28May/150

Webspace: More disk space & new features!

Webspace UpgradeOnly a few weeks have passed since we equipped all Contabo webspace plans with more than 300 different and pre-installed PHP applications for you.
Today, we did it again and improved the main features of our webspace plans, too. Our goal is as simple as ambitious: We want to offer the best webspace within the whole hosting market.

The result? A multiplication of key features such as disk space, for instance.

With immediate effect all our webspace plans include…

  • ... 5 times more disk space
    50 to 500 GB available in all plans!
  • ... doubled number of MySQL databases
    20 MySQL databases included even in the smallest plan!
  • ... doubled number of e-mail addresses, sub domains and FTP users
    Unbelievable but true: 2000 (!) ones included in webspace plan XL

Contabo webspace now offers hundreds of gigabyte of disk space - but what if your website needs only a small fraction of it?
No problem: Use your webspace plan as your private cloud and store your files and folders directly via "drag & drop" from your desktop computer to your Contabo webspace and back.
Thanks to the feature "web-disk" that each Contabo webspace plan contains by default you are allowed to copy and paste any folder or file on your Windows, Linux, Apple, Android (...) device into your webspace plan... as if the webspace was an additional hard drive!
No matter whether you want to make a simple private backup or you prefer to share files with your friends across the internet: Your own online web disk is waiting for you in all of our webspace plans!

Five times more disk space, more than 300 pre-installed PHP applications, your own online hard drive and numerous other brilliant features by default - all Contabo customers, new and existing ones, benefit from these features starting today.
Price increases? Do not exist at Contabo.

Order your Contabo webspace from 2.99 EUR / month and without setup fee now:

Webspace Package M
50 GB Webspace
Unlimited Traffic
PHP support
20 MySQL databases
1 x com-domain included
Web-disk included
1-Click-Installation of 66 great scripts including the categories guest books, mails, calendars, music, DB tools and many more
Only 2.99 EUR per month!
No setup fee!

Webspace Package L
100 GB Webspace
Unlimited Traffic
PHP support
50 MySQL databases
CGI support
1 x com-domain included
Web-disk included
1-Click-Installation of 137 great scripts including the categories guest books, mails, calendars, music, DB tools, image galleries, blogs, micro blogs, RSS, wikis, file management, social networking, polls and surveys and many more
Only 4.99 EUR per month!
No setup fee!

Webspace Package XL
250 GB Webspace
Unlimited Traffic
PHP support
100 MySQL databases
CGI support
2 x com-domain included
Web-disk included
1-Click-Installation of 216 great scripts including the categories guest books, mails, calendars, music, DB tools, image galleries, blogs, micro blogs, RSS, wikis, file management, social networking, polls and surveys, forums, project management, ERP, educational, ad management, customer support and many more
Only 7.99 EUR per month!
No setup fee!

Webspace Package XXL
500 GB Webspace
Unlimited Traffic
PHP support
Unlimited MySQL databases
CGI support
3 x com-domain included
Web-disk included
1-Click-Installation of 319 great scripts including the categories guest books, mails, calendars, music, DB tools, image galleries, blogs, micro blogs, RSS, wikis, file management, social networking, polls and surveys, forums, project management, ERP, educational, ad management, customer support, portals/ CMS, e-commerce, frameworks and many more
Only 9.99 EUR per month!
No setup fee!

23Sep/140

More than 10.000 customers rely on Contabo

10.000 customers trust in Contabo

We have recently cracked the mark of 10.000 customers. It makes us proud that so many customers from all over the world rely on hosting services of Contabo and that the customer response and demand on our products increases day by day.

Thus, our success story continues on and we can create another new milestone after the already successful opening of our second own data center in Nuremberg.

Our recipe for success is simple: Contabo provides quality and safety at low prices and always tries to meet the individual customer requirements more than fair.

We are rapidly approaching the 20.000 mark of customers and would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all our customers who have been with us for many years and continue to trust us.

16Sep/140

DNS feature in the Contabo customer control panel

We are happy to announce that you can manage all DNS settings for domains you have ordered at Contabo in the Contabo customer control panel. This new feature is free of charge for you, of course. You can find the new settings under "DNS Zone Management", where you can create new DNS entries or modify existing ones. The current settings are correct, naturally, so you do not have to change anything - if you would like to do so, however, you now have the means to. Everything is possible from simple A and MX records to SRV and CNAME up to AAAA records!

The Contabo customer control panel is reachable at https://my.contabo.com.

Customer Control Panel

Customer Control Panel

16Apr/140

Ordering additional IP-addresses: Now even more possible!

get additional IPv4 adresses
You probably all might be aware of the scarcity of IPv4 addresses on the Internet. That's why we had to limit the distribution of IPv4 to a maximum of 10 additional address to our customers.

On high demand from our customers, we realized its importance for them, so we have made some more bulk of IPv4 available for them.
As of now our customers can take advantage of this offer and order additonal IPs.

