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Interview: Q&A with RackNerd Digital Content Manager Dave Cooper

Tags: , Date/Time: September 13, 2020 @ 4:27 am, by Jon Biloh

RackNerd Digital Content Manager, Dave Cooper

Today we’re sitting down RackNerd’s digital content manager, Dave Cooper to talk about the evolving hosting market, how to differentiate in a crowded space and his experience over the years. So let’s get started with the interview!

Q: Tell us a bit more about yourself, your background, and your role with RackNerd?

A: Well my name is Dave Cooper and I’m from Auckland, New Zealand. I started my IT career 15 years ago when I was 20 years of age. I’m also a musician and a content creator. During those 15 years I ran my own company specializing in hosting, broadband and media solutions. This lead me to work for our national airline carrier Air New Zealand which I was responsible for rolling out technical IT projects across the world.

My role at RackNerd is to maintain a brand that is friendly, informative and open by creating video content, graphics and blogs.


Hostworld Returns with More Great KVM & Shared Offers! ( From £3.69/$4.82 in UK/Chicago)

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: September 13, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308








Hostworld is back with some nice KVM offers based in the UK and Chicago.  They come jam-packed with neat add-on features, such as unmetered bandwidth, DDOS protection (UK only), and a free 60GB of backup storage.

Hostworld has appeared here on LEB several times since January 2020 we conducted an interview with him in August 2020.

Hostworld is also re-offering their shared hosting offering, which includes unlimited bandwidth and domains, cPanel, LiteSpeed, and CloudLinux.

Their WHOIS is public and they are registered in the UK (company number 12330877). You can check out their TOS and Privacy Policy.  They accept PayPal, credit/debit cards, Bank Transfer, Apply Pay, Bitcoin, Alipay, and Unionpay.

Here’s what they had to say: 

“As a company we are extremely proud of the services we offer and strive to offer the best possible service to all of our customers. We focus on performance, customer support and maintaining our network – providing excellent customer service is a priority to us. We strive to provide you with the most cost effective, reliable service in the industry offering an outstanding 99.9% uptime guarantee. We aren’t a middle man, all of our servers are co located to our private rack space in Maidenhead, UK. Our team has had extensive experience within the hosting industry over the past 10 years. We originally started as a website development company offering website design packages since 2017, however we have now expanded online to offer web hosting services.

Here are the VPS Hosting Deals:
(Note that all discounts are recurring!)

LEB Special 1GB

LEB Special 2GB



LEB Special 3GB

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 GB Swap
  • 4x vCPU
  • 100GB Storage
  • FREE 300GB Backup Storage
  • Choice of UK or USA
  • DDoS protection as standard (UK only)
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1 Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • IPv6 Support
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: LEBVPS3
  • £7.99 per month ~$10.45/month
  • £95.88/~$125.44/year
  • [ORDER]

Entry Shared Hosting

  • 10 GB SSD Storage Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Addon Domains, Email, MYSQL etc
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Turbo Charged with LiteSpeed
  • CloudLinux & Multiple PHP Versions
  • UK Servers & Expert 24/7 Support
  • One-Click Installs
  • Free Automatic Daily Backups
  • Free Migration
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • £1.99/$2.60pm with coupon code “50HOSTING”
  • [ORDER]


Network information and node specifications available by reading more. As always, please remember to comment and share your thoughts and opinions.


Generating and Using SSH Keys, Part 1

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 12, 2020 @ 6:58 am, by raindog308

Traditionally, authentication in Unix-based systems is done with passwords.  This tests “something you know”.  SSH keys offer a higher level of security by adding “something you have”- in this case, an SSH private key file.   Even if an attacker was to guess your SSH passphrase, without the SSH private key file, this knowledge is not sufficient to allow him to login.

This tutorial will walk you through creating an SSH key on Linux, macOS, or Windows.  In following tutorials we’ll show you how to use it to login, and optionally disable password-only logins.


Clouveo Brings an Epyc Annual + Shared Hosting Offers

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 12, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308






Clouveo is “reliable British hosting” with a smart-looking web site and a nice offer for LEB readers.  You’re getting 512MB KVM with an ipv4/ipv6, an SLA, and an AMD EPYC 7302P for $20/year.  Sweet!  They’re using 6-wide SSD RAID for reliability and performance.  And loads of features: Snapshots, Automatic Backups, DDoS Protection, Custom ISO Support and One Click Applications, in addition to Recovery Mode, VNC Console and /80 IPv6 included.

