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AlpineDC – 30CHF or $33 a month Celeron 4GB Dedicated Server in Lausanne, Switzerland

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 17, 2014 @ 12:27 am, by Maarten Kossen

Sebastien, from AlpineDC, writes us to share a nice dedicated server offer with you! This offer is exclusive to LowEndBox.com and can not be found elsewhere! AlpineDC was founded in September 2010 in Switzerland. After having been a colocation provider for a while, AlpineDC started building their own data center in 2012. In April 2013, the first customers moved in. This server is also located in that data center, in Lausanne, Switzerland! An additional 8% will be charged (VAT) if you are from Switzerland. Remote reboot, Live Rescue System, OS reinstall, and PTR configuration are all accessible from their control panel! All in all, this looks like a very nice offer! If you pick up a server, please share your experiences with us!

The offerAlpineDC Logo

  • Intel Celeron 847 CPU (1.1Ghz, 2 cores)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (1333Mhz)
  • 500GB SATA3 Hard drive (7200 rpm)
  • Software RAID available with a addition hard drive
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • /30 IPv4 (1 usable address)
  • /64 IPv6 (plenty of usable addresses)
  • Virtualization support (VT-x): yes!
  • 30CHF/month which is about $33/month
  • Order here

AlpineDC accepts payments via PayPal or bank transfer. Additional IPv4 addresses are 1CHF/IPv4/month, which is about $1.10. There is a wide range of operating systems available. These are some possible upgrades to this server, all keeping it within LEB price range:

  • 8GB RAM – 5CHF ($5.50)/month
  • Additional 500GB hard drive – 10CHF ($11)/month

Finally, give their Terms of Service a read before you order!

Network information

Looking glass: http://lg.alpinedc.ch/
Test IPv4: 37.35.104.166
Test IPv6: 2a03:2040:0:5::166
ASN: AS198385

31 Comments

  1. I am testing, hoping to have the desired effect!

    January 17, 2014 @ 4:37 am | Reply
  2. lj:

    1TB bw ouch would have snatched one but no way for that amount of bw

    January 17, 2014 @ 6:50 am | Reply
  3. William:

    hm, no SwissIX?

    January 17, 2014 @ 11:51 am | Reply
    • Sebastien:

      Swissix through AS41562, this is our company for shared hosting and an older ASN.

      January 17, 2014 @ 12:52 pm | Reply
  4. Lucas:

    Why no VPS? Not enough for Swiss economy? ;)

    January 17, 2014 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
    • Sebastien:

      There is already a few Swiss VPS offer here.
      We will try to add a LEB vps offer next time ;)

      January 17, 2014 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
  5. Craig:

    Signed up, server was provisioned within 3 hours (easily within their 24 hour estimate).

    Specification as per offer, fresh HDD (power_on_hours is 71).

    Large range of OS installs provisioned via NOC-PS, plus system rescue (sysresccd).

    No problems so far…

    January 17, 2014 @ 4:39 pm | Reply
  6. Justin:

    What is the refund policy? Is there any kind of “within 24 hours” or “within 3 days” refund period? Can’t find anything on the site unfortunately.

    January 17, 2014 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
    • Sebastien:

      No refund on our services usually, contact me directly and I will try to work something out.

      January 17, 2014 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
  7. szkin:

    Holle.
    What mean “/30 IPv4 (1 usable address)”.
    How many IPv4 can uesd.

    January 17, 2014 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      It says 1 useable address, obviously only one can be used…

      The other three are for routing (two gateway, one broadcast).

      January 18, 2014 @ 12:51 am | Reply
      • rm:

        Not a very efficient way of doing things…
        Also I believe you can try assigning and using the broadcast IP, but this can have some issues and/or may not work for all apps.

        January 18, 2014 @ 2:24 am | Reply
        • perennate:

          The network speed with this routing isn’t lower than with other kinds of routing…

          January 18, 2014 @ 11:27 am | Reply
      • actually, it’s network address, router address, usable IP, and broadcast address. the router address and usable IP can be in either order. but in any case you only get one that can be used.

        January 18, 2014 @ 11:39 pm | Reply
  8. Scott:

    Downloaded the 500MB file through the looking glass and was getting 40 MB/sec. My ISP acct is only provisioned for 100 Mbit/sec. Tried multiple times, same result. Doesn’t seem right…

    January 18, 2014 @ 12:17 am | Reply
    • Rendus:

      That’d be because the clown-waffles use a compressible file (zeroes, nulls, whatever), and enable gzip compression on the server. It’s a really, really common tactic.

      January 18, 2014 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
      • Sebastien:

        Sorry about that, you are right, mod_deflate was activated on the looking-glass directory, this is not the case anymore.

