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Contabo changed their VPS pricing again

Prime404Prime404 Member
edited September 2018 in Providers

Seems like Contabo changed their pricing yet again on their affordable line of KVM virtual servers.. now the prices start from just 3.99 euros per month, but with some slight changes to the actual specifications for the machines.

"VPS 300
CPU: 2 CPU cores
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 300GB
3.99 euros per month

VPS S SSD
SSD: 200GB
CPU: four cores
RAM: 8GB"

Personally I haven't tried out these new packages yet, but the price looks awesome and may give Netcup a bit of solid competition.

https://contabo.com/?show=vps

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  • Donttabo LLC.

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member
    edited September 2018

    SSD: 200GB

    CPU: 4 cores

    RAM: 8GB

    for 4,99€/mo

    Plus I still have contact name of support staff who delimited my SSD giving it "proper" 300 MB/s speeds.
    Heck why not! Hello Contabo! I'm back :smile:

    Too bad summer is over because Contabo now has the perfect summer host starter pack:

    VPS with 200GB SSD four cores 8GB RAM for 4,99€ + in-house cPanel license 11,99€/mo
    = 16.98 €/mo

    Perfect start for a summer host who wants to host on own servers^^

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  • @Ympker said:
    Plus I still have contact name of support staff who delimited my SSD giving it "proper" 300 MB/s speeds :pensive:

    Do they still limit the I/O on the VM's? Last time I used them I didn't have these issues and that was just 6-7 months ago.

    Though, to be said, the I/O was quite abysmal on their non-SSD machines.

  • @Prime404 said:

    @Ympker said:
    Plus I still have contact name of support staff who delimited my SSD giving it "proper" 300 MB/s speeds :pensive:

    Do they still limit the I/O on the VM's? Last time I used them I didn't have these issues and that was just 6-7 months ago.

    Though, to be said, the I/O was quite abysmal on their non-SSD machines.

    That I do not know unfortunately. But after calling them it always worked fine so that's a one-time thing^^

    Thanked by 1sky2018
  • Unlimited traffic: No additional costs due to traffic, you can use 100 Mbit/s without any bandwidth restrictions or throttling. (Only in case your server has an uplink faster than 100 Mbit/s: If average traffic consumption continuously exceeds 100 Mbit/s over a timespan of at least 9 days the connection is switched to 100 Mbit/s).

  • damn man thats cheap. do they allow torrent?

    You're so tight, baby.

  • @creep said:
    damn man thats cheap. do they allow torrent?

    There are like xxxxx countries better suited for torrenting in than Germany.

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  • @creep said:
    damn man thats cheap. do they allow torrent?

    I did torrent on one of their instances in the past with private trackers and I never received a single complaint for doing so, but I would definitely avoid using public trackers.

  • @Neoon said:
    Unlimited traffic: No additional costs due to traffic, you can use 100 Mbit/s without any bandwidth restrictions or throttling. (Only in case your server has an uplink faster than 100 Mbit/s: If average traffic consumption continuously exceeds 100 Mbit/s over a timespan of at least 9 days the connection is switched to 100 Mbit/s).

    That's only a policy that applies to their machines with 1gbit/s port as stated in the text and all their other servers have a connection that is capped to 100mbit/s.

  • @Ympker said:

    @creep said:
    damn man thats cheap. do they allow torrent?

    There are like xxxxx countries better suited for torrenting in than Germany.

    are they good for backup storage? I have 100gb+ football games. and maybe once a while stream through it. no transcoding needed.

    You're so tight, baby.

  • @Prime404 said:

    @creep said:
    damn man thats cheap. do they allow torrent?

    I did torrent on one of their instances in the past with private trackers and I never received a single complaint for doing so, but I would definitely avoid using public trackers.

    just need some precaution, must always torrent through vpn.

    You're so tight, baby.

  • @creep said:

    @Ympker said:

    @creep said:
    damn man thats cheap. do they allow torrent?

