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Hostworld – 1GB KVM VPS in Chicago or UK for £3.69/month plus more options

Hostworld - VPS Hosting ProviderAndrew from Hostworld has contacted us with a new exclusive offer for LowEndBox readers, this time with service location Chicago in addition to their typical Maidenhead, UK. Hostworld was last featured on LowEndBox in May to positive feedback and they are also an active member in our LowEndTalk community. Today’s offer is a combination of KVM VPS plans and reseller hosting and it’s worth noting that the VPS plans come with free Backup Storage and unlimited bandwidth – two very nice perks!

As always, if you purchase from them, please comment below about your experience!

You can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept PayPal, Credit/Debit Card, Bank Transfer, Apple Pay and Bitcoin as payment methods.

Here’s what they had to say: 

“As a company we are extremely proud of the services we offer and strive to offer the best possible service to all of our customers. We focus on performance, customer support and maintaining our network – providing excellent customer service is a priority to us. We strive to provide you with the most cost effective, reliable service in the industry offering an outstanding 99.9% uptime guarantee. We aren’t a middle man, all of our servers are co located to our private rack space in Maidenhead, UK. Our team has had extensive experience within the hosting industry over the past 10 years. We originally started as a website development company offering website design packages since 2017, however we have now expanded online to offer web hosting services.”

Here are the offers: 

LEB Special 1GB

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB Swap
  • 1x vCPU
  • 20GB SSD space
  • FREE 60GB Backup Storage
  • DDoS protection as standard
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1 Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • Pricing: £3.69/mo ~$4.58/mo

LEB Special 2GB

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB Swap
  • 2x vCPU
  • 30GB SSD space
  • FREE 90GB Backup Storage
  • DDoS protection as standard
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • Pricing: £5.79/mo ~$6.97/mo

Entry Hosting Package

  • 10 GB SSD Storage Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth & Domains
  • Unlimited Addon Domains/Email
  • cPanel Control Panel &  LiteSpeed
  • CloudLinux & Multiple PHP Versions
  • UK Servers & Expert 24/7 Support
  • One-Click Installs
  • Free Automatic Backups & migrations
  • Free Migration & SSL
  • Coupon: 50HOSTING
  • Pricing: £3.99/mo ~ $4.95/mo
Read more to check out their network information and E5 node specs.


How to Enable Google’s TCP BBR on a Linux VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm, by Jon Biloh

How to enable Google's TCP BBR on a Linux VPS

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd – LowEndBox appreciates your contribution as always! Be sure to check out RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox specials if you are looking for a KVM VPS.

Google’s TCP BBR, or “Bottleneck Bandwidth and Round-trip propagation time,” is a congestion control system based on cutting-edge technology. It is the same system used for traffic through Google.com, as well as YouTube. It was the reason that YouTube’s network throughput was increased by 4% annually. Moreover, Google’s BBR also significantly reduces latency as the querying, and queuing delays are minimized.

We have written this guide for you so that you can enable Google’s BBR on your Linux virtual private server.

There would be two steps in the guide, where step 1 can be optional in some instances. Let us start!


Are you following us on Facebook yet?

Tags: Date/Time: July 14, 2020 @ 4:21 am, by Jon Biloh

A few months ago we updated everyone that we are now actively using Facebook. This is a reminder that if you want to see great and cheap VPS, dedicated server, VPN and web hosting deals in your Facebook feed you should follow us now.

You can find our page here. From time to time we will be posting exclusive content on Facebook and running promotional give-aways and other exciting stuff.

As always, thanks for being a part of the Low End Box and Low End Talk community!

HostSlick.com – E5 Dedicated Servers from 44.99€/mo (Normally 59€/mo) hosted in The Netherlands!

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 13, 2020 @ 6:26 am, by Jon Biloh

HostSlick Dedicated Servers

Max from HostSlick sent us this offer and we’re excited about this one because it’s a bit different from what we’ve been featuring recently with deeply discounted dedicated servers in The Netherlands. They’ve been featured on LowEndBox three times before, which you can check out here.

In their own words:

“We run our own AS208046 and are Located in the old KPN tower in Lelystad, Netherlands which is now owned by Cellnex.  The Tower is part of the Dutch Emergency Infrastructure and is one of the only Datacenters in the Area that is above Netherlands flood risks, which makes it a secure place for Customers Data, compared to some other Datacenters.

I’m not only an Entrepreneur but its my hobby and livelong project. 10 Years ago I started with a cPanel/WHM Reseller. Which I moved then to a Dedicated Server in 2012 where we also offered OpenVZ6 VPS. It grow and grow in the years, we rented more and more Dedicated Servers until 2 years ago when we started owning Hardware. Since April 2019 we are selling Dedicated Servers and now we are getting larger and larger.  Running close to 150 Servers. All Servers and Hardware is 100% owned by HostSlick, not some banks or leasing providers.”

They’re a VAT Registered Business in Germany under VAT No.: DE309438342

TOS is available and their WHOIS is public.

