1and1 Internet, a leading web hosting provider in the field, recently launched a series of improvements to boost web hosting security and performance for online websites. 1and1 has partnered with CloudFlare to offer CDN service to increase website loading speed. In addition, it can now start supporting for the latest version of PHP 5.5, offer trial installation of Click & Build Apps, and provide selected SiteLock packages to allow webmasters to monitor their website security levels.
1and1 is a budget web hosting company that offers both Linux web hosting and Windows web hosting services. However, in order to catch up with the reputable web hosts like BlueHost, GreenGeeks, A2Hosting, 1and1 has also partnered with CloudFlare for CDN service in the past two days.
That is to say the company can now offer a new Mirage features to analyze web users’ connection and screen size to ensure that all images are being shown reasonably. Besides, it also offers CloudFlare’s Railgun function to boost the connection and delivery fast speed for dynamic content. By allowing the delivery of dynamic websites to be more responsive no matter where the visitor is placed, this new technique helps users to identify and deliver the incremental changes quickly.
As 1and1 web hosting always provides SiteLock as an optionally charged feature, it will no longer charge it on the Basic, Unlimited and Performance plans so that users to scan their website for design vulnerabilities and stay informed about the online security levels.
Furthermore, it also updates its PHP version up to the latest PHP 5.5. So Linux users are now completely compatible with all versions, PHP Dev, PHP 5.4, and Windows users can use PHP 5.5 at present.
To help install applications with ease, 1and1 develops Click & Build Applications with a large number of open source applications and user extensions included. From now on, all Click & Build Apps have an evaluation option to allow users to try both Safe Mode and Free Mode before determining which one to use. The evaluation time lasts for 30 days, offering the same functionality and pre-install plugins.
It’s excited to see that 1and1 has so many improvements on web hosting services. However, all of the CDN, Click & Build Apps, and SiteLock services are not available for the cheapest Starter plan, which only comes with 10 GB web space. For choosing a really cost effective web hosting solution, we prefer to the following companies, which come with a lot of hosting features and start at an cheap price rate.