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YourLastHost – 2GB OpenVZ $39/yr and plus free web hosting!

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am, by Jon Biloh

Hudson Valley Host

Today we are featuring YourLastHost and their first ever LowEndBox Offer! They are a registered business in the state of Wyoming, USA and they currently accept PayPal and Bitcoin. Their TOS is located here and their AUP can be found here. Justin has indicated all plans below come with a free shared hosting package (1GB Disk, 50GB Bandwidth, 5 addon domains) and upon receiving the welcome details for your VPS, you will also receive the ordering information for their free shared hosting package.

In their own words:

“YourLastHost is a company that was started in March 2016 and has continued to offer hosting ever since. We are focused primarily in the LowEnd market, but it is our philosophy to provide quality services while within the LowEnd market’s price range. While this is certainly the goal of many LowEnd hosting companies, we have been quietly providing our services for nearly 9 months with no complaints or issues whatsoever. We are particularly proud to offer many features that cannot often be offered by many LowEnd companies, including 24.7 support, a 90-day money back guarantee, RAID-10 disks and dual processor nodes.”

Here are the specials:

512MB OVZ, Unmanaged

  • 512 MB RAM
  • 512 MB vSwap
  • 75 GB HDD
  • 3 vCPU Cores
  • 1.5 TB Traffic
  • 1 IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ + SolusVM
  • $2.45/month
  • $12/year
  • [Order Now]
2048MB OVZ, Unmanaged

  • 2048 MB RAM
  • 2048 MB vSwap
  • 150 GB HDD
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 3 TB Traffic
  • 1 IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ + SolusVM
  • $4.79/month
  • $39.00/yr
  • [Order Now]

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ChicagoVPS – 4GB Windows VPS from $10/mo and 5GB OpenVZ from $5/mo!

ChicagoVPS
ChicagoVPS is back again with more amazing deals for our readers. The below packages come with 1Gbps ports and are discounted for the life of the service. Once these packages are gone, they’re gone so act quickly if you’re interested! Accepted payment methods are through PayPal, Credit Cards and Bitcoin. Servers will be setup instantly once your payment has been made, given that you don’t trigger any fraud protection measures.

ChicagoVPS has a long history in the Low End Box market serving customers for many years and has been featured a bunch of times, having first been posted on Low End Box on October 16, 2010!  The ChicagoVPS brand manager, Nick, is also an administrator, and an active user, on Low End Talk. ChicagoVPS, despite their name, actually offers service in Chicago, Dallas, Buffalo, and Los Angeles. Backups are available for an extra cost, just submit a ticket in their customer center.

4GB KVM Windows VPS

  • 4GB Dedicated RAM
  • 8x vCPU
  • 100GB Disk Space
  • 4TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 2x IPv4
  • Windows Server 2008 or 2012
  • KVM
  • *LIMITED QUANTITY*
  • $10/mo – [Order Now]
  • $100/yr – [Order Now]
5GB OpenVZ Linux VPS

  • 5GB RAM
  • 4x vCPU
  • 100GB Disk Space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • Linux Templates
  • OpenVZ
  • *LIMITED QUANTITY*
  • $5/mo – [Order Now]
  • $50/yr – [Order Now]

Network information is available after the break!

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HostVenom – 1GB KVM $7/mo and bare-metal E3’s for just $49/mo!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm, by Jon Biloh

Hudson Valley Host

Brandon from Host Venom, LLC just sent us over an exclusive offer for our readers and this will be their first time being featured on LowEndBox. They are a registered business in the state of New York, USA and have been in business since 2012. Their TOS/AUP is located here and lastly they accept PayPal, Credit Card’s and Bitcoin.

In their own words:

“HostVenom LLC was founded in June 2012 with the maximizing customer value, without sacrificing the quality of our service. Our services are all provided on company owned hardware, in an enterprise grade datacenter with a premium network. Our team has over fifteen years of combined experience in the hosting industry and we are actively expanding our products and services to meet the needs of our customers.”

