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Wanted: LEB Tutorial Suggestions


Hello all! As you may have noticed, we haven’t posted a tutorial in quite some time. As it turns out, finding good help is difficult. The good news is that we’ve found someone and he’s working on some new content that I’m sure some of you will find useful.

I also wanted to quick open it up and see if there was anything that you’d like to see written. Something you’re stuck on or just don’t have time to figure out – or even something you’ve already found elsewhere that’s outdated.

Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below and thanks in advance!


  1. Tomaz:

    Finding good help is difficult? Rubbish.

    You just don’t have the budget for it. I heard you wanted to pay $10 per article and sometimes didn’t even pay writers.

    August 1, 2017 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
    • cheapwebdev:

      I wonder who is still looking for backpay by copying another article from the internet and expecting compensation?

      August 1, 2017 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
    • Matt Zelasko:

      You heard wrong, pal. Are you proud of this contribution?

      August 2, 2017 @ 9:48 am | Reply
    • Alfonso C. Betancort:

      If you heard, means you don’t know or don’t have the b…ls to step forward, so It’s either heresay or you’re have committed plagiarism and are afraid of being fingered out.

      August 11, 2017 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
  2. cheapwebdev:

    A few ideas for the broader community to utilize their unused and numerous LEBs:
    1. FOLDING – How to GIVE BACK with all the money you wasted on idling servers
    2. Setting up a remote macbook for Mac to set up with Time Machine (for those not so low-end dedi servers sitting around)
    3. How to set up a minecraft server

    August 1, 2017 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
  3. Jarry:

    I’d like to see here tutorials that are not published zillion times elsewhere, and go a little deeper into topic. For example some filtering-guide: The best I know is iptables-tutorial published on “frozentux”, but it is not maintained anymore (the last update 10 years ago). Moreover, there are nftables now…

    August 2, 2017 @ 3:08 am | Reply
    • The problem with many topics such as IPTables is that there are Linux blog sites that cover these topics already. That is more specific to Linus than it is as a topic for a VPS or hosted servers providers site.

      A topic might be “How to decide on a VPS provider”. “How much trouble is it to try a low-cost service and then migrate if the service is unsatisfactory”. “How to scale low-end box services – using cloud service platforms such as Cloudmin/Virtualmin”, “How to set up round-robin/backed-up DNS to multiple/cloud VPS”.

      The virtualization platforms such as KVM and Virtuozzo have improved and can be used in conjunction with cloud services from Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba and others to provide redundancy and higher capacity at low cost. That extends the vision for LEBs to be both a starting point, testing ground, and also a part of a scalable cloud platform that has lower costs than using the typical cloud service providers such as Amazon.

      August 12, 2017 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
  4. How to optimize WordPress with free &/or paid plugins?

    August 2, 2017 @ 7:42 am | Reply
  5. Mr Noddles:

    An “Air Time” internet broadcast install on a Centos or other server.

    August 2, 2017 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
  6. Mate:

    Docker for Dummies

    August 3, 2017 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
  7. A initial setup guide on how to secure web server with up to date practices.

    August 4, 2017 @ 7:49 am | Reply
  8. Nikc256:

    1 – How to set up a failover server.
    2 – How to use a home laptop as server.
    3 – How to serve users from different countries using different server (example: a server for USA visitors, and a server for UK visitors), having the servers synchronized.

    August 4, 2017 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  9. Gordon Stevens:

    NodeJS on a somewhat-low-end box, with postgresql, php, react.
    other interesting stacks:
    MEAN (mondodb, express, angular, nodejs)
    PEAN (postgresql, express, angular, nodejs).

    The idea is to use various stacks for portfolios, or the other use-case is for prototyping.

    August 4, 2017 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
    • Gordon Stevens:

      also comments about bare requirements for each stack would be beneficial.

      August 4, 2017 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
  10. mhk:

    How to make a VPN tunnel with ipsec running pure debian, meaning installing from the official repos.

    August 8, 2017 @ 1:12 am | Reply
  11. Milkboy:

    How about less known proxy / vpn setup, which is more censorship / GFW of CN resistant, like:
    – shadowsocks or v2ray
    – stealthVPN
    – etc

    its hard to find on google for an up to date installation and setup.

    i use shadowsocks and due to simple documentation, i had to use trial and error to get it running the way i want.

    P.S. unrelated suggestion, please add a “>$1/m” or “>$15/yr” tags/ or category to your post. its easier for those, like me, who often need to look for cheap VPSs often

    August 9, 2017 @ 2:33 am | Reply
  12. Migration, sslh and similar tools for access

    August 20, 2017 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
  13. John:

    – Nextcloud on CentOS 7
    – Extending partition sizes with additional of hard drive (i.e. when adding another drive to your server, how to utilise that drive)
    – Bitwarden
    – More hardening tips, perhaps an advanced article
    – Setting up a remote/virtual MacOS system

    December 5, 2017 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  14. Hello,

    Please post articles about performance benchmarks, its like mysql vs mariaDB on 1GB ram vps etc.

    Because we need to buy many boxes to do it.


    March 17, 2018 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  15. Case studies of performance tests of different VPS providers

    May 23, 2018 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
  16. djs:

    How to setup a mail server with webmail access

    April 29, 2019 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

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