Welcome to Big Moccasin Hosting .com

The open enrollment for websites on our personal server is now over.This is now a by invitation signup and you will have to find out ad where ever I post it to be able to sign up. All the other plans on other servers are still there.

I am now selling domain names and more. My prices are as competitive as the the big boys. Check them out in the Buy Cheap Domains and More  link at the top of the page.

If you do not like the hosting deals below I have many more that are with other major hosting companies but you will never get the personal touch from them. I know that personally. I have Servers, VPS, Multi-site, Single sites, Cloud hosting and more available at Big Moccasin Domains .com

Welcome to Big Moccasin Hosting .com.

We will be serving the Southwest Virginia and North East Tennessee area for all of their hosting needs.

Some of the features include cPanel, Softaculous, and Solid State Drives for storage which results in faster access times for visitors all on a Virtual Private Server.

There will only be a limited number of accounts so the service will remain fast. We think this hosting is so good that we will also be hosting our websites here.

Right now we are starting with two account types – a trial account for $1 a month and a basic plan for $5 per month.

Trial
Closed
Disk Quota (MB) 100
 
Monthly Bandwidth (MB) 500
 
Max FTP Accounts 1
 
Max Email Accounts 1
 
Max Email Lists 1
 
Max Databases 1
 
Max Sub Domains 1
 
Max Parked Domains 1
 
Max Addon Domains 1
 
Maximum Hourly Email by Domain Relayed 100
 
Maximum percentage of failed or deferred messages a domain may send per hour unlimited
 
Open enrollment is over. If you want to try this you will need to personally contact us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$10 Per Month By Appointment
Open enrollment is over. Accounts are now by invitation only. If you are interested please email us at chrles_osborne@hotmail.com .Or watch for our ads.
 
Disk Quota (MB) 1000
 
Litespeed High Speed Server
 
Litespeed cache for Wordpress Websites
 
Monthly Bandwidth (MB) 1000
 
Max FTP Accounts 2
 
Max Email Accounts 1
 
Max Email Lists 1
 
Max Databases unlimited
 
Max Sub Domains 10
 
Max Parked Domains 5
 
Max Addon Domains 5
 
Maximum Hourly Email by Domain Relayed 500
 
Maximum percentage of failed or deferred messages a domain may send per hour unlimited
 
*This is just the base. Account size can be increased.

Bringing AMP and Gutenberg Readiness to Setka

How the Setka Editor team built AMP compatibility into their custom post design tool

At our latest enterprise WordPress meetup in New York on November 13, Katya Bazilevskaya, Cofounder and CEO at Setka, talked about building the Setka Editor to be Gutenberg-ready and AMP-ready. The Setka Editor is a powerful tool for building beautiful longform stories out of building blocks, all optimized for mobile with full Google AMP integration.

The Setka team transformed WordPress galleries, javascript libraries, and even animations into AMP-ready HTML elements, speeding up mobile load times and giving users a lightning-fast experience.

Modern CSS approaches available in AMP help cut down on time to First Meaningful Paint, and Setka users are seeing the difference.

Watch Katya’s talk:

BigWP is our enterprise WordPress meetup series, that brings together developers, business leads, and product people who work with high-scale WordPress applications every day. To be the first to find out about the next enterprise WordPress event in New York, join the meetup group. You’ll find groups for other cities there as well.

Find all of the talks in the November’s BigWP playlist.

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StrongHosting.NET – VPS Plans and Master Reseller Plans out of NY location with limited time pricing!




StrongHosting has submitted a new offer with limited time pricing on SSD-powered Master Reseller and VPS hosting services out of their New York datacenter location. They have 4 plans of various sizes, so they are confident that there is something for everyone.
As always, please provide feedback for the community if you choose one of these plans.

You can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept PayPal, Alipay, Credit Cards, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum as available payment methods for you to choose from.

Here’s what they had to say: 

“StrongHosting.NET is a web hosting provider that was founded by a group of web developers/coders, and it was started to solve a major problem we noticed in the hosting industry: transparency, affordability, and friendly service. It was started to fulfill this missing quality in the hosting market. We utilize top notch infrastructure and technology within certified datacenters, combined with our team of 24×7 always-available & experienced staff members in order to deliver a seamless hosting experience to our clients. What makes StrongHosting different from the rest is we’ve been in your shoes, and quite frankly – we get it. Every decision we make within the company – we ask ourselves how our clients would benefit from it first, and put ourselves in your shoes.

Fast forward to today, we’ve established a strong platform, and currently serve thousands of happy customers around the globe. We look forward to working with you and please enjoy these limited time promotions created exclusively for the LowEndBox community!”

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How to Add a Quick View Option to Your WooCommerce Products

WooCommerce is an excellent tool for creating and managing an online store. However, there are some features it doesn’t include out of the box, such as a quick view option. Considering the importance of product displays for landing sales, this is a crucial missed opportunity.

