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Get a 1.5GB Cheap VPS with 5TB of Bandwidth for only 19 €/year in Austria (Europe) from Alwyzon!

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: January 24, 2022 @ 9:41 pm, by raindog308

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I was very excited to get his offer from Alwyzon!  We last featured them back on last March.

This is their EcoServer line.  I’ll let them explain it:

“Unlike the regular offers on Alwyzon.com, the EcoServer series is build around residual capacity on older hardware generations. The specifics of each VPS might thus vary but will feature at least a 13th generation Dell PowerEdge server with Intel® Xeon® E5-2660v3 CPUs, SSDs and powerful PERC hardware RAID controllers.”

And they come with awesome prices!
  • Get a 1.5GB system with 5TB of bandwidth for only…19 €/year !
  • Or double up to a 3GB for only…29 €/year!

Wow!  Scorching hot pricing.  See below for all the details.  This offer is in their Austria datacenter.

Their Terms of Service is available on their web site. They accept Credit Cards, PayPal, and various local payment methods.

Here’s a little about Alwyzon in their own words:

“Alwyzon, is a trading name of Hohl IT e.U., a small privately-owned software development company registered in Graz, Austria and a full member of the RIPE NCC. All servers are located at the Interxion campus in Vienna, the largest internet hub in Austria, and run on Alwyzon’s own fully-redundant infrastructure and network.

Key Features
• Instant provisioning of new servers
• Easy to use client area (reboot, reinstall, VNC console)
• Reverse DNS configurable over client area too
• AlmaLinux, CentOS, Debian, OpenSUSE or Ubuntu pre-installed
• Or: upload and install your own ISOs in the client area
• KVM-Virtualisation and the latest Dell & Juniper hardware
• Powered by 100% renewable energy & efficient hardware
• Located at the InterXion campus in Vienna, Austria
• Low-latency network right in the heart of Europe
• Redundant, UPS-backed power supply
• Generators with initial autonomy of 72 hours
• Automated fire detection & protection system”

If you have been a customer of Alwyzon or you give them a try out now, please comment below.

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Providers: Grow Your Business in 2022 – Partner with LowEndBox for FREE Advertising!

Hey you, business owner!  Imagine someone told you that you could get all of the following as a package deal:

  • Free advertising that reaches nearly every potential purchaser in your core markets
  • A free mass media outlet to publish your news and press releases
  • Focused publicity on your company including interviews and article about your enterprise
  • Opportunities to make small investments to do even more additional, exclusive, omnipresent marketing

…how much would you pay?  What if you could get all these things for FREE?

If you’re looking for new ways to reach your audience and don’t have the budget for expensive AdWords campaigns or big advertising campaigns where you’re competing head on with giant corporations, why not partner with LowEndBox and let us take your brand to the next level.

We offer a variety of both free and paid services for providers:

Posting Offers (free): Get featured on our home page with a complete writeup and listing of offers you wish to highlight.

  • You’ll have 12-24 hours’ worth of top-post coverage on our high-traffic site
  • Prominent placement of your logo
  • Link “juice” helping your SEO
  • Extensive tail search exposure as people look for any specific locations or features you offer
  • An opportunity to interact with our community in the comments

If you’re interested, just submit an offer.

Get Interviewed (free): Have an interesting story to tell?  Want to offer your opinion the state of the hosting industry, tech developments, or the struggles of being a host?  Contact us to do an interview!  We’ve done many over the last year with different providers and industry leaders and the series enjoys wide readership.  It’s another opportunity to put your company, your brand, and your logo in front of our readership.

Submit a Guest Post (free): If you’ve written an interesting tutorial, how-to, or news piece, drop us a line and we’ll see if it’s a good fit for LowEndBox.  In general, we like content that appeals to our readership – crunch tech tutorials, solutions to common problems, troubleshooting guides, etc.  We always credit the original author and are happy to include a blurb about your services and a link to your offers!

Submit a Press Release (free): If you’ve got news, share it with us!  We often include noteworthy developments in the industry and if you’re deploying new technology, changing services, acquiring someone, or otherwise making news, we’d be glad to publicize your accomplishments.

Sponsor a Giveaway: If you really want to drive traffic to your site, sponsor a giveaway and watch your brand go viral.  Our well-oiled giveaway platform has delivered for a number of providers, attracting over 1,400 entries and over 500 tweets sent per contest!  Opportunities for people to win prizes get shared all over the Internet.  You pick the prizes, we do the writeup, and the spotlight is on your company and your offerings.  In the past, companies have given away Raspberry Pis, gaming keyboards, Amazon gift certificates, and similar prizes.  You don’t need to spend much to get a big bang for your buck.

