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Dive into a Fresh KVM Offer from Flipper Host! (NYC, LA, Miami, Amsterdam KVM – 512MB to 4GB, as low as $2.49/mo on Annual)

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 27, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Ceko from Flipper Host brings us a new KVM offer!  Not only do they have four locations on two continents to choose from, not only do they take a ton of payment methods, not only are they giving an annual discount, and not only are their prices pretty sweet, but…they also have an adorable mascot.  How can you say no to that face?!?  It’s the flip-flops (get it?) that really seal the deal for me.

Flipper Host has service in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Amsterdam.  Their monthly price is nice at $3.90 for a 1GB KVM, but you can drop that to $3.33 a month if you pay annually.  You’d think 2GB would be $6.66 but…nope!  Only $4.16 on an annual contract.  Woot!

They’re an Albanian company (registration L71327003F) and their WHOIS is public.  You can find their TOS docs on their web site.  They accept Paypal, 2Checkout, Credit Cards (All Types), Alipay, Skrill, Unionpay, Yandex.Money, Boleto Brasil, WebMoney, QIWI and Bitcoin, which I think is about every payment form known to mankind.

If you decide to jump in the pool with Flipper Host, the LEB community would love to hear about your experience in the comments section below!

Here’s what they had to say: 

“FlipperHost is a privately owned and operated global hosting provider incorporated in 2009 as a sub company of Invest Lion Group. FlipperHost eventually grew to become a full-service provider in, shared web hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Windows VPS, VDS and KVM servers as well as complex hosting solutions and has grown to become one of the well known Hosting Solution providers Worldwide.”

More details on their setup after the jump but right now, here are the offers:

KVM 512MB RAM
LA/Miami/NY/Amsterdam

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1 CPU Cores
  • 15GB SSD Cached RAID10 Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • 1 Gbps Port
  • 24/7 Support
  • Locations: Los Angeles, Miami,
    New York , Amsterdam
  • $29.90/year

KVM 512MB RAM
LA/Miami/NY/Amsterdam

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1 CPU Cores
  • 25GB SSD Cached RAID10 Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • 1 Gbps Port
  • 24/7 Support
  • Locations: Los Angeles, Miami,
    New York , Amsterdam
  • 3.90$ or $39.90/year
  • [ORDER]

KVM 2GB VPS
LA/Miami/NY/Amsterdam

  • 2048MB RAM (2GB)
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 35GB SSD Cached RAID10 Diskspace
  • 4000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • 1Gbps Port  Uplink
  • 24/7 Support
  • Locations: Los Angeles, Miami,
    New York , Amsterdam
  • $4.90/month or $49.90/year
  • [ORDER]

 

KVM 4GB RAM
LA/Miami/NY/Amsterdam

  • 4096MB RAM
  • 3 CPU Cores
  • 65GB SSD Cached RAID10 Diskspace
  • 6000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • 1 Gbps Port
  • 24/7 Support
  • Locations: Los Angeles, Miami,
    New York , Amsterdam
  • $7.90/month or $79.90/year

 

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Poll Results: Which of These Features Do You Look for When Selecting a Provider?

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: September 26, 2020 @ 2:46 pm, by raindog308

Back on September 14, we asked you what features you look for when selecting a VPS provider.

Those who’ve been around for a while remember the old days when every provider slapped SolusVM on a master node, slurped in some OpenVZ templates, and setup shop.  Today’s consumer expects more, and so we were curious which features really matter to customers.

131 votes later, the results are in!

Interestingly, the ability to upload a custom ISO was the #1 feature, closely followed by DDOS mitigation and snapshots.  I’m very partial to autorun scripts, because I like the ability to deploy a server and immediately have it setup and running the way I want, but possibly people are scratching that itch with Ansible and similar technologies.

We allowed people to pick up to 4 features, so there is some weighting here on what’s most important to customers.  Providers should take note about what matters to the community as they try to differentiate themselves from their competition.

Thanks everyone for participating!

 

 

Generating and Using SSH Keys, Part 3

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 26, 2020 @ 6:02 am, by raindog308

In previous tutorials in this series, we went over generating SSH keys and how to use them.  We’ll wrap up the series by showing you how to turn off password authentication on your server.

Why Configure for SSH Key Authentication Only

As mentioned in Part 1, SSH key authentication requires both “something you know” (the passphrase) and “something you have” (the SSH private key file).  Some attacker on the other side of the world might guess or brute force your password, or if you’re sloppy you might reuse it on some breached web site.  But none of that matters if the bad guy doesn’t have your SSH private key file.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still use strong passphrases with your SSH private key file.  If for some reason, your client system (such as your home PC or laptop) was compromised, then security rests with this passphrase, so follow normal best practices for strong passphrases.

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Liveinhost Returns With Another Great Offer! (2 months free on an annual contract, from $2/mo)

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 26, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Liveinhost posted their first offer in June 2020 and they’re back with a nice discount for those who buy annually.  Prepay for 10 months, get months 11 and 12 for free!

