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Servers in Europe?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Core Freedom, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Core Freedom

    Core Freedom Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of a great hosting company in Europe? I'm in Switzerland and my hosting company is located in the U.S. Sadly I need to move my server away from the U.S. at some point.

    Any recommendations?
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Leaseweb.com, they have dutch data center.
  3. Saarbruecken

    Saarbruecken Active Member

    http://www.hosteurope.de/ (Cologne, Germany)

    I am a very happy with their Linux vServer and customer support (free phone and mail support), which is much better than 1and1 or Strato. It's been six years in January and I never had a problem with one of their services.
  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Been with them for nearly a decade with 0 problems.
  5. Core Freedom

    Core Freedom Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone! Here in Europe they seem to have something called 'dedicated servers' and 'virtual servers'. I thought they were one and the same. ;)

    Will check with my attorney about the exact location again. Did you know that your virtual business is considered where your server is? I didn't know that, hence my wanting to get my 'business' out of the sue-happy U.S. :p
  6. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thats wrong?

    If you are runing a business, it is based where you have your business address registered to.

    I have a e-commerce shop on a US server, but my registered business sure as hell ain't in the US.
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    check out www.all-inkl.com

    those guys are the best in Germany.
  8. Core Freedom

    Core Freedom Well-Known Member

    Sadly that's what I thought. I've been teaching 'how to start businesses' in the U.S. for the past 5 years and was in HR and Risk Management before (Silicon Valley technology start-ups). Legalese is my second language. I now moved to Switzerland and met with an attorney in Zug to set up my GmbH. This point came up because I live in Switzerland and my GmbH is in Switzerland but the 90% of my forum clients are from the U.S., the rest from other countries but essentially no one from Switzerland. My whole purpose for the GmbH is to be protected against sue-happy American attorneys. He said that U.S. attorneys will always claim that the business is indeed where the server is because that is where the heart of your operation is. They tend to ignore the fact that you have a registered GmbH outside of the U.S., they'll just sue you in both countries. When I asked him what the chances are of them winning he said that they have a good chance of winning if the server is indeed in the U.S..

    In either case, Slavik, who wants attorney bills? I'd rather think ahead and do this right. ;)
  9. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    they will sue you anyway, once you target US customers...... no matter where you are incorporated or where your server is located.
  10. Core Freedom

    Core Freedom Well-Known Member

    True, Erich, but the chances of winning based on statistics is zero according to my attorney here. I'd rather discourage them beforehand and not give them any reasons. Come to think of it, I don't target the U.S., it's a world community, it just happens that so far 90% of members are from the U.S.
  11. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    Check out nimbushosting.co.uk. We host with them, and they have excellent support and up time.
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  12. duderuud

    duderuud Active Member

    Our forum (big forum with 21mln posts, almost 125k users) is hosted at www.true.nl
    True offers enterprise level services and uptime, great company to deal with!
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  13. Disrelation

    Disrelation Active Member

    Eleven2.com has servers in Asia and Europe.
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  14. Jarod

    Jarod Active Member


    http://www.infomaniak.com/ in Switzeland
    http://www.ovh.com in France
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  15. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

  16. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

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  17. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

  18. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    mmm I can´t understand the difference bewteen Premium Cloud (VM) and Entry Level Cloud (VPS)

    for example, Typhoon has
    2GB Memory
    30GB Disk Space
    300GB Bandwidth Transfer

    and Stratus has
    2GB Memory
    50GB Disk Space
    400GB Bandwidth Transfer

    Are they VPS? Are you sure they have that hardware capacity for each account?
  19. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    If I understood correctly, both are VPS, yes.Probably run on similar hardware, but the entry level VPS (VPS) have about 25 accounts on them, whereas the Premium (VM) have only 15:

    We're on Hurricane, which is supposed to show give us:

    • 3GB Memory
    • 50GB Disk Space
    • 500GB Bandwidth Transfer
    • Plesk 100 Domain License
      or Windows Server 2003/8
    I have to go by the data and metrics shown in Plesk, but all of that seems to be matching what is offered. And so far we have had little to no downtime.
  20. trilogy33

    trilogy33 Well-Known Member

    Choose your location, choose your bits, check the price, go!
    Live Chat if and when things go weird, generally they respond and fix within 5-15 mins tops :)
    Thanks to Site5 Tech for solving my immense cock up earlier today ( I screwed a redirect) :eek:

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