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6Apr/2053

Contabo Introduces New Data Center Location in the United States

Howdy!
Today is a big day for us at Contabo: After months of preparations, we are happy to announce the official launch of our third data center, located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA!

USA was by far the most frequently requested location. We’ve heard you and we’ve delivered. From now on, you can enjoy the same made-in-Germany quality we are known for not only in our 2 EU locations, but also in the brand-new location in the United States.

Current Contabo Data Center Locations

Made in Germany, Located in USA
Our new location has been established with the same care and attention to detail as our EU locations. US Location is equipped with two 10 Gbit/s uplinks, redundant power and cooling. We have our own employees on the ground in St. Louis. Even the head of our US team is German! We use the same hardware and software to ensure consistent experience in the new US location. It feels like yet another server room in Munich or Nuremberg, but on the other side of the pond. Interested in testing your ping? Contact our support team.

All Key Services Offered
Starting today you can choose from our best-selling VPS SSD series as well as 10-Core and Dual 10-Core Dedicated Servers in our US Location. Order them directly through our website and indicate desired location during the order process. Right now, our services are priced in EUR only, but we are working on changing that – stay tuned!

Select your favorite location in our order process

Great Prices
We keep the same base price for all our services in both EU and US locations. At the same time, we are introducing a Location Fee for our US location as the operating costs in the US (including electricity, cooling and data center floor) are higher. The Location Fee depends on the service you order:

  • VPS S SSD: +1 EUR / month
  • VPS M SSD: +2 EUR / month
  • VPS L SSD: +3 EUR / month
  • VPS XL SSD: +6 EUR / month
  • Dedicated Server 10-core: +20 EUR / month

For example, the price for VPS S SSD in US Location is 4.99 EUR + 1 EUR Location Fee, which is roughly 6.55 USD per month for 4 cores, 8 GB RAM, and 200 GB SSD disk space.

Unlimited Traffic
Yes, on besides our German standards and unrivaled prices we are also going to keep our current bandwidth policy in our US Location, which makes us one of the few providers to offer unlimited bandwidth.

Server room in our new data center location in St. Louis

Migration Possible
In case you currently operate servers in our EU locations and wish to migrate to our brand-new US location we are happy to assist you. Please contact our customer support to clarify the details.
With the new location you will be able to serve your US customers even better than before. Keep us posted on what else we can do to keep you successful!

25Mar/201

Plesk training at Contabo

Many of you, our valued customers, already use the popular administration panel Plesk Obsidian, since it offers lots of possibilities to manage and administrate your server in an easy way.

In cooperation with our partner Plesk, we also offer you the unique opportunity to try Plesk Obsidian one month for free - the offer is valid for all our VPS and dedicated servers!

The fact that Plesk Obsidian has lots of exciting and helpful features, allowing you to manage your Contabo VPS / server and everything involved with it in a convenient way, leads to lots of inquiries in our customer support department - totally understandable!

For us to be able to assist you in a smooth and at the same time qualified way, we invited Plesk to our offices in Munich and Nuremberg back in January. The experts conducted a one-day-training, followed by a test. In the end, all participants received an official Plesk certificate for completing the course! Now our colleagues are experts in Plesk and have quite a few tips & tricks up their sleeves 🙂

Plesk training in our Munich data center
Plesk training in our Nuremberg data center

Of course, not everyone interested in this training could participate, as we had to ensure our customer support would still be available for you! That's why we are happy to welcome Plesk again in the future - for additional and advanced training sessions. Stay tuned, we will keep you posted!

10Feb/2056

News update from Contabo: 2FA and simplified order process through the Customer Control Panel

Towards the end of last year, we already announced exciting news and developments at Contabo, which will happen throughout this year!

Today we are happy to provide you with the first update in this regard. We listened to your feedback and your wishes and consequently implemented two additional features in your Customer Control Panel (CCP):

  • Two-factor-authentication (2FA) with One-Time-Password (OTP) for the CCP login area, for an additional layer of security. The setup is really easy and can be done in your login are under the option "Your customer data". By doing so, you will increase the security of your server and data.
  • As an existing customer, you can conveniently place additional orders of services through your CCP now. Just click on the desired main product in the left column. In the following order process, you will be recognized as an existing customer and your main e-mail-address will be entered automatically!
2FA is available in the CCP now!

Rest assured: All of this is just the beginning. In the coming months, we will provide many more exciting features and news around Contabo - stay tuned and check our blog regularly so that you won't miss a thing!

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20Dec/190

Merry Christmas!

With Christmas and the turn of the year coming up, we would like to take this opportunity and say THANKS to all of you, our loyal customers and business partners, for your trust in our services over the past twelve months.

Together with you, we are looking forward to the year 2020 and many new developments which will happen in the coming months - we are curious about that and will of course keep you posted!

As usual, our customer support department is available during the Holiday Season, just like on any other day of the year, from 8 am to 11 pm CET (UTC+1). In case you face any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us!

The entire Contabo-Team wishes you and your families Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas 2019 at Contabo

The weather is not winter-like at all in Germany right now, so we decided to send Santa Claus straight to the beach 😉 .

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28Nov/192

Black Friday Deal: No setup fees for any VPS order!

