Contabo Хостинг

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Review about Contabo at Top10-WebsiteHosting

Great news: The experts at top10-websitehosting have recently published a review about us. They have thoroughly tested our services and we have had the chance to do a Q&A with them.

The authors were especially impressed by our approach to put a special focus on you, our valued customers and to offer you customized solutions regarding the configuration of your server (especially applies to our dedicated servers and colocation offers). Apart from our great price-/performance-ratio, our blog and especially our tutorials section were highlighted in the review. We are really proud about that

Additional DC uplinks: AMS-IX and CenturyLink

Как сообщалось ранее, мы постоянно расширяем наши центры обработки данных, чтобы удовлетворить растущий спрос на решения для хостинга. Для обеспечения того, чтобы вы все еще были полностью подключены к Интернету, несмотря на то, что многие новые серверы мы каждый день строим, мы улучшили подключение к дата-центру с двумя дополнительными восходящими линиями 10 Гбит/с.

Один из новых восходящих линий связывает нас с одним из крупнейших центров обмена через Интернет по всему миру, а именно с AMS-IX в Амстердаме. На этом пункте обмена через Интернет мы получаем доступ к сетям сотен других поставщиков интернет-услуг в мире. Благодаря нашей восходящей линии связи с DE-CIX во Франкфурте и, с этого момента, AMS-IX uplink в Амстердаме, возможен еще более быстрый и прямой обмен данными. В частности, между серверами в центре обработки данных и серверами Contabo, соответственно, пользователи в других сетевых зонах Интернета.

Вторая восходящая линия увеличивает наше соединение с несущей CenturyLink — до сих пор более известной как Level3, — до 40 Гбит/с.

Наши центры обработки данных в настоящее время подключены к Интернету со скоростью 120 Гбит / с, и это еще не конец истории. В будущем мы будем продолжать увеличивать количество восходящих линий и связанных с ними операторов, чтобы мы увеличивали не только количество серверов, размещенных, но и растут на всех уровнях — вместе с вами!

We create more space for your servers!

Over the last couple of weeks and due to the turn of the year, it has been a little bit quiet here in our blog. But this does not mean that we have been idle during that time. Quite the contrary: Thanks to you, our valued customers and the many new customers we convince from our services each day, we are growing at a rapid pace and consequently, we need more space for many new servers.

As a result, our technical team has recently put another room for server racks into operation in our data center in Nuremberg. On the picture below, you can see the false floor. In a first step, the cable trays for the network and power supply connection of the server racks were installed. Following this, we have assembled many new server racks!


NEW feature: The Contabo Website Builder

Благодаря нашему Website Builder вы можете создавать и создавать свой собственный веб-сайт всего за несколько кликов в своем пакете веб-пространства:
  • Это легко, и нет абсолютно никаких необходимых знаний
  • Выберите из более чем 200 шаблонов
  • Отзывчивый дизайн: ваш сайт правильно отображается на мобильных устройствах
  • Всего за несколько минут ваш сайт в сети
  • Добавьте свои собственные рисунки, тексты или другие веб-сайты — где бы вы ни думали, что они лучше всего подходят.
  • Конечно: Доступно для всех планов веб-пространства Contabo бесплатно
С помощью дополнительных инструментов вы можете легко оптимизировать свой новый сайт для поисковых систем, добавлять видео и карты, а также свои учетные записи в социальных сетях. Плюс: если вы используете сайт электронной коммерции, добавление корзины покупок и вариантов оплаты не рекомендуется, но выполняется всего за несколько кликов.

CHIP Hotline-Test 2018: First place for Contabo!

Great news from inside Contabo: The German IT magazine „CHIP“ has thoroughly tested the hotlines of several providers. Among companies from other industries, 14 hosting providers were part of that study, which was conducted in cooperation with the market research experts from the well-known institution “Statista”.

Calling every provider at least 50 times at different points of time, the research team raised different questions and reported several problems. Every call was evaluated based on the following criteria: waiting time, reachability, transparency and especially the general service – on a range of 0 to 100. Our support team fully convinced the researchers, consequently leading to the following result:

Contabo is the overall winner among hosting providers and the only hosting provider in Germany with the top rating “very good”.

CHIP.de reports: “Contabo excels with a record-breaking low waiting time. After an average of 12 seconds, the research team spoke to a member of the customer service. This number can hardly be topped, even across other industries. In addition to that, everything worked smoothly. Hardly any other provider handled their inquiries in such a hassle-free manner, the researchers agreed.”

Overall, we achieved 92.8 out of 100 possible points (second best: 88.9) and CHIP especially praised the short waiting time and the great overall service experience at Contabo.

The complete test report with all details can be found in the CHIP edition 12/2017.

Receiving the award for the first place among 14 big hosting providers is a huge honor for us. In addition to that, we will continue to work hard every day in order to provide each and every one of you, our valued customers, the best possible support in every situation.

You can contact us by phone directly via landline number, without any hotline fees, queues and complex menu selection – on 365 days per year.

Dedicated Server: 10 Gbit/s-port available

From now on and by your request, we offer you an internet connection of 10 Gbit/s (for every server) for our dedicated servers Dual Xeon and 10-Core.

With this upgrade, your server will receive an Internet uplink of 10 Gbit/s (=10.000 Mbit/s) instead of the regular port. We use a high-quality network card from Intel in order to provide you with that bandwidth.

