Free dedicated server from OVH Canada/USA for 1-2months+ [DEAD]
Deal DetailsLast Edited by jonthompson August 22, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Follow them on twitter (http://twitter.com/ovh) and they will post what time the sale starts 10-12 hours in advance. You need to follow them anyway to get a server, so might as well do it in advance to save time. You can complete the form and captcha and wait to hit submit until right when they go live..
OVH, a large hosting provider in Europe has opened a "USA" datacenter (Actually in Canada.)
As part of the promotion they're giving away 10,000 dedicated servers, which will be entirely free for an indefinite period of time (Appears its atleast 1-2 months - but they notify you and give you the option to pay after that.)
You can sign up for one here: http://ovh.com/bhs
Managerv5: https://ca.ovh.com/managerv5/ (Once you sign up, you can log in here to reinstall/manage your server)
You need a Twitter account and you have to follow OVH on Twitter to recieve a validation code.
Processor Intel Core i3 2130 2x3.4GHz (HT enabled)
RAM 16 GB DDR3
Hard disk 2x 1 TB - SATA2
RAID SOFT - 0/1
NIC FastEthernet (100Mbps)
*If you exceed 10TB of traffic per month the connection will be cut down to 10Mbps from 100Mbps.
You can install Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux (lots of templates, with cPanel, SolusVM, DirectAdmin, Xen Server and much much more) or Windows (Windows Server 2012 Datacentre RC and Hyper-V Server R2). It has unlimited free remote reboots aswell as reinstalls, monitoring, RDNS control and a lot of other stuff.
Special conditions of beta test:
No credit card or billing info required - just name, email, address and twitter.
They also have free vKS servers in other pops daily: http://www.ovh.com/us/vks/
Quote :The BETA in USA and Canada will begin from 15th July. It is for customers based in North America. It will last one month and then the server will be offered at $79 /month with the monthly payment and $69 /month with annual payment (one shot). It's $10 more than in Europe.
If you got in on this morning's batch and got the "direct message sent" message, but never got the DM, try to fill in the form again with the exact same information. I just did and it sent my DM almost immediately. This will NOT work for those who didn't get the "direct message sent" message - you have to wait until 2pm.
Regarding bandwidth limitation:
It's 10TB of "outbound" traffic from the server. Any traffic that's sent to the server and any internal traffic is "free."
As of 8-12-2012 -- 11:37AM PST:
BHS giveaway: over for today (some of you experienced a glitch with the CAPTCHA). We are assembling the servers for tomorrow's promo.