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Welcome to LowEndBox!

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: June 4, 2021 @ 4:32 pm, by raindog308

Welcome to LowEndBox, the Best Cheap VPS and Hosting MarketplaceWelcome to the best site on the Internet for finding cheap vps and cheap hosting! Together with our sister site, LowEndTalk, we’ve been saving you money on hosting since 2008. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest vps, inexpensive shared hosting, low priced dedicated servers, or cheap Windows VPS, LowEndBox is the premier site for finding deals, talking with other bargain shoppers, and learning how to use your systems effectively.

So search our offers, laugh at our cartoons, learn from our tutorials, watch our YouTube channel, and participate in our community. Welcome to LowEndBox!


How to Install Nagios on a Ubuntu 20.04 VPS

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: June 23, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros at RackNerd, a web hosting and infrastructure as a service provider which was recently voted #1 by the LowEndTalk community! If you are looking for a Linux VPS, Ryzen VPS, Windows VPS, or shared and reseller hosting services, be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest special offers here.

Nagios is a well-known open-source software that is used for monitoring networks and systems. Nagios has the ability to monitor activities of a host and the associated services, and if something is out of order, Nagios can report it through multiple notification methods. In the text below, we will take a look at how Nagios is installed:

Installation guide

To begin the installation process, run the command listed below as a user with sudo privileges:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install nagios4 nagios-plugins-contrib nagios-nrpe-plugin

This will result in the installation of multiple packages that include: Apache, Nagios plugin and nagios core. The configuration file of Apache that comes with Nagios is dependent upon mod_authz_groupfile and mod_auth_digest modules. It is noteworthy that prior enabling of these modules isn’t there by default.  mod_authz_groupfile module is involved in either allowing or denying access to the authenticated by group membership. After that, to enable the MD5 digest authentication the module mod_authz_groupfile is used.

 The following command must be run in order to enable the 2 modules above:

sudo a2enmod authz_groupfile auth_digest

The configuration set by default for Apache permits only localhost and private IPs to access Nagios. This article guides you to change the default configuration in such a way that allows only authenticated users to view issue commands and interface. The next step involves opening the configuration file via the text editor:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/nagios4i.conf

Next step includes commenting the lines that begin with require ip, “<Files “cmd.cgi”>”, “” and Require all granted, followed by uncommenting of the line that contains Require valid-user within the following file:


Information regarding the configuration of multiple levels of access is additionally contained in the file above.

After the above steps use the command below for restarting Apache:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Now in order to check the status of Nagios and Apache, the following command can be used:

sudo systemctl status apache2sudo systemctl status nagios4

This will confirm whether the two are working appropriately or not.

How to create a user account?

After installation, the inherent configuration of Nagios allows a user named “nagiosadmin” all the administrative authorities through which it is possible to log into nagios’ web interface, and the management of inventory can be done as well. The htdigest command below can be used for the setting up of the by default user discussed previously:

sudo htdigest -c /etc/nagios4/htdigest.users Nagios4 nagiosadmin

To allow the changes to completely occur, restart Apache.

sudo systemctl restart apache2

How to access Nagios web interface

Put in either the public IP address into your web browser as follows:


Then, put in the login information for the default nagiosadmin user and you will see the Nagios home page.

How to configure the firewall

UFW tool comes with Ubuntu that can be used for configuration of firewall. After the enabling of firewall, open the HTTPS and HTTP ports and insert the following command:

sudo ufw allow Apache

Do you use Nagios or do you prefer another monitoring software instead? Let us know your feedback/comments below!

BuyVM Announces Service in Miami

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: June 22, 2021 @ 3:48 pm, by raindog308

BuyVM LogoLong-time community provider BuyVM announced that they are opening service in Miami.  This is their first new location in five years.

With service already in Las Vegas, New York, and Luxembourg, this move positions them with better connectivity in the Central and South American markets.

This location will be available for BuyVM’s anycast solution starting September 1st.

Read more about this new offering on LowEndTalk.  Congrats to @Francisco and the rest of the BuyVM crew on their new location!