The good news is that, like many such issues in WordPress, you can solve this problem without too much trouble. Using the right plugin, you can easily add a quick view option to all of your products. This makes it easier for customers to examine and purchase items – and increase your conversion rate to earn more revenue!

In this post, we’ll explain the many benefits of adding a quick view display option to each of your WooCommerce products. Then we’ll share two simple steps for doing so using WooCommerce Quick View Pro. Let’s get right to it!

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The Benefits of Including a Quick View Option for Your WooCommerce Products

In online retail, a quick view display is a popup box that shows a product’s key details. This information might include one or several images, pricing, variations, and an Add to Cart button.

An example of a WooCommerce quick view popup.

Quick view displays are typically accessed by clicking a button or hovering over a product in a catalog or list view. For example, you might include quick views on your product category pages, so customers can see more information about individual products without having to navigate to their product pages.

Quick view buttons on a product list page.

This feature provides several benefits to your users. For instance, since they don’t have to navigate back and forth between your product lists and individual product pages, browsing becomes a lot easier. Guests can simply open the quick view display to see a product’s details, and then continue looking through the other items on the page.

Additionally, quick view displays are an ideal place to include photo galleries, zoom options, and information about product variations and add-ons. With these additions, customers can get an up-close look at the items they’re interested in from multiple angles. They can also see each of the colors or other variations an item comes in.

Finally, quick view displays with an Add to Cart button simplify the purchasing process. Customers can add multiple items to their carts without having to leave your category page or product list. This enables them to continue browsing without interruption, increasing the chances that they’ll buy more products.

Ultimately, adding a quick view option is beneficial to both you and your potential customers. Enhancing your product displays with this handy feature is a simple way to make your e-commerce website easier and more enjoyable to use.

How to Add a Quick View Option to Your WooCommerce Products (In 2 Steps)

With the WooCommerce Quick View Pro plugin, adding quick view popup boxes for each of your WooCommerce products is fast and easy. Let’s look at how to configure and use this solution in just two steps.

Step 1: Download, Install, and Activate WooCommerce Quick View Pro

The first thing you’ll need to do is acquire WooCommerce Quick View Pro, and add it to your WooCommerce site. It’s important to note that you must already have WooCommerce installed and activated for this quick view plugin to work.

To get started, head to the developer’s website and navigate to Plugins > WooCommerce Quick View Pro.

Navigating to the plugins page on the Barn2 website.

Here you’ll find information and pricing for the plugin; at this time, there isn’t a free version of this particular tool. Once you’ve purchased a license, you can download the WooCommerce Quick View Pro .zip file. You should also receive an email containing your license key. Make sure to take note of this, as you’ll need it to finish setting up the plugin.

Next, make your way to your WordPress admin dashboard and navigate to Plugins > Add New. Click on Upload Plugin at the top of the screen.

Uploading a new plugin.

You can then select or drag-and-drop the .zip file containing the plugin, and hit Install Now. After the installation is complete, select the Activate button as well.

Finally, with your license key in hand, access WooCommerce Quick View Pro’s settings by navigating to WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Quick View. The first field available should be the one for your license key.

The License Key field.

Add your license key here, then scroll down and click on the Save changes button. You’re now ready to start using the plugin.

Step 2: Configure the Plugin’s Settings to Meet Your Needs

Once you’ve installed and activated WooCommerce Quick View Pro, the plugin will automatically add a quick view display option to each of your products. However, you can also customize these displays to include the information you need by visiting the plugin’s settings.

First, you’ll want to decide how your customers will open the quick view displays. You can use a button, enable the quick view to open when a customer clicks on the product image or name , or both.

The quick view open settings.

Leaving both of these options unchecked will disable the quick view displays entirely.

The two fields below the Opening the Quick View check boxes will help you customize your Quick View button with your own text. You can also choose to add or remove the button icon. Next, you’ll need to decide what information you want to include in your popups. You have the option of an image, product details, or both.

The quick view contents options.

If you include images, you can choose to enable a gallery-style view and zoom functionality. Quick View Pro works great as a standalone WooCommerce gallery lightbox plugin. Both of these options are useful for customers who want to see variations on a product or get a closer look at fine details such as stitching.

Using the zoom feature in a quick view display.

If you choose to add product details to your quick view displays, you’ll also need to check the box for each item you wish to include. Your options are:

  • Reviews: These can provide social proof for your merchandise.
  • Price: An important detail for customers who are debating a purchase.
  • Short description: It helps to highlight features that could make an item more desirable.
  • Add to Cart button: A button makes purchasing fast and easy.
  • Meta information: This includes extra product information such as categories, tags, and SKU codes.

Once you’ve selected all the information you wish to incorporate, your quick view displays will be ready to go. You can always come back here to change these settings, and your quick view displays will be updated automatically.

A completed quick view display created with WooCommerce Quick View Pro.

