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1&1 Cloud Server
Select your data center:
Select your operating system:
No matter which 1&1 Cloud Server configuration you choose, you’ll benefit from all the advantages of the cloud, with the options to switch, shut down or adjust your package on an hourly basis to meet your changing needs.
  • NEW: Selectable data center
  • Unlimited traffic
  • Flexible firewall
  • Load balancers
  • Private networks
  • Private IPs
  • No minimum contract term
  • 24/7 Support
Intel Cloud Technology

1&1 Cloud Servers are powered by Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and E5-2683 v3 processors

Intel Cloud Spectator
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Standard configurations at budget pricing:

Save money by operating within standardized configuration parameters. These can be adjusted at any time.

This configuration is only available with a Linux operating system
Cloud ServerS
A starter configuration for mini projects and testing purposes

1 vCore

512 MB

30 GB

$0 /month* $0 /hour*
Cloud ServerM
Ideal as a development environment for small projects

1 vCore

1 GB

40 GB

$0 /month* $0 /hour*
Cloud ServerL
The right web server solution for small to medium-sized businesses

2 vCore

2 GB

80 GB

$0 /month* $0 /hour*
Cloud ServerXL
Perfect for your online store and database applications

2 vCore

4 GB

120 GB

$0 /month* $0 /hour*
Cloud ServerXXL
Configuration suitable to larger websites and projects

4 vCore

8 GB

160 GB

$0 /month* $0 /hour*
Cloud Server3XL
Ideal for SaaS projects and media streaming

8 vCore

16 GB

240 GB

$0 /month* $0 /hour*
Cloud Server4XL
Suitable for very large projects and applications

12 vCore

32 GB

360 GB

$0 /month* $0 /hour*
Cloud Server5XL
An ideal configuration for the largest amounts of data processing

16 vCore

48 GB

500 GB

$0 /month* $0 /hour*
Start with a fully flexible configuration!

To learn about the advantages of the FLEX package, click here

Cloud ServerFLEX

1 vCore

1 GB

20 GB

Number of CPUs (vCores) ($7.20/vCore/month*)
Number of CPUs (vCores) ($0.010/vCore/hour*)
RAM Memory (GB) ($7.20/GB/month*)
RAM Memory (GB) ($0.010/GB/hour*)
SSD Storage (GB) ($7.20/100 GB/month*)
SSD Storage (GB) ($0.010/100 GB/hour*)
General server features

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

Multiple virtual machines

Operation of up to 99 virtual servers possible under one contract

Deploy your server in less than 55 sec

The powerful 1&1 Cloud Server enables you to deploy a VM in 55 seconds

Choice of data center

Select the data center where your virtual machine (VM) will be hosted


1-16 vCores per each Virtual Machine

minimum 1 vCore


1-128 GB RAM

minimum 1 GB

SSD storage space

Solid state drive, the fastest and latest storage technology

minimum 20 GB

Load balancing

Distribute your traffic workload between several servers to always guarantee the best performance for your websites

Shared storage

Share information between your servers creating shared storage volumes accessible using NFS or CIFS protocols

Hot-add resize

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

KVM console

Use KVM console to access your server as if it was physically on your desktop

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


VMware virtualization technology

SAN storage

All virtual servers are stored in SAN storage (not local disks or other distributed solutions) 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 customers data in accordance with the latest safety standards in data encryption with the 1&1 SSL Certificate

High performance data centers

Hosted in the high performance data center of your choice

Central firewall management

Network security system that controls the network traffic based on an applied rule set, from Cloud Panel you define firewall policies that can be applied to all VMs


IPS and IDS build the first barrier in our security network to protect against unwanted access


IPS and IDS build the first barrier in our security network to protect against unwanted access


A reliable backup solution to ensure the security of your data

Server snapshot

Create snapshots when you want to preserve the state of a virtual machine, allowing you to return to the same state repeatedly, or just consolidate changes

Server image

Create server images manually or automatically (e.g. schedule the automatic creation of server images daily or weekly), later you can deploy new servers based on these images

User logs

Detailed information about all actions performed in the Cloud Panel

Private networks

You will be able to create a private network (VLAN) in order to have an additional private interface managed by you.