    There are like xxxxx countries better suited for torrenting in than Germany.

    are they good for backup storage? I have 100gb+ football games. and maybe once a while stream through it. no transcoding needed.

    Should be ok :)

  • Which DCs do they use? Hetzner?

  • @pike said:
    Which DCs do they use? Hetzner?

    They've got two own data centers in Munich and Nuremberg.

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  • @pike said:
    Which DCs do they use? Hetzner?

    Their own DCs in Munich and Nuremberg. Since the latter is much bigger, I assume any new VPS's are located there.

    Thanked by 1pike
  • jvnadrjvnadr Member
    edited September 2018

    mailinabox said: Donttabo LLC.

    Another quality post from you. You should receive a honor prize!
    What's your problem with Contabo? Have you ever used them in the near past? I have two servers with them since 2016 and they are more than excellent.

    Prime404 said: Do they still limit the I/O on the VM's? Last time I used them I didn't have these issues and that was just 6-7 months ago

    I don't know about any limit, my dd test is this:

    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=4k conv=fdatasync
    4096+0 records in
    4096+0 records out
    268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 2.89253 s, 92.8 MB/s
    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=32k conv=fdatasync
    32768+0 records in
    32768+0 records out
    2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 21.6142 s, 99.4 MB/s
    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=32k conv=fdatasync
    32768+0 records in
    32768+0 records out
    2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 21.974 s, 97.7 MB/s
    

    it's a vps-m with normal HHD, no SSD

    creep said: are they good for backup storage? I have 100gb+ football games. and maybe once a while stream through it. no transcoding needed.

    I have installed proxmox in it and I have created a NAT backup server on the half of the space (250GB) and several small machines with the rest of the space. It is more than good for backup server.

    creep said: do they allow torrent?

    Don't torrent (except of Linux ISOs!) with any known German provider. They take copyright and other abuse very seriously.

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  • @jvnadr said:
    Don't torrent (except of Linux ISOs!) with any known German provider. They take copyright and other abuse very seriously.

    Depends on the providers you know, the stuff you share and the trackers you share to.

  • @Prime404 said:

    That's only a policy that applies to their machines with 1gbit/s port as stated in the text and all their other servers have a connection that is capped to 100mbit/s.

    It says faster then 100Mbit, 1Gbit = 1000Mbit.
    So basically 100Mbit with burst, nothing more.

  • @Neoon said:

    @Prime404 said:

    That's only a policy that applies to their machines with 1gbit/s port as stated in the text and all their other servers have a connection that is capped to 100mbit/s.

    It says faster then 100Mbit, 1Gbit = 1000Mbit.
    So basically 100Mbit with burst, nothing more.

    For that price I honestly can't complain^^

  • @Ympker said:

    @Neoon said:

    @Prime404 said:

    That's only a policy that applies to their machines with 1gbit/s port as stated in the text and all their other servers have a connection that is capped to 100mbit/s.

    It says faster then 100Mbit, 1Gbit = 1000Mbit.
    So basically 100Mbit with burst, nothing more.

    For that price I honestly can't complain^^

    You are not Neoon.

    Thanked by 1Ympker
  • @Yura said:

    @Ympker said:

    @Neoon said:

    @Prime404 said:

    That's only a policy that applies to their machines with 1gbit/s port as stated in the text and all their other servers have a connection that is capped to 100mbit/s.

    It says faster then 100Mbit, 1Gbit = 1000Mbit.
    So basically 100Mbit with burst, nothing more.

    For that price I honestly can't complain^^

    You are not Neoon.

    I did just correct a point, not complaining.

    Thanked by 2Yura Ympker
  • how does their panel look like to manage vpses? google does not give some results on how i search.

    |post4vps| for a free vps for your developement| me |

  • perryoo11 said: how does their panel look like to manage vpses? google does not give some results on how i search.

    Just the basics, but it works well

    Thanked by 1perryoo11
  • Wow, thank you for good news! Wrote to support about free upgrade.

    Thanked by 1Ympker

    Russian ISP | SEO in Russia. PM if interest. Sorry my english, I hadn't good practice ~10 years )

  • Benchmark please?

