How to Set Up Ionos WordPress Web Hosting

How to set up 1and1 Ionos Wordpess Web Hosting

Fast and Affordable Ionos WordPress Web Hosting

When you’re ready to build a professional website, you need premium wordpress web hosting at an affordable price. Ionos provides fast hosting for a flat rate of $4 per month, and you only have to pay one month to get started.

If you’re ready to set up your new website through 1 and 1 Ionos, then follow the steps below, or watch the video for instructions.

Step 1: Follow the link above to go to the 1&1 Ionos web hosting plans selection page.


Step 2: Select the plan that’s right for you.  If this is your first website, blog, or business, I suggest going with the “Essential” plan.  For only $4 a month, you get everything you need to get your WordPress site up and running.  The best part, is that you only have to pay for the first month to get started!  You can have your professional website up and running with your own domain name included for only a $4 investment!  There’s no excuse for not getting started today!

Select Ionos WordPress Web Hosting Package


Step 3: Once you have selected your hosting package, you will be taken to the 1&1 web hosting free domain page.  This is where you will type in your desired domain name (your .com or .net or similar site URL) to see if it is available.  If your chosen domain is not available, you will be taken to a page that lets you know when you press the “Check” button.  Once you pick a domain that is available, click the “Add To Cart” button beside your choice.  Then press the “Continue” button at the bottom right of the page to be taken to your cart.

1and1 web hosting choose free domain name


Step 4: On the cart screen you will see your hosting package and domain, as well as the price for your package ($4 if you picked the essential package) and a $0 for your domain since it is included free with your hosting.  You will have to scroll down from here to find the “Continue” button which you will click through to the next page.  If you want managed WordPress hosting, you have the option to add that on here.

ionos web hosting step 4


Step 5: To continue checkout, you will need to create a 1&1 Ionos account.  If you opt to checkout with PayPal, an account will be created for you using the information you have stored on your PayPal.  Your 1&1 Ionos account will allow you to set up and launch WordPress on your hosting, as well as allowing you to set up email and access your control panel.  Click on “Create New Account” to go to the account creation page. 

Ionos WordPress hosting Create new account


Step 6: Fill out all of the billing and domain registration information requested.  Type in a password to use with your 1&1 Ionos account.  Then click the “Continue to Payment Options’ button.


Step 7: Fill out your credit or debit card information to pay for your hosting package.  Alternatively, you can click the PayPal button to use that as your payment method.  Then click the “Continue to Order Review” button to be taken to the final page of checkout.


Step 8: Once you have completed the payment, go back to and log in.  Click on “Create New Website.”

Ionos Hosting - Create New WordPress Website


Step 9: Select “Get Started” on the WordPress option.

Get Started with Ionos 1and1 WordPress web hosting


Step 10:  Pick out a name and password for your site admin.  Then click “Continue”


Step 11:  Decide whether you want managed WordPress or regular.  Managed WordPress will have an upcharge.


Step 12:  Select your domain from the dropdown list and hit the “Assign Domain” button.

select your domain from the dropdown list


Step 13:  Wait while the installation takes place.

Ionos WordPress hosting - Wait for installation to complete


Step 14:  Once WordPress is successfully installed, go to to enter the backend of your site.  Once there, log in using the admin information you created in step 10.  On the next page, click “Let’s Go” to begin the easy setup.

Log in to your new Ionos WordPress Website


Step 15: Pick one of the free themes to install on your site.  You can change this later if you’re not happy with your selection.  

Pick a free wordpress theme for your website


Step 16: Wait for your theme to be loaded onto your site.


Step 17: Congratulations!  You have set up your WordPress hosting and you are ready to begin building your website!  Click on the “Dashboard” tab to see where you will usually be taken when you log in to the back end of your site.

Your wordpress website dashboard


Now you can easily set your professional website up and get your business up and running. If you need some business ideas, here are the 7 Best Work From Home Jobs 2019.

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