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      Current state of vpsBoard   02/04/2017

      Dear vpsBoard members and guests:

      Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web hosting industry.

      Due to time constraints and new interests I no longer wish to continue to maintain vpsBoard. The web site will remain only as an archive to preserve and showcase some of the great material, guides, and industry news that has been generated by members, some of which I remain in contact to this very day and now regard as personal friends.

      I want to thank all of our members who helped make vpsBoard the fastest growing industry forum. In it's prime it was an active and ripe source of activity, news, guides and just general off-topic banter and fun.

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  1. Hudson Valley Host: Bargain Bin Server Review

    scratches head: I'm getting an error message when I click on the link to the alleged duplicate review. I think @WSWD is posting fake news!!! :P edit: seems the mods at WHT deleted the HVH review thread and disabled the poster. They only do that when they're jealous of the truth. google cache There are plenty of very positive reviews of their services on Google, Facebook, and other sites.
  2. Numer of IPv6 allowed?

    range: 2604:4300:a:52:0:0:0:0 - 2604:4300:a:52:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff /64 = 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 IPv6 addresses
  3. ...and the green web hosting page says "Go Green With HostUpon!". My guess: Satria is a Theme Forest template and someone didn't bother to change all of the references to it when they bought the template, HostUpon is a real webhost that had its green web hosting page plagiarized word for word by another host who I won't name... In what country? Color me very confused. Your old brand Combozo's TOS said it was governed by Egypt law, your new brand X3host's TOS says it is governed by Dubai law, and the about us page on X3Host's WHMCS says " We are a real company, completely incorporated in the state of Haryana, India." (which begs the question, incorporated in Haryana under what name because there is no record of x3host on the corporate register http://www.mca.gov.in/mcafoportal/checkCompanyName.do ) ? So, which one of those 3 countries is it? edited to add: my Latin is a bit rusty so could you translate this text on your dedicated servers page for me: Never mind, google translator does Latin. The translation of the first Latin quote is "Deemed worthy of flattery present pleasures." and the second one translates as "Are not aware of them because of the pleasure and pain, was born, then, with the error of the great pleasure." Pleasure is OK, but like most people I'd prefer not to have any pain when leasing a server. I'd suggest removing the reference to pain from your dedicated server page :)
  4. The cesspit / chat thread.

    Need a very cheap server? Limited time deal: Enterprise SP-64 - 64GB RAM, E5-1620v2, SoftRaid 4x2 TB, Guaranteed 250 Mbps bandwidth, DDoS protection 38.65 eur monthly (ex VAT) https://www.ovh.ie/order/dedies.cgi?hard=154sp10 Delivery was in less than the 120 seconds advertised.
  5. CVE issued this morning : http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2016/q3/481 detailed: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2016/q3/att-482/MySQL-Exploit-Remote-Root-Code-Execution-Privesc-CVE-2016-6662.txt Percona has already issued patches. Most other vendors however: not yet.
  6. looking for new host

    The only review I could find on inetwebhost complained about the quality of their support. If you have an "E-commerce website with 2000 visitors per day" (that presumably is generating regular sales) and you require "high uptime" and "great support", I would look for a more established company that actually has staff in the datacenter and offers more than "18/7 support" (their FAQ states: "Our Technical Support Team is available for 18 hours 7 days a week") because a lot can happen in those 6 hours when support isn't available. Using a host that offers "18/7 support" is OK if you're running a personal blog with cat pictures but I wouldn't recommend it if you're running an ecommerce site.
  7. Maybe if he was looking for staff for his restaurant. The top two google search results for 'head servers', and 4 out of 10 on the first page of results, pertain to head servers in restaurants, and 7 of 8 related google searches pertain to restaurant staff. Headservers is an improvement over ComBoZo though...
  8. Unmanaged VPS

    If you only have 1GB I'd switch to Debian and install x2go with XFCE4 or LXDE desktop because the memory footprint is slightly lower than CentOS. Debian x2go instructions: https://vpsboard.com/topic/4241-running-a-lightweight-gui-on-your-vps-via-x2go CentOS x2go: http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:installation:x2goserver Recent versions of Gnome would be painful on a VPS with only 1GB RAM unless the OP is planning on using Lynx as his browser...
  9. How to Increase VPS hosting Business?

    Building a service business that customers will want to buy from involves a little more than making a few changes on your website (and the failure to realize this is why there are so many businesses where the owner(s) can't even afford to buy a van down by the river to live in and ends up selling his handful of customers on WHT...) start here if you really want to improve your business: https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/write-your-business-plan , and after you finish writing a business plan share the executive summary of your business plan with us and people here should be able to offer you suggestions on whether your plan is viable and how to improve it. edit: That statement is fine if you really are the largest VPS provider in India, but if you're not I would avoid making exaggerated claims that aren't based on facts on your website because it may drive some potential customers away...
  10. Dedicated Servers vs. VPS (for beginners)

    Meet Pixie Boots, the Ironic drummer bear, official mascot of the OpenStack Ironic Bare Metal Provisioning \m/ ʕ•͡ᴥ•ʔ \m/ which (along with Oracle, Scaleway, and many other bare metal deployment platforms) is helping make dedicated bare metal just as flexible as VPS virtualization when it comes to scaling. further reading: RackSpace Developer blog, How We Run Ironic Mirantis blog: What is OpenStack Ironic white paper, Leveraging Bare Metal Clouds Bare metal uses a dedicated server for provisioning but the term really isn't a synonym for dedicated server (although the term is frequently misused in the offers section of WHT for selling regular dedicated servers). :) Leaseweb does a fairly good job of describing the differences between the two on this page (see the chart near the bottom) https://www.leaseweb.com/cloud/bare-metal-server (although the exact differences between "bare metal" and "dedicated" will vary slightly from provider to provider.)
  11. The cesspit / chat thread.