They’re a British company (VAT Number is GB 203028955) hosting in Amsterdam and are offering a three nines SLA.  They aim for 100% but do back up anything less than 99.9% in writing.  At two nines, you get 10% off your bill and at one nine the SLA credit is 100%!

They’re also bringing us some lovely shared offers based in London.

Their WHOIS is public, You can find their TOS and AUP on their web site.  You can pay with PayPal, Debit/Credit Card via Stripe and a variety of Crypto Currency via Coinify.

If you sign up, please comment below on your experience!

Here’s what they had to say: 

“Clouveo is a sub brand of WebSound registered in the UK since 2013.  Clouveo’s focus is on our brand new range of Cloud Servers, offering premium services at affordable prices backed by high reliability, performance and support. We’ve chosen some of the best hardware and partnered with premium datacenters for this new range of services, featuring AMD EPYC Processors coupled with at least 6 SSD drives in RAID 10 for the best performance. We launch this new service in our first new location in Amsterdam, providing premium connectivity centrally throughout Europe; we’ll soon be expanding with plans for US locations in the near future.

The primary basis of this offer incorporates 10% recurring discount on any billing cycle with promo code M9T3LWQN9D – In addition to the 6 months for the price of 5 when paying semi-annually or 12 months for the price of 10 when paying annually – These combined make for a total of a 27% discount when paying semi-annually or annually when compared to our normal pricing cycles.”

Here are the offers: 

KVM – 512M RAM
Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 512MB RAM
  • 10GB SSD Disk
  • 1 CPU Core @ 3GHz+
  • 1TB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1IPv4 Address
  • /80 IPv6 Block
  • KVM/VMmanager
  • £15.75 / $20 Annually
  • Promo Code: M9T3LWQN9D
  • [ORDER]

Haarlem, Netherlands

  • 1GB RAM
  • 20GB SSD Disk
  • 1 CPU Core @ 3GHz+
  • 2TB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4
  • /80 IPv6 Block
  • KVM/VMManager
  • £3.14 / $4.05 Monthly
  • Promo Code: M9T3LWQN9D
  • [ORDER]

Haarlem, Netherlands

  • 2GB RAM
  • 40GB SSD Disk
  • 2 CPU Cores @ 3GHz+
  • 4TB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4
  • /80 IPv6 Block
  • KVM/VMManager
  • £5.39 / $6.75 Monthly
  • Promo Code: M9T3LWQN9D
  • [ORDER]


Shared Hosting
London, UK

  • Startup package:
  • 5GB SSD Disk
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • London, United Kingdom Location
  • Promo Code: LEBWEB70
  • £5.37 / $6.90 Annual
  • [ORDER]

Reseller Hosting
London, UK

  • 25GB SSD Disk Space
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 25 cPanel Accounts
  • cPanel/WHM Control Panel
  • London, United Kingdom Location
  • Promo Code: LEBRESELLER70
  • £2.69 / $3.60 Monthly



VPSGet – Netherlands 1GB RAM VPS for $4.50/mo ($3.87 annually)

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308






VPSGet brings us a fresh new offer in the Netherlands.  They’re a UK-based company but this offer is for their Haarlem site.  Looks nice with IPv6 support, custom ISO, and KVM on SSD RAID-10 storage. Monthly, this offer is $4.50 but you can save 14% by going annual at $46.41.  They also offer 10Gbit/s DDOS protection on all packages!

Bonus: they offer managed support on request.

Their WHOIS is public. You can find their ToS/Legal Docs on their website and they are a registered business (UK Company Number 8137108).  You can pay with Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, Bitcoin, coinpayments, Bank Wire, SEPA,ACH and webmoney (via Paymentwall).

If you decide to give them a spin, the LEB community would love to hear about your experience in the comments section below!

Here’s what they had to say: 

“VPSGet (NDI SOLUTIONS LTD) is UK-based hosting company that was founded by technicians who have a lot of years of hands-on experience in virtualization technologies. We are in the market since 2013. We can provide really high level support free of charge and configure customer’s service upon requirements.”

