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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)

February 25th 2022

Clouding has just launched the CentOS Stream 8 and 9 preinstalled images. Our clients can now get CentOS Stream by choosing these images in the client panel.

CentOS Stream is a developer edition with a rolling release upgrade model. During its update cycle, instead of releasing a new version, with all its updated packages, it allows its users to update packages as soon as they are available in the repositories.

**This CentOS edition is a stable and reliable platform for... (continued)

February 10th 2022

Clouding grows each year because of our clients’ support, and our team strives to bring them the most stable and powerful cloud platform to thank them for it.

Thanks to our clients, in 2021 we achieved…

  • Double the data transfer per server offering 4TB.
  • Lowering the costs of extra GB of transfer to just €0.004/GB.
  • Making major improvements to our AntiDDoS system, such as reducing latency and increasing filtered traffic, and preparing the system for upcoming faster... (continued)

February 3rd 2022

At the beginning of 2022, ScalaHosting, an innovative web hosting provider, announced a new update of its multifunctional server management platform - SPanel. With the latest release, users can now benefit from:
WHMCS integration - SPanel can now pair up with WHMCS - the most popular billing automation tool on the market. This allows users to create, suspend/unsuspend, and terminate client accounts, change passwords, or upgrade/downgrade services directly in WHMCS.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) - an extra layer of... (continued)

OVHcloud US
January 27th 2022

Our VPS Essential and VPS Comfort are available at a discounted price for a limited period of time.

  • VPS Essential, now at $9/month (was $11.50/month) - 2vCore / 4GB RAM / 80GB SSD NVMe / 500Mbps unlimited traffic
  • VPS Comfort, now at $17.50/month (was $23/month) - 4vCore / 8GB RAM / 160GB SSD NVMe / 1Gbps unlimited traffic
  • $150 of free credits for all new customers who order their first Public Cloud project in the US.

**Note... (continued)

January 24th 2022

LayerStack, provider of high performance Dedicated Cloud Servers / VPS Hosting at an affordable price is offering a 40% monthly discount for new subscriptions of our newly launched Dedicated Virtual CPU with promo code LSDC40. For example, for US$43/month (with a 12-month commitment) you can buy a 8vCPU/16GB Dedicated Virtual CPU Server.

Go to Dedicated Cloud and find out how to empower your IT infrastructure with LayerStack.

Dedicated Cloud comes in two flavors:

  • Dedicated Virtual CPU: you buy a... (continued)

Cherry Servers
January 11th 2022

Cherry Servers has just introduced Storage VPS servers – a new cloud infrastructure as a service product that is optimized for enhanced storage and bandwidth capacity. Storage VPS servers share the same KVM virtualization technology as Cloud VPS servers, but have some distinct features.

Storage VPS Servers are based on RAID 10 HDD storage subsystem with a custom SSD caching layer. It gives you up to 3TB HDD storage capacity with SSD storage speed that is capped at 3000 IOPS.... (continued)

January 7th 2022

We’re pleased to share the news that Vultr is now live in Warsaw, Poland. While our Warsaw cloud data center is new as of today, we’ve actually had customers based in Poland for years.

For example, ModulesGarden is a leading custom software development provider in the web hosting industry. Its CEO Konrad Keck, who resides in Rzeszów, has this to stay about Vultr:

"It’s incredibly exciting that Vultr is opening a location in Poland. We’ve used Vultr for development purposes... (continued)


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