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Date Added: 6/25/2009     Reviewer: windychris
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1&1 Web Hosting Description

1&1 is one of the biggest hosting companies with over 7.7 million customers globally and with over 2,000 employees. The company was founded in 1988 and is run by CEO Oliver Mauss. 1&1 also offers other services such as domain registration, email hosting, virtual servers, ecommerce packages and website development tools. They’ve received awards from FindMyHost.com for Editor’s choice, Hosting Review for Best Hosting and Kubus.net for Best Windows Web Hosting.

1&1 Web Hosting Detailed Overview

One of the most popular and well-known web hosting companies is 1&1 (or 1and1). They have been around since longer than most hosting companies and is known as the industry leader. While 1&1 offers many different kinds of services, today I’m going to talk about their shared hosting, which is their most popular service and service most important to Internet marketers.

Probably the greatest benefit of choosing 1&1 as a hosting provider is their price. They are known to be one of the cheapest hosting providers with their cheapest plan being $3.99 per month. Their price is the biggest reason why so many people decide to go with 1&1, but the truth is that you should choose a web hosting for your specific needs.

1&1 offer both linux and windows hosting. They have their own control panel installed called Plesk. I found this control panel easy to use, but I am a bit biased and wished it was cPanel. cPanel is the most intuitive, feature-rich and easy-to-use control pane,l and I was a little disappointed to see that it wasn’t there. They support Perl, PHP 5, Cron Jobs, SSH, Python, Ruby on Rails and more.

1&1 really excels in their site building tools. They have your standard website builder, a tool for posting photo galleries, a tool for adding flash to your site, PDF2web converter tool (great for turning documents into web content) and even a tool to design your own t-shirt/apparel. They’ve also recently added RatePoint, which is a 5-star rating system that allows your customers to give feedback.

With their hosting, many communication tools such as their blog setup tool, email marketing tool, RSS tool, chat rooms and a live chat customer service tool. They really took the initiative to overdeliver for their customers with many tools you normally have to pay for. They email features are standard with spam features, email forwarding, 600 email accounts (for a basic package), webmail and with IMAP & POP3 support.

Another area 1&1 shines is their dedicated servers. They have so many different choices that will appeal to everyone, and they updated their servers with new hardware. Their prices are very fair, but you can find cheaper fees if you look around. The advantage of using their service is their reliability and hardware.

Here are 1&1’s pricing structure for their shared hosting:

Beginner: $3.99 per month, 20 domains, 25 subdomains, 10GB disk space, 300 GB bandwidth, 10 SQL databases 1 FTP account (huge negative). No Perl or python support, no cron jobs and limited tools.

Home: $2.49 per month for 6 months then $4.99 after, 50 domains, 100 subdomains, 120 GB disk space, 1,200 GB bandwidth, 25 SQL databases, 10 FTP accounts.

Business: $4.99 per month for 6 months then $9.99 after, 100 domains, 200 subdomains, 250 GB disk space, 2,500 GB bandwidth, 50 SQL databases, 25 FTP accounts, with access to most of their tools

Professional: $9.99 per month for 6 months then $19.99 after, 200 domains, 600 subdomains, 300 GB disk space, 3,000 GB bandwidth, 100 SQL databases, 50 FTP accounts, and access to all their tools.

The negative aspects of their plans are the huge limits on the number of SQL databases and FTP accounts. The best plan will either be the Home or Business as the Professional is too expensive, and the Beginner package has too many limitations. Their plans also lock you in their service for month at a time.

Let’s move on to their customer service. They have a 24/7 toll free phone number you can call. You can also email for support. It took me a little longer to reach their customer service reps than other major hosting providers, but their staff knew what they were doing. 1&1 also provides really good tutorials which can help you solve your problem and set things up which are very helpful. 1&1 also state 99.9% uptime figures and based on third party reviews and tests, they come very close – ranging from 99-100%.