In case you know us already, you are surely aware that we offer an unbeatable price-/performance ratio. Some even say that at Contabo, every day feels like Black Friday!

But this year we take it to the next level and for the first time, we offer you a special Black Friday deal:

No setup fees for any VPS order!

Black Friday 2019 at Contabo

Our offer is unlimited, which means that you can purchase as many VPS as you want!

The promotion starts on Black Friday, November 29th, 8:00 am CET, and lasts until Cyber Monday, December 2nd, 11:59 pm PST (December 3rd, 8:59 am CET)!

In other words: 4 days, best VPS prices, no setup fees! For example, you can get a 100% SSD VPS with 4 Intel® Xeon® cores, 8 GB RAM and 200 GB for just €4.99/month. No strings attached.

Sounds good? Great! Then please go to our website and order as many VPS as you want to - of course with no setup fees!

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13Nov/190

Plesk Obsidian: Try many new features for free!

The new Plesk Obsidian is available for quite a while now. Time for us to introduce it and, as the title of the posting suggests, make you aware of our exclusive promotion with Plesk:

You can try Plesk Obsidian one month for free in combination with every VPS and dedicated server at Contabo! Just select your preferred edition during the order process on contabo.com in the section "Administration panel". Further information is also available on our dedicated Plesk info site.

But what are the new and interesting features of Plesk Obsidian? To be honest, there are quite a lot and it is virtually impossible to list them all in our blog. So we will just concentrate on a few of them, you are of course free to check the Plesk website for more details!

New design!
Thanks to improvements in the user interface and user experience area the management of your projects is easier than ever and the new Plesk Obsidian offers a better customer experience!

PHP Composer v2.0
Less SSH interactions thanks to the new PHP composer: edit composer.json or run install and update commands easily!

Improved File Manager
Mass uploads of files and a new file search make working with Plesk Obsidian much more convenient.

Repair Kit
Issues with Plesk are a thing of the past. The Repair Kit automatically identifies problems and resolves them. It also provides a list of processes running on the server and you can manage / deactivate them if necessary.

Move domains between subscriptions
Organize your projects the way you like to and simply move & assign your domains to different subscriptions.

Personalized HTML notifications
... are available as e-mails now and easier to read than standard text messages. In addition to that, panel notifications are now available as well. Keep track of critical issues and solve them immediately!

Should you have questions about Plesk or about our services in general, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support. We are available to assist on 365 days per year!

17Oct/190

Cent OS 8 available at Contabo now!

Those of you who follow us closely or use our servers for their projects know it already: We always offer you the latest versions of the popular Linux operating systems. This includes the brand new Cent OS 8!

As of now, you can select Cent OS 8 for your new virtual or dedicated server! Existing customers can upgrade to it through our Customer Control Panel.

You can combine Cent OS 8 with Webmin and the Software RAID right now. The administration panel Plesk and cPanel do not support Cent OS 8 yet, but are currently working on its implementation - we ask for your kind patience in this regard.

Contabo always offers you a wide variety of popular operating systems: Cent OS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Windows Server and many more.

In case of any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support. We are available on 365 days per year!

1Oct/194

Data center uplinks: 200 Gbit/s at Contabo now!

Constant readers of our blog and our existing customers now it already: We are continuously working on improvements! This involves not just our regular systems, but also our infrastructure - in this special case our data center connectivity:

Recently, we have increased it by an additional 70 Gbit/s. Now we are connected to the Internet with 200 Gbit/s!

The following uplinks are available right now:

  • CenturyLink: 60 Gbit/s
  • Telia Carrier: 60 Gbit/s
  • Versatel: 20 Gbit/s
  • DE-CIX: 20 Gbit/s
  • AMS-IX: 20 Gbit/s
  • M-NET: 10 Gbit/s
  • Colt: 10 Gbit/s

Our goal is to offer you an even better redundancy, to increase the available bandwidth and to provide a great global routing.

You can count on us: In the future, we will improve our uplinks even further - for you, our valued customers!

You can find additional information about our data centers on our website!

15Jul/190

Debian 10 available now!

Just released last week, available at Contabo as of today: Debian 10, codename Buster. It is available for all our VPS and dedicated server - just select it during the order process. If you are an existing customer and would like to upgrade to Debian 10, you can do so via our customer control panel.

Furthermore, you can combine Debian 10 with Webmin, Lamp, Webmin+LAMP and the Software Raid 1. It is not yet available for Plesk, but it will soon be rolled out by Plesk - we kindly ask for your patience.

Besides Debian 10, we offer you a variety of the latest Linux OS as well as Windows Server 2012 and 2016. Just visit our website and select your desired VPS or Root Server 🙂 !

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1Jul/190

Hello Summer: Try Plesk one month for free with our Dedicated Servers!

While it is still pretty hot outside in Germany (as we let you know in our blog post last week) we joined forces with our partner Plesk and created a special summer promotion for you! As you surely know, you can try Plesk one month for free. However, this promotion was limited to our VPS so far.

During the summer months, we simply expand this promotion to our dedicated servers as well! All you have to do: When ordering your new dedicated server, just select Plesk Admin, Pro or Host and no fee is charged for the respective edition in the first month!

More information is available on our dedicated Plesk page!

The 2019 Contabo & Plesk Summer Promotion!

Available for a limited period of time only!