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1and1 VPS Hosting have steadily built up a reputation for being able to provide some of the latest technological innovations and combining those with incredible value for money, making it the number one choice for small businesses, free lancers, and home users. They are now one of the biggest website hosting companies around, boasting in excess of over 7 million customers.
All of the 1and1 VPS website hosting customers enjoy the benefit of accessing brand new AMD processors, from the most secure data centers in North America, combined with top tier connectivity.
1and1 VPS web hosting are also environmentally conscious, with the use of renewable energy certificates which in itself will help 1&1 save almost 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions each and every year. Another practice that 1&1 have been carrying out for some time now is paperless billing, with the many thousands of new customers that join up each year this can save an enormous amount of trees.
- 24/7 technical support
- 1 free domain
- SSH shell access
- High performance data center
- High performance hardware
- GeoTrust certified SSL certificates
- Configurable firewalls
1and1 VPS web hosting prides itself on giving its customers the best available features for the very best value for money, some of these features include:
- Guaranteed RAM of 512 MB
- Dynamic RAM of 2,048 MB
- 20GB disk storage
- Server monitoring from either a mobile phone application or web browser
- 100Mbit traffic without forced throttling (unlimited)
- Parallels Plesk Panel 10.4 or Small Business Panel (unlimited) free of charge
- Full root access
- FTP access
- Unlimited subdomains
- 1&1 Control panel
- 250 email boxes with up to 2GB space on each one
- 24/7 hotline plus free email support
Further to this impressive list of standard features, 1and1 VPS Hosting also provides its customers with a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
1and1 VPS Hosting are clearly one of the big players in the world of virtual hosting, with packages to suit all requirements and budgets it perhaps comes as no surprise to their customer base.
The feedback that their customers continue to provide them is testimony to the exceptionally high levels of customer support that is provided.
If your business requires something that is more than a shared hosting facility, without the kind of expenditure that dedicated hosting brings, then a package from 1and1 VPS Hosting will be perfect for you.
1and1 VPS Hosting provides its customers with a 99.99% service uptime guarantee.
Basics - What you need to know
Security is of paramount importance, which is perhaps just why 1and1 VPS Hosting’s datacenter is built within steel reinforced walls, making sure that there are no unwelcome visitors. There is a massive collection of over 150 surveillance cameras to ensure that security agents miss absolutely nothing that goes on in the 55,000 square feet room. To ensure that systems run at the optimal temperatures, eight 5,600 Kilo watt cooling systems have been installed, featuring open air coolers as well as cooling water sets.
The packages offered by 1and1 VPS Hosting are well suited to match the requirements of their customer base; with the majority of their customers needing more than just a shared hosting facility, without perhaps wanting to commit to spending the kind of monies that a fully dedicated server would require. A VPS arrangement is a perfect solution for many webmasters, allowing them full access to upload their applications, whilst at the same time providing them with generous amounts of storage space.
The package levels are as follows:
- Virtual server L: Up to 2048 MB DDR RAM, 20GB Storage (RAID 5) plus up to 1,000GB of traffic per month.
- Virtual server XL: Up to 4096 MB DDR RAM, 40GB Storage (RAID 5) plus up to 2,000GB of traffic per month.
- Virtual server XXL: Up to 8192 MB DDR RAM, 80 GB (RAID 5) plus up to 2,500GB of traffic per month.
When it comes to hosting plans available, 1and1 VPS Hosting really do offer some exceptionally priced products; in addition to this, all of their plans are fully inclusive, without any hidden charges. On top of this all, their plans are backed up by a very comprehensive 90-day money back guarantee, for total peace of mind.
Oliver Mauss, 1&1 Internet CEO is quoted as saying, “We are proud to be the best, we are a financially stable and profitable web host that continues to grow.”
1&1 Internet’s products are best suited for:
- Data storage providers
- Application service providers
- Virtual private server, for those who need more space than a shared hosting service
1and1 VPS website hosting has plenty of satisfied customers, with large numbers of them taking the time and trouble to leave details of their experiences on the company’s website. Many of the comments are based upon the following factors:
- Speed of service
- Value for money
- Technology used
- Customer service levels
- Technical support