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Finding your way on your first ever VPS – Part I

Tags: Date/Time: August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

In the past, I have shown you how to connect to your VPS over SSH on both Windows and Linux. But if you are a first-timer and you have never used a VPS before, you may be quite lost once you’re on your server. In this tutorial, I want to show you some basic commands for moving around your first ever (Linux-based) VPS.

I am going to assume a Debian-based distribution in my examples. I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 more specifically. Most commands should work on any Linux distribution; the only distribution-specific commands are those for the package manager.

Ready? Set? Let’s go!

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HudsonValleyHost – $48/year 2GB OpenVZ and more in 5 US locations

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

Ernie, from Hudson Valley Host, has written us with a special offer for LowEndBox readers! Hudson Valley Host are a New York based web hosting provider who began offering services over 10 years ago. They have been acquired by Velocity Servers in 2013. Velocity Servers is the parent company of ColoCrossing, which is in turn the company that owns and hosts LowEndBox.com! Hudson Valley Host have featured on LowEndBox several times since 2010. They’re running nodes with 32GB DDR3 RAM, an Intel Xeon E3V2 CPU and hard drives with hardware RAID10. These offers is available in several locations in the USA: Buffalo, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Chicago. This offer entails 25% off of their unmanaged VPS offering with the coupon leb25off14. Below is one special that is excluded from this coupon, but is exclusive to LowEndBox.com:

Exclusive: 2GB VPS

  • 2GB RAM
  • 50GB Disk space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $48/year
  • Order here
Regular: 512MB VPS

  • 512MB RAM
  • 50GB Disk space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: leb25off14
  • $3.75/month
  • Order here
Regular: 768MB VPS Windows

  • 768MB RAM
  • 20GB Disk space
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Windows 2008 included
  • Coupon: leb25off14
  • $5.25/month
  • Order here

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HolderHost – $15/Year 256MB OpenVZ, and more in Phoenix, AZ.

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 18, 2014 @ 3:00 am, by Rashid Alkhaili

Sam, from HolderHost, has sent in several offers for our beloved LowEndBox readers! HolderHost has been running for nearly two years, and is a registered company in New Zealand. The nodes that are used to house the virtual servers consist of Dual Intel Xeon L5639s, 4x 3TB HDDs in a RAID 10 configuration, and a whopping 72GB of RAM. They have never been featured on LowEndBox before, so here is to a warm welcome to our amazing community. Your comments and reviews are appreciated below.

 

 

256MB Plan

  • 1 vCPU cores
  • 256MB RAM
  • 20GB HDD
  • 300GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LEB$10OFF
  • $15/year
  • Order
512MB Plan

  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 512MB RAM
  • 30GB HDD
  • 500GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LET512
  • $3/month or $30/year
  • Order
1GB Plan

  • 4 vCPU cores
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 75GB HDD
  • 750GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LET1024
  • $5/month
  • Order
2GB Plan

  • 6 vCPU cores
  • 2048MB RAM
  • 150GB HDD
  • 1000GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LET2048
  • $7/month or $21/qtr
  • Order

Read how to get a free upgrade to 3GB of ram, inside!

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VelociHost – $40/Year 256MB SSD KVM, and more in Miami, FL.

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Rashid Alkhaili

Roger, from VelociHost, has sent us three exclusive offers, cheaper than ever before! These virtual servers are hosted on nodes with Intel Xeon E5 CPUs, SSD Drives on LSI hardware RAID10, and a 1Gbps uplink – all on their owned hardware at Colohouse, a SSAE 16 and PCI DSS compliant Miami, FL datacenter. A ServerBear benchmark has also been provided, so it should give you a rough idea of what you will get. They have been featured several times on LowEndBox before, and the reviews have been quite good. Your comments and reviews are appreciated, if you have used them.

