For those of you who haven’t seen an ad somewhere or experienced the company’s services, 1and1 is large domain, web hosting, and e-commerce provider. When 1and1.com stormed the U.S. back in 2003, I was one who signed up for one of the company’s free professional hosting package. Skeptical, I wrote this circa 2005/2006:
I signed up for a 1&1 (1and1.com) account a while back and have been evaluating their web hosting and domain registration service for over one year. A few observations so far are that the 1and1 web hosting speed and uptime appear good. Customer service is mediocre (that’s stretching it, really stretching it). The 1and1 web hosting control panel is slow and a seems underfeatured when compared with others like cPanel.
I am happy to report that I’ve noticed some nice improvements in speed, usability and backend processes in my basic 1and1 hosting account. I discussed some of the changes that are taking place at 1and1 with Joshua Sloan, Director of Online Marketing for 1and1 Internet Inc. and definitely agree with him that “1and1 has come a long way since first entering the U.S. market.” It’s always nice to see a company improving products and services. Someone at 1&1 is listening, I’d say!
I still have my original 1and1 hosting account and plan to keep it. Also, I am a big fan of the 1and1 domain registration service and plan to continue using it due discounted price $5.99 per year and free private registration.
Check out the 1&1 review. Have you tried 1&1 hosting ? What are your impressions?