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1&1 Hosting
Address: 701 Lee Rd.  Suite 300, 19087 PA Chesterbrook, U.S.
Website: http://www.1and1.com

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Editor’s View : Average

1&1 Introduction

1&1 was founded as a reseller of technology products, including an early online service, in 1988 by Ralph Dommermuth (now CEO of United Internet, the public parent company of 1&1, and CMO of 1&1). 1&1 offers a wide range of web solutions, including web hosting, domain registrations, server management, email solutions as well as local business listing. The company is currently holding an incredible 8 millions customers with over 10 million registered domain names.

At this time of writing, it has over 4,000 employees all around the globe and the company operates its business from 5 different data centers (in which, the company owns 2 of the datacenters).

Editor’s Review on 1&1 Dedicated Hosting

In this review, we will focus our attention on 1&1’s dedicated hosting plans.

1&1 Positive Reviews What’s good about 1&1 Hosting?

  • High end dedicated hosting – Not many web hosts has the scale of 1&1. This makes the company a rare gem when you need high end dedicated hosting solution. 1&1 offers 8 different dedicated hosting plans with a wide range of CPU powers(lowest Opteron 1216 with 2 GB RAM; highest 2 x Opteron 2423 with 32 GB RAM).
  • Highly flexible and expandable – 1&1 offers a wide range of hosting services, this means you can downgrade or upgrade your plans without having the hassles of moving your sites (note that 1&1 also offers cloud solutions).
  • Operating systems and admin tools selections – Host in either Linux or Windows environment with Parallels Plesk Panel 9 or 1&1 in house control panel.
  • Advance backup/disaster recovery features – 1&1
    dedicated hosting plans come with 1&1 Recovery Tool (developed in-house) and 250 GB FTP backup.
  • Website building tools – 1&1 provides various free web tools including chat channels, blog software, web gallery software, web database, mailing list software, custom website builder, and RSS tools.
  • Great incentive gifts – Upon subscription, 1&1 customers get $75 free credits on Yahoo! ad, $100 free credits on Google Adwords, and $100 free credits on CitySearch.
  • Free phone supports –

1&1 Negative Review What’s bad about 1&1 Hosting?

  • Limited IP address – All 1&1 dedicated hosting plans come with only 1 free IP address. Further more, the maximum dedicated IP adresses you can have per plan are 8.
  • No live chat support – However, 1&1 does support free phone support.
  • Expensive – Considering its limited bandwidth and IP offers, 1&1’s dedicated hosting plans are slightly overpriced when compared with other providers.
  • Average server uptime – 1&1’s uptime record is relative poor according to most user reviews. For example the web host scored 1.2/5 in overall at ReviewCentre.com.

Detail 1&1 Uptime Review

1&1 hosting uptime services

According to uptime record at BestHostRatings.com (tracked since 27 December 2005), 1&1 uptime record in overall is 99.84%.

We are slightly disappointed with the score as we are expecting more for such a big hosting company (as most reputable hosts we tracked score 99.9% and above). Further investigation shows that 1&1 has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to server uptime record – we read tons of negative user reviews and complaints (however, do note that 1&1 has 8 millions customers).

For reference, please check the image on your right for 1&1’s server uptime for the past 7 days.

Disclaimer: We do not host any websites on 1&1 currently.

Is 1&1 Hosting Recommended?

We do not find 1&1 dedicated hosting plans outstanding. Without doubt, the web host has its competitive edges, but there are just too many obvious disadvantages that cannot be ignored. We rate 1&1 Hosting an ‘Average’.

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