The high-performance cloud platform for your projects
Apps are almost instantly ready to use with the cloud infrastructure.
With SSD storage, data access times are more than ten times faster in comparison to HDD.
Powerful features such as shared storage, API, advanced monitoring and more meet the highest standards.
If necessary, you can also manage network configurations, such as firewalls, load balancers, private networks and IP addresses with just a few clicks.
Your cloud server can be expanded or downsized at any time, and you only pay for what you actually use.
Integrated cost tracking means you can always stay on top of your expenses, with billing by the minute according to your selected server configuration.
Data transfer, SSD storage, load balancer, private networks and 24/7 support, all provided at no extra charge.
Monthly cost forecast via the Interactive Invoice tool.
Freely adjust the amount of CPUs, RAM and SSD storage at any time.
With hot-add-resize, you can increase your server resources during operation, without having to restart VMs.
Choose from our wide range of apps.
Get full administrative freedom for your 1&1 Cloud Server with KVM console access.
Apps can be selected through the 1&1 Cloud Panel in just a few clicks, and are automatically set up according to the size of your chosen VM.
With the new 1&1 Cloud Panel and its innovative smart administration, it's simple to configure the number of CPUs, RAM and SSD, as well as load balancing, backups and other features.
The user-friendly interface and extensive help features make it easy to set up and manage your projects.
In addition to the firewall, our security architecture also includes IDS/IPS and SIEM technologies.
The combination of these components provides maximum security against cyber attacks and hacking.
Backups, snapshots and images
Backups can be created at any time, individually configured and saved forever. This applies to backups of all systems.
Create snapshots to capture the status of a virtual machine. You can restore the previous status at any time, or only partially merge it with current changes.
Create server images manually or automatically (daily or weekly). Afterwards you can set up new servers from your created images with minimum effort.
Advanced monitoring – everything under control
The 1&1 Cloud Panel includes an easy-to-use, yet powerful monitoring tool. So you're always in control of your server, network and services.
At a glance you can see the status of all resources, ports and processes, such as CPU, RAM, network and disk utilisation, as well as the ping times of your server.
Expandable at any time
Additional IP addresses
Domain as a fixed Internet address
SSL certificates for the secure exchange of data
Customised backup solutions for different security requirements
Backups, snapshots and images
Expandable at any time
Our newly-developed Cloud Server combines all the benefits of a physical server with the advanced capabilities of the cloud! Experience it for yourself – try the 1&1 Cloud Server for one month, free and with no obligation!
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FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic
What are cloud apps?
Cloud apps, or cloud applications, are apps (self-contained software or programs dedicated to one specific purpose) that are hosted on an advanced dynamic cloud server platform. 1&1 has many cloud applications which can be accessed and installed directly from our 1&1 cloud infrastructure and that fulfil a wide range of applications and requirements. Our cloud based apps range from popular CMS apps such as WordPress, Joomla, and Magento, to apps for specific uses such as design and development functions, chat functions, or photo sharing. What's more, our cloud native apps are not restricted to 1&1 specific functions. The 1&1 Cloud App Center hosts over 100 cloud apps from the most sought after app development companies, always up-to-date and conveniently accessible from one location within the 1&1 cloud infrastructure hosted on our cloud server.
What are the benefits of cloud apps?
Because the cloud based apps are hosted on a cloud server, accessing and installing them is quick and easy. This ensures that cloud apps are always ready to launch almost instantly, as opposed to non-cloud applications hosted on a non-virtual dedicated server. This is possible thanks to the SSD memory utilized by cloud servers, which is much faster than traditional HDD storage found on many dedicated servers. Additionally, 1&1 maintains all software updates so every time you launch the cloud app from the 1&1 cloud infrastructure, you already have the latest updated version of the app automatically.
