Drupal Cloud Hosting
  • Web hosting with dedicated resources: Adjustable anytime with billing by the minute
  • Preconfigured Drupal stack with automatic resource allocation among projects as needed
  • Managed service: for the operating system
    and Drupal stack
  • Includes a $50 starting credit!


Managed Cloud

Managed Cloud

Managed Cloud

Hosting M

Hosting L

Hosting XL

    • Intel® Xeon® Processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3

    • Security updates

    • Software updates:
      System and stack components

    • Managed firewall rules

    • Intel® Xeon® Processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3

    • Security updates

    • Software updates:
      System and stack components

    • Managed firewall rules

    • Intel® Xeon® Processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3

    • Security updates

    • Software updates:
      System and stack components

    • Managed firewall rules

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General Features Overview
Pay according to your configuration and without a minimum contract period

You only pay for what you use: Billing of the selected configuration by the minute

Multiple Servers

Up to 99 Servers in one contract

Multiple Projects/Websites

Setup multiple projects or websites. The exact amount will depend on the number of CPUs, RAM and SSD storage of the server. In the smallest configuration (Managed Cloud Hosting S), up to four projects/websites are possible

Automatic resource sharing

Server resources are automatically allocated as necessary when running multiple projects/websites. For projects with high performance requirements, for example from high traffic volume, computing power and resources are automatically adjusted to current needs

Project ready in just 55 seconds

Your project will be ready in just 55 seconds with the powerful 1&1 Cloud

Data center locations

Your choice of data center location, included free

Processors (vCores)

1-16 vCores

Minimum 1 vCore


0.5-128 GB RAM

Minimum 0.5 GB

SSD storage

Solid state drive, the fastest and latest storage technology

Minimum 20 GB

Hot-add resize

Increase your project's configuration(resources) without swtiching it off

Interactive Invoice

Full billing transparency: Whether you want to see your expenses aggregated or broken down to individual minutes, or you need to forcast your future expenses, Interactive Invoice lets you do it all


Virtualization technology from Docker and Kubernetes

SAN storage

All projects are stored in SAN storage to guarantee the best possible security


Unlimited incoming and outgoing traffic free of charge


10 Gbit/s internal network connectivity

Security with SSL Certificate

Secure your customer's data in accordance with the latest safety standards in data encryption with the 1&1 SSL Certificate

High-performance data center

Hosted in the high performance data center of your choice

Firewall management

All firewall settings are managed by 1&1

1&1 Antivirus

Perfect virus protection for 1&1 Mailboxes (client only)

Norton™ Internet Security

Optional local virus protection on your computer

Operating System

Managed Cloud Hosting is administered and maintained by 1&1. You have the option to choose application-specific optimized stacks or create your own custom stack from over 20 combinations with the ability to reconfigure them any time

Stack components

Web servers: Apache, Nginx
Databases: MySQL, MariaDB, Passenger
Scripting languages: PHP 5.6, PHP 7.2, Python 2, Python 3, Node.js 4, Node.js 6, Perl 5
Framework: Zend
Apps (in standalone stack): WordPress, Drupal

Customer Service
24/7 support

Available free of charge

Free e-mail support

Free e-mail support by trained experts

Configuration & Administration
1&1 Cloud Panel

Centralized administration controls for easy management of all features and functions

1&1 Control Panel

Access to your account information as well as simple management of your contract

Shell access (via SSH)

Encrypted access to project content

Databases and Programming Languages
Preinstalled applications

Deploy your project with applications already installed on (e.g. WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, etc.)


MySQL and MariaDB databases supported

Included with managed packages


Use a domain as a fixed Internet address. Choose from the following domain extensions:
.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .website, .club, .me

1 domain included

IPv4 addresses

1 IPv4 address included for every project

Additional IPv4 addresses

Assign additional public IPv4 addresses to your projects - $5/month per IPv4 address

Additional domains

Additional domains with more than 100 TLDs - starting at $0.99/year

1&1 Subdomains

Subdomains via 1&1 DNS server

External domains

Integration of external domains from other providers

DNS management

Individual configuration of DNS records (e.g. for external domains or own mail and DNS services)

Your own local mail server

Select a local or 1&1 mail server for each domain

1&1 Mailboxes

1&1 Mailboxes

1&1 Mailbox Storage

Available storage space per mailbox

2 GB
1&1 Webmail 2.0

Easy access to mail with any browser

1&1 Anti-spam

Automatic SPAM protection at the server level

1&1 Anti-phishing

Protection from phishing e-mails

Microsoft® Exchange

Professional groupware-capable mail solution with mail, events, and address book from Microsoft (supports ActiveSync) - $9.99/month

1&1 MailXchange

Professional groupware-capable mail solution with mail, events, and address book - starting at $2.99/month

1&1 Online Storage
1&1 Online Storage

Access your data anytime, anywhere!

2 GB
1&1 Office Drive Manager

Access your Online Storage directly via Windows Explorer!