Advertise on LowEndBox/LowEndTalk: Our advertising is far more affordable than AdWords or similar campaigns, and you’re reaching a very targeted audience.  Our readers come looking for great deals on hosting and by publishing with us.  Our ad packages start as low as $75/mo with a CPM below $2.  Read more about advertising on LowEndBox and LowEndTalk.

Silicom Network: Cheap DirectAdmin Shared Hosting Starting at $3/Year! cPanel Unlimited for $24/Year!

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If you are in the market for shared hosting, have we got an offer for you:

  • DirectAdmin with unlimited bandwidth starting at $3/year!
  • cPanel with unlimited disk and bandwidth for $24/year!
  • DirectAdmin reseller hosting with unlimited accounts (20GB disk) for $9/quarter!

Who’s offering all these cheap shared hosting deals?  Silicom Network!  We last had Silicom Network on back in December 5, 2021.  This is really terrific pricing and it’s all based out of their Spring, Texas datacenter location.

Sometimes people say “wait, nothing is unlimited”.  Providers such as Silicom Network aren’t saying they’ll bend the laws of physics for you.  Rather, what they’re saying is “as long as your use is legitimate, we’re not going to meter space”.  For example, Silicom Network commented:

“In shared unlimited hosting, clients may not use this space for anything other than active hosting files, i.e., files needed for their actual website. It is not to be used to store other data, backups, or archive files of any kind. Files must be publicly accessible and linked on your site.”

Be sure to consult their TOS for full details.

Silicom Network is registered in Argentina. Their Terms of Service is available on their web site. They accept PayPal, Credit/Debit Card.

Here’s a little about Silicom Network in their own words:

“Since our founding in 1998, Silicom Network has continually innovated new ways to deliver on our mission: to empower people to fully harness the web. We provide comprehensive tools to hundreds of users throughout the world so anyone, novice or pro, can get on the web and thrive with our web hosting packages.
We provide you with exceptional support. Our dedicated Systems Administrators and Front End Technical Support can answer your questions and provide you with a superior level of support. If you require your website to be up and running at lightning speed all of the time then you can trust Silicom Network as your hosting provider. We offer you redundancy within our high end servers, and redundancy with our superior connectivity. This means that your website will be up and running at full speed all of the time (99.8%).

Some of the benefits of hosting your business website with Silicom Network: Free SSL for all domains and subdomains, Softaculous.& 24/7 support in English and Spanish.”

If you decide to give Silicom Network a try, please tell others how it goes in the comments below.

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GSuite Free Legacy: No Longer Free

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 19, 2022 @ 1:16 pm, by raindog308

GmailIf you had a grandfathered GSuite free legacy account, it’s time to say goodbye.

Google says:

“If you have the G Suite legacy free edition, you need to upgrade to a paid Google Workspace subscription to keep your services. The G Suite legacy free edition will no longer be available starting July 1, 2022.”

Note that this does not apply to @gmail.com emails.
To be fair, Google has been allowing people to grandfather their GSuite accounts for 16 years, so people have already gotten a lot of free service.

Microsoft Acquires Activision

ActivisionNews broke after market close yesterday that Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard.

The acquisition puts many gaming franchises into Microsoft’s hands, including Call of Duty, Warcraft/StarCraft, Diablo, Tony Hawk, Candy Crush, and many others.

In recent years, Activision has grown its revenue and is generating healthy profits: $9B a year.  Globally, the gaming market will continue to expand.

Microsoft (NYSE:MSFT) is paying a premium at $95/share ($74 billion) though analysts feel the valuation is reasonable.  Less cash on hand, the true price is $68 billion.  Microsoft is paying for an enterprise that is making 13% on this money ($9bn a year), and that doesn’t factor in growth or eliminating redundancies.

Microsoft also has the opportunity now to leverage Activision to make Xbox-exclusive content to drive hardware sales.  Even Xbox-first or Xbox-premium content will assist.

Goldman Sachs says “Microsoft stated it see opportunities to be a key player in the future metaverse era.”  While the “metaverse era” is presently somewhere between a pipe dream and an acid flashback, the move does position Microsoft to instantly be a leader in gaming.

 

Painless Removable Media Backups…to the Cloud!

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: January 17, 2022 @ 3:53 pm, by raindog308

USB CloudDo you still use USB thumb drives?  Flash or SD or MicroSD cards?  Portable hard drives?

Even in this age of ubiquitous cloud, there’s still a ton of bits and bytes being carried around in people’s backpacks, for a variety of reasons.  IT folk need portable media for those crash-cart, no-network situations where they have to perform CPR on a server or switch.  Others use portable drive for alternate boot environments (e.g., Bootcamp on a Mac).  People working with digital media often have a “working set” of files they’re currently working on, or depending on what they’re doing they may have their entire portfolio on one volume.  Some of this can be archived in the cloud but current projects sometimes demand more storage than a laptop can spare.  And not everyone is in cloud all the time in all locations.

