27Sep/170

HostingAdvice has reviewed Contabo

Today, we have got some great news for you: The experts at HostingAdvice have carefully examined us and our services and published a detailed review about us.

Besides our products, namely the webspace plans as well as our VPS and dedicated servers, they also checked and compared our overall features, our prices and the usability. All in all, we are delighted about a rating of 4.6/5 points!

You can read the full article by clicking the following link:

Review of Contabo's services

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5Sep/170

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.

By the way, our website provides more information about our data centers.

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22Jul/160

Webhostlist: First place for Contabo

The web hosting portal Webhostlist continuously examines hosting providers and honors the best in each quarterly period. In the second quarter of 2016, Contabo was awarded first place in the categories "Best Service" and "Best Price-Performance Ratio"!

The selection procedure is based on high requirements. Based on strict criteria the website reviews each provider and also includes the opinion of genuine customers in its decision.

Receiving this award is a huge honor for us. At the same time the award serves as an extra motivation to be listed among the best in the future as well as to improve all processes and services in the future. First-class customer service is one of our key goals, after all.

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As always, we remain available via e-mail and by phone directly via landline number – at any time, without any hotline fees, queues and complex menu selection – on 365 days per year.

10Dec/140

DELOITTE Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2014

Contabo ranked the 94th fastest growing technology company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2014.

Banner-Preistraeger-Fast500A few days ago we announced that Contabo has been ranked the sixth fastest growing technology company in Germany at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award.

Today, we proudly present our 94th rank on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2014, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years. As you already know, Contabo grew 1624 percent during this period.

“Securing a position in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is an impressive feat, especially in the highly competitive and rapidly changing environment of the technology industry,” said David Halstead, Deloitte UK and partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. "We congratulate Contabo on being among the most dynamic and successful technology companies in the region."

We would like to say thank you for being honored again by Deloitte.

Deloitte Certificate

 

30Apr/140

The wait is over: The Contabo game servers are available!

In our start lineup we are presenting all most common played games on game servers like the Counter-Strike universe and several Minecraft server types.

Order now

Our game servers are running on highly optimized hardware with special performance Linux kernels so you will always receive the best and lag-free performance - at very attractive prices - like on every other Contabo product!

For finishing our international game server release we worked hard and supported the open-source game server web interface Easy-WI with several additions from our programmers. This support will of course be continued in the future.

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We are offering all Contabo game servers without any setup fees and with a highly attractive branding option. So get yours today!

All of our game server offer:

Clan Server (Game Switch)
Counter Strike (CS, CSS, CS GO), Call of Duty 4, Team Fortress 2 and many others
10-32 slots
Unlimited traffic
Web interface inclusive
Voice server (Teamspeak 3) available
No setup fee
Starting from 3.99 EUR / month

Public Server (Game Switch)
Counter Strike (CS, CSS, CS GO), Call of Duty 4, Team Fortress 2 and many others
10-32 slots
Unlimited traffic
Web interface inclusive
Voice server (Teamspeak 3) available
No setup fee
Starting from 5.69 EUR / month

Minecraft Server
Minecraft (stable, weekly), Bukkit (stable, beta)
2-200 slots
1-62 GB RAM
Unlimited traffic
Web interface inclusive
Voice server (Teamspeak 3) available
No setup fee
Starting from 2.37 EUR / month

You can find all details on our website.

We would be very happy to welcome you as a new game server customer soon!

20Dec/132

Contabo launches second data center

New Contabo data center
Steady growth needs space for development.
In order to meet the increasing demand for our hosting services as well as the quality requirements of our customers, Contabo will start operation of a second data center in Nuremberg, Germany, in March 2014.

The current data center in Munich with a data floor of around 350 m² will then be extended with a 1.750 m² data floor and 530 m² office and service premises in Nuremberg. Around 2.500 dedicated servers remain in operation in our Munich data center, while the new facility in Nuremberg will be capable to run another 10.000 dedicated servers.

The new location will be acquired in February 2014 already and it will be operated independently by Contabo. This will allow continuous improvements and expansions to guarantee the most stable and energy-efficient data center infrastructure.

Facts about the second Contabo data center in Nuremberg:
- 1750 m² data floor
- Raised floor, load-bearing capacity > 1000 kg / m²
- Inhouse transformer-station / power switching station > 2,4 MVA
- 3 x 600 kVA UPS (n + 1)
- Emergency standby system (diesel powered)
- 3 x 600 kW cooling capacity (n + 1), free cooling
- Internet connection using two different fiber directions into the building
- Carrier-neutral (almost any carrier available)
- Alarm system, observation cameras and security service
- Fire alarm system, smoke and heat extraction systems
- Access only via ID card
- Personnel on site 365 days a year

The first Contabo servers will start operation in the new data center early March 2014.

14Nov/132

Virtual Private Servers now almost for free!

VPS Discount
Once again our technicians have been working hard to improve the price-performance ratio of our popular virtual private servers (VPS). Although thousands of customers worldwide already trust in our services and rent virtual servers from Contabo, we do not rest on our laurels.
There's still this one goal. We simply want to be the best.

The result of our improvements: more performance, even more reliable servers - at a monthly price that is unbeatable on the hosting market.

Contabo Virtual Private Servers (VPS) - now more performance for even less money!
VPS price reduction
VPS M
1 CPU Core, 3.2 GHz
4 GB RAM (guaranteed)
200 GB HDD
100 Mbps switch port
Unlimited Traffic
Only 7.99 EUR / month!
Setup fee starting with 0.00 EUR!

