Do you know what your server is capable of? Part 2

Security is a very important topic in every aspect of our company. This is why customers of the 1&1 server portfolio have numerous options for saving and protecting their projects. In part 2 of this series, we explain best practices for protecting your server.

Firewall Management

Integrated Firewall Management helps you set up your own firewall guidelines and assign them to one or more servers. Additionally, an external firewall filters traffic in the 1&1 data center’s network, so that you can define the internal guidelines of your server’s firewall even more precisely. Check out our video on Firewall Management on our YouTube channel.


A backup is made from all the data and folders stored on your server. By installing the 1&1 Backup Manager on your respective server, backups can be temporally timed and easily administrated. The Backup Manager compresses and encrypts the created backups and securely sends them to the 1&1 data center. There, they are stored safely and available as needed. For further information take a look at the 1&1 Cloud Community.


A snapshot resembles a backup in a many ways, with one key difference: they are automatically deleted after 3 days. Snapshots are not suitable for long-term data backup and are intended to generate a snapshot of your server. However, this short lifespan is useful for instances such as testing new software and rebuilding server data. Keep in mind that you can only produce a new snapshot per server until the previous one is deleted after 3 days. In addition, always shut down your server before taking a snapshot, because it might lead to data loss. If you want to know more about snapshots, visit the 1&1 Cloud Community.


With an image, a backup is created from your whole server and not just the data stored on it. With this, it is possible to completely restore your server if problems occur. You can also create a new server based on a server’s image and thus clone your original server. Furthermore, you can set an automatically generated image at regular intervals, which are then stored in the Cloud Panel. Be sure to keep in mind that a server cannot be edited while an image is created. Take a look at the 1&1 Cloud Community if you want to know more about images.

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