Depending upon the product they have, they can order up to 100 IPs.
If you own a VPS then you can order up to 20 additional IPs.
If you own a dedicated server you can order up to 100 additional IPs. The cost of each additional IP is 2.00 EUR, the main IP of course is free of cost.

A convincing reason for such a high amount of additional IPs has to be provided at the time of order as we want to restrict the usage of these IPs for spamming purpose. A perfect reason could be for example: if you have a Dedicated Server Dual Xeon with us and have to use it for virtualizaton purpose - then it would make sense to get additional 100 IPv4.

3Apr/140

Contabo Dedicated Server – Reduced in price, but even more benefits!

On the occasion of the opening of our second data center we already introduced our new high-end server that will blow the competition away thanks to its dual Xeon processors and a standard 1 Gbit/s high-speed internet uplink.
Nevertheless: We have never been satisfied with just one innovation – furthermore, we would like to continue with our improvements in all areas.
That’s why we decided to offer not only our new server model, on the occasion of our new data center, but also to drastically reduce the prices of our existing servers. Here are the facts:

Contabo reduced the monthly fees by 20% on every dedicated server.
The prices of our dedicated servers have never been better than now.
From now on, all 100 Mbit ports of our dedicated servers are available with real unlimited traffic:
As of now our customers may use the full 100 Mbit/s port of his/her dedicated server at any time – in both directions, up and down. No restrictions on traffic, no traffic limits or throttling any more.

Numerous, completely new server upgrades are available:
Do you need 256 GB REG ECC RAM, a 1000 GB SSD or a hardware firewall? This is not a problem at all because, as of now, every Contabo dedicated server can be equipped individually and, at the same time, still very cheap.

Take a look on our new Contabo Dedicated Servers:
Discount Servers

Dedicated Server Quad
Intel Core 2 Quad 4 x 2.4 GHz
8 GB DDR2-RAM
2 x 400 GB HDD
100 Mbps switch port
Real Unlimited Traffic: no restrictions on traffic
Only 59.99 EUR / month!
Setup fee starting at 0.00 EUR depending on the minimum contract period!

Dedicated Server Core i7
Intel Core i7 920 4 x 2.66 GHz
12 GB DDR3-RAM
2 x 1000 GB HDD
100 Mbps switch port
Real Unlimited Traffic: no restrictions on traffic
Only 69.99 EUR / month!
Setup fee starting at 0.00 EUR depending on the minimum contract period!

Dedicated Server 6-Core
Intel Core i7 980 6 x 3.20 GHz
24 GB DDR3-RAM
80 GB Intel Postville SSD
2000 GB S-ATA HDD
100 Mbps switch port
Real Unlimited Traffic: no restrictions on traffic
Only 79.99 EUR / month!
Setup fee starting at 0.00 EUR depending on the minimum contract period!

Dedicated Server X
Intel Core i7 3930K 6 x 3.20 GHz (Sandy Bridge-E)
64 GB DDR3-RAM
256 GB SSD (Samsung 830)
3000 GB S-ATA HDD
100 Mbps switch port
Real Unlimited Traffic: no restrictions on traffic
Only 99.99 EUR / month!
Setup fee starting at 0.00 EUR depending on the minimum contract period!

Dedicated Server Dual Xeon
2 x Intel Xeon E5 2620V2 processors, each of them with six cores at 2.1 GHz, so 12 x 2.1 Ghz in total
128 GB REG ECC RAM
Any combination of SSDs/HDDs available
1 Gbit/s high-speed internet uplink
Unlimited Traffic
Only 119.99 EUR / month!
Only now: No Setup-Fee

Take a look on our new server upgrades (easily configurable on our website):

+ 1 TB HDD: Only 7.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
+ 2 TB HDD: Only 8.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
+ 3 TB HDD: Only 9.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
+ 4 TB HDD: Only 11.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!

+ 80 GB SSD: Only 11.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
+ 256 GB SSD: Only 12.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
+ 500 GB SSD: Only 17.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
+ 1000 GB SSD: Only 29.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!

- 4 x 1 TB HDD 24/7, RAID 10 oder 5: Only 44.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
- 4 x 2 TB HDD 24/7, RAID 10 oder 5: Only 54.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
- 4 x 3 TB HDD 24/7, RAID 10 oder 5: Only 69.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
- BBU for Write-Cache activation: Only 24.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!

- 1 Gbit/s-Port: Only 19.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
- 500 Mbit/s bandwidth guaranteed (no throttling): Only 149.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
- 1 Gbit/s bandwidth guaranteed (no throttling): Only 299.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!

- KVM over IP: depending on the server model e.g. only 9.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
- Managed Server: Only 49.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
- Backup disk space (optional 100 - 500 - 1000 - 2000 GB): Only 3.99 – 11.99 – 19.99 – 31.99 EUR / month. No setup fee!
- Juniper SRX100 Firewall: Only 19.99 EUR / month. 49.99 EUR setup fee.
- Several graphic cards as an upgrade available!

... and many more!

High-speed support, high-end-systems, discount prices: What are you still waiting for? Order now!