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1&1 Web Hosting Reputation

Overall, 1&1 is a solid hosting company, and I can confidently recommend their service. However, their limitations on bandwidth, diskspace, FTP accounts and SQL databases may not make it the best choice for some marketers. They do not have the best customer support, but 1&1 provides really good tutorials which can help you solve your problem and get set up.

They offer a 90-day money back guarantee and 1-5 free domains depending on the plan. They also offer vouchers for Google Adwords, Yahoo Search, Microsoft Adcenter and Citysearch with all plans. The added perks are great, but if you’re looking to use a lot of scripts, want to host unlimited domains, want unlimited disk space, and need multiple FTP accounts, you will probably have to look elsewhere.

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I have significant experience with this service. This is the only free web hosting site I have experienced to be good. The reason is it's server is fast and doesn't slow down. For a free package giving more than 1GB space and flexibility of having till 5 add-on domains, I think it's incredible service. I am highly satisfied by 1&1 Web Hosting.

For beginners like affiliates, 1&1 Web Hosting is a worthy platform to host their word press site for free. But please make sure not to upload fake programs or spam. Because 1&1 Web Hosting terminates your account if you do so.
 
 


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avatar   by johniwilliams on July 20, 2016 at 9:34 PM CST

 
 
 
Web hosting is best site

1&1 web hosting is best site. I have joined this site I found this is very interesting I am satisfied with 1&1 web hosting service my site never slow and never server problem. It's open 24/7 support service, just 0.99$ month, high security virus and spam protection, unlimited domain , sub domain, unlimited disk spac,e multiple ftp account.
 
 


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avatar   by sanjay8866 on April 7, 2016 at 1:07 PM CST

 
 
 
Nice web-hosting website

I really enjoyed this website over my past few times of using this website. I was able to to create and also buy a domain name for just a cheap amount of cash. And it's a nice place for hosting your website and they also have lots of features that are really important for websites.
 
 


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avatar   by Zmaster53 on December 5, 2015 at 10:57 AM CST

 
 
 
Read my comment, may help you

It is a pretty good site, as told above . I have already got a domain name from this site. I have been struggling for a long time to get a domain name so that I can make some money by building a website. At last I got this website. I just typed 1&1 on google and I bought a domain name. Sometimes they also give it for free.
 
 


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avatar   by vaishvikspatel on September 7, 2014 at 5:17 PM CST

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My Thougths!

1&1 Web Hosting - A service of Trust. I have being using 1&1 Web Hosting for many years. I have significant experience with this service. This is the only free web hosting site I have experienced to be good. The reason is it's server is fast and doesn't slow down. For a free package giving more than 1GB space and flexibility of having till 5 add-on domains, I think it's incredible service. I am highly satisfied by 1&1 Web Hosting.

For beginners like affiliates, 1&1 Web Hosting is a worthy platform to host their word press site for free. But please make sure not to upload fake programs or spam. Because 1&1 Web Hosting terminates your account if you do so.

I kindly recommend this hosting site!
 
 


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avatar   by mergy39 on April 3, 2014 at 9:11 AM CST

 
 
 
Most Reputed Web-Hosting Company In My View

The very main reason I get started using this web-hosting site is their cheap price of only 3.99$/Month with plenty of spaces and additional features.

Shared Hosting has been most useful for Internet Marketers.

Shared hosting, which is their most popular service and service most important to Internet marketers. Some of the features which I liked of this product is, it offers both windows and linux hosting and I am using both in manifold of sites and their control panel which is easiest to use, even a newbie can easily work with ease though I was good in using cPanel but still their Control panel is easy to use, so no issues.

Their site building tools are almost perfect with every feature a site-builder needs, and with dedicated servers, they attract my every needs. You may find cheaper fees somewhere but the reliability they have on is invincible.
 
 


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avatar   by eunice1 on March 12, 2014 at 5:04 PM CST

 
 
 
Pretty good hosting site!

1&1 Web Hosting - A service of Trust. I have being using 1&1 Web Hosting for many years. I have significant experience with this service. This is the only free web hosting site I have experienced to be good. The reason is it's server is fast and doesn't slow down. For a free package giving more than 1GB space and flexibility of having till 5 add-on domains, I think it's incredible service. I am highly satisfied by 1&1 Web Hosting.

