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Who is the cheapest dedicated server provider?

I'm looking for a cheap dedicated server.
Who is the cheapest dedicated server provider right now?

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  • ArkasArkas Member, Moderator

    kimsufi.com

  • datanomidatanomi Member

    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

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  • thecreator_thecreator_ Member
    edited June 13

    @Arkas said:
    kimsufi.com

    @datanomi said:
    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

    So is hetzner any good?

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  • ArkasArkas Member, Moderator

    @thecreator_ said: So is hetzner any good?

    Cheapest and Good don't necessarily equate. But, yes, Hetzner is good.

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  • NeoonNeoon Member, Community Contributor

    @datanomi said:
    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

    Solid for the Price.

  • @thecreator_ said:
    I'm looking for a cheap dedicated server.
    Who is the cheapest dedicated server provider right now?

    what server location and configuration are you looking for?

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  • DPDP Member, Moderator, The Domain Guy

    It depends, but usually Kimsufi, Hetzner and WSI/Nocix.

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  • letloverletlover Member

    @datanomi said:
    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

    Are they available? It seems alway out of stock. I tried to order many times, not successful at all. KS's $15 and higher ones are much more ready but not that interesting to me.

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  • ralfralf Member

    They were in stock on Friday afternoon for a couple of hours.

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  • kasodkkasodk Member

    @letlover said:

    @datanomi said:
    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

    Are they available? It seems alway out of stock. I tried to order many times, not successful at all. KS's $15 and higher ones are much more ready but not that interesting to me.

    They are back in stock. :smile:

    https://eco.ovhcloud.com/en-ie/#filterType=range_element&filterValue=kimsufi

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  • letloverletlover Member

    @kasodk said:

    @letlover said:

    @datanomi said:
    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

    Are they available? It seems alway out of stock. I tried to order many times, not successful at all. KS's $15 and higher ones are much more ready but not that interesting to me.

    They are back in stock. :smile:

    https://eco.ovhcloud.com/en-ie/#filterType=range_element&filterValue=kimsufi

    Thanks everyone. Just ordered one. Best regards

  • thecreator_thecreator_ Member
    edited June 13

    @mhosting_in said:

    @thecreator_ said:
    I'm looking for a cheap dedicated server.
    Who is the cheapest dedicated server provider right now?

    what server location and configuration are you looking for?

    It doesn't matter, but I prefer Europe.

  • @kasodk said:

    @letlover said:

    @datanomi said:
    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

    Are they available? It seems alway out of stock. I tried to order many times, not successful at all. KS's $15 and higher ones are much more ready but not that interesting to me.

    They are back in stock. :smile:

    https://eco.ovhcloud.com/en-ie/#filterType=range_element&filterValue=kimsufi

    Directadmin unlimited site license offered in setup?

  • LikloveLiklove Member

    @kasodk said:

    @letlover said:

    @datanomi said:
    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

    Are they available? It seems alway out of stock. I tried to order many times, not successful at all. KS's $15 and higher ones are much more ready but not that interesting to me.

    They are back in stock. :smile:

    https://eco.ovhcloud.com/en-ie/#filterType=range_element&filterValue=kimsufi

    No, just the 15 usd one is in the stock. But other lower ones not.

    On https://www.kimsufi.com/us/en/servers.xml list $5.99 server is ready to buy but when i click and redirect to ovh site it shows nothing.

  • letloverletlover Member

    @Liklove said:

    @kasodk said:

    @letlover said:

    @datanomi said:
    OVH has KS-1 for €4.99, that is the cheapest but also the worst.

    Are they available? It seems alway out of stock. I tried to order many times, not successful at all. KS's $15 and higher ones are much more ready but not that interesting to me.

    They are back in stock. :smile:

    https://eco.ovhcloud.com/en-ie/#filterType=range_element&filterValue=kimsufi

    No, just the 15 usd one is in the stock. But other lower ones not.

    On https://www.kimsufi.com/us/en/servers.xml list $5.99 server is ready to buy but when i click and redirect to ovh site it shows nothing.

    Probably you are late. I just ordered one $5.99 a hour ago. It is in processing now.

  • @letlover said:
    Probably you are late. I just ordered one $5.99 a hour ago. It is in processing now.

    KS-1 can't even run spamassassin for a mailserver but a $7 vps from contabo can. Don't know what you're planning to do with it but not every dedicated server is a winner.

  • ralfralf Member

    Mine has been "being delivered" for about 2 hours!

    @mosquitoguy said:
    KS-1 can't even run spamassassin for a mailserver but a $7 vps from contabo can. Don't know what you're planning to do with it but not every dedicated server is a winner.

