Which web hosting plan is the right one for me?
This depends on your requirements. If you are planning a simple website
, consisting mostly of static HTML pages and minimal multimedia content, and with manageable data traffic, then our starter package is the ideal option for you. Of course, we also offer more complex packages that are suitable for dynamic web projects
and high traffic.
With our most powerful web hosting packages, you can comfortably manage resource-intensive, multimedia-based websites as well as extensive online shops. Compare the respective product details to find the right web hosting packages. We will be happy to advise you. You will also find comprehensive instructions and detailed information on all aspects of web hosting in the 1&1 Help Center
Are web hosting services expensive?
1&1 offers you attractive deals for professional web hosting. The costs vary depending on the package you opt for and the optional additional features you choose. Please refer to the respective package for more information.
Which target group is the 1&1 web hosting package best suited to?
Our packages are aimed at companies
and private individuals
. Beginners will find suitable offers just as easily as bloggers
, web developers
. We offer companies and agencies enough storage space and resources for multimedia company websites, brand showcases, and extensive eCommerce sites. 1&1 web hosting is also a suitable option for anyone who wants to move to an experienced provider.
What is the difference between web hosting and a server?
A server, or web server
, is part of the web hosting infrastructure
. They are powerful computers on which both configuration files and the data of the hosted websites are stored, i.e. websites and all website content. A root server
is a server with "root access" to the configuration data of a server. The 1&1 web hosting service does not offer root access as we take care of all the necessary configurations for you. If you choose a dedicated server
, a virtual private server
or a cloud server
, you will have root access and can configure the server yourself.
What is the difference between web hosting and a domain?
A domain is an internet address
that leads to a web server. This server stores the respective contents, services and offers that you publish on your domain, i.e. the content that makes up your entire website. If you enter an internet address in the search bar of your web browser, you can retrieve the data that has been provided on the respective server. Providing adequate storage space on a web server is called hosting.
Your domain is your business card on the World Wide Web. It should be as simple and at the same time as distinctive as possible, so that interested parties can easily find your content on the internet. An internet address ideally consists of a short and memorable domain name and a distinctive top-level domain (also known as an extension), for example .de or .com. A domain is structured as follows: www.desireddomain.com.
What is the difference between web hosting and cloud hosting?
With web hosting, you can choose between tariff options that provide you with a fixed framework of IT resources
(e.g. processor power, RAM, storage space) for your web projects. Cloud hosting
on the other hand, allows you to configure the required technical features yourself
or you can have them automatically distributed between your web projects. You can increase or decrease the system resources of your web project at any time. Billing
is based on resource usage instead of a fixed monthly billing method.