VisualWebTechnologies: Shared Hosting Starting at $4.90/Year in Chicago!

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VisualWebTechnologies has been a frequent poster on LEB and have always brought us great shared hosting offers, most recently on May 4, 2021.

They’re back with their latest:

  • Get cPanel hosting starting at only $6.90/year!
  • Or go with DirectAdmin for only $4.90/year!

These offers include SSD disk, CloudLinux, and DDoS protection.

They are registered in India (0879L1ZN). Their Terms of Service is available on their web site. They accept PayPal, Credit/Debit Card.

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

VisualWebTechnologies is was founded March 2014 and is focused on providing high quality solutions in a low end marketone. VisualWebTechnologies of the few companies that aims to provide web hosting at very affordable rates. Our mission to help people in developing their startups, small and medium size businesses, corporate level to run their online business. We are particularly proud to offer a combination of powerful features that few companies can match, including 24/7 support, 99.99% uptime, affordable DDoS protection, and RAID-10 disks.

Have you been a VisualWebTechnologies customer? Please share your experience in the comments below.

Now read more to see the offers!


Meme Monday: Brace Yourself!

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: June 21, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Meme Brace Yourself

Actually, summer is already here…where are the summer hosts?

For those not familiar with the term, a “summer host” is a community slang term for the sketchiest kind of host.  In years past, kids would get the idea to start a host, fire up service in June and then after a month or two getting customers, realize it’s a lot harder than it looks and be out of business by the time school starts.

Want to make sure the host you’re signing up with has a good reputation?  Read reviews on LowEndTalk or post there to ask for a recommendations.  Or take the easy way out.


QuadraNet: 30TB of Bandwidth on an e3 for Only $45/mo in Los Angeles!

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

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QuadraNet returns with yet another huge offer for our readers:

  • Get an e3-1230 with 16GB of RAM, 1TB of disk, and 30TB of transfer for only $45/mo in Los Angeles!
  • Or step up to an e3-1240 for only $55/mo!
  • And there are a couple other sweet offers here with 32GB and 64GB per month!

And as usual, these offers come with no setup fee!

These offers are available in Los Angeles.

Their Terms of Service is available on their web site. They accept PayPal, Checks, wire payments, Alipay, Tencent WeChat Pay, and cryptocurrency.

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

“Founded in 2001. QuadraNet has been helping enterprises to SMB customers worldwide deploy a complete suite of enterprise-grade IaaS Solutions, with a diversified footprint in 8 cities and 9 Interconnected facilities. QuadraNet is a globally recognized cloud solution provider with the Best-in-class responsive 24×7 customer support. To find out more about QuadraNet please contact us at 1-888-5-Quadra or at sales@quadranet.com. Follow QuadraNet Enterprises on LinkedInFacebookTwitterInstagram.”

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

Now read more to see the offers!


LowEndBoxTV Weekend Update for June 19, 2021

Weekend UpdateOffers from around the world, a tutorials milestone, new videos on LowEndBoxTV, involucration update, and a nutritious breakfast, all this week on the LowEndBoxTV Weekend Update. Included this week are offers from V.PS, Hostigger, Webhosting24, and rawSRV.

LowEndTalk Offer Roundup for June 19, 2021

LowEndTalk Weekly RoundupWe feature many great offers here on LowEndBox, but you’ll also find some unique provider postings on our sister site, LowEndTalk.  If you’re in the market for great, cheap hosting, be sure to check both sites.  Here’s a summary of what offers have been posted on LowEndTalk this week!

DataWagon has dedicated servers in New York and Chicago.

Hostodo has restocked Miami and has 512MB RAM NVMe VPSes for $20/yr.

WiredBlade has $5/mo VPSes (with 4GB of RAM!) in Phoenix

Looking for a VPS in Mumbai, Germany, Portugal, Spain, or Asheville, USA?  Check out  Leapswitch’s offer.

CloudxtnyHost may not have the easiest name to pronounce, but they’re celebrating Father’s Day with 50% Offer on VPS orders all through June.

KhanWebHost has DDOS-Protected VPSes in Australia with special extra RAM & Bandwidth deals.

