I also purchased a dedicated server from SYS and for the price you can't beat it. I was paying almost double for a VPS. Yeah the specs of the actual machine the VPS was on might be better but not when you are sharing it.
I like the fact they are constantly adding new features to the packages as well. I've just enabled the NFS protocol on one of my servers so I can mount the backup space, rather than limiting access to FTP.
The only thing I don't like, but perhaps I'm not understanding their system, is the inability to choose which DC in Europe the server is deployed too? The only option I see on both the SYS and Kimsufi ranges, is:
The fastest delivery time in Europe I would like the fastest possible delivery, so the first available server will be allocated to me automatically in one of the OVH datacentres.
Decided to give them a try, well, the Kimsufi arm anyways. Grabbed one of their i3 servers, with 8gb of ram and a 1tb hard drive. When I last used Kimsufi, you could install your own copy of windows if you provide a license, but apparently that feature has been removed, which surprised me, it's basically Linux only distributions. But, there was a rather nifty/useful guide I found thanks to Google where you use the live rescue system to boot off a premade Windows DVD, so I installed Windows 8.1 and have been using it now for a few weeks. It's been AOK, no issues what so ever, not bad for a server which is costing about £13!
I'm not sure exactly how Netflix decides what region you are based in. I've tried using DigitalOcean as a proxy, but it was still seeing me as coming from Region2. I've read that you need to use US based DNS servers.
Is running an unmanaged dedicated server *much harder* than running an unmanaged dedicted VPS?
I'm currently using a $40 8gb Linode plan. When I switched to SSL the handshake was a major bottleneck each time I posted an article. Every user had a white page for about 10 seconds while the handshake happened.
I'm wondering if a dedicated server may solve this issue. I like the benefits of http2.