1&1Provides you with the basics – confusing singup procedure
1&1 provides a Wordpress hosting solution with a quick installation, security and the latest Wordpress version. Their managed Wordpress solution will also give you automatic updates, some pre-installed plugins and dedicated Wordpress support.
1&1 offers a wide variety of benefits that come with their Wordpress solution, these includes; a Wordpress assistent guide, pre-installed plugins for SEO, automated updated, 24/7 support and access to their 1&1 community.
Currently 1&1 offers 3 different plans, the main difference between those 3 is the amount of storage and the number of Wordpress sites you can host. If you’re an individual with only one Wordpress site, their Basic plan would be enough. If you’re looking to host multiple Wordpress site, you might want to look into their Plus and Unlimited plans. At the time of writing, they also offered some massive discounts, pricing the Basic plan at a very tempting $0.99 for the first month.
A free domain is included with every plan, so this is the time to registered one. You can also choose to proceed without a domain if you already own one.
The next step allows you configure your plan with a few extra solutions. These includes enhanced security, an SSL certificate and their “Rankingcoach” solution.
The next step is slightly confusing, you’ll be asked to select your country, but the given list of countries doesn’t seem to include all countries.
At this point I was unable to continue since my country wasn’t listed in their list. I tried selecting a different country, but this didn’t allow me to sign up as I couldn’t provide them with an address and phone number.
The benefits of automatic updates are pretty obvious. They just happen, in a stable and secure way, and that’s one less vital aspect of managing your WordPress site that you have to deal with or worry about.
1&1 provides you with an unlimited amount of free email addresses.
1&1 offers automatic backup, which allow you to quickly restore your site in case something went wrong.
1&1 includes 1 free domain in any of their plans.
While not included by default, you’ll have the option to get an SSL certificate.
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While 1&1’s Wordpress hosting solution seems very interesting, I wasn’t able to fully go through the experience. From what I’ve seen they provide you with all the basics you need to get your Wordpress site up and running.