    Any idea which processor their SSD VPS series is using? (want to know the single core speed)

  • Is there a way to install Windows without paying the surcharge?

  • @storm said:
    Is there a way to install Windows without paying the surcharge?

    Nope, as their panel is rather limited.

  • @WebGuru said:
    Benchmark please?

    Any idea which processor their SSD VPS series is using? (want to know the single core speed)

    1. https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/143552/review-contabo-vps-m-ssd
    2. CPU they declare: Intel® Xeon® E5-2620v3, E5-2630v4 or 4114 processor

    Thanked by 1gol3m

    Russian ISP | SEO in Russia. PM if interest. Sorry my english, I hadn't good practice ~10 years )

  • HukinHukin Member
    edited September 2018

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  • smilesmile Member
    edited September 2018

    How many of you are with contabo on the quarter/semi-annual/annual plan which has additional discount?
    I am asking this because I notice they no longer list a service level agreement.

    Also can anyone post their bench with disk IO. Want to see if they still capping speeds.

  • @MarshalChe said:

    @WebGuru said:
    Benchmark please?

    Any idea which processor their SSD VPS series is using? (want to know the single core speed)

    1. https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/143552/review-contabo-vps-m-ssd
    2. CPU they declare: Intel® Xeon® E5-2620v3, E5-2630v4 or 4114 processor

    Thanks!

  • is there any way to install windows like ohv or kimsufi?

  • @smile said:
    How many of you are with contabo on the quarter/semi-annual/annual plan which has additional discount?
    I am asking this because I notice they no longer list a service level agreement.

    I was a customers of theirs in the past for like 2 years till I did grow out of a VPS and needed a dedicated server, but I never did experience any long lasting downtime. Their SLA is a part of their service agreement and they promise 95% uptime:
    https://contabo.com/agb.html

  • Prime404 said: and they promise 95% uptime

    To be honest, 95% uptime is horrible.

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  • @Prime404 said:
    Their SLA is a part of their service agreement and they promise 95% uptime:

    5% downtime is 18 DAYS of downtime/year.

  • @jvnadr said:

    mailinabox said: Donttabo LLC.

    Another quality post from you. You should receive a honor prize!
    What's your problem with Contabo? Have you ever used them in the near past? I have two servers with them since 2016 and they are more than excellent.

    Prime404 said: Do they still limit the I/O on the VM's? Last time I used them I didn't have these issues and that was just 6-7 months ago

    I don't know about any limit, my dd test is this:

    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=4k conv=fdatasync
    4096+0 records in
    4096+0 records out
    268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 2.89253 s, 92.8 MB/s
    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=32k conv=fdatasync
    32768+0 records in
    32768+0 records out
    2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 21.6142 s, 99.4 MB/s
    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=32k conv=fdatasync
    32768+0 records in
    32768+0 records out
    2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 21.974 s, 97.7 MB/s
    

    it's a vps-m with normal HHD, no SSD

    creep said: are they good for backup storage? I have 100gb+ football games. and maybe once a while stream through it. no transcoding needed.

    I have installed proxmox in it and I have created a NAT backup server on the half of the space (250GB) and several small machines with the rest of the space. It is more than good for backup server.

    creep said: do they allow torrent?

    Don't torrent (except of Linux ISOs!) with any known German provider. They take copyright and other abuse very seriously.

    @dedipromo Doesn't mean 95% is the actual uptime. Uptime robot usually was showing smth with 98-99% for me and @jvnadr also posted some positive feedback.

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  • For me, uptime is reaching 100% since 2016 that I have services with them

  • Transfer (not resizing) existing server to new one is free of charge and here are test results for it: https://serverscope.io/trials/lP2v

    And results from old config: https://serverscope.io/trials/BBdR

    Thanked by 1torrbox

    Russian ISP | SEO in Russia. PM if interest. Sorry my english, I hadn't good practice ~10 years )

  • PS Never had downtimes with them.

