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1&1’s professional server hosting allows you, as the administrator, to install and operate multiple
websites, as well as software and applications. Cost efficiency, power, and security – for every purpose.
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Pay according to your configuration and without a minimum contract period
You only pay for what you use: Billing of the selected configuration by the minute
Up to 99 Servers in one contract
Setup multiple projects or websites. The exact amount will depend on the number of CPUs, RAM and SSD storage of the server. In the smallest configuration (Managed Cloud Hosting S), up to four projects/websites are possible
Automatic resource sharing
Server resources are automatically allocated as necessary when running multiple projects/websites. For projects with high performance requirements, for example from high traffic volume, computing power and resources are automatically adjusted to current needs
Project ready in just 55 seconds
Your project will be ready in just 55 seconds with our powerful Cloud
Data center locations
Your choice of data center location, included free
Minimum 1 vCore
0.5 -128 GB RAM
Minimum 0.5 GB
Solid state drive, the fastest and latest storage technology
Minimum 20 GB
Increase your project's configuration(resources) without swtiching it off
Full billing transparency: Whether you want to see your expenses aggregated or broken down to individual minutes, or you need to forcast your future expenses, Interactive Invoice lets you do it all
Virtualization technology from Docker and Kubernetes
All projects are stored in SAN storage to guarantee the best possible security
Unlimited incoming and outgoing traffic free of charge
10 Gbit/s internal network connectivity
Security with SSL Certificate
Secure your customer's data in accordance with the latest safety standards in data encryption with the SSL Certificate
High-performance data center
Hosted in the high performance data center of your choice
All firewall settings are managed by us
Perfect virus protection for Mailboxes (client only)
Norton™ Internet Security
Optional local virus protection on your computer
Managed Cloud Hosting is administered and maintained by us You have the option to choose application-specific optimized stacks or create your own custom stack from over 20 combinations with the ability to reconfigure them any time
Centralized administration controls for easy management of all features and functions
Access to your account information as well as simple management of your contract
Shell access (via SSH)
Encrypted access to project content
Databases and Programming Languages
Deploy your project with applications already installed on (e.g. WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, etc.)
MySQL and MariaDB databases supported
Included with managed packages
Use a domain as a fixed Internet address. Choose from the following domain extensions: .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .website, .club, .me
1 domain included
1 IPv4 address included for every project
Additional IPv4 addresses
Assign additional public IPv4 addresses to your projects - $5/month per IPv4 address
Additional domains with more than 100 TLDs - starting at $0.99/year
Subdomains via DNS server
Integration of external domains from other providers
Individual configuration of DNS records (e.g. for external domains or own mail and DNS services)
Your own local mail server
Select a local or our mail server for each domain
Available storage space per mailbox
Easy access to mail with any browser
Automatic SPAM protection at the server level
Protection from phishing e-mails
Professional groupware-capable mail solution with mail, events, and address book from Microsoft (supports ActiveSync) - $9.99/month
Professional groupware-capable mail solution with mail, events, and address book - starting at $2.99/month
Access your data anytime, anywhere!
Office Drive Manager
Access your Online Storage directly via Windows Explorer!
Mobile Online Storage
Mobile access to your files with iOS and Android
Marketing & Website Tools
More website performance
Make it easier for search engines to find your website - starting at $9.99/month
Top performance for your project
1&1 SSL Certificate
1&1 SSL Certificate
An SSL Certificate ensures the safe exchange of information over the Internet. Any information exchanged between your website and a visitor will be protected against unauthorized access. A website that uses an SSL can be identified by the URL beginning with "https://".
With 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting packages, you never have to worry about traffic volume again. Unlimited traffic is included. No extra or hidden costs!
Unlimited E-Mail Accounts
1&1 Unlimited packages enable you to create an unlimited number of e-mail mailboxes for you and your employees with the domains included in the package.
In the Cloud Panel you can allocate up to 2.5 TB (5x500GB) of SSR storage for each VM. The 1&1 Cloud Server uses only the latest storage technology from SolidFire, thereby reducing data access times compared to standard hard drives up to tenfold.
Deploy a VM in 55 seconds or less!
Choice of data center
Choice of data center
You now have the option of creating and holding all virtual machines and other server components mentioned in your contract, in different data centers within Europe and the USA. This allows you to, for example, improve access times to your server or build transatlantic redundant infrastructures for your international customers. The option to choose the location can be found within your Cloud Panel under "Advanced Options". By default, server components of our US customers will be located in our US data centers unless otherwise requested.
Applications installed and ready to use in just 1 click.
Our cloud platforms use only the highest quality state-of-the-art components from brands like HP, Intel, SolidFire and F5 Networks. Our goal is to make our products as fail-safe as possible and thus guaranteeing at least 99.9% availability and meaning your servers and business run smoothly.