3Apr/140

Our new server model: Dedicated Server Dual Xeon

Dedicated Server Dual XeonLate last year we announced the upcoming opening of our second data center in Nuremberg – now it’s done.

A total area of about 2.300 square meters, the in-house transformer station with a capacity of more than 2.4 megavolt amperes and the multiple redundant fiber connections of our new object are waiting for 10.000 new internet servers. This is the benchmark that we have set on our second data center location.

Now 10.000 free server spaces are waiting to be filled up. In order to achieve this goal as fast as possible, we would like to offer our customers the best server at the best price – but still offering our high-quality customer support and services.
The result?

On the occasion of the opening of our second data center we proudly present our new server model:
Dedicated Server Dual Xeon

Dedicated Server Dual Xeon
Two Intel Xeon E5 2620V2 processors, each of them with six cores at 2.1 GHz, so 12 x 2,1 Ghz in total
128 GB RAM (REG ECC)
Any combination of SSDs/HDDs available
1 Gbit/s high-speed internet uplink
Unlimited Traffic

Minimum contract period: 1 month
Unbelievable, but true: 119.99 EUR / month
Only now: NO SETUP-FEE

Now it’s up to you: Get the new Contabo Dedicated Server Dual Xeon!

18Nov/130

New feature for our customers: DNS entries

domain registrationWhen you order a domain at Contabo, you receive all DNS entries that you require for it free of charge. But what if you need DNS entries for other domains? There now is a solution for this scenario as well:

With the new DNS feature of our customer control panel, our customers can create as many DNS entries as they like. Just like everything else in the Contabo customer control panel, the DNS feature is free of charge. Every customer can find it under the menu item "DNS Zone Management". After you have created a zone for the desired domain, you can add any kind of DNS entry (A, AAAA, MX, CNAME, etc).

You can reach the Contabo customer control panel at my.contabo.com. If you need DNS entries for domains which you have ordered at Contabo, simply contact our support department. For all other domains, you can use the DNS feature in the customer control panel.

New features are added constantly in the customer control panel and while the DNS panel is the newest one, it certainly has not been the last one! To always stay up to date, we recommend our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ContaboCom

5Nov/130

LAMP made easy

Logo_LAMPWe would like to make you aware of a novelty in our ASI. Some of you may have noticed already that we had implemented an additional LINUX option called LAMP some time ago.

This option is available from our website when ordering a VPS or dedicated server, that runs under either LINUX operating system CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu.

By that additional option, you will - with the aforementioned LINUX distributions - be provided with a complete webserver environment. In addition to the LINUX operating system (L) you will receive an installation of Apache 2(A), MySQL (M), and the commonly known script language PHP (P).  PHPMyAdmin tool is equally installed, to simplify the administration.

In order to establish a website it is necessary for the domain to resolve to the IP of the server. At first, please activate the default website.

a2dissite default
a2dissite default-ssl
service apache2 reload

To save the change you will have to reload the configuration finally. Now establish a configuration file for a virtual host in the following library: /etc/apache2/sites-available let's call it:  example.com

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin your.email@example.com
ServerName example.com
ServerAlias www.example.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/example.com/public_html/
ErrorLog /var/www/example.com/logs/error.log
CustomLog /var/www/example.com/logs/access.log combined
</VirtualHost>

Creating the required directories:

mkdir -p /var/www/example.com/public_html
mkdir /var/www/example.com/logs

Sure enough, this new website needs to be activated now by creating a link to the configuration file in library: /etc/apache2/sites-enabled

a2ensite example.com
service apache2 reload

A phpinfo.php file is helpful to check if PHP is working correctly:

cat > /var/www/example.com/public_html/phpinfo.php << EOF
<? phpinfo(); ?>
EOF

If the webserver fails to start or refuses to read the configuration, it is always a good idea to check the logfiles for any errors. They are mostly located in  /var/log/apache2/*.  To be sure, you can check the configuration with the command /usr/sbin/apachectl configtest before restarting the webserver.

We would like to help the enthusiasts among you who can play around with LAMP without any stress of installing it.

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21Oct/130

Ubuntu 13.10 available

Ubuntu logoSince today you are free to install Ubuntu 13.10 on your VPS or Dedicated Server by using our Customer Control Panel. The main focus on this release was set on improvements for mobile devices. For server environments, it offers the Kernel 3.11 and updated packages.

More information can be found here:

DistroWatch - Ubuntu

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9Oct/130

ASI News

Attention Windows Server users: We released a new installation method for Windows Server operating systems today. It is already available for all VPS and Dedicated Server customers with Windows Server. The first thing you will notice is a much shorter installation time. Our Dedicated Server X with 1 Gbit/s port only took five minutes to finish. Further technical improvements facilitate our administrative work.

We still provide all existing advantages of our automated system installation (ASI) as a matter of course. There will not be any user interaction necessary. Your server will be automatically deployed with the assigned IPv4 and IPv6 address. RDP will be accessible right after the installation. Important security updates will be downloaded and installed over night.

We are now perfectly prepared for future Windows versions. Windows Server 2012 R2 should be available very soon on our servers after its official release.

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