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  • 100% Fast - Latest hybrid technology and smart SSD
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  • 100% Support - Every day and around the clock

Recommended

Basic
Plus
Pro

Great value and resources for your web projects

Premium features for dynamic and interactive websites

Guaranteed performance for demanding projects, plus 1&1 Expert App Support

12 months
4.99
£0.99/monththen £4.99/month1excl. 20% VAT
12 months
6.99
£3.99/monththen £6.99/month2excl. 20% VAT
12 months
9.99
£6.99/monththen £9.99/month3excl. 20% VAT
Top Features
INCLUDED! Security Extras

1&1 SSL Certificate

1&1 SSL Certificate,
1&1 SiteLock Basic

1&1 SSL Certificate,
1&1 SiteLock Basic

UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
FREE Domains

Number of domains free for the first year with a 12 month contract term

111
Domain Types

Choice of domain extensions

.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .info, .website, .club, .me, .uk

.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .website, .club, .me, .uk

.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .website, .club, .me, .uk

Host Multiple Websites
NEW! MySQL 5 Databases (1 GB each)

Databases for installing web applications

205001,000
1&1 Click & Build Applications (over 144 Apps)

A library of 40 one-click applications for you to choose from, including popular options like WordPress and Joomla!®

RAM
Up to 600 MB RAMUp to 1.2 GB RAM2 GB RAM Guaranteed
INCLUDED! Performance Extras

Optional

1&1 Content Delivery Network (CDN)

2 GB RAM guaranteed,
1&1 Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Railgun™

INCLUDED! Phone and E-mail Support

24/7

24/7

24/7, 1&1 Expert App Support

Basic
Plus
Pro
App Installation

All applications are available to install free with just a few clicks in your 1&1 Control Panel

WordPress

Ideal for creating blogs and websites

Joomla!

Powerful and user-friendly CMS for creating and managing websites

Drupal

CMS with a wide range of features for creating websites

TYPO3

CMS perfectly suited to creating professional websites

Magento

Create visually appealing online shops with great functionality

NEW! 1&1 Expert App Support

Dedicated support for the 1&1 Click & Build Apps Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!, TYPO3 and Magento, plus help on all aspects of PHP and MySQL

OptionalOptionalOptional
Basic
Plus
Pro
PHP 5.5 and 5.6

Programming language for dynamic web content

NEW! PHP 7.0

Next-generation scripting language for dynamic web content

MySQL 5 Databases (1 GB each)

Databases for installing web applications

205001,000
Zend Framework

Component-based framework for PHP 5

Perl, Python, Ruby

Additional platform-independent languages

Perl Syntax Checker

Verify the correctness of a Perl script

CGI Output Monitor

Display error messages and isolate the errors

SSI (Server Side Includes)

Server-side scripting language for dynamic content

Cron Jobs/Scheduled Tasks

Automatic task scheduling

NEW! 1&1 Click & Build Applications (with Safe Mode/Free Mode)

A library of 40 one-click applications for you to choose from, including popular options like WordPress and Joomla!®

NEW! 1&1 WebApps

HTML code snippets for over 100 popular widgets

NEW! Design Software

Software applications to enhance your website

NetObjects Fusion® 2015 - 1&1 Edition

NetObjects Fusion® 2015 - 1&1 Edition

NetObjects Fusion® 2015 - 1&1 Edition

NEW! 1&1 Website Builder Plus

Everything you need to create a professional website

OptionalOptionalOptional
1&1 Dynamic Content Catalog

Easily integrate content such as news and information

Basic
Plus
Pro
NEW! 1&1 SiteLock Basic

All round protection from harmful malware, viruses and other vulnerabilities

Optional
NEW! 1&1 CDN

Content Delivery Network

Optional
NEW! CDN for Dynamic Content

Railgun™ technology: Faster loading times for personalised and constantly changing websites.

Webspace Recovery

Recover website data which has been accidentally deleted

Backup
Daily/Webspace RecoveryDaily/Webspace RecoveryDaily/Webspace Recovery
Geo-redundancy

Your data is stored simultaneously in two of our high-tech data centres in two separate locations. Double security through geo-redundancy!