Liveinhost has been in business for over 5 years, so they’re not newcomers to the industry.  They’re offering service in Canada, France, and UK and ride atop OVH so they include DDOS protection.

Their WHOIS is public and they are a registered company in India (LLPIN AAK-6164).  You can find their ToS/Legal Docs on their website.  If you like what you see, you can sign up and pay with Paypal or CCAvenue for Credit/Debit Cards.

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

Here’s what they had to say: 

“Liveinhost Web Services LLP is a web hosting service provider that provides domain hosting, cPanel/WHM reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated server hosting.

We are proud to offer high-quality virtual servers at an affordable price. The staff behind Liveinhost have been in the hosting industry for over 10 years. Liveinhost is able to grow rapidly with the help of a wonderful team of experienced international techs. By combining their experience and knowledge they acquired over the past years, Liveinhost is really growing to be one of the top VPS providers in the industry.
Our primary hosting product is Virtual Private Servers. All our VPS plans come with anti-DDoS protection. Together with our international support team and DevOps Engineers, we provide 24/7 Support for all our clients. Customer support is our top priority so we listen to all feedbacks and continuously attempt to improve our services to match overall customer demands.”

More info on their network and hosts nodes after the jump, but first, here’s the offer: 

HYB VPS 1
UK, France, Canada

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 1x vCPU
  • 30GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $2/month
  • $20/year
  • [ORDER]

HYB VPS 2
UK, France, Canada

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 2x vCPU
  • 50GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4/month
  • $40/year
  • [ORDER]

HYB VPS 3
UK, France, Canada

  • 3072MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 3x vCPU
  • 70GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6/month
  • $60/year
  • [ORDER]

 

HYB VPS 4
UK, France, Canada

  • 4096MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 4x vCPU
  • 100GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $8/month
  • $80/year
  • [ORDER]

SSD VPS 1
UK, France, Canada

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 1x vCPU
  • 80GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4/month
  • $39/year
  • [ORDER]

SSD VPS 2
UK, France, Canada

  • 3072MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 2x vCPU
  • 100GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6/month
  • $59/year
  • [ORDER]

 

SSD VPS 3
UK, France, Canada

  • 4096MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 3x vCPU
  • 120GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $8/month
  • $79/year
  • [ORDER]

SSD VPS 4
UK, France, Canada

  • 6144MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 4x vCPU
  • 140GB HDD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $10/month
  • $99/year
  • [ORDER]

 

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Interview: Q&A with Wow Technologies Founder and CEO Erward Osckar on Evolving in a Cloud-First Hosting Industry and Leading the Way

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 25, 2020 @ 6:21 am, by Jon Biloh

Colocation Provider Wowrack's Founder and CEO Erward Osckar

As we continue our Low End Box Interview Series today we are excited to talk to Erward Osckar, Founder and CEO of Wow Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of colocation and cloud enabled services globally.  Erward and his team are uniquely positioned to shed some light on industry trends and where things are going given his tremendous accomplishments at Wowrack. So, let’s get started with the interview!

Tell me about your background and Wowrack’s history?

My name Is Erward Osckar, Founder and CEO of Wow Technologies, Inc. Jimmy Pandra, my partner, and I started the company as Wowrack.com in 2001 as a webhosting company and dedicated server company. We started the company early in our career. In fact, I just got done with my Graduate school program and Jim was still in college when we started. We started the company literally out of Jim’s one bedroom apartment in Seattle. At that time, we were fascinated with the Internet and learnt a lot of things on our own based out of our self-interest. I have always been more fascinated in System and Network Administration and Jim has always been gifted in running physical datacenter and company operation. We talked about opening up our own business as two young kids and made a decision to start up Wowrack after having 15 minutes of conversation. We broke open our piggy bank, maxed out of our credit card, and got $20K in startup monies and launched the company in August of 2001. The rest is history as we have run the company together for almost 20 years now, and have also grown up to be successful entrepreneurs.

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How to Access a Windows VPS using Remote Desktop

Tags: , Date/Time: September 24, 2020 @ 5:35 am, by Jon Biloh

How to Access a Windows VPS using Remote DesktopWindows VPS’s are widely used nowadays. They can be used for numerous purposes and could be set up according to your needs.

A typical scenario is to use Windows VPS as a web host for a website. This provides much better control and customization options compared to using a shared hosting server. You can install any application and service on a Windows VPS to better your experience. Moreover, a VPS provides a consistent performance for your website.

Other than web hosting, a Windows VPS can be used as a server for multiplayer games. A VPS is essential if you want to host multiplayer games such as CS: GO.

Another popular use of a Windows VPS is to use it as a backup for your main computer.

You can access your Windows VPS through the remote desktop protocol. RDP was developed by Microsoft to connect two remote computers through the internet.

