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Community Roundup - October/November 2014

It’s time to bring back a long-lost tradition: the Community Roundup! In this posts, which we will try to do monthly from now on, we’ll give you some highlights of what happened the previous month(s).

If you have any news or items you would like to have considered for this roundup, please PM them to @CommunityRoundup on LowEndTalk.com!

LowEndTalk helps XFuse_Duke

XFuse_Duke, a long-time member of LowEndTalk and a VPS hosting provider, has had a very unfortunate accident on his motorcycle resulting in a badly injured leg. As a result of that he was not only out of a job, but he also had hospital bills piling up. In his initial report he already had over $85,000 worth of bills with more to come. Community member @jvnadr was kind enough to make this known to the LowEndTalk community. As a result of that thread, Duke got quite some donations thanks to the generosity of both providers and other members. He’s doing a lot better now and both him and his wife would like to thank the LowEndTalk community for all their help!

INIZ ownership change

Patrick Hayward sold INIZ recently.  It is now owned by ‘Zeniva Limited’. According to the official e-mail that was sent out the plans and pricing are to remain the same, as are the number of brands they own and operate. Patrick will stay aboard for a while to ensure a smooth transition. Support is going to be a focus point for the new owner; according to some it has not been up to par, so hopefully the new owners will be able to change that!

123Systems ownership change

Only months ago, ChicagoVPS acquired 123Sytems from former owner Andrew. Unfortunately, they were not able to turn the company into something a lot better. A couple of weeks ago, Velocity Servers Network Exchange (VSNX), the owner of LowEndBox, LowEndTalk, and ColoCrossing, purchased 123Systems from ChicagoVPS’ parent. Hopefully they will be able to turn things around at 123Systems and improve the quality of the servers and service!

New hosts on LowEndBox

Over the past two months, three hosts were featured for the first time:

  • Frixel Solutions: @shovenose’s new adventure; after shovehost stopped trading, Michael took some time to start up a new business and do it right.
  • VirtNetwork: @GVH_Alex’s new adventure: after having spent time as a GreenValueHost employee, Alex started his own business.
  • SSDHosting.io: a UK-based entity with servers in Hemel Heampstead, UK; a location that’s quite rare around the LowEnd scene

Out of these three, SSDHosting.io seems to have gotten the best reviews thus far. Hopefully we’ll keep seeing all of them back in the future, so good luck to you guys and welcome to LowEnd!

Final notes

That’s it for this update! Again, if you have anything to share with us for our next update, don’t hesitate to PM @CommunityRoundup at LowEndTalk!



  1. HackedServer:

    Thank you for posting this. As someone who casually follows LEB, it is nice to have a summary that I can quickly read to see what I missed.

    December 3, 2014 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
  2. You missed us out as a new host… Much sadness there.

    December 3, 2014 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
    • CWD:

      well you are expensive..

      December 6, 2014 @ 1:05 am | Reply
      • Anthony:

        Not really, their most basic plan (512mb RAM) costs ~$6.50

        December 7, 2014 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
  3. RyanB:

    Missed MegaVZ.com too :( Must not be new enough :P

    But good to see some old bits of LE* Come back :)

    December 3, 2014 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
  4. Alex:

    You missed nanobit.pro as a host as well.

    December 4, 2014 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
  5. Maarten Kossen:

    I’ve only listed new hosts that were featured on LowEndBox.com.

    December 5, 2014 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

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