1&1 Review 2018

1&1 is a popular US-based web host offering hosting solutions with multiple products.


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1&1 review 2018: 1&1 is one of the largest and popular Web hosting providers offering a wide range of Web hosting products, including email solutions and high-end servers in 10 different countries including Germany, Spain, Europe, UK and the United States. It caters to individuals, small as well as medium-size businesses.

Learn about 1&1 features, hosting solutions, pricing, reliability & support along with answers to most frequent questions about the web host.

What is 1and1?

1&1 is primarily a web host company offering web hosting solutions to small & medium size business. It sells products and services ranging from domain registration to Web hosting, site creation, technical support and cutting edge technology making it a one-stop shop for users looking for setting up an online business.

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What are hosting packages?

1&1 offers hosting packages for beginners, VPS hosting, Cloud hosting, Dedicated servers hosting as well as WordPress hosting. Below is an overview for each of these type:

1. Cheap Web Hosting for Beginners:

1&1 offers great value for the money for starters through its beginner’s packages with the Basic package starting as low as as $0.99/month. The Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Pro packages are advanced with more features but are still in affordable range not more than $8.99/month. All these packages include free domain name registration or existing site transfer, unlimited webspace, websites, email accounts and databases.

Basic Plan

Perfect for dynamic web projects

  • Up to 2.5 GB RAM
  • 100 GB Storage

Unlimited Plus

Ideal for one or several big projects

  • Up to 6 GB RAM
  • Unlimited Storage

Unlimited Pro

Ideal for resource intensive web projects or online shops

  • Up to 9 GB RAM
  • Unlimited Storage

Included Features in Cheap Hosting Packages

2. Cloud Hosting at 1&1:

The cloud hosting packages come either with Root Access or Managed with your choice of stack starting from $9.99 USD to as high as $1000+ USD for different configurations. The pre-configured packages are usually cheaper and with additional promos, you can avail some good deal. The managed packages have only additional $5 USD added to each package.

Cloud with Root Access

Full control over server

  • RAM Upto 126 GB
  • SSD Storage Upto 500 GB
  • CPUs Upto 16 vCores

Managed Cloud Server

Fully maintained by 1&1 Team

  • RAM Upto 126 GB
  • SSD Storage Upto 500 GB
  • CPUs Upto 16 vCores

Included Features in Cloud Hosting Packages

3. VPS Hosting at 1&1:

VPS Hosting has gotten better in recent years with SSD drives and VMware virtualization that 1&1 also utilizes for its customers. With these features, resources are dedicated for your VPS which means the server is 100% yours. At the time of this review, 1&1 is offering four Virtual Server plans with details given below:

VS Cloud M

  • 1 vCore CPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 50 GB SSD

VS Cloud L

  • 2 vCore CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 80 GB SSD

VS Cloud XL

  • 2 vCore CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 120 GB SSD

VS Cloud XXL

  • 4 vCore CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 160 GB SSD

Included Features in VPS Hosting Packages

4. Dedicated Server Hosting at 1&1:

1&1 is one of the top hosts with best dedicated server hosting prices. Compared to several other web hosts who offers dedicated servers, the prices for entry-level and mid-size level servers are easily on the cheapest side. Cheap prices don’t come with unreliability and poor support at 1&1 though. Our experience with dedicated hosting for a project here has been a pleasant one but we will talk more about features and prices here.

Value server

  • RAM Upto 32 GB
  • SSD Storage Upto 2000 GB
  • CPUs Upto 6 Cores

High performance server

  • RAM Upto 128 GB
  • SSD Storage Upto 8000 GB
  • CPUs Upto 10 Cores

Included Features with Dedicated Servers

5. WordPress Hosting:

WordPress hosting plans are very good at 1&1 in terms of reliability, speed, features and ofcourse the price. You can install the latest WordPress version containing a wide selection of the most important plugins, themes, and extensions for your project with just few clicks. Security and core version updates are performed automatically by 1&1. Prices are cheap for WordPress hosting and worth try for starters. We recommend to use one of these plans instead of going for free-hosting if you are launching your website based on WordPress.

