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Whatever your development plans are, your server has to meet your requirements. At 1&1, we understand this. Our servers guarantee performance, flexibility, and security.

We offer a flexible range of servers for every demand, with the latest generation of hardware and unlimited traffic.

If you have any questions you can send me an e-mail at

Daniel H.


High performance, maximum flexibility, full cost control

  • Full root access
  • Dedicated resources
  • NEW Sleep mode- Store your data for up to 6 months at no cost
    You can put your server into sleep mode when you shut it down. In this state, your data is stored, free of charges, for up to 6 months.
  • Fail-safe security
  • Redundant storage and processing units protect your cloud server automatically against failures
  • Add up to 99 virtual machines under one contract
  • NEW Professional Backup (optional)
  • Snapshot with additional security through restore points

Configure your 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server:

No Minimum Contract Period


If you are seeking maximum flexibility with the option to deactivate your cloud server at any time. Includes up to 6 months of free standby time via sleep mode.
You can put your server into sleep mode when you shut it down. In this state, your data is stored, free of charges, for up to 6 months.
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CPU (vCores)$0.02per hour
RAM GB $0.02per hour
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Operating SystemLinuxWindows$0.00per hour
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Flexible Configuration (30 days with no adjustments)
$0 per month*
Total monthly price (30 days)
Minimum order: 1 vCore, 1GB RAM and 100 GB Hard Disk Space
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Initial configuration can be changed at any time

Annual Plan


If you want your cloud server on a fixed-term basis, combining consistent performance with high flexibility.
CPU (vCores)1
Hard Disk Space100 GB
$0 per month*
Basic Configuration
CPU (vCores)(1) +$0.02per hour
RAM(1) + GB $0.02per hour
Hard Disk Space(100) + GB $0.02per hour
Operating SystemLinuxWindows$0.00per hour
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$0 per month*
Flexible Configuration (30 days with no adjustments)
$0 per month*
Total monthly price (30 days)
Initial configuration can be changed at any time

