1&1 Takes Security and Performance to a New Level

1&1 Internet, Ltd., www.1and1.co.uk, a global leader among Web hosting providers, today introduced a number of enhancements to web hosting packages that improve performance and security for website owners.  1&1’s CDN now offers improved loading times for both images and previously non-cacheable content.  As well as adding support for the latest version PHP5.5, 1&1 now offers trial installations of Click & Build Apps.  Additionally, 1&1 SiteLock is now included within selected packages enabling website owners to monitor online security levels.

1&1 Web hosting is continually optimised for those who rely heavily on website applications for website design and development. 1&1 packages already include the most popular Click & Build applications with two installation methods: Safe Mode and Free Mode, which allows for more coding freedom. From today, all 1&1 Click & Build applications will have an evaluation option for users to explore the App in either mode before deciding which one to implement.  Offering the same functionality and pre-installed plug-ins as the full install, the evaluation period will last for 30 days, during which the transfer from trial to full installation can be completed at any time.  All content generated during the evaluation period will be moved to the regular installation once activated by the user.

1&1 advises businesses that a website that loads slowly or has images displayed incorrectly can damage their online reputation.  To further safeguard against this, 1&1 has enriched its CDN, powered by CloudFlare, to provide targeted help.  Firstly, a new Mirage™ feature analyses a web user’s connection and screen size, (such as smartphone, desktop, tablet or laptop), to ensure that all images are being displayed effectively.

In addition, 1&1 now offers CloudFlare’s Railgun™ functionality, to greatly improve the connection and delivery speed for dynamic content that was previously unable to be cached. 1&1 users can now benefit from a new technique to identify and deliver the incremental changes quickly, thus allowing the delivery of dynamic websites to be more responsive no matter where in the world the visitor is located.

Furthermore, technically able users who develop their websites with PHP can now apply the most up-to-date version of PHP5.5.  In addition, Linux users now have full compatibility for versions, PHP Dev, PHP5.4, and Windows users can use PHP5.3.

1&1 today introduces a number of measures to boost website security.  For those using Web applications installed in Free mode, 1&1 will notify them about necessary updates via email notifications.  Emails advise customers about new versions of applications or plug-ins, security fixes and safety issues, and recommended actions to ensure websites remain safe and secure.

1&1’s SiteLock feature allows customers to scan their website for design vulnerabilities and stay informed about their online security levels – an important issue for both website owners and visitors.  From today, 1&1 has added this feature at no extra charge to more Web hosting packages in the range.

1&1 CDN powered by Cloudflare, and 1&1 SiteLock Basic are now included within 1&1 Unlimited packages, from £3.99/month, and 1&1 Unlimited Plus  packages, from £4.99/month, and all 1&1 Managed Server packages from £29.99/month for one domain per package. Mirage™ is included in all 1&1 CDN or 1&1 CDN Plus packages, and additional packages can be added (£4.99 and £9.99 respectively) for those customers who wish to leverage the feature for more than one domain. Additionally, 1&1 Unlimited Plus hosting packages and all 1&1 Managed Servers now include Railgun™ within their CDN.

1&1 Starter and 1&1 Basic hosting customers can add SiteLock Basic for £0.99 per account or £4.99 for each 1&1 SiteLock Premium account. The same price points are applied for those wishing to add a SiteLock feature to additional domains.

For more information about 1&1 Internet, Ltd. and its Web hosting offerings, visit www.1and1.co.uk/hosting.

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