14Nov/140

CHIP hotline test: top rank for Contabo

Having been awarded by Deloitte last week, Contabo was honored this week once again.

CHIP, a well-known IT magazine in Germany, has tested 250 different customer hotlines in different categories by means of several test calls over a period of three months.

As part of the CHIP “Hotline Test 2015” Contabo actually emerges as the winner in the category “speed” among several tested hosting providers from Germany. No other hosting provider than Contabo was available within so many different times of day and night and was able to offer such a fast reaction time to its customers.

Even beyond the category “speed” our service could convince the neutral testers of CHIP. Among 15 tested hosting providers our service hotline has achieved the 2nd place.

High customer satisfaction is one of the most important corporate goals of Contabo. This award is a proof that we are on the right track to achieve this goal. For us, it represents a further incentive to continue giving everything for our customers.

As always, we remain available by phone directly via landline number - at any time, without any hotline fees, queues and menu selection.

13Oct/140

Leading whisky website hosted by Contabo

Dr. Horst Lüning, owner of the largest german whisk(e)y website, usually only savors the finest single malt whiskys in his video posts on Youtube. Among more than 20 million website visitors who visit the portal and the online store on whisky.de every month, a huge fan base of these informative and entertaining live tastings has evolved.

Now Contabo as a hosting provider was honored by Dr. Lüning to become the subject of one of his online videos, too. In this 5-minute video Dr Lüning reports about his efforts to create a new international whisky portal in the data centers of Contabo.

You can watch this video in German in the following:

6Oct/140

Dos and Don’ts in a data center

Don'ts:
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Dos:
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14Feb/140

I love Free Software Day

I love free softwareToday we don't celebrate Valentine's day - we rather celebrate the "I love Free Software Day" at the Contabo office. On this special day we do not buy overpriced flowers, we rather would like to say thank you to all programmers out there for their hard work providing free software to us day by day. Chose a programmer of your choice and give him/her a hug or a little present such as a drink.

Day by day we use free software without even being aware of it, like webbrowsers or open source applications. So support "I love free software Day" and spread the word.

Further information can be found here: https://fsfe.org/work.en.html

20Dec/131

Our support during Christmas holidays

SupportAs today our social media team is going on its well-deserved Christmas vacation, we would like to share a few important points of interest with you.

Although Christmas is a celebration with family and friends, Contabo always keeps its customers in mind. And for this reason, we are available for you every day, even on holidays, from Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 11 pm for any kind of questions, comments or emergencies you might have. You can reach us by phone +49 89 3564717 70, by email (support@contabo.com) and on our Facebook page.

In addition to that, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our customers for the trust placed on us in 2013 and we are looking forward to another great, successful and harmonious cooperation with every individual.
Please stay tuned because we have already planned numerous innovations and projects for 2014 whicht each of our customers can benefit from - but more on this in the new year.

The entire team of Contabo wishes a Merry Christmas and a good start to a successful new year in 2014.

Pre-Christmas greetings,
your team of Contabo

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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4Oct/130

Wiesn 2013

As every year Contabo took part in the annual Oktoberfest. It is nearly a must for a Munich company to join the biggest fair of the world.
Dressed in traditional clothes we left our office towards the Hofbräu-Festzelt (one of the big tents).

The atmosphere was great. Besides beer (one of the main reasons to join the Oktoberfest) delicious food has been served.

In the following you will find some impressions of our funny evening (our faces has been made unrecognizable):
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30Sep/130

Many Reasons To Choose Us As Your Hosting Provider!

Choose ContaboFor more than 10 years already, we offer hosting solutions for all needs – whether one is a professional Web designer getting his business online, or simply has a small hobby site. Contabo has the right hosting plan for everyone.

Hosting with us has a lot of advantages one can benefit from:

An established company:
Contabo is a fix part on the international hosting market and 10.000 customers from all over the world trust in our services.

Outstanding service:
It is our highest premise to offer outstanding services. This includes excellent support, high-quality products and a top price-performance ratio.

Unique support:
Our best advertisement is the quality of our products and full satisfaction of our customers. We can guarantee this because of our qualified support team. They are specially trained and educated and get coached regularly.
Thanks to our large support team, we can guarantee a smooth data center and server operation, 24/7. Our support team, which is responsible for competent instant service and individual requirements one may have, is available daily from 8am to 11pm via email or by phone The office is occupied on 365 days a year including holidays and weekends. We are dedicated to provide a response time of less than 1 hour, no matter what issue is concerned. This is our point of view regarding optimal service.

Latest server technology:
All our products contain the latest available hardware and equipment. We just use branded and certified hardware, e.g. Intel, Kingston, Western Digital, Samsung and many more.

Modern data center:
We maintain our own private data center that we have planned and designed on our own. It allows us to be extremely flexible and gives us the possibility to meet all the special needs and requirements of our customers.

What distinguishes us from our competitors in detail?
Contabo offers a lot of services free of charge which would cause substantial costs at other providers:
- Customer Control Panel (CCP), that allows our customers to make automated reinstalls free of charge
- RDNS (PTR-Center): we offer the possibility to set reverse DNS entries
- Rescue-System: our rescue system is an independent Linux operating system that runs independently of the server operating system
- We offer an extensive selection of different operating systems. Changing the operating systems (Linux) is completely free of charge
...and many more

Our focus:
We are focused on our customers and customer service. That’s the reason why we reduced the prices of all dedicated and virtual servers (VPS) and doubled the VPS performance at the same time.
You will not find any other hosting provider that can compete with our discount prices in conjunction with the product features and performance.

Our VPS got benchmarked – convince yourself of the good results:
- http://virtdeal.com/contabo-review-germany-kvm-vps-hosting/
- http://vpseer.com/ssd-plans

2Aug/130

No worries, we do not rob a bank…

Yesterday we celebrated our third and last event on the occasion of our company anniversary. The whole team of Contabo came together at the outdoor Go-Kart track in Garching near Munich in order to find the fastest driver of Contabo.

The starting conditions couldn’t have been better: we had 34 degrees outside and there was not even one cloud in the sky; almost too hot for our balaclavas and helmets. But we were tough although we looked like dangerous criminals, as you can see on the following picture. It was taken right at the beginning :-).

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22 people were at the start, but divided into two groups. After a warm-up and a qualifying the race began.
Like Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel many great racing drivers started their careers in karting cars. With a new career in mind, many of us, especially the male participants, found their personal ideal line on the track; much to the chagrin of our management, who was placed at 5th and 10th position.

After 1 hour of driving pleasure we moved on to the awards ceremony and the restaurant next door, where a suckling pig was waiting for us. Once again a big thank you to the great food and organization of the restaurant.

Here are a few impressions of our great day:

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26Jul/130

Happy SysADMINDay 2013