1&1 vs. Liquid WebCompare 32 Web Hosting Plans

$0.99/mo*

Rating60%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: DDos Protection, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, SSL Certificate

+Show optional extras: Website Builder.

RAM: 1.25 GB

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Space: 100 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Incredibly cheap web hosting at only $0.99/mo with a pre payed 1 year billing cycle. Great if you are just starting out and only need to host 1 website. The price after the initial year will be $7.99/mo. If you rather want monthly billing the price for this plan is $8.99/mo.

FREE domain & whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year if you select a 1 year pre payed billing cycle. After that it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. Check our domain guide to compare prices with other registrars. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy which is a feature that 1&1 offers for all their registered domains. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan. The shared plans from 1&1 have a Resource Scaling feature which you can use to scale up and down your RAM. 5 levels are available.

Website builder

The optional Website Builder you can get with this plan is the 1&1 MyWebsite Personal and costs $6.99/mo.

Conclusion

This is currently the cheapest plan we have listed on this site, and that is great. For getting started and hosting one website for a year this plan could be decent. An included domain name for the first year and even whois privacy are big pros which equates to about $15 in savings.

The typical cloud hosting feature of resource scaling is great and also rare to find among the cheapest shared web hosting plans.

But this plan has some drawbacks

The website builder is not included which I am sure will disappoint a lot of beginner webmasters. Instead it has a hefty monthly price. Also once the first year of hosting is finished the price will about 8x making the value proposal entirely different. The lack of SSD storage like most other hosts have upgraded to will make your hosted sites slower.

Also, the limitation of hosting only 1 website and the money back guarantee that 1&1 offer is one of the shortest in the industry.

Maybe the biggest drawback and I believe it should be a deal breaker for most is the low amount of RAM of only 1.25 GB. Most websites will struggle with that low amount of ram. In comparison the cheap iPage Go plan has about 4GB of RAM for each account on their cheap shared plans.

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$4.99/mo*

Rating80%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: DDos Protection, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Websites

+Show optional extras: SiteLock Monitoring.

RAM: 3 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Incredibly cheap web hosting at only $4.99/mo with pre payed 1 year billing cycle. The price after the initial year will be $9.99/mo. If you rather want monthly billing the price for this plan is $11.99/mo.

FREE domain & whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year if you select a 1 year pre payed billing cycle. After that it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. Check our domain guide to compare prices with other registrars. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy which is a feature that 1&1 offers for all their registered domains. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan. The shared plans from 1&1 have a Resource Scaling feature which you can use to scale up and down your RAM. 5 levels are available.

Security addon

SiteLock Monitoring (The 1&1 SiteLock Tool) can significantly increase the security of your website and is just $0.99/mo extra with this plan. It scans your site (up to 500 pages) for vulnerabilities and malware.

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$8.99/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: DDos Protection, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Websites

+Show optional extras: SiteLock Monitoring.

RAM: 4.5 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Incredibly cheap web hosting at only $8.99/mo with pre payed 1 year billing cycle. The price after the initial year will be $14.99/mo. If you rather want monthly billing the price for this plan is $16.99/mo.

FREE domain & whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year if you select a 1 year pre payed billing cycle. After that it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. Check our domain guide to compare prices with other registrars. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy which is a feature that 1&1 offers for all their registered domains. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan. The shared plans from 1&1 have a Resource Scaling feature which you can use to scale up and down your RAM. 5 levels are available.

SiteLock Monitoring (The 1&1 SiteLock Tool) can significantly increase the security of your website and is just $0.99/mo extra with this plan. It scans your site (up to 500 pages) for vulnerabilities and malware.

Conclusion

Close to twice the price for the initial period than that of the 1&1 Unlimited Plus plan but only 50% more resources. That’s why that plan scores better than this one. However, after the initial period the value will be similar between the two plans.

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$14.99/mo*

Rating80%100

Cloud

in EU, USA

w/ these features: Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Managed, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: MariaDB, Nginx Web Server.

CPU: 1 Core

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RAM: 1 GB

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Space: 50 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Monthly billing

The 1&1 managed cloud plans are only available with monthly billing, so no fancy pricing schemes here!

Resource scaling, FREE domain and FREE SSL

Scale resources for your cloud plan up and down when needed, with by-the-minute billing. Scale from / to: 1 - 16 CPU vCores, 0.5 - 128 GB RAM and from 20 - 500 GB of SSD storage. Note though that it is not possible to scale SSD storage down.

If you rather want root access instead of "managed" hosting you can slice $5 off the monthly price. You can select your stack and choose between Apache or Nginx + MySQL or MariaDB + PHP.

Free domain and whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year, then it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy, nice. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan.

Data center locations

You can choose between 3 data center locations. One in the USA and two in the EU (Germany and Spain)

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$24.99/mo*

Rating90%100

Cloud

in EU, USA

w/ these features: Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Managed, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: MariaDB, Nginx Web Server.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

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Space: 80 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Monthly billing

The 1&1 managed cloud plans are only available with monthly billing, so no fancy pricing schemes here!

