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Expert Rating: 6.8

User Rating: 5.8

$4.99/Month

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1&1 is large & well established. We have had a few issues. There have been bad reports from users

David Blane

Review by David Blane
Created: July 06, 2011 / Updated: March 08, 2013
 
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1 & 1 are large and are well established. Their servers are average speed and their control panel is not very simple to use. They have competitive pricing but do not expect much else
Overall rating 
 
6.8
Ease of Use 
 
7.0
Speed/Uptime 
 
7.0
Customer Support 
 
7.0
Security/Reliability 
 
6.0
Price 
 
7.0

Not the best host around

Reviewed by: David Blane
Experience Level: Hosting Professional
Reviewed on: May 22, 2012

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1 & 1 are large and are well established. Their servers are average speed and their control panel is not very simple to use. They have competitive pricing but do not expect much else

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Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

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5.8
Ease of Use 
 
8.0  (1)
Speed/Uptime 
 
6.0  (1)
Customer Support 
 
3.0  (1)
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4.0  (1)
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  • Price
Overview
Pros and Cons
Comments
i decided after a short time, that i needed something with more technically involved support.
Overall rating 
 
5.8
Ease of Use 
 
8.0
Speed/Uptime 
 
6.0
Customer Support 
 
3.0
Security/Reliability 
 
4.0
Price 
 
8.0

Not the full service i had in mind

Overall Rating: 5.8 out of 10
Reviewed by: Laura
Experience Level: Hosting Beginner
Reviewed on: March 29, 2012

Overview

not bad, but i needed better support and more reliable hosting

Pros and Cons

Pros
affordable
easy
Cons
slow
unhelpful

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i decided after a short time, that i needed something with more technically involved support.

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Best Plan

Monthly Transfer
Unlimited
Disk Space
50GB
Price
$4.99/Month
Money Back
90 Day

Specs and Features

Control Panel
Custom
Databases
MySQL
Easy Install CMS
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
Ecommerce
  • Zen Cart
  • SSL
  • Shared SSL
  • CubeCart
  • Agora
  • Magento
Email Features
  • Webmail
  • POP3
  • IMAP
  • Email Forwarders
  • Anit-Spam
  • Anit-Virus
Platform
  • Unix
  • Linux
  • Windows
Server Side Scripts
  • SSI
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP
  • CGI
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Cronjobs
Types
  • Shared Hosting
  • Business Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting

Support

Support Ticket
Yes
Phone Support
Yes
Availability
24/7
Twitter
Yes
Facebook
Yes

Company Info

Company Name
1 & 1
Headquarters
Chesterbrook, PA
Support Phone Number
1-866-991-2631
Address
701 Lee Road, Suite 300 Chesterbrook, PA 19087

Profile

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This is one of the oldest hosting companies in existence. They were established almost 20 years ago by Ralph Dommermuth. They boast a worldwide customer base of 10 million people. They offer several plans that have changed over the years to fit the needs of their consumers.

1&1 Hosting was established in 1992 by Ralph Dommermuth around the same time they took over a company called BTX. 1&1, based in Germany, has worked with web hosting in particular for over 10 years. Accoding to internet CEO, Oliver Mauss, their mission is “...to bring you innovative products at competitive prices without compromising strength and reliability.”

They have a wide global community with over 10 million customers and have offices in other major European nations namely Spain, France, Austria and the UK. They currently staff more than 4,561 regular employees and 250 technical specialists work at 1and1. Owning 2 data centers and running 5 in total with over 70,000 servers they are simply one of the largest hosting companies in the world.

1&1 Plans and Features

1&1 currently offers four hosting plans: 1&1 Dual Basic, 1&1 Dual Advanced, and 1&1 Dual Unlimited. Any of the choices will let you choose a Windows or Linux system.

The 1&1 Dual Basic is $4.99/month with 3 Months free. You get 1 free domain, 10 GB of web space and unlimited bandwidth. 1 FTP account, 250 email accounts, and up to 10 databases. Limits you to only PHP language and only 5 FTP Accounts.

The 1&1 Dual Advanced is $6.99 /month with 6 months free. You get 2 free domains, 150 GB of storage, unlimited bandwidth, 500 email accounts, 50 FTP accounts, and 500 subdomains. This plan supports PERL and Python and allows up to 25 MySQL databases. You can create a maximum of 50 FTP accounts.

The 1&1 Dual Unlimited, this costs $12.99/months with 3 months free. You get 3 free domain names, unlimited storage, MySQL databases, FTP accounts, email accounts, and subdomains.

They also have a special plans for those who need a website built for them called, “MyBusiness Site”. Essentially this helps beginner website builders get their own website up and running in a matter of minutes.

Hosting Environment

While 1&1 uses their own customized control panel which works well. You can manage all aspects of your accont, databases, ftp accounts, email accounts, and more.

Joomla Specific Features

Using the 1&1 Click & Build Applications allows you to install Joomla with little problems and is rather quick. Use this method for a quick installation of Joomla or any of their other 65 ready to install scripts like WordPress of Drupal.

Tech Support

1&1 has tech support by phone 24/7, their FAQ’s page and a Netviewer (allows tech support to see your control panel as they guide you). Also, you can email them through your control panel.

Conclusion

1&1 is known as the worlds largest hosting provider. They have modest prices, great techinical support and some of the best features around. 1&1 is definitely one of the safest options around.

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