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Hostodo – $12/year 512MB VPS in Los Angeles or Miami

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: May 29, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

hostodo com 2015-03-10 06-15-20Hassan, from Hostodo, has sent in some offers to LowEndBox. While two of them were identical to last time, the one below drew my attention and I considered it quite interesting.

The offer

This is by all means a very cheap and competitive offer. Whether it’s sustainable, though, I don’t know yet. Then again, at just 12 bucks a year it could be considered worth the risk. And if it turns out to work well, it’s an amazing deal. Hostodo is a registered company in Detroit, Michigan (as ODO Services LLC) and recently expanded to Miami. In Miami they offer a “huge discount on IPv4 addresses”, so that may be interesting to those still serving people with ancient OS or Palm Pilots. For all up-to-date people there’s a /112 IPv6 subnet included. Combined with SNI, you could serve the world with this machine. Reviews on the last post were fairly positive, though some remarks were made about Hassan’s former adventure ‘ReverseHosts’ and a somewhat improper ending of that one. It seems as though he has turned things around. Regardless, we’re still looking to hear from those that try out this offer!

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Mean Servers – KVM with Free DirectAdmin from $5/month in Denver

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: May 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Jonathan Tan

MeanServers

David, from Mean Servers, is back with another exclusive offer for the LowEndBox readers. Similar to their previous offer, they included two KVM plans located in Denver, Colorado, USA. But they are giving more resources this time around for the same price. On top of that, they included free DirectAdmin for both package. This is truly a great value offer. So a big thanks to David for bringing this to the community!

512MB KVM

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1 CPU core (x2 priority)
  • 40GB SSD-Cached SAS HDD space
  • 500GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /96 IPv6
  • Free DirectAdmin
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $5/month
  • Order here
1GB KVM

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1 CPU core (x3 priority)
  • 100GB SSD-Cached SAS HDD space
  • 1500GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /96 IPv6
  • Free DirectAdmin
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $7/month
  • Order here

Mean Servers was founded in May of 2014. They are a registered company in Great State of Colorado and their WHOIS information is public. They own all their equipment and their office is at the same building as the data center. They also have their own IP addresses directly from ARIN, and do not depend from allocation of their upstream. These are all positive indicators that they are into long term business operation.

We do not have information on exact host node build. But what we know is that they are using Intel Xeon Processors running at 2.93 GHz, 15k SAS drives in RAID 10, and are connected to a 10Gbps uplink. They take pride that they have amazing network and that their setup is supports both IPv4 and IPv6 natively, without using tunnels. David also told us that they NEVER oversell, and that they could easily upgrade resources of any plan within 15 minutes! We would appreciate if current customers will share their feedback at the comment section below.

PayPal, credit cards (through Stripe), and Bitcoins are payment methods available. They offer a 48 hour money back guarantee to all new clients. If a customer is not happy within 48 hours for any reason, refunds will be given minus the cost of any addons. (Note that it may take upto 7 days to process a refund, to ensure that TOS and AUP were not violated). Support via ticket is available 24/7, but phone and live chat are also in place during business hours (9AM to 5PM Denver time). They provide 99.99% SLA. As always, kindlyread their Terms of Service carefully before making any purchase.

Network information

Handy Networks – Denver, Colorado, USA
Test IPv4: 104.219.169.11
Test IPv6: 2607:fc88:0:981::1
Test File: http://den.meanservers.com/lg/10MB.tar.gz
Looking glass: http://den.meanservers.com/lg

Tutorial – The LowEndCluster – Part 4

Tags: Date/Time: May 26, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

lowendtutorial

It’s time for the fourth and final part in the LowEndCluster series, a series of tutorials aimed at effectively using LowEndSpirit or very budget/low-resource boxes to create a redundant cluster hosting a WordPress website for less than $50/year!

As I said last time, we’re focusing on redundancy, not automated fail-over or scaling; that’s for future tutorials. I’m using the easiest approach possible on all aspects of this, which gives us plenty of room to improve in the future as well as keeping it easy to understand right now. While I’m writing this as part of a LowEndCluster series, each tutorial in itself has value as well and many of them can be applied to other situations as well. For example, the MariaDB master-slave tutorial and the filesystem one today can be used perfectly fine to keep a spare copy of, say, an existing Observium machine. The only limit is your imagination ;-)

This week we’re going to install our filesystem, which will be SSHFS-based and we’ll be using rsync to move all the data to the second server. It’s really quite simple to be honest, but very effective! Let’s get cracking!

