1&1 Website Builder Review

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1&1 website builder has simplified the website building process to a point where you don’t require any tech expertise. Whether you are a beginner looking to start your first blog, a business owner building an eCommerce online shop, or an individual looking to build a personal site, 1&1 offers the best option of a DIY website platform available. You have the option of choosing your customizable website template, complete with the best drag and drop technology, SEO packages and social media features to attract new users. With the help of 1&1, you will be able to create an amazing site on your own, with no professional help.

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Design & Templates

1&1 has strong web page templates with great built in visuals. They recently introduced a massive template upgrade and now offer more than 10,000 different professional, up to date layouts. Its personalization options are sure to make your website stand out from the masses. You can learn how to use it in no time, as the site builder is extremely intuitive and uses drag and drop functionality so that even a newcomer to web design can achieve a professional look.

Features - Website builder review


Responsive Site Version – All 1&1 packages utilize responsive design. The website you create will automatically have a mobile version on it. It uses your existing styles; that way your mobile version retains the branding of your desktop version.

Blog – The Blog web app allows you to interact with your visitors easily. 1&1 offers you the use of a guestbook and comments, social media widgets to incorporate, and an RSS feed. You can also integrate an external blog with your business website.

Apps – 1&1 offers a variety of over 350 apps and widgets to add to your website. You can add a document downloader or a translation tool for your customers, a calendar function or a photo gallery to enhance your website, and incorporate multimedia images or videos seamlessly into your design.

E-commerce Integration – Users are able to integrate a Mini Shop to any page without having to upgrade their current plan. The Mini Shop can include a shopping cart with a checkout option, and numerous payment methods for the user to choose from.

Site Statistics – 1&1 also offers its own Site Analytics panel, which provides up to date information on the most important KPIs for your site, such as: page impressions, most visited pages, exit pages, and bounce rates. You are also able to see the type of browser and operating system for each user.

Value for money - Website builder review

Value for Money

You have the option of choosing one of four plans:

Basic Plan – 1&1’s Basic Plan starts at just $0.99 per month (first 2 months) then $6.99 per month.

Personal Plan – The Personal Plan starts at $2.99 per month (first months) then $6.99 per month.

Plus Plan – The Plus Plan costs $9.99 per month (first 3 months), then $19.99 per month and

Plus + RankingCoach Pro– This plan costs $19.99 per month (first 12 months) then $29.99 per month.

All 1&1 packages come with a 30-day free trial. The Plus and Plus + RankingCoach Pro packages include additional site designs, optimization of viewing on mobile devices, and a newsletter tool for sending out information to customers. You also get social media integration plus RSS feeds.

Support - Website builder review


Support is an important aspect of any provider but it is more so when it comes to website builder platforms. 1&1 is well aware of that. The platform provides an excellent help section in the 1&1 Help Center at 1and1.com

. 24/7 around the clock telephone support is available, on the toll-free phone line. Users also have the option to open a service ticket via email as well.

Conclusion - Website builder review


1&1’s DIY website design tool is extremely easy to use and has a well-designed interface that guides you through the setup process. This will make it easy for you to create an up-to-date website that also looks great on mobile devices. It’s the perfect website tool if you want an easy, user friendly, and effective website builder to help you have a fully functional and professional website.

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Share Your View

We made every effort to ensure that this review was accurate and fair, but we’re only human. If you think we’ve got something wrong, or that the review does not reflect your own experiences with the product, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, send us an email, or write your own review in the Customer Reviews section.

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Eric Renfro
Eric is a master when it comes to web development. With seven years of experience, Eric has successfully assisted numerous well-known companies and individuals create and develop their desired websites. He is a contributing writer to the Top 5 Website Builders blog.
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  • Yvonne

    hi, looking to build a website for tractor hire, does 1&1 have the facility to show the website UK Nationwide – i.e. google map integration? thanks – also do they have the facility to add goodle ad for a limited time to rank on search engines – thank you

    • Eric Renfro

      Hi Yvonne,
      Thanks for reaching out and contacting us.
      The best thing to do is contact 1&1‘s customer service directly. Here is the link.
      Should you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask.

  • joseph

    Problem with 1&1 is they will release all details about you to half of India and beyond,it borders on criminal.

    • Eric Renfro

      Hi Joseph,
      Thanks for reaching out to us.
      With regards to this question on privacy, you need to enable “private registration” . By doing this you prevent your personal details from being publicly visible. This feature is free of charge. You will find all you need to know here: https://community.1and1.com/private-domain-registration/
      I hope this helps and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.
      Warm Regards,

  • Fern

    I built my website in one day. it looks great and was very easy to build. The problem with this is that you then can no migrate your website to another Website. am stuck with them.

  • David Southworth

    Can I use my own domain name with this website builder?

    • Eric Renfro

      Hi David,
      Thanks for your question. The answer is yes, you can use your own domain name with 1&1’s website builder. For more information, and instructions on how to connect your domain name, check out this article.
      Good luck,

  • James

    1&1 has the best service I’ve ever received! Tried several website builders and this one is definitely the best!

  • Dragonrider

    It really helps that the website will automatically have a mobile version. Saves a lot of time.

  • Luke

    Hey there. Thanks for a great website with with reviews, it really helped me to make a right (hopefully LOL) choice. I decided to go with 1&1 and hope it will work good for me and my goals!


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