    Is that just because of AES passthrough? I've never tried spamassassin on my old one, but I don't see it'd be a problem, maybe just a bit slow.

    As I've said in other places, I've had my original KS-1 for just shy of 9 years. I'm only upgrading now because for a slightly higher price I can get double the RAM and double the disk (or quadruple if I'm lucky, still waiting to find out) and then cancel the original.

    But I actually used it as my "main" server all that time. It was hosting all of my private git repositories, building my projects on every commit (include FPGA synthesis), hosting my (admittedly low traffic) web site, my IRC bouncer, downloading youtube videos temporarily until I can scp them home and a screen session that I used to connect to everything else. I'm usually using it interactively about 2 hours a day at least. It's been solid as a rock, and while 100Mbps isn't great, it's more than my home internet connection, so it's adequate. It's also 2c/4t, so even though each core is weedy, it often stays responsive when you're doing background stuff.

    But this new one is going to just be for backups, as I've already mostly migrated everything else to my KS-LE-1, and I'm creating a kvm per feature on that, and finding that machine is much nicer to use without clutter!

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  • rm_rm_ Member

    @ralf said: I actually used it as my "main" server all that time. It was hosting all of my private git repositories, building my projects on every commit (include FPGA synthesis), hosting my (admittedly low traffic) web site, my IRC bouncer, downloading youtube videos temporarily until I can scp them home and a screen session that I used to connect to everything else. I'm usually using it interactively about 2 hours a day at least. It's been solid as a rock, and while 100Mbps isn't great, it's more than my home internet connection, so it's adequate. It's also 2c/4t, so even though each core is weedy, it often stays responsive when you're doing background stuff.

    Yeah, and in the other thread people are all "what can you even do with a KS-1" :)

  • letloverletlover Member

    @mosquitoguy said:

    @letlover said:
    Probably you are late. I just ordered one $5.99 a hour ago. It is in processing now.

    KS-1 can't even run spamassassin for a mailserver but a $7 vps from contabo can. Don't know what you're planning to do with it but not every dedicated server is a winner.

    large hdd with raid 0 is good for a seedbox. Or for some development environment doe not require high performance but requires large space for storage of all kinds of things. very useful actually.

  • @ralf said:
    But I actually used it as my "main" server all that time. It was hosting all of my private git repositories, building my projects on every commit (include FPGA synthesis), hosting my (admittedly low traffic) web site, my IRC bouncer, downloading youtube videos temporarily until I can scp them home and a screen session that I used to connect to everything else. I'm usually using it interactively about 2 hours a day at least. It's been solid as a rock, and while 100Mbps isn't great, it's more than my home internet connection, so it's adequate. It's also 2c/4t, so even though each core is weedy, it often stays responsive when you're doing background stuff.

    The argument here is not that you can't use it as a main server. You can. My argument is that just about any vps can outperform it fairly easily.

    Spamassassin technically runs on it, but it takes some 20 seconds for it to analyze each mail, which makes it practically unusable. Just moving emails via roundcube causes a timeout because it takes too long. I thought I would move my email server from contabo vps to KS-1 but nope.

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  • letloverletlover Member

    for low traffic sites, i probably will try the liteserver's $5 500gb 1gb ram 1 cpu storage vps. 1 cpu 1 gb ram is good enough for low traffic php based website, 500 gb hdd raid 10 means that you can relatively safely upload a lot of pdf books, images, and some video and audio clips. ks-1 raid 0 is not safe unless some realtime backup is implemented.

  • letloverletlover Member

    @mosquitoguy said:

    @ralf said:
    But I actually used it as my "main" server all that time. It was hosting all of my private git repositories, building my projects on every commit (include FPGA synthesis), hosting my (admittedly low traffic) web site, my IRC bouncer, downloading youtube videos temporarily until I can scp them home and a screen session that I used to connect to everything else. I'm usually using it interactively about 2 hours a day at least. It's been solid as a rock, and while 100Mbps isn't great, it's more than my home internet connection, so it's adequate. It's also 2c/4t, so even though each core is weedy, it often stays responsive when you're doing background stuff.

    The argument here is not that you can't use it as a main server. You can. My argument is that just about any vps can outperform it fairly easily.

    Spamassassin technically runs on it, but it takes some 20 seconds for it to analyze each mail, which makes it practically unusable. Just moving emails via roundcube causes a timeout because it takes too long. I thought I would move my email server from contabo vps to KS-1 but nope.

    What is your experience about Contabo? Is it really that bad? At first I looked at its cheapest storage VPS. Seems OK to me. But I don't have handson experience on Contabo and the review is really bad.

