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1and1 Review
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Money Back: 90 Days
Price: $3.99
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1and1 Hosting review

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If we were to rank web hosting purely on price per gigabyte of storage, 1&1′s Home package would be good value. Plus, you get a domain name with the package and unlimited bandwidth, which means that if your website suddenly takes off, you won’t get stuck with extra charges. For your money you also get support for one MySQL and one Microsoft SQL database and for PHP and Perl scripting languages. This gives more experienced web designers the ability to create more complex database-driven sites, or simply to do something like host an online shop.

Another handy feature is the inclusion of fifty subdomains. Small businesses in particular will need these if they want to use services like Microsoft Exchange or Remote Web Access or even some online shops; not options you want to close off by choosing the wrong package

1and1 Hosting Features:

Linux 1&1 Starter 1&1Unlimited 1&1 Business
Regular Price / Month $4.99 $6.99 $9.99
Free included Domain Includes Private Domain Registration no yes yes
Web Space 50 GB unlimited unlimited
Unlimited Bandwidth (traffic) yes yes yes
E-Mail Accounts (2 GB each) 250 500 unlimited
MySQL Databases (1 GB each) 10 25 unlimited
Click & Build Applications 2 unlimited unlimited
Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS5.5 no no Yes
1&1 SiteLock optional optional optional
IPv6 ready yes Yes Yes
Webspace Features      
Web Space 50 GB unlimited unlimited
Monthly Traffic Volume unlimited unlimited unlimited
Version Control Management (git) No Yes Yes
FTP Accounts 5 50 unlimited
Secure Shell (SSH) Access No Yes Yes
WebDAV Access Yes Yes Yes
1&1 Webspace Explorer Yes Yes Yes
Protected Directories Yes Yes Yes
1&1 Control Panel Yes Yes Yes
Web Address Features      
Free Included Domains 0 1 1
Domain Types No .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz
Private Domain Registration Yes Yes Yes
Domain Contact Management Yes Yes Yes
Subdomains 100 500 unlimited
Host External Domains unlimited unlimited unlimited
Additional Domain Registration Yes Yes Yes
DNS Management Yes Yes Yes
URL Masking & Domain Access with or without “www” yes Yes Yes
GeoTrust Dedicated SSL Certificate optional optional  
E-mail Features      
E-mail Accounts (IMAP & POP3 Supported) 250 500 unlimited
E-mail Storage (per account) 2GB 2GB 2GB
Anti-Virus Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Spam & Anti-Phishing Yes Yes Yes
1&1 Webmail 2.0 Yes Yes Yes
E-mail Auto-responder Yes Yes Yes
E-mail Forwarding Yes Yes Yes
Catch-all E-mail Addresses Yes Yes Yes
Programming & Databases      
PHP5 & PHP dev Yes Yes Yes
Zend Framework No Yes Yes
Perl, Python, Ruby No Yes Yes
Perl Syntax Checker No Yes Yes
Cron Jobs/Scheduled Tasks No Yes Yes
(SSI) Server Side Includes No Yes Yes
MySQL 5 Databases (1 GB) 10 25 unlimited
Site Building Tools      
1&1 Click & Build Applications (65) 2 unlimited access unlimited access
Mobile Website Editing Software No NetObjects Fusion 1&1 Edition NetObjects Fusion® 1&1 Edition or Adobe Dreamweaver® CS5.5
1&1 WebsiteBuilder 1 project / 8 pages each 3 projects / 12 pages each 10 projects / 25 pages each
eZShop No Yes Yes
1&1 Dynamic Content Catalog No Yes Yes
Graphic Archive Yes Yes Yes
iStockphoto Image Library Yes Yes Yes
DynamicSiteCreator   3 projects / 12 pages each 10 projects / 25 pages each
Marketing & Communication Features      
1&1 SiteAnalytics Yes Yes Yes
Simple Submission Yes Yes Yes
Simple SEO optional optional optional
Google™ Sitemaps Yes Yes yes
Facebook® Credits No $50 $50
Bing™ and Yahoo!®Search Credits No $50 $100
Spreadshirt Merchandising Yes Yes Yes
1&1 Downloadable Green Logo (Available in Control Panel) Yes Yes Yes
1&1 E-mail Marketing Tool No Yes Yes
Mailing List 0 5 unlimited
Security Features      
1&1 SiteLock optional optional optional
Webspace Recovery Yes Yes Yes
Daily server backups Yes Yes Yes
Password-protected Directories Yes Yes Yes
GeoTrust Dedicated SSL Certificate optional optional  
1&1 WebDesk – your online workplace      
Communication center Yes Yes Yes
Online Office Package Yes Yes Yes
1&1 Online Storage 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
1&1 Office-Drive Manager Yes Ye Yes
1&1 Mobile Online Storage Yes Yes Yes
24/7 Phone & E-mail Support Yes Yes Yes
Internal 1&1 Support Forum Yes Yes Yes
Online FAQs Available Yes Yes Yes
30-Day Money Back Guarantee Yes Yes Yes


1&1’s Home hosting package is well put together and easy to use, striking a nice balance between offering lots of features and making the service accessible to everyone. It isn’t the cheapest here, but if you want a UK-based provider with telephone support, it’s a fine choice.

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  1. muse901

    never use this :)
    its $3.99 great !!
    better than others

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