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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 – […]

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 […]