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.

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.
$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.

WP Engine Appoints Jason Teichman as COO

AUSTIN, Texas – June 15, 2020 – WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced it has appointed Jason Teichman as Chief Operating Officer.  As COO of WP Engine, Jason will be responsible for overseeing the full customer journey of the business, driving strong operational excellence, global growth and amplifying the company’s customer-inspired

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Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec Inspires at WP Engine Summit/2020

Here’s a little-known fact: before Shark Tank was the massive TV hit we all know, it was a Canadian television program called Dragon’s Den, and it included only two members of the cast who are on the show today—Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec. The latter—who in addition to his position on Shark Tank is the

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American television series

Streamlining operations for Grupo Abril


Grupo Abril, one of the largest media companies in Latin America, sought to streamline the IT sprawl that had arisen from the organic growth and development of its dozens of brands.

Taming the sprawl of organic growth

Abril’s portfolio was spread across several content management systems, including a custom Ruby On Rails system hosted in-house, another hosted via Amazon Web Services, and a Drupal-based system supported by Acquia. This system was costly and ineffective. Because of IT constraints, some brands hadn’t had a site update in ten years and as a result, had no mobile-optimized version of their site.

Unleashing greater efficiency

Abril has made major improvements in agility since standardizing with WordPress VIP. In addition to hosting and supporting Abril’s sites and providing training for developers and editorial staff, WordPress VIP manages ongoing security and performance, and serves as an end-to-end consultant for all of Abril’s content publishing development.

Shared benefits across its portfolio

New features and site launches can now be deployed with just a few days’ notice. Company resources are no longer tied up in staying up to date with third-party APIs, and Abril is now first to market with updates any time those services change. This has opened up their pipeline, and freed the organization up to focus its resources where they can have the most valuable impact – editorial and front-end work.

“We have enormously improved our efficiency since we don’t need additional teams or third parties to support our infrastructure. We can focus on what matters, which is producing content and generating value.”

— Ricardo Schultz, CIO of Abril

To learn more about our work with Abril, including detailed results of their successful migration, download the executive summary.

This post is part of a series providing executive summaries of WordPress VIP case studies. For a complete list of these executive summaries, click here

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Host Mayo – 1GB KVM VPS from $2.50/month, 2GB and 3 GB options also available!

Computer peripheralsHost Mayo is here with their first exclusive offer for Low End Box, focusing on three different KVM VPS options hosted out of their Los Angeles datacenter. Host Mayo has been in business since 2015 and offers VPS, shared hosting, reseller hosting and dedicated servers.

Their WHOIS is public and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept PayPal, Credit Card, BitCoins, BCH and Ethereum as payment methods.

Here’s what they had to say: 

“Host Mayo is web hosting company launched in April-2015. The company is providing different hosting services with an attractive price tag. Over the span of last few years, Host Mayo has expanded their product range from simple shared web hosting to enterprise level VPS plans coupled with first class support and up time. Host Mayo offers variety of plans designed for personal, small businesses and corporate clientele who need quality and personalized support at an exceptional price. Our great technical support allows us to serve an extremely diverse client base around the globe.”

The exclusive offers:


  • KVM 1GB – Exclusive
  • 20 GB SSD Disk Space
  • 1 TB Bandwidth
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1 IPV4
  • $2.50/Month
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  • KVM 2GB – Exclusive
  • 40 GB SSD Disk Space
  • 2 TB Bandwidth
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 CPU Core
  • 1 IPV4
  • $5.00/Month
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  • KVM 3GB – Exclusive
  • 60 GB SSD Disk Space
  • 3 TB Bandwidth
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3 CPU Core
  • 1 IPV4
  • $7.50/Month
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LEB Enterprise Hosting Plan

  • Unlimited Domains
  • 25GB Disk Space
  • Unlimited Sub Domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • $2.00/Month
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Network and hardware information after the break!

Be sure to leave your comments if you are a customer or have questions!

