1&1 Internet, Ltd., www.1and1.co.uk, a global leader among Web hosting providers, today debuted a new Web hosting range engineered to deliver the ultimate performance and flexibility for hosting a website. 1&1 hosting now provides an outstanding end-to-end customer experience for those who use website applications. Available in both Linux and Windows formats, the new range brings together professional design tools, a user-friendly web application center, measures for optimised performance, and an experienced Expert Support team for top Web Apps. The launch is accompanied by the introduction of 1&1 Internet’s new corporate principles for Hosting and eBusiness which offer customers solid assurances on support, flexibility for contracts and security on all hosting packages.
In response to the ever-increasing needs of website owners, 1&1 Shared Hosting has been redesigned to greatly optimise the implementation of websites that use popular open-source applications. Included with hosting from £2.99/month+VAT, 1&1 App Center contains 40 popular 1&1 Click & Build Applications with two types of installation method: “safe mode” or “free mode”, as well as news, tips and information about top Apps. Safe mode offers the convenience of a managed platform – with 1&1 performing critical security updates and ensuring installed App versions are up-to-date for the customer. 1&1 now also offers increased facilities for developers to adapt their Apps with outside, self-made plug-ins, themes or code. For such website owners, 1&1’s new ‘free mode’ is ideal, offering installation of an App within a few clicks, but with complete coding freedom. Customers can easily switch a 1&1 Click & Build Application from ‘safe’ mode to ‘free’ mode as their needs change.
1&1 now makes it effortless for customers to optimise App-based websites for best results. A library of best practice, pre-installed themes and plugins for 1&1’s top 5 applications (WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Typo3 and Magento) delivers immediate solutions for enhancing mobile view, security and performance. Furthermore, users are offered over 100 1&1 Web Apps for easy integration of HTML code snippets. 1&1 Web Apps make online sharing of social media, communication, presentations and multi-media seamless while allowing professionals to adjust and customise the appearance of the Apps. For technically demanding users, and available with the 1&1 Unlimited Plus package, 1&1 now provides customers direct App Expert Support – advice, fixes and best practices from trained Apps experts on the top 5 applications, as well as MySQL and PHP.
Undoubtedly, some websites can be heavy on resources, perhaps due to surges in traffic or the use of resource-hungry applications like Magento. Of course, slow loading or unreliable websites mean a reduced web experience and can reflect poorly on a business. 1&1 now offers Shared Hosting that guarantees performance to ensure fast website loading times, website response times and database query results. Such factors lead to a better website experience for online audiences. Highly unusual in the market, 1&1 Unlimited Plus package customers now receive guaranteed website performance of 2GB RAM for free. Such guaranteed RAM can provide a performance level similar to that of server resources.
Recognising the importance of mobile optimised websites, 1&1 today launches a new Mobile Website Builder, allowing customers to create a new website or simply convert an existing design into a new mobile compatible version. The tool allows easy adaptation of links, graphics, colors and text. Included free with the 1&1 Unlimited and Unlimited Plus package, other customers can also order the feature into their package.
1&1 integrated a CDN (content-delivery network) to offer Shared Hosting customers enhanced speed-to-delivery for their website visitors. The CDN caches static content from 1&1 customer websites in 23 locations around the world, thereby storing those files closer to end visitors and helping sites load faster. All dynamic content of websites is still delivered directly from 1&1’s servers, and all master copies remain safely in 1&1 secure data centers. 1&1 Unlimited and Unlimited Plus packages include 1&1 CDN, and customers with SSL or mobile sites are also offered the option of a Plus version via their control panel.
Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting, 1&1 Internet Ltd., comments, “For the majority of website owners, achieving an excellent end-result is their priority. Many find that Shared Web hosting can mean either compromised speeds, or complex administration of their App-based sites. 1&1’s new Shared Hosting offers a unique modular approach to achieve the optimised hosting environment for a web project – with guaranteed performance, expert support, security and enhancements all integral and industry-leading”.
The company also introduces 5 new 1&1 Principles for Hosting and eBusiness for all new and existing customers. With ‘1-Trial’, 1&1 promises the freedom of a 30-day money back guarantee. ‘1-Click’ means that those with changing performance requirements can always downgrade or upgrade in seconds at any time. The ‘1-Month’ principle guarantees that customers can choose a non fixed-term contract, and not commit longer than a month. ‘1-Call’ is all it takes to reach an expert, around the clock, 7 days a week. Finally, ‘1-Certainty’ means that customers can rest assured in the knowledge that all websites benefit from the maximum security and reliability of geo-redundancy across two separate state-of-the-art data centers.
Hoffmann adds, “1&1 now offers a best-case platform for both technical freedom and dependable support and guidance. Through maximizing elements such as performance, security, design and expertise, 1&1 aims to heighten its customers’ satisfaction and success – we will continue to drive excellence in these areas and provide many new benchmarks for the industry”.
The 1&1 Shared Hosting range starts at £0.99/month+VAT. For more information about 1&1 Internet, Ltd., visit www.1and1.co.uk.