1&1 Antivirus

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

Norton™ Internet Security

Optional local virus protection on your computer

Operating systems

Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Datacenter: Most feature-rich version) - $10.00 per month ($0.0002 per minute)
Windows Server® 2008 R2 (Datacenter: Most feature-rich version) - $10.00 per month ($0.0002 per minute)


Ubuntu 14.04 - free
Ubuntu 12.04 - free
CentOS 7 - free
CentOS 6 - free


Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 - $30.00 per month ($0.0007 per minute)

Customer service
24/7 phone support

Speak with a technical agent

Free e-mail support

From a dedicated technical support team

Configuration and administration
Full root access

Full root/administrator access for comprehensive system control

Administration Tool cPanel

cPanel + WHM interface for easy administration


Administration Tool Plesk 12.5

Unlimited users, reseller support, unlimited domains


1&1 Cloud Panel

Easily manage all your server functions

1&1 Control Panel

Access to your user settings plus convenient configuration and contract management

Advanced monitoring

Control all server and network activities in a few clicks, with excellent usability and no nested menus

Additional users

Create additional users and assign different permissions for additional security control

Database / programming
SQL Server®

Database management software optionally included with your servers
SQL Server® 2012 Standard - $300.00 per month ($0.0069 per minute) for every 4 CPUs
SQL Server® 2012 Web - $40.00 per month ($0.0009 per minute) for every 4 CPUs

Preinstalled applications

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

Script languages

PHP 5, Perl, Python

Database support

MySQL 5 database for demanding dynamic web applications

CronJobs / scheduled tasks

Automatic program launch at specific times

Software Development Kit

SDKs are available for various programming languages such as Python, PHP and .NET

Additional IP addresses

Assign more than 1 public IP address to your servers - $5/IP/month


Use domain as fixed Internet address

Additional domains

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

1&1 Subdomains

Subdomains via 1&1 DNS server, unlimited via Plesk

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)

Own local mail server

Choice between 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 server level

1&1 Anti-phishing

Protection from fake web pages

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

Global access to files at all times!

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 and website tools
1&1 Merchandise Shop

Own merchandise items with Spreadshirt

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 features
1&1 SSL Certificate
1&1 SSL Certificate
An SSL Certificate ensures a 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://".
The fastest and latest storage technology included by default
55 Seconds
55 Seconds
Deploy a VM in 55 seconds
Increase your server's resources without downtime
Cloud Apps
Cloud Apps
More than 100 popular apps such as WordPress, Magento, ownCloud or GitLab can now be installed directly from our 1&1 Cloud App Center or the Cloud Panel – allowing you to get your projects online even faster.

Learn more
Load Balancer
Load Balancer
Distribute your traffic workload between several of your servers with a few clicks
Shared Storage
Shared Storage
Share information between servers via shared storage volumes accessible using NFS or CIFS protocols
SAN storage
SAN storage
All virtual servers are stored in SAN storage to guarantee the best possible security
Full API
Full API
Take advantage of the fully documented application programming interface (API). You can carry out all available actions via the Cloud Panel or through third-party applications.

View API documentation
Software Development Kits
Software Development Kits
1&1 Software Development Kits (SDKs) are now available on GitHub for various programming languages such as Python, PHP and .Net.
With the REST-API, you can interact with the 1&1 cloud platform and manage it in each respective language.

To the SDKs
Easy access to a reliable backup solution to ensure the security of your data
With VPN (Virtual Private Network), a secure connection is established between a local PC and your cloud servers.
Encryption is performed by using TLS (Transport Layer Security), the successor to SSL encryption. Within the Cloud Panel, you can download a corresponding VPN certificate which once installed, directly establishes a VPN connection to your cloud servers.
Before data reaches your server, all traffic is filtered through our central firewall within the networks of our data centers. For example, DoS attacks are quickly intercepted within the network meaning individual servers do not have to deal with any threats. The central firewall management function has been made available for this purpose within the Cloud Panel. Firewall options can be changed to suit your needs, and then simultaneously applied to single or multiple VMs.
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 center location can be found within your Cloud Panel under "Advanced Options". The server components of our US customers will automatically be held exclusively in our US data center unless otherwise changed.

