, add stickers and draw with brushes

  • Optimize brightness, exposure, saturation and more

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Climb the rankings with SEO and analytics

Reach new customers. Grow your audience.

Our websites are optimized for maximum visibility.

  • SEO-ready to make sure you get found

  • Guaranteed fast loading times from one of the US's fastest hosts

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Create your website your way

Customize your website with industry-specific designs and layouts.

Our website builder makes you build a website like a pro

How does this kind of website creation work?

With a website builder, you can create a website with little or no technical knowledge. Professional websites have never been easier to make at home. Whether you want to bring your business online or simply want to create a personal website to showcase your interests, using a website builder has made website design easier than ever.

Start with a template

The first step is to choose one of the website builder templates. After you’ve settled on a template, you can get to work on customizing it. Like most website creators, the IONOS website builder works using drag-and-drop and a WYSIWYG editor. You’ll have a wide variety of fonts, colors, and shapes to choose from, and the website maker even includes a collection of 17,000 free stock photos.

The rest is easy

The best website builders usually come with a host of features that bring your business website or personal website to the next level and ensure that you don’t have to do more than click a few buttons. With IONOS’s website builders, domain registration and hosting are taken care of for you. All the templates have responsive designs, so that your professional website will look equally great on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Privacy policy and cookie banners are generated automatically, and pages are fully SEO ready. And best of all — you can make your website without having to look at a single line of code.

Are you looking to make a website for your business?

The IONOS website builder offers all of the features you need for a polished web presence. Build your own website out-of-the-box with IONOS MyWebsite Now, an easy to use visual editor with customizable pre-set styles, including your own domain, email addresses, and website security. A business website should always have its own domain and professional email addresses. A web address ending in “.wordpress.com” is a dead giveaway that you’re not on a professional website. As part of the package that comes with IONOS’s website builder, free domain registration for a year is included. If you want more freedom, the IONOS MyWebsite Creator comes with a large variety of free templates to choose from, with different specialized website designs for different fields. If you want to run an online store, the eCommerce Website Builder comes with useful features like a shipping wizard, customizable payment options, and invoicing solutions.

Free, individual support included

If you’re worried about going it alone, look no further than our free personal consultant. While you might be tempted to turn to local professionals to help you with starting a website in Canada, IONOS’s personal consultant is just a click or call away. Whether you want help with your website design, Google ranking, or something completely specific to your site, your consultant will be there with easy-to-understand answers. No need to limit yourself to Canada website builders or spend extra money on local design professionals. Building a website has never been more accessible.

Get started free

Try it out for yourself with a one-month free website builder trial including all package features. That way you can create a website for free and see all the advantages for yourself. Build a free website and thoroughly explore all that the IONOS website builder has to offer. Then you can decide for yourself which package is the right one for your do-it-yourself website project.

Features that will make your site stand out

Create a professional online presence in no time.


Pre-designed sections with content suggestions help you build your site quickly and easily.


Your website will look great on every device thanks to its responsive design.

Online Store

Choose MyWebsite eCommerce for an integrated online store with lots of payment and shipping options.

No coding

You won't need to do any programming, although experienced users can access advanced controls.

Built for SEO

Built-in tools help you climb the search engine rankings so more customers can find your site.

Free domain

MyWebsite comes with a free domain and an SSL certificate so your visitors know your site is secure.

Dedicated support

Your personal consultant will be on hand to answer any questions and offer guidance as you go.

No advertising

Unlike other free website builders, we will never advertise on your site.

Email address

Setting up a professional email address with your domain is easy — try me@mycompany.com

Choose your path to a beautiful website

Two ways to build a professional-looking page that you can be proud of.
Quick and easy

MyWebsite Now

New website builder designed for easy editing and fast results. Suitable for all skill levels.

Instantly adjust sections, shapes, fonts and colors for an easy out-of-the-box website.

Full design control

MyWebsite Creator

Advanced features and granular controls give you full flexibility. Perfect for the more experienced.

Fine-tune your website’s design, edit code and personalize the user experience.

Made for entrepreneurs. Optimized for the sale.

Sell your products online

MyWebsite eCommerce comes with an integrated online store that's easy to set up and administer. It includes great features and works with Amazon, Google Shopping and Ebay.
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MyWebsite package overview

Responsive design
All the webspace you need
Personal consultant
Tips via email


Build out-of-the-box websites. Ideal for those with limited time and experience.

