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Don’t Be a Grape! Big Hosting Companies Want to Pick You!

I once knew a car dealer and he told me that there are people who will walk onto a car lot, look at the car’s sticker price, and agree to pay that without any attempt to find a deal. These people are called “grapes” because they are easily picked. If you’re looking for hosting, don’t […]

RAID-0 Now Available in Mumbai, India: Namaste, Vultr!

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: April 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

If you’re looking for a YOLORAID setup in the subcontinent, look no further than Vultr, who recently announced a location in Mumbai, India. This is their 25th datacenter (!) and their fourth in Asia, joining Seoul, Tokyo, and Singapore. Subhash Choudhary, founder of Dukaan, some sort of Indian software platform that no one has ever […]

Linode Acquired by Akamai. Predictions: Layoffs, and Vultr is the Next Billion Dollar Unicorn to be Acquired

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 15, 2022 @ 7:54 pm, by raindog308

Cheap VPS provider Linode is being acquired by CDN giant Akamai. According to the press release, Christopher S. Aker (Linode CEO) said: “Akamai has no intention of changing what has made us successful. This acquisition will propel us both forward — not take anything away. Linode will soon be able to call on the power […]

DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: January 15, 2022 @ 1:33 am, by raindog308

DigitalOcean (NYSE:DOCN) shares dropped 9% today.  Volume was more than double normal. It’s been a rough season for DO.  Shares today traded for as cheap as $59/share – well off the stock’s highs above $130/share only two months ago. The reason for the plummeting valuation is not clear.  Some possibilities: DigitalOcean was overpriced.  It may […]

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 […]

Free VPS Hosting Providers – How to get a free VPS!

We regularly post offers for the cheapest VPSes on the planet…but did you know there are places you can get a VPS for free? Naturally there are caveats, provisos, and gotchas, but if your budget is pinched, here are some options for obtaining a VPS for absolutely no cost.  Note that All of these hosts […]

Mid Market Hosts Compared: DigitalOcean vs. Vultr vs. Linode

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

There’s three companies that I think of as mid-market hosts: Digital Ocean Linode Vultr What do I mean by mid market?  They’re between two extremes: Tech behemoths like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google with their big public clouds. Smaller companies which don’t have 9-digit revenues and hundreds of employees. For example, DigitalOcean in 2019 had $250 […]