Additionally, in this era of single-card systems, Micro-SD cards are everywhere.  When is the last time you backed up your Raspberry Pi?  If you’re doing some work that would be painful to recreate, are you confidant that you can easily recover from a backup?

In this tutorial we’re going to show you a way to make external media backups as painless as possible.  Our goal is simple: plug it into a USB interface and the backup is automated.  As the user, you don’t have to do anything other than plug the device in – no running of a script or clicking a button.  You plug it in, the backup happens, it goes to your cloud vault, and you’re notified when the backup is done and it’s safe to unplug.

How?  Read more!

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Netcetera: Up to 50% off First Month on Cheap Dedi Servers! Starting at £32.50 First Month in the Isle of Man!

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Netcetera is back! We last had an offer for them on just before Halloween 2021.

This time they’re bringing us some cheap dedi servers, starting at £32.50 for the first month.  All systems are in the Isle of Man.  Some are as much as 50% off for the first month and all offer nice features, so if you’re looking for a long-term relationship in the IOM and want to save a bit on the deal, read on!

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Netcetera is registered in Isle of Man. Their Terms of Service is available on their web site. They accept Credit Card, Paypal, Crypto.

Here’s a little about Netcetera in their own words:

“Formed in 1996, Netcetera is one of Europe’s leading Web Hosting service providers, with customers in over 75 countries worldwide.

“As the premier provider of Datacentre Co-location, Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers and Managed Web Hosting Services in the UK, Netcetera offers an array of services designed to more effectively manage IT infrastructures. Our state-of-the-art data centre environment enables Netcetera to offer your business enterprise level co-location and hosted solutions.

“Providing an unmatched value for your budget is the driving force behind our customer service and managed infrastructure services. From our 16,000 square foot ISO27001 certified Data Centre facility located in the Isle of Man, we are able to deliver solutions that meet the needs of businesses of all sizes – through our expert IT personnel along with well defined ISO9001 processes to deliver reliable, cost-effective services. From single server to fully customized data center suites, we can provide companies the IT solutions they need to focus on their core business instead of managing servers, networks and firewalls often at a significant cost savings.”

The LEB community thrives on reports from our readers about the companies they patronize, so please comment below about your experience with Netcetera.

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LowEndDivorce Poll: Why Have You Broken Up With Providers in the Past?

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At first, it was true love.

The storage screamed, CPUs leapt to process your commands, and the network made you feel like you were in the datacenter.  You raved to your friends.  You recommended…sometimes without an affiliate code even!

But then there was an outage.  A double-billed invoice.  You opened a ticket to ask a question and got a brusque, borderline rude response.

Soon you realized things just weren’t the same.  And then one afternoon, an offer on LowEndBox caught your eye and you decided it was time to move on.  Cancellation Type?  Immediate.  Reason for Cancellation?  Don’t get me started.

So of the services you have used in the past, which of the following reasons was the cause for your breakup?  Mark as many as you like, but let’s base it on your actual experiences not what you might do in a hypothetical.

What are the main things that cause a LowEndDivorce?  Let’s find out!

Which of the following have been grounds for divorce in the past (your ACTUAL EXPERIENCE)?

DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: January 15, 2022 @ 1:33 am, by raindog308

DigitalOcean Stock Price

DigitalOcean (NYSE:DOCN) shares dropped 9% today.  Volume was more than double normal.

It’s been a rough season for DO.  Shares today traded for as cheap as $59/share – well off the stock’s highs above $130/share only two months ago.

The reason for the plummeting valuation is not clear.  Some possibilities:

  1. DigitalOcean was overpriced.  It may still be overpriced.  The company is losing 28 cents a share on a 6.3B market cap.
  2. Investors generally loathe the “take on debt to buy back stock” approach to financial engineering.  It’s generally a cash out option that rewards owners at the expense of the long-term health of the company.  DigitalOcean announced this move recently.
  3. Motley Fool speculates it’s a reaction to announced Amazon and Microsoft moves in the cloud space.

Little Creek Hosting: 4GB RAM Virtuozzo w/2TB of Bandwidth for Only $3.50/Month!

Little Creek HostingLittle Creek Hosting first appeared in our community back in July 2020 though they’ve been in the game for a lot longer. You can read more about their history in the first offer we posted for them.

They just posted an offer back on January 4th for a 4GB Virtuozzo system in Durham, North Carolina starting at $3.50/month with 2TB of bandwidth per month.  80GB of NVMe disk, too and 4 cores!  Pretty beefy package that’d cost $20/month or more at many places.

Check out the LowEndTalk thread for all the details!

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