What is a cloud server?
The new 1&1 Server cloud product is a cloud hosting solution that allows companies to individually and dynamically manage IT resources (hardware and software) and align them to the scope and requirements of IT projects. This means that you can flexibly manage your website hosting options and IT resources with unparalleled precision. In fact, with our simple and intuitive hot-add resize feature, the 1&1 Cloud Server gives webmasters the freedom to increase the amount of storage, processing power and RAM via sliders – whilst benefiting from uninterrupted access and full functionality at all times. This means that your dynamic resources within your cloud server can grow seamlessly alongside your website – giving you ultimate control and peace of mind.
A cloud server is particularly suitable for web projects of larger online start-ups, eCommerce or corporate applications such as intranets, CRM and ERP systems. Thanks to the combined security and performance features of the cloud server, both dynamic performance and data security are guaranteed. Security and performance are the most important elements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provided by 1&1. These include SAN storage for increased protection, integrated and automatic backups, additional IP addresses, SSL certificates and a choice of professional antivirus solutions depending on your preference. Together, these feature-sets combine to create a truly comprehensive cloud server suitable for a range of professional applications.
Who can benefit from the 1&1 Cloud Server?
Although many medium-sized businesses have previously considered taking advantage of dynamic resources within cloud servers, until now, there has been a distinct lack of reliable services that are also easy to use. Thankfully, 1&1 now offers the very best security, reliability and simplicity for small and medium-sized businesses that are looking to sign up to cloud servers in the UK.Thanks to advances in cloud server technology, users now have the ability to deploy new virtual machines in less than 55 seconds for the fastest server setup. Alongside this, 1&1 provides the option to define private networks and create additional users with individual rights at any time – giving you and your collaborators even greater control.What's more, with the ability to share information through NFS and CIFS protocols, you can take advantage of an integrated load balancer that allows you to distribute your workload over several servers with just a few clicks. With SSD storage space, you can benefit from the very latest storage technology combined with cloud server technology.
What is the cost of 1&1's cloud servers in the UK?
Offering the best value for money anywhere on the Internet, 1&1's cloud server options provide access to 100 GB SSD storage at £7.20 per month, 1 vCore at £7.20 per month and 1 GB RAM at £7.20 per month. However, should you only use your cloud server for 15 days, you will only be charged for that amount. For example, if you create basic configuration (1 vCore, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB SSD with Linux CentOS) this would work out at £15.84 per month. If you then use this configuration for just 10 days, 20 hours and 10 minutes, you will have used approximately 33% of a 30 day month. Once the cost is broken down, you will be charged just £5.22 (33% of £15.84) at the end of the month.
Another great feature of dynamic cloud servers is that you are free to either increase or decrease your services and capacity at any time. This ensures ultimate flexibility within your cloud server hosting package – helping you to keep down costs without compromising the functionality and accessibility of your website.
How long does it take to setup a virtual machine on a 1&1 Cloud Server?
All features found within 1&1's cloud servers are ready and waiting for you to access them. These include pre-installed app templates, fully integrated backup options, advanced monitoring systems that allow you to configure and monitor all of your network resources, and full API so you can carry out any actions either through the 1&1 Cloud Panel or through your software of choice – wherever you may be. In addition to this, new virtual machines can be added in less than 55 seconds through our Fast Server Deployment feature, allowing for super-quick setup times.
What's more, as leaders within our industry, 1&1 has been at the cutting edge of Internet and cloud server technologies since 2001 – embracing innovation and excellence at every turn. 1&1 has always been committed to the very best customer service and we are happy to provide expert advice where we can.
This means that you can count on 1&1 to help you get setup with a minimum of fuss. Rest assured, our highly knowledgeable technicians are available to take your query or question via telephone or e-mail, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – meaning that any setup issues regarding your dynamic resources within your cloud server can be dealt with immediately.
What features can I expect with a cloud server from 1&1?
Cloud servers from 1&1 offer many powerful features to help you enjoy the very best in web hosting. All of our packages come with super-fast SSD storage as standard, shared storage, SAN storage, integrated load balancing, a KVM console, integrated backups and a comprehensive user and rights management system. Hot-add resizing without downtime penalties also comes as part of the package. In addition to this, 1&1 has also placed emphasis on optimizing the cloud server dashboard for increased usability. This means that your cloud server is easy to setup and maintain well into the future.
