Germany-based 1&1 Internet specializes in providing Internet service to homes and businesses, as well as hosting web sites and providing other cloud-related services. 1&1 began as a marketing company, but after successfully bringing Internet service provider T-Online (formerly BTX) to the top of the market, they began providing their own Internet services. In 1998, they introduced low-cost web hosting under the name Puretec. By 2000, they introduced eCommerce suites known as 1&1 eShops. In 2002 they unveiled the new name 1&1 Web Hosting.
 

Editor's Bottom Line:
1&1 is a worldwide leader in web hosting and web services. With so many server options, you can tailor your package to your price and needs. Their MyWebsite building tools are an inexpensive way to get your site off the ground.
 

Reliability:
1&1's US Data Center is in Lenexa, KS. The data center is protected from fire by a double-interlock pre-action sprinkler system and an FE-25 system. The system is cooled by three chiller plants, with enough capacity to cool all three rooms should once cooler stop working. Should there be a power failure, the system will rely on the interruptible power supply batteries until it can seamlessly switch over to backup diesel generators. The center is secured and monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras, personnel, and safety locks.

 

Site Builder Support:

  • 1&1 MyWebsite Lite Builder - $0.99/mo: Domain, 10 GB Webspace, 5 professional e-mail addresses, up to 500 pages, drag & drop website editor, design templates, color sets, Photo Editor, Mobile Website Optimization, search engine submission, Facebook/Twitter integration.
     
  • 1&1 MyWebsite Basic Builder - $4.99/mo: Adds 200 email addresses, industry-specific texts and images, Google maps.
     
  • 1&1 MyWebsite Plus Buildiner - $9.99/mo: Adds document viewer, event calendar, social media center, email marketing manager, SEO spotlight.

 

Available Services & Products:

  • Basic Shared Hosting & WordPress Hosting: 100 GB Webspace; 1 Website; 1 Free Included Domain (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz); Over 144 1&1 Click & Build Apps; NetObjects Fusion® 2013 - 1&1 Edition; 100 Email Accounts - $0.99/mo.
     
  • Unlimited Shared Hosting & WordPress Hosting : Unlimited Webspace; Unlimited Websites; 1 Free Included Domain(.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz); Over 140 Apps; NetObjects Fusion® 2013 - 1&1 Edition; 1&1 Mobile Website Builder; 1&1 Content Delivery Network; 1&1 Sitelock Basic, Unlimited Email Accounts - $5.99/mo.
     
  • Performance Shared Hosting & WordPress Hosting: Unlimited Webspace; Unlimited Websites; 1 Free Included Domain;(.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz) Over 144 1&1 Click & Build Apps; NetObjects Fusion® 2013 - 1&1 Edition; 1&1 Mobile Website Builder; Content Delivery Network with Railgun™; 1&1 Sitelock Basic; App Expert Support; 2 GB RAM guaranteed; 1&1 SSL Certificate with dedicated IP -  $10.99/mo.
     
  • Virtual Server M: 0.5 GB Guaranteed RAM; 1 GB Dynamic RAM; 25 GB Hard Disk Space; 100 Mbit traffic; 500 GB free traffic; server monitoring. $4.99/mo.
     
  • Virtual Server L: 1 GB Guaranteed RAM; 2 GB Dynamic RAM; 50 GB Hard Disk Space; 100 Mbit traffic; 1,000 GB free traffic, server monitoring. $9.99/mo.
     
  • Virtual Server XL: 2 GB Guaranteed RAM; 4 GB Dynamic RAM; 100 GB Hard Disk Space; 100 Mbit traffic; 2,000 GB free traffic; server monitoring. $19.99/mo.
     
  • Virtual Server XXL: 4 GB Guaranteed RAM; 8 GB Dynamic RAM; 200 GB Hard Disk Space; 100 Mbit traffic, 2,500 GB free traffic, server monitoring. $29.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server L: AMD Dual-Core; 2 Cores x 2.6 GHz; 2 GB DDR2 RAM; 250 GB (2 x 250 SATA) Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system, $39.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Business Server L2: AMD Dual-Core; 2 Cores x 2.6 GHz; 2 GB DDR2 RAM; 250 GB (2 x 250 SATA) Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1; $39.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Business Server L4: AMD Quad-Core; 4 Cores x 2.21 GHz; 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 750 GB (2 x 750 SATA) Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1. $49.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server L A8i: Intel® Atom™ C2750; 8 Cores x 2.4 GHz; 8 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 1,000 GB (2 x 1,000 SATA) Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system, $59.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Business Server L4i: Intel® Quad-Core; 4 Cores x 3.1 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo Boost); 12 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 1,000 GB (2 x 1,000 SATA) Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1. $69.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Business Server XL6: AMD Hexa-Core; 6 Cores x 2.8 GHz; (3.3 GHz Turbo Core); 16 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 1,000 GB (2 x 1,000 SATA) Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1. $89.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Business Server XL8: AMD Octo-Core; 8 Cores x 2.6 GHz (3.5 GHz Turbo Core); 16 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 1,500 GB (2 x 1,500 SATA) Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1. $99.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server L X4i: Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 V3; 4 Cores x 3.5 GHz; 16 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 1,000 GB (2 x 1,000 SATA), optional 240 GB (2 x 240 GB SSD) Intel® S3500 Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system. $99.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server XL o12A: AMD Opteron™ 6338P; 12 Cores x 2.3 GHz; 32 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 2,000 GB (2 x 2,000 SATA), optional 240 GB (2 x 240 GB SSD) Intel® S3500 Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system. $139.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server XL o12A-64: AMD Opteron™ 6338P; 12 Cores x 2.3 GHz; 64 GB DDR3 RAM ECC, optional 240 GB (2 x 240 GB SSD) Intel® S3500 Hard Disk Space; Software RAID 1; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system. $179.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server XL 12i: Intel® Xeon® E5-2640; 6 Cores (12 Cores with HT) x 2.5 GHz; 32 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 2,000 GB (2 x 2,000 SATA) Hard Disk Space;  Software RAID 1; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system.  $199.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server XXL 16: AMD Opteron™ 4274; 2 x 8 Cores x 2.5 GHz (3.5 Turbo Core); 32 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 3,000 GB (3 x 1,500 SATA) Hard Disk Space; Hardware RAID 5; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system. $299.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server XXL 24i: Intel® Xeon® E5-2440; 2 x 6 Cores (2 x 12 Cores with HT) x 2.4 GHz; 48 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 4,000 GB (3 x 2,000 SATA) Hard Disk Space; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system. $399.99/mo.
     
  • Dedicated Server XXL 32: AMD Opteron™ 6272; 2 x 16 Cores x 2.1 GHz; 64 GB DDR3 ECC RAM; 2,400 GB (6 x 600 SAS) Hard Disk Space; 64-bit CentOS 6 minimal system. $599.99/mo.
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George

Have had no cause for...

I have had no cause for any major complaints with 1&1. Their prices are very reasonable, and customer support always helpful. I do experience a slowness in my site's upload from the server from time to time. Otherwise it works fine.
Score
3.7/5
3.7
Control Panel Use
3
Customer Support
4
Reliability & Uptime
2
Features
4
Price Value
4
Recommend:
Yes