1&1 Internet, founded in 1988, is a web hosting company owned by United Internet, a German Internet company. The company is one of the world’s largest web hosting companies, with data centers in Europe and in Lenexa, Kansas. Widely regarded as the dominant Web hosting player in the European market, 1&1 is headquartered in Germany, where it also offers products for mobile Internet access with unified messaging and personal information management along with DSL service. Additionally, 1&1 enjoys a growing presence in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Austria, Argentina, Romania and the Philippines. Presently they have 5 data centers locations and over 65,000 servers. The company offers domain registration, cloud servers, virtual private servers (VPS), and dedicated servers. In 2006, the company estimated that it hosted more websites than any other company in Germany and the United Kingdom, and that it hosted the seventh-largest number of websites among web hosting companies in the United States.
There are 3 dedicated server hosting plans available through 1&1. Customers can choose from a range of Linux and Windows operating systems, and each plan is based on processor speed. Customers who choose Linux operating systems can also opt for a managed service, although this costs extra. There are many choices in the industry, but 1&1 offers one of the cheapest dedicated server solutions in the hosting market. 1&1 provide the Parallels Plesk control panel for its dedicated hosting plans, the world’s leading software for professional server administration – a powerful tool with a user-friendly web interface and unlimited domain management. The company provides knowledgeable technical support staff is available by email or phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week along online account management. 1&1 offers unlimited data transfer. No matter how much data is transferred to or from your server, they never charge for data volume. Also, 1&1 Internet offers a 30-day money guarantee. If you aren’t pleased with their services you will receive a full refund of hosting fees, no questions asked.
- Unlimited Traffic
- Parallels Plesk Included for Free
- 24/7 Free Support
- 30-day Money Back Guarantee
- High-Performance Data Centers
- Firewall Included
- Server Monitoring
- Full Root Access
- Choice between Linux or Windows
1&1 Dedicated Server Hosting Plans
- Entry-level Servers – from $39.99/mo
- Performance Servers – from $139.99/mo
- Business Line by Dell – from $349.99/mo
Pros & Cons
- Unbelievably Cheap
- Option of Linux or Windows Hosting
- Unlimited data transfer
- Customer service didn’t impress.
The 1&1 Data centers are among the safest and most modern in the US. All of their dedicated hosting packages are solid in terms of their features and very competitively priced.