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  • @donli said:

    @Prime404 said:
    Their SLA is a part of their service agreement and they promise 95% uptime:

    5% downtime is 18 DAYS of downtime/year.

    That's only what they promise to offer at the very least and they do this to avoid paying out compensation for downtime, but as per own experience uptime have been roughly 99.9-100% when I used them.

    Thanked by 1Ympker
  • Anyone over here with such a VPS who wouldn't mind running Geekbench 4, please?

    Thanks!

  • Prices drops because OVH gets Germany location.

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  • @neik said:
    Anyone over here with such a VPS who wouldn't mind running Geekbench 4, please?

    Thanks!

    Why Geekbench 4 only?

  • @yongsiklee said:

    @neik said:
    Anyone over here with such a VPS who wouldn't mind running Geekbench 4, please?

    Thanks!

    Why Geekbench 4 only?

    Well, if there would be more benchmarks available I wouldn't complain but for my needs Geekbench is enough, so I can compare the performance to my current RS at Netcup.

  • PontiacPontiac Member
    edited September 2018

    Hi,

    I havemaintain WordPress website that gets almost 1.5M page views a month.
    I'm currently running it on 1EURO Aruba Cloud server in Germany :smiley: but its not strong enough for peak visits. I need something at least 3x times stronger than Aruba Cloud S VPS.

    I'm looking at VPS L SSD and I don't mind lower SSD speeds as I don't utilize that much storage but CPU performance needs to be good.
    It's either this or Hetzner CX41 or CX51 but that is double the price.

    What is your take? Is VPS L 8Core actualy 8Core or are they "virtualized" or shared with multiple other VPS customers?
    I'm not saying i need dedicated 8cores but can I expect 4x CPU performance compared to ArubaCloud Small VPS with 1Core (E5-2650L v4) ?

  • smilesmile Member
    edited September 2018

    @Pontiac said:
    Hi,

    I havemaintain WordPress website that gets almost 1.5M page views a month.
    I'm currently running it on 1EURO Aruba Cloud server in Germany :smiley: but its not strong enough for peak visits. I need something at least 3x times stronger than Aruba Cloud S VPS.

    I'm looking at VPS L SSD and I don't mind lower SSD speeds as I don't utilize that much storage but CPU performance needs to be good.
    It's either this or Hetzner CX41 or CX51 but that is double the price.

    What is your take? Is VPS L 8Core actualy 8Core or are they "virtualized" or shared with multiple other VPS customers?
    I'm not saying i need dedicated 8cores but can I expect 4x CPU performance compared to ArubaCloud Small VPS with 1Core (E5-2650L v4) ?

    Either try it for a month and come back and give us feedback(contabo won't even describe the average ssd speeds for their plans) or get 3-4 arubacloud and load balance them. can do 1.5M easy.

  • Do they ask for ID after order placed?

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  • @Hukin said:
    Do they ask for ID after order placed?

    Didn't ask me for any, but I'm guessing they do checks every now and then.

  • dfmcvndfmcvn Member
    edited September 2018

    @Pontiac said:
    Hi,

    I havemaintain WordPress website that gets almost 1.5M page views a month.
    I'm currently running it on 1EURO Aruba Cloud server in Germany :smiley: but its not strong enough for peak visits. I need something at least 3x times stronger than Aruba Cloud S VPS.

    I'm looking at VPS L SSD and I don't mind lower SSD speeds as I don't utilize that much storage but CPU performance needs to be good.
    It's either this or Hetzner CX41 or CX51 but that is double the price.

    What is your take? Is VPS L 8Core actualy 8Core or are they "virtualized" or shared with multiple other VPS customers?
    I'm not saying i need dedicated 8cores but can I expect 4x CPU performance compared to ArubaCloud Small VPS with 1Core (E5-2650L v4) ?

    Does your site have much dynamic contents? If not, then try some full page caching methods.

    I'm using Cloudflare & W3TC full page caching with Redis & Browser caching with nginx rules & tmpfs for cache files. Easily handles ~2m pageviews every month.

    Thanked by 1rovox
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