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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 […]

Analyzing DigitalOcean’s Financials

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: August 9, 2021 @ 2:09 pm, by raindog308

Unlike most hosting companies, DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN) is a publicly-traded company and hence must file quarterly audited financial reports. While there are other big hosting companies that must file (e.g., Amazon, Microsoft, Google), their hosting is mixed in with their other products. DO is a “pure play” and it’s interesting to look at their financials. […]

LowEndBoxTV: How to Get a Free VPS

Is cheap cloud hosting not cheap enough for you?  Can you really get a VPS for free? Yes! In this video we review a variety of offers from various providers. Some are 1-year trials, some are shorter-term trials, and some are truly free VPS hosting forever. This is a video follow-up to our article on Free […]

LowEndBoxTV: Weekend Update for May 1, 2021

Free VPS, Cheap VPS, and Ryzen VPS, plus interviews with DirectAdmin and OnApp, plus our Industry Roundtable on ipv4 exhaustion, plus…whew, it was quite a week! This video is our weekly update of everything that happened on LowEndBox over the last week.  Since this is the first one, we’re actually going back two weeks.  We’re […]

DigitalOcean Customer Billing Data Exposed in Security Breach

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: April 28, 2021 @ 5:46 pm, by raindog308

DigitalOcean (DOCN) acknowledged today that it has informed some customers that DO had “confirmed an unauthorized exposure of details associated with the billing profile on your DigitalOcean account.” DO has since fixed the security flaw that lead to this unauthorized access, which happened between April 9 and April 22.  A copy of the email to […]

DigitalOcean – Droplets starting @ $5/mo + $15 free credit!

Our good friend Jarland over at DigitalOcean shot us an email with an offer for the community that has been lurking around for a bit but we figured wouldn’t hurt to post it up and include their latest plan for $5/mo! They were last featured in 2012 and are back with some goodies for our […]