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Protect Your VPS With an Electronic Pitbull: Active Firewalls

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 1, 2020 @ 9:53 am, by raindog308

A firewall is a security tool that blocks network traffic, with many different configuration options.  For example, you could configure your firewall to block all traffic except attempts to connect to port 80 and 443 (for a web server) as well as your ssh port.  This is an example of the best practice of “blocking […]

CentOS 6 End of Life is Coming! Upgrade to a new CentOS 7 VPS Now

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 26, 2020 @ 8:52 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd – a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more.  CentOS 6 will reach End of Life on November 30th, 2020. What this means is that CentOS will no longer provide bug fixes, or security patches for servers still running […]

Easy File Sharing With sshfs

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 19, 2020 @ 8:58 am, by raindog308

scp, sftp, and other protocols are useful for one-time file transfers, but what if you want to have a permanent connection that allows you to treat a remote filesystem as local? You could look at nfs, but nfs was never designed for WAN usage and requires extra protocols (IPSEC, Kerneros, etc.) to encrypt in-flight data. […]

Why (And When) To Use A VPS Instead of Shared Hosting

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 17, 2020 @ 6:46 am, by Jon Biloh

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a VPS and Shared Hosting account is? This article was contributed by RackNerd, a provider of shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, Colocation and everything else in between. When looking for solutions for hosting your website or blog, you would have come across two different methods. […]

How to Enable Google’s TCP BBR on a Linux VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd – LowEndBox appreciates your contribution as always! Be sure to check out RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox specials if you are looking for a KVM VPS. Google’s TCP BBR, or “Bottleneck Bandwidth and Round-trip propagation time,” is a congestion control system based on cutting-edge technology. It is […]

What is a Hybrid Server? Hybrid Dedicated Servers Explained

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 10, 2020 @ 8:49 am, by Jon Biloh

Throughout the past year, you may have noticed more Hybrid Server offerings being featured here on LowEndBox. While this is a relatively new offering so to speak, the LowEndBox staff are working to get in touch with more hosting providers that offer this product to encourage them to create exclusive LEB deals for our readers […]

Best Web Hosting Control Panels after the cPanel Price Hike

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 2, 2020 @ 12:02 pm, by Jon Biloh

Web Hosting Control Panels play a very important role in shared hosting as it provides easy management of web hosting, databases, DNS configuration and mail box. One of the most common control panel, which almost every web hosting customer has used is cPanel that is feature rich. Recently, cPanel raised their software licenses and shifted […]

What is Bandwidth? Bandwidth vs. Transfer Explained

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd. If you are looking for a VPS or web hosting service – be sure to check out RackNerd! For those who are new to the LowEndBox website community – welcome! LowEndBox is a website that was founded with the mission to help people find cheap […]

KVM VPS – What To Look For in a KVM VPS Provider

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: June 12, 2020 @ 3:00 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros from RackNerd, a seasoned and knowledgeable contributor of the hosting industry for 12+ years. Whether you are looking for shared hosting, reseller hosting, KVM VPS, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, or managed services! Say you’re in need of a cheap KVM VPS hosting service — one question that […]

Frequently Asked Questions: Los Angeles VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: June 7, 2020 @ 12:37 pm, by Jon Biloh

We know that many shoppers who visit LowEndBox to find a cheap VPS, cheap dedicated server or something else prefer that it be hosted in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles datacenter market is one of the most well connected locations in the entire world, and does a great job serving users from all around […]

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