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Providers: Grow Your Business in 2022 – Partner with LowEndBox for FREE Advertising!

Hey you, business owner!  Imagine someone told you that you could get all of the following as a package deal: Free advertising that reaches nearly every potential purchaser in your core markets A free mass media outlet to publish your news and press releases Focused publicity on your company including interviews and article about your […]

GSuite Free Legacy: No Longer Free

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 19, 2022 @ 1:16 pm, by raindog308

If you had a grandfathered GSuite free legacy account, it’s time to say goodbye. Google says: “If you have the G Suite legacy free edition, you need to upgrade to a paid Google Workspace subscription to keep your services. The G Suite legacy free edition will no longer be available starting July 1, 2022.” Note […]

Microsoft Acquires Activision

News broke after market close yesterday that Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard. The acquisition puts many gaming franchises into Microsoft’s hands, including Call of Duty, Warcraft/StarCraft, Diablo, Tony Hawk, Candy Crush, and many others. In recent years, Activision has grown its revenue and is generating healthy profits: $9B a year.  Globally, the gaming market will […]

LowEndDivorce Poll: Why Have You Broken Up With Providers in the Past?

At first, it was true love. The storage screamed, CPUs leapt to process your commands, and the network made you feel like you were in the datacenter.  You raved to your friends.  You recommended…sometimes without an affiliate code even! But then there was an outage.  A double-billed invoice.  You opened a ticket to ask a […]

DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: January 15, 2022 @ 1:33 am, by raindog308

DigitalOcean (NYSE:DOCN) shares dropped 9% today.  Volume was more than double normal. It’s been a rough season for DO.  Shares today traded for as cheap as $59/share – well off the stock’s highs above $130/share only two months ago. The reason for the plummeting valuation is not clear.  Some possibilities: DigitalOcean was overpriced.  It may […]

Check Out LowEndBox’s Streaming Service!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: January 9, 2022 @ 2:21 pm, by raindog308

When you think of streaming services, you may be familiar with some of the tedious run-of-the-mill services such as Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, etc.  They all off there same uninspiring, recycled ideas such as “comedy”, “drama”, and “action movies”.  It’s the same lame content you’ve watched all your life and by now you’d probably scream if someone […]

What Are Your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions?

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: January 3, 2022 @ 1:14 pm, by raindog308

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year?  If not, here are some you should consider as you look forward to 2022: I will update my systems and not get caught by some ancient bug. I will learn the ways of apt and yum. I will keep my backups, test my backups, and monitor […]

HostSolutions.ro Hack Update

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: December 27, 2021 @ 6:01 pm, by raindog308

As a quick followup to our story from a couple days ago about the HostSolutions.ro hack, owner Marius has now commented on LowEndTalk, confirming the breach and adding some details. The entire thread has a lot of interesting speculation, though alas not a ton of new details. Are you a HostSolutions customer?  Or have you […]

Win a 4K Android TV! Plus Monitors, Govee Lights, and RackNerd VMs! Still Time to Enter!

There’s still time to get in on RackNerd’s 2021 Holiday Giveaway.  Just click the link (or the image above) and use any of 12 different ways (or all of them!) to get in on the goodies. What kind of goodies?  You can win one of: A TCL 55″ 4K UHD Android TV! A Sceptre 27″ FHD […]

HostSolutions.ro Hacked

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: December 25, 2021 @ 1:35 pm, by raindog308

News broke on Christmas Eve that HostSolutions.ro has been hacked.  Community member @MikaelStrang posted the email below that he received from a hacker claiming to have the HostSolutions WHMCS database. “Sadly you have used hostsolutions.ro before, and they were recently hacked about a month ago.  We stole their database and all of their backups.  We […]

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