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Need a Ton of Bandwidth? HostSlim You Covered for $4.43/mo! (1GB VPS in the Netherlands)

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: February 23, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Hello again, HostSlim!  We last had them on back in October 23, 2020.  Last time they brought us a dedi offer – this time it’s a KVM or OpenVZ VPS.

Now you might think a 1GB VPS for $4.43 is pretty standard…but these come with 5TB of bandwidth!  Wowie zowie.  Perfect for small web sites, VPNs, or anything else that is bandwidth-intensive.

HostSlim is a registered business in the Netherlands (52966887). Their Terms of Service is available on their web site. They accept iDeal, Bitcoin, Wire Transfer, Credit Card.

Here’s a little about HostSlim in their own words:

VPSslim offers a wide range of virtual server solutions and was founded in 2009. Over the past 10 years we have grown into one of the larger hosting providers in the Netherlands. We have a tight partnership with Alticom datacenters where we operate our own floor/ datacenter. We own and operate all our equipment, hardware, routing & switching. We have in-house engineers that are available 24/7 for any of your support needs. Our floor is redundant in both power, aggregate, UPS as well as fiber and network peering partners. When you join VPSslim you are instantly connected to a global premium network of over 1.2 Tbps. Enjoy your endless hosting needs in our incredible wide network, while at the same time benefiting from effective DDoS protection.

If you decide to give HostSlim a try, please tell others how it goes in the comments below.

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ProximCloud Celebrates It’s Third Birthday With Great Shared Hosting Savings! (As Low As $11.70/Year in London!)

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Happy Birthday, ProximCloud!  They turn three on February 28.

Ben popped by from London to share another offer with our readers.  They were last featured on January 4, 2021 and have been posting with us since April of last year.

I’ve always gotten a good vibe about ProximCloud.  They are of the “do one thing and do it well” mindset instead of trying to offering everything to everyone.  And their pricing is more than fair.  An example:

  • Shared hosting with 25GB disk, 250GB bandwidth, generous resources, daily backups, ssh access, and DDoS protection in London for as low as $11.70/year!

They’re giving you a couple promo codes.  Take 20% off on monthly or 30% off on annual if you want to lock-in long-term savings.  All the details after the jump but first,  here’s a little about ProximCloud in their own words:

ProximCloud is a small website hosting business, which has been in operation for over two years (since 28th Feb 2018), which has strived based on the reliability and low-cost factors of our services. ProximCloud always puts the customer first, and has ensured to provide our customers with many support-methods to ensure they can reach us when they need it, and when it suits them.

Their WHOIS is public. Their Terms of Service is available on their web site. They accept PayPal.

If you decide to give ProximCloud a try, please tell others how it goes in the comments below.

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Tags: , , Date/Time: February 21, 2021 @ 11:47 am, by Jon Biloh

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How to Fire Up WordPress in Three Commands

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Typically when you setup WordPress, you’ve got to do the following:

  • Install MySQL
  • Run mysql_secure_installation (not strictly necessary but you should!)
  • Create the MySQL database
  • Create the MySQL user
  • Grant the MySQL user database privileges
  • Install a web server such as Apache or NginX
  • Install PHP
  • Configure the web server to support PHP
  • Create the web root directory and set permissions
  • Create log files if necessary, and setup logfile rotation
  • Configure your web server for the site you want to run
  • Download WordPress and untar
  • Set permissions on the files and directories

…and then you’re ready to run the WordPress install script.

True, if you’re on shared hosting, you may have a 1-click installer such as Softaculous or Fantastico available. But if you’re running things on your VPS, you’ll have to do these things manually.

If only there was a way to…oh, I don’t know…bundle up all these tasks and setup and components and put them in some sort of…what would we call it…container…

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HostEONS Special for LEB: Free DA + Blesta on a 1GB Ryzen from $3/mo in Los Angeles! Double your bandwidth, too!

Tags: , Date/Time: February 19, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Kapil from HostEONS contacted us to post an offer – welcome, Kapil!

He’s been in the IT industry since 1998.  HostEONS is a Singapore-based company that offers KVM, OpenVZ, shared reseller, and dedicated hosting services.

This offer is for Los Angeles:

  • Get a 1GB VPS with 15GB space, 1TB bandwidth, and free DirectAdmin Standard for $3/mo on annual or $4/mo if you pay monthly!
  • Or step up to a 2GB with 30GB of disk and 2TB of bandwidth for $6/mo on annual or $8/mo if you pay monthly!

