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OVH OVH Black Friday Deals / From 27th November to 3rd December

Discussion in 'Dedicated server hosting' started by rdan, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

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  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah saw those. Not too great for deals compared to previous OVH Black Friday specials. I still have my OVH Black Friday Intel Core i7 4790K 4C/8T dedicated with 32GB memory and 2x240GB SSD for US$47/month that I use exclusively for Centmin Mod testing and lengthier compilation tasks i.e. testing new Clang/GCC compiler builds etc :)

    Would love to replace it with an AMD Ryzen 3950X eventually if price was right :D
     
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  3. Jimmy

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    I was looking at getting a dedi box and wow the prices have increased from the last time I owned a dedi server.

    My ssdnodes vps is really slowing down.
     
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  4. Jay Chen

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    I have vps with ssdnode, I didn't notice any slowdown. Maybe because I am not actively monitoring.

    What kind of slowdown are you experiencing and how busy is your site?
    I am able to renew the vps for 3 years, now I will wait to hear your feedback before I proceed.
     
  5. Jimmy

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    For the price they're great. You can't beat their prices. I've been hosting with them for awhile, but I wouldn't go with 3 years of anything - that's just me.

    One of my sites is heavily DDoS and scanned all the time. I'm sure if I was at the level of @eva2000 I could probably make the VPS faster, but I'm not. My TTFB is horrible for all the sites. I know there could be a lot of factors at play on my end, but I did have somewhat the same setup on OVH and it was much faster. I'm actually using the ssdnodes in the NYC location, not Dallas.

    I paid for a year of the high performance 24gb ram. But I'm thinking about going back to OVH because my server was fast - of course it was also 6x more expensive. I also believe the OVH network is better w/ the anti-ddos as another layer of filtering.

    I'm supposed to have a Intel Gold CPU but I have Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz which I don't believe is a Gold CPU. Plus the max is 2.90GHz which isn't blazing fast especially for single core processes.

    Network speed is around 400Mbps down and 300Mbps up which is ok.

    Having not so busy sites on ssdnodes would probably be fine. Problem with me is that I don't have a ton of time to tinker with setting and testing everything out to squeak the fastest site out of the cheaper VPS.

    I bet their SSD servers are faster. No one wants the SSD, everyone wants the nvme. So, ssd servers are probably light on clients and load. I had an ssd vps for a year and it was pretty fast.

    In the end, you get what you pay for. I'd probably be better served using argo on cloudflare and keeping the cheaper vps.
     
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  6. Jay Chen

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    Thank you for the detailed reply.
    I am on the SSD vps, I will take your advice to not renewal for 3 years, only on a yearly base.
     
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    Thanks for posting about it, Just purchased 1 STOR-2 with 6x12 TB disks, planning on purchasing few more.
     
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  8. Jimmy

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    Most of the OVH deals are for like $4 off the list price or about 5% off. That's not a real deal IMO.

    Soyoustart deals aren't bad at 30% and 40% but with them you got the setup fee ($24) and 250Mbps slownet.
     
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