Automatic Updates
Password-protected Directories
Protected by up-to-date Firewall
Redundant Network Connectivity

redundant networks: 300gbit/s

Basic
Plus
Pro
NEW! RAM
Up to 600 MB RAMUp to 1.2 GB RAM2 GB RAM guaranteed
NEW! 1&1 CDN

Content Delivery Network

Optional
Basic
Plus
Pro
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Unlimited Traffic

Your allowed monthly data transfer

Host Multiple Websites
Unlimited
FTP Accounts

Allow multiple users to upload to your webspace

205001,000
1&1 WebspaceExplorer

Manage your website files through your internet browser

1&1 Control Panel

User-friendly account management interface

Protected Directories

Per .htaccess

Version Control Management (git)

Revision management system

Secure Shell Access (SSH)

Log on directly to web server

IPv6 Ready
Basic
Plus
Pro
E-mail Accounts

Professional e-mail addresses to match your domain name, e.g. "me@yourdomain.co.uk". IMAP/POP3 supported

1001,00010,000
E-mail Storage (per account)

Mailbox Capacity

2 GB50 GB initial50 GB initial
Number of E-mail Aliases

E.g. "me@domain-of-your-choice.co.uk"

5001,00010,000
1&1 WebMail 2.0

Web-based access to your e-mails, tasks, contacts and calendar

E-mail Forwarding

Auto-forward your e-mails to another e-mail address or alias

Anti-spam and Anti-phishing

Protect your e-mail accounts against spam and phishing

Catch-all E-mail Addresses

Capture all e-mails sent to any potential alias of your domain name

Auto-responders

Set up an auto-response for all incoming e-mails

Basic
Plus
Pro
FREE Domains

Number of domains free for the first year with a 12 month contract term

111
Domain Types

Choice of domain extensions

.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .info, .website, .club, .me, .uk

.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .website, .club, .me, .uk

.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .website, .club, .me, .uk

Domain Contact Management

Complete contact administration for your domain

Subdomains

E.g. "subdomain.yourwebsite.co.uk"

1001,00010,000
DNS Management

Manage your domain name settings

URL Masking and Domain Access with or without 'www'
Additional Domain Registration

For other domain name extensions

Host External Domains

Use domains registered by other providers at 1&1

SSL Certificate

Exchange data safely and show your visitors transactions are secure

Basic
Plus
Pro
1&1 SiteAnalytics

Monitor the performance of your website

Google Sitemaps™

Submit your sitemap to Google

Bing Ads Credits
£50£75£75
1&1 Newsletter Tool

Design, edit and send your own newsletters

Up to 100 recipients includedUp to 100 recipients includedUp to 100 recipients included
1&1 Mailing Lists

Send e-mails to a large distribution list

51010,000
1&1 SEO Pro

Get your website submitted and optimised for top ranked search engines

OptionalOptionalOptional
1&1 Search Engine Marketing
OptionalOptionalOptional
1&1 List Local
OptionalOptionalOptional
Basic
Plus
Pro
24/7 Phone and E-mail Support
Yes, plus 1&1 Expert App Support
Online FAQs Available
Basic
Plus
Pro
12 months
4.99
£0.99/monththen £4.99/month1excl. 20% VAT
12 months
6.99
£3.99/monththen £6.99/month2excl. 20% VAT
12 months
9.99
£6.99/monththen £9.99/month3excl. 20% VAT
FAQ

Frequently asked questions about web hosting

  • What web hosting services do 1&1 offer me?

    As one of the top web hosting providers, 1&1 caters to all your website requirements. From start to finish, 1&1 can help you build, manage, and host your website at competitive prices. With the 1&1 domain checker you can register your domain and instantly choose a web hosting package. You can also choose to build your own website quickly and easily with a website builder package, which includes web hosting. High tech data centres and fast, secure servers ensure reliable operations and maximum availability at all times. Whatever your needs, 1&1 has the solution to make your online presence a success.
  • What does the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee mean?

