Expert 1&1 Hosting Review 2019

Overview

1&1 Hosting offers flexible pricing for a variety of users that comes with unlimited storage, unlimited websites, 1 free domain, unlimited space for email accounts, and 24/7 support. In addition to the web hosting plans, with 1&1 Hosting, you can create a successful website using their website builder.

Ease of Use

On the down side, users may not always understand how to set up their service with 1&1 Hosting. Pointing to domains can be a bit confusing and may require the guidance of a representative. Users also complain of technical errors while using this hosting plan. That being said, the 1&1 Hosting has an easy-to-use website builder so users can customize and add to the website.

Bandwidth & Disk Space

Bandwidth and disk space vary depending on which plan you purchase. Only the Unlimited and Unlimited Pro plans come with unlimited websites and storage. The Unlimited Plan only costs $0.99 per month and comes with 25 databases and up to 2.5 GB RAM. The Unlimited Plus Plan costs $4.99 per month and comes with up to 6 GB RAM. Meanwhile, with the Unlimited Pro Plan, you get 9 GB RAM for $8.99/month. Not, however, that these are introductory prices for the first year, after which time the discount may end.

Hosting Plans

1and1 web hosting offers three different pricing options. The Unlimited Plan has a low cost of just $0.99 per month and comes with secure SSL encryption, 100 GB storage, 1 website, 1 free domain, 24/7 support, and up to 2.5 GB RAM.

For $4.99/month, you can purchase the Unlimited Plus Plan which comes with an SSL certificate, unlimited storage, unlimited databases, 1 free domain, 24/7 support, and up to 6 GB RAM. Unlimited Pro comes with all of the features included in less expensive packages. For $8.99/month, you also get 9 GB RAM, 1&1 CDN with Railgun, and SiteLock Basic.

Website Creation

With 1&1 Hosting, you can create a successful website using their website builder. The builder runs online through your internet browser, and comes with a variety of customizable templates. The 1&1 Hosting web builder is optimized for mobile devices which automatically configure for display on mobile devices.

WordPress Hosting

1&1 Hosting packages allow users to use a variety of apps including full WordPress integration in just a few simple steps.

Technical Support

1&1 Hosting comes with 24/7 technical support available through a toll-free phone number or online contact form. Although their service has gotten mixed reviews, generally their representatives provide high-quality support.

UnlimitedUnlimited PlusUnlimited Pro
Price $0.99 $4.99 $8.99
Site builder
Free domain
Free email
WordPress hosting
Site analytics
Security suite
Disk Space Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

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Pros
  • Flexible pricing
  • Free domain included
  • Unlimited Websites
Cons
  • Can be tricky to set up
  • Limited storage in basic plan
Bottom Line
1&1 Hosting offers flexible pricing for a variety of users that comes with unlimited webspace, unlimited websites, 1 free domain, unlimited space for email accounts, and 24/7 support.
Server OS
Linux, Windows
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9.8
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9.3
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9.0
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8.9

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