When suddenly Hetzner..

.. the runner in the hosting industry is and every Webmaster messes up because possibilities arise which nobody would never have thought. Hetzner started last year to expand their bandwidth offer. The bandwidth was on a dedicated 1000mbps connection for actually all of their dedicated servers. However, they were still limited to 20TB per month until almost the end of 2018. When you exceeded 20TB, the connection was throttled.

Hetzner decided, how it also came to lift the whole limitation of the bandwidth. Now there is unlimited bandwidth for almost all dedicated Hetzner servers. On LowEndTalk the topic was hotly discussed and the users did not hesitate to create the first memes.

hetzner memes

The interesting thing about the whole thing is that after Hetzner increased the bandwidth, OVH went straight along with it. There was suddenly double bandwidth at OVH and that’s exactly what revived the whole community and webmaster scene. Hetzner offers more and more servers where you just can’t look away and have to buy them. That’s why many users keep saying “RIP wallet” with offers from Hetzner. Exactly for these reasons there are the memes for Hetzner.

You are forced to buy servers from Hetzner because they are simply good and cheap and there is no competitor. However, there is a problem for webmasters from the file sharing scene. The server locations are in Germany (Germany is not a lucrative location for file sharers). That makes the whole again interesting. Hetzner was abused again and again by Warez, streaming or even Warez Linking websites because their offers are simply unbeatable. That reminds me of the story from Kino.to. After the whole Kino.to gang was blown up and arrested, new stuff came from the background of the whole crew and website. Kino.to was like any other streaming site a concept where the streams were only linked and forwarded to

where are the competitors for hetzner?

streaming providers. At that time there were providers like Freakshare, Bitshare, Duckload and the one provider called Archiv.to.

Archiv.to was actually a stream hoster that had all the storage servers at Hetzner. One employee had close contact with the Archiv.to operators, who were actually also the operators of Kino.to. They had agreed on a deal where everyone saw a profitable business. With the arrests at Kino.to such stories came into the net that might have been true or false.

However, we hope that Hetzner will continue to be so cool and bring offers that will burn the bank accounts of his loyal customers again and again.

Wi.to? What now?

Many knew the former Wi.to. For more than five years, the site has been a victim of projects that were put on ice due to lack of experience and wrong approach. The domain is currently used as an image host for me privately. Through ShareX I create screenshots or GIFs which I link here or just need privately to show or send pictures.

Wi.to was a successful imagehoster last year. With over 3 million picture uploads it was one of the most popular imagehosters on the net. The sad story developed after the summer last year when Wi.to was completely censored by internet service providers in India. The traffic originated 60% from India where we could cover the whole server costs. This censorship was caused by child pornographic content that was discovered too late to be completely deleted from the server. The funny thing about this story was that although there was a contact form on the site, this content was never reported. Despite trying to contact the internet service providers in India, we were not able to unblock the site due to this court order.


private layer inc

By the two-digit .to domain it makes the site so unique to do anything at all with it. At the moment, however, it is simply used privately by me and this will also remain so. At the moment the main page leads to a filehoster of a colleague I know very well and I would like to support.

The site ran completely on Chevereto software and was slightly modified. The servers were all located at Private Layer Inc. This gave us more flexibility with reported images where we could react accordingly. This would never have been possible with server locations like Germany.

Users were warned before the site was shut down that the site would be removed from the net and we could not finance it due to circumstances.