    You gotta love SPAM friendly providers like Query Foundry (AS62638 ) who list not just one, but two administratively dissolved LLC's on their ARIN allocations. Query Foundry, LLC Filing ID 2013-000646661 Type Limited Liability Company - Domestic Status Inactive - Administratively Dissolved (Tax) Sub Status Current Initial Filing 07/09/2013 Standing - Tax Delinquent Standing - RA Good Standing - Other Good Inactive Date 09/08/2014 Term of Duration Perpetual Formed In Wyoming Fictitious Name Name Electro Nebula, LLC This detail reflects the current data for the filing in the system.Print Name Electro Nebula, LLC Filing ID 2014-000664986 Type Limited Liability Company - Domestic Status Inactive - Administratively Dissolved (Tax) Sub Status Current Initial Filing 05/14/2014 Standing - Tax Delinquent Standing - RA Good Standing - Other Good Inactive Date 07/09/2015 Term of Duration Perpetual Formed In Wyoming Fictitious Name Principal Office 405 / 3 Carlton St. Chippendale NSW, Australia 2008 Australia Mailing Address 1603 Capitol Ave Ste 310 Cheyenne, WY 82001 USA Fictitious Name
  12. The sites are monitoring central and there are absolutely no privacy policies on the sites despite the fact that the sites are commercial sites and Velocity Servers Inc is using six 3rd party ad networks/analytics sites to monitor user activity, and it is also allowing a 3rd party contractor to monitor activity on both LowEndTalk and LowEndBox via the contractor's personal website (lowend.io), and it is allowing the hosting company ServerMania to ad stalk LowEndBox users via AdRoll. piwik.lowend.io = web analytics site operated by 3rd party non-employee contractor of Velocity Servers Inc tag.perfectaudience.com = ad retargeting company PerfectAudience intljs.rmtag.com = ad retargeting company MediaForge pixel-geo.prfct.co = ad retargeting company PerfectAudience secure.adnxs.com = marketing service company AppNexus ssl.google-analytics.com = web analytics service operated by sleazy unethical company whose business plan is based on harvesting personal info s3.buysellads.com = banner advertising service www.google-analytics.com = web analytics service operated by sleazy unethical company whose business plan is based on harvesting personal info It should also be pointed out again that LowEndBox is still allowing a hosting company, ServerMania Inc (a sleazy company that used a stolen database to spam databreach victims), to monitor LowEndBox users by including ServerMania's AdRoll ad retargeting code (account QJSDIDC4UFEMBMV27GEVT4 ) on every LowEndBox.com page which is a violation of AdRoll's terms of service (see this thread: ============ On another note, besides being monitoring central, the sites are also vulnerability central and the owner's failure to apply timely security updates to the sites is one reason I would never use any hosting service operated by ColoCrossing. LowEndBox WordPress 4.4.2 : 10 vulnerabilities Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in plupload.flash.swf in Plupload before 2.1.9, as used in WordPress before 4.5.2, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a Same-Origin Method Execution (SOME) attack. Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in flash/FlashMediaElement.as in MediaElement.js before 2.21.0, as used in WordPress before 4.5.2, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the query string. The customizer in WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to bypass intended redirection restrictions via unspecified vectors. Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the column_title function in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-media-list-table.php in WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted attachment name, a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-5834. Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the wp_get_attachment_link function in wp-includes/post-template.php in WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted attachment name, a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-5833. WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive revision-history information by leveraging the ability to read a post, related to wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php and wp-admin/revision.php. The oEmbed protocol implementation in WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors. WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and remove a category attribute from a post via unspecified vectors. WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to bypass intended password-change restrictions by leveraging knowledge of a cookie. WordPress before 4.5.3 allows remote attackers to bypass the sanitize_file_name protection mechanism via unspecified vectors. LowEndTalk Vanilla 2.1.12p3: 5 vulnerabilities 3 newly discovered XSS vectors; an Insecure Direct Object Reference that allows unauthorized comment editing; Potential CSRF vectors , including one that could allow account hijacking; SQL injection vector; PDO option SQL injection risk; insecure password reset token lengths and expiration times
  13. The cesspit / chat thread.

    LET forum spam (now deleted) from Pakistan registered site ServersValley.com which is running a nulled version of WHMCS. Doubtful if the IPs even exist (owner is running a bunch of fake sites on his iWeb server, all domains registered to him), but it's not often you see a server advertised with an entire /22 :P
  14. How many hosting accounts do you have?

    0 hosting accounts as an individual. 0 hosting accounts as a freelancer. (if you had included "held as a company" in that list I would have said: active accounts with 28 different hosting providers, 24 dedicated servers, 27 VPS/cloud servers, 1 shared hosting account)
  15. How exactly are they "offshore"? The new Yarovaya laws signed into law on July 7, 2016 make Russia about the farthest from "offshore" you can get: the new law requires mandatory surveillance of every bit of data and there is a high risk of seizure of the data if the provider fails to give the government access to monitor activity/user data (including encrypted data), or if any illegal activity is detected (Russia like just about every other country has copyright laws and became a signatory to the Berne copyright convention in 1995). more reading: Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/07/russia-asks-impossible-its-new-surveillance-laws Human Rights Watch: https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/07/12/russia-big-brother-law-harms-security-rights Russia Direct: http://www.russia-direct.org/opinion/crippling-blow-freedom-russian-internet How exactly is Russia "the best choice" for ecommerce for any ecommerce company that isn't based in Russia? The combination of the new Russian Yarovaya law and upcoming changes to EU privacy laws virtually eliminate the use of servers in the country going forward as a viable legal option for any EU based ecommerce company.