QuickPackets – Los Angeles, USA
Test IPv4:
Looking Glass: lg.hostmayo.com

Hardware Node:

  • 2x Intel Dual Xeon L5640
  • 1 TB SSD
  • 24 GB RAM
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • Voxility DDOS Protection
  • Location: Los Angeles
Please let us know if you have any questions/comments and enjoy!

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How to Enable Google’s TCP BBR on a Linux VPS

How to enable Google's TCP BBR on a Linux VPS

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd – LowEndBox appreciates your contribution as always! Be sure to check out RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox specials if you are looking for a KVM VPS.

Google’s TCP BBR, or “Bottleneck Bandwidth and Round-trip propagation time,” is a congestion control system based on cutting-edge technology. It is the same system used for traffic through Google.com, as well as YouTube. It was the reason that YouTube’s network throughput was increased by 4% annually. Moreover, Google’s BBR also significantly reduces latency as the querying, and queuing delays are minimized.

We have written this guide for you so that you can enable Google’s BBR on your Linux virtual private server.

There would be two steps in the guide, where step 1 can be optional in some instances. Let us start!

Step 1. Check and upgrade your kernel

We need Linux kernel version 4.9.0 or higher to support Google’s BBR. We will guide you on how to update it for both CentOS 7 and Ubuntu. 

To check your current kernel version, run this command:

uname -r

If this command returns a kernel version higher than 4.9.0, then you can skip step 1.

CentOS 7 Based Systems:
1) Install Elrepo repo

To update the CentOS kernel, we need to install the Elrepo repo via the following commands:

sudo rpm –import https://www.elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org

sudo rpm -Uvh http://www.elrepo.org/elrepo-release-7.0-2.el7.elrepo.noarch.rpm

2) Update your kernel

To install the updated kernel, run the following two commands:

sudo yum –enablerepo=elrepo-kernel install kernel-ml -y

yum list installed kernel

3) Set default boot entry

Run this command to see the list of kernels:

sudo egrep ^menuentry /etc/grub2.cfg | cut -f 2 -d ’

You should find your newly installed kernel at the top of the list. Then run the following command:

sudo grub2-set-default 0

4) Reboot and verify

Now reboot your VPS, and after it turns back on, rerun the following command to verify the install:

uname -r

Ubuntu 18.04 Based Systems

The kernel version should be compatible with Google’s BBR if you are running Ubuntu 18.04. However, you can still upgrade the kernel using the following commands.

cd /tmp/

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4.13/linux-headers-5.4.13-050413_5.4.13-050413.202001171431_all.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4.13/linux-headers-5.4.13-050413-generic_5.4.13-050413.202001171431_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4.13/linux-headers-5.4.13-050413-lowlatency_5.4.13-050413.202001171431_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4.13/linux-image-unsigned-5.4.13-050413-generic_5.4.13-050413.202001171431_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4.13/linux-image-unsigned-5.4.13-050413-lowlatency_5.4.13-050413.202001171431_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4.13/linux-modules-5.4.13-050413-generic_5.4.13-050413.202001171431_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4.13/linux-modules-5.4.13-050413-lowlatency_5.4.13-050413.202001171431_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

After running the commands, reboot your VPS by running the “reboot” command.

Step 2. Enable Google’s TCP BBR

The instructions below are the same for both CentOS and Ubuntu.

To start, open “/etc/sysctl.conf” in any text editor, or run the command to open it in vim or nano (your preferred text editor):

sudo vim /etc/sysctl.conf

At the end of the config file, add the following lines:



Then save the file, and refresh your configuration using this command:

sudo sysctl -p

Google’s BBR congestion control system has now been enabled on your VPS, to verify this, run this command:

sysctl net.ipv4.tcp_congestion_control

If the enabling process were successful, the output would be:

net.ipv4.tcp_congestion_control = bbr

You have now successfully enabled Google’s TCP BBR on your VPS!

Have you enabled Google’s TCP BBR on your Linux VPS? Have you seen any performance benefits? Please leave your questions or feedback in the comments section below!