1&1 has also incorporated API features that allow the automation of all routine operations such as server configuration. This means that, in just a few simple clicks, you can setup new servers and manage the administration of existing servers in real time from the 1&1 dashboard. Finally, with the inclusion of advanced SSL certificates and access to NFS and CIFS protocols, you have comprehensive control of your dynamic resources in your cloud server at all times. Sign up for the very best in cloud server technology from 1&1 today.
Can I choose the location of my cloud server?
Yes, thanks to the multitude of 1&1 Data Centres you can choose where exactly you would like your cloud server to be hosted. Especially in regard to optimizing loading time, it is beneficial for the server to be located as close to you as possible. That is why 1&1 offers you a choice between cloud servers located in Europe (EU) and in the USA - free of charge. The cloud panel also allows you to choose between data centers for the creation of virtual machines later on.
Can I move existing virtual machines to a different data centre?
Yes, with the clone function in the cloud panel you can easily move already existing virtual machines to a different data centre in Europe (EU) and in the USA. Please note, that this will automatically change the IP address to one belonging to the new data centre. Our support team is here to help you around the clock on 0333 336 5509.
Which other cloud server features can I use across various data centres?
The 1&1 firewall, monitoring policies and the clone function are the first features that can be used by various data centres. Each firewall rule that has been created is available for every data centre and can be assigned to every server. Other features like shared storage, the load balancer, private networks and VPN cannot be used by a variety of data centers yet, as they must be configured for each center separately. We are working on making these features available across various data centres.
Are 1&1 cloud hosting services secure?
If you're used to the kind of local servers that are associated with web hosting providers, then you may be concerned about some of the risks linked with storing information with cloud hosting services, such as potential exposure to hackers. At 1&1, we only use the most secure, safe and efficient data centres, so you can rest assured when you order your 1&1 Cloud Server. With around 70,000 high-end servers operating in parallel, our cloud hosting providers employ advanced security measures to meet top data protection standards, and ensure that all of your information is fully secure. If you are still unsure and would like to ask any questions about our cloud hosting solutions, then feel free to contact our expert team by calling or sending an e-mail, and we will be happy to put your mind at rest.
Why should I choose a 1&1 cloud hosting service?
Cloud servers are the way forward for organisations looking for the flexibility to respond quickly to new opportunities, such as deploying new applications, and meeting a growing customer demand by increasing traffic intake. 1&1 offers high performance, cheap cloud hosting for all your projects. Cloud hosting services from 1&1 are easy to install, affordable, secure, and offer the best cloud web hosting solutions for your business. With a range of accessible and affordable packages available on our website, that can all be purchased and installed with a few clicks, you're sure to find the best cloud hosting service to meet your needs. The newly created cloud server from 1&1 takes all the advantages of a physical server and combines them with the sophisticated features of the cloud. The best thing about choosing a cloud server from 1&1 is that you can enjoy a free trial for one month with no obligation – meaning you can see the benefits for yourself before you buy.
What are the advantages of a managed cloud server?
With 1&1Managed Cloud Hosting
, your cloud is maintained by 1&1. This also means that the access rights are restricted to the server, as the monitoring of the operating system and all other associated administrative tasks are taken on by expert 1&1 server administrators. Maintenance services include security updates and general maintenance of the system. Your cloud is monitored around the clock by 1&1 technicians; therefore, you have no additional expenses or hassle when it comes to the administration of your cloud server, and can instead fully focus on your web project. For this purpose, the main features and functionalities are already included with 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting. To create a project, you can easily choose between a free configured stack—a combination of web server, database and scripting language—or a 1-click application with optimised stack. In both cases, the stack is managed by 1&1, but the application is installed only, and not managed by 1&1 once in operation.
1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting requires no server expertise and is easy and intuitive to use.
What are the advantages of a cloud server with root access?
With the root access option with 1&1 Cloud Servers, you are responsible for updating the server and the software on it. With root access to the system, you have complete and exclusive control of your server. This variant of the 1&1 Cloud Server enables you to implement your own administration rights and therefore offers total freedom and flexibility in terms of system configuration. However, this also means that the full responsibility for the server maintenance and protection of the data stored on it is up to the customer.The 1&1 Cloud Server, in this case, is managed and designed in all respects by the customer and therefore requires a certain amount of server expertise.