ChicagoVPS – 4GB OpenVZ for $5, 8GB KVM for $20, bare-metal dedicated servers starting @ $34.95 and more!

ChicagoVPSChicagoVPS sent over a flash sale for the end of September for our readers. They are offering a 4GB OpenVZ plan for $ 5/mo, an 8GB KVM (smart/hybrid) for $ 20/mo with 100GB’s of RAID-10 protected pure SSD disk space as well as a bare-metal system starting @ $ 34.95/mo! On top of all that they are also doing a 20% off site-wide sale – additional details are posted below!

There are a few deeply discounted packages to pick from below but if you don’t see what you need they also have a site wide sale running, just use coupon code “LEBSEPT2018” for 20% off anything on their site except for some select plans, dedicated servers, domains, addons and licenses. Our OpenVZ plans may have issues supporting docker along with some newest OS’s so please plan to use KVM for that until our OVZ 7 migrations are completed along with some other infrastructure upgrades.

They accept PayPal, Credit Cards and bitcoin as forms of payment and their acceptable use policy is located here.

4GB OpenVZ Special

  • 4GB’s RAM
  • 4x vCPU
  • 80GB RAID-10 HDD
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 1 x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/Linux Templates
  • $ 5.00/mo OR $ 50.00/yr
  • [Order Now]
8GB KVM (Smart/Hybrid)*

  • 8GB’s RAM
  • 2x CPU
  • 100GB RAID-10 SSD
  • 10TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 5 x IPv4
  • Linux/Windows
  • KVM (SUPPORTS DOCKER)
  • $ 20/mo
  • [Order Now]

8GB ATOM

  • Intel ATOM C2758
  • 8GB’s RAM
  • 500GB HDD
  • 10TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 5 x IPv4
  • Linux/Windows
  • New York
  • $ 34.95/mo
  • [Order Now]
16GB X34**

  • Intel X34**
  • 16GB’s RAM
  • 500GB HDD
  • 10TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 5 x IPv4
  • Linux/Windows
  • New York
  • $ 37.95/mo
  • [Order Now]
16GB E3-1240*

  • Intel E3-1240*
  • 16GB’s RAM
  • 500GB HDD
  • 10TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps
  • 5 x IPv4
  • Linux/Windows
  • Varying Locations
  • $ 39.95/mo
  • [Order Now]


*The Intel X34** plan consists of a mix of X3430 – 50’s*
*The Intel E3-1240 plan will be provisioned with either a v1/v2/v3 processor and will be provisioned at whichever location we have the most stock in at that time*
*Smart/Hybrid Offers above are comparable to dedicated machines based on the dedicated resources provided and therefore meet our pricing guidelines*

Network information is available after the break!

ChicagoVPS has a long history in the Low End Box market serving customers for many years and has been featured a bunch of times, having first been posted on Low End Box on October 16, 2010!  The ChicagoVPS brand manager, Nick, is also an administrator, and an active user, on Low End Talk. ChicagoVPS, despite their name, actually offers service in Chicago, Dallas, Buffalo, and Los Angeles. Backups are available for an extra cost, just submit a ticket in their customer Portal.

Network information

Chicago, IL, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 66.225.198.198
Looking Glass: http://lg.chi.colocrossing.com

Dallas, TX, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 192.3.237.150
Looking Glass: http://lg.dal.colocrossing.com

Buffalo, NY, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 192.3.180.103
Looking Glass: http://lg.buf.colocrossing.com

Los Angeles, CA, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 107.175.180.6
Looking Glass: http://lg.la.colocrossing.com

LEBSEPT2018” for 20% off anything on the ChicagoVPS site except for some select plans, dedicated servers, domains, addons and licenses.

We want to hear your feedback, so if you buy please be sure to comment below!

MegaZoneHosting – New Reseller Hosting Offers including Dedicated IP from $10/annually + VPS Plans & more!

We recently heard from Brad over at MegaZoneHosting, they might be a familiar name to you as we’ve featured their offers a couple times in the past, and they’ve persistently received positive feedback from the community. Today, Brad is back with a new offer, which he sounded confident was the “The Best Value Reseller on The Planet” offer you could find out in the marketplace. We thought the offer looked pretty intriguing and wanted to share it with all, considering it included a Dedicated IP from prices starting at just $ 10 a year.

Their WHOIS is public and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept PayPal, Cryptocurrency and Credit Cards as payment methods.

Here’s what they had to say: 

“Hello LEB’ers, we are glad to be back here with some new deals! The “Best Value cPanel Reseller Hosting” from MegaZoneHosting is finally here, and it provides the perfect combination of security, SSD performance, hundreds of features, and value-packed cost for anyone looking to sell or create cPanel web hosting accounts!

