bassmadrigal has the solution if WordPress automatic updates don’t work under 1and1.com hosting: WordPress 2.7.1 Upgrade Failed.
All you need to do is add the line:
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
to your .htaccess. Joy!
I got some spam^H^H^H^Htargeted marketing e-mail from thegreenwebhost.ca. Their prices seem deeply off; they charge C$109.95 (about US$83) for 7.5 gig monthly transfer, 2 gig storage and 100 e-mail addresses.
By comparison, I pay 1and1 US$10/month for 50 GB monthly transfer volume, 2,000 MB web space and 500 POP3 accounts.
While I’d consider paying a premium of perhaps up to 50% for green consumer items, there’s no way I’m paying more than 8× the price.