You only pay for what you use: Billing of the selected configuration by the minute
Up to 99 Servers in one contract
Setup multiple projects or websites. The exact amount will depend on the number of CPUs, RAM and SSD storage of the server. In the smallest configuration (Managed Cloud Hosting S), up to four projects/websites are possible
Automatic resource sharing
Server resources are automatically allocated as necessary when running multiple projects/websites. For projects with high performance requirements, for example from high traffic volume, computing power and resources are automatically adjusted to current needs
Project ready in just 55 seconds
Your project will be ready in just 55 seconds with the powerful 1&1 Cloud
Data centre location
Your choice of data centre location, included free
Minimum 1 vCore
0.5-128 GB RAM
Minimum 0.5 GB
SSD storage space
Solid state drive, the fastest and latest storage technology
Minimum 20 GB
Increase your server's configuration (resources) without switching it off
Full billing transparency: Whether you want to see your expenses aggregated or broken down to individual minutes, or you need to forecast your future expenses, Interactive Invoice lets you do it all
Virtualisation technology from Docker and Kubernetes
All projects are stored in SAN storage to guarantee the best possible security
Unlimited incoming and outgoing traffic free of charge
10 Gbit/s internal network connectivity
Security with SSL Certificate
Secure your customer's data in accordance with the latest safety standards in data encryption with the 1&1 SSL Certificate
High-performance data centres
Hosted in the advanced data centre of your choice
All firewall settings are managed by 1&1
Perfect virus protection for 1&1 mailboxes (client only) - £1.99/month
Norton™ Internet Security
Optional local virus protection on your computer - £2.99/month
Managed Cloud Hosting is administered and maintained by 1&1. You have the option to choose application-specific optimized stacks or create your own custom stack from over 20 combinations with the ability to reconfigure them any time
Centralised administration controls for easy management of all features and functions
1&1 Control Panel
Access to your account information as well as simple management of your contract
Shell access (via SSH)
Encrypted access to project content
Databases and Programming Languages
Deploy your server with applications already installed on (e.g. WordPress, Drupal™, Joomla!, etc.)
MySQL and MariaDB databases supported
Included with managed packages
Use a domain as a fixed Internet address. Choose from the following domain extensions: .co.uk, .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name, .eu, .uk
1 domain included
1 IPv4 address included for every VM
Additional IPv4 addresses
Assign additional public IPv4 addresses to your servers - £5/month per IPv4 address
Additional domains with more than 100 TLDs - starting at £0.99/year
Subdomains via 1&1 DNS server
Integration of external domains from other providers
Individual configuration of DNS records (e.g. for external domains or own mail and DNS services)
Your own local mail server
Select a local or 1&1 mail server for each domain
1&1 Mailbox Storage
Available storage space per mailbox
1&1 Webmail 2.0
Easy access to e-mail with any browser
Automatic spam protection at server level
Protection from phishing e-mails
Professional, groupware-capable Microsoft® mail solution with e-mail, events and address book (supports ActiveSync)
1&1 Mail Business
Professional groupware-capable e-mail solution with mail, events, and address book - £4.99/month
1&1 Online Storage
1&1 Online Storage
Access your data anytime, anywhere!
1&1 Office Drive Manager
Access your Online Storage directly via Windows Explorer!
1&1 Mobile Online Storage
Mobile access to your files with iOS and Android
Marketing and Website Tools
More website performance
1&1 SEO Pro
Make it easier for search engines to find your website - £9.99/month
Top performance for your project
1&1 SSL Certificate
1&1 SSL Certificate
With an SSL certificate, exchanging information and data on your website is completely risk-free. For example, when a customer fills in a contact form, their information is encrypted before being sent to the web server, protecting it from unauthorised access. The recognisable 'https://' is also displayed before your Internet address for all visitors, creating even more confidence in your business.
With the 1&1 Performance Package there are no hidden or unexpected costs. Unlimited traffic is included and there are no data caps or throttling.
Unlimited e-mail accounts
Unlimited e-mail accounts
With an 1&1 Unlimited package, you can create an unlimited number of e-mail addresses with all of your included domains for yourself and your employees.
In the Cloud Panel, you can assign up to 2.5 TB (5 x 500 GB) SSD storage to each virtual machine. 1&1 Cloud Servers only use the latest storage technology from SolidFire – compared to HDD, this provides over 10 times faster access times for your data.
Virtual machines (VMs) can be set up and used immediately – setup takes on average less than 55 seconds.Play demo video
Choice of data centre
Choice of data centre
You now have the option of creating and holding all virtual machines and other server components mentioned in your contract, in different data centres within Europe and the USA. This allows you to, for example, improve access times to your server or build transatlantic redundant infrastructures for your international customers. The option to choose centre location can be found within your Cloud Panel under "Advanced Options". The server components of our UK customers will automatically be held exclusively in our UK data centre unless otherwise changed.
Applications installed and ready to use in just 1 click.
Our cloud platforms use a combination of the highest quality state-of-the-art components from brands like HP, Intel, SolidFire and F5 Networks.. Our aim is to make our products as fail-safe as possible and as a result guaranteeing at least 99.9% availability, meaning your servers and business run smoothly.
With our new 1&1 cloud technology, you get dedicated resources and customisable stack components that are scalable on demand with by-the-minute billing.
Practical and Flexible
The optimised and complimentary stack components (operating system, web server, database, scripting language or applications) are configured to match your usage profile. All components are automatically installed and managed by 1&1. Scale resources anytime as your needs change by adjusting CPUs, RAM and storage space, with by-the-minute billing. We offer convenience and maximum flexibility for your projects.
