[joomla] Re: joomla Digest, Vol 16, Issue 9

Mark Simko masimko at
Wed Apr 23 13:48:13 EDT 2008

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> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:59:46 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Donna Marie Vincent <donnamarievincent at>
> Subject: [joomla] host
> To: Joomla Users Group List <joomla at>
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> I think at the last meeting someone mentioned 1and1 webhost and a negative experience with them.  Am I remembering correctly and does anyone know what the problem at 1and1 was?
> I'm asking because I have 2 new clients who are hosting with them.
> TIA.

I have several sites up with them. Anthony claims that they are using an
older version of mysql while setting the system to report using a newer
version. Anthony also had trouble getting a domain released so he could
move it to another hosting provider.

I haven't run into those problems myself.

I've found that Joomla 1.5 is slow on the sites that I have up. I
haven't called them and asked them to move the sites to faster servers.
Perhaps next week I'll try that and let you know how it goes.

I've also found that I've had issues with the built in sef on the 1and1
hosts. If I recall, the configuration setting didn't help at first, but
that was with 1.5.1, and I haven't revisited the issue with 1.5.2

1and1 has a lot of easy to use management tools in their web interface.
I like that when you have to set up a site for a group, and you aren't
getting paid for it. You can set them up, point them to the tools, and
let them manage it themselves from that point forward.

I've also found the support at 1and1 to be good. I think they have 24x7
phone support. Short waits. Always helpful.


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