 

256-KVM Plan

  • 1 vCPU core
  • 256MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 5GB SSD
  • 1000GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Coupon: BYDWYXK18R
  • $40/year
  • Order
384-KVM Plan

  • 1 vCPU core
  • 384MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 7GB SSD
  • 1000GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Coupon: 89ZNZ7HJEV
  • $4.20/month
  • Order
512-KVM Plan

  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 512MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 10GB SSD
  • 1000GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Coupon: CG9CB8IRJP
  • $5.50/month
  • Order

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RamNode – $15/year 128MB OVZ, $7/month 512MB KVM and more in 4 locations

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: August 15, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

RamNode_2014-07-24_10.59.24 Nick, from RamNode, did some big changes over the past couple of weeks to RamNode and their plans. This time we feature some of their new plans, but many more can be found on their improved website! RamNode LLC have been featured numerous times before. They came first in the last couple of Quarterly Top Provider Polls. RamNode owns their IP space (AS3842) and all their hardware and network equipment at all of their locations. Their network blend, depending on the location, contains (amongst others): GTT, NTT, TeliaSonera, and Cogent. Some of their recent changes include a new pricing system (no more coupons), increased disk space, and a new line of SSD servers. DDoS protection is being offered in all four location at additional cost. Reviews are mostly positive and their position in the Top Provide Poll attest to that. As always, feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments.

128MB CVZ

1024MB SVZS

512MB SKVMS

512MB CKVM

For more LowEnd offers, please check the RamNode website!
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LunarVPS – $5/month 512MB OVZ and $7/month 512MB Xen or KVM in Sweden or Switzerland

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: August 13, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

Lunarvps_European_Virtualization_Expert_-_2014-08-13_09.01.16Due to another host dropping out, I’m doing another surprise post this month! LunarVPS offers VPS in Switzerland and Sweden with a fair amount of bandwidth and you can even choose between OpenVZ, Xen, and KVM! You can even get a one-time 10% discount on OpenVZ servers with the coupon holly10.

The servers

OpenVZ

Xen

KVM

The domain name lunarvps.com has been registered since 2011 and is registered to a person in India. In addition to the above servers they also offer a DDoS-protected server, though that is well over LEB pricing limits. Servers are said to be set up instantly with the exceptions of add-ons. They claim to provide 24/7/365 support with an average 15-minute response time. Host nodes run disk arrays in RAID10. There also is a 99.98% uptime SLA for power and network, with credit being given if this uptime is not met. Let us know if you give these guys a shot!

Note that this is a surprise post. The host is not aware of this post being published, so don’t blame any low stock or other issues on them, please!

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MikroVPS – $3.85/month 256MB Xen, $5.64/quarter 256MB OVZ and more in Hungary

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: August 12, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

MikroVPS_Cost-effective_IT_solutions_-_2014-08-11_15.24.22Janos, from MikroVPS, is back with several offers in Budapest, Hungary! These offers include both Xen and OpenVZ machines of various sizes. I’ve listed four of the plans I was sent, but you are free to use the coupon code LEB2014 for their other plans to get 40% off the regular price! MikroVPS are a company who were founded in April 2012 as a sole trader by Janos himself. This is the second time we’re featuring them here. Since last time, they have also started offering OpenVZ offers. They use SuperMicro-based servers with AMD CPUs, which is rather uncommon. Personally I like to see offers with AMD CPUs, as it broadens the landscape we have here. Host nodes have either a AMD Opteron 4280 (OpenVZ) or 4386 (Xen) CPU, 32GB of RAM, 4x 1TB hard drives in RAID10 backup up by a RAID controller with BBU. Each VPS is assigned 1 IPv6 address but more are available for free upon request. All prices exclude VAT which only needs to be paid if you are from the EU and do not have a valid VAT number. I’m looking forward to hear any experiences you guys have with MikroVPS, so feel free to share them in the comments.

