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Should You Invest in Pure-Play Hosting Companies like DOCN or RTX? Analysis Says...

When looking for pure play hosting companies to analyze, there aren't many with public financials.  The largest public webs are all components of larger companies.  AWS is part of Amazon, Azure is part of Microsoft, and Google Cloud is part of the Google empire.  Even if you break out the hosting part (to the extent details are reported), these giant clouds are pees but there aren't really competitors. Next tier down you'...

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Should You Invest in Pure-Play Hosting Companies like DOCN or RTX?  Analysis Says...

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...

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

DigitalOcean Breaks the $5 Price Point

DigitalOcean has announced new pricing starting July 1, 2022.  Notably, 1GB RAM VPSes will now be $6/mo. $5/mo for 1GB has been a price point for a long, long time.  Linode, Vultr, and others have all...

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DigitalOcean Breaks the $5 Price Point

DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

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 abov...

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DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

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 ti...

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Does Your Provider Offer Snapshots?

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...

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SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Analyzing DigitalOcean's Financials

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 fil...

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Analyzing DigitalOcean's 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-t...

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LowEndBoxTV: How to Get a Free VPS

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 ev...

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LowEndBoxTV: Weekend Update for May 1, 2021

DigitalOcean Customer Billing Data Exposed in Security Breach

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.”...

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DigitalOcean Customer Billing Data Exposed in Security Breach

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...

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

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