Web Hosting Provider 1&1 Launches 6 Months Free New Year Hosting Offer

January 11, 2011
January 11, 2011 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – 1&1 Internet Ltd, a global leader amongst web hosts, today announced a 6 months free hosting offer to support business endeavours in this New Year. The substantial offer is intended to encourage small- and medium-sized companies to launch new or re-energised web presence and eCommerce initiatives, and so increase revenues and efficiencies derived from the web during 2011.

Throughout January and February, 1&1 is offering 6 months free on all shared web hosting packages from Home package upwards, based on a new 12 month contract. Customers pay for only the second 6 month period. A one-time low setup fee applies, which is £4.99 for the Home package and £9.99 for the Business, Business Pro and Developer packages. 1&1 web hosting includes everything needed for a successful web project - generous quotas of web space, free inclusive domains, search engine submission, 1&1 WebsiteBuilder, multiple email accounts and unlimited website traffic.

For example, the 1&1 Home package, free for the first 6 months (and then £4.99 per month+VAT thereafter), includes 12 page 1&1 WebsiteBuilder, 10GB web space, 1 free .uk domain, free Online Office software suite and EasyShop. The Business package is also included in the offer (and then £8.99 per month+VAT thereafter), and comes with 3 free .uk domains and more advanced web building tools including 10 MySQL databases, RSS Feed, In2Site Live Dialogue and Version Control Management (git).

In order to help small businesses benefit from the boom in mobile internet surfing, 1&1 currently offers its hosting packages with free professional web design software. Depending on the chosen package, new customers receive full versions of either NetObjects Fusion 1&1 Edition or Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, (both for Windows OS). Both solutions allow easy creation of a website optimised for mobile viewing. According to 1&1's recent 'SME Mobile Website Audit' of 530 small firms, 53 per cent have never checked the appearance or functionality of their website for Smartphone users. From companies that have, 41 per cent admit their website has a reduced appearance, and 36 per cent offer reduced functionality. 1&1's software offer is an ideal way for SMEs to engage with mobile consumers, and capture new sales revenue.

1&1 also extends its 6 months free offer to all 1&1 eShop solutions. 1&1 eShops provide a powerful, template-driven eCommerce platform that enables any level of user to create a fully functional, consumer-friendly online store within minutes. 1&1 eShops are priced from £9.99/month+VAT, with a 12-month minimum contract term. A one-time low setup fee of £9.99 applies. 1&1 eShops support up to 20,000 product items and include powerful features such as eBay Integration, Downloadable Items, Stock Management, 1&1 Coupon Code tool and 1&1 Ad Efficiency Monitor. The packages are an ideal way for small companies to start or grow their eCommerce activities in a cost-effective, easily scalable fashion.

1&1 Internet Ltd is well placed to deliver a high-quality service to business and private users alike, with a wide range of web-based solutions to maximise their IT resources. 1&1 serves 9.5 million customers worldwide and manages over 11 million domain names. 1&1's products include domain names, sector-specific web building tools, shared web hosting, dedicated and virtual servers, Software-as-a-Service, business class e-mail and eCommerce solutions, and cloud server solutions.

About 1&1 Internet Ltd

1&1 Internet Ltd based in Slough, west of London, is Europe's No.1 web hosting and domain name registration company. 1&1 Internet Ltd is the UK arm of 1&1 Internet AG based in Germany (a subsidiary of United Internet Group, a public company with a market cap of more than 2 Billion GBP). 1&1 was established in 1988 and holds 9.5 million British, German, French, Spanish, Austrian, Polish and US customer contracts and serves some 11 million domain names at its 70,000 server strong Data Centres. 1&1 prides itself on being the one-stop-shop for web solutions.

1&1 Internet Ltd entered the UK domain registration and web hosting market in June 2000. As a well funded profitable company, it is in a strong position to deliver a high quality service at low cost. 1&1 is an accredited Registrar with ICANN (.com), Nominet (.co.uk), Afilias (.info), NeuLevel (.biz) and PIR (.org).
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