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Virtual Gear Dump: raindog308’s Empire of Cheap VPS and Cheap Shared Hosting

On some gear-oriented YouTube channels, people will do pocket dumps or bag dumps where they’ll show you everything that they carry on a daily basis.  These are things like phones, chargers, multitools, batteries, knives, guns, sunglasses, you name it.  “Bag dumps” or “pocket dumps” are quite popular among the EDC (every day carry) community and […]

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 […]

DigitalOcean Breaks the $5 Price Point

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 16, 2022 @ 10:42 pm, by raindog308

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 moved in lock step with that pricing model, so it’ll be interesting to see if the rest of the […]

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 […]

LowEndBoxTV: Getting Started with Linode StackScripts

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: May 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm, by raindog308

In this video, we show you how to use StackScripts on Linode to quickly setup your VPS at deployment time. You can use StackScripts to configure the system, install software, enable services, etc. You might enjoy this video if you use another provider, as the script we demo can be used for any cheap VPS […]

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 […]

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 […]