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HostMayo Returns With Shared and VPS Offers (1GB at $2.50/mo in LA or Netherlands!)

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Host Mayo is back!  We featured them back in July of 2020 and they’ve returned with a nice range of KVM offers to tempt you.

We could say they’ve put out a nice spread to lettuce consider, sandwiched between…okay, I’ll stop with the mayonnaise puns.  Looking seriously, they’ve been around for five years (since April 2015) and have a refreshing motto: “Hosting for smart people”.  Their line includes shared and reseller hosting,  Linux and Windows VPS (including NVMe offerings), dedicated servers, and specialized WordPress hosting.

They also offer full server management, which is a service more people should take advantage of.  It’s one thing to buy a VPS and type through a tutorial to install things, but it’s another to tune it, defend it against attacks, and back it up properly.  If you haven’t got the sysadmin chops, consider adding server management to rest easy.

Their WHOIS is public and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept PayPal, Credit Card, BitCoins, and other cryptocurrencies.

Here’s what they had to say: 

“Host Mayo is a Powerful & affordable hosting provider since 2015. Over the span of last few years we have expanded our product range to cover all hosting products ranging from simple web hosting to enterprise level VPS and dedicated servers. We offer exceptional customer support and guarantee 99% uptime.”

More about their network and host nodes after the jump, but first…here are the offers:

1 GB VPS

  • 1GB RAM
  • 20 GB SSD Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1x IPV4
    KVM/Virtualizor
  • $2.50/month
  • $30/year
  • [ORDER]

2 GB VPS

  • 2GB RAM
  • 40 GB SSD Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 2 CPU Core
  • 2x IPV4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $5/month
  • $60/year
  • [ORDER]

3 GB VPS

  • 3GB RAM
  • 60 GB SSD Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 3 CPU Core
  • 3x IPV4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $7.50/month
  • $90/year
  • [ORDER]

4GB VPS

  • 4GB RAM
  • 80 GB SSD Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 4 CPU Core
  • 5x IPV4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $10/month
  • $120/year
  • [ORDER]

 

Economy
Shared

  • 5 GB Disk Space
  • 5 Domains
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Cpanel, MultiplePHP, NodeJS
  • $1/month
  • $12/year
  • [ORDER]

Professional
Shared

  • 15 GB Disk Space
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Cpanel, MultiplePHP, NodeJS
  • $1.50/month
  • $18/year
  • [ORDER]

Enterprise
Shared

  • 25 GB Disk Space
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Cpanel, MultiplePHP, NodeJS
  • $2.00/month
  • $24/year
  • [ORDER]

Corporate
Shared

  • 50 GB Disk Space
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Cpanel, MultiplePHP, NodeJS
  • $2.50/month
  • $30/year
  • [ORDER]

 

Conglomerate
Shared

  • 3/month
  • 36$/year
  • 100 GB Disk Space
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Cpanel, MultiplePHP, NodeJS
  • [ORDER]

Be sure to leave your comments if you are a customer or have questions!
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Quadranet: LA Dedicated Server (Xeon X3220 w/8GB, 1TB, DDoS Protection) for $39/mo!

Tags: , Date/Time: October 20, 2020 @ 10:05 pm, by raindog308

 John Ma from QuadraNet just sent over another exclusive, limited time deal for our readers on their Los Angeles hosted, DDoS-protected, Xeon X3220 Quad Core dedicated server model.  You can grab one of these for $39/mo with $0 setup fee until October 31st!

In their own words:

QuadraNet is a datacenter which has been operating since 2001. QuadraNet operates its own datacenter facilities with its own network infrastructure (AS8100), equipment and IP space. They started under the brand “OC3 Networks,” OC3 Networks acquired MultiPoint and then a subsidary brand to focus on dedicated servers was started under a brand named PacificRack. All these brands eventually came together merged into one, “QuadraNet.” They are well-known and popular in LowEndBox/LowEndTalk community as they are used by many VPS hosting providers.

