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proPlay - €5.97/3 Months 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Germany

proPlay.de Jerome sent me the link to proPlay.de (yes, going to the .de domain redirects me to their .biz domain). Their tagline is “Professional Hosting 4u”, and their OpenVZ virtual server plans start from €5.97/3 months (their minimum billing period). That translates to around USD$2.71/month. Order their Mini package here, and it comes with

  • 256MB memory
  • 4GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • IPv4 + IPv6
  • OpenVZ

Looks like desktop grade computers are used for host box (Q6600, 4GB memory, 250GB HDD, etc). Looks like activation is manual and not done during wee hours. Looks like the servers are with Hetzner in Germany. Domain has been registered since 2005.

Price also has 19% MwSt included (VAT in Germany). Not sure whether non-Germans can be exempted from this?

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  1. Yomero:

    IPV4 + IPV6, another way to experiment with ipv6 without headaches…

    Unfortunately, the storage is little.

    November 16, 2010 @ 6:23 am | Reply
    • mina:

      Price is little also :)

      November 16, 2010 @ 6:37 am | Reply
  2. Daniel:

    From what I know, those on the EU will still have to pay the tax. But could be wrong.

    November 16, 2010 @ 7:17 am | Reply
    • dirk:

      Normaly if you’re in the EU and have your own VAT number then you should not have to pay VAT at all.

      November 16, 2010 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  3. rm:

    Yep, using a .biz domain and having l33tsp3ak in the tag line just SCREAMS ‘professional’. :)

    November 16, 2010 @ 7:33 am | Reply
    • Mopsy:

      Do you know the hoster: server4you.de ?
      One of the biggest. ( oh and server4you.biz redirects to .com which is also theirs.)

      November 25, 2010 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
  4. dannix:

    I’m with them since 2008, having 2 servers. They are very stable. My last uptime was ~ 240 days and that because they needed to perform kernel updates on the host nodes. I was informed about the downtime 4 days before.
    They have homegrown control panel, but you can do a lot with it.
    I’ve never needed support till now.

    Be aware however, that the official communication is in german (like the information about the downtime).

    November 16, 2010 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  5. Jim Snow:

    Non-Eu Members will be excluded from German-VAT (MWST)

    November 16, 2010 @ 9:00 am | Reply
  6. lawl:

    I have a server there too, but a VPS premium, the mini package is afaik not hosted by hetzner, the Premium VPS are hosted @hetzner. The premium vps are traffic unmetered and still very cheap.
    Their support is nice but somewhat incompetent. However my server runs fine. I just dont reccomend to order a domain there, if you wan’t to use GLUE-records.

    November 16, 2010 @ 10:15 am | Reply
  7. when registering,can’t find China(even US) in nationality

    November 16, 2010 @ 10:46 am | Reply
  8. Daniel:

    This blog isn’t banned yet in China :O.

    November 16, 2010 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
    • aha,people buy vps here,then cross the Wall…
      yeah,when banned,go to my site LEBCN ;)

      November 17, 2010 @ 4:45 am | Reply
  9. noweb:

    I’m tempted to try it but it would be nice if the site has an english translation. The UK flag icon doesn’t seem to be working.

    November 17, 2010 @ 5:47 am | Reply

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