1and1 review – pro’s and con’s
Owner: United Internet
CEO: Robert Hoffmann
Headquarters: Montabaur, Germany
Overall Ranking: 70 (out of 100)
Designed for: Newbie – Professional
Anyone can tell you the pro’s and con’s of any website host. So I recommend that you not only read one review on a website host that your considering, but a few.
Your going to spend endless hours on that hosting platform building your website and maintaining it over time, so make sure it has everything your going to need.
At the time of this Post, 1and1.com has
a .99 cents sale on .com domain names
Of course those prices are for the first year and then it goes up. As you can see the renewal prices, (ones with a line through them) are higher. Altogether the regular, or renewal prices, are not that far from other domain hosting sites.
They do have pages of other extensions, (.biz .shop .fun .organic etc.) more than other sites I have looked at. And as with other sites, some of them do get quite pricey.
The basic plan $7.99 a month, (.99 cents/mo special) get you 2.5 GB ram, 100 GB storage, 1 website, 500 email accounts, 1 domain, ssl certificate and 24/7 service.
The unlimited plus plan $9.99 a month, (special $4.99/mo) gets you, Up to 6 GB RAM, Unlimited Storage, Unlimited Databases (1 GB SSD), Unlimited Websites, Unlimited E-mail Accounts, 1 additional Domain free for 1 year, SSL Certificate and 24/7 Service.
Unlimited Pro $14.99 a month, ($8.99/mo special first year) gets you, Up to 9 GB RAM, Unlimited Storage, Unlimited Databases (1 GB SSD), Unlimited Websites, Unlimited E-mail Accounts, 1 additional Domain free for a year, SSL Certificate, 24/7 Service, SiteLock Basic and CDN with Railgun™.
1and1 is now owned by a German company called United Internet. Upgrades can be costly and in some cases necessary for you to build your site. Product sales are geared to get you signed up, but there is limited training.
Here is a screen shot of their TTFB or time to first byte speed,
which has improved greatly from the previous year.
Brief summery of customer reviews:
Carl says: Website is down due to error on their part, no site for a week
Mike says: They are Thieves, stole 3 domain names 1month after I bought them
Emily said: Nothing but problems, wish I never knew them
Ani says: Its a good service but not the best you can find
Colton said: Signed up but it took days before I had my Domain
Shahin said: They truly value their customers
Dale says: Cheep hosting for a starter site
1. Costly upgrades
2. Negative reviews on support
3. Downtime can last hours according to customer reviews
4. WebsiteBuilder Plus tier is required to add codes into site templates
Designed For: First timers looking for a cheep start up
Tools and Training: Limited training, there is a charge to upgrade to WordPress, WP Basic ($6.99 per month), WP Plus ($9.99 per month), and WP Unlimited ($14.99 per month).
Support: Claims 24/7 but customer reviews says it could be 45 minutes to an hour for reply.
My Opinion: From all the reviews I have read it seems the support and downtime issues started a year ago. Does have a cheep start up costs. The charge to upgrade to WordPress is an issue for me since I like the ease of working with it.
Have no money but still want an online business?
You can find that information here
Hope this was helpful and all my best to your success.
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