By default, the plugin adds your quick view displays to your category pages and other areas where customers may be browsing through several items. However, you can also incorporate them into product pages, too.

Plus, all your quick view displays will be fully responsive for mobile shoppers. Quick view lightboxes like the ones you can create with WooCommerce Quick View Pro are especially helpful for giving customers a better look at your products on smaller screens.

Design Your User Experience

Detailed, easy-to-view product displays are essential to the success of your online store. With quick view displays, you can point out the best qualities of each of your products, simplify browsing, and speed up the purchase process. In some cases, this might even lead to an increase in sales.

Are you ready to up the ante on your WooCommerce store? Consider DreamPress, our managed WordPress hosting solution. With automatic updates and strong security defenses, DreamPress takes server management off your hands so you can focus on what you do best: selling products. Learn more about plan options today.

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VIP expands Featured Agency Partner program to meet increasing client demand

We’re pleased to announce VIP is expanding our Featured Agency Partner program! As the leading provider of enterprise WordPress, VIP is experiencing rapid global growth and increasing client demand. WordPress itself continues to dominate global market share: it now powers over 34% of the web, and more companies are discovering the performance, flexibility, and interoperability of WordPress at scale. As demonstrated by VIP’s recent launches for clients like Github, Alaska Airlines, and Hilton, high-scale deployments of enterprise WordPress are on the rise (we served 38 billion page views in 2018 alone). To keep pace with this significant growth, we are welcoming additional agency partners with proven capacity to create digital transformation for the world’s largest brands.

Image courtesy of Dekode, a Norway-based agency which has been a Featured Agency Partner since 2015

Partner agencies are a critical part of the VIP ecosystem. Together, we deliver performant, secure, and stable applications that enable our clients to optimize their digital experiences with ease. Expanding our Featured Agency Partner program means clients can now select from a broader group of partners with skill sets and experience that align with their business goals and product roadmap. Another key benefit of adding partner agencies is the expertise they contribute from new verticals and geographies.

The expanded program provides agency partners the opportunity to strategize, co-sell, and go to market alongside WordPress VIP. The introduction of Gold and Silver tiers allows us to partner with the most qualified design and development agencies of every size. Key criteria for agency partners include clear product understanding and innovative go-to-market strategies. We closely vet every partner to identify agencies with a proven track record of successful and forward thinking implementations of WordPress at scale.

“WordPress VIP is experiencing significant growth and we’re poised to deliver transformational results for brands who require best-in-class digital experiences,” said CEO Nick Gernert. “We’re excited to welcome new agencies alongside our existing partners to help us deliver on the most demanding implementations of enterprise WordPress.”

For more information on our new Featured Agency Partners, or if you believe your agency is a good fit for our growing program, please visit //wpvip.com/partners/agency-partners/.

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2019 Summer Events

School is not out for the summer for us Linode folk. Between beach trips and ice cream outings, we’ve got a whole bunch of events we’ll be attending. Check out the scoop below and make sure to stop by if we’ll be in your area.

**Follow us along our social media adventures at #LinodeOnTheRoad **

Support Driven Expo Americas
Portland, OR | July 11-12

SD Expo Americas brings together the Support Driven community from the Americas and beyond to build lasting connections with our peers, share how we solve problems, and take our careers to the next level. Linode will be the coffee sponsor, so make sure to fuel up with us if you’ll be in attendance.

OSCON
Portland, OR | July 15-18

We’ll be staying in Portland a few more days for OSCON — O’Reilly’s Open Source Software Conference. Whether you’re looking to understand where software development is headed, or want to dive into key technologies to build resilient, useful, innovative software, OSCON is where you’ll find the answers you need. See you there.

DevOps World
San Francisco, CA | August 12-15

Back to the West Coast we go. DevOps World provides attendees with the opportunity to learn, explore, network face-to-face, and help shape the next evolution of Jenkins development and solutions for DevOps. Make sure to stop by our booth if you’re in the area.

PyBay
San Francisco, CA | August 17-19

We remain out in sunny SF for PyBay, the largest Python Devs gathering in the Bay Area. PyBay will help you stay on top of your game in web technologies, data, devops, Python internals, and performance. We’re looking forward to it and can’t wait to see you there.

FOSSCON
Philadelphia, PA | August 17

We couldn’t be more excited to have FOSSCON right in our own backyard. FOSSCON brings together users of Free and Open Source Software across fields. Attendees come from around the world to participate in talks, learn about new technologies, and visit sponsors and FOSS projects represented in our exhibit area. If you’ll be in the City of Brotherly Love this summer, please stop on by and say hi.

PyCon Latam
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | August 29-31

PyCon Latam is the first event that aims to bring together Python developers, software development communities, and other technical experts from Latin America. This exciting community will share and learn about the latest improvements in the Python development ecosystem. This is Linode’s first time exhibiting in Mexico and we’re very excited to be there.

