Category Archives: News

Multiple low end box hosts shutting down

A list of apparently low-end hosts have suddenly announced their collective closure of their low end box hosting business. The current list of hosts that are currently known to be affected are:

  • ArkaHosting
  • SupremeVPS
  • UMaxHosting
  • Hosting73
  • HostBRZ
  • KudoHosting
  • HostedSimply
  • SnowVPS
  • DCNHost
  • ServerStrong
  • LQHosting
  • MegaZoneHosting
  • StrongHosting
  • Bigfoot Servers
  • SuperbVPS
  • x4servers
  • N3servers
  • SparkVPS

If you have any low end box with the above-mentioned hosts, please back up your data and file disputes with your payment processor as soon as possible. Some of these hosts may still be accepting new orders. Please do not order any service from them. For further news and updates, please see the discussion over here.

We would like to remind everyone that there are many unreliable hosting services online and that is why we work on providing The Whitelist. If you are looking for a reliable hosting service, please consider supporting one of the providers on this list.

New Intel ZombieLoad vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered that the latest CPUs from Intel are still vulnerable to exploits.

The Zombieload vulnerability disclosed earlier this year in May has a second variant that also works against more recent Intel processors, not just older ones, including Cascade Lake, Intel’s latest line of high-end CPUs — initially thought to have been unaffected.


Given the spate of vulnerabilities discovered even in Intel’s latest processors, if you are concerned about the security of your existing lowend box, please ask your provider if they offer AMD servers. If you intend to purchase a new lowend box or feel a need to change provider because your provider does not offer AMD servers yet, you can check with providers in The Whitelist.

We will update The Whitelist with a note next to the provider if we get information that they offer AMD servers.