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Best Asia Optimized VPS and Hosting Providers

Best Asia Optimized Cheap VPS HostsIf you are looking for an Asia Optimized VPS, whether it be because you are located in Asia, or you have your audience/end-users located within the Asia region and want to provide the best network connectivity to your website/server, then you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, we will outline some of the best Asia Optimized VPS providers in 2020. Some of the qualifications we used to determine the providers to cover in this post include: track record/history, customer reviews, community engagement, network quality, providers/carriers in network blend, latency to Asia (tested using ping.pe), and more.

Generally speaking, VPS’s in the West Coast (i.e. Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose) should provide a decent latency to Asia given the geographic distance, however for those who are ultra-sensitive to latency – you will want to consider a provider with China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, PCCW, etc within their network blend. Before buying, ask the provider for a Looking Glass (or a test IP/test file) to test the speeds from your location before ordering. Your network experience will always vary from that of your friends for example, so always ask for a test IP before buying!

DediPath - VPS and Dedicated Servers in Los Angeles and New JerseyDediPath – Los Angeles VPS (GTT, Cogent, China Telecom & More)

DediPath is owned and managed by industry veterans whom have extensive experience in the IaaS industry. Their Los Angeles location consists of multiple network carriers optimized by Internap Flow Control, providing decent latency and connections to Asia & worldwide.

Test IP:


  • 1 CPU Core
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 10 GB SSD Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1000Mbps Port
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ Control Panel
  • $20/year
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  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 30 GB SSD Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1000Mbps Port
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ Control Panel
  • $3.50/month
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RackNerd VPS HostingRackNerd – Best Asia Optimized VPS (China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, and More)

RackNerd is a VPS provider who provides some of the best network connectivity to Asia because of its optimized network blend, which specifically includes China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and more within the network mix. This translates to low latency, and stable network connectivity to users from Asia even during peak times where internet congestion is high between the US and Asia.

Here’s their Looking Glass: http://lg-lax02.racknerd.com/

Test IP:

Their recent Asia Optimized VPS offers are listed below:

2.5 GB KVM Flash Sale

  • 3x vCPU Core
  • 40GB SSD Cached RAID-10 Storage
  • 2.5GB RAM
  • 6000GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Network Port
  • Full Root Admin Access
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • KVM / SolusVM Control Panel
  • LOCATION: Los Angeles
  • JUST $27.80/YEAR!
LEB Special 4GB

  • 3x vCPU Cores
  • 4GB RAM
  • 45GB SSD RAID-10 Storage
  • 6TB Premium Bandwidth
  • 1 Gbit Port
  • Full Root Access
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Pricing: $35.68/year

Virmach VPS HostingVirmach – Los Angeles VPS (Cogent, TeliaNet, and More)

Virmach is a very well known and respected provider within the community. While they do not specifically include Asian carriers within the network blend at this time, they offer affordable VPS servers in Los Angeles which naturally provide decent latency to Asia given the geographic distance. This could be a solid option to consider, if you do not require the absolute best latency to Asia but want to obtain an excellent value from a trusted provider that has been time-tested with plenty of good ratings.

Test IP (Virmach Los Angeles):

35% OFF – SSD512 to SSD32G Packages

  • 512MB to 32GB RAM
  • 1x vCPU @ 2GHz to 8x vCPU @ 3GHz
  • 15GB to 500B SSD (RAID 10)
  • 1TB to 10TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps to 10Gbps Available
  • 1x Dedicated IPv4 (More Available)
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • Windows & Linux (Windows +$2)
  • Up to 50Gbps DDoS Protection in Buffalo, NY
  • Starting from $1.62/mo (After 35% Savings)
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LosAngeles VPS HostingLosAngelesVPS – Los Angeles VPS (Internap, NTT, Comcast, Cogent, and more)

LosAngelesVPS is a provider who leverages Internap’s network blend – which consists of NTT, Comcast, Cogent, and more. For users in Japan, the connectivity to NTT is a big plus. They were recently featured on LowEndBox with decent reviews. One noteworthy feature to point out is every VPS package of theirs includes unmetered bandwidth, this can be a good option if you’re looking to transfer a lot of bandwidth without having to worry about a bandwidth meter.

