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Virtual Private Server (VPS)

starting at $1/month
  • Best price-performance ratio: Dedicated resources, VMware virtualization and Plesk ONYX at attractive prices
  • High Performance: The latest Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and 100% SSD storage
  • Maximum reliability: Storage area networks and cloud infrastructure guarantee top reliability and data security

Select your Virtual Server plan

Stronger performance with the best 1&1 Cloud Server infrastructure

Virtual Server

Virtual Server

Virtual Server

Virtual Server

Cloud M

Cloud L

Cloud XL

Cloud XXL

12 months
$4.99/monththen $9.99/month
12 months
$9.99/monththen $19.99/month
6 months
$1/monththen $29.99/month
12 months
$29.99/monththen $39.99/month
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General Server Features
Project/Server ready in just 55 seconds

Your server will be ready in just 55 seconds with the powerful 1&1 Cloud

Data center locations

Your choice of data center location, included free

Processors (vCores)

1 - 4 vCores

Minimum 1 vCore


1 - 8 GB RAM

Minimum 512 MB

SSD storage

30 - 160 GB (SSD) Solid state drive

Minimum 30 GB

KVM console

Use KVM console to access your server as if it was physically on your desktop

Interactive Invoice

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


VMware virtualization technology

SAN storage

All virtual machines (VMs)/projects are stored in our storage area network (SAN). Compared to direct-attached storage (DAS) or local storage, SAN is significantly more resilient. With SAN, your data is always available, even in the event of storage node failure


Unlimited incoming and outgoing traffic free of charge

Security with SSL Wildcard Certificate

Secure your customers' data in accordance with the latest safety standards in data encryption with the SSL Wildcard Certificate.

High performance data centers

Hosted in the high performance data center of your choice

Firewall Management

Setup custom external firewall rules for traffic in the Cloud Panel


IPS and IDS build the first barrier in our security network to protect against unwanted access


A holistic security, information and event management system which detects and flags anomalies


A reliable backup solution to ensure the security of your data

Server snapshot

Create snapshots when you want to preserve the state of a virtual machine, allowing you to return to the same state repeatedly, or just consolidate changes

Server image

Create server images manually or automatically (e.g. schedule the automatic creation of server images daily or weekly), later you can deploy new servers based on these images

User logs

Detailed information about all actions performed in the Cloud Panel

Import Images

Import your own images and ISOS to the cloud panel

SSH Keys

Create and manage SSH keys or add your own keys to securely access your Linux Server

Operating Systems

Windows Server® 2012 R2 - $5.00/VCore/per month
Windows Server® 2016 - $10.00/VCore/per month


Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
CentOS 7
CentOS 6
Debian 9
Debian 8

Customer Service
24/7 support

Available free of charge

Free e-mail support

Free e-mail support by trained experts

Configuration & Administration
Full root access
Administration Tool Plesk ONYX

Plesk ONYX available (unlimited users, domains and reseller-ready) for $5/month


Administration Tool cPanel

cPanel available for $15/month


Centralized administration controls for easy management of all features and functions

1&1 Control Panel

Access to your account information as well as simple management of your contract

Advanced monitoring

Control all server and network activities in a few clicks, with excellent usability and no nested menus

Shell access (via SSH)

Encrypted access to server/project content

SSH Key Management

Create and manage SSH keys

Databases and Programming Languages
Preinstalled applications

Deploy your server with applications already installed (e.g. WordPress, Drupal, etc.)

Database support

MySQL and MariaDB databases supported

Microsoft Databases

Optionally included software for database administration
MS SQL Express 2012/2014 - free
MS SQL 2012/2014/2016 - web license $40/month per 4 CPUs
MS SQL 2012/2014/2016 - Standard license $300/month per 4 CPUs



Use a domain as a fixed Internet address. Choose from the following domain extensions:
.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .website, .club, .me

Option to add domain

IPv4 addresses

Static IPv4 address


Additional domains

Additional domains with more than 100 TLDs - starting at $0.99/year

Option to add domain
1&1 Subdomains

Subdomains via 1&1 DNS server, unlimited via Plesk

Up to 10.000
External domains

Integration of external domains from other providers

DNS management

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 1&1 mail server for each domain

1&1 Mailboxes

1&1 Mailboxes

1&1 Mailbox Storage

Available storage space per mailbox

2 GB
1&1 Webmail 2.0

Easy access to mail with any browser

1&1 Anti-spam

Automatic SPAM protection at the server level

1&1 Anti-phishing

Protection from phishing e-mails

Microsoft® Exchange

Professional groupware-capable mail solution with mail, events, and address book from Microsoft (supports ActiveSync) - $9.99/month

1&1 MailXchange

Professional groupware-capable mail solution with mail, events, and address book - starting at $2.99/month

1&1 Online Storage
1&1 Online Storage

Access your data anytime, anywhere!

2 GB
1&1 Office Drive Manager

Access your Online Storage directly via Windows Explorer!

1&1 Mobile Online Storage

Mobile access to your files with iOS and Android

Marketing & Website Tools
1&1 Webtool

More website performance

1&1 SEO Pro

Make it easier for search engines to find your website - starting at $9.99/month


VPS Feature Highlights

Full Root Access

Full Root Access

Full root/administrator access for comprehensive system control over software, services, users and rights.
Unlimited Traffic

Unlimited Traffic

Unlimited free traffic without throttling. Regardless of the traffic volume upstream or downstream, traffic will always remain free with the maximum bandwidth available.
SSD Storage

SSD Storage

You have the choice of standard HDD storage or SDD storage instead which offers access times over ten times faster. SSD is the best choice if you have data on your server that is frequently accessed.

VMware Virtualization

1&1 Virtual Cloud Servers use the leading virtualization technology from VMware. VMware guarantees maximum performance with the highest reliability and availability. In the event of hardware failure, services are automatically restored in seconds, without manual intervention.
24/7 Customer

24/7 Customer

Our technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any questions regarding setting up or operating your server.
Plesk ONYX

Plesk ONYX

Plesk ONYX is the leading tool for server administrators and web professionals alike. As the admin, you manage and process all of the server's functions and set up user accounts, domains and e-mail addresses without having to change the interface.
Choice of Linux/Windows

Choice of Linux/Windows

Choose between various Linux and Windows distributions such as: CentOS 7, Debian 9, Ubuntu 16.04, Windows 2012, Windows 2016 and more.
Maximum Security

Maximum Security

1&1 data centers are among the safest and most modern in the United States. Redundant technology guarantees excellent reliability, while complex security measures safeguard your data.


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.
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 center location can be found within your Cloud Panel under "Advanced Options". The server components of our customers will automatically be held in the closest data center unless otherwise changed.


Easy access to a reliable backup solution to ensure the security of your data
Run your project on at a1&1 Virtual Server Cloud and benefit from top service and low prices.

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FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic

VPS hosting

  • 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 host an online store, it is important to secure the exchange of data using an SSL certificate. 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 1&1 cloud servers 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 internet addresses, 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.