The new 1&1 Cloud App Center

Easy, one-click installs of the most popular server applications for your 1&1 Cloud Server

A whole world of apps in just a click
  • Over 100 apps from 55 categories
  • Specifically for cloud servers: Infrastructure apps, stacks and many other professional cloud applications
  • All apps are installed with their latest versions!
The new 1&1 Cloud App Center is the fastest way to get your application up and running.

Learn more
Maximum security and
Secure your web projects!
Secure data transaction
Secure hacker protection
Secure Data Centers
Symantec SSL certificates are now included with all 1&1 packages, providing maximum protection of your website.
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Included with all 1&1 products: DDoS protection secures your website against hacker attacks and cyber crime.
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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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Our newly-developed Cloud Server combines all the benefits of a physical server with the advanced capabilities of the cloud! Experience it for yourself – try the 1&1 Cloud Server for one month, free and with no obligation!

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More information

Cloud server from 1&1

  • What is a cloud server?

    The new 1&1 Server cloud product is a cloud hosting solution that allows companies to individually and dynamically manage IT resources (hardware and software) and align them to the scope and requirements of IT projects. This means that you can flexibly manage your website hosting options and IT resources with unparalleled precision. In fact, with our simple and intuitive hot-add resize feature, the 1&1 Cloud Server gives webmasters the freedom to increase the amount of storage, processing power and RAM via sliders – while benefittng from uninterrupted access and full functionality at all times. This means that your dynamic resources within your cloud server can grow seamlessly alongside your website – giving you ultimate control and peace of mind.

    A cloud server is particularly suitable for web projects of larger online start-ups, eCommerce or corporate applications such as intranets, CRM and ERP systems. Thanks to the combined security and performance features of the cloud server, both dynamic performance and data security are guaranteed. Security and performance are the most important elements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provided by 1&1. These include SAN storage for increased protection, integrated and automatic backups, additional IP addresses, SSL certificates and a choice of professional anti-virus solutions depending on your preference. Together, these feature-sets combine to create a truly comprehensive cloud server suitable for a range of professional applications.
  • Who can benefit from the 1&1 Cloud Server?

    Although many medium-sized businesses have previously considered taking advantage of dynamic resources within cloud servers, until now, there has been a distinct lack of reliable services that are also easy to use. Thankfully, 1&1 now offers the very best security, reliability and simplicity for small and medium-sized businesses that are looking to get started with cloud servers in the US.Thanks to advances in cloud server technology, users now have the ability to deploy new virtual machines in 55 seconds for the fastest server setup. Alongside this, 1&1 provides the option to define private networks and create additional users with individual rights at any time – giving you and your collaborators even greater control. In addition, with the ability to share information through NFS and CIFS protocols, you can take advantage of an integrated load balancer that allows you to distribute your workload over several servers with just a few clicks. With SSD storage space, you can benefit from the latest storage technology combined with cloud server technology.
  • What is the cost of 1&1's cloud servers in the US?

    Offering the best value for money anywhere on the Internet, 1&1's cloud server options provide access to 100 GB SSD storage at $7.20 per month, 1 vCore at $7.20 per month and 1 GB RAM at $7.20 per month. However, should you only use your cloud server for 15 days, you will only be charged for that amount of time. For example, if you create a basic configuration (1 vCore, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB SSD with Linux CentOS) this would work out to $15.84 per month. If you then use this configuration for just 10 days, 20 hours and 10 minutes, you will have used approximately 33% of a 30 day month. Once the cost is broken down, you will be charged just $5.22 (33% of $15.84) at the end of the month.

    Another great feature of dynamic cloud servers is that you are free to either increase or decrease your services and capacity at any time. This ensures ultimate flexibility within your cloud server hosting package – helping you to keep down costs without compromising the functionality and accessibility of your website.
  • How long does it take to setup a virtual machine on a 1&1 Cloud Server?

    All features found within 1&1's cloud servers are ready and waiting for you to access them. These include pre-installed app templates, fully integrated backup options, advanced monitoring systems that allow you to configure and monitor all of your network resources, and full API so you can carry out any actions either through the 1&1 Cloud Panel or through your software of choice – wherever you may be. In addition to this, new virtual machines can be added in less 55 seconds through our Fast Server Deployment feature, allowing for super-quick setup times.

