[OVH] Kimsufi dedicated server with 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, unlimited BW from £2.99 a month (min 3 months purchase)
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[OVH] Kimsufi dedicated server with 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, unlimited BW from £2.99 a month (min 3 months purchase)

£8.97OVH Deals
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Found 26th Jul 2013
Not sure if this is a promo, but it's an absolute steal at this price. Minimum purchase length is 3 months so you'll be paying just under £9, making it £2.99 per month.

Specs:

Intel Atom CPU clocked at 1.6Ghz - 1.8Ghz (dual core with hyperthreading)

2GB RAM

500GB HDD space

100Mbps guaranteed, unmetered, unlimited bandwidth

Attention:

OVH quote a 1 - 10 day wait for the server to be provisioned.

The servers are in their new datacentre in Dunkirk, France. It's pretty close to the UK and i get average 18ms ping from Manchester.

Perfect to serve websites to a decent amount of people, or use it as a VPN/Seedbox. The CPU might choke on big dynamic sites/webapps, but static sites will be absolutely no problem (even my Raspberry Pi can serve something like 50-100 visitors per second and not even register it on the CPU).

Note: for full transparency, OVH were attacked a few days ago and they say their customers' details were stolen. Just keep that in mind, but they're generally well respected in the industry and i've used them in the past and was very very impressed by the machine (yes, i have changed my password, thanks to Keepass, it was unique anyway).

339 Comments

Banned

wow... is this fully managed?

Original Poster

Thealy2012

wow... is this fully managed?



Unmanaged. £3 mate.

Banned

coolnow

Unmanaged. £3 mate.



Thought so. Still a good price if you know your stuff. Probably be best getting cPanel elsewhere as they charge a high price.

Original Poster

Thealy2012

Thought so. Still a good price if you know your stuff. Probably be best … Thought so. Still a good price if you know your stuff. Probably be best getting cPanel elsewhere as they charge a high price.



True, or install webmin yourself.

Awesome price for a server

Amazing price. Thanks a lot for sharing!

This is really dedicated and not a VPS??

mugma

This is really dedicated and not a VPS??



Yep, Ive been used OVH for a good number of years, the kimsufi range is good for the price

Original Poster

mugma

This is really dedicated and not a VPS??



Couldn't believe it myself, but it's truly dedicated. The only downside i can see for this is the CPU, but it's perfect for most people.

Shame it's +£23 a month on top if you want Windows Server installed..

Is there really a big difference: dedicated vs a similar spec VPS?

Generally the hardware hosting a VPS will have better hardware with Raid drives for speed and redundancy. But the downside is that the hardware will often be oversubscribed. With kimisurf you know that it's only for you. Just don't store anything that isn't backed up elsewhere.

Would this work as a Mincraft server for my son?

Looks interesting, but do I need one? Not sure France is the best country for my needs....

Watch out for the SSH backdoor though!

Hanonymouse

Shame it's +£23 a month on top if you want Windows Server installed..


Use a trial key..

coolnow

Couldn't believe it myself, but it's truly dedicated. The only downside i … Couldn't believe it myself, but it's truly dedicated. The only downside i can see for this is the CPU, but it's perfect for most people.



if you were going to use these for any major business means though, I would suggest looking at a ovh server...or atleast have 2 kimsufi's incase one breaks.

Which distribution package are people going for? as most cost a lot more than the server, apart from their Release 2 - Without full server security

cyberdragon

Which distribution package are people going for? as most cost a lot more … Which distribution package are people going for? as most cost a lot more than the server, apart from their Release 2 - Without full server security


The only distro's that cost should be the ones that are pre-rolled with the likes of cpanel/plesk (or windows)
Just select something like debian/centos/ubuntu/fedora and you will be fine.

Then use a guide like this to setup a webserver: howtoforge.com/per…g-3
Edited by: "j0nnymoe" 26th Jul 2013

Original Poster

mugma

This is really dedicated and not a VPS??

cyberdragon

Which distribution package are people going for? as most cost a lot more … Which distribution package are people going for? as most cost a lot more than the server, apart from their Release 2 - Without full server security

carphead

Generally the hardware hosting a VPS will have better hardware with Raid … Generally the hardware hosting a VPS will have better hardware with Raid drives for speed and redundancy. But the downside is that the hardware will often be oversubscribed. With kimisurf you know that it's only for you. Just don't store anything that isn't backed up elsewhere.

kevlarkevin

Would this work as a Mincraft server for my son?



