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Hosting Ratings
 
Price Value
8/10
Performance
8/10
Reliability
8.5/10
Control Panel
7.5/10
Customer Support
8/10
User Feedback
8/10
84%
Overall Score

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1&1 Hosting first came to North America back in 2003 and by 2004 they were one of the top 5 hosting companies across the continent. Powered by high performance servers across North America and Europe, 1&1 Hosting offers a wide variety of Internet products such as email solutions, web hosting, domain names, and website security. 1&1 Hosting offers some of the most affordable web hosting packages available and can power businesses of all sizes with web, cloud, Linux, or Windows hosting.

1&1 Hosting is a veteran web hosting company and has been around since 1988 when it was founded by Ralph Dommermuth. Now 1&1 Hosting stretches across 10 different countries and employs over 7,000 people.

Price Value

Affordable packages full of features is what you can expect from the 1&1 Hosting web hosting packages. No matter which of the three web hosting packages you choose, you will be getting more than your money’s worth. Starting at less than a dollar you can enjoy a web hosting package that includes security options, marketing tools, a free domain name, unlimited webspace and websites, website tools, and more. The costs of the three web hosting packages from 1&1 Hosting breaks down as follows:

  • Unlimited: $0.99 a month (for the first 12 months)
  • Unlimited Plus: $4.99 a month (for the first 12 months)
  • Unlimited Pro: $8.99 a month (for the first 12 months)

All of the web hosting packages have the ability to install over 120 different web applications, including user favourites like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Typo3, and more. 1&1 Hosting does not limit the amount of traffic that comes and goes from your site, as all web hosting packages come with unlimited traffic. To ensure that your website is not lost within the millions of others, 1&1 Hosting provides several marketing tools to help your website stand out. 1&1 Hosting customers have access to $50-75 in Bing Ad Credits, Google Sitemaps, 1&1 Mailing Lists, 1&1 SEO Spotlight, and 1&1 SiteAnalytics.

Reliability

In 2008 1&1 Hosting made sure that their customers across North America had reliable hosting by opening a 55,000 square foot data center located Lenexa, Kansas. This high powered data center is only one that 1&1 Hosting uses around the globe.

Web hosting packages from 1&1 Hosting come prepared to keep users websites up and running and secure. For protection all web hosting packages come equipped with password-protected directories, geo redundancy and redundant network connectivity. If you have purchased the Plus or Pro web hosting packages you can enjoy all of the bonus security benefits of SiteLock Basic with no extra charge. All web packages come with the added bonus of daily backups, so if something does go wrong on your website you have the ability to go back to a previous version.

Control Panel

All web hosting packages from 1&1 Hosting have the added benefit of the 1&1 Control Panel. This control panel has the ability to handle all of your package upgrades, downloads, and account information. The 1&1 Control Panel has the ability to manage around 260,000 files and as well as many other features on your website.

Customer Support

If customers happen to run into any issues with their web hosting packages they have no need to fret, as knowledgeable customer support is available 24/7 via Email and Telephone. Along with support reps 1&1 Hosting has an extensive help center filled with articles that can help users with almost any problem and if you purchase the Unlimited Pro plan 1&1 Hosting offers you 1&1 expert app support.