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SKB Enterprises Returns with Powerful Ryzen/NVMe VMs in the Netherlands: 2GB KVM for 4.49EUR/Month

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

SKB Enterprise was featured on LEB back in April and now Simon has returned with some more Ryzen 9 goodness.  SKB Enterprises is a Dutch company (Netherlands registration 69737770) and are serving out of Amsterdam.  They’re using solid gear, including speedy NVMe disks and servers with 10gbps uplinks.  They even have a cool logo!

They accept PayPal, CreditCard, Alipay, Wechatpay, Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash), iDEAL, Sofort, so you’re sure to be able to find a way to pay.  You can read about their Terms of Service on their web site.  Network-wise, they’re AS64425.

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

“We are a hosting company operating from The Netherlands since 2013. We offer webhosting, vps and dedicated servers from our datacenter in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on our premium rock solid network with A-brand hardware. We have staff available 24/7 to answer questions and resolve problems.

These VPS servers run on our brand new super-fast NVMe SSD VPS nodes equipped with AMD Ryzen 9 CPUs giving a very high-performance VPS.”

Here are their offers: 

X2

  •  2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB SWAP
  • 1x vCPU
  • 60 GB NVMe SSD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 100 Mbps uplink (upgradable to 250, 500, 1000 Mbps)
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM
  • 4.49 EUR/month
  • 45.79 EUR/year
  • [ORDER NOW]

X3

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 GB SWAP
  • 2x vCPU
  • 120 GB NVMe SSD space
  • 3TB transfer
  • 100 Mbps uplink (upgradable to 250, 500, 1000 Mbps)
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM
  • 8.99 EUR/month
  • 91.69 EUR/year
  • [ORDER NOW]

Network information and node details available by reading more.

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How to secure your WordPress Site

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 23, 2020 @ 8:52 am, by Jon Biloh

WordPress is a powerful and open-source CMS based on PHP. It is no doubt that it is one of the most used platform for a blog, e-commerce stores, portfolios, and much more. According to some sources, WordPress is powering around nearly 35% of the websites on the Internet in 2020. The platform is very flexible and allows you to customize it with a huge number of free themes and plugins. Since it is a very common platform, exploits are also common and one should know how to secure a WordPress site. We are sharing some good tips on how to secure it and prevent it from getting hacked.

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Poll: Have You Been the Victim of a DDOS Attack?

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 22, 2020 @ 4:00 am, by raindog308

According to SANS, the first Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack was in 1999, more than 20 years ago.  Since then, DDOS attacks have become bigger and more frequent.  Today, a DDOS mitigation strategy is an essential part of any high-profile site’s hosting strategy.  These attacks often occur frequently in the gaming community and with any site hosting anything remotely controversial.

Have you encountered a DDOS attack?  What was the impact?  How was it resolved?  Please participate in our survey below and we’ll post a wrap-up with all the results to see how DDOS attacks are impacting the LEB community.

Time for Another Awesome Time4VPS Offer: Linux/Windows in Lithuania from $5.99 + Bonus!

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 22, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

It’s time for another Time4VPS offer!  Way past time, in fact – they haven’t graced LEB’s offer sheets since 2018.  Way overdue!  You’ve undoubtedly heard of them because they’ve been around for 15 years, have over 100,000 clients, and are the largest web hosting provider in Lithuania.  They’re hosted out of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, which is nicely geographically positioned to serve both Eastern and Western Europe.

This time they’ve got an awesome deal for LEB readers with both Linux and Windows servers.  If you use the coupon code LEB, you can upgrade any component for free!  More port speed, backups, or 2x faster storage is yours – just pick what you want and enjoy.

They’re a Lithuanian company (registration 126350731) and you can find their TOS on their web site.  You can pay with PayPal, Credit Cards, Alipay, WebMoney, Bitcoins, and Altcoins.

Here’s what they had to say: 

“Time4VPS is a division of the company ‘Interneto vizija’ which was founded in 2003 and quickly grew to serve more than 100,000 clients across Europe. Due to our loyal customers and their referrals, by 2005 we had become the largest web hosting provider in Lithuania (Europe). Today we are proud to have more than 15 years’ experience in hosting business. We own a huge thanks to our community for trusting us.

With long years of experience and with a leading Hosting provider in the country backing it up, Time4VPS has secured its name a secure and trustworthy provider, where you can be sure that your VPS will remain active for years to come. Our oldest Time4VPS brand VPS is successfully running from 2013.”

More on their services after the jump, but first, here are the offers:

Linux 2

  •  2GB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 20GB HDD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • KVM
  • €3.99/month
  • €39.99/year
  • Coupon Code LEB
    for component upgrade
  • [ORDER]

Linux 4

  • 4GB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 40GB HDD space
  • 4TB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • KVM
  • €5.99/month
  • €59.99/year
  • Coupon Code LEB
    for component upgrade
  • [ORDER]

Windows 2

  • 2GB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 20GB HDD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • KVM
  • €5.99/month
  • €59.99/year
  • Coupon Code LEB
    for component upgrade
  • [ORDER]

 

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