Dedicated Servers

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The best performance for your server applications - We offer a wide range of different processors designed for long-term, continuous operation in servers, providing you with a high level of performance in addition to great reliability. We always put our trust in products from Intel and AMD, who are known for their high-performance processors.

HDD vs. SSD

Has the time come for SSDs to replace HDDs?
Solid state disks or drives (SSDs) have been gaining popularity because they solve many tasks much more efficiently than conventional hard disk drives (HDDs). Strictly speaking, SSDs are not hard drives at all, but have been described as devices whose memory chips and advanced controller mimic a conventional hard drive, almost like a high-capacity USB stick or flash drive. Whereas HDDs have spinning parts and save data electromechanically, SSDs store persistent data electronically on flash memory using integrated circuits (ICs).

Helping you to get the most out of your server
Solid state drives offer immediate access to data and greater stability due to the lack of moving components that could fail or break. As controllers are used to retrieve information from microchips, I/O rates and access times are much higher than could be attained with hard disk drives and therefore your server's processing power and bandwidth can be fully utilized. The SSD saves all cached data in the process of being written prior to shutting down, which minimizes data loss due to power issues. Devoid of mechanical and optical devices, there is no significant heat, noise or vibration to negatively impact on server performance.

Does your project need an SSD?
SSDs are the right choice as far as servers with frequently accessed files (e.g. large read-intensive file-based databases, storage indexes and high-end storage) are concerned. Read times for data are taking place at previously unimaginable speeds with the right controller technology: reduced read latency times, boot times and application launch times are achieved leading to improved search engine rankings and conversion rates.

High in traffic and in I/O rates
SSDs are perfect for content-rich, dynamic and interactive websites that attract high numbers of visitors making use of interactive elements, transactions and web applications such as video streaming/conferencing, virtual client support and big data analytics. Its electronic data saving process minimizes data errors and ensures data integrity. Finally, an SSD can be used as a high-performance cache and device for data center storage upgrades.

What the Intel® SSD DC S3500 / DC S3520 series offers
This Intel series of data center SSDs is all about speed and reliability. Known for its demanding application workloads, web hosting is where the SSD DC S3500 and DC S3520 excel. Websites load quickly thanks to 20nm and 16 nm 3D NAND flash technology and sequential read and write speeds of up to 500 MB/s and 450 MB/s, respectively. Security features have been devised with enterprises in mind so your data is protected end-to-end against loss and corruption by multiple secure checkpoints and separate memory areas reserved for redundant data storage. In addition, the DC S3500 / DC S3520 series combines enhanced power-loss data protection with built-in capacitors, providing a short period of backup power to the drive allowing it to finish operations in the event of power loss.

Operating Systems

Linux: 1&1 Linux Dedicated Servers come with the CentOS 6 (64-bit) operating system pre-installed by default. Versions of Debian, openSUSE and Ubuntu are also available.

Managed by 1&1: If necessary, 1&1's Linux experts can take the administrative role of your server for you. With this service you still have access to the configuration of your applications at any time.

Windows: 1&1 Windows Dedicated Servers come with the Windows Server 2016 operating system pre-installed by default. Other versions are also available.

Maximum flexibility with full root access: 1&1 Dedicated Servers offer full root access (Linux) or administrator access (Windows). You can install any programs or services with full control over access and users.

Plesk ONYX: The simple but powerful web interface of Plesk provides fast administration for all server functionality. In just a few clicks you can access user accounts and settings, install your own programs and monitor applications in live operation.

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Dedicated Server

  • What is a dedicated server?

    A dedicated server, as opposed to a shared server, provides a hosting solution that is uniquely yours. In other words, if you take up dedicated server hosting from 1&1, you can be sure that you are not sharing resources or storage with anybody else. This provides you with the ultimate flexibility since you have full control over your server, including your choice of operating system and computer hardware. A dedicated server also ensures your website can function optimally with no restrictions on traffic and expert support from the 1&1 team.

    A dedicated server brings you the best performance when it comes to website hosting. 1&1 employs latest generation hardware that uses super-fast SSD storage and cutting-edge Intel and AMD processors to provide you with unbeatable speed and reliability. 1&1 also ensures that your dedicated server is extremely secure and easy to manage. Finally, a dedicated server also offers a managed solution where a dedicated team of 1&1 experts will take care of your server maintenance for you.
  • What can I do with a dedicated server?

