Web Hosting Awards

1&1 Internet voted ‘Best Hosting Company’

November 07
14:34 2008

Host NewsLondon – 1&1 Internet Ltd., the world’s largest web host by known servers, today announced that it had won ‘Best Hosting Company’ in the Start Your Business magazine ‘Best of the Best’ Service Provider Awards 2008. 1&1 was chosen for from a fiercely competitive market as the best UK provider of web hosting for business users. The Awards were short-listed by a panel of leading business writers, entrepreneurs and industry experts. A group of small business owners were then sampled and key measures were assessed including brand recognition, customer service and service value. 1&1 shook-off aggressive efforts from a number of smaller hosts and ISPs.

1&1 has grown internationally to manage over 7.5 million customer contracts and 10 million domain names worldwide. Since 2000, 1&1 in the UK has focused on delivering small and medium sized businesses with easy and affordable solutions for capitalizing on the Web.

Oliver Mauss, CEO 1&1 Internet Ltd, said “Today, there is fierce competition and a number of strong providers in the hosting market, which makes the award even more pleasing. As the world’s largest web host, we continue to actively promote web usage to all sizes of business, and are privileged to have shared in the online success of hundreds of thousands of UK companies”.

The scope of 1&1’s products and services is a reflection of how vital the Web now is for most enterprises. As well as solutions for creating a web presence – such as domain names, shared and dedicated hosting, 1&1 now delivers hosted solutions for a range of business processes including eCommerce, online communication, marketing and collaboration.
Web-based solutions are often the most affordable and flexible options for businesses to explore technologies that can deliver a competitive edge. 1&1 benefits from a 400 developer strong R&D resource which often enables the company to be first to market with new innovations.

Mauss added, “In today’s digital climate, providers like 1&1 have an important part to play in bringing technologies enjoyed by large enterprises to within the grasp of every business. We will continue to invest heavily and leverage our scale and technical experience to achieve this”.

1&1 Internet, the world’s largest web host by known servers, is well placed to provide a high quality service, offering industry-leading connectivity via its own pan-European backbone. For more information on

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 7.5 million British, German, French, Spanish, Romanian, Austrian and US customer contracts and serves some 10 million domain names at its 55,000 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 (, Afilias (.info) and NeuLevel (.biz).

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