Their WHOIS is public, they are a registered company in the USA, their legal docs can be found here, and they accept credit cards, PayPal, Checks, wire payments, Alipay, Tencent WeChat Pay, and cryptocurrency as available methods of payment.

Here’s the offer:

Los Angeles Dedicated Server – Until October 31

This offer includes 3Gbps of QuadraNet VEST DDoS Mitigation.
Intel Xeon X3220 Quad Core – 2.4Ghz, 8M Cache, 1066FSB
8GB DDR2 RAM
1TB Enterprise Level HDD
1U Supermicro Server – 4x Hot-Swap HDD Bays
KVM over IP, Remote Power Control, and more
10TB Monthly Public Transfer
100Mbps Public Network Uplink
100Mbps Private Network Uplink
/29 IPv4 Allocation – 5 Usable IPs
/64 IPv6 Allocation – Millions of IPs
Private VLAN
Remote Reboot
INCLUDES: Noction Intelligent Routing Platform Enabled Network
INCLUDES: 3Gbps Detect & Mitigate QuadraNet VEST DDoS Protection
Location: Los Angeles
$39/ months, $0 set up fee
Second Month 50% Off
[ORDER]

Network details available by reading more.

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Your Own Dedi for $5/mo? You Can With a Raspberry Pi From RPI Servers!

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

What’s the cheapest dedicated server you can possibly get?  You might think of a provider like Kimsufi, but there are providers offering dedis below even their rock-bottom offerings.  We’re not talking here about Xeons or even ATX-cased Core2Duos.  Rather, we’re referring to the Raspberry Pi.

What is a Raspberry Pi?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 8 years, you’ve at least heard the phrase “Raspberry Pi”.  The RPi is a single-board, all-in-one computer that is roughly the size of a credit card.  Priced under $100 (and for some models, under $40), they offer a lot of power in a small form factor.  For example, the current RPi Model 4 has a 1.5Ghz 64-bit quad-core ARM processor, up to 8GB of RAM, on-board Wifi/Ethernet/Bluetooth, USB 3.0, and dual-monitor HDMI 4K support.

You won’t be getting Ryzen performance on these systems and since you’re typically running on SD cards, I/O can be quite limited, but given the size and low power requirements, these little systems are marvels.

Raspberry Pi in a Datacenter?

From a performance perspective, you may often be better off running a plain old VPS given the Xeon-to-ARM performance advantage.  However, there’s something tantalizing about having your own dedi server where you can max out the CPU for as long as you like, not to mention the novelty factor of saying “yeah, my site runs on a Raspberry Pi”.

RPI Servers

Recently, I saw a post on LowEndTalk from @AlienData_Josh announcing a new brand called RPI Servers, offering hosted Raspberry Pis in Texas.  These little guys come with unmetered bandwidth (but if you’re planning on sustained load, please work with them to set an appropriate limit) and you can connect thumb drives or external USB.

RPI Servers accepts PayPal, Credit Cards via Stripe, and BitCoin.  First month is prorated after the 6th.

If you decide you want a Pi in the sky, be sure to tell us in the comments below how it goes!

Here’s the offer: 

Raspberry Pi 4
4GB RAM/16GB Drive

  • Quad Core 1.5Ghz
  • Raspbian OS
  • 1 IPv4
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • $5/mo
  • [ORDER]

Raspberry Pi 4
4GB RAM/256GB Drive

  • Quad Core 1.5Ghz
  • Raspbian OS
  • 1 IPv4
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • $7.50/mo
  • [ORDER]

Raspberry Pi 4
8GB RAM/256GB Drive

  • Quad Core 1.5Ghz
  • Raspbian OS
  • 1 IPv4
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • $10/mo
  • [ORDER]

 

Poll: Have you enjoyed our Q/A Interview Series?

Tags: , Date/Time: October 19, 2020 @ 6:12 am, by Jon Biloh

Starting earlier this year in April we began interviewing industry leaders in the hosting and software verticals as part of our LowEndBox Q/A Interview Series.