1st month Free then $5/month

New visual editor designed for easy editing. Anyone can get great results, fast. Create your own stunning website in minutes. Includes everything need to build a site for your business, portfolio, organization or passion.

Quickly build your website with easy-to-use sections. Add pre-set styles to sections for instant customization.

Create a professional-looking site, whatever your skill level.

Change the design of your site in a few clicks with ready-made color palettes, shapes and fonts.

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . biz, . online.

Free SSL certificate MyWebsite Now includes an SSL certificate that encrypts your website traffic. It signals to visitors that your site is secure.

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


Our most powerful editor. Ideal for experienced users and web designers.

1st month Free then $10/month

Built for creative flexibility and advanced customization. Gives professionals full design freedom. Use pro-level features to fine-tune the design, edit code and customize your website's settings. Personalize the user experience based on location, time and special events.

Build your website with more control. Use powerful design features to adjust padding, spacing, layout and more.

Add social media and business widgets, and multiple languages.

Fully customize colors, fonts, shapes and other design elements with granular controls.

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . biz, . online.

Free SSL certificate MyWebsite Creator includes an SSL certificate that encrypts your website traffic. It signals to visitors that your site is secure.

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

Online Store

Everything you need to sell and grow online. Ideal for both experienced and new users.

1st month Free then $25/month

A website builder and an online store. Get your products online and to your customers fast. Display your products, add PayPal, credit card and other payment options. Customize shipping to meet demand with a variety of options: same-day, in-store pickup and more. Improve your visitors' shopping experience with a Facebook Store, discounts, coupons, and abandoned cart recovery.

Use expertly designed templates with drag and drop sections, video and image widgets, automatic labels for sale items and more.

Promote your products with marketing tools.

Select and edit the product details you display and add categories to sell all kinds of items.

Free domain for 1 year First year domain offer only valid on initial purchase of a 12-month contract. Included free domain extensions: .ca, . com, . net, . org, . info, . me, . biz, . online.

Free SSL certificate MyWebsite Online Store includes an SSL certificate that encrypts your website traffic. It signals to visitors that your site is secure.

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

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We've got your back – every step of the way

Your very own Personal Consultant

Got a question? Your personal consultant is always available to offer expert advice and make sure you get the most out of your site. Just ask...

  • ...How can I start a blog using MyWebsite?

  • ...How can I rank better on Google?

  • ...Which color palette should I use for my industry?

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Website Builder - Make your own personal website easily

FAQ – Frequently asked questions about the topic:

If you are creating your internet presence the classic way – with a HTML editor and CSS – or relying on tools such as a Content Management System (CMS) or a website builder, the skills required will depend heavily on your previous knowledge and experience in website design.

Working with computer languages

HTML is a markup language used to create pages on the World Wide Web with information and various features. During the early days of the internet, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) was a very important part of designing a website, and there was no other option but to write the HTML source code yourself in order to create your own website.

Even today HTML is a fundamental element of the World Wide Web: it still has a large role to play in the core structure of a website and the written content of a site, and ultimately represents a large part of the final page that appears in the web browser. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the standard language for creating a website. CSS was first introduced in the middle of the 90's and is responsible for the presentation and design of the individual pages, including features such as layout, color, font and font size. Aside from HTML and CSS, another fundamental language of traditional web design is JavaScript. However, its application is mostly reserved for web designers as most computer languages are considered difficult to learn.

Content management systems and website builders

There are of course other options for website design that do not involve directly working with the source code of a site: for this purpose a Content Management System (CMS) or a website builder (also known as a website toolbox) can be used. Such software simplifies the structure and creation of a website with an easy-to-use interface that makes them suitable for web design beginners and allows the creation of a website to be done quickly and intuitively. However, such tools can at times be limited in terms of design options.

Aside from web design programs for beginners, there are various CMS that also meet professional requirements – most of these are CMS rather than website builders. Many of the well-known CMS offer a lot of freedom when designing a website, but for this you also require a certain degree of familiarization with the software. When working with a CMS the content is separated from the design, making it easier to manage. In practice, a pre-made template (a design template), which can be modified at a later point, is usually used for the design. With many CMS you can also take over the design completely, for which an external web editor is usually used.