Accepted payment methods: Bitcoin, Credit Card, PayPal, SEPA Bank Transfer, Giropay, Paysafecard

Here are the offers:


  • Intel Xeon E5-1650-V3 3.50Ghz
  • Cores/Threads – 6 Cores, 12 Threads
  • SSD/HDD – 480GB SSD
  • Port Speed – 1 Gbps
  • Bandwidth – 30TB
  • IP Addresse(s) – 1
  • KVM/Managment – Yes
  • Location – Lelystad, Netherlands
  • Normal Price: 59€/month
  • Price: 44.99€/month recurring
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  • Intel Xeon E5-2640-V1 2.50Ghz
  • Cores/Threads – 6 Cores, 12 Threads
  • SSD/HDD – 2x 480GB SSD
  • RAID – Hardware RAID HP P220i
  • Port Speed – 1 Gbps
  • Bandwidth – 30TB
  • IP Addresse(s) – 1
  • KVM/Managment – Yes
  • Location – Lelystad, Netherlands
  • Normal Price: 65€/month
  • Price: 55€/month recurring
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  • Intel Xeon E5-2620-V3 2.40Ghz
  • Cores/Threads – 6 Cores, 12 Threads
  • SSD/HDD – 2x 480GB SSD
  • Port Speed – 1 Gbps
  • Bandwidth – 30TB
  • IP Addresse(s) – 1
  • KVM/Managment – Yes
  • Location – Lelystad, Netherlands
  • Normal Price: 75€/month
  • Price: 65€/month recurring
  • [Order Now]

Plenty of additional dedicated server options are available, just talk to HostSlick!

More information, including “Why HostSlick” bullet points after the break.

Be sure to leave your experiences in the comments below.

Best Asia Optimized VPS and Hosting Providers

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am, by Jon Biloh

Best Asia Optimized Cheap VPS HostsIf you are looking for an Asia Optimized VPS, whether it be because you are located in Asia, or you have your audience/end-users located within the Asia region and want to provide the best network connectivity to your website/server, then you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, we will outline some of the best Asia Optimized VPS providers in 2020. Some of the qualifications we used to determine the providers to cover in this post include: track record/history, customer reviews, community engagement, network quality, providers/carriers in network blend, latency to Asia (tested using ping.pe), and more.

Generally speaking, VPS’s in the West Coast (i.e. Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose) should provide a decent latency to Asia given the geographic distance, however for those who are ultra-sensitive to latency – you will want to consider a provider with China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, PCCW, etc within their network blend. Before buying, ask the provider for a Looking Glass (or a test IP/test file) to test the speeds from your location before ordering. Your network experience will always vary from that of your friends for example, so always ask for a test IP before buying!


Community News: TheStack Launches New VPS Control Panel and 5 New Locations

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 12, 2020 @ 3:00 am, by Jon Biloh

As part of LowEndBox’s new “interesting news” series we are publishing, we recently received a submission from @StackNetwork on LowEndTalk. We found their news submission interesting because it includes a new in-house control panel software for their VPS platform, which puts them in a unique position of not simply using SolusVM like so many of their competitors in the industry. Hopefully they continue to develop their in-house system, as doing so will continue to help them stand out in the marketplace. 

TheStack was last featured on LowEndBox in April 2020 with a 4GB KVM offer based in Los Angeles

Here is the announcement we received from them:

Just released: New VPS Control Panel System Enters Production

We’ve worked out a new VPS system with some nice features, such as:

  • Power On/Power Off/Reboot VMs
  • Real-time CPU/Disk/Network graphs
  • HTML5 VNC Console
  • Reset VM password within 1 click without reboot
  • Reload OS from many templates, in a blazing fast speed, and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has been supported once it’s released
  • Snapshots & Backups
  • Firewall policies

Check out a picture of TheStack’s new VPS Control Panel:

TheStack also wanted to share that they’ve recently launched 5 New Locations for VPS

  • San Jose, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York City
  • Amsterdam, NL
  • Frankfurt, DE”

For those interested to learn more about TheStack, check out their website by clicking the banner below:

We are always looking for interesting community news!

Are you a hosting provider, VPN provider, or similar with interesting industry news? We’d like to hear from you. You can do so easily, either by sending us a message directly on LowEndTalk or by submitting a ticket on our helpdesk.

LaunchVPS – 512MB KVM VPS from $5.95/quarter plus other options from Philadelphia, PA Datacenter!

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 11, 2020 @ 8:24 am, by Jon Biloh

LaunchVPS is back with a new exclusive offer for LowEndBox after a few years! They were last featured in May 2017, over two years ago.  Overall LaunchVPS has been featured a handful of times since 2016, so they aren’t new around here. Today’s offer is for three different packages between 512MB RAM 3GB RAM KVM VPS hosted at their Philadelphia datacenter location. 

Their WHOIS is public and you can find their legal documents here. They accept PayPal, all major credit cards, and Bitcoin.

In their own words: 

“LaunchVPS offers performance optimized SSD virtual servers and web hosting solutions. Founded in 2014 and based in the Philadelphia suburbs, we strive to build and support high quality, cost-effective hosting solutions for our customers. We have over a decade of experience in the hosting industry in the field of virtualization, cloud, and application hosting.

