After waiting for almost two months, my account has finally been upgraded by Chief (the new admin of LowEndBox) to give me privileges to post offers without waiting for someone to approve them. Approx 2 months ago, I applied and was given the opportunity to write for LowEndBox as a test writer. During this time, I wrote the following posts on LowEndBox OnePoundWebHosting – £4.40 512MB Xen VPS in UK EaseVPS – $3.99/Month, 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Manchester, Jacksonville & Kansas City Corgi Tech – $6 512MB VMWare VPS in UK Jolly Works Hosting – $15/Year 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Phoenix sshVM – $6/Quarter 128MB OpenVZ VPS IperWeb – €1.52/Month 192MB OpenVZ VPS in Italy InceptionHosting – €6/Quarter 128MB XEN PV VPS in Phoenix and Netherlands WHMCS Hacked, Client data…
So, the exciting news of the day is that I am a test writer on LowEndBox, for which I applied against the announcements posted by Chief (the new Admin). If all goes well, I may be selected to become a permanent part of LowEndBox.com
Today, I was sad to read the post on my favourite blog lowendbox.com (LEB). I discovered LEB a few years ago and it has helped me learn a lot and try out many different VPS services all under $7/mo. But finally the blog anonymous blog author of LEB whom we call Low End Admin (LEA) has announced that this blog is taking a lot of his time hence he may be selling or giving it to someone who can run it at least as good as LEA himself. Its a sad day Indeed!
Update (April 25, 2011): Added two slideshares at the end of the blog post to show the initial notice that I received and the followup almost supportless support ticket Well it may be shocking for some but its true. NordicVPS.com is down the drain for most. I believe it all started when they introduced BuyVMish (as Francisco calls it) $15/year package in Oct, 2010 (apparently many did and no one can kick it off as smooth as BuyVM did). (more…)
I just secured a nice deal on QuickWeb.co.nz's Texas data center. Thanks to lowendbox for the info on this special coupon. Plan to use it to test new stuff before putting it on my two other production servers (with iWeb.com).