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How would you rate Contabo?

tmepytmepy Member
edited April 25 in Providers

How would you rate contabo from 1 to 5 in terms of performance to price ratio. Also it would be helpful if someone could get me a YABS of contabo :smile: Thanks.

Contabo Rating
  1. Performance143 votes
    1. 1
      39.16%
    2. 2
      21.68%
    3. 3
      21.68%
    4. 4
      11.19%
    5. 5
        6.29%
  2. Price143 votes
    1. 1
      20.28%
    2. 2
        4.20%
    3. 3
      10.49%
    4. 4
      22.38%
    5. 5
      42.66%
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Comments

  • edited April 25

    No congratulations on your 6th thread, and learn how to use the forum's search function.
    Have a look at https://lowendtalk.com/discussion/176305/let-yabs-thread. There's a similar and more active thread on LES but I won't link it here because the guy running this place famously likes to edit posts mentioning that forum.

    Thanked by 1angstrom
  • NekkiNekki Member
    edited April 25

    Which is better, 1 or 5?

  • tmepytmepy Member

    @Nekki said:
    Which is better, 1 or 5?

    5

  • tmepytmepy Member

    @stevewatson301 said:
    No congratulations on your 6th thread, and learn how to use the forum's search function.
    Have a look at https://lowendtalk.com/discussion/176305/let-yabs-thread. There's a similar and more active thread on LES but I won't link it here because the guy running this place famously likes to edit posts mentioning that forum.

    When I searched contabo nothing useful came up. Hence made a thread. Also did not know there was a let-yabs thread because I am new here. Thanks for the info!

  • NekkiNekki Member

    @tmepy said:

    @Nekki said:
    Which is better, 1 or 5?

    5

    Ok, I voted 1 because I’ve never used Contabo.

    Thanked by 1jackb
  • naturalnatural Member

    @Nekki said:

    @tmepy said:

    @Nekki said:
    Which is better, 1 or 5?

    5

    Ok, I voted 1 because I’ve never used Contabo.

    what an idiot .

  • NekkiNekki Member

    @natural said:

    @Nekki said:

    @tmepy said:

    @Nekki said:
    Which is better, 1 or 5?

    5

    Ok, I voted 1 because I’ve never used Contabo.

    what an idiot .

    Say more mean things about me with your pay-by-the-word internet connection xxx

  • SPSP Member

    8/8, I r8 it gr8 m8.

  • SaahibSaahib Member, Host Rep

    Clearly contabo is trying to hard to promote here and there.

  • zrj766zrj766 Member
    edited April 26

    US West:

    [email protected]:~# curl -sL yabs.sh | bash
    # ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #
    #              Yet-Another-Bench-Script              #
    #                     v2022-02-18                    #
    # https://github.com/masonr/yet-another-bench-script #
    # ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #
    
    Mon 25 Apr 2022 06:51:57 PM PDT
    
    Basic System Information:
    ---------------------------------
    Processor  : AMD EPYC 7282 16-Core Processor
    CPU cores  : 4 @ 2794.750 MHz
    AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
    VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
    RAM        : 7.8 GiB
    Swap       : 0.0 KiB
    Disk       : 48.9 GiB
    
    fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
    ---------------------------------
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 23.31 MB/s    (5.8k) | 335.63 MB/s   (5.2k)
    Write      | 23.32 MB/s    (5.8k) | 337.39 MB/s   (5.2k)
    Total      | 46.63 MB/s   (11.6k) | 673.02 MB/s  (10.5k)
               |                      |                     
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 3.66 GB/s     (7.1k) | 5.70 GB/s     (5.5k)
    Write      | 3.85 GB/s     (7.5k) | 6.08 GB/s     (5.9k)
    Total      | 7.51 GB/s    (14.6k) | 11.78 GB/s   (11.5k)
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 173 Mbits/sec   | 189 Mbits/sec  
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 180 Mbits/sec   | 187 Mbits/sec  
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 169 Mbits/sec   | 186 Mbits/sec  
    WebHorizon      | Singapore (400M)          | busy            | busy           
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 187 Mbits/sec   | 195 Mbits/sec  
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 176 Mbits/sec   | 193 Mbits/sec  
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 190 Mbits/sec   | 199 Mbits/sec  
    Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | busy            | busy           
    