In addition to high-quality infrastructure, we have a distinct passion for assisting and enabling our customers. Our main objective is to offer a solid foundation, very flexible options, and incredibly helpful support. We feel this combines to offer our customers a superior experience which benefits their relationship to their end-users and clients.

We own our server and network hardware running in a secure Philadelphia datacenter consisting of Supermicro servers packed with fast ECC RAM, SSDs in ZFS RAID for ~1Gbps I/O, hexa-core Intel CPUs, and A+B power all linked to our multi-homed BGP redundant network. Additionally, our single inclusive control panel is fully functional including an HTML5 console, power options, boot options, snapshots, backups, template & ISO library, and usage graphs.

We want to make it easy for the LEB community to get started with our robust hardware platform, reliable network, and easy to use management features by offering special prices on the following exclusive KVM plans! There is nothing to lose with our 45-day no questions asked refund!”

Here are the offers:


  • 512 MB ECC RAM
  • 1 Intel E5 Xeon CPU
  • 10 GB ZFS SSD
  • 512 GB Transfer
  • 500 Mbps Uplink
  • 1 IPv4
  • 1 /64 IPv6
  • KVM/Proxmox
  • $5.95 /quarter
  • $22.61 /year (Save additional 5%!)
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  • 1.5 GB ECC RAM
  • 2 Intel E5 Xeon CPU
  • 30 GB ZFS SSD
  • 1 TB Transfer
  • 500 Mbps Uplink
  • 1 IPv4
  • 1 /64 IPv6
  • KVM/Proxmox
  • $3.95 /month
  • $45.03 /year (Save additional 5%!)
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  • 3 GB ECC RAM
  • 2 Intel E5 Xeon CPU
  • 50 GB ZFS SSD
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • 500 Mbps Uplink
  • 1 IPv4
  • 1 /64 IPv6
  • KVM/Proxmox
  • Coupon: N/A
  • $5.95 /month
  • $67.83 /year (Save additional 5%!)
  • [Order Now]

More information after the break, including network information and node specifications.

Please remember to leave your comments below and let us know about your experience with this provider! 

What is a Hybrid Server? Hybrid Dedicated Servers Explained

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 10, 2020 @ 8:49 am, by Jon Biloh

Throughout the past year, you may have noticed more Hybrid Server offerings being featured here on LowEndBox. While this is a relatively new offering so to speak, the LowEndBox staff are working to get in touch with more hosting providers that offer this product to encourage them to create exclusive LEB deals for our readers to enjoy. However, this still leaves the question that some of our readers may be wondering: What is a Hybrid Server? This article, contributed by the folks at RackNerd.com, explains in detail what a hybrid server is, the benefits of a hybrid server, and some example use cases that a hybrid server might be a great fit for.

Read more to continue…


Interview: Q&A with Low End Talk Moderator Jcaleb (Jonathan Tan)

Tags: , Date/Time: July 9, 2020 @ 10:17 am, by Jon Biloh

Interview with Jonathan Tan, LowEndTalk Moderator

Today we are keeping it in the family, with another interview with the Low End Talk moderator/administration team – this time around it’s Jonathan Tan (aka @Jcaleb). If you’ve not already checked them out over the past few weeks we’ve recently published interviews with current Low End Talk moderator Raindog308 and past administrator Jarland – both are worth the read. Many thanks to Jonathan for taking the time to answer some questions and share a little bit more about his background. So without further delay, here we go!

Tell me about your background? How did you get into IT?

I graduated from De La Salle University in 1999 with a degree in Computer Science. I experimented early in my career, trying different things: research assistant in university doing artificial intelligence stuff, 3d graphics programming, mobile game programming back in the days of Symbian, client-server coding with Delphi, mainframe stuff, and web programming. After around 5 years, I ended up sticking with Java development. I am now a developer in a multinational fintech company doing buy-side software.

Aside from my day job, I do other programming stuff for fun. I do PHP stuff, wordpress plugins and themes, all for my personal needs.


Low End Box Offers Then (2009) And Now (2020)

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 8, 2020 @ 6:19 am, by Jon Biloh

Back in 2009 the original founder of Low End Box, “LEA” published an early version of what became the deal marketplace of Low End Box. That page has been inactive for years and years because it is not commercially relevant anymore, but is certainly interesting to check out to see just how far we have come in the past 11 years in the hosting industry.

Specifications have grown by 10x to 100x and prices have come down at the same time. Over that same period of time the traffic on Low End Box has gone from only a few hundred visitors a month to thousands a day. Add into the mix the traffic going to Low End Talk and the combined annual traffic on Low End Box and Low End Talk is 3800% higher now than in 2009.

Take a look at the deals published in September 2009 – 11 years ago!


Now fast forward 11 years to an offer review published in May 2020 to compare (a lot has changed):


Consider checking out our “Best Los Angeles VPS Providers” Overview for some awesome deals on West Coast US KVM and openVZ VPS offers.

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