    If I host low traffic php site, high percentage of cpu stealing is acceptable to a certain degree. Its 300 gb hdd is pretty good, seems it is RAID 10. And I assume that the hdd quota will not be stolen by my neighbors. LOL. How about RAM stealing? Is it happening?
    Thanks in advance.

  • afnafn Member
    edited June 13

    If you want toys/non-serious servers

    • Kimsufi (ovh)
    • legacy online.net servers via oneprovider's website

    If you want real servers:

    • Hetzner

    If you want big and quality servers or 10gbps

    • Leaseweb resellers (andy10gbit and walkerservers)

    No one beats these prices in Europe value/money. Can't talk for US. I see some crazy 20$ bucks dedis in US from time to time here on LET.

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  • letloverletlover Member

    @afn said:
    If you want toys/non-serious servers

    • Kimsufi (ovh)
    • legacy online.net servers via oneprovider's website

    If you want real servers:

    • Hetzner

    If you want big and quality servers or 10gbps

    • Leaseweb resellers (andy10gbit and walkerservers)

    No one beats these prices in Europe value/money. Can't talk for US. I see some crazy 20$ bucks dedis in US from time to time here on LET.

    How about order from leaseweb directly? What is the advantage of ordering through its reseller? Thanks.

  • afnafn Member

    @letlover said: How about order from leaseweb directly? What is the advantage of ordering through its reseller? Thanks.

    Go to their official website, pick a server, now go back to walker's website, and you will see for yourself.

  • letloverletlover Member

    @afn said:

    @letlover said: How about order from leaseweb directly? What is the advantage of ordering through its reseller? Thanks.

    Go to their official website, pick a server, now go back to walker's website, and you will see for yourself.

    I got your point. Leaseweb's lowend dedis have problem with disk configuration. I remember now that is why I don't like it and prefer Hetzner. Walker's cheap dedis are really useable.

  • letloverletlover Member

    By the way, for 4 same size disks, other than raid 10, can I mirror all? For example 4x2tb, I just want 2tb, mirrored on 4 disks to be safe. Is this Raid 100? or something else. It will be useful for old servers.

  • afnafn Member

    @letlover said: I got your point. Leaseweb's lowend dedis have problem with disk configuration. I remember now that is why I don't like it and prefer Hetzner. Walker's cheap dedis are really useable.

    Not sure, what you mean by "disk config", but if you mean official website offers less storage for higher prices than yes, that's what I meant.

    Also, they offer less traffic. Resellers offer more. Because they buy huge quantity so they get volume discounts from LW.

    @letlover said: I just want 2tb, mirrored on 4 disks to be safe. Is this Raid 100? or something else. It will be useful for old servers.

    IMHO, no need to the extra mile and do 4 clones, at least not in 1 array. Just raid 1 should be enough. Remember, raid is not back up, it is still on the same, same provider, same DC. If you want this much safety for your data, do a backup outside, like hetzner storage box or something or some cheap box from pulsedmedia

  • letloverletlover Member

    @afn said:

    @letlover said: I got your point. Leaseweb's lowend dedis have problem with disk configuration. I remember now that is why I don't like it and prefer Hetzner. Walker's cheap dedis are really useable.

    Not sure, what you mean by "disk config", but if you mean official website offers less storage for higher prices than yes, that's what I meant.

    Also, they offer less traffic. Resellers offer more. Because they buy huge quantity so they get volume discounts from LW.

    Thanks. These two really improves LW's dedis. Resellers are doing good jobs here.

    @letlover said: I just want 2tb, mirrored on 4 disks to be safe. Is this Raid 100? or something else. It will be useful for old servers.

    IMHO, no need to the extra mile and do 4 clones, at least not in 1 array. Just raid 1 should be enough. Remember, raid is not back up, it is still on the same, same provider, same DC. If you want this much safety for your data, do a backup outside, like hetzner storage box or something or some cheap box from pulsedmedia

    Probably external backup is a good idea.

  • @letlover said:
    What is your experience about Contabo? Is it really that bad? At first I looked at its cheapest storage VPS. Seems OK to me. But I don't have handson experience on Contabo and the review is really bad.

    My experience is that you're much more likely to get an overloaded server choosing a small vps on contabo. I've had several XL vps on east coast and cpu stealing has never been over 5%. On my small vps, the cpu steal varies from 5-20%. People who tend to abuse vps want to get the biggest bang for the buck, so they go for the cheapest.

    I don't even know what "ram stealing" means. Which hypervisor allows you to overcommit memory? I don't think this applies to virtualized environments. If you're talking about LXC containers or shared hosting, then yes, but I'd never use LXC containers because of the lack of isolation.

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