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RootNerds – OpenVZ VPS in Frankfurt, Germany starting at €1.99/month for 1GB

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

rootnerds com 2015-02-19 09-15-05German, from RootNerds, has sent in several special offers for LowEndBox readers. Last time we featured them they had only one special offer (included in here as well); now it’s four! No coupon is required for these offers, though you should use the link with these offers to order in order to obtain the discount.

myVPS L

  • 2GB RAM
  • 1 CPU core
  • 100GB HDD space
  • 300GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 1x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • €2.49/month ($2.82)
  • Order here
myVPS XL

  • 3GB RAM
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 200GB HDD space
  • 500GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 1x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • €2.99/month ($3.39)
  • Order here

More offers inside!

RootNerds is a registered company in Germany as “Ideal-Hosting UG” and are VAT-registered. According to RootNerds, a recent survey that has been held amongst their customers indicated that over 90% of the respondents like them or like them a lot. It matches with the positive things I’ve read about them on the web. Please note that set up can take a little time especially if there’s a fraud check that doesn’t pass. RootNerds are currently based in Erlangen, whereas in the past they were based in Bamberg. Please let us know how they are if you give them a shot or if you are a current customer.

myVPS M

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1 CPU core
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 200GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 1x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • €1.99/month ($2.26)
  • Order here
myVPS XXL

  • 4GB RAM
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 400GB HDD space
  • 800GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 1x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • €4.99/month ($5.66)
  • Order here

Accepted payment methods are PayPal, 2Checkout, and PaySafeCard (please contact them for this as you need to be verified). Before you order, please read their Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy. In accordance with German law, they also have an Imprint on their website.

Network information

Accelerated – Frankfurt, Germany
Test IPv4: 84.200.70.99
Test IPv6: 2001:1608:10:25::7099
Test file: https://lg.ideal-hosting.com/25MB.test

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

44 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting, Maarten!
    In case you got problems or questions, feel free to contact us at support@rootnerds.com – we’re happy to assist you!

    February 19, 2015 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  2. Random Guy:

    The performance was not so good when I used my vps with them, cancelled it now.

    In November I got this nice benchmark:
    http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2014/11/27/Vkq2vADVqwol3pY2

    In December … this …
    http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2014/12/27/2Q7sjhiatvmkh2Fy

    February 19, 2015 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
    • RootNerds UNHAPPY USER:

      I have the same problem, it was so good when I bought it, and now its SHIT… It seems that a lot of users bought this and the node does not have enough resources, I’m not gonna pay the next month, nope. http://www.kimsufi.co.uk has dedicated servers which’s lowest plan can beat my current vps performance like nothing. bye bye rootnerds.

      February 24, 2015 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  3. Is that for sure, the 100MBit uplink? I already were with them but with “default” port speed which was pretty weak (normally you have to pay extra to just get 10MBit guaranteed!). Support was alright is what I can say.

    February 19, 2015 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Took a look into it now: port speed (when you don’t pay extra) is still “default”, so the 100MBit is maybe peak, if even. I definitely didn’t ever reach it with the VPS I had with them some time ago.

      February 19, 2015 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
      • Depends on which node you’re on, currently. This is subject to change in the future.

        February 19, 2015 @ 10:51 pm | Reply
        • Is there any free way to get moved to another node with faster uplink? (könnt im Prinzip auch auf deutsch schreiben, aber vll interessierts die anderen ja auch)

          February 20, 2015 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  4. LowEndCriticus:

    In the AUP:
    “Upon breaking our Terms of Services, especially in relation of Spam – when we’re informed by a third-party, such as Spamhaus – we will suspend your VPS without any refund.

    So wiping someone’s website hosted at RootNerds away is a piece of cake. Just send a complain with photoshopped screenshots as proof and presto.

    February 19, 2015 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  5. Martin:

    Do you still ask 25 euros to enable second level quota on the vps?

    February 20, 2015 @ 11:59 am | Reply
  6. HaveAQuestion:

    Do these servers have any vSWAP memory and if then how much for XXL and XL???

    February 20, 2015 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
  7. Crystom:

    Already got one(vps-M) last year, I think their service is quite good.
    Mails from rootnerds is always necessary and helpful.

    February 21, 2015 @ 5:31 am | Reply
  8. Mahir:

    The performance is became very very bad.

    I am on node root6 and if thing goes like that i will move a way.

    I think the node is overselling.

    February 21, 2015 @ 11:32 am | Reply
    • David:

      What kind of bottleneck do you notice? Is it Network, Storage, or CPU?
      Are you able to run one of those vps benchmark scripts?
      Would be interesting to know for us others who maybe also think about grabbing one.

      February 22, 2015 @ 12:43 am | Reply
      • Mahir:

        Just to be fair, they have automated system which will migrate you to node root6 when your vps is making a high load on a long time.

        My VPS made a very heavy load for long time and they migrate me to that node automatically with out my knowledge.

        But when i open a support ticket regarding this issue, they tell me what happen and they said if i promise to not making such high load again they will migrate me back and that is what happened.

        Now every thing goes very well on that node. and performance is very good.

        February 23, 2015 @ 10:37 am | Reply
  9. I liked this offer, and I saw some other offers on your site, so I went to your site, sat on live support for about 25 minutes than gave up – no one answered the request.

    February 21, 2015 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
    • Neil:

      Familiar, I was on there for over an hour today and was supposedly 2nd in line and 1 minute away from live chat the whole time.

      February 25, 2015 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
    • Hello Jim, Hello Neil,

      thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately the forecast is completely incorrect. We’ll see to resolve this. There is only one staff who is working on the chat queue right now. In case you’re waiting long, please consider submitting a ticket which will usually be answered with 1-3 hours.