For beginners like affiliates, 1&1 Web Hosting is a worthy platform to host their word press site for free. But please make sure not to upload fake programs or spam. Because 1&1 Web Hosting terminates your account if you do so.

I kindly recommend this hosting site!
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by wendye on January 22, 2014 at 5:59 AM CST

 
 
 
Good website

1&1 web hosting is the best site. I have joined this site and I have more than 5 websites.

It has the best web hosting information from start to end of your website, how to create a page, adding themes etc. It is the best site to make your host.

It has cheap domain names for sale or create one.

And the main thing is that they are giving the money back guarantee.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by mk86599 on November 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM CST

 
 
 
Simply The Best

"1&1 Web Hosting"-Most reliable and secure hosting. I found this very interesting. I am satisfied with their services. Their server speed is awesome. My website never went down or crashed. Site protection is also worth it for threats like DDOS attacks by hackers. Domains starting at just 0.99$ is really amazing to start. I love this service and recommend it as most trustworthy. Just love it.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by reviews17 on October 10, 2013 at 1:37 PM CST

 
 
 
One and one is getting bigger

I think One of the most popular and well-known web hosting companies is 1&1 and it is One of the most popular and well-known web hosting companies is 1&1. They have a 24/7 toll free phone number you can call. You can also email for support. It took me a little longer to reach their customer service but I did, so you should give it a try. It is open 24/7 so give it a try and tell me how you like it. They offer a 90-day money back guarantee and 1-5 free domains depending on the plan but Overall 1&1 is a solid hosting company and I can confidently recommend their service.
 
 


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avatar   by TylerD on August 13, 2013 at 8:57 AM CST

 
 
 
1&1 provide Cheap domain

1&1 hosting is a good hosting site. But I'm using it mainly for domain purposes. Because they offer really cheap TLD domains, I have many domains and I got them for $0.99 only. I'm happy with there service and there offers, I can easily change my domains dns and also transfer my domain if needed. It's easy to pint out the domain to my hosting site. 1&1 web hosting sometimes also offers free domains which is very good. When ever I face any problem I send a support ticket to the support team and they help me to solve the problem. If any one wants to get TLD domains for a cheap price you can consider 1&1 web hosting.
 
 


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avatar   by JamesFleck on June 28, 2013 at 8:46 AM CST

 
 
 
Poor policy/customer service. sends unrenewed customers to collections

HOLDING US HOSTAGE! Apparently it is standard practice to send the customer and amount believed owed + about 40% in extra fees) to Collections just 30 days after renewal is NOT renewed. If the renewal is not re-upped/paid they shut down the site, with little or no warning, and wont talk to you til you pay your collectors bill! YIKES~! How do you so rudely send someone to collections for something they opt NOT to renew and don't even yet owe? STAY CLEAR! Even though he paid unfair debt 1&1 is still holding my clients domain HOSTAGE! such a crappy way to do business.
 
 


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avatar   by Moxxee on March 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM CST

 
 
 
Personal opinion about wix

Hello.

A few months ago I had tried wix(the free) and it was perfect.

Very simple, easy and fast website creator that you can create flash sites in a few minutes without having special knowledge on website design or html, css languages etc.

But the bad thing is the emails, they are spamming quite enough.

Thanks

Frank
 
 


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avatar   by rtsipit on February 25, 2013 at 7:32 AM CST

 
 
 
Always when I have problem I call on theirs 24/7 service

I am very happy that I am using 1&1 Web Hosting. Always when I have a problem I call on their 24/7 service and support and they help me solve the problem fast. They are friendly and knowledgeable representatives that are ready to assist you and that is very important for my site to be always up. I make more than 1000 visitors per day and I really need good hosting service - 24/7. I am using their 1&1 Unlimited, Double security through geo-redundancy. I pay very little for very good service.

My friends are using their eCommerce solution from 1&1 and they say it is a good price for online market and are happy with the service too.
 
