Sorry if you tried to get here and found the site down. It was up last night, but at 10:00 this morning when I tried it was down. Not sure when it when down for sure. I called 1and1 right away, but it took several hours before the site was up again. If it is slow for you this Friday, it is not your imagination. It is dog slow right now. Maybe 1and1 is using less servers while somthing is rebuilt. Frustrating all the same.
I use 1 and 1 as my web provider. Can’t say that I am completely happy with them. The site can be slow at times, and yesterday and today there have been periods where it was down completely. I do like that I have a full working shell, and can SSH and SCP files to and from that box easily, but the shell can be ridiculously slow. I tried to look for a replacement. I signed up for dreamhost for a bit. When I started with them, it seemed good. The shell seemed much better… but gallery sucked. Gallery is what I use with the family photo site. After looking around the internet, I discovered that many people did not like running gallery on dreamhost for performance reasons. I heard it was the use of remote NFS shares for drive space, but don’t know for sure if 1 and 1 did anything different. Sigh.