HashiConf
Seattle, WA | September 9-11

Join us in Seattle for HashiConf to embark on three days of education, collaboration, and connection. Experience 50+ sessions, 12 in-depth trainings, product releases, and access to HashiCorp experts. We’re super excited … are you?

ApacheCon
Las Vegas, NV | September 9-13

We’re headed to Vegas to celebrate 20 years of Apache. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore “Tomorrow’s Technology Today” across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, and more.

How to install Webmin on Ubuntu 18.04




This How To is designed to help you install Webmin on your fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver and then walk you through some basic functionality like creating a website and adding users.  

Webmin is used to provide a web based interface for administration of your Ubuntu server rather than having to perform all of the tedious and easy to make mistakes via command line file editing.  Webmin offers a free alternative to commercial products like cPanel or Plesk.

Intended Audience

This tutorial is intended for beginner to intermediate linux uses who are looking to get started operating their own web/database/email servers and who would appreciate the use of a web interface over command line configuration of services.  Windows users also attempting to make the jump to linux might also appreciate an more staggered transition to the command line vs having to do everything in the shell all of the time right out of the gate.

Pros and Cons of using Webmin

Webmin is a pretty badass product and its hard to see the downsides of using it for your administrative tasks.  It’s not going to have as many integrations as some of the other commerical products out there but at the low low price of zero dollars its pretty awesome.  

Pre-requisites

  • Server with a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04
  • DO NOT INSTALL THIS ON A SERVER THAT IS ALREADY IN PRODUCTION!!!!
  • $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Lets get started

Add Webmin Ubuntu Repository

$sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list  ###use vi or your favorite editor like nano
$[sudo] password for user:

Here is the body of the sources.list file

deb //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main universe
deb //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main universe
deb //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main universe

### ADD WEBMIN REPOS ###
deb //download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib

Once you’ve added the repositories you can save and exit the file.

Now download the PGP key for the newly added repository

$ wget //www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
--2019-05-14 02:07:26--  //www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
Resolving www.webmin.com (www.webmin.com)... 216.105.38.10
Connecting to www.webmin.com (www.webmin.com)|216.105.38.10|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1320 (1.3K) [text/plain]
Saving to: 'jcameron-key.asc'

jcameron-key.asc         100%[==================================>]   1.29K  --.-KB/s    in 0s      

2019-05-14 02:07:26 (161 MB/s) - 'jcameron-key.asc' saved [1320/1320]

Add the keyfile with the following command

$ sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc 
$ sudo apt-get update  ##Update the repositories
Ign:1 //download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge InRelease
Get:2 //download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge Release [16.9 kB]
Hit:3 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Get:4 //download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge Release.gpg [173 B]
Get:5 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]         
Get:6 //download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge/contrib amd64 Packages [1,383 B]
Get:7 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]
Get:8 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages [334 kB]
Get:9 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main Translation-en [120 kB]
Get:10 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe amd64 Packages [243 kB]
Get:11 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe Translation-en [139 kB]
Get:12 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages [599 kB]
Get:13 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main Translation-en [221 kB]
Get:14 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [933 kB]
Get:15 //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe Translation-en [273 kB]
Fetched 3,059 kB in 2s (1,438 kB/s)                              
Reading package lists... Done

Now we actually install webmin and its dependencies

$ sudo apt-get install webmin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl libnet-ssleay-perl
  libpython-stdlib libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib perl-openssl-defaults python
  python-minimal python2.7 python2.7-minimal
Suggested packages:
  python-doc python-tk python2.7-doc binutils binfmt-support
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  apt-show-versions libapt-pkg-perl libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl libnet-ssleay-perl
  libpython-stdlib libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib perl-openssl-defaults python
  python-minimal python2.7 python2.7-minimal webmin
0 upgraded, 14 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Need to get 21.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 193 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y ###make the magic happen

A bunch of stuff is going to scroll by … hopefully without errors

Setting up webmin (1.910) ...
Webmin install complete. You can now login to //ubuntu:10000/
as root with your root password, or as any user who can use sudo
to run commands as root.
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-21) ...
Processing triggers for systemd (237-3ubuntu10.21) ...

 

Go to //x.x.x.x:10000/ in your browser to bring up your webmin interface.  Hit the advanced button and then Proceed to x.x.x.x (unsafe)

Now you should see the login prompt for webmin.  Hit it with your root username and password or any user that is an eligible sudoer. 

First login is going to show you the dashboard and give you any information about security updates that are pending!

Make sure that you take care of those security updates with a reboot.  Look there’s a button! How much easier can it get!?

 

Security Precautions – Firewall Configuration for lite Zero Trust

A NOTE OF CAUTION!! YOU COULD LOCK YOURSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE OUT OF YOUR VPS DOING THIS.   From a security perspective this is a good idea, which is the beginning of so many production outages. 