Here are their exclusive specials:

KVM VPS

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 25GB SSD Space
  • 2TB Transfer
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: LEBEXCLUSIVEVPS
  • $7.00/mo – [Order Now]
E3-1230v2 Dedicated Server

  • Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1x 500GB SATA -or- 1x120GB SSD
  • 5TB Transfer
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • /29 IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • IPMI: Yes
  • Coupon: E3LEBEXCLUSIVE
  • $49.00/mo – [Order Now]

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HudsonValleyHost – 4GB OpenVZ $5/mo, 500GB HDD OpenVZ $7.50/mo and 40% OFF Site-Wide!

Hudson Valley Host

Hudson Valley Host sent in a some great deals for the start of 2017. As most of you already know, Hudson Valley Host is owned and operated by the same company that owns Low End Box and Low End Talk, ColoCrossing.com, so you can trust that your services will be to your complete satisfaction. ColoCrossing is an INC5000, Deloitte 500 and Buffalo Fast 50 company — all recognitions awarded to the fastest growing companies in the United States. Hudson Valley Host was first featured on Low End Box in 2010, for those seeking some nostalgia.

Don’t want to keep you waiting, here are the exclusive specials:

Self-Managed 4GB OpenVZ VPS

  • 4GB RAM
  • 4x vCPU
  • 300GB HDD Space
  • 5TB Transfer
  • 100Mbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • Linux Templates
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $5.00/mo – [Order Now]
  • Normally $20.00/month
  • $49.00/yr – [Order Now]
Self-Managed 500GB OpenVZ Storage VPS

  • 1GB RAM
  • 2x 3.4Ghz Cores
  • 500GB HDD Space
  • 5TB Transfer
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • Linux Templates
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7.50/mo – [Order Now]
  • Normally $15.00/month
  • $79.00/yr – [Order Now]

JAN2017” for 40% off anything on the HudsonValleyHost site except for dedicated servers, hybrids, managed services, domains, addons and licenses.

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WootHosting – BOGO 2GB OpenVZ VPS for $36/yr and More!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm, by Jon Biloh

Jason from WootHosting sent over an exclusive offer for us. They have been offering services since 2007 and are based out of the PhoenixNAP datacenter in Arizona, USA. This offer includes a special BOGO (buy one get one free) offer on their 2GB OpenVZ VPS plan, so for just $36/year you get 2 x 2GB systems! They are also giving all customers from LowEndBox a free upgrade to 1Gbps ports exclusive just for this offer. They accept PayPal and Credit cards and their TOS/AUP can be found here.

In their own words:

“WootHosting is overseen by our staff of life-saving technical support engineers, network engineers, and virtualization experts to provide our clients with a truly streamlined hosting experience. We are hosted in the enterprise PhoenixNAP datacenter, one of the few facilities in the United States that is in a region not affected by natural disasters!

Initially, WootHosting was a company that provided basic web hosting packages to small businesses around the globe, in 2010, WootHosting expanded its portfolio and began offering virtual private hosting, along with dedicated servers. In the years since, we’ve become a trusted partner for providing a wide-array of elegant complex hosting solutions at equally attractive values.

Host Node Specifications:

– Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.30 GHz
– 32GB DDR3 RAM
– 4x 2TB HDDs
– Hardware RAID10
– Full Duplex 1Gbps uplink

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VirMach – 2GB OpenVZ $31.50/yr, 4GB KVM $67.50/yr and more!!!

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 4, 2017 @ 6:00 am, by Jon Biloh

Today we are featuring a new offer from one of our trusted hosts, VirMach. Amir submitted their first offer with us back in 2014 and they have been in business for going on 3 years. They mentioned they have extended their refund policy to 1 week for this offer as they are confident our users will absolutely love their services. Their terms of service can be reviewed here and they accept PayPal, Credit Card and Bitcoin as forms of payment. They are a registered business in the state of Oklahoma. Lastly, they mentioned all offers below come with free 10Gbps DDoS protection in their New York location!  What a deal!

