8Apr/160

Limited offer: 4 x 4 TB disk space via RAID 10 at only 59.99 EUR / month

We have reduced the price for one of our most popular server upgrades, the 4 x 4 TB HDD RAID 10 bundle! Instead of 79.99 Euro per month, it is now available at a stunning 59.99 Euro per month!

Important for you to know: It pays to be quick as this special price is available for only a short time, as long as stocks last!

If you require a huge amount of disk space for your server at Contabo, combined with an outstanding performance and an extremely high reliability, our RAID bundle with four 4 TB HDDs is the best solution for you. This upgrade features four extremely reliable HDDs by HGST. These disks are constructed explicitly for 24/7 usage and have a capacity of 4000 GB per HDD. The HDDs are connected via an Adaptec or LSI RAID controller as a hardware RAID 10. This means that even in the highly unlikely case of a disk failure, your data will be safe. At the same time, you profit from clearly better I/O.

As you know such a combination of powerful state-of-the-art hardware is generally not cheap. That is why this upgrade did cost 79.99 EUR per month, up to now. Only for a short time, we can offer it at just 59.99 EUR per month - Take advantage of this one-time opportunity and grant your dedicated server at Contabo the 4 TB RAID bundle!

The 4 TB RAID bundle is available for every dedicated server. The bundle can be ordered as an upgrade for existing or new servers.

Interested? Then please take a closer look at our dedicated servers!

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5Feb/160

Upgrade Satellite feed: Setting it up on your Windows Dedicated Server

We recently introduced the Satellite feed upgrade which allows you to receive transponder signals on your Dedicated Server via the so called SAT>IP protocol. In this tutorial, we want to show you how to configure the Satellite feed on your Dedicated Server.

After you have received the e-mail containing the IP addresses you are ready to start the setup on your machine.

Important: All IP addresses used in this tutorial are examples! Please use for the configuration of your server only the data provided in the e-mail.

First of all you need to set up your network configuration.

1. Connect to your server by using RDP

2. Navigate to your network adapters and right click on the corresponding interface, select "properties"

Important: The upgrade comes with an additional network interface, do not change your already existing NIC or your server will not be accessible anymore!

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3. Select the TCP/IPv4 protocol and click on "properties"

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4. Now set up your IP address which was sent to you via e-mail.

In this tutorial we use 10.139.133.137 as an example.
Your IP address will not be the same as above, please read carefully the information sent to you via e-mail.

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5. You need to add a route in Windows, open your Command Prompt as "Administrator" and type the following:

route print -4

The Command Prompt can be started via "Start" -> "Execute" -> "cmd.exe", alternately the "Execute" dialogue can be opened by hitting "Windows-Logo-Key +R"

On top you will see your adapters, you need to check which adapter was just configured for SAT>IP.

In this example the adapter got ID 19, you will probably have another ID - check the descriptions to find the proper ID.

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Once you have figured out your ID you are ready to create the route.

route add 10.139.133.0 mask 255.255.255.240 10.139.133.1 if <Your interface ID> -p

e.g.

route add 10.139.133.0 mask 255.255.255.240 10.139.133.1 if 19 -p

6. Check if the connection was set up properly

The IP of the SAT>IP Server was also sent to you in your e-mail, in this guide 10.139.133.2 serves as an example.

Open the Command Prompt and check if the server replies to "ping":

ping -t 10.139.133.2

If the SAT>IP Server does not reply, we will provide some further assistance on setting it up properly, just contact our support team.

7. Install third party software to take advantage of SAT>IP

Software which is working with SAT>IP can be found here: http://www.satip.info/products/Software

In our tutorial we will use "DVBViewer", but any other SAT>IP-capable software can be used.

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After installing the application navigate to "settings" and enter the IP address of the SAT>IP server.

Now click on "Navigate to configuration directory" and edit the network.ini, you need to insert the SAT>IP server's IP address, which was also provided to you in your e-mail:

[RTSP Network Device]
DVBServerIP=10.139.133.2

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The setup is finished, save your configuration and restart the application. Now you should be able to watch TV on your Dedicated Server.

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5Jan/166

New upgrade available: Satellite feed

From now on we offer you another upgrade for all of our dedicated servers and colocation solutions at our data center in Nuremberg: The satellite feed.

