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1and1 Internet - Review

Discussion in 'Hosting' started by SkinnerW, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. SkinnerW

    SkinnerW New Member Webmaster

    I have been using 1and1 hosting services for quite a while now and this is what I can say about them...

    Domain Registration

    Usually done within few hours.
    Price for most popular TLD's com/net/org/info/name/us - $6.99/year

    Unlimited number of domains can be managed on any shared hosting account.

    Hosting Services

    They offer shared services on Linux and MS servers - lots of storage and bandwidth.
    Price is among the lowest (if not the lowest).
    No reseller services

    Speed - not the fastest but I would say above average.
    Uptime - never saw my server being down
    Server setup - they use latest STABLE versions of PHP and MySql

    Admin Control Panels - using own software. Nice and user friendly. Many build-in features for easy integration with the website. Advanced statistics interface.

    Email - webmail, POP3, IMAP servers. Webmail is kind of slow

    Support - 24/7 phone support, prompt reply to emails, large FAQ base.
    Phone support reps are not always competent but I had very little problems to call them.

    Limited amount of MySql databases per account. Max database size is 100MB
    Limited amount of FTP users per account


    For average webmaster who is looking for affordable shared account with a lot of storage and bandwidth and needs to manage few domains this is a very good choice. Easy and quick setup, reliable service and fat software package is offered with every new hosting account.

    Currently 1and1 providing hosting services in almost 100 countries around the world and you can find out more about offers available in UK here

    If you have any specific questions - feel free to ask and I will try to answer.
  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Nice review Skinner, i have never used their services but I have heard lots of good things about them. But I think they are into gimmics. I usually see loads of "free software bundle" as part of their hosting packages, this are mostly software you do not need or already have as part of you PC software bundle. I wonder if this makes some people choose them.
  3. bochgoch

    bochgoch New Member Webmaster

    Nice review ... I use 1and1.co.uk as my main host and I've never had a problems with them (touch wood!) - agree with all your points

    Temi - you're right there is lots a gimmicky free software with 1and1 which is best ignored
  4. SkinnerW

    SkinnerW New Member Webmaster

    I wouldn't completely agree about the software... I got my package years back and it was:
    - adobe GoLive
    - Photoshop Elements
    - Ulead GifAnimator
    - Ranking toolbox (keyword selector tool)

    Now that Adobe bought Macromedia - who knows what they will include...
  5. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    I found them completely useless, I have software that does what the software they are offering do for me already so that will not be added value for me.
  6. TPoole

    TPoole New Member Webmaster

    I currently use 1and1 for many things.

    My only problem is they are not very flexible and i can't understand their support crew most of the time.

    Overall, i am very satisfied with their services. I love their control panel.
  7. xhan

    xhan <span style="color: white; font-weight: 700; backg Webmaster

  8. ultimate handyman

    ultimate handyman New Member Webmaster

    My main site is hosted with 1and1, they are ok for most things but if you lease a managed dedicated server from them you have to use 1and1's own control panel and you can hardly do anything yourself.

    Also when you have a dedicated server with them the server is not really dedicated as you have to use 1and1's mail server for sending and receiving mail.

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