Cloud hosting by 1&1

Cloud Hosting

Includes a $100 starting credit!

Select your stack

Customize your stack by choosing the web server, data center, scripting language and applications


Managed Cloud

Managed Cloud

Managed Cloud

Managed Cloud

Hosting M

Hosting L

Hosting XL

Hosting XXL


Now with all packages:
$ 100 starting credit

Web hosting with dedicated resources:
Adjustable anytime with billing by the minute

NEW Free choice of stack configuration and automatic resource distribution to meet the demands of your projects

Managed service:
For operating system and stack

Top performance for your project

1&1 SSL Certificate
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited E-Mail-Accounts
SSD Storage
55 Seconds
Choice of data center
1-Click App

Top Performance

With our new 1&1 cloud technology, you get dedicated resources and customizable stack components that are scalable on demand with by-the-minute billing.

Practical and Flexible

The optimized and complimentary stack components (operating system, web server, database, scripting language or applications) are configured to match your usage profile. All components are automatically installed and managed by 1&1. Scale resources anytime as your need changes by adjusting CPUs, RAM and storage space, with by-the-minute billing. We offer convenience and maximum flexibility for your projects.

Intelligent and future-proof

Depending on the package chosen, you can now operate up to 99 projects simultaneously. Resources are automatically allocated to ensure top performance for each one at all times. If your project requires more resources, you can easily scale up at any time. You'll always benefit from maximum performance and optimal resource utilization for your projects, both now and in the future.

Maximum security and reliability

Secure data transaction

Symantec SSL certificates are now included with all 1&1 packages, providing maximum protection of your website.

Secure Data Centers

The 1&1 Data Centers are among the safest and most modern in the US, verified with ISO-27001:2013 certification from TUV Nord.

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.