This upgrade is especially suited for customers who generate traffic peaks, which exceed the standard connection of 1 Gbit/s.

You can add the 10 Gibt/s-port for 99.99 € /month plus a one-time setup fee in the same amount. New customers can select the upgrade during the order process of the respective dedicated server on Contabo.com.

Do you already have a dedicated server and would like to add this upgrade? No problem at Contabo! Existing customers can order this upgrade at any time. Please contact our customer support department and specify your wish.


Impressions of the cooling system at our data center in Nuremberg

This year, as we have proudly informed you earlier, we won the German Data Center Award for our data center in Nuremberg. An independent jury awarded us first place in category 6: «Increase in energy efficiency through reconstruction in an existing data center»

Today, we show you some impressions from our cooling systems. Day and night, they ensure that thousands of servers receive reliable air-conditioning in our data center in Nuremberg.

These pictures show you our redundant air-conditioning systems. They are highly efficient and state-of-the-art machines and use external air for cooling — leading to significant savings in energy consumption.

There you can see our double-pumping plant. It transports the cooling water into the data center. Should it ever fail, the second one will take over instantly and ensure that your servers will always receive the best cooling.


Contabo wins German Data Center Award 2017

Contabo wins German Data Center Award 2017!
During a ceremony on the evening of the 25th of April 2017, the winners of the “Deutscher Rechenzentrumspreis 2017” (German Data Center Award 2017) were honored. Prior to the award presentation ceremony, an independent expert panel selected the award winners among 65 data center projects which had been handed in by data center operators from all over Germany. The jury focused especially on the cutting-edge and visionary character of the data center projects as well as the achievable (energy-)efficiency in the data center services.

Contabo has won the first place in category 6 – “Increase in energy efficiency through reconstruction in an existing data center” – with its data center in Nuremberg and consequently received the German Data Center Award 2017.

This award is a huge acknowledgement of the efforts we have carried out in the past years with the ultimate goal to make the operation of the Contabo data centers as energy efficient and stable as possible – and at the same time even more attractive for our customers. In the course of the energetic optimization of the prize-winning data center in Nuremberg we have, for instance, replaced many installations of the electric and air conditioning supply with new and high-efficient machines. By doing so, we have replaced dozens of ventilators and all of our UPS and air conditioning systems. Additionally, we have built a new room for a thermal separation of our UPS batteries. On the basis of extensive planning and project scheduling as well as precautionary activities, all these measures were implemented without any interruption of the operation of our customer servers. For the Contabo customers, for whom we have thousands of servers online in our data center, all these actions were performed noiseless.

As a result, the PUE value (PUE = “Power Usage Effectiveness”) of the data center in Nuremberg could be reduced from 2.0 to almost 1.2 within one year. With full use of the data center capacity, the electricity costs of all data center services will be reduced by more than 1 million Euros every year. This is a huge increase in the efficiency of our services, which Contabo passes on to its customers 1:1 – in the form of an excellent price-performance-ratio of all offered hosting products.

Receiving the German Data Center Award is a big honor for us; in addition, it encourages us to continue our path of permanently searching for and implementing technological improvements for our products and data centers. For the future, our goal is to continue to offer our customers the same as today: Premium products and an excellent customer service combined with an unbeatable price-performance-ratio.

Data center uplinks: Now 100 Gbit/s!
We have enhanced our data center connectivity with two additional high-quality uplinks. The two carriers Level 3 and Telia have been connected with additional 2 x 10 Gbit/s to our backbone.

When it comes to the internet connection of our data centers, we don't accept compromises. Instead, we continue to focus on highest quality and best availability possible for our customers. With Telia Carrier and Level 3 we choose number 1 and number 2 of the world's biggest internet carriers for upgrading our upstreams — there is no other carrier who operates such huge networks worldwide.

Our customers now receive an even better redundancy in case of a malfunction of any data center uplink. Besides, the additional upstreams increase the available bandwidth and provide you, our customers, with an even better global routing and with a better price of traffic.

The Contabo data centers now are connected to the internet with 100 Gbit/s:
  • Telia Carrier: 30 Gbit/s
  • Level 3: 30 Gbit/s
  • DE-CIX: 20 Gbit/s
  • Versatel: 10 Gbit/s
  • M-Net: 10 Gbit/s

Plesk Onyx now one month for free!
In cooperation with our partner Plesk, we are now offering you the popular administration panel Plesk Onyx one month for free. This offer is available for all our VPS — exclusively at Contabo — and applies for new orders.

You are free to choose which one of the three Plesk Onyx editions you would like to try with one of our VPS:
  • Plesk Onyx Web Admin Edition (Price after the free month: 2.99 € / month)
  • Plesk Onyx Web Pro Edition: (Price after the free month: 4.99 € / month)
  • Plesk Onyx Web Host Edition: (Price after the free month: 8.99 € / month)

If you are convinced of Plesk, you do not have to do anything: After the free month, the license renews automatically, if you haven't cancelled the Plesk license with us before; it will then be charged with the regular monthly price, which you can find in the overview above.

Being a Gold-Partner of Plesk we have worked hard to present you with this exceptional offer, valid only on Contabo.com. In addition to that, we are able to offer you an excellent support for Plesk Onyx.

Please note that this offer is valid for a limited period of time only. So what are you waiting for? Simply opt for the edition which suits your requirements and order it in combination with one of our VPS.