1and1 Review

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on October 8 2017.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  No

Statement on 1and1 website claiming DDoS protection for all 1and1 product is inaccurate.

Backups  No

It is possible to create an image from the VPS. The cost is $5.76/month for a Cloud Server L VPS.

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Unlike most competitors, the 1and1 charts allow picking the time period to be displayed.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes

In VpsBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
  • Login is some random number instead of he expected email address.
  • The UI feels slow.
Quality of Service 
  • No more information than "USA" for data center location.

1and1 Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, 1and1 also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block Storage   Object Storage Load Balancer   Floating Ips  
Teams Datastores Serverless Ddos Protection  

Admin UI Screenshots

1and1 Plans


Plan Specifications

Url 1and1 Cloud Server L
Cost Per Month $19.99
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 2.0
Disk Gb 80
Data Transfer Gb 9999
Num Cores 2
Virtualization VMWare

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B C C A E

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for 1and1 - Cloud Server L. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server L plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Jun 02 2018 56ms 92ms 3ms
Oct 08 2017 62ms 111ms 5ms
Dec 21 2016 52ms 80ms 4ms
Dec 10 2016 49ms 74ms 3ms

Plan Specifications

Url 1and1 Cloud Server M
Cost Per Month $9.99
Hourly Billing false
Memory Gb 1.0
Disk Gb 50
Data Transfer Gb 10000
Num Cores 1
Virtualization VMWare

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D F C E E

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for 1and1 - Cloud Server M. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Sysbench Test Remote Timing Test Endurance Test Network Transfers
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Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

Web Test Results

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud Server M plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
May 10 2018 84ms 152ms 16ms
Aug 27 2017 64ms 114ms 12ms

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