September 21, 2016

1&1 Virtual Server Cloud: virtual server on a new platform

State-of-the art server technology with cloud advantages for a low price now available as part of new product portfolio

1&1 (www.1and1.co.uk), the leading web hosting provider in Europe and one of the largest hosters worldwide, has renewed its virtual server portfolio to offer further functionality to customers. With the 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud, 1&1 now offers customers access to virtual servers based on the powerful 1&1 cloud platform. The new server offering is designed with private users and freelancers in mind, who are looking for a simple, easy-to-use server solution at an attractive price.

1&1 offers the Virtual Server Cloud with pre-configured resources providing packages from S (1 vCPU, 512 MB RAM, 30 GB SSD-Storage) to XXL (4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM, 160 GB SSD-Storage). Packages start at a price of £4.99 per month.

“The success of our cloud platform and the feedback we have received have been great. This is why we wanted to give even more customers access to this powerful infrastructure”, explains Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet SE. “The new virtual server offering provides beginners in this area with the best possible performance in combination with the easiest handling at a very attractive price.”

 

Cloud advantages for Virtual Server customers

By launching the new infrastructure, 1&1 makes many of the cloud platform’s advantages available to a wider range of customers. These benefits include market leading, high-quality components and dedicated resources, based on VMware’s virtualization technology, enabling customers to use the chosen performance whenever they want. Modern Intel Xeon processors and 100 percent SSD SAN storage, which are more reliable in protecting the system against downtime and provide significantly faster performance than traditional systems, are also included. Moreover, the new 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud features Plesk with the instances from M to XXL for an easy server administration.

Security is one of the most important aspects of the 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud and has been a primary focus with this new offering. To help protect their infrastructure, customers are offered an array of features including the ability to define individual firewall rules to grant dedicated access to their server.

Ease of use is another key aspect that has been ported over to the new portfolio. Customers are able to control their server through the well-structured cloud panel which offers an intuitive and easy to use user interface. Being based on the cloud, the panel can be accessed by customers irrelevant of time or location providing additional convenience.

All technical data of the available pre-configured packages:

Package RAM vCPU SSD-Storage Price / month
S 512 MB 1 vCore 30 GB 4,99 GBP
M 1 GB 1 vCore 50 GB 9,99 GBP
L 2 GB 2 vCores 80 GB 14,99 GBP
XL 4 GB 2 vCores 120 GB 19,99 GBP
XXL 8 GB 4 vCores 160 GB 29,99 GBP

 

To mark the launch of Virtual Server Cloud, 1&1 is offering a discount of up to 50 percent on several tariffs. This special offer includes full twelve months in combination with a twelve month contract term.

 

Data protection according to UK standards

Customers are able to choose the data centre in which their virtual machine is hosted. Besides the UK, 1&1 offers a data centre in the US as well. The 1&1 Data Centres are certified according to the international standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013. In addition, customer data is processed in accordance to UK data protection law, in line with European data protection regulations. This doesn’t change when customers wish their data to be stored and processed in the US.