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Hosting Ratings
 
Price Value
8/10
Performance
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Control Panel
8.5/10
Customer Support
8/10
User Feedback
8.5/10
88%
Overall Score

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Back in 2006 1&1 Hosting acquired Fasthosts Internet Ltd and became the top hosting provider in the UK. Founded by Ralph Dommermuth in Montabaur Germany, 1&1 Hosting offers affordable products for businesses of all sizes including web hosting, WordPress hosting, Linux hosting, cloud hosting, and web servers. 1&1 Hosting’s Internet products range from web hosting to web marketing and includes everything in between and more.

1&1 Hosting currently offers its services across the globe in ten different countries including the United States, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, France, Poland, Austria, Italy, Spain and Mexico and employs over 7,000 people.

Price Value

For the starting price they offer, 1&1 Hosting offers a surprising amount of features. Every plan that you can purchase from 1&1 Hosting comes with a free domain, unlimited webspace and unlimited websites. Currently 1&1 Hosting offers three different web hosting plans that all start at a cheaper cost for new customers:

  • Unlimited: £0.99 a month (for the first 12 months)
  • Unlimited Plus: £3.99 a month (for the first 12 months)
  • Unlimited Pro: £6.99 a month (for the first 12 months)

Depending on what package that you settle on your RAM can go from 600MB up to 2GB guaranteed. There are over 120 web applications at your disposal when you buy from 1&1 Hosting including some user favourites like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Typo3, and more. The 1&1 control panel is easy to use and helps you maintain and organize your website and files.

1&1 Hosting offers many tools with their web hosting packages to make your online life easier. Included in every web package are PHP 5.5 and 5.6, PHP 7.0, Zend Framework, Perl, Python, Ruby, CGI Output Monitor, and more. Also, 1&1 Hosting provides many marketing tools to make sure that your website is noticed by potential customers.

Reliability

1&1 Hosting aims to make sure that their customers’ websites are up and running, as well as secure. To keep your website safe all web hosting packages come equipped with password protected directories, an up-to-date firewall, redundant network connectivity and if you have the Plus or Pro package you can enjoy all of the security benefits of SiteLock Basic. Along with all of this security comes daily backups that can restore your website to a previous version if something on your website goes awry. All of 1&1 Hosting’s services are powered by high performance data centers that are located across Europe and North America.

Control Panel

The 1&1 Control Panel is a great tool to keep your website and files organized. All 1&1 web hosting packages come with this control panel and it offers the ability set up domains, order additional domains, move existing domains, perform package upgrades, downloads and more. This account management tool can control around 260,000 files and will make your web maintenance easy.

Customer Support

Customer service is available 24/7 with 1&1 Hosting and service reps can be reached by both Email and telephone. More help is available through 1&1 Hosting’s help center, which is full of knowledgeable articles to help users with any problems that they may have.