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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 […]

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 – […]

Vultr Has Started Charging for Snapshots

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 3, 2021 @ 7:07 pm, by raindog308

Since October 1, cheap VPS provider Vultr has begun charging for snapshots. This was announced in a blog post on September 20.  They explained the reason for this change is due to abuse of the previously free service: “Vultr now has hundreds of thousands of customers, with millions of cloud instances deployed. Because snapshot storage […]

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 […]