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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.


Specs:
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)
10TB traffic/mo*

*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:
http://www.ovh.com/ca/en/support/...est_CA.pdf

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/
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Last Edited by avalon August 11, 2012 at 08:13 AM
http://forum.ovh.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6191
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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.
-Richardsonke

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
:

https://twitter.com/OVH/status/231096494785167360

BHS giveaway: over for today (some of you experienced a glitch with the CAPTCHA). We are assembling the servers for tomorrow's promo.

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#3
I signed up.

Still waiting for a DM from them. They said they just sent one to me.
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it only let me use canada address?
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it only let me use canada address?
Sorry about that, the new link lets you use any address - I signed up with a CA address and a local postal code (even though I'm US based..) If you didnt complete signup - I'd try again with the new link and see if it works.

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I signed up.

Still waiting for a DM from them. They said they just sent one to me.
Strange, mine came instantly.
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Just an FYI, I ordered right at 9am and I already got delivery:

We would like to thank you for having subscribed to a dedicated server
at OVH.
Your server is based on Debian 6.0 (Squeeze).
This distribution is based on a 64-bit system.
Please find below the connection settings to your server.

There was no credit card info or anything. Enjoy!
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Still waiting for my DM too...
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Having same problem with the DM.
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Thats odd - maybe they're already out.. I got both DM's instantly, I grabbed 2 because I got stuck with the CA info the first time - and the 2nd I used US info. The 2nd time was around 915.

They do batches of 125 a day - there will be more tomorrow if they are already out - their twitter posts in advance and you're all following them now.. They've been doing this for the last month atleast, the times vary each day looking at their posts.

Sorry about that! Hope some people got some..

Looks like they were out - their system now says they've given out their daily limit. I'll post again when they state what time they're going live tomorrow!
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Quote from jonthompson View Post :
Thats odd - maybe they're already out.. I got both DM's instantly, I grabbed 2 because I got stuck with the CA info the first time - and the 2nd I used US info. The 2nd time was around 915.

They do batches of 125 a day - there will be more tomorrow if they are already out - their twitter posts in advance and you're all following them now.. They've been doing this for the last month atleast, the times vary each day looking at their posts.

Sorry about that! Hope some people got some..

Looks like they were out - their system now says they've given out their daily limit. I'll post again when they state what time they're going live tomorrow!
So do we have to sign up every day, or are we on a waiting list?
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So do we have to sign up every day, or are we on a waiting list?
Looks like you need to sign up every day - I assume the DM issues were because they'd already sent out 125 activation codes and their system was too slow to catch up..

They look like they post 10-12 hours ahead of the promotion on twitter, so you can set a reminder or something.

If anyone has any questions, I already got delivery of mine, seems good - and cant beat the price!
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yeah got the Waiting for DM and then nothing. Anyone got an extra free server to hand out Wink
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What are you guys using these for? VPN server?
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Quote from fantome2024 View Post :
yeah got the Waiting for DM and then nothing. Anyone got an extra free server to hand out Wink
Sorry, just gave away my 2nd one Frown

Just an FYI - their control panel is decent, reinstalling now - it does not work in Chrome but works fine in FF.
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How does this work? I'm so confused. I follow them on twitter, how do I get the code?
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