With this feature,  you will be able to receive feeds of two satellites (in HD) on your server: Astra 19.2°E and Eutelsat Hot Bird 13.0°E.
Here, we use an additional network card to send the signal to your server via Ethernet, where you can then process it further. Consequently, your standard uplink is by no means restrained by the signal traffic, thus you may use it at the maximum speed.
You are free to switch between Astra and Hot Bird, although you can not receive both signals at the same time. In order to get them both simultaneously, simply order the upgrade twice!
Just like with a regular tuner, you can receive one channel at a time. You can switch between channels, of course. If you would like to receive more than one channel simultaneously, you can simply order this upgrade multiple times. For each upgrade, you will be able to receive one simultaneous channel. Should you have multiple upgrades of this type, you can receive channels of both Astra and Hot Bird at the same time, of course.

The price for the upgrade is set at only 39.99€/month, no setup fee is charged. Not only do we provide all the necessary hardware but of course we also take care of the technical implementation. Simply select the upgrade in the "Services and upgrades" part of the "Customize & Order" section of our servers- and colocation overview

In case you are an existing customers already, you can order this upgrade as well as long as your server is located at our data center in Nuremberg. An order can be placed via e-mail.

All things considered: It never has been easier to use a satellite feed on your server!

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4Sep/150

Upgrade: Even more disk space for your data!

Summer Break is finally over and we are back with even more disk space for your crucial data. From now on, our dedicated servers can be upgraded with 6000 GB HDDs – of course these are premium disks designed for 24/7 usage! They offer not just perfect data security but also an unprecedented amount of storage space. Depending on your server, you can add four to six of those „monster disks“ - all of this for just 18.99 Euro per disk and month!

Additionally, we offer you a RAID 10 Bundle „4 x 6TB HDD“ - for a monthly fee of just 99.99 Euro!

Further information can be found on the customize-page of our servers:  Click here!

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30Mar/150

Webspace: Now 300 PHP scripts available!

1-Click InstallationWe pimped our webspace plans for you – to a higher level than ever before.

As of now all Contabo webspace plans include an auto-installer that allows the installation of more than 300 different web applications such as WordPress, Drupal, Typo3, Magento, Joomla and many more with just a single click.
It was our aim to provide you a tool that makes it easier to automatically build and update your website and, as a result, that makes the internet an easier and safer place to do your business. Moreover, it lets you focus on using apps rather than spending time on installing them.

Needless to say that this great new feature is available for new customers as well as for our existing customers – without extra costs, it’s totally free for every Contabo customer!

Enjoy the convenience of more than 300 one-click web applications included in your Contabo webspace plan. We have covered a wide array of categories including web portals, e-commerce solutions, content management systems, blogs, polls, forums and many more so that everyone could find the required script one would need to power a website. All scripts can be easily configured via our interface tool.

Features:

  • More than 300 regularly updated PHP apps - free of charge and already included in your webspace plan
  • 1-Click installation - safe, secure, smart & fast installations
  • Faster updates - thanks to our immediate update availability the scripts are more secure
  • Requires no knowledge of web programming and databases - simple & user friendly installation
  • Ratings, reviews and demos available
  • And many more!

Contabo webspace plans – unlimited website hosting with more than 300 scripts – free of charge:

Webspace Package M
10 GB Webspace
Unlimited Traffic
PHP support
10 MySQL databases
1 x com-domain 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
20 GB Webspace
Unlimited Traffic
PHP support
20 MySQL databases
CGI support
1 x com-domain 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 PackageXL
40 GB Webspace
Unlimited Traffic
PHP support
50 MySQL databases
CGI support
2 x com-domain 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
60 GB Webspace
Unlimited Traffic
PHP support
Unlimited MySQL databases
CGI support
3 x com-domain 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!

17Sep/130

Dedicated Server Duo: Now even more HDD and RAM!

Contabo Dedic

We are continuously working on improving our products.

Today the smallest server of our server range has been improved with an upgrade free of charge:
From now on our Dedicated Server Duo is available with more disk space and RAM.

 

Here are the features:

- Intel Core 2 Duo (2 x 2,13 GHz)
- 4 GB RAM
- 2 x 400 GB HDD
- 100 Mbit/s-Port
- Unlimited Traffic
- Various additional options can be ordered
- Only 59,99 EUR / month!

Order now!