Now that we have published approximately a dozen interviews over the past few months we thought it would be a good opportunity to check in with our readers for some feedback.

If you’ve read the interviews, and we hope you have, are you enjoying them? If not, what are we missing? Please vote and then leave your comments below, we will be reading every comment and every vote in our continuous effort to improve.

Psychz Networks: $49/mo Dedi E3-1230v2 w/16GB of RAM in Los Angeles!

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 18, 2020 @ 12:36 am, by raindog308

Psychz Networks is coming at us with a dedi offer based in Los Angeles. For $49/month you get a Xeon e3-1230v2 with 16GB and either 256GB SSD or a 1TB HDD, all on a 1gbps link…which is unmetered!  They also offer IPMI and it comes with a /30 for ipv4.

Psychz also has some nice features that, while not unique, are pleasing to see.  For example, they offer Multi-Factor Authentication on accounts and a 99.9% SLA.  Also, if you find yourself growing with them you can deploy in many parts of the world – Europe, Oceania, Russia, even South America (Brazil) and South Korea (Seoul).  Their services include dedicated servers, colocation, CDN, backup servers, and DDOS-protected game servers.

Their WHOIS is public. You can find their ToS/Legal Docs on their website.  You can pay with Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, and Alipay.

If you decide to give them a spin, the LEB community would love to hear about your experience in the comments section below!

Here’s the offer: 

Dedi Offer
Los Angeles, CA

  • 16GB RAM
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 CPU
  • 256GB SSD or 1TB HDD
  • 1Gbps unmetered
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • /30 IPv4
  • IPMI: yes
  • $49/month
  • [ORDER]

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Interview: Q&A with Dejan from BunnyCDN

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 17, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Our LowEndBox Interview Series has featured many interesting personalities so far and today we’re excited to bring you an interview with the CEO and Founder of BunnyCDN, Dejan (aka @BunnySpeed on LowEndTalk).  I really enjoyed reading this interview and I think you will as well, as his incredible passion for his company and their fun culture really shines through.  I encourage you to visit their web site, which is one of the sharpest I’ve seen in a long time – very cool use of a memorable art theme (rabbits, which connote speed).

Tell me about your background and your company’s history?

BunnyCDN actually started as my personal side-project around 8 years ago while I was still working as a full time mobile software developer at a different company. I have always been a very creative person and worked on many small little projects or pieces of software to explore ideas or just for the fun of it.

Amongst other things at the time, I was running a mildly popular “Japanese PoP culture” website (wink) that was presenting an ever-increasing traffic bill. Back then, everyone was charging crazy prices for CDN bandwidth unless you were a large enterprise with a multi-year contract. Being from Eastern Europe, I practically had almost no money, so even the budget CDNs were somehow incredibly expensive. So in the good low-end spirit, I built my own simple CDN to speed up the content delivery. At that point, it was just one of the many little projects that I did.

While I was playing with the routing and checking the results, something clicked in my head and I realized that there is a clear market need for a service like that and likely there were many more website owners that would very much need a service like this.

After around 2 years of planning, going through ideas and development, I launched the first version, but starting without any kind of funding meant a slow and rocky start. Turns out starting a CDN is tricky when your budget is nonexistent and just a small peak of video traffic can overload your whole system. Also, if you’re the only one working on it, it will need your attention 24/7.

However, I kept working on it pretty much 7 days a week and tried to find solutions in software to solve hardware and cost issues and automate as much as possible. It was all very slow, but we were gradually getting some traction and with the help of a friend, I was able to move over full time in 2017.

After that, things really sped up. I could finally focus my full attention to what I loved and we started to build a proper team. Fast forward to 2020, we are now one of the top CDN brands out there and we’re now growing faster than ever with close to 10.000 customers already. Handling a random 100 Gbit peak of traffic over a couple of seconds is just a regular occurrence these days, so it’s been a very exciting journey for me to see the company grow and evolve.