Most of the creative possibilities are self-evident if you write the source code yourself and design your website through the use of programming languages. Nonetheless, many CMS offer an excellent variety in terms of web design. On the one hand, the CMS developers regularly update the applications and design features in keeping with modern web design. On the other hand, especially in terms of CMS, the community contributes greatly to the improvement of the tool by developing extensions, tools and templates (free or paid). It is recommend that total beginners to take advantage of the uncomplicated web builders as they are easy to use and, despite their limited functionality, are quite sufficient for the creation of many website types.

Beginners can also create an attractive website with IONOS – for this, no knowledge of HTML, CSS, or any programming language is required. Our developers have ensured that each phase of creating a website is made as easy as possible. With each one of our packages, we provide you with server capacity and your desired domain. We offer hundreds of industry-related designs and images, all you need to do is select and create your website according to your preference. The appearance of the backend, the place where all alterations take place, largely corresponds to that of the frontend.

This allows you to keep an eye on how the end result looks when you design your web pages. All it takes is the click of a mouse to activate certain elements, and then move them into the desired position. Using a versatile editor allows you to easily write a text for your site – use it to adjust the font size and make other formatting adjustments such as underlining text. In addition to this, photos, videos and links can be easily integrated. Create your own website with one of our MyWebsite packages – all of which do not require knowledge of computer languages like HTML or CSS. All you need to build a website with us is an idea, some time, and some willingness to have fun! Successful results can be seen in just a short period of time.

Yes! People assume that it costs a lot of money to build a website, but that's simply not true. Our website builder was particularly created to help small business creating their own website fast and without previous knowledge. IONOS makes it easy and affordable. Here's how the process works:

Step 1: Pick plan and domain

If you already own a domain, transfer it. If you don't have one yet, we'll help you find one. IONOS hosting plans, which include a website builder, offer extremely competitive pricing for budget-conscious business owners.

Step 2: Create your website using our website builder

Using our setup wizard, choose from one of our hundreds of website templates, which include web pages designed for many different industries. All of our templates are mobile-friendly, which means your customers can visit your site using their smartphones and tablets. Can you really get all of this from a website? Yes, you can.

Step 3: Use Web apps for a customized visitor experience

Using our Web apps, you can integrate social media, images you've stored in the cloud, and even online payments into your website. Let customers book appointments, track orders, watch YouTube videos, read content, and much, much more.

Bottom line: You don't have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful, feature-rich, and surprisingly affordable website. It's not about how much you spend on a website - it's about how well it works for you and your customers.

Yes! You can handle the transfer a couple of different ways. Transfer the site yourself, backed by IONOS's tech support team, or let our professional web team take it to the next level.


If you've already built a website for your online business, we make it as easy as 1-2-3 to transfer your site to IONOS. You are able to test our website builder for yourself for 30 days with a money-back-guarantee.

1. Pick your plan.

Browse through our plans and choose the one that fits your business. The website builder plans differs in the number of pages which you can create, the number of selectable designs and a few other features. Pick the contract term and payment schedule that works best for your business.

2. Move your website to IONOS.

We make it easy to move your content to our servers and to fit it into one of our free website builder templates. If you need support during the move, we're available 24/7.

3. Transfer your domain.

Transfer your existing domain to us, and terminate your old contract. Your website is reborn, hosted by IONOS.

If you'd prefer a custom design to one of our templates, let a IONOS professional website creator transform your existing website into a knockout showcase for your business. After creating your unique website design, the IONOS team will:

Optimize your website so that search engines can find it

Your website always gets the attention it deserves when you choose a custom web design.

No. With our website builder, you don't need any previous experience with HTML or HTML5 code, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery or any other programming language in order to build your website. In fact, our developers have created the website builder in an effort to guide you through the process of the creation of your website in a simple step-by-step approach. Web designs and images are available for more than 200 industries – allowing you to make your own website suitable for your specific requirements.

To simplify the administration of our website builder technology, the backend view largely corresponds to the frontend view – meaning there are no complicated menus or navigations and you can always see what your changes will look like. A versatile text editor is included that allows you to easily edit font size and deal with other formatting tasks whilst images, video and links can also be integrated easily. Professional website building has never been so simple. By the way, when you make your own website using our website builder, the resulting site will be consistent with W3C standards.

When you build your website with our website builder, you can expect unparalleled safety and security. Your website will be safe for visitors and your data and software will be secured against hackers and other types of data loss. What's more, when you use our website builder, you will also be safe from viruses, malware and other threats.

Our high-performance data centers are subject to German data-protection standards which are among the strictest in the world. In addition to this, your website data is secured using geo-redundant servers, to ensure maximum protection. When transmitting data through our fiber optic connections, we ensure multiple security measures through encryption and the data is passed through an external firewall.

