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Does Your Provider Offer Snapshots?

For a long time, VPS snapshots were only available in high-end hosting companies, but over the last few years they’ve become increasingly common in the marketplace.  This neat feature can be a real time-saver if your provider offers it. What is a Snapshot? Imagine if you could clone your VPS exactly as it is – […]

SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Spamhaus’s 2021 Q2 Botnet Threat Update has been released and it’s interesting reading. Overall, there has been a reduction in observed command and control (C&C) systems.  However, at regional and provider level, there is more variation.  Looking at the leading botnet C&C hosts, it’s not surprising that the world’s most connected countries (the US, Netherlands […]

Cloudflare Complains About Amazon AWS Egress Fees

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

In a blog post this week, Cloudflare complained that Amazon AWS’s egress fees are too high.  According to CF’s calculations, customers are paying: 80 times Amazon’s costs in the US, Canada, and Europe 21 times Amazon’s costs in South America Between 3.5 times and 17 times Amazon’s costs in Asia As they put it, “Amazon […]