1&1 re-designs web hosting portfolio to increase performance

1&1 (www.1and1.co.uk), the leading web hosting provider in Europe and one of the largest hosting providers worldwide, refines its web hosting portfolio by giving customers the opportunity to flexibly adapt the performance of their web project. This secures the availability and accessibility of a website during periods of high traffic. 1&1 uses the latest hardware which provides significantly greater RAM per processor, new SSD storage for customers’ databases and optimised load balancing to significantly increase the capability and performance of its 1&1 Next Level Hosting services.


“Peak performance, security and utility are the most vital aspects of modern web hosting”, says Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet SE. “We created our Next Level Hosting by providing customers with everything they need to run a state-of-the-art website and to be digitally successful.”

Easy adaption of performance tiers

In order to provide customers with the fastest loading times, 1&1 features an optimised platform with HTTP/2, PHP 7.1 and SSD databases. Furthermore, performance levels have been developed that can be flexibly adapted at any time providing users with the highest levels of performance. These levels can be controlled via a unique dashboard in the 1&1 Control Centre. In the 1&1 Control Centre users are shown easy to understand info graphics, which summarise the recent performance of their web project. Depending on the level of traffic encountered, the 1&1 Control Centre will also recommend adjusting to an optimum performance level. The management of performance levels has been designed with all users in mind so even those who are technologically inexperienced are able to adjust their web project’s performance with just a few clicks. This enables users to quickly react to visitor growth caused by seasonal variations and also to further expand their website. Most importantly for many users, they do not need to change their respective package to modify performance tiers.

Within this flexible web hosting product, 1&1 offers three new packages which differ in available performance and web space. The new portfolio starts with the Basic package (2.5 GB RAM, 100 GB web space) at £0.99 per month. Here is an overview of the most important technical data to be found in the three pre-configured packages:

Package Included performance level Web space Price/month
Basic Level 1

– 2,5 GB RAM
– 512 MB Memory (For approx. 300 processes per minute, equivalent to approx. 100 visitors)

100 GB £0.99
Unlimited Plus Level 2

– 6 GB RAM
– 640 MB Memory (For approx. 600 processes per minute, equivalent to approx. 200 visitors)

unlimited £3.99
Unlimited Pro (including 1&1 CDN[1] with Railgun[2] and 1&1 SiteLock[3] Basic) Level 3

– 9 GB RAM
– 640 MB Memory (For approx. 900 processes per minute, equivalent to approx. 300 visitors)

unlimited £6.99

The performance levels of the different packages can be scaled up to Level 5, if required, (19 GB RAM, approx. 1,500 processes per minute) for £1.99/month per additional level.

Latest transfer technology for customer projects

The latest 1&1 Web Hosting solutions use state-of-the-art technology. This is especially the case with the pioneering HTTP/2 protocol which deals with the increasing complexity of websites through the method of multiplexing. Furthermore, HTTP/2 enables faster loading times when using SSL certificates and thus a better listing of the website in Google´s search results. That is why 1&1 provides its customers with a free SSL certificate. Apart from HTTP/2, 1&1 uses gzip for compressing website content, in order to also provide faster loading websites when accessing them via mobile devices. Furthermore, as one of the first web hosting providers, 1&1 offers PHP 7.0 as well as the latest version 7.1. Both feature OPcache, which reduces load times and excels at supporting WordPress websites.

Further information regarding the latest in 1&1 Web Hosting is available here. If you want to know more about achieving success on the internet, please visit the 1&1 Digital Guide.



[1] A Content Delivery Network (CDN) increases the security and performance of a website´s content

[2] Railgun enables up to 700 percent faster loading times through compressed data transfer

[3] SiteLock actively protects websites against malware, unauthorised access and other threads