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[BLACK FRIDAY DEAL] ChicagoVPS – 4GB Windows VPS for $8.99/mo (normally $34.95/mo) and 60% OFF Site Wide

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: November 24, 2017 @ 7:00 am, by Matt Zelasko

Nick, the ChicagoVPS brand manager, has sent in their BIGGEST sale ever for our Black Friday bonanza.

There are two primary packages to pick from below but if you don’t see what you need they also have a site wide sale running, just use coupon code “BFLEB2017” for 60% off anything on their site except for dedicated servers, domains, addons and licenses. Nick has advised that there is a limited stock available so be quick to purchase if you are in the market — once they are gone they are gone and will not be restocked at this price.

4GB KVM Windows VPS

  • 4GB Dedicated RAM
  • 2x vCPU
  • 75GB SSD Disk Space
  • 4TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 2x IPv4
  • Windows Server 2008, 2012 or 2016
  • KVM
  • $8.99/mo (normally $34.95/mo)
  • [Order Now]
5GB OpenVZ Linux VPS

  • 5GB RAM
  • 4x vCPU
  • 100GB Disk Space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 1x IPv4
  • Linux Templates
  • OpenVZ
  • $5/mo (normally $24.95/mo)
  • [Order Now]

Network information is available after the break!


[BLACK FRIDAY DEAL] ServerMania – E3-1240v3 Servers from $45/mo – Best Price Ever

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: November 24, 2017 @ 3:30 am, by Jon Biloh

Justin, the CMO of ServerMania sent over an offer that he says is their best offer every. We’re excited to be able to feature this exclusive offer here on Low End Box!

In their own words: 

“ServerMania is a Canadian company with over a decade of experience building high-performance infrastructure hosting platforms for businesses globally. We offer a wide range of fully customizable dedicated, hybrid, cloud, colocation and IP Transit services. Our mission is to empower clients by equipping them with fast, reliable, innovative infrastructure hosting while upholding a 99.99% network uptime SLA. This is assisted by a 24x7x365 rapid response team — one with some of the best response times in the industry.

Our slogan – “Hosting Empowered” – reflects our dedication to the needs of the client; our devotion to equipping them with all the resources they need to put themselves ahead of the competition. Backed by our powerful Surge platform, our Cloud, Dedicated, and Web Hosting solutions can be deployed in as little as five minutes. We offer services in four state-of-the-art data centers situated across Canada and the United States.

They accept major credit cards + PayPal as method of payment. Their ToS/Legal Docs can be found here.

ServerMania has been featured for many years on Low End Box, generally once or twice per year and has received broadly positive feedback on its past offers.

The two dedicated server offers are as follows:

Dedicated Server Offer #1
Intel E3-1240v3
Primary Drive: 1 TB SATA HDD or 120 GB SSD
Secondary Drive: 1TB SATA HDD
1 Gbps Network Speed
20 TB Bandwidth
IPMI Included
$45/month (normally $70/month)


Dedicated Server Offer #2
Intel Xeon E3-1270v3
Primary Drive: 1 TB SATA HDD or 120 GB SSD
Secondary Drive: 1TB SATA HDD
1 Gbps Network Speed
20 TB Bandwidth
IPMI Included
$49/month (normally $99/month)


Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Test IPv4:
Carriers: Cogent, Fibrenoire

ColoCrossing – Buffalo, New York, USA
Test IPv4:
Carriers: Telia, XO Communications, Hibernia Atlantic, TORIX Peering
DDOS Protection is provided by hardware in-line RioRey devices


If you order let us know what you think of the service and your experience in general by leaving a comment in the section below!

[BLACK FRIDAY DEAL] AlphaRacks – 1GB OpenVZ – $7/year!

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 24, 2017 @ 1:00 am, by Matt Zelasko

Hello everyone! Happy Black Friday! We’ve got our first deal of the day and it’s coming courtesy of Julian from AlphaRacks! They’re a regular on LowEndBox and we’re pleased to be able to pass along yet another great deal from them!

Payment methods accepted are: PayPal, Credit Cards (via 2Checkout), and Bitcoin. You can view their Terms of Service here.

Here’s the deal: 

20GB RAID10 Protected Disk Space
1500GB transfer
100Mbps uplink
1x IPv4
20x IPv6 (free on request)
DDoS Protection powered by QuadraNet Vest
OpenVZ / SolusVM


Network Info:  (More…)

Black Friday is here! Almost…

Tags: Date/Time: November 24, 2017 @ 12:01 am, by Jon Biloh

The hosting, cloud and dedicated Black Friday deals are just minutes away.

Stay tuned for the offers, starting in 1 hour…

(tick, tock, tick, tock)

Happy Thanksgiving – Black Friday & Cyber Monday offers coming!

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 22, 2017 @ 9:06 pm, by Jon Biloh

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow LowEndBox readers!

The 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hosting Deals are almost here, so remember to check Low End Box often for all the most exciting hosting, cloud and dedicated offers. This year in addition to the traditional offer posts we are doing a Top 10 summary of some of the very best, most compelling, deals submitted to LowEndBox so be sure to check that out on Friday too!

And as always be sure to check the deals posted on LowEndTalk: https://www.lowendtalk.com/categories/offers.