Our new reseller hosting specials start from just $ 10/year, and best of all, all packages include a Dedicated IP address. Certainly, one of these packages are a perfect fit for any sized business to host their own websites, manage a portfolio of websites, resell hosting for others as a design or marketing agency, or even for those looking to start their own web hosting business.

The reseller hosting packages includes the award-winning cPanel/WHM, enterprise-grade server hardware, and everything is powered by RAID-10 SSD drives for the best performance possible.

With reseller hosting accounts, we monitor and take care of your server so you can focus on running your business – leave the infrastructure, software updates, security, backups, and uptime to us. We provide an out of the box, headache-free solution so you can focus on running your business and easily satisfy your customers. By choosing MegaZoneHosting, you will receive 24×7 access to our technical support engineers which are available to assist you every step of the way, which is far more cost-effective when compared to hiring your own team of tech gurus.

For those who are looking for root access, we also have VPS plans starting at just $ 14 per year.”

Here’s the offers: 

** ALL PLANS BELOW COME WITH A DEDICATED IP!!! **

Reseller – 20GB

  • 20GB SSD Storage
  • 1.5TB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Sub-Accounts
  • DEDICATED IP Address
  • Softaculous/Free SSL
  • cPanel/Litespeed
  • Free Migration
  • $ 10/yr
  • [ORDER]

Reseller – 200GB

  • 200GB SSD Storage
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Sub-Accounts
  • DEDICATED IP Address
  • Softaculous/Free SSL
  • cPanel/Litespeed
  • Free Migration
  • $ 21/yr
  • [ORDER]

Reseller – 750GB

  • 750GB SSD Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Sub-Accounts
  • DEDICATED IP Address
  • Softaculous/Free SSL
  • cPanel/Litespeed
  • Free Migration
  • $ 55/yr
  • [ORDER]

VPS 1.5GB

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 20GB SSD Storage
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • TUN/TAP/PPP Supported
  • $ 14/yr
  • [ORDER]

VPS 2GB

  • 2 CPU Core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 40GB SSD Storage
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • TUN/TAP/PPP Supported
  • $ 19/yr
  • [ORDER]

VPS 4GB

  • 4 CPU Core
  • 4GB RAM
  • 60GB SSD Storage
  • 5TB Bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • TUN/TAP/PPP Supported
  • $ 30/yr
  • [ORDER]

NETWORK INFO:

Chicago, Illinois, USA (VPS Hosting Datacenter)
Test IPv4: 66.225.198.198
Test file: http://66.225.198.198/1000MB.test

Buffalo, New York, USA (Shared/Reseller Hosting Datacenter)
Test IPv4: 192.3.180.103
Test file: http://192.3.180.103/1000MB.test


OpenVZ Nodes:
– Intel Xeon E3-1240v2 or greater
– 32GB RAM or greater
– 4x 1TB Samsung 860 Pro SSD’s
– LSI MegaRAID Hardware RAID10
– Dual 1Gbps uplinks
Shared & Reseller Hosting Nodes:
– Intel Xeon E3-1240v2 or greater
– 32GB RAM or greater
– 4x 1TB Samsung 860 Pro SSD’s
– LSI MegaRAID Hardware RAID10
– Dual 1Gbps uplinks

Please let us know if you have any questions/comments and enjoy!

MegaZoneHosting – New Reseller Hosting Offers w/ Dedicated IP from $12/yr & more!

Brad from MegaZoneHosting is back with another awesome offer for our readers today. They are offering Reseller Hosting based out of New York and OpenVZ based VPS hosting out of Chicago!

Their WHOIS is public and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. They accept PayPal, Cryptocurrency and Credit Cards as payment methods.

Here’s what they had to say: 

“MegaZoneHosting is a web hosting provider that goes beyond just hosting. We will not only help you achieve your overall website hosting goals, but also assure you with the confidence that you are partnered with a reliable and competent hosting provider.

All of our servers are powered by RAID-10 SSD drives, this means that you will be able to achieve maximum performance and redundancy by choosing to host on our platform. We do not use any sort of spinning or traditional drives within our production servers, and we keep all of our servers modern and up to date. We are confident that you will be very pleased with the service and speeds we have to offer you!

We are pleased to present our new Reseller Hosting specials — and exclusively available for the LowEndBox community, all of these reseller plans include a free DEDICATED IP address! We also are continuing the sale with some sweet discounts on VPS hosting. Check them out and enjoy!”