VPS L
2 CPU Cores, 3.2 GHz
8 GB RAM (guaranteed)
400 GB HDD
100 Mbps switch port
Unlimited Traffic
only 13.99 EUR / month!
Setup fee starting with 0.00 EUR!

VPS XL
6 CPU Cores, 3.2 GHz
16 GB RAM (guaranteed)
800 GB HDD
100 Mbps switch port
Unlimited Traffic
Only 24.99 EUR / month!
Setup fee starting with 0.00 EUR!

Highspeed-support, high-end systems, lowest prices: What are you waiting for? Get your new VPS now!

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13Nov/130

Operation Christmas Child – Christmas in a shoebox

Operatione Christmas ChildThousands of children in Europe suffer hardship. Children who never get gifts because their families simply cannot afford gifts. But thanks to the organization called “Operation Christmas Child“ exactly these kids get some gifts simply wrapped in a shoebox.
This year Contabo also participated in the promotion and sponsored several of shoeboxes.

Since 1990, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced charity through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

The idea is quite simple:
Look for an empty shoebox, wrap the lid and the box separately in wrapping paper, decide if your gift is for a boy or girl (the age categories are 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14) and finally fill your box with new gifts like toys, hygiene items, school supplies, clothing and of course sweets. Everything that makes children's hearts beat faster, is allowed.

Yesterday, the shoeboxes sponsored by Contabo and its employees were picked up by a volunteer of the organization. According to the volunteer our boxes go to children in Serbia.

Contabo shoeboxesWishing them already merry Christmas is a little early, in my opinion, but we hope that the delivery will be without any complication in order that all gifts arrive at its new owners. Contabo wishes all recipients a lot fun with their Christmas surprise.
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All those who also would like to sponsor a shoebox can find further details here:
http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/ &
http://www.geschenke-der-hoffnung.org/projekte/weihnachten-im-schuhkarton/

8Jul/130

10 years Contabo in pictures: Part 2

In our last blog post we have already given you an overview about the history of Contabo since its foundation.

Now we would like to move on into 2006. For a better understanding keep again an eye on the chronicle of Contabo:

Contabo through the ages

In March 2006 we opened our first office in the heart of Munich. During a long night session we set up several tables, chairs and computers in our new office which was located in a mixed building with offices and apartments. That’s why it wasn’t really surprising (but for us it somehow was at this moment) when an angry neighbor complained about our noisy furniture assembly and installation.
So we finished our hammering, drilling and screwing at 3 o’clock in the morning and continued on the next day.
Thanks to our apology and a bottle of red wine the domestic peace could be restored again.

According to our former company size our first office was very small and contemplative. Nevertheless, nothing was missing.
Right from the beginning a “Coke”-refrigerator of the brand “Bosch” in 50s retro style had been ordered and has been providing us with refreshments until today. By the way, the purchase price was 700 Euros plus delivery expenses.

 

Impressions from 2006 of our first office:

 

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Unfortunately, we didn’t stay in the office for a long time although we had been blessed with a delicious food infrastructure like Mc Donald’s, Pizza Hut and several Döner restaurants because of its location in the middle of the city center.
We took advantage of the possibility to use a small data center in the middle of Munich operated by the carrier Tiscali with exclusive access to our servers.  Tiscali itself stopped all its business in Germany at this time because they didn’t perform profitably any more. Further details of the Italian telecommunications company which was our partner at that time can be found on Wikipedia.
In 2007 we split all of our servers in two different locations; one was located in Frankfurt and one in Munich. At the same time we moved our office to the former office rooms of Tiscali to operate near our servers. This gave us the possibility, in the event of any server problems, to react instantly at any time.
This relocation was the kick off of our colocation and housing product offers.
From this time, customers had the possibility to colocate their own server hardware in our data center and to benefit from a very fast internet connection, from excellent international routing, redundant air-conditioning and power supply. The number of servers increased rapidly.

 

Impressions from 2007 of the data center in Munich:

 

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The racks of Rittal shown on the pictures above have been taken over from Tiscali by us later on and are still in use in our data center.

 

Impressions of our 2nd office at Tiscali:

 

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We left the building in 2009 when we opened our today’s office and data center in Giesing/ Munich.

If you are interested in more details from our past, stay tuned here on our blog. The story will be continued…

27May/136

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CONTABO – Contabo celebrates its 10th birthday

Contabo setup promotion

Finally… we are celebrating our 10th birthday. Exactly 10 years ago Contabo, formerly known as Giga-Hosting and Giga-International, started with a small service-oriented approach – and now, 10 years later, we operate our own data center in the heart of Munich and are an integral part of the national and international hosting market. By the way: More details about our company history – including previously unreleased facts and shocking pictures – will be published in our Contabo blog within the next weeks.

Prevailing for such a long time in a fast-changing environment (called the Internet) makes us really proud and that’s the reason why we would like to express our special thanks to our customers for the successful and trustful cooperation over the past 10 years.

In order to give this anniversary its due, we would like to thank you with several very special events.

10 years Contabo = 10 days no setup fees!
No Setup Fees
We are waiving the setup fees for the next 10 days.
All of our hosting products are available without any installation fee.

You want to save up to 70 Euros? Then order one of our Dedicated servers (except: Dedicated server X and 6-Core) or virtual servers or any other product within the next 10 days.

So what are you waiting for? The promotion is starting today and is valid for the next 10 days only.

 

Join in and win: Remote-controlled drone, Nexus 7 Pad and much more!
This competition is addressed to all the creative ones among you.

You are a poet or you love to write? Show us what you are made of and send us your English poem about Contabo.
The winners will be awarded with one of ten very attractive prizes.

Details about the competition are coming soon. Be informed as usual on our Facebook Page or here on our blog.

Stay tuned!