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LowEndVPN!?

Date/Time: December 29, 2015 @ 4:51 am, by Jarland Donnell

Hey everyone! We’ve decided to expand the offerings on LEB a bit. As our faithful readers are no doubt aware, things get a bit boring from time to time. We feel that way too, it’s not just you. If we post one more 512MB for $5 in OVH France I think we’re all going to lose our minds. We need some fresh blood here. So we’ve made a decision.

From now on we will accept offers from VPN providers basically within the same rules of the VPS offers. Those rules would be:

  • Not more than $7/m or $48/year
  • Providers under 12 months old must have public WHOIS
  • Not more than one post every 30 days

VPN Providers, please open a ticket for posting:
https://lowendbox.freshdesk.com

With love,
Jarland Donnell

Jarland Donnell was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2015 to 2016 and continues to be an active member of our community on LowEndTalk.

20 Comments

  1. ValdikSS:

    Is it really that low-end? I mean, $7 for a VPN per month?

    December 29, 2015 @ 6:00 am | Reply
    • Jarland Donnell:

      The rules for this are definitely something to revisit as we see how it goes. I’m interested to get the first round of offers and just kind of get a feel for what we bring in. That way any changes can be more educated based on what we experienced :)

      December 29, 2015 @ 6:08 am | Reply
  2. Could you please also consider bringing back shared hosting offers, at least on LET?

    I still don’t completely get why they have been disallowed after some testing period there.

    December 29, 2015 @ 7:09 am | Reply
    • Jarland Donnell:

      I think that shared hosting offers in general are even more boring and “dime a dozen” than VPS offers. If you look at places that list shared hosting offers, they’re so saturated with bottom of the barrel offerings that you can’t even sort through them, then if you refresh the page there’s a hundred new ones just like them. I truly believe that listing shared hosting offers by themselves would be a death sentence to the blog.

      However, I’m not opposed to mixing in shared hosting with VPS offers or making a post that outlines shared hosting packages offered by several popular LEB/LET hosts.

      December 29, 2015 @ 7:13 am | Reply
      • I think I’ve suggested this before, but it might be worth mentioning to “new management”. LEB would go a long way towards avoiding any death sentence if it presented offers, both old and new, in a searchable database. You could still use the blog to highlight the most outstanding ones.

        Then it wouldn’t much matter if the provider offered a completely unmanaged VPS, or a single managed virtual service like email/web/database/VPN/whatever, or some “cloudy” hosting mix of them. They can all just sit in the database to be found or not as the desire dictates.

        For example, I have one small Rails site I host on a modest VPS, which is way too small for the likes of Heroku, but maybe there is a low-end competitor out there who fits the bill. Google searches aren’t very helpful in addressing my specific needs. It’d be nice if LEB could be a centralized place to find that info. Unless that happens, I’ll just use a VPS to get the job done.

        Same probably goes for people wanting VPNs. I can easily see those providers also becoming just a dime-a-dozen part of the mix in due time. The direction to go is to embrace the fact that these things all eventually become common.

        December 29, 2015 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
  3. Awesome! I will send my ticket soon. Wait for great rates!

    December 29, 2015 @ 8:28 am | Reply
  4. cave:

    hmm, vpn…

    please require minimum information for being listed:

    Traffic per Month allowed
    client connections at the same time allowed
    how many servers
    in how many countrys
    and how many continents
    IPv6 or IPv4
    Prepaid possible? => prepaid only?
    payment options: bitcoin, creditcard, alipay, paypal, wire tranfser,…
    refund policy
    connectivity: PPTP + L2TP + OpenVPN
    DNS available?

    7€ is a bit high for LowEnd: FrootVPN => 3€, TigerVPN => 4€, iPredator => 6€

    December 29, 2015 @ 10:49 am | Reply
  5. Igor:

    $7/m or $48/year is absolutely not a lowend VPN. Fot that price is high-end. Jarland, kindly please tweak the rules.

    December 29, 2015 @ 11:15 am | Reply
  6. It’s really good idea to add more low end items, but for VPN, LEB might end up with being blocked by GFW of China, thus losing some popularity.

    Don’t know if admin/moderators will care about that, anyway looking forward to see new offers coming up.

    December 29, 2015 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  7. Be good to know what data the provider logs as well.

    Also agree that $7/month is high end. Should be looking more at ~$2/month IMHO.

    December 29, 2015 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
  8. Lucas:

    Nice!

    December 29, 2015 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
  9. Lucas:

    Price limits for VPN offers must be set up to $5 per month. Over $5 not a low end for VPN

    December 29, 2015 @ 5:55 pm | Reply
    • +1, $5 per month or $40 per year.

      December 30, 2015 @ 2:08 am | Reply
    • PieNotEvenEaten:

      Lucass, I don’t even know why you said 5 dollars. You would be the first one on that thread complaining that 5 dollars is too much.

      December 30, 2015 @ 4:51 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Hey pie don’t be a dick

        December 30, 2015 @ 9:51 am | Reply
  10. hico11:

    Great idea but agree with cave that you need to list the countries available, if they have ample backup IPs in case issues with GFW, how many devices one can use simultaneously, etc.

    Some commercial providers to expats in China offer phone, desktop, tablet(3 all together) but others only one.

    Some time ago I looked at some ‘deluxe’ providers with most regions of the world served and they were in the $60/year range if I remember correctly.

    December 31, 2015 @ 1:47 pm | Reply
  11. I sent my ticket, hope soon to be listed :)

    January 1, 2016 @ 4:14 am | Reply
  12. dimon222:

    Nice idea!

    January 3, 2016 @ 2:55 am | Reply
  13. How do we submit an offer to this website?

    May 17, 2016 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

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