XEN-256M

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB Swap
  • 2 vCPUs (weight: 10)
  • 10GB HDD space
  • 500GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 1x IPv6
  • XenPV/SolusVM
  • Promo code: LEB2014
  • €2.95/month
  • $3.85/month
  • Order here
XEN-512M

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 2 vCPUs (weight: 20)
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 1500GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 1x IPv6
  • XenPV/SolusVM
  • Promo code: LEB2014
  • €4.33/month
  • $5.64/month
  • Order here
VZ-256

  • 256MB RAM
  • 1 vCPU
  • 10GB HDD space
  • 100GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 1x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Promo code: LEB2014
  • €4.33/quarter
  • $5.64/quarter
  • Order here
VZ-512

  • 512MB RAM
  • 2 vCPUs
  • 25GB HDD space
  • 250GB traffic
  • 1Gbit uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 1x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Promo code: LEB2014
  • €5.12/quarter
  • $6.66/quarter
  • Order here

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WeLoveServers – $8/year 256MB and $6/month 2GB in five locations (USA and UK)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: August 10, 2014 @ 6:43 am, by Maarten Kossen

WeLoveServers_-_Shared_Hosting_Reseller_Hosting_VPS_Hosting_High_Performance_VPS_USA_VPS_Europe_VPS_Dedicated_Servers_-_2014-08-10_08.42.21WeLoveServers also loves the LowEndBox community! Chris sent in these two deals with a very cheap annual machine. The 2GB VPS is available in all locations, the 256MB one just in the USA locations.

256MB VPS

  • 256MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 1 vCPU core
  • 10GB HDD space
  • 250GB traffic
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • USA ONLY
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $8/year
  • Order here
2GB VPS

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2.5GB vSwap
  • 4 vCPU cores
  • 80GB HDD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/month
  • Order here

WeLoveServers have been featured on LowEndBox quite some times before, since we first listed them in January 2013. As an extra bonus exclusively for LEB, anyone who orders can claim a free upgrade from a 100Mbps port to 1Gbps! After completing the order, open a ticket and they will have the upgrade to 1Gbps completed within ~30 minutes. They utilize Intel Xeon E3-1240 or dual Intel Xeon E5-2620processors with 32GB or 128GB of RAM and hard drives in hardware RAID10. Reviews have been consistently very good. As always, you are welcome to share your experience with them in the comments.

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WebSatNet – $6/month 1.5GB Xen VPS in Las Vegas

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: August 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

Websatnet_-_2014-08-08_08.31.40Kevin, from WebSatNet, has recently sent in this exclusive offer for LowEndBox readers for a Xen VPS in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA!

The offer

  • 24 shared CPU cores
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 60GB HDD space
  • 3TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x IPv4
  • XenPV/SolusVM
  • Coupon: lowendbox
  • $6/month
  • Order here

The domain websatnet.com has been registered since 2005, but I’m not sure whether they have been in business since. There is very little information in the ticket, other than the usual marketing stuff. It is also possible to get this as a Windows VPS though I think you’ll get a XenHVM in that case rather than XenPV. Backups are included with these servers, as are a 99.9% uptime guarantee, instant activation, and basic DDoS protection (no idea how it works, though). With this little information available, I’d urge everyone to be a bit cautious when ordering from these guys. As usual, please share your experiences in the comments!

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GigaPros – $48/Year 1GB & $7/Month 2GB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 7, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Rashid Alkhaili

Andy, from GigaPros, has sent us some exclusive OpenVZ deals from Dallas, the promotion is set to last for a one month period. GigaPros is a registered business (GigaPros.com LLC), and has been running for more than six consecutive years. They have been awarded multiple web hosting related awards throughout their operation too, and that is something nice to see. The virtual servers are hosted on nodes equipped with an AMD Opteron 6272 processor (16 cores), 32GB RAM, and SATA drives with a RAID 1 setup. GigaPros has never been featured on LowEndBox before, if you have a service with GigaPros or plan to order, please do leave a review or a comment below.

VPS-1024

  • 1 vCPU core
  • 1024MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 1024MB Burstable RAM
  • 80GB HDD space (RAID 1)
  • 1000GB bandwidth
  • 200Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $48/year
  • Order
VPS-2048

  • 2 vCPU cores
  • 2048MB Guaranteed RAM
  • 2048MB Burstable RAM
  • 160GB HDD space (RAID 1)
  • 2000GB bandwidth
  • 200Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/month
  • Order

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