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fileMEDIA - € 3.49/Month 256MB KVM VPS in Germany

Johannes, from fileMEDIA, has sent in one of their plans to be listed. You can get 50% off your first month by using the “lowendbox” promotional code which is exclusive to LowEndTalk and LowEndBox.

PowerBox Micro

  • 256MB RAM
  • 15GB Raid 10 Diskspace
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port Speed
  • 1x vCPU
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 2 IPv6 Addresses
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • € 3.49/Month
  • Order Link
  • Location: Germany

fileMEDIA are a German based hosting provider who were founded in 2008. They operate as a ‘Einzelunternehmer’, which roughly translates to sole trader in English but they’re hosting around 5000 vps. This is the first time that we’ve featured fileMEDIA on LowEndBox but not too long ago they self listed this offer on, our sister site, LowEndTalk. Like many German hosting providers, after you exceed your bandwidth allocation you will be limited to 10 MBit/s flat port speed. According to their website, their nodes are using the E3-1270v2 CPU, 32GB of RAM and 12 to 24 hard drives in hardware RAID10. Their website seems to only be in German, so if you need any help please do comment below and I will be happy to assist with my German skills.

Additional IPv4 can be purchased at €1.49 each per Month but additional IPv6 addresses can be added for free. They accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer. As for refunds, they offer a 100% refund before your vps is created but they can offer 7 day trials if you get in touch. As their terms are in German, I have read over them and it appears that Tor, Proxies, IRC servers and bouncers as well as Distributed Computing (SETI client, Einstein @ Home etc) are prohibited. If you can speak german or can find a translator which allows https, you may want to view their Terms of Service.

Network Information:

Servers are located in Jena, Germany. You can use their Looking Glass to test their network before you buy.

Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2a02:180:b:1::bf5e:a3ba
Test File: http://lg.filemedia.net/100MB.test


  1. Shadesh:

    Uh… EuServ Network… always overselled as hell. It’s a wonder to gain more then 40Mbit in one stream from that network. fileMEDIA could be a good provider (Never was with it) but on that network… i would not recommend it.

    January 5, 2013 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Johannes Ernst:

      Really? I dont think so, take a look at serverbear.com. 40 MB/s or 50 MB/s to Hetzner, Cachefly and OVH should be nice.

      January 5, 2013 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
  2. Lucas:

    Already try their XMAS deal,works very well,1 Tb = unlimited traffic,lots of images on KVM,but-this offer for one time only,not recurring as well I know :(

    January 5, 2013 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  3. Shadesh:

    From your testfile:

    Serverius NL: 1,81 MB/s
    Hetzner DE: 2,67 MB/s
    Nine CH: 1.95 MB/s
    Cable DE: 1.34 MB/s
    CoreBackbone DE: 1.71 MB/s
    Torqhost EE: 892K/s
    SSDVPS US: 612K/s

    Btw. Connecting to lg.filemedia.net|2a02:180:b:1::bf5e:a3ba|:80… failed: Connection refused.

    January 5, 2013 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
    • I also got the following:

      [root@quad ~]# wget http://lg.filemedia.net/100MB.test
      –20:47:06– http://lg.filemedia.net/100MB.test
      Resolving lg.filemedia.net…, 2a02:180:b:1::bf5e:a3ba
      Connecting to lg.filemedia.net||:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 100000000 (95M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100MB.test’
      100%[=======================================================================>] 100,000,000 614K/s in 2m 15s
      20:49:25 (725 KB/s) – `100MB.test’ saved [100000000/100000000]

      Very Poor Network Speed from NY, USA.

      January 6, 2013 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  4. changhefirst:

    Need English website and support. The ssd plan looks good.

    January 5, 2013 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
    • English support is given. Johannes english is excellent. I have offered to assist with translating his website if he’d like.

      January 6, 2013 @ 2:53 pm | Reply
  5. E3-1270v2 CPU, 64GB of RAM!! How is it possible?
    Max Memory Size: 32 GB

    January 5, 2013 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
    • You are here also ! :P You are a genius Man ! :P

      January 6, 2013 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
    • Bro, I think the Network is oversold or something else. I got the following Net Speed:

      [root@quad ~]# wget http://lg.filemedia.net/100MB.test
      –20:47:06– http://lg.filemedia.net/100MB.test
      Resolving lg.filemedia.net…, 2a02:180:b:1::bf5e:a3ba
      Connecting to lg.filemedia.net||:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 100000000 (95M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100MB.test’

      100%[=======================================================================>] 100,000,000 614K/s in 2m 15s

      20:49:25 (725 KB/s) – `100MB.test’ saved [100000000/100000000]

      There is no problem with my VPS as far I know from all trusted location I get 10 MBPS or above because here is 100 MBit NIC Connected !

      January 6, 2013 @ 5:51 pm | Reply
  6. Little big of funny. This CPU = 32GB RAM.

