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  • Plesk 12 application pool
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Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited Traffic
Unlimited traffic included, with no bandwidth throttling. Regardless of the amount of data used by or downloaded from your servers, all traffic is free of charge at a speed of up to 1 Gbit / s.
Plesk 12
Plesk 12
Parallels® Plesk 12 is the leading tool for server admins! Manage as an administrator and control all server functions, set up user accounts, domains and e-mail addresses, all in the same interface. Server performance can be kept at peak performance with just a few clicks, thanks to menu-driven updates and service installations.
Automatic Backups
Automatic Backups
Through automatic daily backups of your server data, you can create databases for at least the last eight days at any time.
Full root access
Full root access
Administrator or root access means full control of your 1&1 Virtual Server. Install any programs and have full control over your services, number of hits and users.
Efficient virtualization technology
Efficient virtualization technology
1&1 Virtual servers utilize the efficient Parallels Virtuozzo® technology. By sharing the system platform, untapped resources can be used at peak loads. This allows the guaranteed memory and thus the processing power to be fully exploited.
Expert Support
Expert Support
For matters relating to the establishment and operation of a server, our technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
SSD Storage
SSD Storage
You have the option to replace the standard hard disk storage with SSD memory, giving you access times that can be more than ten times faster. An SSD drive is a great choice for frequently accessed server files.
Choose from Linux and Windows distributions including: CentOS 7, openSUSE, Debian, Windows 2008, Windows 2012
Maximum Security
Maximum Security
The 1&1 data centers are among the safest and most modern in the US. Redundant technology guarantees the highest reliability.

Maximum security for your applications

Availability, reliability, and the best performance- all from 1&1.

Maximum Security
1&1 High Performance Data Centers
  • 1&1 data centers are among the safest and most modern in the US.
  • 300 Gbit/s external connections ensure fast access times.
  • Complex security measures provide data security according to US standards.

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1&1 has been offering professional servers at reasonable prices since 2001

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VPS hosting

  • What is Virtual Private Server hosting?

    Virtual Private Server hosting is a type of low cost hosting that shares server resources with other VPSs. Unlike a dedicated server that provides you with hardware and resources unique to you, a VPS takes up virtual space on a larger server—meaning they are most often available at a lower cost to administrators and other users. However, this does not mean that you need to compromise on power or resources as 1&1 offers a variety of packages suited to a range of applications.

    A Virtual Private Server from 1&1 also provides simple administration through the Parallels Plesk 12 application pool and automatic backups offered as standard. This means that you can spend more time concentrating on your project and less time managing your server. Additionally, you can count on 1&1's superior security to ensure all of the data stored on your Virtual Private Server is safe at all times.

    If you are looking for cheap server hosting, then virtual Server Hostig by 1&1 is the right solution for you.
  • How flexible is managing a virtual server?

    Virtual server hosting (or VPS hosting) is designed to target your specific needs. With a virtual server from 1&1, you not only have total access and control in our data center, but also a range of virtual hosting packages depending on your requirements. 1&1 offers four individual virtual server bundles, all with varying levels of CPU, RAM and HDD - but all with unlimited traffic.

    We have a variety of virtual packages, and we're sure you can find one that best suits your requirements! The vast range extends from starter bundles all the way to premium packages containing 6 CPU vCores, 6 GB of RAM and 400 GB of HDD. Whether you choose a top of the range or a starter cheap VPS package from 1&1 – you are free to switch at any time, simply contact our 24/7 support team by phone or email.

    Check the status of your VPS servers whenever you like, either with the 1&1 Server Monitoring app or through an Internet browser. Additionally, VPS hosting with 1&1 is compatible with both Linux and Windows operating systems. You may install any programs or services and take complete control of admin and users, as VPS hosting has full root access with Linux or administrator access on Windows.
  • How powerful are the virtual servers?

    Whether you choose a top of the range or a starter cheap VPS package from 1&1, you are guaranteed to receive the highest performance and greatest data security. Using multi-core processors and RAID protected hard drives, you can always count on rapid data transmission with our VPS hosting.

    There won't be any concerns over capacity of data storage limits, as VPS hosting comes with up to 12 GB of RAM and 400 GB of disk space, giving you a massive size for a variety of different applications. In the unlikely event of unplanned network outages, 1&1 provides virtual hosting with redundant network connections with 100 MB bandwidth, ensuring marginal downtime and continuation of network services.

    What's more, every 1&1 virtual server operates sophisticated virtualization mechanics by way of Parallels Virtuozzo® technology. This means that by sharing an individual system, all VPS servers have maximum performance. This is a boost to your website, as idle resources become available and efficient during peak load times. 1&1 VPS hosting is connected to brand new state-of-the-art AMD processors, so every customer of ours can enjoy stability and fast service with our high performance components.
  • I'm worried about keeping data safe on my virtual server, how does 1&1 ensure this?

    1&1 is concerned about keeping your data secure as much as you are. Our data centers are some of the most protected and competent in the US. You won't have to worry about data loss, as 1&1 provides daily automatic backup of your virtual server data for up to the previous 14 days.

    Our data security is on par to US standards, as 1&1 uses 300 GB/s external connection for quick access time. Additionally, redundant technology means that if virtual servers experience issues, a secondary backup server automatically takes over.

    All VPS hosting comes with a Cisco based firewall completely free of charge. This maintains ultra-high security, ensuring no unauthorized traffic will head your way. You are also able to monitor any activity on your website by means of a dedicated smartphone app or via your desktop.

    For those with online stores or a possibility to add funds, a SSL certificate is optional but highly recommended for all VPS servers. The SSL certificate provides up to 256-bit encryption with leading web browsers, is exclusive to your domain name and is easily configured through your 1&1 Control Panel.
  • Is a virtual server easy to set up?

