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Netcup Faces User Riot Over Throttling Supposedly Dedicated Cores

NetcupLowEndTalk lit up this week with stories and complaints from Netcup users.

These individuals – some of them our beloved members! – bought Netcup servers with dedicated cores, and now find that performance is being halved in some cases.  Why?

As LET veteran @Neoon noted:

They ended up putting way to many “dedicated” virtual servers on their nodes. The Forum is full of complains, about people wanting to terminate their contract and new costumers going elsewhere.

@vpn2024 was a bit more direct:

Eventually all ponzis fail, the cores sold simply aren’t there, to extend the runway of this ponzi they are temporarily suspending withdrawls seem to employing some type of creative throttling

How bad is it?  @Moopah shared some stats:

Netcup RS G11 - April 20 2024

Running GB6 benchmark test...
Test            | Value
Single Core     | 2069
Multi Core      | 6804
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5819654

Netcup RS G11 - May 28 2024

Test            | Value
Single Core     | 1071
Multi Core      | 3249
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/6316670

Youch.  That’s a drop over over 50%.

See, the thing with dedicated cores is that the people who want dedicated cores want them for performance reasons.  They’re going to max them out for extended periods.  Otherwise why would they buy them?!?

Hey!  Listen!  Intrusive advertiser voice here…check out ColoCrossing’s Cloud Metal dedicated core VMs and get in on their giveaway, which closes at midnight today!

Netcup was selling 4 dedicated cores and 8GB RAM for €10/month.  4 shared and 8GB of RAM would be very aggressive already.  Actually, looking at Netcup’s web site, I see this for €6.85/month.

I added it to a cart and got as far as registration with no message about it being out of stock, so while earlier reports were that the G11 sales were suspended, now they’ve resumed sales, presumably with hobbled procs.


I went “zum” VPS G11 – the above is front and center on their web site as of now.

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Apparently this promotion was wildly popular and Netcup has had to creatively circle the wagons.  LET users suspect many crypto miners noted these cheap dedicated cores and flooded in.

What do you think?  Are you a G11 user?  What do you think about this move by Netcup?


1 Comment

  1. I have experienced throttling for about 10 days but now it’s back to normal.
    Note that VPS are not out of stock, but ROOT servers are.

    June 3, 2024 @ 7:14 am | Reply

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