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October 16th 2023

HostHatch has announced the availability of several new features for it's customers.

In October 2023, HostHatch has introduced the ability for it's customers to use snapshots, which has been one of the most customer requested features.

In addition to this, a user API is also available now.

Floating IP addresses, which are very useful for high availability are also available to all HostHatch customers.

Last but not least, all HostHatch customers who sign up for a service from can... (continued)

September 27th 2023

Contabo launches their new entry-level Dedicated Server powered by Ryzen 9 7900, which is priced low at just €69.99 / month and is set to establish a new benchmark for both performance and value in the industry.

Munich, Germany – September 27, 2023 – Contabo, a global cloud computing provider headquartered in Germany, introduces their AMD Ryzen Dedicated Server, which comes with impressive 12 cores and 24 threads.

Ryzen processors are known to have exceptional performance while maintaining affordability. Their... (continued)

OVHcloud US
September 4th 2023

In July, OVHcloud launched a new line of VPS servers, they are called VPS Limited Edition and they're available in all OVHcloud data centers in Europe, in the US, in Mumbai, India and in Singapore. They all come with AMD EPYC 7413 or 7463 CPUs and they're very competitively priced. There is one catch: they're available in limited quantities only.

Both OVHcloud US and OVHcloud offer them on their websites:

They're offered in... (continued)

July 14th 2023

On Tuesday July 12th, Akamai announced they were launching a new line of instances called "Premium" and 3 new locations in Paris, France, Washington DC and Chicago, Illinois.

The new Premium instances run on the best available AMD EPYC CPUs. Every CPU core allocated to an instance is dedicated to that instance making the Premium servers ideal for heavy CPU loads. As of July 2023, the Premium servers are available in the 3 new locations: Paris, Washington DC and Chicago.... (continued)

June 26th 2023

As one of the largest web hosting companies globally, IONOS has enhanced its VPS portfolio, offering plans with more virtual cores, RAM and more storage capacity. The plans now range up to 12 vCores, 24 GB RAM and 640 GB NVMe, all while reducing regular prices. Furthermore, the new plans come with fast NVMe SSD storage and unlimited traffic up to 1 Gbit/s bandwidth (previously 400 Mbit/s). Additionally, the package prices now include the administration tool Plesk (Web Host Edition).... (continued)

April 20th 2023, a young Canada based provider that sells Linux and FreeBSD VPS at competitive prices opened two new locations in April 2023: Phoenix, USA and Toronto, Canada. That brings the total number of INET.WS data centers to 6 in 3 countries (USA, Canada and Germany). INET.WS was first featured at vpsbenchmarks earlier this month with a performance trial for the 4 cores 8GB plan.

INET.WS VPS are very competitively priced. The 2 cores 4GB server for example costs $8/month. All... (continued)

Google Compute Engine
March 31st 2023

Google Compute Engine released its C3 family of instances in Public Preview on February 6th, 2023. C3 instances feature the new Intel Sapphire Rapids 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs. And during the preview, you can get your hands on a C3 instance for free although you will still have to pay for storage and network. The regular price of a C3 with 4 vCPUs and 8GB RAM is $125.83/month. A 80GB SSD boot volume will set you back $13/month.... (continued)

February 26th 2023

Linkdata is a well-established cloud provider that operates in London and Erbil, providing Virtual Private Server (VPS) services to businesses. With its advanced infrastructure, Linkdata offers reliable VPS solutions. Their VPS services come with flexible plans, allowing businesses to choose the resources that suit their business needs.

Starting in February 2023, lowered the prices of all VPS plans by 10%.

Example of new pricing:

  • LS 1x2 Plan with 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM & 20 GB SSD price... (continued)

February 15th 2023

In 2023 UpCloud introduced new features to be used with its cloud servers at no cost:

  • Daily backups
  • Unlimited Private networks
  • Firewall

This comes on the heels of the harmonization of the pricing of the provider. All services are now listed in Euros although payments can still be made in EUR, USD, SGD, and GBP. Prices have been adjusted as a result of current market forces and worldwide inflation. The cost of a 2GB and 1 CPU... (continued)

February 14th 2023

Akamai announced today, February 14th 2023, that going forward, Linode’s services will be referred to as Akamai’s cloud computing services. Akamai acquired Linode in early 2022 so this is the logical next step in the integration of both companies services.