From a usability perspective, you need to know what you are doing or things are going to go wrong.   If you don’t know what you are doing phone a friend or just come back to this section when you are more comfortable with iptables and firewall policy.  We’ll have a follow up tutorial on that topic. 

Resource: //www.whatismyip.com – will show you your workstation’s public IP address.

Let’s do ourselves a “favor” here and go to Webmin > Networking > Linux Firewall and create some rules that only allow known good IPs to access the webmin administrative port?  Don’t lock yourself out. Don’t lock yourself out. Don’t lock yourself out.

IPTables (and most modern firewalls) apply rules on a first match basis.  Meaning that as soon as I have a match, it executes that match and stops caring about any rules after the match.  That means you need to place accept rules into the chain of rules before you put in your “zero trust” rules that block everything by default.  That’s right, Zero Trust just means block everything by default.

Here is the default IPtables interface in webmin before we go and mess it up.  You can see that there is an accept rule for 7777, that’s openvpn.

We need to create accept rules for any service that we want to access remotely.  I made any accept rule for Tcp/22 SSH, and an accept rule for Tcp/10000 Webmin where the source address is my workstation (x.x.x.x/32 – /32 indicates a range of 1 IP address.)

IF YOU ARE ON A PRODUCTION SERVER WITH PUBLIC FACING SERVICES AND NOT WRITING A TUTORIAL YOU WILL WANT TO CONSIDER ACCEPT RULES FOR

TCP/80  HTTP from source 0.0.0.0/0   ### web servers

TCP/443 HTTPS from source 0.0.0.0/0 ###encrypted web traffic

TCP/25 SMTP frmo source 0.0.0.0/0 ###Simple Mail Transport

FTP, Encrypted email, SSH if you want the whole world to login, webmail.   ###tutorial on zero trust and iptables forthcoming

Example of my finished firewall policy with the last two rules to drop all traffic from all sources bound for TCP and UDP ports 1:65535.  This is definitely not an elegant way to do this.

Please don’t lock yourself out of your VPS.

Cool things about Webmin

  1. There’s a web app for shell access that has translucency built into it.  Others > Command Shell
  2. There’s a partition editor if you really want to roll the dice!  Hardware > Partitions on local Disks
  3. Un-Used modules gives about 100 options for modules to install like Postfix mail server, shorewall firewall, spamassassin, etc.
  4. Cluster configuration – hopefully we’ll get to play with this in the future!  

Un-installation Procedures

Webmin is pretty invasive.  If you want to uninstall it – I recommend destroying your VPS and starting fresh.  Please don’t delete your own data doing so.

References / Appendix

Author’s bio

Sean Richards, CISSP,  is a 20 year linux enthusiast and security practitioner.  He loves animals, BBQ, and bicycles.
//www.linkedin.com/in/seangrichards/
//github.com/seangrichards/
//twitter.com/seangrichards




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Hudson Valley Host – End of July Flash Sale w/ special deals and 25% off select items!




Hudson Valley Host

Nick is back from Hudson Valley Host some new deals deals as part of their End of July Flash Sale! They are including some great custom offers, including an all new 4GB VDS (KVM VPS) for $10/mo (or $100/yr) with 50GB’s of pure RAID-10 SSD! They also are offering a 512MB OpenVZ special for $3/mo (or $25/yr) offered in all of their locations!. Be sure to check out all of their custom deals below.

Also, for those of you looking for some history, Hudson Valley Host was first featured on Low End Box back in 2010.

Here are some of their End of July Flash deals for your consideration:

“JULY2019” for 25% off on the HudsonValleyHost site except for hybrids, managed services, dedicated servers, windows VPS’s, domains, addons and licenses (other exclusions may apply).

2GB Windows VPS

  • 2GB RAM
  • 1x CPU Core
  • 40GB SSD Space
  • 5TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • Windows Templates
  • KVM/SolusVM
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512MB OpenVZ VPS

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 50GB Disk Space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • Linux Templates
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3/mo OR $25/yr – [Order]
Self-Managed 4GB Hybrid

  • 4GB RAM
  • 1x CPU Cores
  • 50GB SSD Space
  • 2.5TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • Linux + Windows (SPLA fees)
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $10/mo OR $100/yr – [Order]

Accepted payment methods are through PayPal and Credit Cards. Servers will be setup instantly once your payment has been made, given that you don’t trigger any fraud protection measures. Nick, the brand manager, and his team strive to provide superior 24/7 help desk support along with live chat and he’s indicated that he will be available to personally assist customers as needed. As usual, we suggest you read the Terms of Service before purchasing.

