Tom from 2Host has written me about their latest plan upgrade and exclusive promo code for the Low End Box readers. Use LEB10TB on their low end plans to get 10% off recurring discount. Their cheapest plan is now $4.04/month and it comes with
- 128MB memory/256MB swap
- 5GB storage
- 10TB/month data transfer
Servers are located in Asheville NC. I think the most notable change is that for all VPS hosting plans they now come with 10 fricking terabytes per month of data transfer. My first server, an old Linux box set up at home connecting to the Internet via 33.6k dial up modem, served average 200MB/month. Okay that’s more than a decade ago, but how have we advanced that a humble low end Xen box comes with 10TB of data.
Overselling?! I heard ya! But like all service based industry overselling should be taken for granted. 128MB is probably good to run a blog or two using 25GB/month, unless you also self-host video or large images. Not too sure what the application will be other than sharing of you-know-what. In fact, doing 10TB/month means 3.86MB/sec (or 30.9Mbps) — I wonder whether hard drives on a VPS host can sustain this kind of read if you are doing lots of file sharing.
Anyway. Here is a question throwing back to the community — what would you do with 10TB/month? Rule is “must be legal” :)