But wait, there’s more!  Some very cool bonuses:

  • Open a ticket (see below for details) after purchase and they will double your bandwidth!
  • Use a coupon code (see below fore details) to get a free DirectAdmin server license!
  • Free Blesta
  • Free Windows 2019 License on Annual Payments with Ryzen 2 and larger packages

Pretty cool stuff!

Kapil shared a little more about HostEONS:

HostEONS Pte. Ltd. is a hosting company that provides various hosting services like – VPS Hosting (Premium Ryzen KVM VPS, Budget KVM VPS with RAID 10 SSD, OpenVZ 7 based VPS in 5 locations – Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Jacksonville, Dallas), Shared Web Hosting with Direct Admin, LiteSpeed, CloudLinux and more, Reseller Web Hosting also with DA, LiteSpeed, Cloud Linux etc.. Dedicated Servers, Domain Registration. We have 24×7 Support, we understand how important hosting services are for our clients hence we answer all support tickets as soon as possible, average ticket resolution time is 1 hour. Our VPS as well as Shared Web Hosting orders are processed and setup instantly upon payment and we accept a large variety of payment methods to make it easier for our clients to pay.”

Their WHOIS is public and they are registered in Singapore (Registration No. 201806413N). You can find their TOS on their website and you can pay with Credit/Debit Card (Stripe), PayPal, AliPay, UnionPay, BitCoin, WebMoney, Perfect Money, Yandex, Bank Wire Transfer, OXXO Mexico, Boleto Brasil, PayTM India, and Netbanking India.

Remember that the LEB community would love to hear about your experience in the comments section below!

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Create Your Own Internet Radio Station With Icecast

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 18, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Create Your Own Internet Radio Station With IcecastIn this tutorial we’ll show you how to setup your very own Internet radio station using Icecast.

Icecast is a flexible, FOSS server that allows you to stream sound and music both to and from the server. Streaming to the server can be done via a music playlist, live broadcast, or relay from another server. For example, there is an iPhone app (Icefall) which simply streams your phone’s microphone input to your Icecast server.

In this scenario, we’re going to use a playlist of music as our source.

Streaming from the Icecast server is the client connection where users listen. Here we’ll use VLC on an iPhone to listen to the stream.

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HostSlick’s Winter Specials: 12c/32GB e5 for €69/mo, 3GB RAM VPS in the Netherlands for 40€ / year

Tags: , Date/Time: February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Are you feeling the post-holiday winter blues?  Has your mood dipped with the temperatures?  If so, HostSlick has the cure: some great dedi and VPS offers!

They were on LEB several times in 2020.  Now they’ve like to brighten your winter spirits with these great deals:

  • E5-2680v3 dedi server with 12c/24t, 32GB of RAM, dual 1TB SSD, and 25TB of DDoS-protected bandwidth for 69 € per month!
  • Or get 15% off (recurring!) on other deals!
  • And if you just need a VPS, they can hook you up with a 2 core, 3GB RAM, 50GB SSD VPS with 5TB bandwidth for 40€ / year.

Note that stock is limited, so jump on this immediately!

HostSlick is based in the Netherlands and their WHOIS is public.  You can read their privacy policy and terms of service on their web site.  They accept Paysafecard, Bitcoin, Giropay, SofortBanking/SofortÜberweisung, PayPal, Credit Card, and SEPA Bank Transfer.  Their AS number is AS208046.

Remember that the LEB community would love to hear about your experience in the comments section below!

Here’s what they had to say: 

“Im Maximilian from HostSlick and today we are sending you a offer that might fit most types of customers! Strong CPU and fair amount of RAM baked with high Network Quality, DDoS Protection and 8x IPv4 included besides the /64 IPv4! Im sure this can fit most use cases!  If needed, customers can as weell bring their own IPv4 Ranges and we will announce them for FREE!

Why HostSlick?

  • Fastest SSDs with any Dedicated
  • Easy-to-use Control Panel which also allows our clients to re-sell Dedicated Servers.
  • Wide range of Payment methods accepted
  • Complimentary 100Gbps Corero SmartWalls DDoS Protection with any Dedicated!
  • Additional IPs on request at anytime!
  • Own Hardware, Network. We are not resellers!
  • Network based on industry leading Juniper Equipment
  • All Dedicated servers include IPMI/ILO4/… Full control over your Server!
  • Support On-Site 24×7
  • Free IP Announcements (Have a IP range? We will announce it with NO FEE on our Router and ASN!)”

