First Steps

  1. 1.
    Open the DCD in your web browser by going to
  2. 2.
    Select your preferred language (DE | EN) in the top right corner of the Log in window.
  3. 3.
    Enter the Email and Password created during registration.
  4. 4.
    Click the Log in button.
Verification code: By default, no code is required. You may activate this option at a later time. You will need the Google Authenticator app to generate the code.
Login Screen for DCD Portal

Once you have logged in, you will see the Dashboard. The Dashboard shows a concise overview of your data centers, resource allocation, and options for help and support. You may click on the IONOS logo, in the Menu bar, at any time, to return to the Dashboard.
Inside the Dashboard, you can see the My Data Centers list and the Resource Allocation view. The Resource Allocation view shows the current usage of resources across your infrastructure.
Usually, clicking on a data center in the My Data Centers list opens the data center. However, if this is your first time using DCD, you will need to create your first Virtual Data Center (VDC). Learn how to set VDC defaults in the Setup a Data Center.
Dashboard for DCD Portal
The Menu bar, at the top of every DCD screen, has buttons that allow you to access the DCD features, notifications, and help. These buttons also allow you to manage your account.
Menu bar for DCD Portal
Menu option
1. IONOS logo
Return link to the Dashboard.
2. DATA CENTER designer
List existing VDC's and/or create new ones.
3. OBJECT STORAGE object manager
List storage buckets and/or create new ones.
4. BACKUP console
Manage your backups and backup units.
5. MANAGER resources
User, Group and Resource settings and management.
6. Notification icon
Shows active notifications.
7. Help icon
Customer Support and FTP Image Upload info.
8. Account Management
Account settings, resource usage and billing methods.
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