1and1 Dedicated Hosting Reviews

1and1 Dedicated Hosting Reviews

Read our expert opinion of 1&1, along with unbiased reviews from 1 real users

1and1 Internet, or 1&1 Internet, began as a small German company in 1988, founded by Ralph Dommermuth. It took over T-Online's marketing activities, which was a T-Com service that was run online. 1&1 expanded into the UK in 2000 offering its hosting service internationally. It quickly established itself as a leading web host provider to private users and small to medium sized business. In 2003, it further expanded web hosting service to the U.S.A.

1and1's dedicated web servers primarily target the budget end of the spectrum, and while they do offer some configuration options, the servers are relatively standard. They offer managed servers for a very affordable $10 per month, which come with additional configuration options (such as SSD storage), and free backups.

They offer a mixture of AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon servers, with varying amounts of RAM and storage. All of their storage is in at least RAID 1 for increase performance and reliability.

For those wanting even more performance and reliability, they offer high-end servers via their Business Line by Dell, with 1GBit/s connectivity.

Editor's note: We have not tested this web hosting provider, but base our conclusions on extensive research, and discussions with users.

1&1 key points

Top considerations

Not EIG Owned

VPS Features

Managed, No Root Access, Not Managed, Root Access

Control Panel

Plesk

Server Location

Europe, US

1and1 Users Dedicated Server Reviews

Find out what people are saying about 1and1 shared hosting below, or alternatively, if you have experience with them yourself, feel free to leave your review.

Review type: Dedicated Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

4.8
Support
2
Features
5
Speed
6
Uptime
6
Value
5

Early on Friday morning, our 1&1.com hosted server had an update with a bad kernel. Our site was shut down for 79 1/2 hours and wasn't back up again until Monday morning. Do they just work Monday to Friday, 9-5? We didn't have a way to directly contact them since our site is hosted by a partner, and they won't speak to anyone except the partner, Their service needs to be dramatically improved for e-commerce business.

Pros: An average host

Cons: Redundancy, slow response time, lack of service

1&1 expert Review 2017

bad support 1and1This looks like a really great web hosting provider, at least on paper. However, troubling reports about their support are filtering through which may make you think twice about using them.

Not only that, but we recommend you check our Shared Hosting User reviews here, for reports of very deceptful billing practices, including adding new products to users accounts without content.

If only they cut out the bad support, and bad billing practices, almost everything about 1and1 on paper looks great. Maybe this is the reason they keep going... they know how to sell and market their product.

The positives

#1 Fully Managed includes some cost effective features

While testing some server configurations in the order panel we noticed that when you choose their 1&1 managed server option at $10 per month, no only do they install and configure the operating system, but they also setup and configure your backup system. Their backup system ordinarily costs $9.99 for 10GB, rising to $49 pm for 100GB. Furthermore, you get the option to replace the standard disk storage for SSD storage for an additional $40, something their pricing tables did not reveal as a possibility on their cheapest dedicated server.

A screenshot of the configuration screen is below:

1and1 server config

#2 Unlimited Traffic

Unlimited traffic included, with no bandwidth throttling.

#3 Full Root Access

Full administrator or root access is granted to your server, so you can install and configure however you like.

#4 Latest generation processors and hard drives

They offer a mixture of AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon servers, with varying amounts of RAM and storage. All of their storage is in at least RAID 1 for increase performance and reliability.

Choose from some powerful servers; Up to 32 cores with their current AMD systems or choose their Intel® Xeon® E5 Optional technology with up to 24 virtual cores.

#5 Business Line by Dell™

The Dell™ PowerEdge™ R630 servers are high-end servers using the latest Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2600 generation V3 (8, 10 Core with HT) and DDR4 RAM. They come with a 1 Gigabit connection and unlimited traffic.

The negatives

It is worth reading our 1&1 Shared Hosting review, including the user reviews. There are some significant complaints about support and billing practices, so while 1&1 may look great on paper, they do have some serious issues that might make you reconsider.

1and1 Dedicated Hosting Servers

There are limited configuration options, including management, backups, and in some cases the option to change to SSD storage.

Standard Servers:

Hosting Plan Notable features Server RAM Disk Space Bandwidth Price
A8i Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk Intel®Atom™ C2750 8 Cores x 2.4 GHz
(2.6 GHz Turbo Boost)
8 GB
DDR3 ECC
1,000 GB
(2 x 1,000 GB SATA) Raid 1
Unlimited $69.99
L4i Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk Intel® Quad-Core 4 Cores x 3.1 GHz
(3.4 GHz Turbo Boost)
12 GB
DDR3 ECC
1,000 GB
(2 x 1,000 GB SATA) Raid 1
Unlimited $79.99
XL6 Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk AMD Hexa-Core 6 Cores x 2.8 GHz
(3.3 GHz Turbo Core)
16 GB
DDR3 ECC
1,000 GB
(2 x 1,000 GB SATA) Raid 1
Unlimited $79.99
X4i Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk Intel®Xeon® E3-1270 V3 4 Cores (HT) x 3.5 GHz 16 GB
DDR3 ECC
1,000 GB
(2 x 1,000 GB SATA) Raid 1
Unlimited $119.99
XL8 Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk AMD Opteron™ 4274 HE 8 Cores x 2.6 GHz
(3.5 GHz Turbo Core)
16 GB
DDR3 ECC
1,500 GB
(2 x 1,500 GB SATA) Raid 1
Unlimited $119.99
o12A-32 Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk AMD Opteron™ 6338P 12 Cores x 2.3 GHz 32 GB
DDR3 ECC
1,500 GB
(2 x 1,500 GB SATA) Raid 1
Unlimited $199.99
o12A-64 Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk AMD Opteron™ 6338P 12 Cores x 2.3 GHz 64 GB
DDR3 ECC
2,000 GB
(2 x 2,000 GB SATA) Raid 1
Unlimited $239.99
XL12i Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk Intel®Xeon® E5-2640 6 Cores (HT) x 2.5 GHz
(3.0 GHz Turbo Boost)
32 GB
DDR3 ECC
4,000 GB
(2 x 4,000 GB SATA) Hardware Raid 1
Unlimited $299.99
XXL24i Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk 2x Intel®Xeon® E5-2440 2 x 6 Cores (HT) x 2,4 GHz
(2,9 GHz Turbo Boost)
48 GB
DDR3 ECC
2,000 GB
(2 x 2,000 GB SATA) Raid 1
Unlimited $349.99
A8i SS Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 100MBit/s Port, Plesk Intel®Atom™ C2750 8 Cores x 2.4 GHz
(2.6 GHz Turbo Boost)
8 GB
DDR3 ECC
4,000 GB
(3 x 4,000 GB SATA) Hardware Raid 5
Unlimited $79.99

Business Line by Dell™:

Hosting Plan Notable features Server RAM Disk Space Bandwidth Price
X8i Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 1 Gbps port, Plesk Intel®Xeon® E5-2630 V3 8 Cores (HT) x 2.4 GHz
(2.6 GHz Turbo Boost)
64 GB
DDR4 ECC
4,000 GB
(6 x 1,000 GB SATA) Hardware RAID 6
Unlimited $449.99
X10i Management ($10), SSD Upgrade available, 1 Gbps port, Plesk Intel®Xeon® E5-2650 V3 10 Cores (HT) x 2.3 GHz
(2.6 GHz Turbo Boost)
128 GB
DDR4 ECC
6,000 GB
(8 x 1,000 GB SATA) Hardware RAID 6
Unlimited $599.99
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