May 5, 2010 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – 1&1 Internet Ltd
, the world's largest web host by known servers, today celebrates its 10th Anniversary in the UK. To mark the occasion, 1&1 launches a remarkable offer that provides any of its shared hosting packages for 1 year for only £10. New customers may choose any product (Linux or MS) from Beginner through to Professional hosting, and pay only £10+VAT in their first year of a 2 year contract. The offer comprises an ideal chance for a business to refresh or optimise their web communication at a bargain price. Since 2000, 1&1 has become the 'Internet Factory' for hundreds of thousands of UK companies and individuals. Today, 1&1 manages more than half a million UK websites.
1&1's '10th Anniversary Offer' is a unique offer for users that could benefit from modernising their website. For small businesses in particular, it is an ideal opportunity to obtain the latest hosted solutions. Customers are free to choose any hosting package type - Linux or Microsoft - to best suit their needs. 1&1 hosting provides massive technical allowances, the award-winning WebsiteBuilder for creating a professional-looking website, a range of online communication and marketing tools such as 1&1 Dynamic Content, Chat Channels and Traffic Booster, as well as state-of-the-art webmail.
Remarkably, all customers receive up to 10 free .UK domain registrations registered for the life of their package, as well as multiple 2GB mailboxes. They can rely on 140Gbit connectivity, unlimited website traffic, 99.99 per cent uptime guarantee and 24/7 technical support. Offer customers will pay only £10+VAT in their first year, and then the regular price in their 2nd year as part of a 2 year contract.
Oliver Mauss, CEO 1&1 Internet Ltd. said, "Whilst many businesses now have a website, it is vital that their web presence remains up-to-date, makes the right impression and impacts positively upon sales. Our anniversary offer is an ideal opportunity for a business to upgrade to the very latest technologies and grasp the efficiencies that these can deliver".
The 1&1 web hosting range comprises the Beginner (250MB web space), priced at £1.99/month+VAT, the Home (5GB web space), from £4.99/month+VAT, the Business (20GB web space), from £8.99/month+VAT, the Business Pro (40GB web space), from £14.99/month+VAT, and the Professional (80GB web space), priced from £24.99/month+VAT. The flagship Professional package fulfils the needs of the most demanding web pros, with 15 MySQL databases, dedicated SSL certificate, Advanced Developer Tools and premium marketing tools.
Over the past 10 years, 1&1 Internet has been at the forefront of encouraging small enterprises and sole traders to leverage the web for their business processes. In the UK alone, 1&1 manages more than half a million successful websites. 1&1 provides a global standard for easy-to-use, DIY-style web solutions, and through its low prices and educative marketing campaigns has launched hundreds of thousands of British firms online.
1&1 customer Rob Barber, www.robbarber.com, chose 1&1 in 2000 to launch a website for his body-boarding school. He comments, "My website has been essential for the growth of my business. For a small or start-up business, a website is such a powerful tool to have. My 1&1 website allows me to raise awareness for my business quickly and easily, which means I have more time to do what I love which is surfing and body-boarding".
1&1's 10th Anniversary Offer comes as the company shares a research study of 390 UK firms(1) that finds that UK small business owners have experienced wide ranging benefits from implementing eBusiness solutions such as a website, online shop or email package. 41 per cent of owners admit that the ability to communicate or sell to consumers online has improved their work/life balance. Two thirds (67 per cent) feel that email has allowed them more flexibility to shape their work and 23 per cent believe that their private lives have been enhanced through leveraging email.
Mauss added, "We are proud to have shared in the many online successes of our customers since 2000. Emerging innovations for eBusiness present great opportunities for the future, and we will work even harder in the next 10 years to deliver solutions that provide a competitive edge".
As the world's largest web host, 1&1 is well placed to deliver a high quality service to its customers. The company currently holds more than 9 million customer contracts worldwide and manages over 10 million domain names.
(1) 390 UK small businesses with a website for more than 5 years surveyed via online feedback form.
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 some 9 million British, German, French, Spanish, Austrian and US customer contracts and serves some 10 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).