1&1 Mobile Online Storage

Mobile access to your files with iOS and Android

Marketing & Website Tools
1&1 Webtool

More website performance

1&1 SEO Pro

Make it easier for search engines to find your website - starting at $9.99/month

Top performance for your project
1&1 SSL Certificate
1&1 SSL Certificate
An SSL Certificate ensures the safe exchange of information over the Internet. Any information exchanged between your website and a visitor will be protected against unauthorized access. A website that uses an SSL can be identified by the URL beginning with "https://".
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Traffic
With 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting packages, you never have to worry about traffic volume again. Unlimited traffic is included. No extra or hidden costs!
Unlimited E-mail Accounts
Unlimited E-mail Accounts
1&1 Unlimited packages enable you to create an unlimited number of e-mail mailboxes for you and your employees with the domains included in the package.
SSD Storage
SSD Storage
In the Cloud Panel you can allocate up to 2.5 TB (5x500GB) of SSR storage for each VM. The 1&1 Cloud Server uses only the latest storage technology from SolidFire, thereby reducing data access times compared to standard hard drives up to tenfold.
55 Seconds
55 Seconds
Deploy a VM in 55 seconds or less!
Choice of data center
Choice of data center
You now have the option of creating and holding all virtual machines and other server components mentioned in your contract, in different data centers within Europe and the USA. This allows you to, for example, improve access times to your server or build transatlantic redundant infrastructures for your international customers. The option to choose the location can be found within your Cloud Panel under "Advanced Options". By default, server components of our US customers will be located in our US data centers unless otherwise requested.
1-Click App
1-Click Apps
Applications installed and ready to use in just 1 click.
Our cloud platforms use only the highest quality state-of-the-art components from brands like HP, Intel, SolidFire and F5 Networks. Our goal is to make our products as fail-safe as possible and thus guaranteeing at least 99.9% availability and meaning your servers and business run smoothly.

Maximum security and

Secure your web projects!
Secure data transaction
Secure Data Centers
Symantec SSL certificates are now included with all 1&1 packages, providing maximum protection of your website.
Learn more
The 1&1 Data Centers are among the safest and most modern in the US, verified with ISO-27001:2013 certification from TUV Nord.
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What our customers are saying about us:

FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic

Cloud hosting

  • What is the difference between web hosting, a dedicated server and cloud hosting?

    Our cloud hosting offer stands out for its flexibility and user-friendliness. You configure the technical features yourself and, in doing so, select the individual components for your hosting; we then handle the entire server setup. What's more, we also handle all updates – including all necessary security updates. In short, with the managed cloud, you enjoy the benefits whilst we do the work.

    With a Cloud Server, you also configure the server yourself and select the processor and operating system. However, unlike cloud hosting, with a cloud server you are responsible for security and updates.

    As an alternative to the above package, you can also take advantage of our web hosting offers. Web hosting provides you with available web space on our server, enabling you to host your own website, and more. The performance capabilities are the same, and security updates are handled entirely by us.
  • Who is cloud hosting designed for and how does it work?

    Managed cloud hosting is especially suited to users who want flexible customization of their server performance. This is therefore a great option for young companies, for example, who initially want to start with a small online shop but expect heavy visitor and customer traffic in the future. With our cloud hosting offer, you can easily and immediately adjust the available services, as the resources can be individually scaled at any time. Whilst the performance of our smallest package is fixed, the larger packages can be configured at any time in terms of processor performance, memory and data storage. All services are available around the clock, and potential changes are implemented immediately. No matter which managed cloud hosting package you choose, security and updates are handled by us. However, you are responsible for all the content that you provide—including web apps and their updates.
  • How secure is cloud hosting?

    Our data centers are among the most secure systems in Europe, and easily satisfy the strict German data protection regulations. In the event of hardware failure, the resources are spread across other hardware components and your offers are automatically recovered. For the time being, our managed cloud is only available with Linux as an operating system. However, we are already planning for it to be available with Windows.

    Of course, we constantly review the system for security and keep it up-to-date. With our managed cloud hosting, you have no root access to the system—it is therefore not possible to accidentally create security loopholes. Rather, with the managed cloud, you can count on our overall know-how to ensure that your server is secure and protected.
  • How scalable and efficient is cloud hosting?

    The biggest advantage of the managed cloud from 1&1 is the easy scalability of the available resources and its precise billing. With the more comprehensive packages in particular, sliders enable you to conveniently increase the components for processor cores, memory and hard drive space. Equally, if you require less performance and want to decrease the resources used, this is also no problem – except for SSD space. It is only with the starter package that the individual components cannot be adjusted; this is to keep it as simple and clear as possible. Our cloud hosting enables you to be flexible and ensures you only pay for the services that you use. So if after the first third of the month you decide to increase your server's performance, you will only pay for increased performance for the last two-thirds of the month. Billing and activation of services takes place in real time. What's more, you needn't worry about downtime or a server reboot.
  • What is a stack?

    A stack is a software package that contains the entire infrastructure necessary for the smooth operation of the server. With our cloud hosting, you have the option of using either our standard LAMP stack (LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) or combining different technologies. Thus, for example, you could combine PHP and MySQL with an NGINX webserver.
  • Why do I need 1&1 stack management for cloud hosting?

    Cloud computing encompasses a broad range of services and enables convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources—like networks, servers, storage, applications or other services. Cloud hosting also gives developers quick access to a stack of software that is commonly referred to as the cloud hosting stack. This stack contains all the software necessary to run an application and enables you to make the most out of your server infrastructure. With 1&1 stack management for your cloud hosting, you can tailor your stack to your application, so it only includes features relevant to you. For example, if you run a WordPress blog, make sure your stack only includes software that is applicable to WordPress. You can either choose from our preassembled stacks, or create your very own—1&1 offers highly customizable stack options suitable for any application. Combine the freedom and flexibility of a cloud server with the security of a managed stack using 1&1 stack management for cloud hosting.