    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
    ---------------------------------
    Test            | Value                         
                    |                               
    Single Core     | 759                           
    Multi Core      | 2591                          
    Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/14552541
    
    Thanked by 1tmepy
  • @zrj766 said:
    US West:

    [email protected]:~# curl -sL yabs.sh | bash
    # ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #
    #              Yet-Another-Bench-Script              #
    #                     v2022-02-18                    #
    # https://github.com/masonr/yet-another-bench-script #
    # ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #
    
    Mon 25 Apr 2022 06:51:57 PM PDT
    
    Basic System Information:
    ---------------------------------
    Processor  : AMD EPYC 7282 16-Core Processor
    CPU cores  : 4 @ 2794.750 MHz
    AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
    VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
    RAM        : 7.8 GiB
    Swap       : 0.0 KiB
    Disk       : 48.9 GiB
    
    fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
    ---------------------------------
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 23.31 MB/s    (5.8k) | 335.63 MB/s   (5.2k)
    Write      | 23.32 MB/s    (5.8k) | 337.39 MB/s   (5.2k)
    Total      | 46.63 MB/s   (11.6k) | 673.02 MB/s  (10.5k)
               |                      |                     
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 3.66 GB/s     (7.1k) | 5.70 GB/s     (5.5k)
    Write      | 3.85 GB/s     (7.5k) | 6.08 GB/s     (5.9k)
    Total      | 7.51 GB/s    (14.6k) | 11.78 GB/s   (11.5k)
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 173 Mbits/sec   | 189 Mbits/sec  
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 180 Mbits/sec   | 187 Mbits/sec  
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 169 Mbits/sec   | 186 Mbits/sec  
    WebHorizon      | Singapore (400M)          | busy            | busy           
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 187 Mbits/sec   | 195 Mbits/sec  
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 176 Mbits/sec   | 193 Mbits/sec  
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 190 Mbits/sec   | 199 Mbits/sec  
    Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | busy            | busy           
    
    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
    ---------------------------------
    Test            | Value                         
                    |                               
    Single Core     | 759                           
    Multi Core      | 2591                          
    Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/14552541
    

    wow looks good

  • tmepytmepy Member

    @Saahib said:
    Clearly contabo is trying to hard to promote here and there.

    @Saahib said:
    Clearly contabo is trying to hard to promote here and there.

    Nah, I am just trying to find out some cheap servers as I need a lot of ram to host something and contabo was cheap (as for cpu usage I do not need like a huge amount)

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker
    edited April 26

    @tmepy

    For a start location is important, some of their DCs have quite nice connectivity while others are quite poor. Their nodes are very good, very decent processors (Epyc), very decent SSDs/NMVes, so theoretically dream machines - but: many say that @contabo_m brutally oversells and point at high, it seems, steal values, but are kind of wrong. I know that because I benchmarked multiple Contabo VPS and had quite direct access to some of the top-people and to some nodes and I saw with my own eyes that their nodes are not crammed full with VPS. But still, the sad fact seems to be that Contabo VPSs at least behave as if overcrowded; the reason seems to be their supposedly poor node and VM monitoring and VM management so there are some abusers on many (most?) of their nodes.

    That said I think that many are approaching the whole thing from a bad angle by reading "Epyc" and "NVMe" and expecting a performance level that's unrealistic for a €5-ish/per month VPS.
    No matter how great a processor is and how fast a NVMe is, with dozens of VMs on a node and some abuse going on, and all that at a very low price, you won't experience a Porsche but rather a say very decent Toyota, maybe if you are lucky a Lexus - but then, you get that for the price of a small VW.

    I myself still have a couple of (normal, paid for) Contabo VPS and I like them a lot. The trick is to not be mislead by "Epyc" and "NVMe" but rather to expect decent - but not high end - performance and to enjoy the very generous amounts of RAM, disk space, traffic (32 TB!) and even multiple vCores for a rather low price.

