1&1 are offering Microsoft FrontPage 2002 free with every MS Shared Hosting click here and Windows Server click here package.
This is as well as the option for their normal software offer, where you only pay a token postage charge in return for the excellent NetObjects Fusion 7, PhotoImpact 8SE for imaging and loads of other web authoring and marketing goodies.
Sorry if this is a shameless advert on their behalf, but for those thinking of a hosting package where they may also benefit from some truly superb software...
I have six sites with them; one out of choice. I was experimenting with them as a host and the others were inherited when I took over the sites for the companies involved.
Two are on Windows servers and the others are on Unix.
So far I have had no issues with reliability and they have delivered on all fronts.
I feel that their control panel is unnecessarily complicated and unintuitive for newcomers though, which is an opinion borne out once when demonstrating site configuration to a client who had bought a 1&1 account. His utterly baffled look after the third demonstation of the same process spoke volumes.
Their Windows hosting is wonderful for developers who integrate Access and/or ASP into their sites (it's superb for FrontPagers like me) and the Unix packages are similarly impressive for those who prefer PHP and MySQL.
I have sites with several hosts and I keep promising myself that one day I will get them all under one roof.
So far, sadly, such is not the case, and I am not necessarily saying that I would migrate them all to 1&1.
They (1&1) have however, offered sterling service for me so far though.
I don't know how they do it, but I'm not arguing the point...
I have used 1&1 for along time now, and have recommended them many times on the PCA forums.Always found them very customer friendly, with quick response time to email requests. They have a very good range of package deals to offer, usually with free software features.No I have no connection with 1&1, except as a boni fide satisfied customer, who agrees with Taran's posting.
Just popped in to say thanks for pointing this offer out - I read through an earlier post where it was recommended and have since subscribed! I have wanted to have a go at setting up a site for some time and this has really helped me. I am waiting for the software to arrive but have had a play with the web creator.. the result is pleasing to me as a complete novice! .. lots more to learn.. click here is the url