1and1 Review

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Overview
Good

Security features, wide variety of apps, automatic restoration points for data recovery, easy to use website creation tools, free domain transfer.

Bad

Domain transfer process not very convenient, basic plan includes only one free domain.

Overall

1&1 offers all the necessary features to host websites of all sizes and also ensures that their responsiveness and security in maintained. Go ahead and take a subscription if you want to host a smooth website.

Detailed Review
1&1 is a web hosting company is part of German company United Internet. They started office in Slouth (Berkshire, England) in 2000. Apart from UK, the country offers hosting services in many other regions including USA, Canada and Europe. They have datacenters in Europe (including UK) and USA and considered among some of the reliable web hosting providers. The company now offers a wide verity of features via its different web hosting plans for varying customer needs. There are three plans for Windows based operating system and four for Linux. The detailed review below covers all the key aspects of the website.

Webspace and RAM

For a starter plan you will get 10GB of webspace but if your requirement is more you can opt for the higher end versions which offer unlimited workspace. You will be allotted a RAM of 0.3 GB for a starter pack which can be increased up to 2 GB via a higher end plan.

Allowed Domains

You will be given a free domain name that you will be able to keep as long as you continue your subscription with 1&1. One site’s hosting is included in the starter plan without any additional cost. In addition to this your website will be transferred to 1&1 for free.

If your website is highly trafficked you should use 1&1's high performance packages like Virtual, Dynamic Cloud and Dedicated. These software though will cost additional money will ensure that your website runs smoothly and without any glitches.

Setting Up a Website

With 1&1 subscription you will be given access to 1&1 WebsiteBuilder tool. You can start setting up a website by entering your domain name, key in a title, tagline, footer information etc. You need to specify your website category and enter the key words. You can also create a Flash based intro for your website.

The setting up process doesn't take much effort. Just simple mouse clicks, dragging and dropping will take care of most of the work. If you want additional features lie inserting HTML, YouTube video embeds and more you can purchase a copy of WebsiteBuilder Plus.

Security

1&1 can be rated as reliable when it comes to security and safety of your data. The 1&1 shared hosting apps always run in parallel at two different data centers. A300 Gbit/sec external connectivity makes sure that your website can be accessed very quickly.

Backup and Data Recovery

1&1 comes with a data recovery feature. You always have up to six days of restore points which you can use to recover your data is it gets deleted by mistake. You can also restore individual files by selecting them. You can use this feature anytime via the control panel.

CDN Service

The 1&1 Content Delivery Network (CDN) offers a good performance and added security for the hosted websites. The PoPs are distributed over 23 different locations on the entire globe. This network stores the static data on local networks in order to process the content requests fast. An intelligent protection mechanism guards your website against spams, DDoS attacks, injection of SQL and unwanted crawling by bots that slow the response time of your website.

Application Software

With 1&1hosting you can install third party open source software with a single mouse clicks. The website offers a huge number and variety of scripts like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, TYPO 3, Magneto, MediaWiki, Mantis, Moodle and many more. You can decide to keep all the administrative rights of the apps or allow 1&1 to manage them.

Customer Support

1&1 has a dedicated customer team which can be reached via phone or email. The customer service associates are well trained to solve your problems. If your query is not resolved on the phone the customer assistance team will get in touch with the necessary solution via email at the earliest.

Pricing
Plan Name Pricing Terms Details
Basic $0.99 monthly
  • 100GB Disk Space
  • One Domain Hosting
  • Upto 2.5GB Ram
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Free Domain Name
Unlimited Plus $4.99 monthly
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Domain Hosting
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Upto 6GB Ram
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Free Domain Name
Unlimited Pro $8.99 Monthly
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Domain Hosting
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Upto 9GB Ram
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Free Domain Name
  • CDN with Railgun
Pricing
Merchant Price
Official Website $0.99
Specifications

Shared Hosting Features

  • Uptime Guarantee

    None

  • Website Builder

  • Script Installer

  • Data Migration

  • Disk Space

    Varies

  • Databases

    Varies

  • Bandwidth

    Unlimited

  • Domains

    Varies

  • Sub Domains

  • Email Accounts

  • FTP Accounts

  • Ad Credits

    £0-55

  • DC Options

    None

  • Auto Backup

  • Support Options

    2

  • Dedicated IP

  • SSL

  • Control Panel

    Custom

  • Free Domain(s)

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