Test IP:

Unmetered 2.5GB KVM

  • 2 CPU Core
  • 2.5 GB RAM
  • 35 GB SSD Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1000Mbps Port
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • Virtualizor Control Panel
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Linux OS Choices
  • 10Gbps DDoS Protection – Now Included Free
  • $27.99/year
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Unmetered 4GB KVM

  • 3 CPU Cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 60 GB SSD Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1000Mbps Port
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • Virtualizor Control Panel
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Linux OS Choices
  • 10Gbps DDoS Protection – Now Included Free
  • $52.75/year
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RamNode VPS HostingRamNode – Los Angeles VPS (PCCW, Verizon, NTT, and more)

RamNode’s Los Angeles location consists of PCCW, Verizon, NTT & more within their network blend, providing decent latency and network connectivity to Asia. RamNode was founded in 2012, with consistently good reviews from customers.

Test IP:


  • 1 CPU Core
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 15 GB SSD Storage
  • 1 TB Transfer
  • 1000Mbps Port
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • Fleio Control Panel
  • $3/month
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  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 35 GB SSD Storage
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • 1000Mbps Port
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • Fleio Control Panel
  • $5/month
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Phonton VPS HostingPhotonVPS – Los Angeles VPS (China Mobile, ChinaNet, GTT & More)

PhotonVPS is a SSD Cloud VPS provider that is owned by Psychz Networks/Profuse Solutions, which has been in business since 1999. Their Los Angeles location is notable for its network blend, which consists of China Mobile, ChinaNet, GTT and more. These carriers, combined with the geographic location, provide decent latency to most areas of Asia. 

Test IP:


  • 1GB RAM
  • 20GB SSD Disk Space
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbit Port
  • 1 IP Address
  • KVM Virtualization
  • 10Gbps DDoS Mitigation!
  • $5.95/month
  • Order Now


Also consider checking our our Frequently Asked Questions Article about Los Angeles VPS Hosting.

What Asia Optimized VPS provider do you use? Any others that we should add to the list above? Let us know your feedback in the comments section below!

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NGClouds.com – 1GB ESXI VPS for $3.50/mo in Amsterdam, Instanbul or Kansas City

AmsterdamKevin from NGClouds.com sent in their first LowEndBox exclusive offer recently and we’re excited to be able to share it with our users. NGClouds.com utilizes VMWare as their virtualization engine, making this somewhat unique in today’s market place given that so many providers have opted for SolusVM/KVM as of late. The 1GB and 2GB packages are available in three locations overall, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Kansas City.

Their WHOIS is public and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs on their website. They preferred method of payment is Credit/Debit Card.

Given that this is the first time NGClouds.com is being featured on LowEndBox we recommend paying by month only. Please share your feedback in the comments below.

The exclusive VMWare offers:

VMWare 1 GB

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 20GB SSD
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • VMware ESXI
  • Coupon: LEBSpecial
  • $3.50/month
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VMWare 2 GB

  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2x vCPU
  • 25GB SSD
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • VMware ESXI
  • Coupon: LEBSpecial
  • $7/month
  • [ORDER]

Network and hardware information after the break!

Be sure to leave your comments if you are a customer or have questions!

Datacenter Name – Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Test IPv4:
Test file: https://lg.nl.ngclouds.com/100MB.test
Looking Glass: https://lg.nl.ngclouds.com

Datacenter Name – Istanbul (Turkey)
Test IPv4:
Test file: https://lg.tr.ngclouds.com/100MB.test
Looking Glass: https://lg.tr.ngclouds.com

Datacenter Name – Kansas City (USA)
Test IPv4:
Test file: https://lg.us.ngclouds.com/100MB.test
Looking Glass: https://lg.us.ngclouds.com

Hardware Node:

  • 4x Intel Xeon E7-4860 / E7-4870 (Kansas City and Istanbul)
  • 1 TB RAM
  • 8x 2TB SSD
  • Hardware RAID10
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 2x Intel E5-2650 (Amsterdam)
  • 512 GB RAM
  • 8x 2TB SSD
  • Hardware RAID10
  • 1Gbps uplink

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Scale your business, not costs by running your apps on DigitalOcean

Cloud is omnipresent. The promise of not having to buy and maintain on-premises infrastructure is a potent one, especially for smaller businesses and entrepreneurs. However, the multitude of cloud offerings available makes research necessary when determining which offering is optimal for your workloads. Countless hours are often invested in gaining an understanding of available products, SLAs, and the costs of using the cloud. 

