A little over a month ago I rented an OVH RPS through a reseller, seedplace.eu, after a full month i will now write a full review about it, hopefully it will be helpful to others in the future, at hopefully we will be seeing more reviews to help us.
Server: RPS 1 (http://www.seedplace.org.uk/cart.php?gid=4)
Processor Intel Celeron 2008 1.20 - 1.33 Ghz
RAM 512 Mb DDR 2
SAN disk space 10 GB standard (Upgraded to 30GB)
Connection 100 Mbps/RPS
Bandwidth 100 Mbps/RPS
Traffic limit unlimited
Fixed IP 1 address
Price: 23 euros (17+ 6 for an extra 20 GB)
OS: Ubuntu 8.04 desktop
Prices are good, they have a nice variety of services offered, looks professional enough, easy to open support tickets, many upgrading options are available, accept paypal and moneybookers, just launched "my server panel" which claim to be the only reseller that offer the option of a hard reboot.
Customer Service: 8.5/10
I would give them a 10/10 if the customer service was only more helpful.
They are very nice and understanding, reply is extremly quick, usually within 3 hours, though I had a problem that took a while to resolve they were always touching base and doing what they can.
I order the server at 7:00pm and got the information at 8:00pm that day, the email came with instructions and a guide.
Look lets be honest, unless you are in one of very few countries that you can purchase an OVH box from you you won't get 11MBS up/down.
For what I paid I can't complain. DL speeds were always 11MBS but I limited them to 5 since i felt like it was affecting everything.
Upload speeds were usually around 2-4MBS probably average on 2.5-3
I did reach 10-11MBS for a very short time, and some torrents did upload on 5-6MBS steady for a while.
THe server had some serious issues the first week and half, uptime was terrible, it would'nt work for more than a few hours without falling. Once the issue was resolved the server had 100% uptime.
Money for Value: 9/10
For under 20 euros you can own your own box with root access, not a bad deal. You can pay a similar price and have a bit more HDD space but you will recieve only webui access and you will only be able to put a limited amount of torrrents, meanwhile your speeds will not be any better so if
HDD space is not your priority it's a good choice.
I would use them again, set up was quick, customer service was quick and nice, always trying to help, their website is nice and up to date, they are still making improvements all the time to make it better. Pirces are good.
The RPS1 costs 10 pounds on ovh.co.uk (the RPS i got was UK based) and they charge 17 euros, pretty good deal. I think they have online support through skype, and of course there is even support through FST
Would use again.
I got the seedbox after an hour, Ubtunu is very easy to set up and I did so, for a couple of hours it was working nicely, was getting 4-5MBS upload and then it fell for the first time. Opened a support ticket but closed it since it came back up after 30 minutes. A few hours later it fell again. This time it came back up after about an hour. After the firrst 3 days I had experienced crazy downtime, probably close to 40%, the server would not stay up for more than a few consecutive hours. After a few emails to support and a bunch of reboots they reset the server (everything was deleted and I strated from scratch).
For another 10 days it was like this, server kept falling, OVH claimed there was nothing wrong with it, seedplace support kept on trying to change different settings but nothing seemed to work. Even the few hours that it did work, it would never upload on more than 100 KBS After I got fustrated and pissed I demanded a refund from OVH if they couldnt fix it, once again they said the server was working fine. A day and a half later it started working like nothing happened and from that day on it never fell again for a sec.
Im not sure if it's relavent but i did limit the download speed to 6MBS and it seemed to help a great deal. I'm still not sure if it was a coincidence or the solution.
Since then the speeds were good and solid, I almost never reached the 11 MBS and when I did it was for a short time, but all in all I was able to upload a few TB for a small price.
Though I had root access at first I did everything through the NX clients, after a few days though i was never really able to connect through it again, it was always getting stuck which is not the way it should be but I was using webui which worked fine so I didn't bother trying to resolve that issue.
All in all the box was very good and I am satisfied with the reseller and their customer service. There was a problem with the box for a week and a half, i don't think it's the resellers fault nor do I believe that this happens a lot/
Pros- Good service, root access, sole user on your own box, easy to use, price, product for price
Cons- speeds, lags a bit, RAM, downtime
And I will finish this off with a picuture of the box on one of it's better days: