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Are You Recyling Old Hardware for Your DIY? The Environment Isn’t Thanking You

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: February 17, 2022 @ 12:35 am, by raindog308

Do you have a home file server?  Maybe because you want to serve media files to your TV/Roku/etc., share info among family members, backup your devices, etc.  If so, what do you use? LowEnders are usually DIY types and I bet many of our readers have home file servers built out of old (or maybe […]

Hosterlabs Confirms Data Breach

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: June 23, 2021 @ 4:38 pm, by raindog308

Hosterlabs announced today that on June 21st they “experienced an intrusion” in which unidentified attackers “placed malware on our servers, and by doing so gained access to our customers’ data”. The vector used was apparently a WordPress vulnerability in their main site. The hackers attempted to extort Hosterlabs, threatening to expose the customer database if […]

SoftShellWeb: Host in Taiwan (or Amsterdam), Plant Some Trees! (1GB KVM from $25/year)

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: March 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

We saw SoftShellWeb most recently back on December 23, 2020.  They’re a UK company that offers hosting in Amsterdam and Taiwan.  The first is common – the latter definitely is not! In their last post (and the one before it), they shared some pics of their office, which was pretty cool, and we’ve discussed their […]

HydroVPS: Eco-Friendly Hosting in Canada (1GB with Unmetered 500mbps for $5!)

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: March 29, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Green hosting is a growing trend in hosting. HydroVPS is a host whose company name isn’t just “a clever domain that was available” but rather a name that underscores their commitment to eco-friendly hosting. As they point out on their web site, in their datacenter: 98% free from air conditioning Water cooled systems eliminate 70% […]

SoftShellWeb Turns Black Friday Green With Offers in Taiwan/US/EU! (Taiwan VPS from $30/year, EU/US from $20/year!)

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: November 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am, by raindog308

We welcomed SoftShellWeb to LEB back in August.  They gave us a nice spread of offers back then, from 1GB to 6GB, in the EU and US.  Now they’re also offering service in Taiwan!  That’s pretty cool – we don’t see a lot of offers there.  Double cool: they’re doing it at Black Friday prices!  […]

Hosterlabs: Great Offers You Can Feel Good About (4GB of RAM for $7.20/mo in Canada!)

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: October 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am, by raindog308

Hosterlabs is back from the Great White North with some new KVM and OpenVZ offers in Quebec.  We last saw them here in July.  This time they’re bringing some pretty deep discounts – 4GB of RAM for only $7.20 a month!  Wowza. They have a big focus on sustainability and green hosting, using 100% renewable […]