Rating: PC Magazine – Excellent
1&1 provides cost-effective hosting that comes with a rich assortment of website-creation tools, backed up by trustworthy support and rock-solid uptime in testing.
A feature-rich, inexpensive web host, 1&1 offers a wide selection of packages, including shared hosting, virtual private server (VPS) hosting, and dedicated hosting. But what really makes the company stand out is its WordPress support – making it the top pick if WordPress hosting is critical to your needs.
1&1 offers a Standard Web Hosting plan at a reduced price. The Unlimited Shared Hosting package includes a free domain name that’s yours as long as you use 1&1. Unlimited Plus Shared Hosting plan is top of the line in terms of all that it offers including unlimited databases, up to 1.2GB of RAM, unrestricted email accounts, SiteLock Basic security, Content Delivery Network and 1&1 Mobile Website Builder.
1&1’s VPS gives you the essential tools for building a website that can handle the rigidities of the Internet better than traditional shared web hosting. You can fit out the Linux- or Windows-based servers with up to 12GB of RAM and 400GB of storage. You also get unlimited monthly data transfers.
1&1 has three Linux and Windows based dedicated hosting tiers: Entry-Level, Performance, and Business Line. Entry-Level starts at 4GB of RAM, a somewhat meagre 750GB of storage, and unlimited monthly data transfers. Performance and Business Line offerings are for heavier CPU and storage options that are competitive with other top of the line web hosting options.
WebsiteBuilder Plus offers greater flexibility, letting you add your own code. You can also insert HTML and YouTube video embeds since 1&1 includes website-building software at no extra charge. 1&1 has three Linux-based managed WordPress packages: WP Basic, WP Plus and WP Unlimited. WP Basic offers 50GB of storage, unlimited visitors, and one free domain. WP Plus throws in 250GB of storage and the ability to host five WordPress projects. WP Unlimited, the most feature-packed of the three options, boasts unlimited WordPress projects. All plans have unlimited email, automatic malware detection and removal, automatic WordPress updates, and a carefully selected list of recommended WordPress plug-ins and themes.
Regarding email, 1&1 Basic web hosting plan comes with 100 accounts. It has a straightforward setup process that is part of signing up for any web hosting package. 1&1 also offers a dedicated 1&1 E-Mail Marketing Manager – which gives the user an overview of email traffic, address management, distribution information, and so forth. As far as security features are concerned, 1&1 includes a GeoTrust Dedicated SSL Certificate free of charge – an encrypted website security that safeguards data exchanges between users and the site with its server.