    If you choose dedicated server hosting from 1&1, you will find it to be among the most versatile server options currently available. Perfect for high volume websites that require superior processing power and large amounts of storage, dedicated server hosting is the ultimate hosting solution for online stores, email servers, multiplayer video gaming servers, or any other application where performance and reliability are of high importance.

    A dedicated server also provides you with the flexibility required to create sandbox space for you to test your projects out in a safe environment. This means that you can run your website or project without interruption as you test out new ideas using the ample space and resources provided by a dedicated server—the perfect solution for users looking for continued growth without service interruptions.
  • What are the benefits of a dedicated server from 1&1?

    Dedicated servers from 1&1 are aimed at those who desire powerful performance and fantastic reliability in order to give their website the best possible speed and dependability. A big advantage of using a dedicated server is the benefit of unlimited traffic, regardless of the amount of data going to or from your server.


    Not only is Parallels® Plesk Panel 12, the world's leading software for professional server admin, included in your dedicated server hosting, but keep in mind that our 1&1 support team is on hand 24/7. For any advice, concerns or even for questions about what dedicated servers are useful for, please contact our expert team via phone or email.


    State of the art data centers in the US are highly proficient and reliable, giving you the reassurance that the data kept on your dedicated server is in safe hands. A 1&1 Cisco based firewall is included, but should any unlikely errors arise, monitoring systems will alert you by email. The monitoring of your dedicated server can also be achieved through your desktop or even via a mobile app for smartphones.
  • What kind of processing power do dedicated servers have?

    As a customer, you have a wide choice of incredibly high-tech and dynamic systems. 1&1 provides only the most powerful and best dedicated server hosting; and we operate on the latest generation of processors from AMD and Intel®. AMD systems in particular include up to 32 cores, and Intel® E5 Xeon technology comes with up to 24 virtual cores.

    Your dedicated serving hosting is in good hands, as Intel® processors are brand new with 1&1. These particular processors contain strong stability with powerful vCores and are designed to highly minimize long waiting times. These new processors will actually provide a 30% upgrade in performance from the previous generation of processors. The built-in technology can run two arithmetic operations at the same time, giving the impression that there is actually double the amount of cores.

    In addition, brand new processors from AMD are available as of now and highly suitable for the top performance requirements you have for your dedicated server. The vCores are based on the 'Piledriver' architecture, and can be coupled with an optional SSD hard drive.
  • How secure is dedicated hosting with 1&1?

    1&1 prides itself on its commitment to safety and security on dedicated servers. Our data centers are renowned in the US for being among the safest and most modern. The safeguarding of dedicated server hosting data is strengthened by redundant technology, which means that if one hardware component fails, another one automatically takes its place.


    For further peace of mind regarding your dedicated server, 1&1 offers several optional extras designed to boost security and backups. 1&1 Professional Backup is individually configurable to your requirements, contains unlimited backup and storage and is available for both Linux and Windows systems.


    FTP Storage is an incredibly fast and secure option for backing up your data, which contains access from the 1&1 server and no artificial bandwidth restriction. Even more FTP storage space can be added to your dedicated hosting any time you like. Lastly, a 1&1 SSL certificate is our best optional extra for dedicated servers, containing 256-bit encryption for the most professional data protection. The SSL certificate is powered by QuickSSL® Premium from GeoTrust®, the leading provider in their field.


    Take a look at our 3D guide to our data center in Kansas City, which gives detailed information and specs regarding our dedication to keeping your dedicated server data safe and secure.
  • Does 1&1 provide DDoS protection for dedicated servers?

    Here at 1&1, we understand how important it is to keep data secure, and for web owners to feel certain that their work is protected from hackers and viruses. We are well aware of the different types of protection needed for any server, and offer sophisticated security measures against one of the worst threats to servers and networks, a DDoS attack. A DDoS attack could completely shut down an entire website and interfere with the bandwidth. That's why 1&1 protects our dedicated servers from DDoS attacks, which could overload and harm the database. By default, 1&1's dedicated servers have anti DDoS protection to keep your network safe from any kind of DDoS attack, no matter how small. If you have any more questions regarding the security of our servers, you can contact the free help center via email or telephone 24/7.
  • Are there cheap dedicated servers available?