Here’s the offer: 

Haarlem, Netherlands

  • KVM-1 VPS
  • 1GB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 1x vCPU
  • 20GB SSD space [configurable]
  • 500GB transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 10x IPv6
  • KVM
  • $4.50/month
  • $46.41/year
  • [ORDER]


Interview: Q&A with EstNOC CEO Ego Ennok on Web Hosting, Virtualization and Running a Small Business

Tags: Date/Time: September 10, 2020 @ 8:59 am, by Jon Biloh

Last month we talked to Nahian, CEO of Nexus Bytes and today, our next interview style Q/A session is with EstNOC CEO Ego Ennok. So, without further delay, here we go with the interview!

What can you tell us about yourself, how you got to where you are today, and your role at your company?

More than a decade ago, I was just web hosting enthusiast. acted as re-seller for one of the biggest Estonian web hosting company and also i re-sold servers of one Dutch and one Romanian company for a while. after some years, i felt like there is something missing in whole thing and i decided to start building up slowly my own thing where i am in charge, decision maker,so to speak. Multi service location been the missing thing. It was always my dream to open the web hosting business where customers can find web hosting options from many different European,Asian and American locations. It took roughly 4 long years to build up something that EstNOC OY is today. We currently have points of presences in 23 European and Asian locations. We are collocated in certified datacenters and we own AS206804 EstNOC-Global with quite decent network partners. We own the network devices and servers hardware in all our POP’s. Today my role in the company is Head of Sales and also CEO.


VPN-Quality.com – 50% Off First Month VPN/Proxy from $4.99/month

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 9, 2020 @ 7:39 am, by Jon Biloh

VPN-Quality - Cheap VPN Proxy ServicesRogelio from VPN-Quality.com has contacted for the first time with an exclusive 50% off first month discount on their entire lineup of VPN/Proxy services starting at just $4.99/month (that’s only $2.50 for the first month).

Locations offered: Europe (Germany and Finland) and the United States (Dallas)
Payment Options: Paypal
Refund Policy: 30 days from purchase.
Types of VPN offered: IPSec, L2TP and PPTP (TCP & UDP)

In their own words:

“We have been offering VPN services and VPS Hosting privately for more than two years. We have made the leap publicly since there were many people asking for it. We are here to stay.

VPN-QUALITY has applications on all platforms. Android, iOS, Windows and Linux. You can connect with a single click. From two devices connected simultaneously to ten. At all of our locations starting at $ 4.99. We offer a 30-day refund from purchase. You will not regret. You can also buy dedicated IP addresses. All our services are Anti-DDoS. Combahlon, OVH and Psychz Networks. Soon we will offer Magic Transit.

If you have worked with VPN-Quality before be sure to let us know about your experience.

Network details available by reading more!


New Benchmarking Series on LowEndTalk

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am, by raindog308

LowEndTalk veteran jsg (previously interviewed on LowEndBox) has begun a new series of VPS benchmarks on LowEndTalk. They’re detailed, factual, and well-written and if you’re interested in benchmarks of popular providers, well worth your time to read.

What is Benchmarking?

Benchmarking consists of running various tests and comparing performance between providers. It could be done on VPSes or dedicated servers. While it could be done manually, typically scripts and tools are used. Areas such as CPU performance, disk performance, and network performance are sampled and compared.

There are many test suites available and they operate at all levels of the stack. One popular benchmark is bench.sh, which is both the name of the script and its URL. You can download that script and run it. Here’s another I used to see frequently used.


Fosshost.org – Free VPS Plans for Open Source Projects and Developers!

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 8, 2020 @ 7:31 am, by Jon Biloh

FossHost.org - Free VPS To DevelopersThomas from Fosshost.org has contacted us with a unique offer of FREE VPS plans for open source projects and developers. So naturally free = interesting and we wanted to get this published for the benefit of our readers.

In their own words:

“Fosshost is a provider of free to use, accessible professional cloud hosting services to the foss (free open source software) community. We currently help more than 30 projects with our hosting services including virtual private servers, website hosting, storage, mirrors and domain name management. All of our services are offered to projects and their developers to better and improve our open source ecosystem by removing the barriers often associated with expensive cloud hosting. These mutual and reciprocate values of sharing our resources with the open source community results in improved cohesion, modality and betterment of the free software movement.