All of the apps within the 1&1 Cloud App Center are accessible without any kind of minimum contract period—allowing you to use the app for however long it suits your purposes. Finally, the 1&1 cloud infrastructure on which the cloud apps are operated provides dedicated resources and anytime access, all managed through our incredibly efficient and intuitive 1&1 Cloud Panel. This ensures easy set-up and operation of all cloud apps and also includes help functions if required.
What can I use the 1&1 cloud apps for?
There are many cloud based apps to choose from, including cloud applications to assist in easing accounting procedures that are suitable for many different countries. A few of these apps include Noalyss, and SimpleInvoices. Some or our cloud based apps which help to optimize project management and improve internal communication include intelligent collaborative platforms such as Horde Groupware Webmail, Let's Chat, and Mahara groupware. These range from email services to calendar functions, contact management tools, chat software and other communication tools. We also have several project and website development apps, some of the most popular include Docker developer tools, GitLab, Coiad, and Parse Server, among many others. 1&1 also has cloud applications designed to work with specific website CMS, including options for Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, and Magento, among others. Finally, many of the cloud apps in the 1&1 Cloud App Center are also useful for added security measures, like the Sharelock password management app. With over 100 cloud apps to choose from, you can find an app to meet just about any need in the 1&1 Cloud App Center.
How do I download and launch cloud apps from 1&1?
Downloading and launching any of the apps within the 1&1 Cloud App Center is incredibly quick and easy. First, visit the app center and select the cloud application that you are interested in. You can then select your desired computing power (VM Size) in the blue box on the right hand side. The options range from 1&1 Cloud server M to 1&1 Cloud Server 5XL. The features of each option are displayed beneath the selection field in the blue box to help you make an informed decision. Finally, when you have finished with these customizations, you merely have to click the yellow "launch application" button to complete your selection and gain access to the cloud app. Shortly afterwards, the cloud application is acknowledged by the VM.
After the app has been launched, the infrastructure is managed via the intuitive and easy-to-use 1&1 Cloud Panel. Within the 1&1 Cloud Panel you can also configure the CPU count, RAM and SSD, load balancing, backups, and other cloud applications.
Is there a backup function for the 1&1 cloud apps?
All folders and databases for all cloud applications have options to create backups on a regular basis. Backups for all systems can be created at any time and can be individually configured and stored. Within the 1&1 Cloud Panel, there is also an image function for customized snapshots, which essentially captures the state of the program so that, as changes are made, it is always possible to go back to an older version at any time, or to partially consolidate older settings with updated changes. These snapshots can be created manually or set up as an automatic function to be carried out daily, weekly, monthly, etc. 1&1 also offers a 1&1 Professional Backup service, which is backup software allowing for the manual creation and management of backups. So you can rest assured that your data is always safe and secure with 1&1.
How does the hosting for cloud apps from 1&1 work?
The cloud applications are stored on our cloud servers and are automatically installed upon request. Therefore, there is no need to look for external hosting options to host your cloud based apps. Not only does that make things easier for you, but you can rest assured that your data is stored securely, since 1&1 servers are located in our various high performance data centers throughout the U.S. What's more, through the use of geo-redundant technology, we ensure that if there is ever a component failure in one location, another server in a separate location automatically takes over so that you don't experience any downtime. 1&1 prides itself on the most reliable and secure services for all of its customers—allowing you to concentrate on what matters most, without concern for your important data.
What operating system do cloud apps from 1&1 run on?
All cloud applications run on the latest version of CentOS, which is currently CentOS 7. CentOS is a Linux based operating system that is committed to maintaining open source communities. Therefore, all of the apps that you find in the 1&1 Cloud App Center are also open source. Open source software is software with source code that has been made available to an open network of users. Licensing and copyright of open source software permit the alteration (for any purpose) and distribution of the software (to anyone). This allows for the software to remain free to use and accessible by all, instead of having to pay for a product key to use the software and then having to purchase new updated versions. It also encourages innovation and feature development from a much larger community of software programmers—including yourself.