One And One Hosting and VPS Review (1and1 or 1&1)

One And One (1and1 or 1&1) Web Hosting has served me well for about 5 years now. This blog as well as all my other sites are hosted with 1and1. I wanted to share a few points to explain why they are my favorite web hosting company.

I have used other hosting providers such as Host Gator and I was not impressed, especially with the lack of features and price. Why spend more money if you don’t have to?

I’ve always been impressed with how easy setting up a website with 1and1 is. They built their own server management software which is simple yet powerful, instead of using the traditional Cpanel (can be confusing for beginners).

I have been on the 1&1 Linux hosting beginner package forever and despite the number of websites I host on it, I seem to never run out of space or have a need to upgrade. I strongly recommend that if you choose 1and1, stick with the beginner package as it is very feature rich. Remember, you can always upgrade packages later if you need to! You can use the beginner package for everything including forums, blogs, traditional websites, and other scripts. They even include a website builder program which makes creating a website very simple.

Just this past year I was able to try out 1and1’s VPS servers. I chose the 1&1 Virtual Server L which is the cheapest. It had all the features I needed and was much cheaper than GoDaddy, BlueHost, and Host Gator. Remember if you are getting a VPS you are going to want Parallels Small Business Panel and Plesk. These do not come free with the other hosts in their cheap VPS packages. With 1and1 the management software is 100% free, even with the cheapest VPS they have. This was a huge plus for me because I saved a lot of money. I used the VPS for about 4 months for a large site I had owned before selling it. The VPS worked very well, was easy to set-up, and had plenty of power for the complex site I was running.

If you are debating on whether to purchase 1and1 hosting DO IT! It’s the cheapest and best hosting out there.

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