Intelligent and future-proof
Depending on the package chosen, you can now operate up to 99 projects simultaneously. Resources are automatically allocated to ensure top performance for each one at all times.
If your project requires more resources, you can easily scale up at any time. You'll always benefit from maximum performance and optimal resource utilisation for your projects, both now and in the future.
Modern Cloud Technology
Flexible Resource Management
Maximum security and reliability
Secure your web projects!
Secure data transaction
Secure Data Centres
Symantec SSL certificates are now included with all 1&1 packages, providing maximum protection of your website. Find out more
The 1&1 Data Centres are among the safest and most modern in Europe - verified with ISO-27001:2013 certification from TÜV Nord. Find out more
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FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic
What is the difference between web hosting, a dedicated server and cloud hosting?
Our cloud hosting offer stands out for its flexibility and user-friendliness. You configure the technical features yourself and, in doing so, select the individual components for your hosting; we then handle the entire server setup. What's more, we also handle all updates – including all necessary security updates. In short, with the managed cloud, you enjoy the benefits whilst we do the work.
With a Cloud Server, you also configure the server yourself and select the processor and operating system. However, unlike cloud hosting, with a cloud server you are responsible for security and updates.
As an alternative to the above package, you can also take advantage of our web hosting offers. Web hosting provides you with available web space on our server, enabling you to host your own website, and more. The performance capabilities are the same, and security updates are handled entirely by us.
Who is cloud hosting designed for and how does it work?
Managed cloud hosting is especially suited to users who want flexible customization of their server performance. This is therefore a great option for young companies, for example, who initially want to start with a small online shop but expect heavy visitor and customer traffic in the future. With our cloud hosting offer, you can easily and immediately adjust the available services, as the resources can be individually scaled at any time. Whilst the performance of our smallest package is fixed, the larger packages can be configured at any time in terms of processor performance, memory and data storage. All services are available around the clock, and potential changes are implemented immediately. No matter which managed cloud hosting package you choose, security and updates are handled by us. However, you are responsible for all the content that you provide—including web apps and their updates.
How secure is cloud hosting?
Our data centers are among the most secure systems in Europe, and easily satisfy the strict German data protection regulations. In the event of hardware failure, the resources are spread across other hardware components and your offers are automatically recovered. For the time being, our managed cloud is only available with Linux as an operating system. However, we are already planning for it to be available with Windows.
Of course, we constantly review the system for security and keep it up-to-date. With our managed cloud hosting, you have no root access to the system—it is therefore not possible to accidentally create security loopholes. Rather, with the managed cloud, you can count on our overall know-how to ensure that your server is secure and protected.
How scalable and efficient is cloud hosting?
The biggest advantage of the managed cloud from 1&1 is the easy scalability of the available resources and its precise billing. With the more comprehensive packages in particular, sliders enable you to conveniently increase the components for processor cores, memory and hard drive space. Equally, if you require less performance and want to decrease the resources used, this is also no problem – except for SSD space. It is only with the starter package that the individual components cannot be adjusted; this is to keep it as simple and clear as possible. Our cloud hosting enables you to be flexible and ensures you only pay for the services that you use. So if after the first third of the month you decide to increase your server's performance, you will only pay for increased performance for the last two-thirds of the month. Billing and activation of services takes place in real time. What's more, you needn't worry about downtime or a server reboot.
What is a stack?
A stack is a software package that contains the entire infrastructure necessary for the smooth operation of the server. With our cloud hosting, you have the option of using either our standard LAMP stack (LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) or combining different technologies. Thus, for example, you could combine PHP and MySQL with an NGINX webserver.
Why do I need 1&1 stack management for cloud hosting?
Cloud computing encompasses a broad range of services and enables convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources—like networks, servers, storage, applications or other services. Cloud hosting also gives developers quick access to a stack of software that is commonly referred to as the cloud hosting stack. This stack contains all the software necessary to run an application and enables you to make the most out of your server infrastructure. With 1&1 stack management for your cloud hosting, you can tailor your stack to your application, so it only includes features relevant to you. For example, if you run a WordPress blog, make sure your stack only includes software that is applicable to WordPress. You can either choose from our preassembled stacks, or create your very own—1&1 offers highly customizable stack options suitable for any application. Combine the freedom and flexibility of a cloud server with the security of a managed stack using 1&1 stack management for cloud hosting.
1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting M:
£14.99/month. Billing cycle 1 month. Minimum contract term 1 month. No setup fee.
1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting L:
£24.99/month. Billing cycle 1 month. Minimum contract term 1 month. No setup fee.
1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting XL:
£34.99/month. Billing cycle 1 month. Minimum contract term 1 month. No setup fee.
1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting XXL:
£54.99/month. Billing cycle 1 month. Minimum contract term 1 month. No setup fee.
For1, 2, 3, 4the following conditions apply:
You will be charged at the end of the billing cycle based on the number of configurations and usage time during the previous month. Usage of storage space, RAM and CPU are calculated per minute. Windows 2018 and 2012 Servers are an additional £5.00 per vCore and per month. Windows 2018 and 2012 Servers are an additional £10.00 per vCore and per month. excl. 20% VAT . This configuration is only available with an unmanaged operating system. All Cloud Server packages and Managed Cloud Hosting packages provide a £50 start credit, that will be deducted in the first month´s billing. Unused credit expires in 30 days. The credit is valid only for the Cloud Server packages and the Managed Cloud Hosting packages and its components. The start credit is not valid for other 1&1 products (e.g. domains).
20% VAT. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence.
Additional offer terms and conditions (see here) and general terms and conditions (see here) apply.