  • NekkiNekki Member

    @jsg said:
    @tmepy

    For a start location is important, some of their DCs have quite nice connectivity while others are quite poor. Their nodes are very good, very decent processors (Epyc), very decent SSDs/NMVes, so theoretically dream machines - but: many say that @contabo_m brutally oversells and point at high, it seems, steal values, but are kind of wrong. I know that because I benchmarked multiple Contabo VPS and had quite direct access to some of the top-people and to some nodes and I saw with my own eyes that their nodes are not crammed full with VPS. But still, the sad fact seems to be that Contabo VPSs at least behave as if overcrowded; the reason seems to be their supposedly poor node and VM monitoring so there are some abusers on many (most?) of their nodes.

    That said I think that many are approaching the whole thing from a bad angle by reading "Epyc" and "NVMe" and expecting a performance level that's unrealistic for a €5-ish/per month VPS.
    No matter how great a processor is and how fast a NVMe is, with dozens of VMs on a node and some abuse going on, and all that at a very low price, you won't experience a Porsche but rather a say very decent Toyota, maybe if you are lucky a Lexus - but then, you get that for the price of a small VW.

    I myself still have a couple of (normal, paid for) Contabo VPS and I like them a lot. The trick is to not be mislead by "Epyc" and "NVMe" but rather to expect decent - but not high end - performance and to enjoy the very generous amounts of RAM, disk space, traffic (32 TB!) and even multiple vCores for a rather low price.

    OPs got the attention span of a goldfish, ain’t no way he’s reading your walls of text.

    Thanked by 3TimboJones qweiio Lee
  • tmepytmepy Member

    @Nekki said:

    @jsg said:
    @tmepy

    For a start location is important, some of their DCs have quite nice connectivity while others are quite poor. Their nodes are very good, very decent processors (Epyc), very decent SSDs/NMVes, so theoretically dream machines - but: many say that @contabo_m brutally oversells and point at high, it seems, steal values, but are kind of wrong. I know that because I benchmarked multiple Contabo VPS and had quite direct access to some of the top-people and to some nodes and I saw with my own eyes that their nodes are not crammed full with VPS. But still, the sad fact seems to be that Contabo VPSs at least behave as if overcrowded; the reason seems to be their supposedly poor node and VM monitoring so there are some abusers on many (most?) of their nodes.

    That said I think that many are approaching the whole thing from a bad angle by reading "Epyc" and "NVMe" and expecting a performance level that's unrealistic for a €5-ish/per month VPS.
    No matter how great a processor is and how fast a NVMe is, with dozens of VMs on a node and some abuse going on, and all that at a very low price, you won't experience a Porsche but rather a say very decent Toyota, maybe if you are lucky a Lexus - but then, you get that for the price of a small VW.

    I myself still have a couple of (normal, paid for) Contabo VPS and I like them a lot. The trick is to not be mislead by "Epyc" and "NVMe" but rather to expect decent - but not high end - performance and to enjoy the very generous amounts of RAM, disk space, traffic (32 TB!) and even multiple vCores for a rather low price.

    OPs got the attention span of a goldfish, ain’t no way he’s reading your walls of text.

    Ayo, don't worry I am going to read it fully lmao

  • tmepytmepy Member

    @jsg said:
    @tmepy

    For a start location is important, some of their DCs have quite nice connectivity while others are quite poor. Their nodes are very good, very decent processors (Epyc), very decent SSDs/NMVes, so theoretically dream machines - but: many say that @contabo_m brutally oversells and point at high, it seems, steal values, but are kind of wrong. I know that because I benchmarked multiple Contabo VPS and had quite direct access to some of the top-people and to some nodes and I saw with my own eyes that their nodes are not crammed full with VPS. But still, the sad fact seems to be that Contabo VPSs at least behave as if overcrowded; the reason seems to be their supposedly poor node and VM monitoring and VM management so there are some abusers on many (most?) of their nodes.

    That said I think that many are approaching the whole thing from a bad angle by reading "Epyc" and "NVMe" and expecting a performance level that's unrealistic for a €5-ish/per month VPS.
    No matter how great a processor is and how fast a NVMe is, with dozens of VMs on a node and some abuse going on, and all that at a very low price, you won't experience a Porsche but rather a say very decent Toyota, maybe if you are lucky a Lexus - but then, you get that for the price of a small VW.

    I myself still have a couple of (normal, paid for) Contabo VPS and I like them a lot. The trick is to not be mislead by "Epyc" and "NVMe" but rather to expect decent - but not high end - performance and to enjoy the very generous amounts of RAM, disk space, traffic (32 TB!) and even multiple vCores for a rather low price.