        You can try our speedtest too: http://lausanne.speedtest.net and choose the one hosted by AlpineDC

        January 18, 2014 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
  9. Brad:

    Offered a server from them.
    I cant work even with its console because it always kernel panic, they gave me old server which crashes every minute. And there is only 256 MB SDRAM.
    Keep away from them.

    January 18, 2014 @ 12:30 am | Reply
    • Sebastien:

      I think that it is a comment for another offer as we have no order from you.
      It is not possible to have a server with only 256 MB ram, the lowest DDR3 ram available is 2Gb for this motherboard.

      January 18, 2014 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
  10. BlackFox:

    What is your disposition of DMCAs? If I were to get DMCA what would happen.

    January 18, 2014 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      Their terms of service:

      The client acts as an independent entity and consequently alone assumes the risks and dangers of its activity. The client is only responsible for the services, applications, data and websites hosted on its equipment, the contents of transmitted, distributed or collected information, their operation and updating as well as all files notably files of addresses. The client specifically agrees to respect the rights of third parties notably the personality rights, intellectual property rights of third parties such as copyright, patent rights or trademark. As a result, the contractor cannot be held responsible for the content of the information transmitted, disseminated or collected, their operation and updating, as well as all files including the files of addresses in any capacity whatsoever. The contractor can only warn the client about the legal consequences which might arise from illicit activities on the site and identify any joint responsibility on use of data made available to users by the client. The client consequently declares to accept entirely all legal obligations arising from the ownership of its services, the contractor cannot be sought or worried in this regard for any reason whatsoever including in case of violation of laws or regulations applicable to the client services. Non-compliance by the client of the points as referred above and notably any activity that may lead to civil and/or criminal liability will result into the right for the contractor to terminate the services of the client without delay and without prior notice and cancel the contract immediately without prejudice to the right to any damages and interests which the client could claim. The same applies if the client uses are proven of spamming technique or any other technique or technology prohibited on the Internet, that results into the interruption of the service without notice and the termination hereof. In such assumption, the customer cannot claim reimbursement of the amount already paid from the contractor. The customer furthermore undertakes to take all necessary insurance with a reputable insurance agency to cover all damages that would be attributable to him under this agreement or its enforcement.

      The client guarantees the contractor of any action to claim by third parties related to the content of the information transmitted, broadcasted, reproduced including those resulting from an infringement of the personality rights , property rights related to a patent, a trademark, drawings and models, copyrights or those resulting from an act of unfair or abusive competition or a breach of public order, the ethical rules governing internet, morality, respect for privacy (image rights, secrecy of correspondence…) or to the provisions of the Penal Code. As such, the client will indemnify the contractor of all costs, charges and expenses that he would have to bear as a result.

      January 18, 2014 @ 11:22 pm | Reply
  11. should be able to order with just paypal email address if using paypal for payment. might want to fix that. not everyone is as intolerant as I am but fairly certain many people are.

    January 18, 2014 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
    • William:

      What? Switzerland, as most EFTA countries, requires data to be verified and stored for IPCustomer association for at least 6 months.

      January 23, 2014 @ 8:15 am | Reply
  12. got the server, great service, excellent communication, and if you aren’t doing something CPU-demanding, possibly a very good deal. not very useful for cryptocoin mining though, with two relatively slow cores. for all I’ve been ragging on PaulVPS, my $10/month spent with them gets me 6 times (3 times per VPS) the scrypt khash/s than the $33/month spent on this. so, about 20 times better value.

    January 22, 2014 @ 12:23 am | Reply
  13. Shaun Wallace:

    Hi,

    What upgrades are possible, ie WHM/CPanel, more IPs etc?

    Also, what guarantee that its not going to vanish, have just been with one cheap server and lost 2 months of work! Any info you can give me would be good!

    Cheers – S

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
  14. Shaun Wallace:

    Hi, I have to admit to being keen on this. The killer for me is CPanel and extra IPs. I wld need 3 at least, 2 for nameservers and 1 for the sites to sit on. Can more be added and how much?

    Is CPanel possible and how much? Extra HD 500GB?

    I don’t need a top end machine, I do need people I can contact, decent download speeds [its a games sites, hosting my own and others games files] http://www.closecombat.org [I have just had a VERY bad experience with a cheap dedicated server provider in the US] I need server that is not going to vanish overnight and where despite low end, you get a service and are treated as a valued customer! Rgds – Shaun

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
  15. Sai:

    Hello. I’ve ordered one yesterday, but, i’ve not received any email or support ticket replies so far.

    It’s almost been a day. Are they still in business ?

    September 14, 2014 @ 3:02 am | Reply

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