Basic Configuration

Fixed monthly price

Flexible Configuration

Can be changed at any time with hourly billing

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Top Features
NEW!SnapshotCapture your complete configuration, creating a restore point
NEW!SystemsParallels® Plesk 12 (unlimited) free of charge
Pay per configurationBilling of the selected configuration by the hour
Multiple virtual machinesOperation of up to 99 virtual servers possible under one contract
NEW!1&1 Cloud Server AppMobile management of your Dynamic Cloud Server
MonitoringMonitoring of your server services via browser or mobile app
2000 GB Traffic includedIP data traffic up to 100 Mbit/s without forced throttling, 2000 GB included
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vCores1-8 vCores cores per DCSMinimum 1 vCore
ArchitectureCitrix Xen Server on AMD multicore architecture
RAM1-32 GB RAMMinimum 1 GB
Hard-disk space100-800 GB available storage spaceMinimum 100 GB
StorageCentral, redundant high-performance SAN
Bandwidth100 Mbit for quick connection to the Internet
Traffic2000 GB IP data traffic included per month, up to 100 Mbit/s without forced throttlingFree of charge
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Linux Standard
  • CentOS 6 minimal system
  • CentOS 7 minimal system
  • Debian 7 minimal system
  • openSUSE 13.1 minimal system
  • Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS minimal system
  • Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS minimal system
  • CentOS 7 with Parallels Plesk Panel 12
  • openSUSE 13.1 with Parallels Plesk 12
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Windows Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with Parallels Plesk 12
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with Parallels Plesk 12
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with Parallels Plesk 12
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with Parallels Plesk 12
$0.05 per hour$0.05 per hour
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Full root accessFull root/administrator access for comprehensive system control
NEW!Server management appServer management via mobile app
MonitoringMonitoring of your server services via browser or mobile app
NEW: Parallels® Plesk 12Parallels® Plesk 12 included (unlimited users, reseller support, unlimited domains)
1&1 Control PanelAccess to your user settings and comfortable configuration and contract management
Reset and reinitializationReset or reinitialization possible at all times
Recovery toolSpecial emergency system enables access to your server for troubleshooting purposes
VNC consoleAccess your server even during network downtime
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SnapshotCapture your complete configuration, creating a restore point
High-performance data centerHosted in one of the most modern data centers in the US
1&1 FirewallExternal Cisco-based IP firewall
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Custom applicationsInstallation of custom applications possible ‒ ideal for developers
Script languagesPHP 5, Perl, PythonASP, ASP.NETASP, ASP.NETPHP 5, Perl, Python, PHP6 beta
Database supportMySQL 5 database for demanding dynamic Web applicationsunlimited
CronJobs / scheduled tasksAutomatic program launch at specific times
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Own IP addressOwn static IP address
Domains* Use domain as fixed Internet address optional
Additional domainsAdditional domains from more than 100 TLDs
1&1 SubdomainsSubdomains via 1&1 DNS server, unlimited via Plesk
External domainsIntegration of external domains from other providers
DNS managementIndividual configuration of DNS records (e.g. for external domains or own mail and DNS services)
*Does not apply to the server A8i, X4i, o12A-32 and o12A-64.
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Own local mail serverChoice between local or 1&1 Mail Server for each domain
1&1 Mailboxes*1&1 Mailboxes100
1&1 Mailbox Storage*Available storage space per mailbox2 GB
1&1 Webmail 2.0*Comfortable access to mail with any browser
1&1 Anti-SPAM*Automatic SPAM protection at server level
1&1 Anti-Phishing*Protection from spoofed Web pages
*Only in connection with 1&1 mail server
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Online Office Package*Word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations
1&1 Online StorageGlobal access to files at all times!2 GB
1&1 Office-Drive ManagerAccess your Online Storage directly via Windows Explorer!
NEW!1&1 Mobile Online Storage Mobile Access to your files with iOS and Android
*Only in connection with 1&1 mail server
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iStockphoto image libraryMore than 5 million royalty-free images for your website
1&1 Merchandise ShopOwn merchandise items with Spreadshirt
1&1 WebtoolMore website performance
1&1 SEO SpotlightMake it easier for search engines to find your website optional
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24/7 hotlineAvailable free of charge
Free e-mail supportFree e-mail support by trained system experts
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NEW!Professional BackupA professional backup solution to secure your data optional optional
FTP Storage 250, 500 or 1000 GB secure FTP storage space for individual backups optional
Additional IP addressesAdditional IP addresses, e.g. for special applications such as own name servers or SSL certificates optional
1&1 AntivirusPerfect virus protection for 1&1 mailboxes (client only) optional
Norton Internet SecurityOptional local virus protection on your computer optional
Microsoft ExchangeProfessional, groupware-capable Microsoft e-mail solution with e-mail, events, and address book (supports Active Sync) optional
1&1 MailXchange Professional groupware-capable mail solution with mail, events, and address book optional

Your Benefits

With the 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server, you’ll benefit from numerous features. You‘ll act as adminisrator, receive full root access, and can select from a wide variety of operating systems. Additionally, 1&1 Dynamic Cloud servers come with Snapshot, a configurable external firewall, and the latest version of Parallels® Plesk.

  • Complete Flexibility

    Our independent server resources make it possible for your 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server to be configured whenever you need. Your server can truly grow along with your business. You’ll avoid unnecessary expenses due to unused resources or migrations between different performance classes. You can configure up to 99 virtual machines, and those configurations can be made in the 1&1 Control Panel at any time.

  • Cost Control

    With 1&1’s pay per configuration feature, you can keep full control of all of your costs. We offer flexible pricing based upon hourly configuration, and you’ll only pay for cloud server performance you actually need. Throughout you billing period the Expense Tracker in your 1&1 Control Panel will provide an overview of your data consumption. The monthly statement provides a detailed breakdown of all the configured parameters and costs incurred.

  • Technical Details

    We use modern, perfectly matched hardware components to ensure that the technology of the 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server is always up to date. The Citrix Xen Server allows for the virtualization of the virtual machines and resources. Redundant computing and storage units guarantee optimal security of your data in the event of hardware failure.

  • Safe and reliable – with 1&1 Web Hosting

    Privacy and data security are extremely important to us – our data center is among the safest in the US, with high-speed redundant external connectivity, providing a secure foundation for your business. With your cloud data kept exclusively within our US data center, you can be sure that your server will remain safe and secure

  • Great Customer Service


What are the advantages of a cloud server?

Put simply, the advantages of cloud server hosting are complete flexibility and cost control. With a 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server, the amount you’re willing to spend per month is under your control. Choosing between our Flex and Advantage (annual) options, you decide how much CPU, RAM or hard disk space you want. Use the handy configuration wizard on our website to see how much you will pay for the processing and storage power you need.