If i was going to use anything for business purposes, it'd cost more than a takeaway! But yeah, not putting all your eggs in 1 basket is a good idea.




I went with Ubuntu 12.04 as the only experience i've had with Linux is with Debian based systems and a lot of tutorials out there aim for Debian/Ubuntu. I don't need any panels or anything, and if i need a front end manager, i'll install webmin using a few simple commands. Helps if you have a RaspberryPi because you can experiment with the shell all you like, and re-image the SD card if things go wrong!




Correct! Also, VPS providers will bollock you if you actually use your resources all the time (especially CPU), meaning anyone who's running at 100% CPU with a VPS will be told to **** off or pay more. Still, their actual CPUs are Xeons and run circles around Kimsufi Atoms but you could also go for the very cheap £20 i5 option on Kimsufi page!




For 2 or 3 people, possibly. Any more and i think the CPU would struggle a lot. Personally, i use Digital Ocean for that. I set up a droplet in the closest location (Amsterdam), downloaded the minecraft server jar, tweaked the config a bit and made an image and destroyed the droplet. This is because DO charge by the hour so if me and my friends are playing MC, i'll make a droplet out of the already configured image and we'll carry on where we left off without being charged in the meantime. Bit stingy, but works. Also, i have to reimage after every session so i save the latest world, but it's not that problematic. There's a $10 credit coupon floating about somewhere, and the droplet i tested MC on was their cheapest $5 a month which comes with 512MB RAM and 1TB of bandwidth (amounts to 10p per hour).

I realise i've been babbling for too long now so i'll stop

mugma

This is really dedicated and not a VPS??

cyberdragon

Which distribution package are people going for? as most cost a lot more … Which distribution package are people going for? as most cost a lot more than the server, apart from their Release 2 - Without full server security

carphead

Generally the hardware hosting a VPS will have better hardware with Raid … Generally the hardware hosting a VPS will have better hardware with Raid drives for speed and redundancy. But the downside is that the hardware will often be oversubscribed. With kimisurf you know that it's only for you. Just don't store anything that isn't backed up elsewhere.

kevlarkevin

Would this work as a Mincraft server for my son?



Thanks for the advice, I will take a look at Digital Ocean

There is also a ISPconfig 3 64bit (Debian 6 Squeeze) option. I just bought the 3 month one to try it out. I have ispconfig on another server and I am very happy with it as an alternative to cpanel.

Lets see how this one performs. Thanks OP. HOT

BTW. How long 'till your service shows on 'My Services' ? I paid this morning and nothing yet. They do say up to 24 hours though.

Edited by: "fzurro" 26th Jul 2013

Original Poster

fzurro

There is also a ISPconfig 3 64bit (Debian 6 Squeeze) option. I just … There is also a ISPconfig 3 64bit (Debian 6 Squeeze) option. I just bought the 3 month one to try it out. I have ispconfig on another server and I am very happy with it as an alternative to cpanel.Lets see how this one performs. Thanks OP. HOTBTW. How long 'till your service shows on 'My Services' ? I paid this morning and nothing yet. They do say up to 24 hours though.



Check Administration section, there should be an option for "processing orders" or something along the lines of that. It's been around 14 hours for me, they confirmed the payment and i'm waiting for them to confirm my details and install the OS. I've heard they might use this time to ask for proof of address etc, so i think we're waiting for a human to review our cases.

coolnow

Check Administration section, there should be an option for "processing … Check Administration section, there should be an option for "processing orders" or something along the lines of that. It's been around 14 hours for me, they confirmed the payment and i'm waiting for them to confirm my details and install the OS. I've heard they might use this time to ask for proof of address etc, so i think we're waiting for a human to review our cases.



