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LowEndBoxTV Weekend Update for August 7, 2021

Shots fired! Intergeneratinal war has broken out in the LowEnd market and we also talk about Chia pets, DIY UPSes, selling VPSes on eBay and much more, including offers for cheap VPSes around the world.

Industry Roundtable: The Chia-Driven Hard Drive Shortage

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: August 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

Every month, LowEndBox puts a question in front of hosting industry leaders and LEB community providers, who are invited to comment and offer their perspective.  Our goal is to stimulate discussion around important issues in the industry, inform our readership, and help other providers so the community as a whole benefits.  If you have a […]

LowEndBox Weekend Update for July 24, 2021

This week we covered free cookies (that you don’t want), hard drives driven hard, cyber insurers driven crazy, Afrinic crackdowns, and more! We also had an interview, three tutorials, multiple offers, and some news on one of our community advertisers. It’s all here in the LowEndBoxTV Weekend Update for July 24, 2021.

How to Check Out Your Dedicated Server’s Hard Drive

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 21, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

With the rise of Chia farming, many hard drives provisioned in LowEnd dedicated servers are arriving having suffered phenomenal (ab)use.  Sure, your dedi provider is usually on the hook to replace if your drive dies, but who wants to go through that kind of hassle and disruption? Here’s a quick technique for checking what state […]

Chia Crypto Farming Wreaks Havoc in the Hard Drive Market

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

Popular cryptocoin Chia has been wreaking havoc in the hard drive market of late, chewing up all available supplies in some markets as miners – er, farmers – look for capacity to work the crypto algorithms needed for the coin. It’s been reported that large-capacity hard drives “have virtually gone out of stock in Vietnam”.  […]