    In addition, as leaders within our industry, 1&1 has been at the cutting edge of Internet and cloud server technologies since 2001 – embracing innovation and excellence at every turn. 1&1 has always been committed to the very best customer service and we are happy to provide expert advice where we can.

    This means that you can count on 1&1 to help you get setup with a minimum of fuss. Rest assured, our highly knowledgeable technicians are available to take your query or question via telephone or e-mail, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – meaning that any setup issues regarding your dynamic resources within your cloud server can be dealt with immediately.
  • What features can I expect with a cloud server from 1&1?

    Cloud servers from 1&1 offer many powerful features to help you enjoy the very best in web hosting. All of our packages come with super-fast SSD storage standard, shared storage, SAN storage, integrated load balancing, a KVM console, integrated backups and a comprehensive user and rights management system. Hot-add resizing without downtime penalties also comes as part of the package. In addition to this, 1&1 has also placed emphasis on optimizing the cloud server dashboard for increased usability. This means that your cloud server is easy to setup and maintain well into the future.

    1&1 has also incorporated API features that allow the automation of all routine operations such as server configuration. This means that, in just a few simple clicks, you can setup new servers and manage the administration of existing servers in real time from the 1&1 dashboard. Finally, with the inclusion of advanced SSL certificates and access to NFS and CIFS protocols, you have comprehensive control of your dynamic resources in your cloud server at all times. Sign up for the very best in cloud server technology from 1&1 today.
  • Can I choose the location of my cloud server?

    Yes, thanks to the multitude of 1&1 Data Centers you can choose where exactly you would like your cloud server to be hosted. Especially in regard to optimizing loading time, it is beneficial for the server to be located as close to you as possible. That is why 1&1 offers you a choice between cloud servers located in USA, Germany and Spain – free of charge. The cloud panel also allows you to choose between data centers for the creation of virtual machines later on.
  • Can I move existing virtual machines to a different data center?

    Yes, with the clone function in the cloud panel you can easily move already existing virtual machines to a different data center in the USA, Germany or Spain. Please note, that this will automatically change the IP address to one belonging to the new data center. Our support team is here to help you around the clock at 1-866-991-2631.
  • Which other cloud server features can I use across various data centers?

    The 1&1 firewall, monitoring policies and the clone function are the first features that can be used by all data centers. Each firewall rule that has been created is available for every data center and can be assigned to every server. Other features like shared storage, the load balancer, private networks and VPN cannot be used by a variety of data centers yet, as they must be configured for each center separately. We are working on making these features available across various data centers.
  • How easy is it to set up a cloud server?

    If you are a small or medium sized business interested in signing up twith a cheap cloud hosting provider in the US but are worried the process will be complicated, then rest assured: cloud hosting solutions from 1&1 are simple and reliable. Cloud servers can be easily purchased from the 1&1 website and installed in just a few clicks—with no minimum contract, unlimited traffic, easy admin, and all the most popular apps already prepared for you. All cloud hosting packages from 1&1 provide a low-cost introduction to the cloud that can be easily adapted to meet your requirements.

    If you experience any problems during the setup process, you can rely on 1&1 for the very best customer service. Our team of highly knowledgeable technicians are ready by phone or email—24 hours a day, seven days a week—to help you resolve any issues with your cloud server immediately. Put simply, 1&1 is the best cloud hosting provider, whatever your requirements.
  • What's the difference between cloud hosting and dedicated servers?

    Nowadays the two main options for hosting are the cloud or a dedicated server, both have their advantages, it simply depends on which one is better suited to your needs. Some companies choose a dedicated server because they consider it to be more secure, it is a bit like having your own personal laptop to store all your data. But unlike cloud hosting, a dedicated server comes with a fixed amount of storage space. A cheap cloud hosting provider like 1&1 offers the benefit of reducing overall expenses by storing data and information in 'the cloud', which is pay per usage. Unlike a dedicated server, a dynamic cloud server can be updated to meet your needs—if you need less storage all you have to do is reduce it, thereby reducing how much you pay. Another advantage of choosing a dynamic cloud server is that it can easily be upgraded, which is perfect for businesses who need more resources at certain times of the year.