1and1 sites going to 404 error pages

If you’re seeing 404 error pages on your websites with 1and1 hosting today, then it may be down to the fact that 1and1 have forced migration to a newer database system. For the technical, this means that they switched off MySQL 4 and forced use of the newer and more secure MySQL 5.

The result? Well those sites that depend on a database (such as those powered by WordPress, Drupal etc) will not work unless upgraded.


My advice would be to get a better host, I have seen lots of reports of poor support from 1and 1 for hosting at all levels. My personal preference is Servint who offer great support, good prices and rock-solid uptimes. Full review of Servint here