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How to Install ownCloud on a CentOS 8 VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: April 13, 2021 @ 3:30 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd – a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more. If you are looking for a VPS with full root access to set up ownCloud on, be sure to review their latest LowEndBox special offers here. ownCloud is an excellent […]

Tuning MySQL 101: The Big Things to Look At

Tags: , , , Date/Time: April 9, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Database tuning is an art, rather than a science. I speak as someone who’s worked as a professional DBA for over 15 years and is certified in multiple commercial RDBMS techologies. There is no set of formulas that can be presented that work in all cases, because the data sets and workloads are too variable. […]

Your Own Private Videoconference: Running Jitsi Meet on Your VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: April 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to setup your own private, encrypted, self-hosted video conferencing solution. You’ll be able to hand out a URL (and optionally a password) to people and have them join you for a live video group chat, the same was you would using Zoom, GotoMeeting, Google Hangouts, etc. The product […]

Running Your Own OpenVPN VPN Server

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 14, 2021 @ 6:42 am, by raindog308

Setting up your own OpenVPN VPN on both server and client is very easy to do.  In this tutorial, we’ll walk through setting up an OpenVPN server on a VPS you own, and then configuring Windows and macOS to connect to it. I’ll be using a Debian 10 VPS on Linode (1GB Nanode to be […]

The Elephant in the Room: PostgreSQL 101 – Setup and How to Guide

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: March 9, 2021 @ 6:47 am, by raindog308

MariaDB and PostgreSQL are the two leading SQL databases. Both adhere to many ANSI SQL standards, but these ANSI standards don’t specify all behaviors. The SQL statement themselves (such as SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE) are the areas where they have the most commonality. Where they differ the most is in their DDL (data definition […]

Puffy vs. Penguin: Getting Started With OpenBSD

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 2, 2021 @ 5:24 am, by raindog308

In this tutorial, we’re going to get up and running with OpenBSD on a KVM VPS. What is OpenBSD OpenBSD is one of the three primary BSD-based operating systems. While FreeBSD focuses on x86 architectures and NetBSD focuses on supporting as many architectures as possible, OpenBSD focuses on security and correctness. Many popular programs have […]

Getting Started With the Dolphin: MySQL 101 – Full Setup and How to Guide

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 25, 2021 @ 6:53 am, by raindog308

MariaDB and PostgreSQL are the two leading SQL databases. Both adhere to many ANSI SQL standards, but these ANSI standards don’t specify all behaviors. The SQL statement themselves (such as SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE) are the areas where they have the most commonality. Where they differ the most is in their DDL (data definition […]

How to Fire Up WordPress in Three Commands

Tags: , , Date/Time: February 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Typically when you setup WordPress, you’ve got to do the following: Install MySQL Run mysql_secure_installation (not strictly necessary but you should!) Create the MySQL database Create the MySQL user Grant the MySQL user database privileges Install a web server such as Apache or NginX Install PHP Configure the web server to support PHP Create the […]

Create Your Own Internet Radio Station With Icecast

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 18, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to setup your very own Internet radio station using Icecast. Icecast is a flexible, FOSS server that allows you to stream sound and music both to and from the server. Streaming to the server can be done via a music playlist, live broadcast, or relay from another server. […]

How To Change RDP Port on a Windows VPS

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: February 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros from RackNerd. If you are looking for a Windows VPS, Linux VPS or even shared/reseller hosting services — be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest LowEndBox special offers here. If you ordered a Windows VPS, you may want to consider changing your RDP port to one […]

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