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Live chat session on March 4th7#

On Tuesday February 18, 2014. 18:33, by mat2b, in:
On March 4th, from 3 PM to 4 PM, our product manager will answer your question about SoYouStart servers. To join us, please head to at the specified time. If you are not available to be part of the live chat session, feel free to ask your questions here. A full report of the live chat session will be available the next day on


Mat @ OVH

Setup fees/Upfront payments15#

On Tuesday February 11, 2014. 21:58, by tarik, in:
Dedicated Servers(15)

Setup fees are $69 on the SYS servers and $129 on most of the ENTERPRISE, HOSTING and INFRASTRUCTURE's servers (except HG and BIG HG servers). These are one-time fees.

For those of you that only need your server for 2-3 months, this is not a good solution. So we will spread these setup fees over 6 months, with no commitment.

- SYS: $69 set up fee or +$14/month for 6 months - OVH: $129 set up fee or +$28/month for 6 months

No comitment? Yes, that's right.
So for example, if you only want a SYS server for 3 months, then don't pay the setup fee. Just take your SYS server and pay $14/month for these 3 months. If on the other hand, you want the server for 1-2 years, you have the choice of either paying $14/month for 6 months, followed by the standard price, or you can simply pay $69 in one shot, and then the standard price. Basically, it's up to you.

Reminder/ upfront payment
An upfront payment of 12 months cancels out the setup fees, which equates to approximately 10% discount.

Reminder/ Renewal on servers over 12 months old - for a 6 month renewal, you will only be charged for 5 months, which equates to 15% discount - for a 12 month renewal, you will only be charged for 9 months, equating to 30% discount


SoYouStart toll-free number0#

On Monday February 3, 2014. 15:42, by mat2b, in:

A toll-free number is now available for SoYouStart support.

1-844-SOU-STAR (768-7827)

Website will be updated soon.


Mat @ OVH

Backup as a Service now available in BHS3#

On Wednesday January 29, 2014. 19:59, by js, in:
Dedicated Cloud(3)
We are happy to officialy launch today our backup as a service offer for customer using the dedicated cloud in our Canadian datacenter, BHS.

Making backups in a VMWARE environement has never been that easy : Complete protection of your data in a couple of click.

More details and pricing here :

FreeBSD 10.0 available0#

On Friday January 24, 2014. 19:44, by tarik, in:
Dedicated Servers(0)

The release of the latest version of FreeBSD was announced recently: FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE

It is now also available on reinstallation via the various manager interfaces and API v6.

What's new :

- Unbound replaces BIND as a caching nameserver - Clang replaces GCC on Intel architectures - Bmake replaces make
- Pkg replaces the old pkg_* tools and makes life easier for admins - Virtualisation; better support for Xen, VWware, HyperV and Virtio - New integrated hypervisor: Bhyve (comparable to KVM on Linux)

and many more.

For the full list of additions, we recommend that you check out the official release notes:

During the beta phase, please don't hesitate to leave us your comments here.



2014: not simply a new server line, but an improved OVH1#

On Thursday January 16, 2014. 01:38, by jay, in:
Here we are!

We took several months to revisit our business model to make sure we can fulfill our mission: delivering infrastructures for your projects.

You'll see many changes in our new 2014 dedicated servers offers, starting with a separation between the entry-level servers, with little option (the SoYouStart brand we’re introducing) and high-end, fully loaded servers on targeting horsepower and mission critical environments.

OVH.COM's servers will be “all inclusive” when it comes to options and will target 3 types of uses: Enterprise, Hosting and Infrastructure.

These servers are customizable in term of hardware and features. They include what we were previously offered as 'extended functionalities', with a price range starting at $109/month.

Why 3 lines for 3 uses?

This is not a strict segmentation but a vision as follow: (in other words, Enterprise servers can be used for hosting if they better fit your needs)

- Web, Email, Intranet, Extranet
- Collaborative Tools
- More generally, large all purpose servers

- Hosting platform
- Virtualization
- Servers pooling

- Specialized Servers (databases, storage, front ...) - Private multi-datacenter network (virtual rack / vRack) - Customizable Servers

Technically speaking, and to (over-)simplify: ENTERPRISE = 2 times more RAM
HOSTING = free fail-over IPs
INFRASTRUCTURE = private network included

IPs ...for ENTERPRISE Servers

The IP exhaustion within ARIN leads us to charge IPs monthly for 2014 servers. On the public network, you can point up to 16 Fail-over IPs (individual or in small blocks of 4, 8 or 16 IPs) and up to 256 IP blocks (32, 64, 128, 256 ). Cost will vary from $1.50 to $3 per month and per IP depending of the block size.

...for HOSTING servers

16 Fail-over IP are included for free and, depending on the server, up to 128 IP block will also be included free of charge. If you need more IPs, they will be charged in blocks of at least 32 for $1.50 per IP and per month.

...for servers INFRASTRUCTURE

as for the Enterprise servers for the public network. For the private network (vRack), the number of blocks and fail-over IPs is not limited. The price is $1.50 per month and per IP.


Disks and RAID are now customizable. By default, servers will come with SATA3 drives (or SAS) RAID SOFT, but you can optionally get: - Soft RAID SSD
- Hardware RAID (SATA / SAS or SSD) with the LSI MegaRAID 9271 CacheVault - Soft Hybrid RAID (SATA / SAS SSD +) - RAID Hard Hybrid (SATA / SAS + SSD) with the LSI MegaRAID 9271 CacheVault + + Fastpath CacheCade (depending on the server's configuration)

As for INFRASTRUCTURE HG and HG BIG servers, you can choose your CPU, RAM and all kinds of disks combinations. Design it and we'll built / rack / online it for you in no time.

You'll see performance improvements in the 2014 new lines of server, and a price tag drop of about 30% while including by default more features. In return, we have introduced a setup fee that we are happy to waive if you contract for one year. After 1 year, upon renewal of your server, you'll get one free month for a renewal of six months and three months free for a 12 months renewal.

Some examples:

EG-32 servers that includes vRack and KVM / IP starts at $109/month SP-64 servers with 4 cores / 8 threads and 64 GB of RAM starts at $109 / month HOSTING servers are based on an AMD Opteron CPU offering 6, 8 or 16 cores. Xeon E5-16xx and 26xx processors E5-version 2 are 30% more efficient than the previous generation.

But sometimes, you might be on a restricted budget to create a Proof Of Concept or bootstrap a startup. In this case, check out our SoYouStart servers on which emphasis was placed on the quality / price ratio : we'll let you do the sysadmin when it comes to software support and we'll do the hardware support.


A line of OVH servers in BHS for students to play wit.. I mean, to learn. Over-clocked SoYouStart servers for online gamers (i7-47xxK-ish) A range of backup servers full of 4TB and 6TB disk (!) plus SSD for caching. Servers specially designed for the BIG-DATA.

It's just the beginning of 2014…
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