In their own words:

“Many KVM virtualization services now have more starting disk space and OpenVZ packages now have more CPU, at no extra cost. By keeping abuse levels down, having a small team, and a large customer-base, we are able to have competitive pricing along with great service. In addition, we are improving our 100% uptime guarantee by automatically applying credits to your account for any downtime. We hope LEB customers enjoy our snappy RAID 10 SSD nodes, our improved support, and additional services/features to come in the future!”

Host Node Specifications:

– 2x Intel Xeon E5-2620v1/2/3/4 CPU
– 128GB to 256GB RAM (DDR3 & DDR4)
– 4x 1TB SSDs to 8x 1TB SSDs
– Hardware RAID10 w/ BBU
– 1Gbps uplink, 10Gbps protection in NY

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Inertia Networks – 4GB KVM for $120/year, limited to 13 uses

Tags: Date/Time: January 3, 2017 @ 8:52 am, by Jon Biloh

Inertia Networks

John from Inertia Networks, LLC recently submitted their first exclusive offer for Low End Box readers, and so here it is! Their WHOIS is public and Terms of Service is available for review here. Because this is a relative new comer to the Low End Box community it is important to point out that Inertia Networks is a registered business, which can be verified here. Accepted payment methods include PayPal and Credit Card.

In their own words:

“Inertia Networks is a small provider located in Wisconsin that is looking to offer services to more clients. We run a spam-free network, and have a very low tolerance for abuse. We offer support via email, ticket, phone and live chat. Additionally, clients will benefit from our all in one control panel, incorporating both billing and VPS management into one panel. No longer do you need to juggle a SolusVM and billing panel login. If you would like a custom ISO, or a new template to be added, just ask and we will add it for you.”

OFFER:
– 4GB RAM
– 4GB Swap
– 4x vCPU
– 200GB HDD space
– 4TB transfer
– 1Gbps uplink
– 1x IPv4
– /64 IPv6
– KVM
– $120/year
Order

Read more for node specs and datacenter information. Be sure to leave comments on your experience with Inertia Networks!

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OpenVZ, Xen, and KVM – the differences, the advantages, a comparison

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 1, 2017 @ 3:28 am, by Jon Biloh

This editorial has been written by Anthony Smith from Inception Hosting. Thank you, Anthony, for your valued contribution to LowEndBox!

This overview is intended to be just that, this is just the first installment and is not intended as a fine detail technical paper simply a no nonsense overview to help in your decision making.

While this may be old news some some the subject comes up time and time again, what is the difference, which one is faster, which one should I use and so on so initially let’s start with a non exhaustive comparison table:

KVM

KVM is full hardware virtualisation, you can run almost any operating system as a guest BSD/Windows/Linux and with virtio driver you will get near native performance, some experiments have shown only 3% loss on native hardware under ideal circumstances.

It does support installation from ISO and also template based installation, it comes with good separation in terms of privacy, it can suffer I/O lag under heavy load which impacts the guest operating systems and the host operating system.

Each guest (VM) runs as a process on the host node while this is great for discovering which guest is causing issues when required it can also cause problems if the host is under heavy load all guests suffer.

You can over allocate Ram with little effort however in most cases unless the host is full SSD this is unlikely to happen due to the overhead it puts on the host node and subsequent and obvious performance issues.

Due to KVM being native in most modern kernels it does lend a performance advantage over others in some circumstances and is still fairly new and under very active development.

Most people select KVM for excellent performance and flexibility although perhaps not quite as stable as Xen due to maturity.

XEN

Xen comes in 2 flavors but can run simultaneously on the same physical host, Xen PV (paravirtualisation) and HVM (full hardware virtualisation)

Xen PV guests (in the hosting industry) tend to be template based for repid deployment and snappy performance, you can run your own kernel in Xen PV and this is pretty much default these days, you can only run Linux on Xen PV (BSD with additional configuration is possible but not common).

Xen HVM runs much like KVM it has better drivers for Linux based distributions as PV has been available by default since around 2006 in most kernels so you do not need to install virtio for a performance boost however NetBSD and windows perform poorly on Xen HVM compared to KVM, while you can over come this to some degree on Windows with Xen PV drivers for Windows it does not run as well as KVM out of the box so to speak.

