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1&1 Have Launched WordPress Optimised Hosting

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

1&1 launches WordPress optimised hosting allowing a few click installation, setup, and customisation of WordPress. Reportedly an enhanced user experience and improved functionality for £0.99 First Year Special Offer

16 June 2014, HostingCon, Miami: 1&1 Internet, Ltd. (, a global leader among Web hosting providers, today announced enhancements to its Web hosting portfolio that offer an optimised workflow and improved experience for WordPress users. The new interface caters to the needs of both novice and expert users of the popular CMS. A simplified installation process as well as a new WordPress plugin, exclusive to 1&1 customers, will help guide users through the setup process to achieve various goals. Furthermore, premium themes are now made available at a discounted rate for those wishing to leverage a truly unique look.

1&1 routinely updates its products and processes to provide customers with the most seamless integration of popular applications. The newest additions to 1&1’s robust Web hosting portfolio now streamline the process of initiating, setting up, and populating a WordPress project with unique content. The 1&1 Control Panel guides users through establishing a name for the new project and completing the installation process in a quick and easy manner – an ideal feature for those new to the WordPress platform. While minimal technical knowledge is required to use this tool, the functionality of the installation is not limited. Users benefit from choosing the level of administration that optimally fits their needs and schedule. Whether WordPress is installed with full administration rights or as a 1&1 managed solution, a 30-day evaluation period is also available to allow users to test multiple apps without commitment to find the best solution possible.

Once the initial installation is complete, users can leverage the new WordPress Setup Plugin, available only to 1&1 customers, to customise their WordPress project. Developed in response to consumer demand by 1&1’s team of experienced specialists, the plugin enables a WordPress project to be configured in three easy steps: 1. Select a website category – Creating a unique online presence with WordPress has never been so effortless, be it a website, blog, gallery etc. 2. Choose a theme – After indicating how the WordPress installation will be used, suggested themes are displayed to best showcase its purpose. 3. Incorporate plugins – In the final step, recommended plugins can be selected to further improve the installation. These three easy steps allow customers to launch an optimal Web presence quickly and efficiently with WordPress.

Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting, 1&1 Internet Ltd., comments, “Around one in four websites built using a content management system employ WordPress. Therefore, it is important to support this market with a targeted focus on usability and functionality within the platform. These new solutions, partnered with 1&1’s reliable hosting environment and guaranteed performance, offer heightened opportunities for users to achieve rapid online success”.

To further ensure that a professional looking Web presence is easily achievable and economical, a 20 percent discount on third party premium WordPress themes is now available. Within the 1&1 App Center, resources are available to help with building new projects and strengthening existing installations. It is a centralised place for everything Web developers and designers need when working with their applications. WordPress themes and plugins, along with best practice tips, can all be found in this section of the 1&1 Control Panel.

The 1&1 WP Unlimited Plus package, currently priced at £6.99/month+VAT, provides 2GB of RAM to guarantee optimal performance for applications such as WordPress to run smoothly. From sign-up to project launch, 1&1’s customers benefit from a streamlined workflow that has been optimised to produce fast results. More than 40 popular open-source applications are available to install in just a few clicks. With two different installation options, users benefit from the security and flexibility that is best for their unique requirements.

Currently, 1&1’s WordPress Web hosting range starts from only £0.99/year+VAT (first year special offer). Full support is provided by 1&1 experts who are available to the customer 24/7.

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Getting new sites developed

Monday, February 8th, 2010

We’ve now got nearly 4,000 domains in our portfolio, and increasingly we are investing our time and money in developing out as many as we can. I’ve spent a good few hours today setting up sites on the following:

As usual we have used WordPress – with the right plugins it makes life very easy and is a good way to build out content sites quickly. We’ve also made use of our in-house team of writers to roll out the sites at a cost-effective price.


WordPress Comment Spam

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

One of the hazards of using WordPress and having a successful blog is that you become a major target for comment spammers. Current versions of WordPress come with the Akismet installed by default which, once activated with your API Key, uses a unique algorithm combined with a community-created database to “learn” which comments are comment spam and which are legitimate. All in all Akismet works pretty well and does the job.

I do have a few sites, however, on which I haven’t implemented Akismet for various reasons and I’ve just been manually flushing out all the latest spammed comment attempts. Some of the comments made me chuckle so I thought I would share a few on here:

dangerous braggadocio. Better to simply slip away. – Posted on a a Scottish B & B site

always been to be a mercenary, like your kind self. A man of war, armed and secure,
– Also posted on a Scottish B & B Site

Not many people think the same way as you. That includes me.. sorry 🙂
– ferry ticket site

Great posting. Thanks for useful information. – This one appeared on the default “Hello world!” post in WordPress!

I would like to thank you for the endeavors you have made in writing this article. I am going for the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has urged me to start my own blog now. Genuinely the blogging is distributing its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine illustration of it. – post about ferries from UK to Denmark

Do you want a fresh joke from net? The dreaded Amish flu: First you get a little hoarse. Then you get a little buggy.
– This made me laugh, on another ‘hello world’ post

What did one ocean say to the other ocean? Nothing, they just waved.
– Another joke sent my way

I adore the valuable history you offer in your articles. I will bookmark your site and have my children check up here oftentimes. I am rather sure they will learn lots of new stuff here than anybody else!
– this was on a post about post-natal depression so not sure what kind of parent this person is!

I will show my brother this tonight, he will love it.
– article about the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival