@Abdullah from WebHorizon reached out to me with a special offer to be posted on lowEndSpirit and I think he really nailed the idea of the lowEndSpirit with this one.

Here is some of the info regarding the offer provided by Abdullah:

AMD EPYC Powered IPv6-only VPS at too good prices (starting £1/mo monthly.) available in NYC, NL & SG.

What makes it special & worthy of LES:

  • Min. Monthly commitments (no risk of SummerHosts)
  • Fast latest generation hardware (AMD EPYC CPU, ECC ram.)
  • Excl...


UFW & Iptables not working in Debian 10

By @AnthonySmith

If you are getting an iptables related issue generally or when trying to use an OpenVPN installer script or general VPN setup and the error is similar to:

iptables-restore v1.8.4 (legacy): couldn't load match `limit':no such file or directory


iptables v1.8.2 (nf_tables): unknown option "--dport"


iptables v1.8.4 (nf_tables): unknown option "--dport"


error: couldn't determine iptables version



This quick tips post is aimed at hosts that use SolusVM and OpenVZ 7 or Virtuozzo 7.

I have probably had to answer this question around 30 times now so I thought I would make a quick blog post about it so it can be referred too by those that need it.

To build container config files solsuvm uses the file: /etc/vz/conf/ve-vswap-solus.conf-sample

The standard looks like this:

#  Copyright (C) 2000-2011, Parallels, Inc. All rights reserved.
#  This program is free software; you can redistr...


Written by: @AnthonySmith

Sometimes you want to perform the same action multiple times with a single variable, that may be a vps ID, a process ID or some other unique identifier.

Here are a few examples of how you do that with a simple script, obviously there are other ways and probably better ways to do some of these things they are simply examples to work with.

Copy files of a certain type to a server


#find i...


Creating our first LXC VPS with Proxmox VE 6.2 at SoYouStart

Contributed by @Not_Oles -- July 14, 2020


Our goal is to become a Low End hosting provider by selling virtual private servers (VPSes) created with Proxmox Virtual Environment ("PVE") on an inexpensive bare metal host server rented from SoYouStart.

In the first post in this series we successfully installed PVE Version 6.2 on a Low End SoYouStart server.

The second post in this series discussed pos...


Written By @AnthonySmith

Following the last benchmark and service test I ran on pq.hosting @Iroshan464 reached out and offered full access to a couple of idle servers he has with Server.it and Hostodo.

I took him up on the offer to test a couple more out after discussion with informed members of the community the disk test has been more refined to run mixed read/write at 50/50 to better emulate real-world performance and will be tested against 4k and 512k chunks rather than 64k....



I stumbled over Perfect Quality Hosting a while back and wrote it in my 'hosts to check out' book, I finally got around to signing up a yesterday to take a proper look.

The thing that first caught my eye was the locations they offer:

The second thing that caught my eye was that all of the plans come with unmetered bandwidth and the only thing that changes with the more expensive plans is that you get a faster uplink/port speed, from their website:

I don't plan on being 'that gu...


In this post we will be looking at running top in batch mode, looking for a string with grep, grabbing the process id's with awk and sending the process id's to be processed by another command with xargs.

For speed, I have just set up a quick VPS and installed apache.

top in batch mode

top -b -n1

This command with do as it suggests run top in batch mode with the -b switch, the -n1 tells it to run 1 time, -n5 would be 5 times.

Looking for a string with grep

We can pipe the out...


Postinstall Configuration of Proxmox VE 6.2

Contributed by @Not_Oles -- July 6, 2020


Our goal is to become a Low End Hosting Provider by selling virtual private servers (VPSes) created with Proxmox on an inexpensive bare metal host server rented from SoYouStart.

In the first post in this series we successfully installed Proxmox Virtual Environment ("PVE"), Version 6.2 on a Low End SoYouStart server.

In this post, using the Proxmox web Graphical User Interface...


Did you upgrade your VPS and it looks like the disk is still the same size? Did you migrate your VPS to another host using the method in part 1 of this easy mode series and the target disk was bigger so you want to make use of that extra space?

I will show you in a few simple methods below with examples of resize2fs and growpart and also the super simple point and click GParted.

In the following image we get a look at the disk and partition size before any changes have been made so we...