We currently operate a large open source infrastructure which operates globally – currently this is the US, UK, Poland and Amsterdam.   All applications are carefully reviewed by our volunteers and founder to ensure that help is targetted where it is needed most.

Many open source projects often write testimonials and offer to volunteer for the fosshost project after seeing the value we can add very quickly to projects who may be stuck due to lack of investment or funding. For further information please visit https://fosshost.org.”

If you have worked with Fosshost before be sure to let us know about your experience.

Happy Labor Day! Featuring Multiple Special Offers from LEB/LET

Labor Day VPS Deals at LowEndBox

Happy Labor Day from the LowEndBox and LowEndTalk community!

In the spirit of Labor Day, we recently put together a list of budget VPS and dedicated server deals that we grabbed from the LowEndBox and LowEndTalk community. These deals were extracted to help those in search for healthy resources at the best bang for the buck, in a variety of locations. A lot of these providers have been featured here in the past, or are quite active within the community in contributing tech related posts, or deals.

Provider: RackNerd
Location: Los Angeles, CA

1.5 GB Ryzen VPS w/ Fast NVMe Storage

  • 1x AMD Ryzen CPU Core
  • 22 GB NVMe SSD Storage
  • 1.5 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 3000GB Monthly Premium Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Public Network Port
  • Full Root Admin Access
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • KVM / SolusVM Control Panel
  • LOCATION: Los Angeles
  • Price: $35.59/Year
  • Order Link

If you are looking for a Windows VPS, RackNerd is offering a special for $21/Quarterly, which gets you 1x AMD Ryzen Core, 35 GB NVMe Storage, 2 GB RAM, 2 TB transfer and a licensed Windows Server OS. View details/order here.


Provider: Hostworld
Location: Chicago or UK

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB Swap
  • 1x vCPU
  • 20GB SSD space
  • FREE 60GB Backup Storage
  • DDoS protection as standard
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1 Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • Price: £3.69/mo ~$4.58/mo
  • Quarterly coupon: LEBS1QTR
  • Annual coupon: LEBS1YEAR
  • Order Link

Looking for something different? Hostworld is also offering a new “set your own price” plan – where you submit your order with the specifications you want and the price you want to pay, and if its reasonable, Hostworld will honor and process the order! For more details, please visit the LowEndTalk advertisement thread here.


Provider: GreenCloudVPS
Location: Singapore or Japan

500GB Storage VPS:

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 1 core
  • 500GB SATA RAID-10
  • IPv4: 1
  • IPv6: /112
  • Network: 1Gbps
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • Linux OS
  • SolusVM Control Panel
  • Locations: Singapore/Osaka, JP
  • Price: $6/month or $50/year
  • Order in Singapore
  • Order in Osaka, JP


Provider: HostUS
Location: Los Angeles, Dallas, or Singapore

More details available on HostUS’ LowEndTalk thread here.


Provider: Wishosting
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon

  • 2 vCPU cores Xeon E5 2660
  • Unlimited CPU core 2.7GHz Turbo
  • 12GB ECC RAM
  • 400GB HDD RAID-5 (SSD boost)
  • Linux/Windows OS
  • Unmetered 250Mbps bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4
  • DDoS protection
  • Location – Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Setup time up to 48 hours
  • Price: $20.99/quarter
  • Order Link


Provider: Psychz Networks
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Unmetered E3-1230 V2 Dedicated Server Special:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2
  • 16GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD or 1TB Hard Drive
  • 1Gbps Switch Port
  • 1Gbps Unmetered Bandwidth
  • /30 Private VLAN
  • 20Gbps DDoS Mitigation
  • IPMI (Remote Administration)
  • Price: $49/Month
  • Order Link


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Looking to binge-read some interviews and gain some valuable insights from industry experts? Check out the LowEndBox interview series by clicking here.

We hope that you’ve found some deals worth jumping on this Labor Day. Thank you for visiting LowEndBox, please be sure to check back often for more posts, and follow us on Twitter at @LowEndNetwork! You can also join the discussion over at our forum, at LowEndTalk.com. If you decide to pick up a deal this Labor Day from any of the providers mentioned above, or if you have any other deals worth from other providers worth sharing, we’d love to hear all about it down in the comments section below.

Stay safe!

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