A Dynamic Root Server from 1&1
starting at $4.99/month1
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  • Full Access Root Server with full access and administrator privileges
  • Flexible Options Rent a virtual, dedicated or dynamic cloud root server with us
  • Your Operating System Choose from Windows or Linux root servers
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Root Server

  • What is a root server?

    Root servers are suited to professional web hosting projects that require significant resources. Companies and professionals often choose to rent a root server when they need to launch complex projects on a large-scale. This type of infrastructure normally requires a sound level of technical knowledge to be operated successfully. So, renting a root server is a preferred option for those who wish to take control of their IT architecture from the ground up. The configurable dedicated root servers from 1&1 put these capabilities into your hands. That means that as an administrator, you can design your own infrastructure while enjoying the peace of mind that comes with having 1&1 technicians handle maintenance, security, and the setup of your root server. You'll benefit from the flexibility of your root server to host a variety of applications, from FTP-accounts to web pages and beyond. The majority of root servers run on Linux. As an OS, it is preferred for its resistance to crashes and limited resource use, plus its unique ability to handle data transfers and data storage. But 1&1 also gives you the option to rent Windows root servers alongside Linux root servers. The choice is yours.
  • What are the benefits of renting a root server?

    Root servers are exceptionally flexible. An administrator can maintain and operate a root server from anywhere. In fact, depending on your settings, a Linux root server can be accessed through a mobile device or tablet. This allows you to restart or make changes to your server, add updates, and conveniently manage your data on the run. Root servers give businesses and professionals comprehensive management over the maintenance and security of the server, depending on requirements. You're free to run any number and type of applications on a root server – we ensure it is secure in our data centers.
  • Why rent a root server from 1&1?

    As the administrator of a root server, its management, uses, and settings are up to you. In addition, because it allows you to run a variety of applications from one server, how you configure and use it is up to you. Companies could build their entire IT infrastructure on a dedicated root server, while private users might use theirs to host an online game or as an FTP-server. Whatever your needs or experience level, 1&1 has a root server configuration and pricing plan that's the right fit for you and your budget. You can even sublet your root server or use it to host services of your own. At 1&1, it's your choice!