    Definitely- 1&1 caters to all types of budgets and plans. Our entry-level dedicated servers are low on cost, but still deliver on high performance and quality. Our cheapest dedicated server is the AMD Dual Core, with a formidable operating speed and generous RAM and hard disk space. Even cheap servers can be used for a wide range of application and projects.

    For medium and larger projects, however, we suggest the Intel® dedicated servers, with more than enough power and storage to handle your projects. This way you can get more performance than from the cheapest server and great value for your money. No matter your price range, all dedicated servers are included with RAID free of charge.

    Dedicated hosting doesn't get any more professional or high-end than our Business Line by Dell™. If you need to reach the top performance demands for your website, then the dedicated servers with brand new Intel® processors are the best dedicated server 1&1 has to offer, with nearly double the amount of CPU, RAM and hard disk space than our entry level dedicated servers. These top of the line dedicated servers include RAID 6, as opposed to RAID 1 with our other dedicated web hosting versions.
  • What is the difference between a VPS and dedicated server?

    A VPS (Virtual Private Server) differs from a dedicated server in a number of ways. Firstly, while both options allow the installation of dedicated operating systems, a VPS will share a server's hardware and resources with other VPSs. This stands in contrast to dedicated server hosting that provides hardware unique to the user. This means that in most cases, a dedicated server can offer superior performance over a VPS since a dedicated server is never limited by resources or shared capacities.

    Additionally, a dedicated server differs from a VPS in that it offers administrators greater control over server management and monitoring. A dedicated server is generally aimed at experienced administrators who are looking for higher flexibility, whereas a VPS may offer a less management intensive solution for less experienced admins. However, the dedicated server hosting options offered by 1&1 also include a managed hosting service, where the 1&1 experts can also take care of any updates and patches.
  • What are the details concerning admin tools and operating systems for dedicated servers?

    1&1 dedicated servers offer you full root access with Linux, and likewise administrator access with Windows. For both operating systems, you will have complete control over installing programs or services and also the management of users. Dedicated server hosting from 1&1 works with Parallels® Plesk 12, which acts as the interface for all server admin tasks. The easy to follow, quick and powerful Plesk 12 can effortlessly multitask with monitoring applications, installing programs and accessing user accounts and settings. 1&1 offers extra features for better all-around performance, management and security for your dedicated server. Additional domains with more than 100 various TLDs can be purchased, as well as a dedicated 1&1 SEO package, making your website easier to find on search engines. Additionally, up to 2 GB of online storage can be added to dedicated servers, giving you worldwide access to your files. Another optional but great feature is Norton Internet Security, which will protect your computer against local viruses. Keep in mind that a 1&1 Cisco based firewall is included with a dedicated server.
  • What is a dedicated email server?

    A dedicated email server is essentially a dedicated server that is used to host email accounts. These may be used by email providers or simply by someone looking to provide a centralized email system for employees within an organization or company. A dedicated email server provides users with unlimited resources and advanced tools to manage large email services and accounts.

    A dedicated email server is the ideal solution for bulk email marketing campaigns and newsletters. When you take advantage of a professional SMTP email server you have full control over your server and subsequently your email campaign management. This means you can implement effective email campaigns that help your business or organization to grow and become more successful.
  • Can I take advantage of 1&1's dedicated servers when I live in India?

    1&1 is an international company committed to providing services in many different countries, which is why dedicated servers in India are also available through 1&1. With maximum security and excellent reliability, 1&1's dedicated servers put powerful web hosting solutions directly into your hands. And with guaranteed unlimited traffic, it's no surprise that web developers and businesses are choosing 1&1 as a favored provider for dedicated servers in India. if you're based in India, you can rely on 1&1 for reliable and efficient servers and will be pleased by the affordable price of dedicated servers for India. 1&1's Indian clients can even buy their own country code top level domain (ccTLD), using the .in domain, which is specially designed to support brands in the Indian market, to attract Indian clientele and stand out from the crowd. Discover how 1&1 can help you get the most out of your Indian projects today.