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2016 Hosting Range - Still offering free licenses?


porthosts
06-11-2015, 00:52
I have already asked OVH this question as I use the free licenses on the previous range. They told me that on the 2016 range they no longer offer any free licensing.

HostRange
30-09-2015, 18:40
Quote Originally Posted by Wajdan
Yes it is 2016. They might have not updated their control panel because I am just told by the support that the licensing is not included. I am just lucky to get one for free.
Which server did you get and what license?

I can't see them giving cPanel with HOST-32L

Wajdan
30-09-2015, 18:22
Quote Originally Posted by HostRange
But was it 2016 range? They don't have licenses listed
Yes it is 2016. They might have not updated their control panel because I am just told by the support that the licensing is not included. I am just lucky to get one for free.

HostRange
30-09-2015, 15:48
Quote Originally Posted by Wajdan
I purchased OVH host range server and the license is included in the price.
But was it 2016 range? They don't have licenses listed

Wajdan
30-09-2015, 06:45
I purchased OVH host range server and the license is included in the price.

HostRange
15-09-2015, 20:55
Thanks for the info. Shame there are still no cheap high powered CPU ranges. I don't need 128GB RAM

alvaroag
15-09-2015, 02:59
That right, they are no longer offering free licenses. According to OVH:

Hosting

In the 2014 Hosting range, we offered servers with licenses included. Such offer was not correctly understood, as more than half of our customers never requested them. So, in the 2016 Hosting ranges, we decided to offer the most polyvalent server, and, specially, at the lowest possible price. These servers are based on two new Intel CPUs: Xeon D-1520 (4c/8t) @ 2.2 GHz with 2.6 GHz turbo, and Xeon D-1540 (8c/16t) @ 2.0 GHz with 2.6 GHz turbo. We have added SOFT RAID @ 2 x 2TB and vRack with 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps.

With 32, 64, or 128 GB RAM ECC DDR4 2133 MHz, this makes a total of 6 servers. Some interesting examples:

the cheapest:
Xeon D-1520 4c/8t 2,2/2,6 GHz 32 GB 2x 2 TB 1 Gbps
@ 59,99 €/month

the cheapest with 128 GB RAM:
Xeon D-1520 4c/8t 2,2/2,6 GHz 128 GB 2x 2 TB 1 Gbps
@ 129,99 €/month

the cheapest with 10 Gbps:
Xeon D-1540 8c/16t 2,0/2,6 GHz 32 GB 2x 2 TB 10 Gbps
@ 59,99 €/month

Servers will be available starting on Sep 15 with limited stock (200 servers), which we will be increasing progressively.
That's from the OVH.es forum; the announcement was never posted in the OVH.co.uk forum, so I've translated this part. Original post: https://forum.ovh.es/showthread.php?...%80-mes-Octave

Briefly: Most customers with 2014 Hosting servers never reuqested licenses, even when they were included in the price, so OVH decided to lower the prices for 2016 Hosting servers, as well as adding vRack instead of offering free licenses. Even when I don't use Hosting servers, that sounds good, as users can benefit vRack and a lower price instead of paying for a never used license.

Criot
15-09-2015, 02:18
No, they don't. I don't think the free licenses were very popular so they scrapped them and decreased the costs of the servers instead.

HostRange
15-09-2015, 01:14
Does the new hosting range include free cPanel/Windows licenses like before? There is no mention.

https://www.ovh.co.uk/dedicated_servers/hosting/