Ok. Let's see how long it takes. I'll update here once I get mine

Original Poster

fzurro

Ok. Let's see how long it takes. I'll update here once I get mine



Apparently, they've changed availability from 24 hours to 1-10 days due to the sheer amount of people signing up (the offer has exploded on web hosting forums), but when i ordered, they wrote 24 hours. Bad thing is, i work silly hours on weekend and have no time to call up but i'm certain mine will be provisioned by Monday. If not, i'll have to call them up.

coolnow

Apparently, they've changed availability from 24 hours to 1-10 days due … Apparently, they've changed availability from 24 hours to 1-10 days due to the sheer amount of people signing up (the offer has exploded on web hosting forums), but when i ordered, they wrote 24 hours. Bad thing is, i work silly hours on weekend and have no time to call up but i'm certain mine will be provisioned by Monday. If not, i'll have to call them up.



Well, I'm in no rush as I have another host 'till December, Just wanted to check how this one performs as it might be enough for what I'm hosting at the moment. I don't think they work on weekends (at least support doesn't "OVH - Customer support
Mon-Fri from 9am to 6pm")

FYI. My server is up and running

I've run ovh servers for years now and never had a problem with them and i've noticed the spec for the server isn't always correct for the better for example if they don't have any spare celerons they might give you an atom or a pentium. My current server is the basic kimsufi 2G but from when they were £10.79 per month inc vat. But its got a quad core cpu and 4Gb ram. The recent hack is probably the reason they have reduced there prices again. and at £2.99 per month i've ordered a second one to balance the load.

Hanonymouse

Shame it's +£23 a month on top if you want Windows Server installed..



Why would you need Windows server?
The only use for Windows is gaming.

You'll need Windows server if using IIS and/or SQL Server.

Good deal but annoyingly I need Windows Server 2008 on there so I can host .net based stuff

disarm

You'll need Windows server if using IIS and/or SQL Server.



Why would anyone choose to use IIS or Microsoft SQL when you have the options of apache and MySQL/SQLite?

have literally no idea what this is, but at £3/mth, I'm gonna buy it... Hot from me

I'm a very eager to learn sort-of technically inclined guy.

How would I go about setting up the server for webhosting or in fact setting the server up in general? Unless there's a drastic reason otherwise, I reckon Ubuntu Server 13.04 is a good OS to have installed (centOS seems popular as well). The question is how do I access the server. Will it be through a command line, or is an OS such as Ubuntu capable of remote desktop?

iwaldo

Why would anyone choose to use IIS or Microsoft SQL when you have the … Why would anyone choose to use IIS or Microsoft SQL when you have the options of apache and MySQL/SQLite?



If you've got a website that runs in IIS and SQL Server.

disarm

If you've got a website that runs in IIS and SQL Server.



No reason it wouldn't run in apache/mysql too.

tehwabbit

Good deal but annoyingly I need Windows Server 2008 on there so I can … Good deal but annoyingly I need Windows Server 2008 on there so I can host .net based stuff


Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, at the very bottom of the page is free. Will that work?

themaxx

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, at the very bottom of the page is free. … Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, at the very bottom of the page is free. Will that work?



Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is command line only for running virtualised servers, these servers aren't powerful enough for that unfortunately.

carphead

Generally the hardware hosting a VPS will have better hardware with Raid … Generally the hardware hosting a VPS will have better hardware with Raid drives for speed and redundancy. But the downside is that the hardware will often be oversubscribed. With kimisurf you know that it's only for you. Just don't store anything that isn't backed up elsewhere.



Funnily enough when I had a OVH VPS seedbox the throughput was phenomenal, I was sometimes downloading at 5gbit a second. This was balanced by the times my CPU was so throttled I could hardly login, it's the usual give/take of having a shared VPS.

I've just signed up to the i5 dedicated server, thanks OP and heat added. OVH are great - their service is quicker and better than Telecity, who we pay a phenomenal amount of money at work for a full managed rack. Given the chance i'd host most of our stuff at OVH, with hot backups elsewhere, and would still be paying peanuts.

What an insanely cheap price!

With 100mbps unlimited bandwidth, and based in France, you could set it up as a VPN to route your internet traffic through and bypass Mr Cameron's lovely internet filter which could be coming soon
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