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ServerPoint: 18 Years of Service (E3 Dedi from $59/mo in Las Vegas, NV, USA)

Tags: , Date/Time: October 16, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

You’d think that over 12 years, LowEndBox would have featured nearly every hosting provider in the known universe, but we’re still getting fresh offers from hosts who are appearing here for the first time.  Case in point: ServerPoint!

They’ve been in business for 18 years.  To put that in perspective, back in 2002 “How You Remind Me” by Nickelback was the #1 song, the first iPhone was still on the drawing board, and your PC probably came with a 60GB hard drive.  That’s some impressive staying power in a turbulent industry.

Besides longevity, they have 100% in-house support and are privately owned.  Their web site is pleasingly full, with a blog, system status, and a pretty generous affiliate program.

They offer more than just dedicated servers, with VPS and shared products as well, but today they’re bringing us some Xeon E3-1270 v2s in Las Vegas.  Looks like a pretty solid offer from a pretty solid shop, but as always, the community is final judge. So if you decide to try them out, be sure to leave a comment.

They are registered in Nevada as A+ Hosting (C8539-2002).  They accept credit cards and Paypal, and you can find their terms of service on their web site.

Here’s what they had to say, in their own words: 

“ServerPoint has been serving tens of thousands of clients with reliable, fast web hosting, dedicated servers and cloud server services for nearly 18 years. We provide 24×7 support round the clock. Our team is highly experienced and most have been with us for many years, allowing for a quick resolution to any challenges that may arise. We are obsessed with quality, redundancy and speed. We cut no corners in how we build our infrastructure. We’ll spend whatever is necessary to make our platform as stable as technology allows

Info on network after the jump but first, here are the offers:

Dedicated
Las Vegas, NV, USA

  • 16GB RAM
  • Xeon 4-Core E3-1270 v2 3.5GHz
  • 480GB SSD
  • 20TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1 IPv4
  • IPMI: yes
  • $59/month
  • [ORDER]

Dedicated
Las Vegas, NV, USA

  • 32GB RAM
  • Xeon 4-Core E3-1270 v2 3.5GHz
  • 960GB SSD
  • 20TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1 IPv4
  • IPMI: yes
  • $74/month
  • [ORDER]

Network information and node details available by reading more.

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How to Set Up Nameservers on a VPS

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: October 15, 2020 @ 6:14 am, by Jon Biloh

If you’re new here to the Low End Box community we’d like to thank you for stopping by, you have likely stopped by to find your new VPS provider, and most likely you have questions! Within the comments of this post, ask, we’ll answer! Or even publish an article on it.

This article topic was written by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd, a provider of KVM VPS solutions and more.

Most commonly people are interested in setting up nameservers within their VPS – we’ll cover a few basic things below.

The easiest and most redundant way to set up a nameserver is to utilize a free DNS service which would point to your VPS IP. You can then update your domain’s nameservers to the nameservers that the DNS service provides. These services include, but are not limited to:

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LowEndLOLs: Server Install

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 14, 2020 @ 12:26 am, by raindog308

Enjoy another episode of LowEndLOLs!

If you’re on mobile, click the image to see the full-sized version, which make render better on your device.

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Top Ten Things That Should Be In Your Dot Files

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: October 13, 2020 @ 6:49 am, by raindog308

Top Ten Things That Should Be In Your Dot Files“Dot files” are Unix configuration files that live in your home directory.  They’re often used to store user-specific choices and preferences.  For example:

  • .bash_profile is executed whenever you login via ssh (or any other method).  It is typically used to control your Unix shell experience.
  • .vimrc contains customizations for the Vim editor, while .emacs contains cusotmizations for the Emacs editor
  • .ssh is a directory that contains all of your ssh-related configurations
  • .vnc contains all of your VNC remote desktop configurations

Etc.  In this tutorial we’ll talk about some easy, common customizations that you can use to make Linux (or *BSD) more pleasant.

The ll alias

In .bash_profile:

alias ll='ls -al'

If you work in the shell a lot, this one alias will save you millions of keystrokes.  Every time you type “ll” instead of “ls -al” you will save 4 strokes.  It’s an extremely common alias.

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