 


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avatar   by Sanndrolinna on February 12, 2013 at 11:19 AM CST

 
 
 
A reliable option, but not the best

1 & 1 Web Hosting service is great for those who are starting. It's an affordable option, have good service 24/7. They use Plesk, which is not very good because cPanel is better and user-friendly. If you are unhappy with this option, you can always get your money back.

Best of all, you can choose the package that suits you, and all are cheap.

It may not be the best option out there, but it is reliable.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by BMcbride on February 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM CST

 
 
 
Worthless that

They also sell domains, and they have to be the only domain provider I've ever bought from that doesn't have instant setup for a domain once you buy it. In fact they can take anywhere from 24-48 hours before they finally set it up. As good of a deal as they have on domain names, they simply are not worth the hassle. very bad
 
 


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avatar   by LouisGMcDermo on January 30, 2013 at 4:59 PM CST

 
 
 
1&1 hosting is pretty good

I have used 1&1 for a company when I was developing their websites and it worked very well for me. I just had a simple website with a template and they had all the features I needed. The company was for flowers, so it allowed me to promote using social media very well. It was 14.99 a month and it was worth it. I know there are web hosting businesses out there for free but you have to have their name in the domain name and I do not like that where 1&1 allows you to buy your own. Very nice business.

Malorie
 
 


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avatar   by soffinc on January 14, 2013 at 2:29 PM CST

 
 
 
1&1 Web Hosting is Okay

1&1 Web Hosting offers hosting and domains for a good price. The webhosting is very simple and easy to use. Their 24/7 customer service is really fast. It has support for a lot of tools like python, php 5 and SQL, which are very useful for web building. The bad thing for me is the bandwidth limitation, they have a high limit but other webhostings are offer unlimited bandwidth for free!

Not a bad hosting at all, I give it a C.
 
 


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avatar   by xalyy on January 1, 2013 at 7:42 PM CST

 
 
 
Horrible Service

I've had several bad experiences with 1&1. The first time I was with a free trial hosting they had. At first it was working just dandy, but after about a week my site wouldn't even work at all. I decided to cancel my trial but to my surprise, their cancellation page seemed to refuse to work for several days. Upon contacting them, they wanted me to send them a photo ID and my signature just to cancel a free trial of their web host. That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, and of course I refused.

They also sell domains, and they have to be the only domain provider I've ever bought from that doesn't have instant setup for a domain once you buy it. In fact they can take anywhere from 24-48 hours before they finally set it up. As good of a deal as they have on domain names, they simply are not worth the hassle.

Horrible customer interface, always seems to be a hassle in canceling any service you bought with them. I would stay far away from them.
 
 


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avatar   by Whizzle on December 23, 2012 at 7:21 AM CST

 
 
 
1&1 Web Hosting is Just Okey

I got my website hosted in 1&1 for a long time and now I'm planning to shift my hosting to Hostgator soon. 1&1 website has excellent domain name packages but their hosting is not good enough. Many times I have got my website down with their server and they have poor customer support, but I can't say that it's not good because they have a good packages compared to others. But still I'm thinking to plan for some other hosting because of their poor customer support.
 
 


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avatar   by patricjohn921 on October 5, 2012 at 9:51 PM CST

 
 
 
Best hosting I need you

Hi, I have tried 1&1 Web Hosting, it is good. I have to say the main reason I joined 1&1 hosting was because of their free hosting for 1 year.

When my friends need hosting I usually tell them 1&1 for their good prices and good offers.

It's great hosting.
 
 


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avatar   by dannykhiro on October 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM CST

 
 
 
It has some fast moving servers

I tried the beginners package, and it was perfect! It was great for someone without much coding experience like myself.

Thanks to the mega minds behind this wonderful hosting service, we have another great hosting website! Although you should give a 7 day free trial. I was skeptical about just spending my money like that, but it paid off.

Thanks 1&1 -A Happy customer!
 
 


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avatar   by Bumpehh on June 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM CST

Im just a kid looking to give people my insight on a few things. Although i now get paid for that also.