Cloud servers from 1&1 will give you full root access, dedicated resources and a new sleep mode feature, with which your data can be stored on standby for up to six months. Cloud server hosting contains fail-safe security and redundant network storage, protecting you and your data should any network failures occur.

Additionally, you have the option to add up to 99 virtual machines under one contract with a cloud server from 1&1. An interesting feature for cloud web hosting is the brand new ‘Snapshot’, where you can literally create a snapshot of your configuration at any time, giving you a restore point that you can access in the future.

Are there different packages for cloud server hosting?

While there are actually two different options for a cloud server, the Flex or Advantage (annual) plans, our packages are adaptable and prices vary depending on your requirements. If you would like the ability to be super flexible with no minimum contract period, then our Flex option is perfect for you. Here, you have the possibility to deactivate your cloud server any time you like.

1&1 offers you adjustable cloud server pricing, simply use the price wizard on our website to see how much you’ll pay for the configuration you’d like. The Advantage (annual) plan option from 1&1 is great for those who require a more consistent cloud server plan on a fixed-term basis, which can actually save you money in the long run compared to the more flexible and short term Flex plan.

In addition, we’d like to introduce our new pay-per-configuration option for our cloud servers, which is based on an hourly structure. Performance features are billed by the hour, so time is money when it comes to how much you want to get out of your cloud server. Don’t forget, initial configurations can be changed at any time.

What are some technical specifications of cloud servers?

Features of the Dynamic Cloud Server are adjustable to suit your needs, however, CPUs range from 1-8 vCores, RAM varies from 1-32 GB and hard disk space from 100-800 GB of available storage space.
Your data is more secure than ever before, with the brand new 1&1 cloud servers that are connected using RAID. With geo-redundancy, your critical data is separated over several hard disks, so using the RAID network, should a hard disk fall for whatever reason, others will keep going and your cloud server won’t be damaged in any way. 1&1 cloud servers use a bandwidth that is 100 Mbit/s, resulting in a quick and stable connection to the Internet. Additionally, 2,000 GB of IP data traffic is included in our plans each month. Cloud servers are functional with Linux and Windows operating systems, both equally compatible with server administration software Parallels® Plesk 12, the leading industry tool for admin tasks.
Overseeing the cloud server hosting is the Citrix Xen Server on AMD multicore architecture, giving you the ability to run up to 99 virtual machines on a cloud server from 1&1.

How does a 1&1 cloud server keep my data safe and secure?

The 1&1 data centers are some of the most fortified and technically capable in the US. Data loss isn’t something you need to worry about with a cloud server, as daily automatic backup of your data occurs for as far back as the previous 14 days. In accordance to US regulations, our data security is top of the line, using redundant technology so that if any cloud server hosting issues arise, backup servers will automatically take over and keep your data functioning and untouched.

1&1 cloud servers come fully equipped with an external Cisco based IP firewall, completely free of charge. By using a firewall to safeguard your data, the best cloud servers are protected against the threat of online attacks, such as hackers, viruses and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). The 1&1 firewall can be completely configured and turned on or off directly from your control panel with no additional software necessary. You can also monitor any suspicious activity on your website by means of a dedicated smartphone app or via your desktop.

The new ‘Snapshot’ feature with our Dynamic Cloud Server can save your configuration at any time, giving you the peace of mind that you can manually recover data if the situation warrants.

Is a cloud server right for me?

Flexible cloud server pricing makes this option a unique and viable choice for you. With up to 99 virtual machines and adjustable configuration with the price wizard on our website, the power remains with you to know if cloud servers are suitable for your needs. The Flex package enables you to deactivate your cloud server at any time, however, the Advantage (annual ) package gives you a cheaper alternative for the long term.

Keep in mind that 1&1 offers a one month trial for our Dynamic Cloud Server, with a 30 day money back guarantee if, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with a cloud server. Of course, packages can be upgraded or downgraded depending how much usage you need. Adjustable monthly or upfront payments give you the ability to shape your own price plan for cloud web hosting.

Our expert team can be called or emailed 24/7, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if there are any questions or concerns regarding plans or which cloud server hosting package is correct for you. With our high tech data centers, geo-redundancy and a strong focus on data security, we believe that we can offer a cloud server that is perfect for you.