One of the common complaints with major cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, and Microsoft Azure is that they might be inexpensive to begin with, but as you scale your apps, the costs rise significantly. These cloud providers typically target enterprises who have deep pockets to absorb the rising costs, but this often becomes cost prohibitive for entrepreneurs and small businesses over time.

“Simplicity in all we do” is one of the core values at DigitalOcean. As our user base has grown over the years, we have strived very hard to keep our products simple. This includes all aspects of our product portfolio: UX, API, CLI, docs, billing, and pricing

Our pricing is predictable – and flat – across all 13 data centers, which helps you avoid any surprise bills. We also offer one of the best price-to-performance ratios in the industry, even as you scale your apps. To illustrate this, we thought we’d show the costs of running a few common setups on DigitalOcean. 


If you are developing a web app, it’s very common to start with a single Droplet (cloud VM). This simple architecture, as shown below, allows this VM to run the entirety of your app (web server, database etc.). Assuming you need at least 1GB of memory for your VM, you can run this setup on DigitalOcean for as low as $5 per month.

Basic setup for web app

Production Ready

As your app becomes popular, a single Droplet can’t keep up with the increased traffic. So you add a few more resources to meet the demand. A CDN Spaces ($5/month) reduces latency and increases scalability by offloading static content like images, CSS, etc. A fully managed Load Balancer ($10/month) increases availability by distributing traffic between two Droplets ($10/month for 2 Droplets). A free Cloud Firewall makes your website secure as it blocks malicious traffic. You also adopt some best practices and start using Volumes Block Storage ($5/month for 50GiB) to store data separated from your Droplets, reducing the chance of data loss in the case of hardware failure. Being a responsible builder, you also decide to maintain a backup schedule ($2/month) so you can easily revert to an older state of the Droplet in case things go wrong. Since managing databases at this scale may not be your favorite activity (or the area where you feel your value lies), you decide to decouple your database from your application server by utilizing our Managed Databases ($15/month). While this seems like a ton of products in use, the overall cost of this configuration on DigitalOcean is still as little as $47 per month. Here’s what the new architecture looks like.

Production ready set up for web app

Cloud Native

The last setup replaces the Droplets with a two-node Kubernetes cluster ($20/month). Since its release in 2014, Kubernetes has become the de facto standard for container orchestration.We provide amanaged Kubernetes servicethat lets you deploy clusters without the complexities of administering the control plane and containerized infrastructure. You can run this setup on DigitalOcean for as little as $55 per month.

Cloud native set up for web app

Because our example was simple, bandwidth costs were minimal. So, it’s important to keep in mind that network-intensive applications like video and audio streaming, real-time communication, IoT, and web crawling can come with substantial bandwidth costs. This could make up a majority of your cloud computing costs. Since bandwidth costs are often phrased as pennies per GB, you might dismiss this cost as negligible. 

DigitalOcean has proven especially popular with companies developing network-intensive apps because we charge only ~10-20% of what other clouds do for bandwidth. The savings can easily add up to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars for apps that require large scale.

Lastly, we want to call out billing. It often gets overlooked during the decision making process of choosing a cloud provider, but can lead to major frustration down the road. There are numerous articles, forum discussions, and social media rants about how complex the billing is for major cloud providers. In fact, sometimes billing is so convoluted that users joke that they need a PhD to decipher their monthly bills. Decoding monthly bills is not the best use of anyone’s time. That’s why we always pay special attention to making our billing as simple and intuitive as possible. Check out this fun, short video that answers some of the common billing related questions.

