1&1 Web Hosting Report Shows How The Americans Suffering from Slow Loading of Business Websites


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GreatResponder.comon July 12, 2012 : According to 1&1 the global leader of  Web hosting providers research released today that the American Internet users still suffering from website gripes. 68 % of US users are more critical towards website errors today than they were five years ago. As a result, 1&1 advises US firms that choosing a hosting provider has never been so important as today.

1&1’s ‘US Reliability Survey’ of 1,340 consumers finds that 65 % of US Web users are still regularly inconvenienced by faulty websites. Over half (58 %) see large variations in the reliability of the websites which they use. America’s Top 5 ‘Common Website Faults’ as found by Web users are:

1.    Slow running websites (65 %)
2.    Significant differences in Web page loading times (58 %)
3.    Broken website pages (42 %)
4.    Web addresses that lead nowhere (34 %)
5.    Online orders not processed (32 %)

In an era when consumers rely on around-the-clock e-commerce and online banking, more Americans than ever are being frustrated by websites that are faulty or taken off-line during the night for maintenance to be performed. A key finding is that 58 percent of consumers have decided to avoid a company in the future as a result of finding a faulty website.

Oliver Mauss, CEO 1&1 Internet, inc., said, “Unreliable websites continue to reflect badly upon businesses of all types and sizes. It is clear that when faced with a faulty or off-line website, consumers will turn elsewhere. Perhaps more surprising is the proportion that will be unwilling to return. With this in mind, businesses must ensure their websites are well designed, have robust functionality, and benefit from the most reliable Web hosting infrastructure available to them.”

Website faults such as these have led more than 1 in 3 (58 %) to decide not to use a company again as a result of its faulty website. Frustrations with a business website have led 72 % of Web users to abandon a company website for a competitor’s. While most website owners aim to schedule maintenance and upgrades at traditional down times to minimize disruption, it appears this has done little to appease almost a third of consumers (28 % ), who feel regularly inconvenienced by the issue.

Interestingly, most respondents (49 %) believe that websites for small and large companies are equivalent in terms of frequency of errors. 68 % of Americans are more critical towards website errors today than they were five years ago. During that time, 56 % believe that they have become better able to judge whether a website contains faults. Nearly half of Americans (42 % ) report that they regularly feel anger, worry or stress as a result of using a faulty website. The most worrisome aspect is doubts over whether an online transaction has been completed properly, with 58 % having been affected.

1&1 Web hosting uses geo-redundancy to help enhance the reliability of its customers’ websites. All data and processes are mirrored and operated synchronously in different data centers. If there should be any unexpected problems at one of the locations, such as an electricity or failure, all upcoming processes are automatically taken over by the other data center – meaning maximum protection from downtime. 1&1 carries out updates and planned maintenance work without any disturbance to servers by switching between the two identical platforms. Thus, 1&1 websites will not become unavailable as a result of hosting maintenance.

Graham Jones, Internet Psychologist, advises, “Users of your website are less likely to return if your site breaks or doesn’t work properly. People get frustrated by slow loading and by the addition of technologies that work only in certain circumstances. If you have shopping carts or other ‘add-on’ services, test them and test them again to be sure they cannot break or cause problems. Similarly, if you have forms – make sure they work.”


Web Hosting Company 1&1 Launches Its TV Advertisement

Web Hosting Company 1&1 Launches Its TV Advertisement

Web Hosting Company 1&1 Launches Its TV Advertisement

Greatresponder.com – 2011-09-11 – On Saturday and Sunday, the UK web hosting provider and innovator 1&1 launches it’d brand new TV advertisement ever. This event marks its first TV spot. In the domain of TV advertising, the web hosting company GoDaddy is the only major league player who got into that marketing in that space.

As stated in the press release, this new advertisement are mainly aimed at small business owners and promotes its 1&1 MyWebsite website building application. 1&1 says the ad shows its application “in action”, creating a website in minutes. Last week, 1&1 upgraded MyWebsite to include mobile optimization.

1&1 says the TV ad will be a way to reach the large number of small business owners in the UK, and believes it will “be an ideal way to inspire business owners at a convenient time when they are able to think creatively and about their business development.”

“We appreciate that Britons running their own business, whatever size or type, have to work incredibly hard and are never really ‘off-duty’ – they are always considering how to improve things,” Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet said in a statement. “Our new TV campaign is designed to inspire them by showing just how quickly and easily MyWebsite can deliver a great looking, effective website.”

The web hosting company claims that its almost $50 million TV campaign will involve ads in the US, UK, Spain, Germany, Austria and Poland. 

The UK ads were created by the advertising agency Jung von Matt/Elbe GmbH based in Hamburg, Germany, according to the press release. 

As stated in the press release, this new ad will now be airing in the UK during primetime, according to the press release.

1&1 Web Hosting Offers 65 Free Applications

1&1 Web Hosting Offers 65 Free Applications

1&1 Web Hosting Offers 65 Free Applications

Greatresponder.com – 2011-06-09 – Well known web hosting company 1&1 Internet launched unique Click & Build solution, which enables customers to integrate useful applications within their website.

According to press release, 65 different applications are included for free with the new 1&1 Dual Hosting package which is based on Linux.

Launched only one month ago, the new Dual Hosting Packages are priced from $2.99 per month. The 1&1 Click & Build solutions are suited to both beginners and professionals. Such solution should save time that normally takes routine installation process.

This Click & Build solution includes various applications like WordPress, Joomla, phpBB3, Typo3, Drupal and others. This solution is free and comes by default with Dual Hosting Package. 1&1 promises to keep updated all provided applications, so all users can always access the latest features of the software.

Overall 1&1 solution is very similar to Fantastico or Installatron that cPanel and DirectAdmin based web hosting companies normally provide by default.
Fantastico and Installatron solutions provide over 50 applications and it’s a little less then 1&1 do.

1&1 is one of the biggest companies in web hosting industry which originates in Germany. Their new Dual Hosting package provides double security with use of enterprise redundant server hardware which guarantees a maximum website availability of 365 days per year. All processes withing hosting account are mirrored in real-time to provide maximum uptime.