 
 
 
So unhappy

I had used 1&1 for a couple of years when I decided to use their web hosting. I had been happy with my email and domain names that I had used. The web hosting was an absolute failure. I set it up but was never able to log on to my own stuff. I emailed tech support but kept getting a generic message and no real help. Then I called, was on hold forever and finally reached someone who barely spoke English and could only say sorry. No refund and no action. This went on for two months. I finally gave up. It might have been an isolated thing but I will never do business with them again.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by ryanmoberly on February 21, 2012 at 6:42 AM CST

 
 
 
1&1 Web Hosting Is Reliable

This is a review on behalf of my son.

He recently purchases a .com domain for $8.99 per year - this is a bargain, not only that they offer up to 5 domains for each customer at this price! He also purchased the basic hosting, at $4.99.

1&1 has been great throughout the whole transaction, live help is always available and any questions and/or queries he wants to make they are more than happy to assist.

For the price and service, I give this a B!
 
 


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avatar   by WilliamPCarlson on January 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM CST

William P. Carlson,

Oklahoma City.

 
 
 
This Site Is Ok

This site is ok. I signed up for it a year ago to make a website for music. It has great prices but it doesn't have the right templates I like. It's not easy for me, I would rather use wix.com. It is way user friendly and faster to use. I would recommend this site to people who want to do small websites.
 
 


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avatar   by therealrahim1 on December 7, 2011 at 9:08 PM CST

 
 
 
One of the best web hosting

I have been using 1and1 since six months ago.

They have a low price with a ton of great features. I paid under $5 for two domain, their service is really good. Until now I have no problem with them, 1and1 provides a cheap price. In addition to that we can get a discounts, their online support services are fast, professional and helpful, based my own experience, all questions and complaints on 1and1 I immediately got a response to.

1and1 is one of the best web hosting.
 
 


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avatar   by bungaspsi on August 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM CST

 
 
 
Very useful for the small sites

The web hosting plans offered by them are very useful for the simple, not for multiple operation websites, and also for the websites having huge traffic. They are offering one year free web hosting as a summer offer, it can be useful for the beginners. The website server plan offered by them is too costly and the features of that are too low. My friend and I are going to start a website and when we are searching for a web hosting provider, we definitely wont choose this provider.
 
 


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avatar   by satya44 on July 28, 2011 at 8:59 PM CST

 
 
 
Great service

Choosing a reliable web host is important. 1&1 has been serving it's members since 1998. Low cost, great service. I'm using the 1&1 Home package. There are neither hidden costs nor obligations. Every time I need support they responded quickly and with right to the point answers. I hope you will be satisfied.
 
 


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avatar   by erika19 on June 16, 2011 at 4:21 PM CST

 
 
 
OK but WATCH OUT!

1and1 are fine... when things are working OK... BUT!... (and it's a big but)

For example take their money back guarantee... despite them advertising everywhere on their website 'satisfaction guaranteed or your money back'... try taking them up on the offer and you'll quickly find in reality no such offer exists.

1and1 permanently run offers like half price or reduced price hosting for the first year. I don't ever remember the time when they haven't... Well guess what.. the money back guarantee only applies to new customers.. oh yes and it doesn't apply to "special offers" which they always run.

So how do you get the money back guarantee? Simply you can't! That's nothing less than FALSE advertising in my book.

So if, like me, you find you want to make use of the guarantee... because for example there is a technical issue with their hosting which hasn't been resolved for over 2 weeks (oh and they have no idea when it will be resolved) Urmmmmm then you'll be plain out of luck!
 
 


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avatar   by the1and1scam on May 26, 2011 at 12:44 PM CST

 
 
 
Ok for some, not enough for others

There are both good and bad aspects about it, and I will start off with the good ones.

Which aren’t many

1)It has an acceptable low price. Actually, this is the main good thing about it. Price.

2)It has support for tools like python, php 5 and SQL, which are very useful for web building.

Now here comes the lame parts:

1)For the price, having a limited 300 GB space is bad. There are a lot of other host services that offer unlimited space for lower amounts(some even for free).