Network information

Chicago, IL, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 66.225.198.198
Looking Glass: //lg.chi.colocrossing.com

Buffalo, NY, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 192.3.180.103
Looking Glass: //lg.buf.colocrossing.com

Los Angeles, CA, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 107.175.180.6
Looking Glass: //lg.la.colocrossing.com

Dallas, TX, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 192.3.237.150
Looking Glass: //lg.dal.colocrossing.com

Atlanta, GA, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IPv4: 192.3.16.134
Looking Glass: //lg.atl.colocrossing.com

Buffalo, New York:
– 270,490 square foot gross; 23,000 square feet of datacenter space.
– Fully redundant native 10GE network consists of Telia, Hibernia and XO. CenturyLink, Fibertech, TW Telecom, and Time Warner Cable are onsite.
– 24/7/365 staffing with at least 2 techs.
– Buffalo datacenter facility is SSAE16 Type II certified ensuring that our processes and procedures meet or exceed the strictest of standards.
– Low latency and high throughput network access to North America and Europe.

“JULY2019” for 25% off on the HudsonValleyHost site except for hybrids, managed services, dedicated servers, windows VPS’s, domains, addons and licenses (other exclusions may apply).

As always, we value your comments and feedback. Please let us know what you think in the comments section below.




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ChicagoVPS – 4GB Linux KVM w/ 50GB’s of RAID-10 SSD for $10/mo and more!




ChicagoVPSChicagoVPS is back with another HOT sale for our readers! They are offering a 4GB Linux based KVM for $10.00/mo (or $100/yr) with 50GB’s of RAID-10 protected pure SSD disk space, a 2GB Windows VPS for $6/mo and lastly, a 4GB OpenVZ plan for $6.00/mo! They are also offering a 25% off sale on select items around the site using coupon code “JULY2019” (exclusions apply).

They accept PayPal and Credit Cards as forms of payment and their acceptable use policy is located here.

2GB Windows VPS

  • 2GB’s RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 50GB RAID-10 SSD
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 1 x IPv4
  • KVM Virtualization
  • $6/mo OR $60/yr
  • [Order Now]
4GB OpenVZ VPS

  • 4GB’s RAM
  • 2x CPU
  • 80GB RAID-10 Disk
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 1 x IPv4
  • OpenVZ Virtualization
  • $6/mo OR $60/yr
  • [Order Now]
4GB Smart Server

  • 4GB’s RAM
  • 1x CPU
  • 50GB RAID-10 SSD
  • 2.5TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 1 x IPv4
  • Linux/Windows (Windows Licensing Extra)
  • KVM (SUPPORTS DOCKER)
  • $10/mo OR $100/yr
  • [Order Now]

Network information is available after the break!

ChicagoVPS has a long history in the Low End Box market serving customers for many years and has been featured a bunch of times, having first been posted on Low End Box on October 16, 2010!  The ChicagoVPS brand manager, Nick, is also an administrator, and an active user, on Low End Talk. ChicagoVPS, despite their name, actually offers service in Chicago, Dallas, Buffalo, and Los Angeles. Backups are available for an extra cost, just submit a ticket in their customer Portal. Lastly, our OpenVZ plans may have issues supporting docker along with some newest OS’s so please plan to use KVM for that until our OVZ 7 migrations are completed along with some other infrastructure upgrades.

Network information

Chicago, IL, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 66.225.198.198
Looking Glass: //lg.chi.colocrossing.com

Dallas, TX, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 192.3.237.150
Looking Glass: //lg.dal.colocrossing.com

Buffalo, NY, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 192.3.180.103
Looking Glass: //lg.buf.colocrossing.com

Los Angeles, CA, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 107.175.180.6
Looking Glass: //lg.la.colocrossing.com

We want to hear your feedback, so if you buy please be sure to comment




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UMaxHosting – New KVM Plans FLASH SALE – Starting at $45 a year out of Los Angeles Datacenter!!!




UMaxHosting is back with an exclusive deal for the community. This time, their offers are based out of their Los Angeles datacenter location. Exclusive for LEB readers, they are providing us with 3 new KVM VPS plans starting at just $45/year. With the KVM VPS plans, you’ll be able to run ServerPilot, Docker, custom kernels, Kubernetes and install Custom OS’s because of the flexibility that KVM virtualization offers!

Here’s what they had to say:

“UMaxHosting is a hosting provider that specializes in providing maximum performance at the lowest cost possible. UMaxHosting provides a low latency network backed with a 99.9% network uptime guarantee. Additionally, our support staff are available 24×7 to assist our customers with any questions they may have. Our staff are also working behind the scenes to ensure our mission statement is constantly being delivered, without any shortcuts being taken!

Our Mission Statement: To deliver the highest level of hosting performance at the best value possible. To adapt to customer requirements and provide personalized service.”