Follow us on Facebook to include the deals in your feed: https://www.facebook.com/lowendofficial

You can follow the deal stream for Low End Box on Twitter at @LowEndNetwork

How​ ​to​ ​Install​ ​Cacti​ ​Monitoring​ ​on​ ​Ubuntu​ ​16.04​ ​LTS

Date/Time: November 20, 2017 @ 10:43 am, by Matt Zelasko


In this tutorial, we will be covering how to install Cacti on a server running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Cacti is supported on any type of virtualization platform (OpenVZ/XEN/KVM), so you can run
your monitoring server on a Low End VPS!


TrunkSpaceHosting Pre Black Friday Offer

Date/Time: November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am, by Matt Zelasko

Hey guys, I know it’s been a little bit since we’ve shared an offer – we’ve been hoarding them for Black Friday, but we have one here that we’re able to share with you all now, coming from TrunkSpaceHosting.

They’re a registered company in Canada, their WHOIS is public, and you can find their legal docs/ToS here.

They accept the following payment methods: PayPal, Stripe, Bitcoin via Coinbase, PaymentWall for gift cards and bank transfers in many countries.

In their own words: 

“Our company (TrunkSpace Hosting) was founded in February of 2005, starting up by providing shared web-hosting, dedicated web-hosting for small and medium businesses, reseller web-hosting and domain registration services on dedicated servers out of Portland, Oregon. We have since expanded our offering to include voice servers (Teamspeak 3, for which we became an ATHP, and Mumble, for which we are on the official Mumble hoster list) in July 2013, with servers hosted out of 4 locations (Oregon USA, Montreal Canada, West Virginia USA, Texas USA); we have since expanded with services out of 14 worldwide locations (3 in Canada, 8 in USA, 2 in Europe & 1 in Asia). We host over 1000 voice servers (over 20,000 total slots). We now provide game servers as well (for games: Arma 3, Battlefield 2, CS:GO, CS:Source, GTA-MTA, GTA-SA, Minecraft & Team Fortress 2). 

Our VPS service expands our service offering further, with 2 nodes (one for OpenVZ & one for KVM) in Jacksonville, Florida, and 2 nodes (one for OpenVZ & one for KVM) in Los Angeles, California. “

The offer: 


1 CPU Cores @ 2.00+ GHz

1GB Memory

25GB Disk Space

1000GB Bandwidth/mth

Coupon: CRAZY40OFF




 NeedaServer.net DC out of Los Angeles, California, USA
Info: NeedaServer.Net operates its own 13,000 square foot data center in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, California directly connected to One Wilshire.
Test IPv4: or

Host node specifications:

Jacksonville, Florida:

Both VPS Nodes (OpenVZ & KVM) each have:
– 2x Intel Xeon X5650 CPU
– 48GB RAM
– 4x 1TB HDDs
– Hardware RAID10
– 1Gbps uplink

Los Angeles, California:
Both VPS Nodes (OpenVZ & KVM) each have:
– 2x Intel Xeon X5650 CPU
– 48GB RAM
– 2x 2TB HDDs

Getting your feet wet with Docker and Containers

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 10, 2017 @ 4:23 pm, by Matt Zelasko


If you’re in the cloud or datacenter space, chances are you’ve been hearing about the term “containers” and “Docker” non-stop for the past few years. Ever stop and wonder what this is all about?

The purpose of this tutorial is to get your feet wet with Docker and to standardize your understanding of how Docker and Containers work.

Getting Started with Docker (More…)

How​ ​to​ ​fix​ ​a​ ​MySQL​ ​Failed​ ​to​ ​Start​ ​error

Tags: , Date/Time: November 8, 2017 @ 9:40 am, by Matt Zelasko


It’s 2 AM, you’re up late working on your website, and you find that your MySQL
database has gone offline. You log into your server to troubleshoot, and the following unpleasant
error message appears in your SSH terminal:

#​ ​service​ ​mysqld​ ​restart
Stopping​ ​mysqld:​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​[​ ​ ​OK​ ​ ​]
Timeout​ ​error​ ​occurred​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​start​ ​MySQL​ ​Daemon.
Starting​ ​mysqld:​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​[FAILED]

There are a number of issues that can lead to MySQL errors, and not one article can
cover the hundreds of possibilities that could cause a MySQL server to fail to start,
however, in this tutorial we will be covering the most common resolutions for this error.

Read more: (More…)

Don’t miss the Black Friday Deals!

Date/Time: November 6, 2017 @ 3:27 pm, by Matt Zelasko

Hello LowEndBox! I wanted to let everyone know about what’s going to be happening here this year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

We’ve been working with quite a few providers in order to get the best possible deals offered this year, and throughout the process we decided that we’re going to do something a little different.

On Black Friday itself, we’re going to be doing one “Mega Post” with 10 offers from 10 different providers. There will be a great mix of offers: Great yearly pricing, great monthly pricing, OpenVZ, KVM, Storage VPS, Bare metal dedicated, etc… so we’re definitely going to have a little something for everyone.

What we have essentially done is get these providers to compete to make it into the Top 10 – and the results have been phenomenal. Most of these providers are truly putting their best foot forward and submitting some of the most incredible offers we’ve ever seen. That obviously benefits you – the readers.

In addition to the Top 10, we’re going to have a few exclusive offers posted during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the days in between – so keep an eye out for those as well!

Lastly, there’s also going to be a few offers that we’re exclusively doing via email and social media, so make sure you sign up for our Newsletter (one lucky email subscriber gets a $50 Amazon Gift Card!) below and keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook!

Fill out the form below – 1 lucky person is going to be selected to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Good luck and we’re sure you’re going to love all the Black Friday offers! See you then! 

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