Of course, when you are building a website you will automatically think of the legal requirements found on professional websites. IONOS can provide the necessary legal texts that deal with this issue. Finally, should you have any further questions or issues regarding security or legal operation, our experts are on hand 24/7 through telephone or email.

In recent years, creating a blog or a website has become more accessible with various software, platforms and organizations. Traditionally, websites are used for more static content such as business and contact information as well as more detailed features like online stores, reservation portals or contact forms. Blogs on the other hand are used for more topical or changing content such as news and updates and perhaps photo or video content.

Users opt for both a website and a blog because they provide both individuals and businesses with a complete digital presence. While a website acts as a reliable and informative reference point, a blog provides content directly to your customers and allows you to regularly update them on business developments. A blog not only keeps customers and consumers in the loop, but it also increases your website traffic and therefore your services or products.

Blogs also provide a social and interactive aspect; they allow you to comment and follow other blogs and create a supportive and connected digital community. For social media also, blogs provide more shareable content and engage users, encourage social interaction, and therefore add value to your website. Aside from maintaining and fostering healthy relationships with your customers, a business blog will improve a company's Google ranking and provide visible benefits all around.

Yes! IONOS offers valuable tools for lead nurturing and generating repeat business. Here's how we help our customers build relationships with their customers:

Step 1: Build website

Create a website with the our website builder and host it with IONOS. Use IONOS Site Analytics tools to learn more about your customers. Do customers find your site using Google, or do you get a lot of referrals from Facebook? Which of your web pages are most popular? Where do your customers live? With IONOS, you'll learn the answers to these questions and more.

Step 2: Find and nurture leads

Create content for your customers, including blog posts, downloadable e-books, and more.

Step 3: Make the initial sale

Our Web Apps let customers book their first appointments or make their first online purchases from your business.

Step 4: Maintain the relationship

Keep customers coming back by sending them coupons and notifications about new products or services. Connect with them on social media. Offer a section on your website featuring the latest industry news and trends. With IONOS, you're always providing value and staying connected with your customers.

Yes! IONOS isn't just in the business of offering free websites and affordable hosting. We offer several different options for attracting new customers to your site.

Get traffic from Google with search engine optimization (SEO)

Along with our website builder, IONOS offers a set of tools. They're easy enough for beginners to use but powerful enough for SEO experts. In addition to optimizing your site when you first build it, you'll get notifications about your search engine ranking. Our SEO tools provide ongoing analysis of your site's text and structure to improve your Google rankings.

Attract visitors from social networks

Whether you're active on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, or other social networks, our web apps connect your social media accounts to your business website. If you own a restaurant, register your business with Foursquare so that guests can check in and find each other.

Take advantage of local search

IONOS can register local companies with Google My Business so that you're easy to find on Google Maps, Search, and Google+. You'll be able to display the same address, phone number, hours of operation, and more across all of Google's services.

A free website builder is software that allows you to create a free website quickly online. These programs work in your browser, so you don't have to download additional software to your computer – you just have to log in and design your site. The best free website software out there are designed for you to create a simple website as quickly and easily as possible. Typical features include:

  • A WYSIWYG editor ("What You See Is What You Get"), which lets you work with a real image representation of your site.
  • Drag-and-drop tools and other step-by-step solutions, with ready-made text boxes and images to help simplify the creation process.
  • No installation needed – the storage space is provided via an external database.
  • Simple, intuitive operation.
  • Free website creation and use.


Free website builders enable you to create simple websites even without any previous knowledge. The downside is that these free website builders rarely offer hosting services as standard and it is quite expensive to add hosting to the package or to enlist the help of an external web hosting provider. The few free website builders that do offer hosting often do so at the expense of some features or with extra restrictions. Other free website builders offer hosting in exchange for placing ads on your site, which barely generate any revenue.


Templates are especially helpful for beginners who want a professional looking website, but don’t much about programming or designing a website. This may sound great at first, but there are several drawbacks when it comes to free website builders. Since the template is fixed, there’s little flexibility if you want to change anything. There may also be other websites using the exact same template, making it difficult to stand out from the crowd.


Many companies prefer their employees to have uniform email addresses, usually containing the company name for extra professionalism. However, free domain-specific email addresses aren’t possible with free website builders and some don’t even offer them for a fee. You may need to use a plugin, add an email function, or use an external service.

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