Do you know what your server is capable of? Features of the 1&1 Server packages -Part 1

Your cloud server is capable of more than you think. In this series – we will be highlighting some of the main features of our extensive server portfolio, particularly in relation to our cloud based solutions: 1&1 Cloud Server, 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud and 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting. We’ll introduce you to the features we offer as part of our 1&1 infrastructure, and outline how they can help you to simplify your daily working routine.

Load Balancer

The load balancer feature provides your server project with the necessary support needed when handling a high volume of traffic. If a lot of people are looking to access your server project simultaneously, the load balancer distributes the traffic across multiple servers. This will avoid your visitors experiencing long loading times and ensures that your project won´t overload or even worse, break down. Take a look here at our 1&1 Cloud Community for more information.


This feature allows you to adjust your server´s resources such as RAM, vCPU and SSD storage whilst the server is running. We’ve posted a video on our own 1&1 YouTube channel that provides you with further information and insight on this.

Shared Storage

The Shared Storage feature makes it possible to use the same external hard disk space with several servers at the same time; simplifying the data exchange between servers. In the detailed view of your Shared Storage, you can assign different rights to particular servers. That way you can control who has access to the storage, who can read the stored data and who can edit it. The available storage can also be increased or reduced at any time. Helpful instructions for Shared Storage are available in the 1&1 Cloud Community.

Free choice of data centre

This is left entirely up to you; you can decide whether it makes more sense to host your server in a local or international data centre. Your local data centre will be selected by default – but if you have a lot of international customers or even branch offices, you are free to switch to an international data centre with just one click. Of course your data will be processed after the data protection guidelines from the country you are based in; this is in no way affected depending on the data centre you chose.

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