The issue is that it became a refugee for sites that could not stay online on other providers due to DDoS - so they were getting hit often.
The price change is not too bad considering how cheap they are. Still use and recommend them.
Eh...not really. OVH has and will just blackhole your IP(s) in BGP and terminate your service......But not before logging into your server with the OVH root key they install by default and seeing what you're up to of course (yay backdoored by default)
OVH has a lot going for them, but reasonableness and consistency in business are not one of them. They have no problems dumping larger BW clients even if they're following the FUP/TOS.
Before that, sites that were the target of a DDOS often were simply disabled and their subscriptions cancelled.
At the time the practice raised a lot of criticism, since that was presented as an "option" that you could not refuse to pay for, which seemed a bit forceful. Now they're being more honest, the need to protect from DDOS has a cost, especially considering that a DDOS makes a lot of collateral damage and it is needed to protect innocent bystanders. Everyone pays a little bit, and those who actually need protection don't have to pay anything more. Maybe they've taken some inspiration from the French socialized health system :)
At least for the kimsufi line, you still get the old price if you renew in November. Guess who just renewed for another year ;)
The increase in price is €1 to €10 ex. VAT/month. It's pretty reasonable given the anti-DDoS service they offer.
That said, the servers are so inexpensive that it's pretty hard to argue with this "request".
Honestly, I wouldn't expect a hosting service of that scale to even respond to something like that unless it was a serious letter from law enforcement.
Often today we're stuck with guilty until proven innocent in online communities, ex - DMCA. So I think I like what they're doing.
And with cases where malware, etc is involved, it gets a lot more difficult to conclusively point out malice.
YOU get the abuse letters and as someone operating a internet service it is YOUR responsibility, legal and otherwise, to deal with them.
This means if the abuse letters are ignored, the next step is the legal one instead of having OVH deal with it. It's business between you and the hoster, not between you and OVH.
2gb ram at digital ocean is $20, with limited traffic (3tb seems like a decent amount, though). a ri on aws runs slightly over $10, but traffic costs are an absurd tragedy.
i was pretty hyped when i found this, but sadly ovh didn't offer private/internal networking for their vps last i checked. so if i want a web vps to talk to a db vps, i have to give the db an internet-facing ip; this increases risks and possibly latency if there isn't some router config preventing public-ip packets from leaving the datacenter.
I guess they are keeping the old VPS range as it seems many people find cloud hosting too advance.
Raid increases uptime but don't rely on that as your only protection.
Have they started supporting recurring billing yet? I actually left because they didn't let me do recurring billing. Everything else worked just fine. Not having the ability to have a credit card billed automatically however is just insane. WTF, seriously.
Do we still need to be charged more if we have other measures in place? Seems a bit odd.
Hey, if you just want to raise your prices a bit, just do it (I understand that) but doing it under the guise of needing to "fight the collective fight of DDOS", (not so much).
For dedicated servers, the extra cost for Anti-DDoS will be applied to:
* OVH servers w/ 1 Gbit/s network
* OVH servers with either 10, 25, or 40 Gbit/s network
See the last paragraph of this post
> This is why OVH has decided to request a contribution from customers, via a €1 to €10 ex. VAT/month increase in the price of VPS, Public Cloud instances and dedicated servers (except Game). This increase will be visible on the OVH websites by the end of October and it will apply to new orders of dedicated servers and VPS. The same will be rolled out for Public Cloud at the start of December. Existing customers whose services are implicated in the price increase, will receive personal email notification of the revised pricing due to take effect on the 1st of December.
This changes the landscape quite a bit!