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MariaDB: Installation, Optimization and Tuning

Tags: , Date/Time: September 29, 2016 @ 3:42 pm, by SysAdmin

MariaDB is forked from MySQL, MariaDB has been known to be a drop-in replacement that brings enhancements and performance optimizations over MySQL. This tutorial will show you how to install, optimize and tune on your server-side.


HudsonValleyHost – 1GB KVM Starting @ $5/mo – Buffalo, NY

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 26, 2016 @ 4:51 pm, by SysAdmin

Nick from HudsonValleyHost has sent over a nice KVM offer for all of our LowEndBox viewers. All VPS machines are utilizing a hardware RAID-10 setup and are deployed with enterprise grade hardware. This is currently only available in their flagship Buffalo, NY location and Nick has told me that they offer both Windows Server 2008 and 2012 with their offerings. If there is another operating system you desire then simply let them know and they will do everything they can to accommodate your requirements or you will have access to mount an ISO if requested via their help desk:

KVM 1GB LEB Special

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap (If linux based OS)
  • 2x vCPU
  • 30GB HDD Space
  • 4000GB Transfer
  • 100Mbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $5/mo (Linux) – [Order Now]
  • $5/mo (Windows) – [Order Now]
  • $50/yr (Linux) – [Order Now]
  • $50/yr (Windows) – [Order Now]
KVM 2GB LEB Special

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 1024MB Swap (If linux based OS)
  • 2x vCPU
  • 40GB HDD Space
  • 5000GB Transfer
  • 100Mbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $10/mo (Linux) – [Order Now]
  • $10/mo (Windows) – [Order Now]
  • $100/yr (Linux) – [Order Now]
  • $100/yr (Windows) – [Order Now]


Host your own DNS, now with 100% more ad block!

Date/Time: September 20, 2016 @ 4:26 pm, by SysAdmin

One of your essential addons for your web browers is almost definitely some sort of ad blocker. Resources like bandwidth are a precious resource, especially when your ISP is of the many that limit it on a monthly basis. Another great benefit of having ad blocking software is that you risk a much lower chance of being infected by drive by malware, served by ads themselves. Not loading ads also means.. less loading! Why don’t we take the load off our machines even less by removing our ad block extensions?


HappyBeeHost – 1GB OpenVZ VPS $5/month – Vogtland, Germany

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 18, 2016 @ 5:42 pm, by Ishaq

Aaron from HappyBeeHost sent in their first ever offer to LowEndBox readers with 50% off for life. Plans are based in Vogtland, Germany.

Services are provisioned on hostnodes featuring Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 CPUs, with 32GB RAM, and 2 x 2TB HDDs in SW RAID1 connected to a 1Gbps uplink.

Services include SolusVM as the control panel, 1 IPv4, and full root access.

They offer PayPal, and Bank Transfer as payment methods. As always, please ensure you read their Terms of Service.



– 1GB vSwap
– 1x vCPU
– 15GB HDD Space
– 250GB Transfer
– 1Gbps Uplink
– 1x IPv4
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– Coupon: HAPPY50
– $5/month
– $48/year
[Order Now]


ChicagoVPS – Exclusive OpenVZ + Windows Offers! Limited Quantity

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: September 16, 2016 @ 6:58 pm, by SysAdmin

ChicagoVPS has come in with an exclusive offer for OpenVZ and Windows for Low End Box users. Nick, the operations manager at ChicagoVPS, has informed me that he setup a special E5 server with brand new SSDs for this offer! Limited quantity of 50 units available for the WindowsVPS spec! Once these packages are gone, they’re gone so act quickly if you’re interested.

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! They offer service in Chicago, Dallas, Buffalo, and Los Angeles. Backups are available for extra cost.

Let us know what you think of this offer or if you’re an existing customer and want to talk about the service. ChicagoVPS is owned and operated by the same parent company as Low End Box and Low End Talk, ColoCrossing.


—OpenVZ 1GB LEB Special—
4 x vCores
1024MB RAM
1.5TB Bandwidth
1 x IPv4
$21/yr – https://billing.chicagovps.net/link.php?id=43

—Windows VPS 2GB LEB Special—
4 x vCores
2048MB RAM
3TB Bandwidth
1 x IPv4
Windows Server 2008 and 2012 available!
$7/mo – https://billing.chicagovps.net/link.php?id=44
$72/yr – https://billing.chicagovps.net/link.php?id=45 ($6/month, a $12/year savings)


Open Source PowerShell on Linux

Date/Time: September 15, 2016 @ 6:52 pm, by SysAdmin

PowerShell is now open source, and available for Linux and Mac. You can download official packages from Microsoft for the 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and Mac OS X 10.11. In this article we will discuss how install and use Powershell on Ubuntu 16.04.


INIZ – KVM and OpenVZ Servers starting @ $18.58 per year – in 11 Locations!

Kishan from INIZ contacted us recently with offers in several locations. INIZ has been featured on LowEndBox several times and were established in 2012. They were later acquired by SYN LTD in 2014 and they have said their biggest focus for improvement in 2016 is to cut down ticket response times. Currently the average is less than an hour for every ticket sent in. There are a total of 11 locations in this offer. I hope you’re ready because there’s a lot of variety in this post. All the following offers are non-inclusive of VAT and prices are converted from GBP so may fluctuate slightly but all are within the current LowEndBox pricing rules at the time of posting.

As always we encourage all users to read the Terms of Service prior to signing up.


Interview – Roilan, owner of TragicServers.com

Date/Time: September 13, 2016 @ 6:54 pm, by SysAdmin

This interview was contributed by our friend @Daily over at LowEndTalk.

Today I sat down with Roilan over at TragicServers to ask some questions. TragicServers first appeared on LowEndBox in 2014, with their last appearance all the way back in January of 2015. TragicServers provides a variety of services, including popular game server hosting, Mumble hosting, and of course their OpenVZ line in Dallas and Los Angeles. They recently also announced their new KVM line located in Los Angeles.


September Hosting & VPS Coupon Round-up

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 12, 2016 @ 7:45 pm, by Jon Biloh


My first post on Low End Box is something a little bit different than what we’ve done before. But, before we get to the round-up, let’s (no pun intended) talk about some of the changes we’re making to LEB and LET. Traditionally, Low End Box has been a resource for buyers and sellers of VPS and similar services — the vast majority having been submitted by providers directly, and often times those offers were simply not that exciting. Our goal for Low End Box moving forward is to increase the scope of what’s covered, no longer will the front page be an endless stream of offers. Instead, we’ll work hard to highlight services that are unique, feature-rich, and worthy of the intense publicity the Low End Box audience provides. Our goal is to make Low End Box a thought leader in the industry, and a hub of information, news, offers, deals, and community editorial.

Now, back to the September Coupon Round-up. At least every quarter, and potentially once a month, based on feedback we will highlight worthy discounts and coupons. Instead of listing just one or two specific offers, this round-up will put the purchasing decision and available options more in the hands of the shopper, and less in the hands of the hosting company submitting the offer.


How to Send SMS Messages from Your VPS using TextBelt

Tags: , Date/Time: September 8, 2016 @ 4:22 pm, by SysAdmin

Have you been looking for a way to send SMS messages from your virtual private server (VPS)? With the help of the TextBelt app, you can do just that.

TextBelt is a project created by Ian Webster that is available through open source on GitHub. It uses a REST API that sends outgoing SMS messages from your VPS. TextBelt is available as a free service.

This tutorial will show you how to setup your VPS to send SMS messages using the TextBelt SMS service.


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