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How To Change RDP Port on a Windows VPS

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: February 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros from RackNerd. If you are looking for a Windows VPS, Linux VPS or even shared/reseller hosting services — be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox special offers here.

If you ordered a Windows VPS, you may want to consider changing your RDP port to one that is on a non-standard port. By default, the RDP protocol utilizes port 3389, which is commonly bruteforced and/or scanned. Changing your Windows Server’s RDP listening port is an extra security step you can take.

In this tutorial we will go over how to change the RDP port on your Windows VPS.

  1. Log into your Windows VPS via the Remote Desktop Connection Client.
  2. Once connected to the VPS, start the registry editor. (Type regedit in the search area)
  3. Navigate to the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp
  4. Find PortNumber
  5. Click Edit > Modify, and then click Decimal.
  6. Type the new port number you’d like to change your RDP port to, and then click OK.
  7. Close the registry editor
  8. Allow the new port number in your Windows Firewall settings
  9. Restart the Windows Server.

After the server has finished restarting, you will notice the server no longer responds to RDP connections on the standard port, so you will now need to specify the port when connecting via RDP. For example, VPSIP:PORTNUMBER

Do you change the RDP port on your Windows VPS? What other security measures do you take when deploying a Windows based server? Leave your feedback down in the comments section below!

 

LowEndTalk 2020 Best Providers Award Results

LowEndTalk’s 2020 Best Providers poll has been taken, the votes have been counted, the people have spoken, and the awards have been given!  Here are the results:

Congrats to RackNerd, NexusBytes, and HostHatch!

Voting was close near the top, so it’s worth mentioning the rest of the top 10:

4. VirMach

5. BuyVM

6. Hetzner

7. MXroute and OVH (tie)

9. HostSolutions

10. Gullo’s Hosting

See the results thread for full details.

How Does a Provider Become a Best Provider?

From what I’ve seen, LEB/LET readers value:

Price: Go figure with a name like LowEndTalk/LowEndBox!  LEB/LET readers are always looking for great value for the price.  Paradoxically, though, the community usually reacts poorly to obviously unsustainable offers.  So it’s not the craziest offer that always wins the community’s support but it’s a key factor in the overall decision.

Reliability: High uptime, few problems, lack of network hiccups, and solid performance all go into this category.  No one is expecting five nines but flakey hardware, iffy networks, and slothful servers mean migrating users.

Transparency and Community Engagement: A lot of problems can be overcome by communicating frequently and often with the community you serve.

Again, congratulations to the winners and we hope to see all of them (and others!) back on the 2021 board.

HostPerl Debuts on LowEndBox with a Nice Dallas VPS Offer (2GB for $5.99/mo!)

Tags: , Date/Time: February 15, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Raman from HostPerl contacted us to post their first offer on LEB.  Before you ask…yes, they host more than PERL scripts :-)

In fact, they have a full range of services: unmanaged and managed dedicated servers, virtual servers, gaming servers, email, shared, reseller, and even GPU servers.

They’re based in India (with offices also in New Zealand) and back their services with a 99.999% SLA.  They’re starting their journey on LowEndBox with a nice offer based in Dallas, Texas:

  • You can get a 2GB KVM with 512MB swap, 25GB storage, and 1TB of bandwidth for $5.99/mo!

HostPerl is registered in India (PTK01_202009_003) and New Zealand (NZBN 9429047115873).  You should look over their Terms of Service before signing up.  you can pay with PayPal, Bitcoin, and credit or debit cards.

Here’s what they had to say: 

HostPerl was founded in 2017. Hostperl is a growing web hosting company based in India. We have many years experience in providing web hosting services to a wide range of customers. At Hostperl, we are passionate about providing you world-class customer service. We are dedicated to providing reliability and flexibility to our customers, allowing them to create whatever kind of site they desire.All of our servers are located in the continental United States and United Kingdom. Our service is hassle-free and reliable. All of our equipment is carefully chosen to ensure maximum up-time and performance.”

If you decide to give HostPerl a spin or if you’ve been a customer for a while, please let the LEB community know what you think in the comments below.

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