How flexible is managing a virtual server?
Virtual server hosting (or VPS hosting) is designed to target your specific needs. With a virtual server from 1&1, you not only have total access and control in our data center, but also a range of virtual hosting packages depending on your requirements. 1&1 offers four individual virtual server bundles, all with varying levels of CPU, RAM and HDD - but all with unlimited traffic.
We have a variety of virtual packages, and we’re sure you can find one that best suits your requirements! The vast range extends from starter bundles all the way to premium packages containing 6 CPU vCores, 6 GB of RAM and 400 GB of HDD. Whether you choose a top of the range or a starter cheap VPS package from 1&1 – you are free to switch at any time, simply contact our 24/7 support team by phone or email.
Check the status of your VPS servers whenever you like, either with the 1&1 Server Monitoring app or through an Internet browser. Additionally, VPS hosting with 1&1 is compatible with both Linux and Windows operating systems. You may install any programs or services and take complete control of admin and users, as VPS hosting has full root access with Linux or administrator access on Windows.
How powerful are the virtual servers?
Whether you choose a top of the range or a starter cheap VPS package from 1&1, you are guaranteed to receive the highest performance and greatest data security. Using multi-core processors and RAID protected hard drives, you can always count on rapid data transmission with our VPS hosting.
There won’t be any concerns over capacity of data storage limits, as VPS hosting comes with up to 12 GB of RAM and 400 GB of disk space, giving you a massive size for a variety of different applications. In the unlikely event of unplanned network outages, 1&1 provides virtual hosting with redundant network connections with 100 MB bandwidth, ensuring marginal downtime and continuation of network services.
What’s more, every 1&1 virtual server operates sophisticated virtualization mechanics by way of Parallels Virtuozzo® technology. This means that by sharing an individual system, all VPS servers have maximum performance. This is a boost to your website, as idle resources become available and efficient during peak load times.
1&1 VPS hosting is connected to brand new state-of-the-art AMD processors, so every customer of ours can enjoy stability and fast service with our high performance components.
I’m worried about keeping data safe on my virtual server, how does 1&1 ensure this?
1&1 is concerned about keeping your data secure as much as you are. Our data centers are some of the most protected and competent in the US. You won’t have to worry about data loss, as 1&1 provides daily automatic backup of your virtual server data for up to the previous 14 days.
Our data security is on par to US standards, as 1&1 uses 300 GB/s external connection for quick access time. Additionally, redundant technology means that if virtual servers experience issues, a secondary backup server automatically takes over.
All VPS hosting comes with a Cisco based firewall completely free of charge. This maintains ultra-high security, ensuring no unauthorized traffic will head your way. You are also able to monitor any activity on your website by means of a dedicated smartphone app or via your desktop.
For those with online stores or a possibility to add funds, a SSL certificate is optional but highly recommended for all VPS servers. The SSL certificate provides up to 256-bit encryption with leading web browsers, is exclusive to your domain name and is easily configured through your 1&1 Control Panel.
Is a virtual server easy to set up?
Anyone can easily and simply manage VPS web hosting, as Parallels® Plesk 12 software guides you through the process. Plesk 12 is the world’s leading software for professional server administration, giving the user stress-free management of their system and server apps.
With this particular tool for server administrators, you have the ability to manage and process the functionality of your virtual hosting and organize user accounts and email addresses with the utmost of ease. Updates controlled via the menu will make sure your virtual server is always fast, safe and efficient. A dedicated 1&1 Control Panel gives you the ability to set up or even switch on and off external firewalls and also frequent monitor checks.
Keep in mind, if you ever have any concerns or questions regarding the implementation or upkeep of your VPS hosting, please don’t hesitate to contact our expert support team available 24/7 via phone or email. No problem is too big or small, as our agents are highly trained and skilled in all areas concerning virtual hosting.
Can I change my VPS hosting package if I want to upgrade?
The option to upgrade from a more basic and cheap VPS is always an option. Keep in mind, you also will have the ability to downgrade, should you feel that your current package is exceeding your needs. In addition to the optional SSL certificate, we also offer a variety of additional add-ons. Most 1&1 virtual servers come with a .com domain free for the initial 12-month contract term, and the option to add over 700 alternate domain endings to your package.
For the best VPS hosting, it’s also worth looking at online storage options from 1&1, giving you access worldwide access at all times. A dedicated mailbox from 1&1 is also available, as well as SEO spotlight tools that can help you improve the positioning of your website in search engines. For extra security improvements, 1&1 also provides 250 to 1000 GB of storage space for individual backups, Symantec 360 or Norton virus protection for your computer and dedicated mailboxes.
1&1 is here to help with any and all concerns related to VPS hosting. We offer a one month free trial for our virtual server packages, with a 30 day money back guarantee.