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This is Our 5000th Post!

5000 Posts

This is our 5,000th post on LowEndBox!

That was way back in 2008.  In that year:

  • Breaking Bad premiered.
  • Eli Manning lead the New York Giants over Tom Brady’s New England Patriots in Superbowl XLII
  • The first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Iron Man) was released
  • The first iPhone model was a year old, was the only one you could buy until July, when the 3G came out.
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (the fourth movie) premieres.

And here’s what our first LowEnd offer looked like:

Saw this special deal at WHT on echoServers, where you can get 3 month free when you prepay for 1 year. With their low end VPS starting at $5.99/month, you basically pay for 9 months ($53.91) and then get 12 months service — worked out to be $4.50/month.

Not bad for a 64MB (guaranteed)/128MB (burstable) OpenVZ VPS, however as the monthly transfer limit is only 10GB the usage will be quite limited. Probably can only host a few unpopular sites like this one :)

Wow…for $6/month you could get a 64MB VPS with 10GB bandwidth.  And of course, we were right about hosting sites on it.  A year later, we’d publish the famous article Yes, You Can Run 18 Static Sites on a 64MB Link-1 VPS.

Our first comment (of 128,848!) was on our fourth post, “FreeXen.com – 64MB Xen VPS for Free Too Good To Be True?”  That post was in Feburary 2008 but by October the host had deadpooled.

We’ve come a long way in 15 years.  THANK YOU for your continued patronage!



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