Time to test a new hosting company .This time I opted for German Hetzner, and their 4.80€ VPS CX1. Note that this price is VAT inclusive, so it is one of the very cheapest on the market (many providers present VAT 0% prices) for a consumer.
It’s a solid package:
- 1GB RAM
- 1 Core CPU
- 25GB SSD
- 1 snapshot included in the price (paid extra option at OVH and many others)
- DDoS protection and the usual goodies
I was going to benchmark this and move one instance there right away, but the always flexible Germans do not open new accounts during weekends. They validate the massive 4.80€ transaction manually, before issuing the virtual server. And yes, this is 2016. Also their support seems to be available only during extended office hours. For the record servers never break during office hours.
I’ll get back to this topic some time later when they have finally booted my server…Not sure when I have the time to do it, as I would have had some today, but it’s Saturday. It would be nice to read any comments while waiting.