2GB KVM Flash Sale

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 2048MB (2GB) DDR3 RAM
  • 30GB RAID-10 Storage
  • 2000GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1000Mbps Network Port
  • SolusVM Control Panel
  • Any Linux OS OR Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, KVM Virtualization
  • Unlimited OS Reinstalls
  • Full Root Privileges
  • Instant Deployment
  • Easy API Access
  • $45/yr
  • [ORDER]
4GB KVM Flash Sale

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 4096MB (2GB) DDR3 RAM
  • 80GB RAID-10 Storage
  • 5000GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1000Mbps Network Port
  • SolusVM Control Panel
  • Any Linux OS OR Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, KVM Virtualization
  • Unlimited OS Reinstalls
  • Full Root Privileges
  • Instant Deployment
  • Easy API Access
  • $90/yr
  • [ORDER]
6GB KVM Flash Sale

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 6144MB (2GB) DDR3 RAM
  • 150GB RAID-10 Storage
  • 8000GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1000Mbps Network Port
  • SolusVM Control Panel
  • Any Linux OS OR Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, KVM Virtualization
  • Unlimited OS Reinstalls
  • Full Root Privileges
  • Instant Deployment
  • Easy API Access
  • $115/yr
  • [ORDER]

UMaxHosting supports payment through PayPal, Alipay, Amazon Pay, Wire Transfer, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero. Kindly read their Terms of Service before making any purchase.

Network information

LA Telecom Building – Los Angeles, California, United States
Test IPv4: 107.175.180.6

Hardware information

KVM Nodes:

– Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620

– 128GB RAM

– 4x 2TB Enterprise HDD’s

– Hardware RAID10 with BBU Caching

– 1Gbps uplinks

Please let us know if you have any questions/comments and enjoy!




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Why Should I Use WordPress? 12 Reasons to Choose the World’s Most Popular CMS

Building a website has never been easier, thanks to the modern Content Management System (CMS). Using the right platform, you’ll get access to functionality that can make the process much simpler. There are lots of CMSs to choose from, however, each with its pros and cons.

It’s no big secret that we’re huge fans of WordPress, and for good reason. In fact, the majority of CMS users select it as their platform of choice, which makes WordPress the world’s most popular website platform.

In this article, we’ll go over 12 reasons why we recommend you choose WordPress for your next website. We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get to it!

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1. It’s Open-Source Software

The term open-source software gets thrown around a lot in development circles, but it may not tell you much if you’re not a part of that world. For practical purposes, it means two things:

  1. The platform is free. Open-source software is free, which means you can use it for any type of project you want, be it commercial or otherwise.
  2. You can customize it any way you like. With WordPress, you can look under the hood of the CMS and change just about any aspect of it.

The open-source nature of WordPress is also one of the primary reasons there’s a massive community of developers creating new tools for it. Let’s talk about how else that benefits you.

2. It’s the World’s Most Popular CMS

There are millions of websites out there, and WordPress powers more than 30% of them. Every day, over 500 new sites using WordPress go live, and those numbers are only getting larger.

With such a massive user base, you can be sure that WordPress’ developers aren’t going to stop developing it any time soon. That means choosing this CMS ensures you’ll always have access to updates that make your site more secure and add new features to it.

Plus, there’s a robust community of developers working within the WordPress ecosystem. For example, there are more than 55,000 plugins you can access for free at WordPress.org.

The official WordPress plugin directory.

Likewise, there are thousands of themes to choose from, which gives you full control over your site’s style. That doesn’t even include premium plugins and themes, of which there are plenty as well if you don’t mind making an investment.

3. You Can Use WordPress for All Types of Projects

You might have heard that WordPress is a blogging platform. That’s not technically false, but the way the CMS is built also means you can use it for all sorts of projects.

For example, you can use WordPress to grow your business, build virtual classrooms, create forums, run social media platforms, or power pretty much any other type of project you can imagine. If you own a small business, you can even set up an online store with WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin.

A demo WooCommerce store.

If you like to get your hands dirty, you can also use the WordPress REST API to feed information to other platforms. That means you can use WordPress to power mobile apps and other cool projects.

4. Learning How to Use WordPress Is Simple

WordPress is pretty easy to pick up, even if you’ve never dealt with a CMS or built websites before. Beginners are welcome! To get started, all you have to do is select a theme, maybe install a plugin or two, and then jump right into creating pages and other content.

However, the great thing about WordPress is that there are always more ways you can customize the platform. Once you get the hang of it, you can start implementing more advanced functionality to gain full control over how your site looks.

Even for experienced web developers, WordPress has plenty to offer. It provides a foundation you can iterate on more quickly, which is far more efficient than trying to build a site from scratch.

5. There’s a Huge, Friendly WordPress Community

We already talked about just how popular WordPress is in numbers. However, it’s also worth mentioning that there’s a thriving community of people who use the platform (and not just developers).

To give you an idea of what’s out there, take a look at WordCamps. These are worldwide events where you can sign up to network with other WordPress enthusiasts, and listen to some of the most experienced people in the field.

The WordCamp home page.

Likewise, a quick search will reveal thousands of online communities built around WordPress itself. That means if you ever have a question on any aspect of using the CMS, you’ll have plenty of people you can turn to for answers.