    Yes, thanks a lot. I am just looking for a general purpose VM to host small websites and testing stuff I do not want to run on my production dedicated machine. I am talking about the US-West datacenter. I already know that VM's at such low prices are prone to abuse. Hence, this is going to be used as a testing server. Thanks a lot @jsg your comment helped me decide it a lot :smile:

  • tmepytmepy Member

    So, as I can see contabo does not provide the best performance but the price to performance ratio looks pretty good to me. Thanks for all the votes guys :)

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @tmepy said:

    @jsg said:
    @tmepy

    For a start location is important, some of their DCs have quite nice connectivity while others are quite poor. Their nodes are very good, very decent processors (Epyc), very decent SSDs/NMVes, so theoretically dream machines - but: many say that @contabo_m brutally oversells and point at high, it seems, steal values, but are kind of wrong. I know that because I benchmarked multiple Contabo VPS and had quite direct access to some of the top-people and to some nodes and I saw with my own eyes that their nodes are not crammed full with VPS. But still, the sad fact seems to be that Contabo VPSs at least behave as if overcrowded; the reason seems to be their supposedly poor node and VM monitoring and VM management so there are some abusers on many (most?) of their nodes.

    That said I think that many are approaching the whole thing from a bad angle by reading "Epyc" and "NVMe" and expecting a performance level that's unrealistic for a €5-ish/per month VPS.
    No matter how great a processor is and how fast a NVMe is, with dozens of VMs on a node and some abuse going on, and all that at a very low price, you won't experience a Porsche but rather a say very decent Toyota, maybe if you are lucky a Lexus - but then, you get that for the price of a small VW.

    I myself still have a couple of (normal, paid for) Contabo VPS and I like them a lot. The trick is to not be mislead by "Epyc" and "NVMe" but rather to expect decent - but not high end - performance and to enjoy the very generous amounts of RAM, disk space, traffic (32 TB!) and even multiple vCores for a rather low price.

    Yes, thanks a lot. I am just looking for a general purpose VM to host small websites and testing stuff I do not want to run on my production dedicated machine. I am talking about the US-West datacenter. I already know that VM's at such low prices are prone to abuse. Hence, this is going to be used as a testing server. Thanks a lot @jsg your comment helped me decide it a lot :smile:

    You are welcome, and FWIW: My benchmarking showed that their St. Louis DC had by far the best connectivity of their USA locations.

    Thanked by 1tmepy
  • You forgot to add options for "CPU Steal" in the poll

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  • NekkiNekki Member

    @tmepy said:

    @Nekki said:

    @jsg said:
    @tmepy

    For a start location is important, some of their DCs have quite nice connectivity while others are quite poor. Their nodes are very good, very decent processors (Epyc), very decent SSDs/NMVes, so theoretically dream machines - but: many say that @contabo_m brutally oversells and point at high, it seems, steal values, but are kind of wrong. I know that because I benchmarked multiple Contabo VPS and had quite direct access to some of the top-people and to some nodes and I saw with my own eyes that their nodes are not crammed full with VPS. But still, the sad fact seems to be that Contabo VPSs at least behave as if overcrowded; the reason seems to be their supposedly poor node and VM monitoring so there are some abusers on many (most?) of their nodes.

    That said I think that many are approaching the whole thing from a bad angle by reading "Epyc" and "NVMe" and expecting a performance level that's unrealistic for a €5-ish/per month VPS.
    No matter how great a processor is and how fast a NVMe is, with dozens of VMs on a node and some abuse going on, and all that at a very low price, you won't experience a Porsche but rather a say very decent Toyota, maybe if you are lucky a Lexus - but then, you get that for the price of a small VW.

    I myself still have a couple of (normal, paid for) Contabo VPS and I like them a lot. The trick is to not be mislead by "Epyc" and "NVMe" but rather to expect decent - but not high end - performance and to enjoy the very generous amounts of RAM, disk space, traffic (32 TB!) and even multiple vCores for a rather low price.

    OPs got the attention span of a goldfish, ain’t no way he’s reading your walls of text.

    Ayo, don't worry I am going to read it fully lmao

    I really wouldn’t bother, he’s proper boring.