2)Limitation in bandwidth. This is very important. Actually, this is the thing that made me quit. At some point, users will be capped because of this limitation. Yes, the limit is high, but it will be exceeded at some point. Again, other web hosts offer unlimited access for free.

3)The stupid amount SQL data bases…believe it or not, I only used 5 of them.

All in all, they seem to make you pay for some services you won’t really need, while limiting the much needed bandwidth and storage space. This is good host to start your business, but once it grows, you are better off looking for something else.
 
 


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avatar   by mihaicosmin222 on May 6, 2011 at 4:27 PM CST

 
 
 
Simple, easy, fun!

This site is great, no negative comment to make! I don't own my own site, but my father does. He is new to hosting sites, so I told him about 1 & 1 and he found it very easy and simple to use! We did run into an issue but their 24/7 toll free number and amazing customer service solved the problem in less than 10 minutes! My father was very happy to see his site up and running with minimal effort on his part. Recommend to every person trying to start their own site!
 
 


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avatar   by ryan9159 on February 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM CST

 
 
 
Simplicity is beauty

I have tried 1 & 1 Web Hosting and found out that they have a basic site builder. I am not that good in making a website and 1 & 1 Web Hosting made it easy for me. The only problem is that they only have limited space. Most of their services are limited including, email accounts, FTP Accounts and it's database. But this product is not that expensive and provides a good service. They have nice and friendly online support which helps me when I am encountering problems.

I would recommend this to newbies like me.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Tonyybalony on January 25, 2011 at 3:19 PM CST

 
 
 
A good website hosting service

I set my mom up with 1&1 web hosting service a couple of months ago. I explored other web hosting sites such as hostgator and godaddy but I felt my mom would be paying for things she did not need for her small work from home business. 1&1 also provides the full service like any other site.

It's business plan was great, it was cheap and had good enough bandwidth for her site. There were some limitations but nothing too big. The customer support was great, 24/7 toll free number and the staff knew what they were doing.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants a fairly simple website.

Good luck
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by spiffymcgee on January 8, 2011 at 1:04 PM CST

 
 
 
OK for Simple Sites, Not Great for More Complex Ones

I have used 1&1 Web Hosting and their basic site builder for a few sites and my experience was that it was pretty good for setting up a simple, few page, static websites. However, when I tried setting up a more complex site with many pages and dynamic content, I had to move to one of their paid web building tools and it was very painful to work with. It kept reformatting my text/html so I had to try to fix it over and over. I decided to stop using their paid Web Site Builder tool, but it was difficult to get it canceled.

My experience with customer support was not great, and reaching and dealing with the billing department was the worst part as they seemed to have very limited hours for the billing. The support staff was not US-based and communication skills were below average compared to other hosting companies I've dealt with. This was awhile back and they may have improved some of their tools, but I would recommend if you are going to host several domains or any more complex sites you check out another hosting company such as HostGator. I switched to HostGator, and I've not had any complaints. Their pricing, features, stability, tools, and support are great.
 
 


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avatar   by okcomputer on January 3, 2011 at 7:05 PM CST

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My XP with 1&1

Frankly speaking, 1&1 is not quite the best one available on the market. Even we come to comparison, we see a big "spaces", e. g:

1. They have a limited space (10,150, 250 and 300Gb only, while other web hosts have unlimited space)

2. Included domains (they have only 1,2.. etc while others have 10+ or even unlimited)

3. Limited e-mail accounts (while others have unlimited ones)

4. FTP Accounts (also limited, while others.. guess what.. yes, unlimited ones)

5. MySQL Database size restriction

6. Poor SSL Encryption

7. Price: 3.99/per month, while market prices start from 1.99/per month

Conclusion: 2.5/5 (but I'll give 3)

While coming to my own experience, I can say that my site works, without downtime and that's all I need. Anyway, I'm going to another.
 