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Prometeus – 18th Birthday Special – Xen and OpenVZ from $6.90/month in Milan

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 24, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

prometeus net 2015-05-22 16-52-43Each year, these posts get more special to write, but at 18, it’s a very special one. Salvatore has shared these offers with the community to celebrate Prometeus18th birthday!

XP18

  • 1.8GB RAM
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 180GB HDD space
  • 1.8TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 2x IPv6
  • XenPV/SolusVM
  • €6/month ($6.90)
  • Order here
VZSSD18

  • 1.8GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 50GB SSD space
  • 1.8TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 4x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • €18/6 months ($21.60)
  • Order here

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. This provider is older than most people are that are running some “providers” on LET. And that is worth a lot of very big heartfelt congratulations from all of us!

1997 was the year that I got introduced to the internet, actually. Dialing up each morning around 06:30 with my dad to track the Withbread Round the World Race progress. And Salvatore was busy doing hosting! It’s incredible. But what’s even more incredible is that they are still around today offering simply stellar service and servers at insanely low prices. I’m not just talking about their regular offering, but also about iwStack: the first real cloud within LowEnd price range!

I could now bother you with the details of the massive host nodes that Prometeus uses, but instead I’m going to give you this coupon for 18% off of any invoice (one invoice only)! The coupon is 18OneOff! It’s valid for all servers other than the ones above, so it’s also valid for iwStack credits.

I invite you, please, to share your congratulations in the comments for Salvatore and the rest of Prometeus for having been with us for 18 years!

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Secure Dragon – 128MB OVZ in 9 US locations for $2.49/month and more

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 22, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

screenshot-securedragon net 2015-05-20 11-20-03Joe, from Secure Dragon, didn’t send in a ticket to inform us of these VPS he offers. Instead, I went to his website and decided to list it from there, as part of my initiative to start listing offers from providers on my own initiative.

O128

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 10GB HDD space
  • 500GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Wyverin
  • $2.49/month
  • $14.99/year
  • Order here
O512

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 20GB HDD space
  • 750GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Wyverin
  • $4.99/month
  • $39.99/year
  • Order here
O1024

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 25GB HDD space
  • 1000GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Wyverin
  • $6.99/month
  • Order here

Secure Dragon has been around for quite a long time now and Joe was helping out LowEndAdmin during the first years of the website. He was even one of the first LET members on Vanilla. He has been slowly building and expanding his business which now spreads across a whopping nine US locations. On top of that, they have their custom control panel called Wyverin (which is being continuously improved), they own all their servers in all locations, and they get their IPs from ARIN. Reviews are predominantly very positive and I can attest to that myself. If you are currently a customer at Secure Dragon or decide to pick up one of these boxes as a result of this post, please let us know how things go!

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Cheap Windows VPS – $5.25/month 768MB Windows KVM and more in the USA

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: May 20, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

cheapwindowsvps com 2015-05-12 06-44-42Tony, from Cheap Windows VPS, is back with a LowEndBox exclusive for a 768MB Windows VPS in Buffalo, New York, USA.

768MB RAM

  • 768MB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 30GB SSD space
  • 750GB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $5.25/month
  • Order here
1.15GB RAM

  • 1.15GB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 45GB SSD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $7/month
  • Order here

Cheap Windows VPS has been around for a while and we have featured them several times before. This is the first time the 768MB server pops up and it’s been created especially for LowEndBox. The 1.15GB was their Black Friday Special and Tony asked me to include that here as well, as it’s back for a limited time. Needless to say these are quite competitive Windows VPS offers. Host nodes are configured with Dual Intel E5-2620v2 CPUs, 128 GB RAM, and 8x 1TB SSDs in hardware RAID50. We’re looking forward to hear how these guys are doing since in the last offer Tony noted hosts were getting 20% less customers than before in order to improve performance.

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CosmosTeck – $6/month 4GB OpenVZ and $7/month 4GB/4IP Cloud in Los Angeles

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: May 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

CosmosTeck-Portal_Home_-_COSMOS_NETWORK_TECHNOLOGY_LTD_-_2014-08-04_14.59.08Steven, from CosmosTeck, has sent in these two offers for LowEndBox readers. One of them is a VPS, the other one is a resource account.

4GB Resource Pool

  • 4 instance limit
  • 4GB RAM
  • 4x vCPU
  • 40GB HDD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 4x IPv4
  • 10x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: lowendboxcloud
  • $7/month
  • Order here
4GB VPS

  • 4GB RAM
  • 4x vCPU
  • 40GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/Virtualizor
  • $6/month
  • Order here

There are 50 resource pool accounts available, so be quick!