      February 26, 2015 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
  10. Sohail Khan:

    Yup, I think their philosophy of money over quality is showing now. Down from the past two days. Prior to that the last few months have been bad, but bearable. They were a pretty good company when we started.

    February 21, 2015 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
    • Hello Sohail,

      quality is very important to us. We’ve not had any two day outage (since opening). Please submit a ticket and let us know which VPS you’re having the problem with. We will always investigate and fix the problem if there should be any.

      February 26, 2015 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  11. Their response is very slow ticket ~

    February 22, 2015 @ 9:48 am | Reply
      • This is obviously not a response from us. Our current avg. response time is 3 hours. Sorry if you’ve experienced anything different!

        February 26, 2015 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
        • Dardan Bre:

          what happend with your vps servers they are offline i try many times to boot bat no chance , your support is very bad sir.

          March 31, 2016 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
          • Did you get this fixed? Right now one of my VPS is offline for over 2 hours – just wondering if I should decommission and move.

            June 7, 2016 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
  12. CV:

    FYI they charge 2.00 EURO to set ptr records :(

    February 22, 2015 @ 9:38 pm | Reply
  13. html5css:

    LEB admin, can you please purge/remove comments which contain ‘www dot audiobox dot in’ links as they are spams and irrelevant

    February 23, 2015 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
  14. Tom:

    I’ve purchased the XL box from them. They set it up in no time.
    But here comes the punchline. The 2 core CPU can’t beat a 0,5 core CPU at Host1Plus. UnixScore is around 240 at rootnerds. the benchmark. So think twice before purchasing from them.

    March 1, 2015 @ 7:49 am | Reply
  15. Chad:

    Service looks good. I spent about an hour playing with it and everything seemed fine.

    I ended up canceling the service though because latency from the US was about 200ms to 300ms which is just too much for me to put up with. SSH sessions were horribly laggy. This is not Rootnerd’s fault, there’s a giant ocean to cross but something to keep in mind if you’re in the US.

    March 7, 2015 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
  16. Un-Happy Customer:

    TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE DEAL,
    Slow external connections,
    takes forever to connect to Amazon S3,
    paid for the 100 mb link upgrade,
    still no difference in speed,
    only difference was in upgrading
    the monthly cost, honestly I don’t
    think they even made the upgrade!

    March 9, 2015 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
  17. Lude:

    I’ve been with Rootnerds for several months now(VPS M) and I can’t say I’m disappointed. I’ve had only contact with their support once, but got my answer in a few hours.
    A serverbear Benchmark I did recently: http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2015/04/25/lMsDj055j5TrFEsG
    The CPU and I/O suck indeed, but I never had problems any problems with the performance.

    All in all I think their offer is really a bargain. I can’t think of a provider that offers the same amount of ram & disk in west Europe.

    May 10, 2015 @ 10:52 am | Reply
  18. Hello,
    Best VPS price is here, http://digital-hosting.biz/en

    Ded server to many locations ..

    August 18, 2015 @ 10:06 am | Reply
  19. marco:

    My two VPSes are offline from several days and it is impossible to boot them.
    I have opened 2 tickets and send several email trough their form contact but i have not received any reply.

    Usually in the past they offered a good support, can someone explain what is happening?

    April 2, 2016 @ 12:59 am | Reply
    • Wmac:

      Marco,

      They are not responding to any type of ticket, I issued 2 tickets already to buy IPs to my servers and no answer, I believe that Rootnerds was sold, befor the ticket was answered sometimes less than 3 hours, no take days.
      For illustration on Jan 17th they had a crash on the node 15, I had 2 servers on that node that was good for 2 years, they too 3 days to install a new node but with zipo inside nothing, so I asked if they had the normal backup, they told me yes, I had my own backup so my sites were up in 5 days, now for them to copy their backup on my server took about 21 days, I don’t know what they call customer service, after this last support I am moving on, the server was good but service now sucks.

      April 6, 2016 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Wmac:

      Marco,

      They are not responding to any type of ticket, I issued 2 tickets already to buy IPs to my servers and no answer, I believe that Rootnerds was sold, befor the ticket was answered sometimes less than 3 hours, no take days.
      For illustration on Jan 17th they had a crash on the node 15, I had 2 servers on that node that was good for 2 years, they too 3 days to install a new node but with zipo inside nothing, so I asked if they had the normal backup, they told me yes, I had my own backup so my sites were up in 5 days, now for them to copy their backup on my server took about 21 days, I don’t know what they call customer service

      April 6, 2016 @ 2:53 pm | Reply
  20. marco:

    Wmac,

    i confirm that they dont answer to any type of ticket.
    I have recently opened a new ticket to the sales team for buy further services, but they dont answer.

    Do you know the new company that has bought rootnerds?

    May 9, 2016 @ 3:31 am | Reply
  21. Alex C:

    Do NOT host ANYTHING important on these VPS’s.

    My VPS has been down for 24 hours, it is offline and will not boot.

    I have opened 3 support tickets and nobody has answered them.

    I was hosting a mail server on the VPS and now the small firm that used it is left stranded with no email service and no emails.

    Also, they oversell like crazy; 90% of the time the servers run so slow you can barely connect to them.

    I wanted to like you RootNerds, I really did.

    Worst hosting company I have dealt with.

    June 9, 2016 @ 7:18 am | Reply
  22. S.raba:

    Very bad server offline 3 times in 1 month i open ticket no answer nothing. :(:(:(

    June 15, 2016 @ 9:08 pm | Reply

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