With our new 1&1 cloud technology, you get dedicated resources and customizable stack components that are scalable on demand with by-the-minute billing.
Practical and Flexible
The optimized and complimentary stack components (operating system, web server, database, scripting language or applications) are configured to match your usage profile. All components are automatically installed and managed by 1&1. Scale resources anytime as your need changes by adjusting CPUs, RAM and storage space, with by-the-minute billing. We offer convenience and maximum flexibility for your projects.
Intelligent and future-proof
Depending on the package chosen, you can now operate up to 99 projects simultaneously. Resources are automatically allocated to ensure top performance for each one at all times. If your project requires more resources, you can easily scale up at any time. You'll always benefit from maximum performance and optimal resource utilization for your projects, both now and in the future.
Modern Cloud Technology
Flexible Resource Management
Maximum security and reliability
Secure your web projects!
Secure data transaction
Secure Data Centres
DigiCert SSL certificates are now included with all 1&1 packages, providing maximum protection of your website. Learn more
The 1&1 Data Centres are among the safest and most modern in North America, verified with ISO-27001:2013 certification from TUV Nord. Learn more
FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic
What is the difference between web hosting, a dedicated server and cloud hosting?
Our cloud hosting offer stands out for its flexibility and user-friendliness. You configure the technical features yourself and, in doing so, select the individual components for your hosting; we then handle the entire server setup. What's more, we also handle all updates – including all necessary security updates. In short, with the managed cloud, you enjoy the benefits whilst we do the work.
With a Cloud Server, you also configure the server yourself and select the processor and operating system. However, unlike cloud hosting, with a cloud server you are responsible for security and updates.
As an alternative to the above package, you can also take advantage of our web hosting offers. Web hosting provides you with available web space on our server, enabling you to host your own website, and more. The performance capabilities are the same, and security updates are handled entirely by us.
Who is cloud hosting designed for and how does it work?
Managed cloud hosting is especially suited to users who want flexible customization of their server performance. This is therefore a great option for young companies, for example, who initially want to start with a small online shop but expect heavy visitor and customer traffic in the future. With our cloud hosting offer, you can easily and immediately adjust the available services, as the resources can be individually scaled at any time. Whilst the performance of our smallest package is fixed, the larger packages can be configured at any time in terms of processor performance, memory and data storage. All services are available around the clock, and potential changes are implemented immediately. No matter which managed cloud hosting package you choose, security and updates are handled by us. However, you are responsible for all the content that you provide—including web apps and their updates.
How secure is cloud hosting?
Our data centers are among the most secure systems in Europe, and easily satisfy the strict German data protection regulations. In the event of hardware failure, the resources are spread across other hardware components and your offers are automatically recovered. For the time being, our managed cloud is only available with Linux as an operating system. However, we are already planning for it to be available with Windows.
Of course, we constantly review the system for security and keep it up-to-date. With our managed cloud hosting, you have no root access to the system—it is therefore not possible to accidentally create security loopholes. Rather, with the managed cloud, you can count on our overall know-how to ensure that your server is secure and protected.
How scalable and efficient is cloud hosting?
The biggest advantage of the managed cloud from 1&1 is the easy scalability of the available resources and its precise billing. With the more comprehensive packages in particular, sliders enable you to conveniently increase the components for processor cores, memory and hard drive space. Equally, if you require less performance and want to decrease the resources used, this is also no problem – except for SSD space. It is only with the starter package that the individual components cannot be adjusted; this is to keep it as simple and clear as possible. Our cloud hosting enables you to be flexible and ensures you only pay for the services that you use. So if after the first third of the month you decide to increase your server's performance, you will only pay for increased performance for the last two-thirds of the month. Billing and activation of services takes place in real time. What's more, you needn't worry about downtime or a server reboot.
What is a stack?
A stack is a software package that contains the entire infrastructure necessary for the smooth operation of the server. With our cloud hosting, you have the option of using either our standard LAMP stack (LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) or combining different technologies. Thus, for example, you could combine PHP and MySQL with an NGINX webserver.
Why do I need 1&1 stack management for cloud hosting?
Cloud computing encompasses a broad range of services and enables convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources—like networks, servers, storage, applications or other services. Cloud hosting also gives developers quick access to a stack of software that is commonly referred to as the cloud hosting stack. This stack contains all the software necessary to run an application and enables you to make the most out of your server infrastructure. With 1&1 stack management for your cloud hosting, you can tailor your stack to your application, so it only includes features relevant to you. For example, if you run a WordPress blog, make sure your stack only includes software that is applicable to WordPress. You can either choose from our preassembled stacks, or create your very own—1&1 offers highly customizable stack options suitable for any application. Combine the freedom and flexibility of a cloud server with the security of a managed stack using 1&1 stack management for cloud hosting.