1and1 Shared Hosting Warning
Warning about shared hosting by 1and1
I have been a customer of 1and1 for about 20 years… But not for much longer!
I have been having problems with getting basic website security working properly again after Wordfence (the most popular WordPress security package) was updated to version 7. It appears that 1and1 are not now providing enough RAM on their shared hosting packages in order to try to drive customers to move to dedicated servers, at a minimum of four times the price of shared hosting.
Their failure to support the minimum requirements means that customers may be left with non-working security that is unable to protect their sites.
1and1 have done nothing to warn their customers of the problem and are leaving customers to discover the problems for themselves, or for the hackers, spammers and others to find the unprotected sites to exploit. This, despite 1and1 still continuing to say that they “fully support WordPress” on their shared hosting platforms.
I therefore cannot continue to recommend 1and1 as being a cheap solution for my customers to use for hosting WordPress sites.