 


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avatar   by bennadeau on December 3, 2010 at 8:39 PM CST

 
 
 
Good website hosting service

I am using this 1&1 web hosting service to host my website from 1 year. I am using different web host providers like godaddy, hostgator.. for my different websites. This 1&1 web hosting service is also providing me full efficient service like others.

It's home and business plans are good, less expensive and it provides good bandwidth satisfying our needs. Its ftp services has some limitations but it doesn't lay bad in our website services. They provided me great assistance in every aspect with their 24 hour online support.

I recommend this service for everyone who wants to host their website.

Give it a try!
 
 


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avatar   by jillrobinson on November 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM CST

 
 
 
I'm done with 1and1

It's been an epic battle of frustration. Tons of emails with CS reps who didn't speak great English, four different reps each needing the story explained, hours of wasted time.... ending in one lost, keyword rich domain. Sigh. It all started because I was frustrated that my domains registered with 1and1 would not forward properly to my affiliate links. I finally decided to transfer them away to GoDaddy. Their transfer process was so clumsy and obscure that three domains just got "stuck" there. I just couldn't get satisfaction. Finally, after the last e-mail, I have to just let it go.

1and1 gets my total thumbs down.
 
 


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avatar   by dougandjudy on October 13, 2010 at 6:04 PM CST

 
 
 
OK for other tools except wordpress

I have several hosting accounts from different vendors - GoDaddy, Dreamhost, NetSol and 1and1. The first three are established names so I will skip reviewing these. 1and1 was very promising when I started. The price is reasonable and the tools they have are extensive for admins and designers. A few months into the service, I installed Wordpress on 1 domain (in a shared hosting account) without any problem however when I was installing the plugin backupwordpress the site really messed up. WP fails every time it runs since apparently, the server settings does not allow the plug-in to work with 1&1's folders. I don't know what the issue but this plugin worked fine on godaddy and dreamhost's hosting. I couldn't get my money back since it's over the 90 day period so I just decided to skip wordpress on this host at all.
 
 


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avatar   by Magoonyu on October 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM CST

 
 
 
Market share point, it's small business internet solution

I have purchase website from 1and1.com. He provided me unlimited hosting and 6 GB space for monthly transfer volume. But most important thing is that he provides you 90 days return guarantee. It means your investing money is safe until you get satisfied and he also provides you 24 hour EMail and online support. This company also provides maintenance of your web hosting. So he provides you a quality and

stable solution at very effective cost. My personal experience is that I am happy to adopt this product. He provides me good service as well as maintenance. So my website is running successfully and I just want to thank the company for providing me good services.
 
 


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avatar   by dheerajkushwaha on August 13, 2010 at 10:17 PM CST

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A good hosting service

I have been hosting my website using 1 & 1 Web hosting since 2 years. I have had no problems using this hosting service. Even though many other hosting providers offer much disk space I am not willing to move on because I find good bandwidth & great customer service here. So guys all around, those ever who want to get hosted their website try this one. It's my sincere recommendation. It is one of the better hosting services.
 
 


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avatar   by budugu on July 29, 2010 at 10:31 AM CST

 
 
 
1and1 is great!

1and1 is great web hosting company.

I always try to keep my website safe, and this web site does it for me automatically, and that all for just a great price.

for that price you have enoguh features, it's realy worth you money!

but there are quiet a few other hosting companies that are offering the same packages with more disk space, more bandwidth.

still is this one of the best web hosting company I found meaby there are some better, but if you bought this one, you're not

missing much.

they have good customer service too if you have any problems just ask them.
 
 


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avatar   by orangesjuice on July 28, 2010 at 1:34 PM CST

 
 
 
Web host for personal use

I've used 1&1 now for a good couple of years and I've not had anything to note about in terms of problems. The only time when I had a problem, which was more trivial than anything (had to make sure all my emails were getting forwarded to a single address) they were more than happy to help.

Based on my experience I'd recommend them to others especially considering their pricing is more than reasonable.
 
