Main Features of 1&1’s VPS Hosting
1&1 provides a multitude of features through its virtual server plans. Here are some of them:
High Performance Servers
This VPS provider uses high-end, AMD-based servers with top-tier connectivity, located in secure and well-designed data centers. All its servers use dynamic RAM, and RAID-5 is the storage plan followed.
Server Administration Tools
1&1 offers the Parallels Plesk Panel and Parallels Small Business Panel software with its virtual server plans. These platforms are powerful server administration tools and can be used with ease, thanks to the graphical user interface, intuitive design and layout, and reseller advantages.
Dynamic, Guaranteed RAM
1&1 offers the ability to automatically scale up the RAM of your server, in case the server experiences a load that is higher than the usually expected levels. This feature allows the server to automatically adapt to the load and provides that much needed RAM when it is really necessary. It is important to know that the dynamic RAM feature is available only if the server is made to run on a Linux operating system.
Permanent Server Monitoring
Monitoring your server is quite straightforward thanks to 1&1's server monitoring tools. This set of tools is designed to work on desktops as well as mobile phones, making it easy for the administrator to be able to closely monitor the server at any point of time, even when on the road.
Video: Demo of 1&1's Mobile Server Monitoring App
Operating System Choices
1&1 provides you with the choices of both Linux and Windows-based operating systems to run on your server. For those who want to use a Linux base, 1&1 offers a 64bit version of CentOS 5 with their Parallels Plesk Panel 10.4 Panel suite, OpenSUSE 11.3, Ubuntu 10.04 and Debian 5 (Lenny). Windows users can choose Windows Web Server 2008 R2, and can also choose to have the Parallels Plesk Panel 10.4 software (64bit) installed.
The services offered by 1&1 come with security features as well. They provide SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates for security in personal data exchange. The data you host with them is also secured by a 250GB secure FTP backup solution that is available with every plan.
Plans and Pricing
1&1 has four plans on offer, and each plan is designed to suit the needs of different people. There's the Virtual Server “L” plan, which starts at $29 per month, and comes with up to 2GB of DDR RAM, and 20GB of RAID 5-based storage. This plan comes with a bandwidth cap of 1000GB per month. Then, there's the Virtual Server “XL” plan for those who need a bit more. This plan comes with 4GB of RAM, 40GB of RAID 5-based storage, and 2000GB of bandwidth per month. It is priced at $34.99. The third plan, priced at $49.99, is the Virtual “XXL” plan that comes with 8GB of RAM, 80GB of RAID 5-based storage, and a bandwidth of 2500GB per month.
The fourth and final plan, the Dynamic Cloud Server, is the plan that offers dedicated resources with maximum flexibility and scalability features. You can add up to 99 virtual machines under a single contract and the costs are transparent, with hourly billings.[coupon name=”1&1 25 credit with linux vps” id=”155″]
1&1 offers a dedicated 24/7 hotline for its customers, which is managed by a group of professional technicians. In addition, a free email-based support is also offered.