    1&1's goal is to provide customers with the highest quality products at the most competitive prices. If you decide within 30 days of placing your initial order that you are not completely happy, you will receive a full refund of the fees. This guarantee applies to MyWebsite, Hosting, Server, Mail and eShop packages and includes the refund of setup fee, monthly fee of the first billing cycle, and any additional or optional Services or features added from the Control Panel by the Customer. The 30 Day Money Back Guarantee does not apply to new orders of domain packages, new orders of additional domains added from the Control Panel by the Customer, 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server performance features on top of the minimum configuration, and 1&1 Search Engine Marketing packages. There is no refund for packages ordered with the software bundle and software shipping and handling fees.
  • What's the difference between Linux and Windows hosting?

    Both Linux and Windows formats will work on any PC regardless of the operating system in use. However, each technology has its own distinctive characteristics. Linux is ideal if you are using PHP, MySQL or Perl programming languages or if your website displays information in brochure, newsletter or data sheet formats. In contrast, Windows offers advantages if you plan to integrate Windows-based applications or searchable databases within your website. If you are planning on using out-of-the box solutions for powering content management systems or blogs, bear in mind that there are generally more open source applications available for Linux hosting, whereas Windows licensed solutions will likely incur costs.
  • Will my website be hosted on a secure and reliable server?

    To protect your data there are a number of security options available within 1&1's web hosting packages. One option is to subscribe to Secure Socket Layer (SSL) services to enable encrypted data transfers. An SSL certification provides security for both you and your website visitors when exchanging data. 1&1 also offers SiteLock, a comprehensive security package with features such as search engine blacklist monitoring, file change monitoring, malware scanning, and vulnerability scans for your website's applications. SiteLock also comes complete with SSL verification, which checks whether your SSL certificate is compatible with the web browser requirements. 1&1 offers SiteLock at an unbeatable price – compare our prices with the manufacturer price and see for yourself!
  • Which Linux distribution is used for hosting?

    We use the Debian Linux distribution for our web hosting. Debian is a flexible and beginner-friendly operating system with minimal system requirements that includes a diverse array of applications and utility programs. Debian has been continuously evolving since 1996 and the extensively tested OS (operating system) can now be installed on every modern Linux server. The Debian Linux hosting package from 1&1 delivers a reliable and safe software base for all your content and websites.
  • Can I choose/change the Linux distribution?

    No, as a customer you do not have direct access to the operating system of the server. In the shop you can opt either for the current Linux or the current Windows version. Use our handy comparison Linux vs. Windows to determine which of these two operating systems and their specific features and advantages best meet your hosting needs. Whichever operating system you decide on, we ensure that the latest version of Linux or Windows is always available to you. You profit from increased safety and are free to concentrate on what is important: your website and its content.
  • What are the advantages of Linux hosting?

    Linux and Windows have both proven themselves to be a powerful base for the creation of extensive websites. Both operating systems offer all the basic functions that are necessary to run a website. For Linux countless open source applications are available additionally and the use of certain features like MyWebsite or click & build apps is only possible with Linux based hosting. Our top PHP features such as Extended Support and OpCache are currently also only available in the 1&1 Linux packages. What's more, you can use Linux webhosting without a problem even if your computer or laptop operates on Windows. Connecting external servers and terminal devices is simple.
  • Can I change operating system later on?

    You can change the operating system of your server from Linux to Windows or from Windows to Linux at any time by changing your package. To swap operating systems go to our customer shop. Your website and its content will be moved from a Linux server to a Windows server, or vice versa. Just let us know, we're happy to help.
  • Do I need prior knowledge of Linux?

    No, as a customer you do not need any knowledge of the operating system of your server, which is a complex, closed system that you do not have direct access to. Instead, we will do all the required technical and administrative maintenance, security, back-up and updating work for you, so the full scope and functionality of your 1&1 webhosting package is always available to you. All other relevant work, like integrating your content, installing sub-domains or creating e-mail addresses can be done easily via a special management interface, without having to work directly with the operating system.