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If you are a webmaster who has outgrown shared hosting and is thinking of upgrading to a VPS, these are exciting times. VPS are available at rock-bottom prices, costing as much and sometimes even less than shared costing. Of course, one must remember that the low cost is for a reason and you get what you paid for.

Still, there is nothing better than a cheap budget VPS to get a feel of what is a VPS is all about.
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ServerMania’s New SSD Cached Linux VPS Offers

ServerMania is developing a reputation for offering VPS deals that look very attractive.

Their earlier offer that attracted me was the “SSD Cached Linux VPS – 4 GB RAM”. This was available for an annual fee of $88.

I have already reviewed this VPS in this article. It works well and I have no complaints barring the fact that there is sometimes a connectivity issue with the server in New York. However, this is an ISP problem and not a VPS problem. Continue reading

My VPS Got Hacked And Was Used For A “100 Mbit Outbound DDOS Connection”

I have a VPS which is used only to send emails to about 30,000 subscribers. I have been doing so for several years. All the subscribers are double opt-in confirmed. The I. P. address is white-listed and everything works well. The VPS is used sparingly.

All of a sudden, I received an email today from the hosting company stating: Continue reading

My RamNode VPS Got Hacked

I have a 128MB VPS with RamNode which I use only for storage of backup files.

Yesterday, I got a surprising message from RamNode:

“Your VPS has been using a high CPU load for an extended period of time. Please reduce your usage to comply with our AUP and notify us once you’ve done so. We may have to reboot/ shutdown your VPS to keep the node stable.

It looks like your VPS has been compromised. Your VPS had several .fuck and other strange processes running. Please investigate.”

I immediately rushed to the VPS. Peering through FileZilla, I saw that there were at least two strange files called .Rape and .Fuck (the (.) indicates that they are hidden files) in the root folder. There was also a file called fake.config.

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