Akamai also announced Akamai Connected Cloud, which is a comprehensive, distributed cloud platform for cloud computing, security, and content delivery. Linode services will keep running as before but with easier access to Akamai's network services. The branding already started changing... (continued)

January 30th 2023

The new program is called Green Light and it gives users early access to new Linode products and test them before they hit the market. Users may then provide valuable feedback to influence product direction.

In the near term, upcoming new products include:

  • New data center in IAD (Washington DC)
  • Object Storage enhancements
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Compute Functions

By signing up into the Green Light membership, members will get a sneak peak into new products... (continued)

December 17th 2022

Asian markets attract not only huge investments and concerns but also innovative entrepreneurs and young startups. To expand your brand into markets such as Malaysia, Taiwan, India, and Singapore, VPS of high quality is essential. In response to this demand, UltaHost decided to locate new data centers in the Asian market.

From among several dozen countries in the region, UltaHost chose two, significantly different from each other. One of the most dynamic Asian tigers: Singapore, and one of the most... (continued)

November 24th 2022

Those of you who want to ditch cPanel and stop paying crazy control panel license fees can now seriously consider SPanel as a full-scale cPanel replacement. SPanel comes for free with every managed VPS build from ScalaHosting. Here are the most recent features we developed and implemented for you:

File Manager
A new file manager developed entirely in-house with a much more user-friendly interface. The new file manager has features such as searching for file and directory names, searching for... (continued)

November 18th 2022

IONOS launched a new Cloud Computing platform earlier this year. The IaaS platform is designed to come with a superior price-performance ratio and it features a remarkably easy to use visual Data Center Designer (DCD) to deploy your infrastructure. Of course, this graphical user interface is supplemented by full-fledged Cloud REST APIs. Managed PaaS services come on top of IaaS. This is remarkably distinct from the existing VPS and Cloud Servers that IONOS has been offering for many years due... (continued)

November 9th 2022

In September 2022, LayerStack release a new range of Cloud Server based on ARM processors. The new processors are Ampere® Altra® Max Cloud Native Processors M128-30, based on ARM Neoverse N1 enterprise-level core architecture. The Ampere Altra, like the AWS Graviton2, is built on 7nm TSMC technology but the Altra runs at 3GHz while the Graviton2 runs at 2.5Ghz. A detailed review on the Ampere Altra can be found on the Cloudflare Blog.

The new product range is attractively priced... (continued)

July 25th 2022

In July 2022, Vultr released Vultr Managed Databases. The new product already supports MySQL and will soon also be available for Postgresql and Redis. Managing databases is tedious and tricky, Vultr takes it out of your hands and lets you focus on your business and applications.

Vultr Managed Databases come with the following features:

  • Backups: snapshots of tour databases are made at regular intervals and can be used for point-in-time recovery. You can restore a database from the control... (continued)

July 19th 2022

In May 2022, ScalaHosting released its new cluster management product to the public. Fully-Managed SPanel Cluster Solutions is aimed at users who need redundancy, high availability and scalability by default for their critical business applications and who don't want to manage the infrastructure by themselves.

All cluster solutions by ScalaHosting include 5 or more cluster nodes and 2 load balancers. The data of the applications is safely stored in distributed storage and replicated to all the datacenters in multi-DC solutions.... (continued)

May 2nd 2022

Did you know that you can run geekbench, fio and iperf3 on your server and get a comprehensive report with a single shell command and without any setup? It's possible with "Yet Another Bench Script". does not require root, it quietly installs its own dependencies and usually takes less than 30 minutes to run. The output is plain text and is easily readable. All you need to do is run curl -sL from your server.

Geekbench measures... (continued)

IDrive Compute
April 17th 2022

IDrive Backup has introduced IDrive® e2, an S3 compatible cloud object storage solution that supports storing data in the cloud, off-site disaster recovery, an active and accessible data archive, and long term storage.

IDrive® e2 is a scalable and durable cloud-object storage platform that stores petabytes of data on pay-per-use pricing. It is suitable for hosting applications, media workflow, gaming assets, e-commerce resources, and other large volumes of data.

With a straightforward, tierless pricing approach, IDrive® e2 is the most... (continued)

March 9th 2022

Contabo introduces a S3-compatible cloud storage to complement its compute products. The new Object Storage comes at fraction of price offered by other cloud providers. It comes at one all-inclusive flat fee with no extra costs.

Munich, Germany – March 9th, 2022 – Contabo, a global cloud computing provider headquartered in Germany, introduces Object Storage, a cloud data storage for anyone looking for a way to securely store and share data online at a low and transparent price.

Contabo Object... (continued)

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