Resource scaling, FREE domain and FREE SSL

Scale resources for your cloud plan up and down when needed, with by-the-minute billing. Scale from / to: 1 - 16 CPU vCores, 0.5 - 128 GB RAM and from 20 - 500 GB of SSD storage. Note though that it is not possible to scale SSD storage down.

If you rather want root access instead of "managed" hosting you can slice $5 off the monthly price. You can select your stack and choose between Apache or Nginx + MySQL or MariaDB + PHP.

Free domain and whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year, then it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy, nice. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan.

Data center locations

You can choose between 3 data center locations. One in the USA and two in the EU (Germany and Spain)

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$34.99/mo*

Rating90%100

Cloud

in EU, USA

w/ these features: Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Managed, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: MariaDB, Nginx Web Server.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 4 GB

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Space: 120 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Monthly billing

The 1&1 managed cloud plans are only available with monthly billing, so no fancy pricing schemes here!

Resource scaling, FREE domain and FREE SSL

Scale resources for your cloud plan up and down when needed, with by-the-minute billing. Scale from / to: 1 - 16 CPU vCores, 0.5 - 128 GB RAM and from 20 - 500 GB of SSD storage. Note though that it is not possible to scale SSD storage down.

If you rather want root access instead of "managed" hosting you can slice $5 off the monthly price. You can select your stack and choose between Apache or Nginx + MySQL or MariaDB + PHP.

Free domain and whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year, then it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy, nice. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan.

Data center locations

You can choose between 3 data center locations. One in the USA and two in the EU (Germany and Spain)

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$54.99/mo*

Rating90%100

Cloud

in EU, USA

w/ these features: Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Managed, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: MariaDB, Nginx Web Server.

CPU: 4 Cores

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RAM: 8 GB

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Space: 160 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Monthly billing

The 1&1 managed cloud plans are only available with monthly billing, so no fancy pricing schemes here!

Resource scaling, FREE domain and FREE SSL

Scale resources for your cloud plan up and down when needed, with by-the-minute billing. Scale from / to: 1 - 16 CPU vCores, 0.5 - 128 GB RAM and from 20 - 500 GB of SSD storage. Note though that it is not possible to scale SSD storage down.

If you rather want root access instead of "managed" hosting you can slice $5 off the monthly price. You can select your stack and choose between Apache or Nginx + MySQL or MariaDB + PHP.

Free domain and whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year, then it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy, nice. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan.

Data center locations

You can choose between 3 data center locations. One in the USA and two in the EU (Germany and Spain)

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$59.00/mo*

Rating80%100

Cloud, VPS

in EU, USA

w/ these features: CDN, cPanel, DDos Protection, Dedicated IP, Plesk, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: cPanel, Daily Backups, IP addresses, Plesk.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

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Space: 40 GB

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Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime

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No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.

Premium web hosting

Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans allow adult content, but there is one exception and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!

Fast cloud hosting

The Cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. And speed is important, as you know - both for your user's experience as well as for SEO. The CPU cores which are included here are vCPU (virtual CPU cores) and their performance would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. All of their cloud VPS plans include 100% SSD storage. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources you rent if you need to. Cloudflare CDN for one domain is included (usually $20/mo).

cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose neither to get cheaper hosting . Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.

Data center location

Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!

USA based suppport

24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!

Conclusion

This is great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.

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$69.00/mo*

Rating80%100

WordPress

in USA

w/ these features: Daily Backups, Git, Image Optimization Plugin, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Plugin Updates, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Unlimited Traffic, USA Based Support, Varnish Cache, WP-CLI

Space: 30 GB

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Bandwidth: 5 TB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

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Plan features

This comes with free automatic SSL for your sites. The Daily Backups are kept for 30 days. The Stagin Site feature lets you try out plugins and othe rmodifications to your sites before putting them live to your production site. There are no limits to how many monthly users you can have, as long as your server can handle it! The server uses Nginx, PHP 7 and Varnish caching for delivering fast loading speed for your sites. You get SSH access and WP-CLI and Git with this plan. This is one of the few WordPress specific hosting plans that actually allow adult content.

24/7 live support

You get acees to a 24/7 expert USA based support team by phone, e-mail and chat.

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$69.99/mo*

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Dedicated

in USA

w/ these features: Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Managed, Plesk, RAID-1, Unlimited Traffic

CPU: 4 Cores

@ 3.1 GHz

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RAM: 12 GB

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Space: 1 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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This server has a $49 setup fee.

Many of the 1&1 dedicated servers comes with an introductory discount for the first 3 or 6 months depending on if you select 1 or 2 year pre payed biling cycles. Monthly billing does not give this discount. All servers also comes with a solid 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

You can get a free .com domain for the first year, then it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy, nice. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan.

The fee for having this server managed is $10/mo and that is included in our listed price.

You can choose between 3 data center located in the USA and in EU (Germany and Spain).

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