  • I tried their VPS's for a long while and after trying a different provider at some point I noticed how speedy that was for a server with half the specs of the ones I have at Contabo. Turns out Contabo severely limits either the networking or hardware capabilities of their servers to offer such low prices

  • @jsg said:
    @tmepy

    For a start location is important, some of their DCs have quite nice connectivity while others are quite poor. Their nodes are very good, very decent processors (Epyc), very decent SSDs/NMVes, so theoretically dream machines - but: many say that @contabo_m brutally oversells and point at high, it seems, steal values, but are kind of wrong. I know that because I benchmarked multiple Contabo VPS and had quite direct access to some of the top-people and to some nodes and I saw with my own eyes that their nodes are not crammed full with VPS. But still, the sad fact seems to be that Contabo VPSs at least behave as if overcrowded; the reason seems to be their supposedly poor node and VM monitoring and VM management so there are some abusers on many (most?) of their nodes.

    That said I think that many are approaching the whole thing from a bad angle by reading "Epyc" and "NVMe" and expecting a performance level that's unrealistic for a €5-ish/per month VPS.
    No matter how great a processor is and how fast a NVMe is, with dozens of VMs on a node and some abuse going on, and all that at a very low price, you won't experience a Porsche but rather a say very decent Toyota, maybe if you are lucky a Lexus - but then, you get that for the price of a small VW.

    I myself still have a couple of (normal, paid for) Contabo VPS and I like them a lot. The trick is to not be mislead by "Epyc" and "NVMe" but rather to expect decent - but not high end - performance and to enjoy the very generous amounts of RAM, disk space, traffic (32 TB!) and even multiple vCores for a rather low price.

    Hi, i'm interesed in having a VPS with Contabo but i hope they don't have network limits like kimsufi, you mind saying how many Mbits/sec the received speed for example?

  • mirocmiroc Member

    Their vps isnt bad as long as you get the amd nvme one. ☠💅

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @icarus11 said:
    Hi, i'm interesed in having a VPS with Contabo but i hope they don't have network limits like kimsufi, you mind saying how many Mbits/sec the received speed for example?

    I did (and published) extensive benchmarks (quite) some time ago. From the top of my head (my DE VPS) it seems that they limit bandwidth to 200 Mb/s (or maybe I'm on an unlucky node). Note however that I measure real http download speeds and not (like other benchmarks) iperf which seems to usually show much better but IMO unrealistic results.

    Generally speaking I think their network isn't among the particularly fast ones (and quite a bit varying depending on DC location) so if high speed connectivity is your priority Contabo is probably not the best option for you.

    Thanked by 1icarus11
  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @miroc said:
    Their vps isnt bad as long as you get the amd nvme one. ☠💅

    I'm quite happy with my SSD based ones too, although they're obviously considerably slower than the NVMe one. But frankly, unless one really needs high performance the difference is quite irrelevant anyway.

    I also have to disagree somewhat on the AMD vCores as there is a world of difference between Epyc and Ryzen. Performance-wise the Epyc isn't really significantly faster than a E5-26xxv4 but it's more attractive for providers due to vCore node density.

    That said, for the kind of product Contabo sells I think their choice was a good one; they get the vCore density and customers get an AMD Zen (and frankly, only a few really care about facts, most hear 'AMD' and think 'speed!!!' and are happy).

  • @jsg said: From the top of my head (my DE VPS) it seems that they limit bandwidth to 200 Mb/s (or maybe I'm on an unlucky node).

    You get 200 Mbps on the smallest plan, 400 Mbps on the next plan and so on. They offer "unmetered" traffic where you get 100 Mbps after 32 TB. (But even before you hit 32 TB, they will limit you under some circumstances) But I think it's pretty good anyway, you get a lot of traffic for a low price.

    Thanked by 1jsg
  • @Nekki said:
    Say more mean things about me with your pay-by-the-word internet connection xxx

    image

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  • AdvinAdvin Member, Host Rep


    Sometimes it's fine, sometimes it's not. Depends on the node you get placed on. Lots of resources at a low cost, though :)

    Thanked by 1tmepy
  • JasonMJasonM Member

    contabo my personal experience is 1 (poor performance for production sites), 4 (good pricing). But quite good for staging sites, vpn, backups, and hosting no-so-important stuff.

    Thanked by 2TODO suyadi92
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