Xen is quite old now and very mature, most people select Xen for good performance with exceptional stability.

Xen hosts will usually pre-allocate Ram and CPU cores to the xen hypervisor so it has its own dedicated resources that guests cannot impact on to achieve stability.

OpenVZ

OpenVZ is hugely popular in the hosting industry due to its rapid deployment and very high density, it achieves this as the host kernel is shared with the guests along with ram, cpu and disk, with fairly basic separation between guest and host the I/O bottleneck is almost none existent.

In terms of disk access speed and disk latency OpenVZ is a clear winner when compared to KVM and Xen however this comes at the cost of lack of separation in terms of privacy and also in terms of how much impact 1 guest OS can have on both the host node and other guests, all individual processes are visible to the host node and you cannot encrypt your data.

OpenVZ supports Linux only (unless using the commercial parallels which will support windows in a fashion)

OpenVZ can also be nested inside Xen or KVM to achieve even greater density, due to the volume of containers you can run on a single host node this keeps the price of OpenVZ much more competitive than KVM and Xen.

Gestion DBI – 768MB OpenVZ VPS for $3/mo CAD and More!

Tags: Date/Time: December 30, 2016 @ 7:31 am, by Jon Biloh

Gestion

David from Gestion DBI recently sent in an exclusive Low End Box offer, which we’re excited to feature today. Gestion DBI is a new-entrant to the Low End Box market place and David is keen to make a positive impression. Their WHOIS is public and accepted payment methods include PayPal, Credit Card, Bitcoin and 2Checkout. You can review their terms of service here and their AUP is available here. Also important to mention is that they are registered business in Quebec Province, Canada.

In their own words:

At Gestion DBI, our goal is to be your one-stop shop for all your IT needs. We are specialists that can help you get things done, providing services including IT Consulting, Network Equipment Installation, Sales and Repair, and last but not least hosting. Hosting with Gestion DBI means many things – you can easily scale from a VPS to a dedicated server, get a powerful server for cheap and receive great customer support. With 4000+ individuals and businesses trusting us with their daily operations, what are you waiting for? Join us now!

Offer #1:
LEB16-OVZ768
– 768MB RAM
– 1x vCPU
– 30GB HDD space
– 1TB transfer
– 1Gbps uplink
– 1x IPv4
– IPv6 subnet
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– 3.00$CAD/month
– 25$CAD/year
– Locations: All our locations
– Order link: http://gdbi.pw/leb16a

There are more offers after the break, plus machine and datacenter information and a giveaway. If you grab a service from Gestion DBI be sure to leave your comments too!

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OnACloud.com.au – 1GB OnApp Powered Cloud in Melbourne, Australia for 9.95/mo AUD

Tags: , , Date/Time: December 28, 2016 @ 3:16 am, by Jon Biloh

OnACloud

Tom, from OnACloud.com.au sent in this excellent, exclusive offer to Low End Box hosted on their OnApp powered cloud in Melbourne Australia. We love the uniqueness of this product, as affordable cloud services are still somewhat more rare down under. This is the first time OnACloud.com.au has been featured on Low End Box, and for that reason we’ve put them in the “New Provider” category.

In their own words:

On A Cloud – Quality Australian Web Hosting & IT Services, 100% Australian Owned & Hosted. On A Cloud also has 24/7 support via email, ticket system, live chat or phone to ensure if you get stuck with anything our engineers will be able to resolve the issues quickly and professionally! All of our Virtual Cloud Servers are powered by the OnApp Management Panel and come with automated and completely free backups, with Daily, Weekly and Monthly data retention!

VPS Mini
Ram – 1 GB
Disk – 25 GB
DDoS Protected Bandwidth – 200 GB Per Month
IPv4 – 1 Address
IPv6 – Free On Request
Virtualization – KVM
Location – Melbourne, Australia
ONLY $9.95/mo AUD

Read more for datacenter and hardware information.

If you take the dive down under with OnACloud please be sure to leave your feedback in the comments!

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