    Anyone can easily and simply manage VPS web hosting, as Parallels® Plesk 12 software guides you through the process. Plesk 12 is the world's leading software for professional server administration, giving the user stress-free management of their system and server apps.

    With this particular tool for server administrators, you have the ability to manage and process the functionality of your virtual hosting and organize user accounts and email addresses with the utmost of ease. Updates controlled via the menu will make sure your virtual server is always fast, safe and efficient. A dedicated 1&1 Control Panel gives you the ability to set up or even switch on and off external firewalls and also frequent monitor checks.

    Keep in mind, if you ever have any concerns or questions regarding the implementation or upkeep of your VPS hosting, please don't hesitate to contact our expert support team available 24/7 via phone or email. No problem is too big or small, as our agents are highly trained and skilled in all areas concerning virtual hosting.
  • Can I change my VPS hosting package if I want to upgrade?

    The option to upgrade from a more basic and cheap VPS is always an option. Keep in mind, you also will have the ability to downgrade, should you feel that your current package is exceeding your needs. In addition to the optional SSL certificate, we also offer a variety of additional add-ons. Most 1&1 virtual servers come with a .com domain free for the initial 12-month contract term, and the option to add over 700 alternate domain endings to your package.

    For the best VPS hosting, it's also worth looking at online storage options from 1&1, giving you access worldwide access at all times. A dedicated mailbox from 1&1 is also available, as well as SEO spotlight tools that can help you improve the positioning of your website in search engines. For extra security improvements, 1&1 also provides 250 to 1000 GB of storage space for individual backups, Symantec 360 or Norton virus protection for your computer and dedicated mailboxes.

    1&1 is here to help with any and all concerns related to VPS hosting. We offer a one month free trial for our virtual server packages, with a 30 day money back guarantee.
  • What is the 1&1 Virtual Cloud Server?

    The virtual cloud server is a 1&1 vServer tariff that combines the simplicity and comfort of a Virtual Private Server (VPS) with the geographical independence and performance of a cloud server. The product features of the virtual cloud server tariff differ in a number of ways from the other 1&1 virtual server tariffs, displaying various user profiles to offer solutions for individual needs. Of course, the vServer tariffs also share many features, like being hosted in the most modern data centers within Europe, the possibility to include an unlimited number of third party, external domains or establishing up to 10,000 subdomains using the 1&1 DNS server. You can also access your data anytime and anywhere, including via an iOS or Android smartphone. What's more, you will profit from unlimited traffic without restriction. Compare the tariff details now to find out which 1&1 server is best suited to your needs!
  • Why should I choose a VPS Cloud from 1&1?

    There are many reasons to choose a cloud virtual server from 1&1, since the server infrastructure of all our products centers on performance, reliability and safety. The powerful cloud hardware that uses SSD hard drives (Solid State Drives)—currently the fastest available storage technology—ensures incredibly fast access times and high data throughput. The bandwidth of the internal network connection is up to 10 GB per second. The most modern, TÜV-certified high-performance data centers in Europe provide maximum data security. A special feature of the virtual server cloud tariff is the ability to comfortably control your 1&1 VPS Cloud server from the intuitive 1&1 Cloud Panel. The full benefits of the cloud VPS service in the virtual server cloud tariff are available for an affordable price from 1&1—and students can enjoy a further discount. The 1&1 VPS Cloud only takes 55 seconds to install! Our excellent customer support can be reached by phone at any time and is available to support you or answer any questions about our products and services.
  • Which optional features does the 1&1 virtual server cloud include?

    1&1 is one of the leaders in the field of VPS Cloud hosting—meaning for a small additional price you can receive many extra features from your virtual server cloud tariff. Among these is a powerful two-component anti-virus program: Professional virus protection for your 1&1 inbox and your local computer. You can also book various safe FTP storage packages in different sizes for backing up your VPS Cloud. If you want to acquire further Internet addresses, you can choose between domains with over 100 different domain endings. For efficient search engine optimization, use the 1&1 SEO pro tool, which offers a 30 day free trial period.
  • Which virtualization software is used for 1&1's virtual servers?

    Since the primary focus of 1&1 is to offer performance services, we use Parallels® Plesk, the world's leading virtual server software. Regarded as the leading tool for server administration, Plesk 12 is a virtual server management software that allows for administrators to control all server functions—this includes additional user account setups, management of domains and email addresses, and other hosting and server demands, all from the same interface. Unlike with a shared server option, a virtual private server with 1&1 uses the state-of-the-art Plesk 12 virtual server software to ensure that you always receive peak performance—without having to share any server resources like memory, hard drive space, or processor speed. The Plesk 12 virtual server management software also allows you to keep on top of menu-driven updates and service installations with its virtual server backup software functions. Ultimately Plesk 12 virtual server software makes a virtual private server incredibly user-friendly and easy to manage, and includes access to helpful server apps as well.
  • How complex is the 1&1 virtual server infrastructure?

    The virtual server infrastructure is relatively straightforward. A virtual private server is a physical server running software which divides capacity into virtual pieces that are each assigned a defined amount of resources. For example, if the physical server has 8 GB of memory, it can be divided into four VPSs, with each piece being allotted 2 GB.

    In theory, with a VPS every user only has access to their allotted amount of resources. That being said, some virtual server configuration setups do allow for overflow; meaning that each VPS has allocated resources, but if one server is really busy and functioning at full capacity, it may tap into the memory and processor time of one of the VPSs in the same dedicated machine. This is the virtual server configuration that 1&1 uses, which is achieved through Parallels Virtuozzo® technology. Virtuozzo® is a virtual sharing system that allows for untapped resources to be accessed during peak loads. This ensures that every VPS within the virtual server infrastructure always runs at maximum performance and is able to use all memory and processing power to capacity.