As you can see in the examples above, DigitalOcean keeps your cloud computing costs low – not only when you are starting out, but also when you scale. This enables you to invest the savings into your core business, and set yourselves up for success. With a reliable platform that's trusted by over 100,000 developer teams worldwide, robust SLAs, and the right set of products, there has never been a better time to bring your workloads to DigitalOcean. If you’re ready to get started, we invite you to sign up for a free account.

Transforming the Industry with Creative Technology

Businesses are staring down the difficult challenge of digital innovation as never before. Massive amounts of activity have moved online in recent months, and consequently, being able to change and adapt to a new digital reality has become a major test for organizations of all shapes and sizes.  This has been felt across every industry,

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Latest products and features at DigitalOcean: May 2020 

May was a busy month at DigitalOcean, with a brand new data center and updates to many of our products. Here are the highlights:

SFO3 expands our presence in North America with a modern data center, and brings our global data center count to 13, allowing you to easily serve customers across the world. Within SFO3 you can run products such as our Droplet VMs and Kubernetes, and our new VPC to set up multiple private networks for your applications, with each network isolated from the others. Check out this short video to get a glimpse of what’s inside a modern cloud data center.

  • Floating IPs billing updateFloating IPs are publicly-accessible static IP addresses that you can assign to Droplets. Floating IPs are always free when assigned to a Droplet, but we have now started charging for unassigned Floating IPs. The first charge will appear on July 2020 invoices for all floating IPs that were not assigned to Droplets during the month of June. If you have unassigned Floating IPs that you don't need, you can delete them to avoid any charges. 
  • New version for DigitalOcean Terraform provider: Version (1.18.0) of the DigitalOcean Terraform provider is now available. This release includes support for the backend keep alive option for the load balancer resource and data source.
  • Root password for Droplets: Users can create a root password to access their Droplet on the ‘Create Droplet’ page, instead of emailing a one-time password after creation.
  • Marketplace updates: You can now search for Marketplace apps directly from the ‘Create Droplet’ page making it a lot easier to discover the apps that suit your workflows. We also launched several new preconfigured 1-Click Apps in the Marketplace to help you save time and remove the hassle of provisioning servers.

    ISPmanager Lite– Like cPanel and Plesk, this webserver manager provides a rich feature set for managing websites, creating users, handling domains, emails, databases, etc., and supports an unlimited number of users and domains.
    Supabase PostgreSQL– Unmodified Postgres with some useful plugins and provides some of the most common extensions with a one-click install!
    UH VPN– A secure, fast, and easy to use VPN platform designed for individuals, groups of friends or companies.
    Workarea– An enterprise-grade commerce platform written in Ruby on Rails.
    Vitess– A database solution for deploying, scaling, and managing large clusters of open-source database instances. It currently supports MySQL and MariaDB.
    MeiliSearch– A powerful, fast, open-source, easy to use and deploy search engine.
    Live Chat Helper– A stable Live Support Chat solution for everyone who wants to have the application hosted on their infrastructure. 
    Folding@Home– Helping with the COVID-19 pandemic effort, a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. 
    Fiype– A complete DevOps and IT Ops platform. It enables you to monitor websites, web apps, APIs, servers, and more and gives you detailed metrics of things that might be wrong with your infrastructure.
    Mozilla's Hubs Cloud Personal– Create private, collaborative immersive rooms that can be accessed on your desktop, mobile phone, or VR headset.

    You might also want to check out Jitsi Server, an open source app for video conferencing and chat. This app is gaining a lot of popularity as work from home has become the new normal due to COVID-19.

Check out the release notes for other minor product updates in May. You can learn about the updates from the previous month here

We hope you give the new SFO3 data center a try by running a few workloads. If you have an idea on how to improve our products, or want to vote on other user ideas so they get prioritized, please submit your feedback. And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here

Until next month,

Happy coding and stay safe!

Rafael Rosa,

Senior Product Manager

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