    January 5, 2013 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
  7. testing:

    It’s hard to come by knowledgeable people on this subject, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

    January 6, 2013 @ 2:48 am | Reply
  8. bjo:

    Sorry, Johannes, this isn’t really fast:
    lg.filemedia.net -> accelerated: 1.06M/s
    lg.filemedia.net -> OVH: 910K/s
    lg.filemedia.net -> nacamar: 438KB/s
    lg.filemedia.net -> torqhost: 1,49M/s

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
  9. Liam:

    Just picked one up.
    Works like a treat!

    root@jena:~# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency : 3392.292 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 248 MB
    Total amount of swap : 487 MB
    System uptime : 16 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 17.8MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 2.49MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 1.09MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 372KB/s
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 9.91MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 8.57MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 2.00MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 3.15MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 3.26MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 4.50MB/s
    I/O speed : 113 MB/s

    January 6, 2013 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
  10. 64GB E3s? What is this black magic?

    January 6, 2013 @ 10:43 pm | Reply
  11. Johannes Ernst:

    We having E5 (2620) and E3 (1230v2, 1270 and 1270v2) in production. Something wrong in the description. E3 max. 32GB and our E5 have max 96GB RAM.
    Some serverbear.com benchmarks from our customers. Take a look: http://serverbear.com/9810/filemedia

    Looking glass vps are not the fastest, only 1vCPU and 128MB RAM..you should get a free trial vps to test ;)

    January 7, 2013 @ 9:38 am | Reply
    • Every provider tries to provide fastest speed on their test file VPS so that we can check the speed. I’m wondering only you are different !

      January 7, 2013 @ 12:03 pm | Reply
      • Don’t see how CPU/RAM would make a big different on the network speed unless something has been overloaded so as a looking glass it’s fine and the speed test should show this.

        January 7, 2013 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
        • Johannes Ernst:

          Sure, the small vps is on a heavy load based on lot´s of downloads, traceroutes..Take a look at liam´s box, that have more ressources and located on the same switch..

          January 7, 2013 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
      • Johannes Ernst:

        We want offer an speedtest that is under production host. Sure we can provide an speedtest server on a ssd box with hugh vCPUs and memory, but we would offer an speedtest that shows what a very very small box (small dann PowerBox micro..) can do.

        January 7, 2013 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
        • Hi,
          I also think that low config VPS is not a reason to get less internet speed. There must be oversold network !

          January 7, 2013 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
  12. Johannes Ernst:

    Good Question, but all our servers using the same switches as gateway. Liam and all other customers get better speed ;) Get a free trial server and test it..

    January 8, 2013 @ 11:55 am | Reply
    • Hi Johannes,
      From your KVM VPS, I got the following speed from Hetzner DC:

      [root@vservertest1266 ~]# wget http://hetzner.de/100MB.iso
      --2013-01-09 12:48:12--  http://hetzner.de/100MB.iso
      Resolving hetzner.de...
      Connecting to hetzner.de||:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
      Location: http://www.hetzner.de/100MB.iso [following]
      --2013-01-09 12:48:12--  http://www.hetzner.de/100MB.iso
      Resolving www.hetzner.de...
      Reusing existing connection to hetzner.de:80.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104840234 (100M) [application/x-iso9660-image]
      Saving to: “100MB.iso”
      100%[======================================================================>] 104,840,234 2.72M/s   in 31s
      2013-01-09 12:48:43 (3.23 MB/s) - “100MB.iso” saved [104840234/104840234]

      What will you say about this ??

      January 9, 2013 @ 5:50 pm | Reply
    • It hardly went above 3.50 MBPS where from my NY VPS I got 8.21 MBPS touched !

      January 9, 2013 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  13. Alisou:

    I confirm, poor network.
    Download test file from OVH.
    100 000 000 1,48M/s ds 47s

    January 9, 2013 @ 6:50 am | Reply
  14. John:

    Are torrents allowed?


    January 12, 2013 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  15. HSN:

    I’m using their services for about 16 days and pretty satisfied! Great deal! :-)

    January 28, 2013 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
  16. Jens:

    wget http://lg.filemedia.net/100MB.test –2013-03-30 23:07:06– http://lg.filemedia.net/100MB.test
    Resolving lg.filemedia.net… 2a02:180:b:1::bf5e:a3ba,
    Connecting to lg.filemedia.net|2a02:180:b:1::bf5e:a3ba|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 100000000 (95M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100MB.test.1′
    100%[======================================>] 100,000,000 10.7M/s in 9.0s
    2013-03-30 23:07:15 (10.6 MB/s) – `100MB.test.1′ saved [100000000/100000000]

    tested from DE-CIX Network, Germany :P

    March 30, 2013 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
  17. davide:

    I can only comment on the support as I didn’t have a chance to use the service. In two words: stay away.
    I ordered the basic vps and never got any emails with the setup details. I tried to open a ticket, live chat etc, until I got frustrated and decided to cancel the order. And here is where things gets funnier. The order was canceled BUT no refund was given. I even tried to get a paypal refund but of course they didn’t accept it as its not one of their trusted sites.
    So all in all, it could be the best deal in town, but for me it was a horrible experience. I only lost 1,74Eu, luckily, but I would seriously consider to look elsewhere if I were to buy more expensive/long term services. If someone is keeping that small amount of money without providing the service nor the refund, you can probably say goodbye to your money if anything unexpected is happening.

    April 3, 2013 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

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