Accuris Hosting is celebrating their 1-year Anniversary.

HostNamaste has Epyc OpenVZ 7 VPSes in Strasbourg, France & Quebec, Canada from $20/year.

VPSnet.com is offering VMs in pEurope from $2.25/month.


How to Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on Ubuntu 20.04

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 18, 2021 @ 4:54 am, by Jon Biloh

How to Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on Ubuntu 20.04

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd – a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more. If you are looking for a VPS with full root access to set up Nginx on, be sure to review their latest LowEndBox special offers here.

If you want to run more than one website on a single server, the Nginx server block is an incredible tool. It lets you define separate settings for different domain names, and thus enables you to host multiple domains on one server.

With the Nginx server blocks, you can configure separate security policies such as different SSL certificates as well.

In this article, we will guide you on how you can set up Nginx server blocks on your own Ubuntu 20.04 server.


V.PS has a Great Domain and Nice Prices in Seven Datacenters Around the World!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: June 18, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

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Welcome, V.PS!  Congrats on getting such a great domain and thanks for the offer for our readers.

They’re a Estonian/German company that has service in seven different datacenters around the world: Amsterdam, Frankvurt, Düsseldorf, Tallinn (Estonia), Seattle, New York, and Hong Kong.  Plus there’s a 20% off couple for LEB readers!

Their WHOIS is public. They are registered in Estonia (xTom OÜ, VAT ID EE102118926) and Germany (xTom GmbH, VAT ID DE815833022). Their Terms of Service is available on their web site (AUP).. They accept Paypal, Credit Cards via Stripe, SEPA and Bank Transfer. For some countries, they support specific local payment methods like Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, Giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, Sofort and Przelewy24..

Here’s a little about V.PS in their own words:

“xTom Group (https://xtom.com/) has several companies registered locally around the world, including xTom GmbH in Germany, xTom Pty Ltd in Australia, xTom Hong Kong Limited in Hong Kong, xTom OÜ in Estonia.

We offer server colocation, dedicated servers, IP transit since 2012. Now we launched our VPS products at https://v.ps/

We also provide free open source mirrors service in several locations https://xtom.com/mirrors/

Another project is our free public DNS resolver DNS.SB (https://dns.sb/), our DoH service is integrated with Google Chrome.”

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

Now read more to see the offers!


Save Up to 60% with Hostigger’s Summer Sale! (Unlimited Bandwidth VPS w/2GB for only $20/year in Turkey, USA, NL!)

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: June 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308


Hostigger is back!  They last brought us an offer on March 11, 2021 and now they’ve returned with their summer sale.  Get up to 60% off their normal prices with deals like this:

  • VPS with unlimited transfer and 2GB of RAM for only $20/year!
  • Or make that 4GB of RAM for only $30/year!
  • And they’ll go all the way up (6GB, 8GB, 12GB, etc.) to 16GB with great discounts.  16GB is only $99/year!

These deals are available in Istanbul (Turkey), Kansas City (US), and Amsterdam (NL).

Their WHOIS is public. They are registered in Delaware, USA (EIN : 35-2566649). Their Terms of Service is available on their web site (Privacy Policy). They accept Paypal, Credit Card, Alipay, iDEAL, BTC, and Altcoin.

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

“Hostigger (Hostiger), offers web hosting, reseller, virtualization and server solutions since its establishment. Aiming at 100 %customer satisfaction, hostigger continues to serve its customers uninterruptedly. As of the first quarter of 2018, Hostigger has offered thousands of virtualization solutions and hundreds of server solutions.

Our services services to run business critical, or high performance, top-level security, and capacity designed for demanding customers who require Wide Area Network. Hostigger customer portfolio for financial institutions, Telecom and technology organizations includes, among others. Our extensive technical expertise and extensive experience in Problem solving and high-quality technology enables us to provide customized Telecom and IT solutions to any challenge.

As of 2021, we continue to serve under the name of Hostigger. You can reach us at hostigger.com, hostiger.com domains.”

Remember that the LEB community would love to hear about your experience in the comments section below!

Now read more to see the offers!


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