One of my most popular articles on this site, as well as one of the articles that brings in the most search engine visitors, is my How to Install WordPress with 1and1 Hosting article. I believe the reason for this is because there are many people who’ve run into the same problem trying to get WordPress to connect to the database on 1and1′s servers. 1and1 doesn’t like to play by the standard rules.
1and1 is not only the most well-known web host, but they’ve also served my website quite well. As my site has grown, not to mention the fact that I now have multiple websites, my needs are changing. This post is not to bash 1and1, because they have provided me with good service. But I believe Hostgator has a set-up that will better meet my needs. Read on to find out why.