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Positive OVH Dedicated Servers Review
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I have used OVH dedicated servers and VPS hosting for a few years now, and I have never been disappointed with their service.
I use their VPS servers as my email servers or as VPNs. They work really well for this function.

OVH offer a perfect server range for game servers. If you're on a tight budget and you want to run your own minecraft server, the OVH Kimsufi range is your best friend.

For £29.99 a month you can have a server running on an i7 4790k, 32GB of RAM, and a 240GB SSD. You are limited to only 100Mbps bandwidth, but this is more than enough for a small minecraft server anyways. This range of server has an unavoidable setup fee, which is a one time payment of £20.99 (ex. vat), so you'll pay more the first month.

There is also a similar range for small starter businesses, called the "so you start" range, with the cheapest option (£25.19) featuring a weak Xeon D1520 processor but with 32GB of RAM, 4x2TB storage, and 250 Mbps bandwidth. I would recommend using this range for hosting websites, unless you go for the more powerful processors they have available. At a price increase of £2.4 you can double your processor cores with the Xeon D1540 and same specifications as the other server. This is actually a major increase in performance despite the low 2GHz clock speed. This processor gets a 10,000 rating on cpubenchmark.net and is perfect for small media projects or hosting lots of websites. I am using this server to host uploadclip.com and the site loads and runs very smoothly.

All OVH servers include DDoS protection, and they have specialized protection for game servers too. I have had many DDoS attacks over the years, OVH will send an email to alert you when they detect an attack. There is an option to permanently enable the protection, which very slightly increases ping to your server - or you can have it activated as soon as it detects an attack, but this will leave your server vulnerable while the firewall kicks in, so expect brief downtime while this happens.

Overall, I've had a positive experience with OVH and I would recommend them to anyone who wants a cheap and easy way to setup a dedicated server or VPS.


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