[22/04/2014 21:17:42] Ryan Spencer | ReactiveMC/UnitedNetwork CEO/Chairman: I think spigot has turned into an OVH fanboy forum. Its a fair point, and I am interested as to why this is. They offer about the same prices as Intreppid and ReliableSite (Albeit cheaper DDoS protection). I do not see why OVH is such a great provider. Sure, they are an average provider, however their DDOS protection is nothing special, their network I believe is oversaturated, meaning that they offer low bandwith values, and their support is so much more terrible than other costs. While ReliableSite (@RSNET-Radic) does have very expensive DDoS protection, Intreppid could actually said to have cheaper DDoS protection than OVH! Yes, with their dedicated servers its $99 (Pretty good price), however if you look at their Minecraft servers, you can get the actual server, PLUS 20Gbps/8MPPS DDoS protection for just $36! Which means I could actually argue that Intreppid is cheaper than OVH (Considering the quality of DDoS protection). ReliableSite does have 20Gbps DDoS protection for $500, which is a very high price. That said, I dont see why it would make people choose OVH over ReliableSite, considering that you could just go to somebody like DDoSDeflect for remote protection. Edit: I also had better experience with DDoSDeflect on the false-positive front than OVH. As for the CPUs, I would say that they are better than OVHs and for a similar price. ReliableSite has the Intel Core i7 4790 for just $99/m (About the same if not less than OVH, and its a better CPU than OVHs.), and Intreppid offers the E3-1270v3 3.5 Ghz for just $60, and the i7-4770k 4.2 Ghz Overclocked for just $111 - Far cheaper than OVH considering the quality of the CPUs and the price. Now the network. While its usually not a large problem for people, OVH only guarantees 100Mbps (They raised it to 200Mbps, but I still have 100Mbps), however both Intreppid and ReliableSite both offer 1Gbps/s! That is 10x (or 5x depending on when you purchased your OVH server) more than OVH! Concerning the Intreppid downtime, then yes Intreppid did make a mistake again. But wait! So did OVH! About 5 months before Intreppid's 2-day downtime, OVH was also down for about 2 days! The network was cutting out about every 2 minutes, and even if players could join for those 2 minutes, the latency was at least 500. @Netto Hikari who is no longer on these forums confirmed that he also went down (Not 100% sure if that was the same occasion). So why does everyone hate on Intreppid and not OVH, since both hosts made a mistake at one point and both hosts went down? To my knowledge, ReliableSite has had no downtime, however I know little about ReliableSite (@RSNET-Radic I am sure you will be able to tell us of some sort of downtime you accidentally had). OVH also only offers 1 SSD Drive, wheras ReliableSite and Intreppid offer multiple drives, meaning you could have a second drive to back up to. Backing up over FTP is okay, but in reality is a pain. In summary... What is so good about OVH? Their protection has got many false positivies, as stated here, here, and by my experience, and the servers themselves are pretty much the same price as Intreppid or Reliablesite, but have worse support, bandwith, and DDoS protection. The only bonus I see is that OVH's low quality DDoS protection comes free, wheras for Intreppid and ReliableSite you usually have to pay extra for it.