WP Basic

  • 1 WordPress project
  • 50 GB SSD storage
  • 1 Domain free

WP Plus

  • 5 WordPress projects
  • 250 GB SSD storage
  • 1 Domain free

WP Unlimited

  • Unlimited WP projects
  • Unlimited SSD storage
  • 1 Domain free

Included Features with WordPress Hosting

What are other services offered by 1&1

  • Website Builder
  • Online Store Builder
  • Business Email
  • Internet Marketing
  • SEO & SEM Service

Frequently asked questions

What kind of basic web hosting packages does 1&1 provide?

1&1 offers a variety of basic web hosting packages to ensure you get the very best value for money whilst enjoying all of the features you require to build a successful website. The entry-level package is perfect for web developers who are looking to start small and require cheap web hosting – providing you with everything you need to build simple and functional HTML based websites. However, with the 1&1 mid-level package, web developers benefit from a large increase in power, performance and storage – giving you the opportunity to build a truly professional web presence with ease. For web developers looking for the very best in web hosting, then the 1&1 premium package offers unparalleled performance and storage. Including additional features that allow the development of dynamic and interactive websites, this 1&1 package gives unlimited webspace and the option of hosting multiple websites at the same time.

Can 1&1 help me develop my website, once I begin hosting?

Once you have decided upon the web hosting package that is most suited to your requirements, 1&1 has a number of ways to ensure you get the most out of your web developing experience. To begin with, regardless of whether you are a programming expert or not, the 1&1 Website Builder will give you the opportunity to create beautiful, functional websites with its simple and intuitive interface. Here, you can select and edit a variety of professional templates that function on both desktop and mobile devices – a great way to get your web hosting off the ground. More advanced users can also take advantage of the NetObjects Fusion® – 1&1 Edition for ultimate control and creativity. Once your website is up and running, 1&1 can help you promote your site through your webhosting package.

Can I expand my web hosting options as my website grows?

All of 1&1’s website hosting packages are extremely flexible and allow your site to grow naturally and when you wish to expand. If you require greater storage and performance options, then it’s simply a matter of upgrading to the hosting package most suited to your requirements.

What kind of web hosting support can 1&1 offer me?

1&1 is proud to offer unparalleled customer service that ensures you can always depend upon comprehensive support for your website hosting. The highly trained technical experts offer 24/7 telephone and email support, giving you constant access to excellent advice and assistance, whatever your webhosting question.

How to Update Account Payment Method?

To update account payment method, log-in to your 1&1 control panel and access your payment details directly.

Alternatively, if you are already logged in, simply click My Payment Details in the left side menu. Select a Payment Method (Either Mastercard or Paypal) and edit the details as necessary.

How to Transfer Domain to 1&1?

You can securely transfer your domain from another provider to 1&1 in a few steps:

1. Prepare Your Domain for the Transfer

In this step, you will need to check whether your domain qualifies for the transfer and prepare the domain transfer from your current provider. You will then receive an authorization code for your domain from your current provider.

2. Start the Domain Transfer

Use the authorization code from step 1 to start the domain transfer to 1&1. You can transfer your domain into an existing contract or create a new contract for your domain. Start your domain transfer to 1&1 as follows.

3. First Steps after the Domain Transfer

You can now manage your domain in the 1&1 Control Panel. You can, for example, connect your domain to a website, create subdomains and protect your domain by means of an SSL certificate.

How to Transfer Files Using FTP?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows you to use a program to connect to the storage space allocated to your 1&1 hosting package, so that you can transfer files between from your computer to your webspace (online storage space). You connect to your webspace using a username and password created in the 1&1 Control Panel and by configuring one of many FTP programs available for download to connect to your webspace.

To begin, first Create a New FTP Account for your package. This will create the username and password you use to connect.
Next, download and configure an FTP program to connect to your webspace.

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