CosmosTeck has lowered the price of their 4GB OpenVZ with $1/month since last time we featured them, making it an even more competitive offer. It does come with normal hard drive space now, whereas last time it was listed as SSD space. Their resource account allows you to create a maximum of 4 VPS with the resource that are available, though you may create less as well. Comments on their last offer were mixed, with some being very satisfied and one person seemingly having hit a bit of a bump with support. CosmosTeck have been around a while, though, with their first offer dating back to 2013. They started in 2011, meaning they go back four years, which is quite something given today’s standards; they are a registered company as well. As always, feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments!

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We Love Servers – $30/year 1GB KVM and $7/month 1GB Windows KVM in LA

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: May 17, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

weloveservers net 2015-05-12 06-23-50Jason, from We Love Servers, sent in a ticket to let us know about their new KVM-based product range in Los Angeles, including Windows VPS!

KVM 1GB

  • 1GB RAM
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 5x IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $30/year
  • Order here
KVM 2GB

  • 2GB RAM
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 5x IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $6.95/month
  • Order here
Windows VPS 1024

  • 1GB RAM
  • 40GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 5x IPv6
  • Windows 2008
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Coupon: SECRETPROMO50OFF
  • $7/month
  • Order here

We know We Love Servers from their big bang-for-buck offers with a focus on annual deals. They’ve done some quite interesting deals before, especially in the UK. Their support is a bit hit-or-miss for some people, but at this price point one may think that that’s acceptable. Host nodes run dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 CPUs, 128GB of RAM, and hard drives in RAID10. rDNS is available from within SolusVM, though I’m not sure if that’s for both IPv4 and IPv6. If you are currently a customer with We Love Servers: we look forward to hearing from you how these boxes perform!

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Incloudibly/CoinsHost – Switzerland Xen VPS starting at $9.24USD/quarter for 512MB

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: May 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

coinshost com 2015-05-12 06-07-37We were made aware by one user of these very good offers for a VPS in Zurich, Switzerland, offered by CoinsHost which is part of incloudibly. These VPS are Xen-based and run on an OnApp platform.

VPS-V0

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1 CPU core
  • 20GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 10Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • XenPV/OnApp
  • $9.24/quarter
  • Order here
VPS-V1

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1 CPU core
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 10Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • XenPV/OnApp
  • $15.42/quarter
  • Order here

CoinsHost is part of Incloudibly, who seems to have a similar offering bit with longer billing terms. CoinsHost is primarily based around paying with BitCoins, though you can also pay with money. These VPS come with a 10Gbps uplink, which is quite exceptional for a VPS in Europe with this price. Host nodes have dual Intel E5645 CPUs, 192GB of RAM, SAN-based storage, and 4x 10Gbps uplink. That’s a pretty serious setup. There’s 24/7 technical support via chat, e-mail, and tickets. If you give these guys a short or are already a customer, please share your experiences with us in the comments!

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Virpus – $21.25/year 512MB and $4.25/month 1GB XenPV VPS in Seattle

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: May 14, 2015 @ 1:00 am, by Jonathan Tan

Virpus

Kenneth, from Virpus, is back with an exclusive XenPV VPS offer located in Seattle, USA. This is in line with the launch of their new SSD-Cache VPS plans that provides excellent value and performance. The promo code LEB-2015-1 gives a 15% recurring discount. On top of that, they will include DirectAdmin free of charge! For those interested, I encourage you to hurry before this offer expires.

512MB XenPV

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB Swap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 25GB SSD-Cached RAID 10 Disk
  • 1.5TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • XenPV/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LEB-2015-1
  • $21.25/year
  • Order here
1024MB XenPV

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 2048MB Swap
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 50GB SSD-Cached RAID 10 Disk
  • 3TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • XenPV/SolusVM
  • Coupon: LEB-2015-1
  • $4.25/month
  • Order here

Virpus.com is a Wow Technologies, Inc. company founded in 2006. Their parent company was founded in 2001 and houses such customers as Microsoft, Vulcan, Moz, Rosetta Stone, Intelius and more in 18,000 sq. ft. data center in Seattle WA along with 8 other global locations. They have been featured here multiple times before with their first offer dating way back in 2010. I could say that they are a very established company and will probably stay for a very long time in the hosting business.

Exact host node information is not available. The only thing we know is that they are using Xeon processors and that the disk is SSD-Cached in RAID10 configuration. The prices they sent us for this is cheaper that their last couple of offers. However, past reviews were not very positive. It would greatly help our readers if current customers will share their feedback below in the comments section. We would love to hear if their serviced improved with the recent acquisition by Wow Technologies.

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