Will a web server from 1&1 be helpful to my online business?
A web server with 1&1 is ideal for businesses wanting to make hugely professional and secure websites. 1&1 has a range of server hosting all with unique advantages, including Virtual Servers, Dynamic Cloud Server and Dedicated Servers. 1&1 offers website server options for all budgets, as each server contains various processing speeds, hard disk space and RAM. We strongly believe that we have the perfect server package for you.
A server with 1&1 is customizable to suit your business plan, as we offer packages that adapt to however much you actually require from a web server. Talk to our friendly and helpful support team via phone or email 24/7, who will guide you to the server that best suits you.
Additionally, 1&1 offers a one month trial of all our server hosting options, so if for whatever reason you're not satisfied, you can take advantage of a 30 day money back guarantee. Feel free to get in touch with us, and we'll make sure that we can sort out any problems or questions you have regarding a server with 1&1.
Is it possible to modify and enhance my server package as my company develops?
Absolutely, 1&1 allows you to customize, upgrade or downgrade your web server package any time you like. Simply contact one of our server hosting experts using our 24/7 hotline or email support. For those just getting started in the world of web hosting, a great place to start would be one of our Virtual Server (http://www.1and1.com/vps-hosting) packages. Here you will receive a basic starter bundle of CPU, RAM and hard disk space, then if you feel like you require more, simply modify your package as you grow.
For businesses already knowledgeable about web server hosting, advanced and powerful options include the Dynamic Cloud Server (http://www.1and1.com/dynamic-cloud-server) or a Dedicated Server (http://www.1and1.com/dedicated-server) package. These server selections offer maximum flexibility and high performance. Our cloud server hosting actually has a pay-per-use possibility, as well as a 'sleep mode', so you'll only ever pay for what you require.
1&1 also provides optional extras to our server hosting, such as SSL security certificates, add-on online storage and a variety of additional domain names.
Now that I've chosen the right server hosting package for me, is it easy to sign up?
Once you've chosen your desired server package, signing up with 1&1 is simple and stress-free. To help you with the process, our step-by-step guide is intuitive and easily tweaked to make sure you get the web server you require.
A clear and precise pricing system guarantees that you know exactly what you're paying for with server hosting once you've chosen your desired features.
With a dedicated configuration tool from 1&1, you can make comparisons amongst our various web server options. This means that you're always in control of your selection and in addition, we also have a range of different server contracts, so you don't have to be bound to anything longer than you desire.
1&1 employs highly trained technical staff, so should you need to speak to someone about a server issue, then call or email our 24/7 support anytime. Regardless of the question, you'll always receive an efficient and helpful reply, aiding you in making a knowledgeable choice on the right server hosting package for you.
Start planning the future growth of your business and consider the benefits of upgrading to a web server package from 1&1 today.
How does the administration process work for a 1&1 server?
When you've chosen your desired web server package from 1&1, it's easy for anyone to effortlessly manage conducting the day-to-day admin tasks. Every server comes included with Parallels® Plesk 12 software that will guide you through the setup and management of your server. This particular administration software is the world's leader in professional server supervising.
You can control functions of the web server, creation of user accounts, domains and email addresses without the need to be an expert. Plesk 12 contains special features such as SpamAssassin for efficient scanning of your dedicated mailbox, updates via your control panel and also an interface that can be switched between English, Spanish, French or German. Additionally, the monitoring of your server can also be done through a dedicated smartphone app or computer browser.
Don't forget that the admin software of Plesk 12 provides simple and easy installation of a host of web server apps, such as Joomla! and WordPress. A server with 1&1 also gives you full root access with Linux or administrator access with Windows, as both systems are supported.
I'm concerned about data security, so can I trust 1&1's security to keep my server safe?
Here at 1&1, we only use the most effective and reliable security systems for our server hosting. We realize that keeping your data safe and protected is of the highest priority, so leave it to us to give you peace of mind.
Demanding web applications will run smoothly and efficiently, as a 1&1 server will deliver the maximum performance needed with the latest AMD and INTEL processor technologies. Every server package includes an optional GeoTrust dedicated SSL certificate that acts as a strong first resistance to any online intruders. This will also confirm to visitors that their data is secure when sharing their personal data with you.
The server packages also contain a firewall, free of charge, that is designed on the superior technology of Cisco Systems. The firewall is an integral security feature of any website, acting as an external barrier to filter traffic before it arrives to your server, ensuring that your data remains unharmed. This particular firewall is easy to install and doesn't require any additional software. 1&1's data center is one of the most modern and state-of-the-art in the US, meaning that you can be confident your data is secure with the leading technologies of web server hosting.
What does dedicated server rental mean?
Dedicated server rental is when a hosting company leases an entire server unit to a client. Put simply: only your data is stored on the server. Dedicated server rental is contrasted against a shared server — this works in much the same way, but the only difference is that you share a server with multiple other users. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The main reason for choosing a shared server is price—it's generally the cheapest type of server available. However, it's also one of the most popular server solutions available and means that your website could be affected should other users heavily load the system. It also lacks flexibility should you need to make changes to your plan. By contrast, dedicated servers are much more powerful and provide users with the flexibility to choose their operating system and hardware, whilst also ensuring that website owners can't be affected by other server renters.
Why is it better to rent a server than buy?
There are several reasons why it's better to rent a server than buy one, but the most important are cost and administration. When you choose to rent a server you eliminate the upfront cost of buying an independent unit, which can be expensive. This means that should you need to upgrade or scale your server, you can do so at a fraction of the cost. Secondly, owning a server, especially a large one, can involve maintenance costs — when you rent a server with 1&1 this is taken care of entirely by the administrators, who are also trained professionals. The last reason is all about security. Owning your own server puts it at physical risk, while insurance may cover the cost, the data is often irreplaceable. At 1&1 our data centers are among the most modern in the US. We store all your data in two centers in two separate geographical locations—meaning that if one center is interrupted, the other one takes over. This doesn't just protect your data, it also means your site never experiences any downtime.
Which type of server rental is right for me?
The type of server rental you choose is completely dependent on what you need it for. That's why at 1&1 we offer a comprehensive range of server solutions designed for all types of websites. Our dedicated server rental packages come in three tiers: Entry-Level; Performance Servers for medium to large projects; and our high-end Business Line by Dell, so you can find a server rental package that matches the size and scope of your project. If you're looking for a server that provides unparalleled flexibility, then our comprehensive selection of cloud server packages is ideal — providing you with the scalability to grow your site as your business grows. Beyond this, our virtual server rental is there for those who require maximum performance and monitoring for resource-intensive projects. Finally, whichever type of server you choose, with 1&1 you can always expect unlimited traffic, maximum security, and 24/7 expert support as standard.