Here’s the offers: 

** ALL PLANS BELOW COME WITH A DEDICATED IP!!! **

Reseller – 30GB

  • 30GB SSD Storage
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Sub-Accounts
  • DEDICATED IP Address
  • Softaculous/Free SSL
  • cPanel/Litespeed
  • Free Migration
  • $ 12/yr
  • [ORDER]

Reseller – 200GB

  • 200GB SSD Storage
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Sub-Accounts
  • DEDICATED IP Address
  • Softaculous/Free SSL
  • cPanel/Litespeed
  • Free Migration
  • $ 21/yr
  • [ORDER]

Reseller – 500GB

  • 500GB SSD Storage
  • 10TB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Sub-Accounts
  • DEDICATED IP Address
  • Softaculous/Free SSL
  • cPanel/Litespeed
  • Free Migration
  • $ 45/yr
  • [ORDER]

VPS 1.5GB

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 20GB SSD Storage
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • TUN/TAP/PPP Supported
  • $ 14/yr
  • [ORDER]

VPS 2GB

  • 2 CPU Core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 40GB SSD Storage
  • 3TB Bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • TUN/TAP/PPP Supported
  • $ 19/yr
  • [ORDER]

VPS 4GB

  • 4 CPU Core
  • 4GB RAM
  • 60GB SSD Storage
  • 5TB Bandwidth
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • TUN/TAP/PPP Supported
  • $ 30/yr
  • [ORDER]

NETWORK INFO:

Chicago, Illinois, USA (VPS Hosting Datacenter)
Test IPv4: 66.225.198.198
Test file: http://66.225.198.198/1000MB.test

Buffalo, New York, USA (Shared/Reseller Hosting Datacenter)
Test IPv4: 192.3.180.103
Test file: http://192.3.180.103/1000MB.test


OpenVZ Nodes:
– Intel Xeon E3-1240v2 or greater
– 32GB RAM or greater
– 4x 1TB Samsung 860 Pro SSD’s
– LSI MegaRAID Hardware RAID10
– Dual 1Gbps uplinks
Shared & Reseller Hosting Nodes:
– Intel Xeon E3-1240v2 or greater
– 32GB RAM or greater
– 4x 1TB Samsung 860 Pro SSD’s
– LSI MegaRAID Hardware RAID10
– Dual 1Gbps uplinks

Please let us know if you have any questions/comments and enjoy!

Do Pathfinder Witches have a dedicated Patron spell slot?

In Pathfinder, do Witches have a Patron spell slot?

APG pg 70, under “Patron Spells” says:

At 2nd level, and every two levels thereafter, a witch’s patron adds new spells to a witch’s list of spells known. These spells are also automatically added to the list of spells stored by the familiar.

pg 69, under “Witch’s Familiar”, at “Store Spells”, states:

Starting at 1st level, a witch’s familiar stores all of the spells that the witch knows. This does not allow the familiar to cast these spells or use spell-trigger or spell completion magic items. Starting at 2nd level, and every two levels thereafter, a witch’s familiar adds new bonus spells to the witch’s spell list based on her patron.

The first quote, from pg 70 states twice that the witch learns the spell – it is both “add[ed] to [the] list of spells known” and “added to the list of spells stored by the familiar”, while pg 69 seems to state that spells stored by the familiar are the spells known.

pg 65, under “Class Features”, then “Spells” states:

A witch can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. Her base daily spell allotment is given on Table 2-10. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Intelligence score (see Table 1-3 of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook).

This is weak evidence though, as pg 39 of the CRB states much the same – no mention of domain slots, which are listed on pg 40-41 of the CRB:

A cleric gains one domain spell slot for each level of cleric spell she can cast, from 1st on up. Each day, a cleric can prepare one of the spells from her two domains in that slot. If a domain spell is not on the cleric spell list, a cleric can prepare it only in her domain spell slot. Domain spells cannot be used to cast and spells spontaneously.

There appears to be no evidence that Witches have a special patron (analogous to domain) spell slot. However, the Witch “Prepared Spells” page from Dyslexic Character Sheets clearly shows a patron spell slot with a “+1” by it, and “Spellcasting for Pathfinder Autosheet v6” lists it as a standard “Bonus Spells” option.

Note that I am not asking about spell slot levels occupied by patron spells, as in these questions:

  • https://paizo.com/threads/rzs2pbr4?Spell-levels-for-winter-patron-witches
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder_RPG/comments/299539/witch_patron_spell_slots/
  • Clarification on the witch, known spells, patron spells and bonus spells per level (TLDR point 4 is close, but specifies spells known, and the answer appropriately confines itself to the question).