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13May/130

From Squeeze to Wheezy like a breeze!!!

Upgrading Debian 6.0 to 7.0

 

With the release of Debian 7.0 there are two ways that you can have this distribution installed on your VPS or Dedicated servers.

One is the clean installation, this could be done using our customer control panel. This is a complete re-installation, so you will loose all your data. This method is recommended as it will freshly install a clean distribution.

But if your system is not that critical, or if you have somehow a 'clean' system, which means that you have installed software only using package management tools, you have not manually 'tweaked' anything or if you have not installed any additional software using .tar, then you can proceed with the following instructions to upgrade from Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) to Debian 7.0 (Wheeze).

Before we begin a word of caution :  Though we have tested this on a test server here at our Contabo labs, and everything seem to work without any problem, we highly recommend you to create a backup and store it remotely before you begin, just in case.

Complete official instruction to upgrade can be found here.

Bringing your current Debian 6 up-to-date:

Before beginning it is a good idea to ensure your current release is up to date. You can do it using the following commands:

Update and Upgrade

apt-get update

apt-get upgrade

Changing sources.list

Please open your favorite text editor to open /etc/apt/sources.list file

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

and change squeeze to wheezy, after the change my /etc/apt/sources.list file looks like this :

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy-updates main contrib non-free

 

Upgrade the System

We follow the upgrade process in the following sequence according to the official how-to.

Update the sources

apt-get update

 

Minimal upgrade

apt-get upgrade

Upgrade the kernel
You can check the current installed version of your kernel using the following command :

dpkg -l | grep linux-image

my output was:

ii  linux-image-2.6-amd64                2.6.32+29                      Linux 2.6 for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
ii  linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64           2.6.32-45                      Linux 2.6.32 for 64-bit PCs

 

Upgrading kernel :

apt-get install linux-image-2.6-amd64

next step would be to update grub to be sure that everything works as expected:

update-grub

update udev

apt-get install udev

 

Final upgrade:

After all the above steps have been completed, we can upgrade the distribution:

apt-get dist-upgrade

Here you go – have fun with your new Debian 7.0 - you can check your version:

cat /etc/issue

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 \n \l

 

19Dec/120

♡ ★ ♡ December 19th ♡ ★ ♡

HDDAlready opened the 19th door? If not, we are going to reveal it here, exceptionally 🙂

More Features! 1 additional HDD with 1 TB for every Dedicated Server orderd (contract period 12 months).

This upgrade has a value of 79.99 EUR and is, thanks to our Advent calendar, completely free of charge. It will add an additional 1000 GB brand name hard disk (S-ATA disk) to your server.

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13Dec/120

♡ ★ ♡ Managed Server Upgrade ♡ ★ ♡

Managed Server Upgrade

Behind of today's door hides a special surprise: Turn your root server into a managed server.

"Managed Server Upgrade" worth € 99.99.             1 month for free for every Dedicated Server ordered.

 

The following support activities are included in the offer:

- Our technical support takes care of the security, updates and the stability of the server system
- Extended customer support
- System and hardware optimization
- Software installation and configuration
- Implementing security patches
- Kernel upgrades
- Emergency problem resolution
- Ongoing OS and control panel updates
- Setting up a backup routine

If you would like to keep on using the upgrade after the free month please don't hesitate to contact our support team (support@giga-international.com).

16Dec/100

Price reduction for our server upgrades!

Some time has passed since there has been made the last price change regarding the upgrades for our dedicated servers and v-servers.  Nevertheless, it is our goal to provide all of our products - including the upgrades for these products - at the best quality and at the best price possible.

Thus, we have made some new calculations with respect to the fees we've been computing for additional hardware and admin-panels so far and here it is: A list with upgrades which can be ordered at a lower price than before. If you're interested in upgrading your server with one of these great features, don't hesitate to contact our support department! Of course, if you'd like to order a new server, it's no problem to order these upgrades during the order process, too.

+ 1 GB RAM (XL, DUO):
59,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ 250 GB HDD:
54,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ 400 GB HDD:
69,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ 1000 GB HDD:
79,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ 2000 GB HDD:
109,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ Hardware-RAID 5 (3ware, 4 ports):
299,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

All Administration Panels (like CPanel or Plesk):
NO more setup fees, just the normal monthly fee!

I hope you like our new prices. Have a nice day!

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