 


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avatar   by mikelivingston on July 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM CST

 
 
 
1 & 1 Web Hosting gives great service

I first became aquainted with 1&1 through an online business I had in early 2003, and a friend told me about buying domain names and having them point to my cookie-cutter website that the business I had gave me. I did not know much about domain registration or even buying domains, but the customer service at 1&1 was really great. They even took the trouble to explain a few things to me about domain forwarding, and even how to choose good names. I remember a few times, when I called their customer service line, I was on the phone for a half-hour to forty-five minutes. I didn't use all of the features on the site that they offered, but I was impressed with their customer service, knowledge, ease of use and 24/7 support, which made my decision to go to them in the future very easy. I wasn't even aware of their reputation before I used them, So this is a very unbiased opinion.
 
 


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avatar   by ceejaay on July 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM CST

 
 
 
1&1 Web Hosting is FAIRLY Good

I have used 1&1 Web Hosting to make multiple websites in the past. The website is sort of plain, although they do have some nice features for FREE users. The most interesting part I think I ever thought about this website is that you can get 1 year of website hosting for FREE! Most typical internet web hosters only leave your website online for around 1-3 months and then you have to start all over. The cons of 1&1 Web Hosting are the prices are too high, and the support for their website is lame. If you have questions about anything on their website, it takes them anywhere from 12-24 hours to get back to you about your issue. All in all, the service is good, just a few things I do not care for.
 
 


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avatar   by NextGen on July 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM CST

 
 
 
This helped my private server!

I play runescape private servers, and this helped me host one of my own! For a cheap price, I could have everything I wanted on my server! I disliked nothing about this web hosting service! I got my server up in one day! this really helped me out, and I'm looking forward to running my server!
 
 


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avatar   by woohoojin5 on July 26, 2010 at 8:50 PM CST

 
 
 
Good, but can be much better and cheaper

1&1 is a good web hosting site but is slightly expensive as compared to other hosts. There is not much difference in quality of service which others provide, but it's expensive as compared to others which give you the same service at a cheaper rate. I feel due to the high amount of competition in web hosting it is very difficult to analyze which host is better and which is giving you more at a cheaper rate. So I feel 1& 1 is a good web hosting site but could have been much better and much cheaper than the current rates.
 
 


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avatar   by kiran12688 on July 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM CST

 
 
 
Great Hosting

I have to say the main reason I joined 1&1 hosting was because of their free hosting for 1 year. But that's whats great about it is that it's prices are pretty good and that no other site had an offer like that, not even host gator. Other than the 1 year offer, it had good and stable hosting as well as security. When my friends need hosting I usually tell them 1&1 for their good prices and good offers. When my hosting expires next year I will know who to go with and it's 1&1 hosting because of it's great hosting.
 
 


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avatar   by luannburt23 on July 2, 2010 at 10:39 AM CST

 
 
 
Good but you can find better prices

I have used 1&1 Web Hosting once in the past. They are great at everything they do except for a few things. The few were that the prices were ok but you can get better prices at other hosting companies that also offer more options. Also there nameservers were slow ,it would take a long time to point my subdomains else where and have them be updated. All in all a good starting company, not the best for a large scale site.
 
 


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avatar   by Taser on July 2, 2010 at 9:26 AM CST

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The product is good and cheap too

1&1 Web Hosting is a superb product that is very easy to use, they give a one on one tutorial on how to use it and one can even call their customer service free if there is any problem. I have received a number of calls from them wanting to know how I am progressing with the product. The disk space is awesome 120Gb for just $2.49 per month, incredible. I started with beginner to try the product but now I have upgraded to the home, I would have gone for business or professional but since I don't need a larger space and the space on the home stage is even too much for me, but I had to upgrade to it because of some features here that are not on the beginner stage. I will recommend this product to any body that wants a cheap and easy to use web hosting.
 
 


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Easy and User Friendly for n00bs

One of my very first websites was hosted with 1and1 web hosting. 1and1 is an affordable web hosting service that is great if you need to get a site up and online really quickly. 1and1 makes it very simple and easy for you to set up a website or new Wordpress blog. However you will run into limitations if you plan on doing any bulk domain changes, because with 1and1, everything is 1 by 1.
 
 


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