What is a vServer?
Servers are powerful computer systems for hosting, which host websites or software apps so multiple users can access them at once. Like other computers, servers have certain performance characteristics, for example, the memory, the hard drive and the power of the processors. A virtual server, also known as a vServer or VPS (Virtual Private Server), works according to the same principle. However, a virtual server does not use dedicated hardware, like a hard drive or CPU, rather it accesses one or more parts of certain hardware resources. This means a VPS has some performance characteristics that differ from those of a physical server. For example, the virtual hard drive capacity can be spread over various hard drives, or only use a part of a physical hard drive.
The advantage of a virtual server is the flexible allocation of physical server resources, which allows for the creation of tailor-made server sizes and in turn makes renting a vServer very cost efficient. The opposite of a vServer is a dedicated server, where specific hardware resources are rented either in their full capacity, or just one or more processors and hard drives. Our vServers, like a dedicated server, give you full root access. That means you decide how you want to use VPS hosting – completely in private and independently from other users. You can also choose between Linux or Windows-based operating systems. You rent your vServer for an affordable monthly rate. Our virtual server packages offer various performance levels for your individual needs.
What projects is a vServer best suited to?
The VPS from 1&1 are ideal for small to medium sized agencies that regularly create or monitor websites for their clients. They are also suitable for the webhosting
of the internet presence of freelancers or small businesses. As all our virtual server solutions have full root or administrator access, small to medium sized online shops can also be hosted using them, depending on the complexity of the shop system used, number of products and customer traffic to the page. The root access also makes our virtual server hosting an affordable option for telephone systems, database applications and mail servers. The fast external connection to the internet ensures that accessing your website or application is problem-free. The exchange of data is not limited, no matter how much data you upload or access from your servers – the connection capacity remains high. You have a choice between Linux and Windows as operating systems for your vServer. Which variation of the respective system you choose is up to you. This allows our affordable virtual private server (VPS) to support many different applications and hosting purposes. Even though our servers are affordable, we exclusively work with the newest brand hardware and place great emphasis on security and reliability. The 1&1 virtual cloud server uses the virtualisation solution VMware for its middleware. Choose the right size for your project from our many different packages. These cheap VPS are suitable for beginners, but also for more demanding projects, like database applications.
Which services do the virtual private servers from 1&1 provide?
You want flexible access to a number of versatile server resources? Renting one of our vServers is an affordable, powerful and reliable solution. The VPS are driven by powerful processors and provide guaranteed memory with extremely high availability. Whether you choose Linux or Windows as your operating system, the necessary updates are installed independently by the server. Choose your virtual server package in accordance with your performance and memory needs. Generally, a virtual server from 1&1 relieves you of some of the technical administration of your hosting system. Your server is run by one of the most secure hosting systems in Europe. Numerous connections through a high power fibre-optic network mean the availability of your VPS server is almost 100 percent secure. See for yourself by monitoring the availability of your services hosted on your vServer using the server monitoring. With the 1&1 Cloud Panel, which has also been optimised for mobile devices, you are always aware of the availability status of your systems. To make the administration of services and web hosting easier, we have pre-installed an easy to use admin software.
Can a vServer from 1&1 easily be extended?
The server virtualisation from 1&1 is an affordable and powerful solution for beginners with small to medium sized projects – from websites to online shops and database applications. As not every project requires the same capacities, you can choose between different package sizes. The main difference between them is the size of the virtual memory and the hard drive capacity. At the start of your project, when its dimensions are still relatively small, the hardware capacity of the beginner virtual server package may be enough for you. This delivers high performance with all the important features, comprehensive server security and reliable availability at an affordable price. With time, as your business or project grows, you may require higher capacities. Our vServers grow with your needs. All servers come with additional features. For example, if you want to be available to your clients under a number of internet addresses, simply book additional ones or include external domains from other providers. If you are renting a VPS to , it is important to secure the exchange of data using an . We also offer different applications for hosting mail servers – from virus protection to mail solutions. 1&1 also provides you with the opportunity to test the server virtualisation free of charge. If you rent VPS hosting space you receive a 30-day money back guarantee.
Can I rent a VPS and flexibly adjust it to my needs?
Yes. Thanks to full root access, you can flexibly allocate your virtual hosting capacity to your various projects and applications. If your server performance and memory needs vary or change depending on the season, the are a flexible and cost-efficient solution for you. These virtual servers dynamically adjust to your individual needs.
When using a cloud server you only pay as much as you actually use it. For cloud servers you also have a choice between Linux and Windows as operating systems. With such an adaptable server, you automatically react quickly if your website, shop or services are in particularly high demand; and save money in times of less demand.
What is the 1&1 virtual server cloud?
The virtual server cloud is a technology that combines the ease and comfort of a virtual private server (VPS) with the availability and performance of a cloud server. The product characteristics of the virtual server cloud differ in a few details from the classic virtual server packages to provide different usage profile and thereby offer solutions based on individual needs. Of course, you still enjoy our usual services with the new packages:
- Hosting in one of the most modern data centres in Europe
- The possibility to include an unlimited number of external domains from third party providers or establish up to 10,000 subdomains on the 1&1 DNS server
- 24/7 access to your system using the 1&1 Cloud Panel
- Unlimited traffic without restrictions
Compare the details of the packages now to find out which 1&1 vServer package is best suited to you and your needs!
Why should I choose a VPS cloud from 1&1?
There are many reasons to choose a virtual server cloud from 1&1, as meeting your highest expectations when it comes to the performance, reliability and security of your server infrastructure is central to each product. The powerful cloud hardware with SSD hard drives (Solid State Drives) –currently the fastest storage technology – ensures rapid access times and a high rate of data exchange. The bandwidth of the internal network connection is up to 10 gigabytes per second. Modern, certified high-powered data centres in Europe guarantee maximum data security. A further special feature of the virtual cloud server is the easy control of your 1&1 VPS cloud server through the intuitive and well-structured 1&1 Cloud Panel. The full spectrum of cloud virtual private server hosting services are available at an affordable price in the virtual server cloud package. Setting up your 1&1 VPS cloud only takes 55 seconds! Our first-class support is happy to help you by phone with any questions about our products and services at any time.
Which optional features does the 1&1 virtual server cloud offer?
1&1 is a market leader when it comes to VPS cloud hosting – meaning you get numerous special features for your virtual server cloud package for a small additional fee. Included in these is a powerful two-component virus protection: a professional virus protection program for your 1&1 inboxes, along with virus protection for your local computer. If you want to acquire further , domains with over 100 different domain endings are available. Use our optional fee-based SEO tools for efficient search engine optimisation, which you can test for 30 days free of charge.
Is there a backup and recovery solution for my virtual server on Windows and Linux?
1&1 offers two options for creating a server backup on both Windows and Linux: for one, you can use the "professional backup" feature already included in your vServer to secure your data. Furthermore, for a small additional charge, you can create an image of your server which is saved on a separate storage space.
Can I test vServer with 1&1?
If you are initially unsure whether virtual servers are the right thing for your needs, 1&1 lets you test vServers before committing. This allows you to view all features, experience the advantages and see for yourself whether the functions meet your expectations. In line with our 1&1 principle, we let you test the vServers free of charge for a month. You receive the full width of desired services and can put them to the test. Should you feel that virtual private servers are not for you, simply cancel the package. Any expenditures, like a monthly fee or an installation fee will be refunded, meaning you don't need to worry about surprise charges and can test the vServer easily and risk-free. The test period of 30 days starts when you order your package.