|Features||5.0 / 5.0|
|Ease of Use||4.7 / 5.0|
|Pricing||4.8 / 5.0|
|Reliability & Support||4.9 / 5.0|
1&1 created their own custom control panel that's intuitive and easy to navigate. We tested out the 1&1 Cloud Server and were impressed by the level of detail that went into the custom configurations. Cloud users can select independent settings for CPU, RAM, and disk, and they can adjust said settings at any time, quickly and easily. From their Cloud Panel, site owners can oversee server statuses, and manage security features. For example, they can easily control load balancers, firewall policies, and backup settings.
1&1's plans for shared hosting, website building, dedicated servers, and VPS options come in a variety of price ranges with assorted feature sets to choose from in order to meet your web hosting needs. Their packages catering to hosting newcomers, including those looking for a website builder, shared hosting, or WordPress-specific hosting, all feature discounted rates for the first year of service.
Their more advanced options, including dedicated, virtual, cloud-based, and performance-optimized servers, can be had at discounted rates for the first three or six months, depending on the contract. 1&1 Cloud Server users enjoy exclusively-SSD storage at no additional cost; customers interested in one of 1&1's other server solutions can benefit from their promotional deal: add SSD hard drives to your package, for free.
1&1 boasts supremely reliable uptime rates, with high-availability results from test portals. Their security offerings include SiteLock vulnerability scanning, DDoS protection, and 1&1's very own Content Delivery Network. In addition to top-notch security features, with premium upgrades available, 1&1 offers a Webspace Recovery feature with 6-days-worth of backups, restore points, and individual file restore options to have onhand, should disaster strike.
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1&1 is the winner
3 out of 4 times.
As a leading hosting provider, 1&1 never shies away from putting in the time and resources they deem necessary in order to improve upon their already outstanding web services. If you're seeking a reliable and well-known hosting provider to help you build, design, and host a website, they offer expert-supported options for shared web hosting and website building.
If you're in need of a more advanced server solution, their dedicated and virtual server options offer fully-managed and self-managed plans, with optional performance enhancements, such as SSDs. Last, but most certainly not least, their new, dynamic 1&1 Cloud Server offers the ultimate flexibility at a price you can afford. "We want to deliver all the capabilities you would expect," Javier said, "then make it very easy to use and very affordable."
Overall Rating4.9 / 5.0