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Many open source applications are available - with many useful extensions.

The most popular CMS applications


With WordPress, you can instantly create a blog, a complete website or a social network. It is based on PHP and MySQL and is one of the most successful and popular applications in the world. It is user-friendly, and based on the latest web standards.

As a powerful content management system, Joomla! can be used for managing simple websites and also complex business presentations. Immediately after installation, even novice users will be able to add and edit content, update images, and manage important data.

No matter which web application you are looking to implement, with the Drupal content management system, almost anything is possible. Whether it be a blog, corporate identity, online store or complete intranet solution, with Drupal it's not a problem.

With Magento online stores are not only perfectly functional but also visually appealing. Based on PHP, it uses MySQL for storing data. Several shops can be managed with separate catalogs on different domains. A highly recommended software for those who simply expect more from their online store.

Well organised web apps – quick installation

The unique 1&1 App Centre provides a quick overview of all major open source applications. Quickly set up your app in your webspace using our innovative one-click installation.

The 1&1 App Centre

1&1 Hosting specialists have compiled the most useful extensions (plugins) and themes for the most popular apps. The range of applications is continuously expanding, making the 1&1 App Centre an ideal source of the best extensions for your web projects.

Expert App Support

We can help with any questions regarding the most popular applications.

Always be well advised

In addition to regular 24/7 technical support, our experts offer specialised support for the most popular open source applications. We are available to assist you with advice and practical help by phone and e-mail, as well as via the 1&1 App Centre and the 1&1 Community.
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CMS Hosting

  • What exactly is CMS hosting?

    Functional CMS hosting is a basic requirement for creating your own website. CMS stands for 'content management system'; many of these are compatible with the 1&1 hosting packages, including powerful options such as WordPress, Magento, Joomla!, and Drupal. The CMS hosted app is used to manage all the content on your website, such as creating posts and embedding photos and videos, as well as managing user accounts and comments. The website design is equally important, and can also be edited via the content management system. CMS hosting provides the necessary storage space for all your content and secures the connection between the database and frontend of your site. The performance of a website is also determined by the infrastructure for the CMS hosting. 1&1 connects multiple servers to a single network, called a Content Delivery Network (CDN). In a CDN, servers coordinate with each other in order to make data accessible as quickly as possible. Choose our CMS hosting options and lay the best foundation for your website.
  • What is required for the installation and maintenance of CMS hosting?

    A hosting and CMS solution ought to enable you to fully utilise your capacities for the design and content of your website. We make it easy for you to quickly install a CMS on your web space as a hosted app. Our Click & Build app for WordPress is especially suitable for beginners, guiding you through the installation step by step until you achieve your desired results. The installation of Joomla!, Drupal, and Magento are similarly straight forward. Following this setup, we carry out all important software updates, such as for the MySQL database. Updates for your CMS application hosting, such as Wordpress, are also done automatically. 1&1 facilitates the data upload for your website via WebDAV – a convenient interface between local storage and your webspace, which eliminates the need for FTP software. This allows you to simply drag and drop data into your content management system. With 1&1, you benefit from geo-redundant CMS hosting and multiple secure data centres, enabling maximum availability for your website.
  • What options for CMS hosting does 1&1 offer?

    The choice of CMS application hosting largely depends on how you want to use your website. For instance, a personal blog requires different technical capabilities than a website for a large company or online shops. Our beginner CMS hosting package is best suited if you want to create a blog focused on written content, while our larger packages offer interactive content and dynamic functionality. A webpage is dynamic if it reacts directly to user input, allowing you to incorporate interactive formulas and display different content each time the page is viewed. Furthermore, our CMS app hosting offers plenty of space for data and videos. The most comprehensive 1&1 package further increases the speed of page loading, and offers more memory and additional domains. This way, CMS hosting gives you the opportunity to create multiple website domains. Should you have any questions, our packages provide clear illustrated instructions for a wide range of scenarios, and our experts are also available to help you via telephone.