Global Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has today made two major announcements – launch of a gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a new cloud server package.
The news comes nearly two months after 1 and 1 Internet added Artful.ly, CraftIsArt, Meetup and Wanelo web apps to 1&1 MyWebsite and launched its Microsoft Exchange 2013 Hosting services.
New gTLD Pre-Order Portal
The new gTLD Pre-Order Portal allows website owners to pre-order the new gTLDs that’ll hit the market soon and provides domain news, expert advice articles and practical tips to plan a domain portfolio.
Website owners can browse the new domain endings at the portal and make a risk-free pre-order for the domain of their choice. This pre-order does not guarantee that a domain will be purchased, however, it is a useful step in exploring several options within the new web addresses.
“A new era in Internet addresses promises great opportunities for every business online. However, research released in March shows that the majority of SMEs are still unaware of the launch of new gTLDs,” said Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting, 1&1 Internet Ltd.
“1&1’s new pre-order portal comprises an excellent resource for website owners to learn about their options, pre-order their new domains now, and benefit from 1&1’s global scale and competence with domain registration,” he added.
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New Cloud Server Package
The new cloud server package features dynamically adjustable resources, including Processor Cores (vCore), RAM (GB) and Hard Disk Space (GB), that can be configured upwards and downwards by the users anytime. It is ideal for companies with frequently changing resource requirements and for startups that cannot accurately estimate the computing power needed for their online projects.
1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server, available from $0.06 per hour, hence is a virtualized server solution that ensures that the users pay only pays for the resources they require and use.
Resources can be scaled up and down using sliders, calculated on a pro-rata basis and charged on the following terms:
- 1 to 8 vCores – $0.02 per vCore per hour.
- 1 to 32 GB RAM – $0.02 per GB per hour.
- 1 to 800GB Hard Disk Space – $0.02 per 100GB per hour.
An upgrade or downgrade is complete within five minutes and cancellation can be done within the hour. There is no basic fee or setup fee.
The 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server range comes in two packages: FLEX and ADVANTAGE.
- The FLEX package has no contract term and starts from $0.06/hour ($43.20/month). It has a key feature named ‘sleep mode’, which enables users to freeze their CPU and RAM resources, while their data safely retained on HDD storage. This option is currently offered with a $60 starting credit valid for the first month and is ideal for seasonal businesses and freelance IT professionals who want to control control IT costs.
- The ADVANTAGE package starts from $19.99/mo under a 54% discount. It provides a degree of flexible configuration to be billed hourly and is ideal for longer term online projects.
1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server is based on the latest Xen virtualization platform and delivers fail-safe security via multiple-redundant cores and storage. Servers are offered in Linux (Standard/Business) and Windows (Web/Standard – 2008 & 2012) configurations. All servers include full root access, unlimited traffic, free on-demand Snapshot Backups, Parallels Plesk 11 and up to $60 starting credit, valid for the first month.
Users can switch between a Linux or Windows server operating system at any point.
1&1 also plans to provide a new mobile server app to be used with all current iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices as well as mobile phones running the Android operating system that will help users manage server resources in a convenient and timely manner.
“The latest generation Dynamic Cloud Server offers a number of distinct differentiators that can result in a transformation of efficiencies. The user enjoys the best of both worlds – dedicated highly reliable resources as well as completely dynamic scalability,” said Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting, 1&1 Internet.
“An innovative ‘sleep mode’ can provide a unique freedom to leverage high performance for specific, shorter periods – a powerful benefit for many user groups at an unbeatable price,” he added.
For more information, click here.
To read our Interview earlier this year with Kelly Meeneghan, Manager, 1&1 Internet, click here.