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I currently use a VPS running Windows Server 2012 R2 that is suppose to use SSD for their storage. However, I find that the speed of starting an application via a RDC to be slow. It is in fact, even slower than my computer with non-SSD drives.

It could be that it has 2 GB of RAM and half of it is in use but it still has 22 GB of disk space remaining and swapping to and reading from a SSD disk should still be faster than my computer.

I see that Contabo is mentioned here as a reliable hosting provider.

If you are using it, how do you find Contabo's customer service, reliability and speed for hosting your UniGUI applications or have you moved on to something better? I am looking at their Contabo VPS S SSD service with the Windows Server 2016 DataCenter option.

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VPS mean shared resources with other users.

We use contabo services for years and recently we purchased a dedicated server with 500 GB SSD and 4 TB secondary H.D we also purchased a RAID hardawre to backup primary SSD at real time in case of failure. We backup our customer data (DB & files) to FTP from contabo and we also backup data to Amazaon s3 account using CloudBerry application.

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12 hours ago, mhmda said:

VPS mean shared resources with other users.

We use contabo services for years and recently we purchased a dedicated server with 500 GB SSD and 4 TB secondary H.D we also purchased a RAID hardawre to backup primary SSD at real time in case of failure. We backup our customer data (DB & files) to FTP from contabo and we also backup data to Amazaon s3 account using CloudBerry application.

These are quite impressive specifications and I hope to be able to have them in the future but for now, with zero UniGUI production applications (and I am still stuck deploying my first test UniGUI application), it will be hard sell to convince finance to approve a budget for your hardware setup.

May I assume that you do not use Contabo's VPS services but are satisfied with their customer service and other products?

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Yes I am satisfied with their support. We have a several VPS and dedicated servers also.

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@Frederick,

I have used many windows VPS with similar price range as Contabo, but to be honest, I cancelled all of them, and will use only Contabo, they have one of the best price/value plans for windows.

 

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3 hours ago, Mohammed Nasman said:

@Frederick,

I have used many windows VPS with similar price range as Contabo, but to be honest, I cancelled all of them, and will use only Contabo, they have one of the best price/value plans for windows.

 

I have subscribed to their VPS service two weeks ago and so far, there are no issues with their services and product. The speed is comparable, maybe even slightly faster than my existing VPS even though they are halfway around the world.

As you mentioned, their price/value plans are exceptional.

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ContaboVPS speed very slow because their servers has only 2.2ghz per core and slow SSD 4k read/write speed. I use PostgreSQL and highload application which write transctions to DB - so Contabo server with 16gb memory 6 core 2.2ghz and SSD (~20euro/month with Windows) is about 5 times slower than dedicated hetzner server 16gb, 8 core 3.5ghz, HDD (~32euro/month without windows).

But if you don't need hi writing speed - Contabo is the cheapest and best choise from servers with Windows license.

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I've been using Contabo vps for the past 4 months (4core 8GB,200GB). It's certainly the cheapest and performance has so far been fine - though not a heavy load. It's worth mentioning - they appear to do any required maintenance during normal (GMT) service hours - which has so far resulted in 2, 1 hour periods of inaccessibility - they do have multiple clusters of VPS  which are serviced at different times though - and if you have more than one you can request to have them housed on separate and machines and/or in two different data centres - so you can ensure constant accessibility if you share data and apps across them. All support questions have been answered promptly.  Note They don't provide any additional firewall in front of your machine as many other providers do.

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