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About us

In the spring of 2003, when we set up our own hosting company which is specialized in webspace packages and dedicated servers, people from all quarters generally dismissed our idea as a hopeless venture. At that time the market was already saturated with hundreds of similar companies in Germany alone. It would apparently be impossible for us to compete with established companies that had already become global giants with thousands of servers and even more customers.

Contrary to the sceptics' and pessimists' forecasts, Contabo - which still was called Giga-International at that time - has itself steadily expanded, step by step, over the last 36 months to a size that now ranks among those large-scale companies once described as "untouchables" – thanks to our customers. Over the first 36 months our products, associated services and in-house one-to-one service generated so much publicity and interest that today thousands of customers world-wide are renting webspace and their own servers at Contabo. When we started up, we had just one single server in the data center. Today, we are already on the threshold of exceeding 5000 servers – and our business is expanding at an ever-increasing rate.

In 2009, we established a new data center with enough room for more than 4000 servers in Munich, which is our traditional place of business. This has been done in order to face the growing demand in colocation and dedicated servers and to reach an even higher quality of service. The same building also contains our office rooms which enables us to deliver excellent support, 365 days a year (also on holidays and weekends).

At the beginning of 2013, we changed our company name. "Giga-International", the name used until then, was replaced by "Contabo" which is not only considerably shorter, but at the same time even more catchy. The new company name Contabo GmbH is nothing but a continuance of our previous company name. The company as a legal entity remained likewise unchanged as the partners and owners, the staff and - above all - the top quality service level to the benefit of our customers. Since that time we are available for our German customers under Contabo.de and for our international clients by using Contabo.com.

Over the years we have set up numerous new servers for our customers day by day. Thus, the capacity of our data center in Munich was exhausted again by the end of 2013. So, in order to meet the increasing demand for our hosting services, we have launched our second data center in Nuremberg in March 2014. Since then, this new data center offers enough space for another 10.000 servers on 1.750 m² data floor and 530 m² office and service premises. Of course, also this new data center is exclusively operated by us and we are optimising the infrastructure continuously in order to ensure a stable and energy efficient operation. As a matter of fact both data centers are manned by our IT professionals 365 days a year, also on holidays and weekends.

How did we manage this?
When we started planning our company we agreed on three basic principles which focused on our customers and that have been applied consistently and uncompromisingly to this very day:

Discount prices
Our goal is providing an attractive webspace package and cutting-edge servers at an attractive price and creative approach. We drew parallels with well-known discount chains which prove on a day-to-day basis that a high-quality product could be delivered on market at a reasonable price when logistics and manpower are optimized. We have adapted the same business model on our whole product range and services at Contabo. The very best service at the very best price – and we will strive continuously to improve on both.

Instant service
Here, too, we took our inspiration from daily live to see that there are major differences in doing business on the Internet. The idea of buying clothes without seeking advice from the shop assistant has become inconceivable for most people nowadays.
So, why shouldn't this also apply when you make purchases on the Internet?
We have provided several avenues of communication for our customers and visitors to contact us as quickly and efficiently as possible – without them having to pay a single cent for expensive hotlines or premium memberships.

The customer is king
Unfortunately, this principle is practiced less than preached nowadays. It's a great shame, because after all we and other companies exist solely because of you, our customers. It is the customer's right after all, to receive good service and friendly support – insist on it! The customer is always king with us - you alone are the center of attention.

Take a quick overview of our two data centers or look at our server equipments on site.

We hope you’ve been able to gain a little insight into Contabo and our history. Our service team is at your disposal at any time to answer any questions you may have.

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  1. Hey,
    Iam interested in renting a server from you. Kindly give me a copy of your terms and conditions to go through. My It team will advice me on options to choose from.


  2. Hello,
    thank you for your interest in our company. Please find our terms and conditions here: http://contabo.com/agb.html
    If you have further questions please contact our support: support@contabo.com.
    Best regards!

  3. HI,
    We have requirement to hire Server urgently required at Nurenburg for the following configuration
    server with 2 Procs/64RAM/1,5TB HDD?

    what’s the monthly rate, how quickly we can get delivery at our office?
    My contact is balagopalan.iyengar@symphonyteleca.com


  4. Dear Balagopal,
    In order to be able to reply to your inquiry as soon as possible please send your request to our support (support@contabo.com). They are pleased to provide you all the needed information.
    Thank you very much.

  5. Seems all very old information. Are you still in operation?

  6. Hello Wilhelmus,
    Sure we are! Have you visited our website lately? Just take a look around contabo.com – for any inquiries, our customer support is available to assist you via e-mail or telephone (standard landline): https://contabo.com/?show=support ! We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

    Have a nice day,

  7. If i rent vps, is it possible to move later to my customers if they want take server them self. They ask me to rent and build server and when everything is ready to go they want to take it to company’s name.. so they can reduce all cost in taxes

  8. Hello Xenda,
    Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, this is not possible, we are sorry to say. We recommend that your clients order the VPS themselves and you assist them with the administration. Alternatively, you can place the order and will remain the official owner of the VPS for the duration of our business cooperation.

    Kind regards,

  9. Hello,

    Do you offer incentives for referrals?


  10. Hello Sean,
    Yes, we do offer an affiliate program on the network Commission Junction. Please click here for further information: https://contabo.com/?show=affiliate_program

    For further inquiries, please get in touch with our support team at support@contabo.com

    Thank you!
    Kind regards,

  11. Hello,

    I send a question by email to your support team, but I don’t receive any answer. the question was about some upgrading which is very important for our decision to buy your products or not.

    So please inform me that your business still working or not!


  12. Contabo Is Best Hosting Provider

  13. Thanks, Rahul 🙂

    We wish you continued success!

    Best regards,

  14. Hello,
    Sorry for the late reply here in our blog. As we can see, our support team replied to your inquiry on April 18th.
    We would love to welcome you at Contabo and wish you continued success with your projects!

    Best regards

  15. hello, id like to know kid you are going to be setting up the server i.e installing the necessary softwares that would enable me upload my contents if I purchase a plan with you.

  16. Hello Harry,
    Thanks for your inquiry and please accept our apologies for the late reply. In general we only offer the server hardware and our customers are responsible for all software installations. In case you need our assistance, we can offer technical support though. Please get in touch with our customer support team via e-mail at support@contabo.com – we are available on 365 days/year via e-mail!

    Thanks and we would love to welcome you at Contabo.

    Best regards,

  17. Bom dia,seu servidor aceita MT4 forex?

  18. Hello,
    We can only provide assistance in English and German right now. Would you mind sending your inquiry in one of those two languages to support@contabo.com? Then we will gladly provide further assistance.

    Thanks and best regards,

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