Gloucester, November 19th 2015 – 1&1, Europe’s leading web hosting service (1and1.co.uk) is renewing its portfolio of offerings with “Managed WordPress,” providing an even simpler way to create and maintain a website using the WordPress (WP) platform. The Managed WordPress solution includes an optimised 1&1 WP assistant that easily guides users through the setup process, high-quality SSD storage and automated features including security and core platform updates. This enables customers to concentrate on their website content instead of investing time and resources in updating WordPress. Managed WordPress powered by 1&1 starts from just £0.99/ month +VAT (for the first twelve months) rising to £4.99/months +VAT.
“With our new Managed WordPress offering, our customers can profit from an additional service resulting in lasting benefits for their businesses”, says Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet SE. “Thanks to Managed WordPress they save time and resources previously spent on constant system updates – now they can concentrate fully on their business. 1&1 is committed to being a reliable partner and ensuring operations continue smoothly during and after every important core update.”
The new benefits at a glance
After selecting a Managed WordPress package, the customer is forwarded automatically to the new 1&1 WP Assistant. The tool guides customers through the WordPress installation in just a few simple steps.
Choosing between four templates (picture gallery, blog, personal or business website), customers receive a WordPress theme recommendation from 1&1 experts based on their selection. All themes are responsive, ensuring an optimal experience across desktop and mobile devices, including matching pre-installed plug-ins for quick activation, if needed. Difficult decisions are made simple with helpful guidance from 1&1 WordPress experts so customers can completely focus on their website content while still retaining the flexibility to change settings even after the initial set up. Additionally, customers can find more information in the 1&1 WordPress community, including news, suggestions and tips from experts and their fellow users.
Hardware and security update
To provide the best performance for customers’ WordPress sites, 1&1 has introduced a completely new and optimised hardware platform for Managed WordPress. All servers are equipped with high performing solid state disks (SSD), guaranteeing the fastest possible access times without incurring any additional costs.
Perhaps more so than ever before, security is of the utmost importance. 1&1’s exclusively developed DDoS protection tool (Distributed Denial of Service) is based on the open source webserver NGINX. Attacks are blocked before they even reach a customers’ server. For even faster delivery, PHP 7 is used in conjunction with intelligent caching to speed up page load times.
More information, current rates and special offers can be found at: http://www.1and1.co.uk/wordpress-blogs
Find answers to your most important questions in our Managed WordPress FAQ.
With over 15 million customer contracts, 1&1 is a global leader among web hosting providers and one of Europe’s leading Internet service providers, serving consumer, business and developer users. 1&1’s products range from web hosting and domains to the provision of dedicated and Cloud servers, email and e-commerce packages. 1&1 has operations in the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Mexico, Canada and the United States and is a 100% subsidiary of the listed United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031).