1&1 Dual Hosting secures web projects in two separately located data centres

Nowadays, no company can afford for its homepage to be unavailable.  Therefore, 1&1 is the first big hosting provider worldwide to make the double security of geo redundant server technology accessible to budget hosting. This redundancy across locations guarantees maximum availability 365 days a year and has until now mostly been used by large corporate users such as banks and insurance providers.  All data and processes are mirrored almost in real-time.  Thus, websites are now fail-safe as never before.  With this development, 1&1 has refreshed its web hosting portfolio and now introduces the new and innovative 1&1 Dual Hosting packages.

“The 1&1 Dual Hosting concept means a new dimension of resilience as every online presence exists in two different high performance data centres at the same time”, says Oliver Mauss, CEO 1&1 Internet.  “Freelancers, professionals and small to medium-sized businesses thus now benefit from a safeguard that until now only large organisations could afford”.

1&1 uses geo-cluster systems in order to create redundancy across locations.  All data and processes are mirrored and operated synchronously in different separately located European data centres.  If there should be any unexpected problems at one of the locations, such as an electricity or server blackout, all upcoming exercises are automatically taken over by the other data centre.

1&1 can also carry out updates or planned maintenance work without any disturbance to servers by switching between the two identical platforms.  1&1 has even taken precautions for any possible worst case – the underlying core infrastructure is fail-safe and realized over three data centres on two continents.

The 1&1 Dual Hosting range is unique in delivering maximum uptime at very low cost.  Packages are available in both Linux and Windows configurations, with flexible payment options across 3, 12 or 24 month billing terms with varied discounts applicable for advanced payments.  The 1&1 Dual Basic starts from only £1.99/month+VAT (on a 24 month billing term) and features 5 GB web space, 1&1 Online Office, 1000 email accounts and 1 MySQL data base.  The 1&1 Dual Perfect package, priced from £3.99/month+VAT (on a 24 month billing term), contains 10GB web space, 1 free .uk domain for the life of the package, 3000 email accounts and 10 MySQL data bases.  The more powerful 1&1 Dual Advanced package, priced from £6.99/month+VAT (on a 24 month billing term) boasts 40GB web space, 2 free .uk domains for the life of your package, 5000 email accounts, 100 MySQL data bases and includes NetObjects Fusion® 1&1 Edition to enable website optimisation for mobile devices (downloadable from control panel only) .

For customers whose web projects require total flexibility, 1&1 has created the new 1&1 Dual Unlimited package. From £12.99/month+VAT for Linux and £14.99/month+VAT for Windows (on a 24 month billing term), 1&1 provides 3 free .uk domains for the life of the package, unlimited web space, sub domains, email accounts, mailing lists, FTP accounts and MySQL databases, unlimited access to 1&1 Click & Build Apps, new 1&1 SiteAnalytics, included Geo Trust Dedicated SSL certificate as well as free 24/7 technical support.  1&1 web hosting is powered by Green energy, is provided with unlimited data traffic, technical support by phone or email, and carries a 60 day Money Back Guarantee.

As a global leader among web hosts, 1&1 is well placed to deliver a high quality service to its customers.  The company currently holds around 10 million customer contracts worldwide and manages over 11 million domain names.  For more information visit the website at www.1and1.co.uk.

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