Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Contabo.com VPS Review - 6GB Ram - SSD 500GB - 7.99EUR

New VPS has arrived, now it comes from Contabo.com, yep... that is one of the Germany pioneer, founded by Michael Herpich and Michael Bölke, they already established more than 5000 server in Germany with customer from around the world, in 2003 they establish new data center in Munich with enough room for 4000 servers, according to their history, i'm pretty sure that they can satisfied the customer with their service, no doubt about it.

Contabo provide us VPS with Plan M, the smallest plan in it's class, BUT, don't even underestimate it, small plan with HUGE specification, their VPS (M) label it with only 7.99 EUR, equipped with Intel Xeon E5-2620V3 with 2 Core running at 2.4Ghz, 6 GB RAM guarantee, wow... that's fantastic, there's more, you need high capacity with speed??? they give you 500GB SSD, so what else did you need with that price?? Let's go test this VPS.

contabo vps review

CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz
Number of cores : 2
CPU frequency :  2399.994 MHz
Total amount of ram : 5851 MB
Total amount of swap : 0 MB
System uptime :   14:27,
Download speed from CacheFly: 12.0MB/s
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 10.2MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 10.1MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.52MB/s
Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 11.5MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 11.8MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 6.39MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 5.13MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 9.81MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 10.4MB/s
I/O speed :  102 MB/s

Benchmark Result (By Geekbench.com)

Geekbench Score
Single-Core Score 3141 - Multi-Core Score 6205

Angelimus Score
169.123
(Plan M Ram 6GB)

Package

M

6GB RAM Guarantee

L

14GB RAM Guarantee

XL

30GB RAM Guarantee
EUR 7.99
/ month GO!
EUR 13.99
/ month GO!
EUR 24.99
/ month GO!
24/7 Tech Support 24/7 Tech Support 24/7 Tech Support
2 Core 4 Core 6 Core
500 GB Storage SSD 1000 GB Storage SSD 2000 GB Storage SSD
6 GB RAM 14 GB RAM 30 GB RAM
Linux & Windows Linux & Windows Linux & Windows
Root Access Root Access Root Access
VNC Access VNC Access VNC Access
TUN/TAP On TUN/TAP On TUN/TAP On
1 IPv4 1 IPv4 1 IPv4
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Terms of service :

You can read in here (https://contabo.com/agb.html)
I'll explain only the terms that related to VPS Usage.

§ 2 Third party rights (1) (2)
At this point, it's cleary explain related your material that you will be hosted in your VPS, you can host anything whatever you like, BUT, do not host copyright files, image, music, etc without special permission from the owner.

 § 5 Limitation regarding content (2) (5)
This is the boundary or rules about VPS Content other than copyright item, with strong statement about "The provider reserves the right to immediately suspend the webpages or servers" in point (5) the provider means "Contabo Side", but in point (2) they wrote "If no other agreement has been reached, the following content is forbidden" in other word, they will permited you host script, irc, or anything outside the copyright parameter, but with special permission from provider, which is Contabo. In this case, i will not write things that you can't do in this server, but remember the point (5).

§ 11 Applicable law, place of jurisdiction
At this point, because they are stay in Germany, so you must obey the applicable regulation in Germany, i suggest you search first in the internet, what rules related to cyber crime in Germany, so you know exactly what you must do, or consult with Contabo customer service about this matter.

Contabo VPS Control Panel:

They provide control panel like other VPS Host, but i see something special in their control panel, it's very simple and easy to understand, especially for newbie, there are not much option in their control panel, you will not see option for TUN/TAP or PPP.

Why you don't see TUN/TAP and PPP?? Contabo already turn this "ON" by default, so you don't need to worry about VPN or anything that use TUN/TAP and PPP.

Okay, let's go inside the control panel, to access control panel, click on the right top "Customer Control Panel" see image below.

how to access contabo control panel

After you click, type your username and password, if you forgot, check your email that registered in Contabo at sign up process.
When you successfully login, you will see like this.


At first screen after login process, you will see greetings, news on bottom, and navigation pane on the left. I like the simplicity of their control panel, at the left pane, you will see "VPS Control", in this tab, you can start, stop, restart, and reinstall your OS.

vps control feature from contabo

See, that's it, only that option are in contabo control panel, if you have more that 1 VPS, you can manage your other VPS from "Your Service" see left pane, first option.
The minus of this control panel is, there are no statistic about your resource usage, like RAM, Storage Disk, Processor and Bandwidth usage history, but don't worry, just continue reading, you will understand where to find that missing part.

Another Feature :

This feature must be set first when you choose plan before you buy the plan

- Service and Upgrades
feature from contabo
This is some special feature worth for upgrade it
- Full Monitoring - with additional charge of 9.99 EUR /Month you can enjoy special monitoring from contabo, like monitoring your available service that running on your VPS, get SMS about your VPS, Monitor online and offline VPS, and many more.
- You can get additional IP with only 2 EUR/Month.
- This feature i think the best Upgrade, "Instant Setupwith only 29.99 EUR (One Time Payment Only) your server can be ready to use without more configuration from user, in other words, Contabo will install all necessary package that you need and configure it, so there are no conflict in your server, just let the pros do the job, after it finish, you or your user can use VPS without problems.

- Administration Panel
administration panel contabo.com
In this feature, Contabo will offer you if you want to Install Webmin and LAMP, both feature are FREE, and Contabo will configure it for you, so you don't need to install it again.
Webmin = Webmin is a free control panel for VPS, there are a lot of configuration you can do from here, rather than manual setting from terminal, it really decrease time for configure VPS, you can install package to from here, Webmin interface is not glamour or elegant, just simple, but with many option, it makes webmin can compete with other commercial control panel.
LAMP = Linux Apache MySQL PHP, Contabo also offer FREE install for that package, a most usefull package if you running VPS, Even LAMP is free, but still need time to Install and Configure it, so better let Contabo do that for us.

- VNC Access
This feature is enabled by default, you will get the login information by email when your payment is already processed and approved.

vnc access feature from contabo
This is one of Contabo VPS Feature, you can rescue your VPS when you inaccidentally damage it, or get an external attack from "unauthorized person", it use System Recovery from (http://www.sysresccd.org/) it comes with some handy tool to recover your system, or even adjust created partition using GPARTED, you can search the tutorial there.

From this Feature, you also can reinstall your OS, so what the diffrent with reinstall feature from Control Panel??? The diffrent is, if you reinstall from VPS Control Panel, you can choose many diffrent OS from the list, but if you reinstall with VNC Access, you only can reinstall OS, with previous OS that you already install before.

Speedtest.net Result

https://www.speedtest.net/result/4491387083.png

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3 comments:

  1. Greetings! I am just surprised by the entire blog, which has a lot of astonishing materials to be shared with others!

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  2. i have 2 vps at contabo, one with plesk and another with cpanel in it. both works great...

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