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A review of sandstorm.io

Sandstorm.io is a manager of self-hosted applications. Managers of self-hosted applications are getting a huge interest lately. Quantum Hosting® has tried sandstorm.io for you. It was installed on this server: The installation is eating all the RAM and swap file and the server is not responding during 8 minutes. Once you recover control of the… read more »

Where are the servers of Binance.com located?

Binance.com is a very controversial business: a scam for some, or the best crypto-currencies trading platform for others. But where are the servers of Binance.com located?… Their domain name gives those NS servers (as of today): They are using Amazon AWS Route 53 service! The IP addresses returned are (as of today): Those IP addresses… read more »

How to reduce your AWS bill by 20% instantly

AWS announced back in December 2020 that they have a new SSD type of drive for EBS (Elastic Block Storage) called: gp3. You can cut your EBS bill by 20% if you are currently using the gp2 type. The magnetic type still remains the cheapest. Transition is easy and without any downtime. If you have… read more »

How to remove a website from Google? And how long does it take?

When you have a private website that should not be in Google’ search results: you probably need to remove it from the index. There are two methods to remove a website: Method #1: add “noindex” on each page and wait for Google to crawl the website back! With this method: it takes 2 to 6… read more »

CloudFlare® outage: solutions and alternatives

Too big to fail does not apply in the world of servers. Regardless of your provider you need to have redundancy to achieve 100% uptime. It is all about avoiding the single point of failure. CloudFlare® is down?! It’s impossible! The outage has been a reality for many during half an hour. If you run… read more »

How to save more than US$600 per month by NOT using AWS® Transfer Family?

AWS® Transfer Family is the new service from Amazon AWS® to access S3® via FTP, FTPS and SFTP. Unfortunately the cost per month for the 3 protocols is over US$600 per month… Plus: additional upload and download costs arenot included! Do not use AWS Transfer Family! Says Quantum Hosting® There are many gateways alternative starting… read more »

The unlimited disk space web hosting scam is still alive and running

There are still a lot of webhosting providers out there offering unlimited disk space… But disk space is very costly and there is an underlying media that stores it. It simple to understand that the disk space costs are proprotional to its amount: The more disk space you use, the higher your costs are. Logic… read more »

Happy New Year 2020, and Good Bye Google!

For the start of this decade: it has been decided to remove all of our Google Cloud offers. There is a lot to say, so let’s start! Google Cloud is not user-centric: their Abuse department just deletes data of customers without prior notice (Google Team/Shared Drives). The goal of Google’s Abuse department is precisely to… read more »

VPS horror stories

Story A: Customer thinks he has found an unmetered or unlimited bandwidth VPS offer, however within less than a month: the bad VPS provider closes his account and deletes his data…for “bandwidth abuse”. Story B: Black Friday is great, with many sales everywhere. Customer signs-up and notices that the performance of the VPS are very… read more »

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