6. WordPress Enables You to Scale Your Website

One of the most challenging aspects of running a website is scaling it. The more content you publish and the more traffic you get, the bigger the strain becomes on your CMS.

Choosing a quality web host is key to scaling your website and making sure it always feels fast. However, the CMS you use also plays a significant role. WordPress, for example, powers some of the most popular sites on the web, so you know in advance that scaling won’t be an issue.

Keep in mind, though — if you want to keep your website blazing fast, you’ll need more than the right web host and CMS. You’ll also have to do some maintenance work, but the results are well worth the effort.

7. Themes and Plugins Give You Full Control Over Your Website

If you’re new to WordPress, you may not be familiar with the concept of plugins and themes. Let’s break down what both of them are:

  1. Themes: These are templates you can use on your website to alter its basic design.
  2. Plugins: These add new features and functionality to your site.

As we mentioned before, there are thousands of plugins and themes (both free and premium) available for WordPress.

The WordPress Theme Directory.

In most cases, you’ll find there are excellent free options for whatever style of features you want to implement on your site. That is in stark contrast with other CMSs, where some of the best ‘extras’ lie behind paywalls.

8. WordPress Websites Are Easy to Maintain

One thing you may not be aware of if you’ve never set up a website before is that they require a bit of maintenance work. With WordPress in particular, you have to stay on top of the following:

  • Updating the CMS as new versions come out
  • Updating your plugins and themes whenever you have the option to
  • Managing your site’s comments (if you choose to enable them)
  • Ensuring that your website is fully optimized and secure
  • Backing up your site often

In practice, none of those tasks should take up too much of your time individually. However, if you want to save time, you can always opt for a managed hosting service.

Managed hosting plans get their name because your provider will take care of a lot of maintenance tasks for you. Our DreamPress services, for example, offer automated backups, website optimization, and around-the-clock support. That means you get more time to focus on growing your site, instead of worrying about making sure it’s running smoothly.

9. You Can Optimize Your Website for Search Engines

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about making sure your website gets the traffic it deserves from the likes of Google, Bing, etc.

There are a lot of things you can do to work on your site’s SEO. However, depending on which platform you use, optimizing your content for search engine results can either be simple or an uphill battle.

With WordPress, you get access to a lot of powerful SEO plugins, such as Yoast SEO, All in One SEO Pack, The SEO Framework, and more.

SEO WordPress plugins.

You don’t need to use an SEO plugin, but in our experience, they help a lot when it comes to making sure you’re not missing anything.

10. WordPress Takes Security Seriously

No CMS or website is 100% secure. New security threats are always popping up, so it’s essential to use a platform that takes online safety seriously.

If you want to run a tight ship, the single best thing you can do is make sure WordPress is always up to date. That includes the CMS itself, as well as any additional components you use (such as themes and plugins).

WordPress is always pushing out new updates and security patches, so by updating your version, you’ll be a step ahead of everyone else. If you want to secure your website even further, you can look into using a web host that takes security seriously.

There are a lot of additional steps you can take to secure your site as well, including enforcing strong passwords and implementing Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). However, all that effort might go to waste if you use a platform that’s not secure out of the box.

11. You Own Your Website and Its Content

WordPress is what’s called a ‘self-hosted’ CMS. That means you can take the software and set it up on any server you want to use to power your website.

The advantage of this approach is that you’re not tied to a single hosting platform. With a hosted platform, the provider can always suspend your account for one reason or another.

With WordPress, on the other hand, you can switch hosts at any time. You can also make any changes you want to the CMS, and you have full ownership of all the content you create.

12. It’s the Industry’s Best Option for Blogging

So far, we’ve talked about all the uses for WordPress beyond blogging. However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t emphasize just how great an option WordPress is for blogs.

At its core, WordPress still has blogging at heart. That means it’s easy to publish new content, manage it, keep track of comments, format your text, and more.

Despite its ‘age,’ WordPress continues to innovate. In 2019 its developers launched the new Block editor, which completely overhauls the blogging and editing experience. With the new editor, you get full control over your page and post layouts, which can make for visually stunning blogs.

The new Block editor.

Finally, WordPress offers an excellent taxonomy system, which enables you to categorize large libraries of content. Using WordPress, keeping all of your blog posts organized won’t be an issue.

Content Management Made Easy

WordPress has a lot going for it. These days the CMS powers over 30% of the web, and it keeps picking up new users. In many cases, people choose WordPress because it’s an easy platform to use if you’re new to web development.

However, WordPress also has a lot to offer if you have experience building websites. It’s entirely customizable, and its plugin and theme systems can enable you to build almost any type of site you’d like.

If you’re ready to give WordPress a go, you’ll want to pick the right hosting provider to make sure you get the most out of this CMS. Fortunately, DreamHost offers a great selection of web hosting plans that are tailored to WordPress users!

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