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How To Move Your Site To Oracle Cloud Free Tier With scp(1)

Recently I wanted to take advantage of Oracle's Free Tier to serve my Low End website for free. By moving to Oracle Free Tier, I now save the $5 per month which was paying for the VPS on which my site had been running. A few days ago, Low End Box published the story of how I set up Caddy server on Oracle Free Tier. After installing Caddy in an Oracle Free Tier instance, the next step was moving my site's files from the ol...

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How To Move Your Site To Oracle Cloud Free Tier With scp(1)

How To Install Caddy Web Server On Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Back in March, LEB published Asking the Oracle, "Is 'Always Free' the future of the Low End?" The March article pointed out one of the main features of Oracle Cloud Free Tier: no credit card is requir...

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How To Install Caddy Web Server On Oracle Cloud Free Tier

What You Need to Know About Buying A Hetzner Auction Server

It's like eBay for cheap dedicated servers!

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What You Need to Know About Buying A Hetzner Auction Server

What Happens When Your Site's DNS Goes Down?

SPOILER ALERT: It isn't pretty. When DNS becomes unreachable your website will experience downtime. Read more to see what I learned after a recent 9 hour outage to one of my websites.

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What Happens When Your Site's DNS Goes Down?

LowEndBox BUSTED for Dealing in Mind Expanding Substances

And you thought Silk Road was bad.This place is a cess pool of consciousness expanders, horizon growers, and barely legal performance-enhancing skill boosters.

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LowEndBox BUSTED for Dealing in Mind Expanding Substances

Drop Dead Simple: One-Clause Handling of NGINX + Certbot + HTTP Basic Auth!

This is a quick tutorial on setting up NGINX with Certbot when you're using HTTP Basic Authentication. HBA is what you see if you set parameters like this in a location:        auth_basic  "some arbit...

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Drop Dead Simple: One-Clause Handling of NGINX + Certbot + HTTP Basic Auth!

How to Install Odoo (Because Odoo Won't Tell You)

Odoo is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with a freemium model. If you are running an organization, you could use Odoo to handle all your accounting, inventory, CRM, invoicing, etc.  It's...

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How to Install Odoo (Because Odoo Won't Tell You)

More On Installing And Configuring Certbun For Use With Apache

It's true - I'm a Porkbun fan.  Nicest interface I've found and they have either great or at least reasonable pricing.  They're one of the more popular registrars in our community. --raindog308 Hello!...

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More On Installing And Configuring Certbun For Use With Apache

Use Arc Forum Or Anarki To Make Your Own Hacker News!

Back in March @Not_Oles invited people from Low End Box to join a study group for MIT's Operating System Engineering course, which is available for free online. Just recently, a group of fifteen actua...

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Use Arc Forum Or Anarki To Make Your Own Hacker News!

Certbun, An Easier Alternative To Certbot, From Porkbun

Low End Box and @Not_Oles thank Porkbun and Eddie Barksdale for providing this guest post about Certbun, Porkbun's alternative to Certbot. "Why should I use Certbun rather than Certbot," you ask? @Not...

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Certbun, An Easier Alternative To Certbot, From Porkbun

How to Install Mattermost (Free Slack Alternative)

This tutorial was contributed by Dustin Cisneros from RackNerd. If you are looking for a VPS, be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest special offers here. They’re also perfect for running Mattermo...

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How to Install Mattermost (Free Slack Alternative)

What the Heck is a NAT VPS, Anyway?

Stay tuned for a post in a few hours with a fantastic NAT VPS offer! For some time, it was the norm to get an IPv4 when you rented a VM.  One VM = 1 IPv4 and life was simple. Then humans kept breeding...

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What the Heck is a NAT VPS, Anyway?

How To Check ECC Memory On A Hetzner Dedicated Server

Recently we've been discussing getting started on a new VPS or dedicated server. Specific topics have included updating the operating system and configuring ssh, running a yabs benchmark, and checking...

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How To Check ECC Memory On A Hetzner Dedicated Server

Commifying Numbers in Linux: Not as Easy as it Looks

Today I had a need to process large numbers of PostgreSQL database tables and report how many rows were in each.  Once I had that information, I needed to do some additional math on this data and then...

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Commifying Numbers in Linux: Not as Easy as it Looks

How To Fix A CertBot CAA Error Blaming Your Nameservers

This post discusses how to resolve a possible Certbot error. Certbot can fail to install a Let's Encrypt certificate when the certificate is requested for a subdomain in situations where a DNS Certifi...

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How To Fix A CertBot CAA Error Blaming Your Nameservers

How To Check Hard Drives On A Hetzner Dedicated Server

Recently we posted How To Begin On Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server. That post discussed our first steps on a new server, including updating the operating system and configuring sshd. Next we posted a...

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How To Check Hard Drives On A Hetzner Dedicated Server

Updating A Free Udemy Bootstrap Course On Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Low End Box recently published A Beginner’s Quick Glance At Two Of Udemy’s Free Courses! The second of the two Udemy courses discussed in that post was Create a Members Only Blog using PHP, MySQL,...

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Updating A Free Udemy Bootstrap Course On Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Using Free Dynamic DNS with afraid.org

Sometimes when I'm on the road, I want to connect to something at home.  To do that, I need to know my home IP, which changes periodically.  There are a couple ways I could accomplish this, but the me...

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Using Free Dynamic DNS with afraid.org

BackBlaze B2 with rclone for Effortless Cheap Cloud Backups!

I've been a fan of BackBlaze's B2 cloud storage service for a long time.  The pricing is great and very straightforward: $.005 per GB per month, and $.01 per GB to download. I use B2 for my cloud back...

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BackBlaze B2 with rclone for Effortless Cheap Cloud Backups!

How To Use YABS To Check Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server

Enjoy this YABS workout from Tom!  Sorry, couldn't resist the pun.  I should have.  --raindog308 Benching With Yabs Hello again from sunny Sonora! Recently I wrote about How To Begin On Your New VPS O...

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How To Use YABS To Check Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server

How To Begin On Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server

Introduction Hello from sunny Sonora! This morning I was delighted to receive an email from Hetzner telling me that my new AX41-NVMe server was provisioned with Debian and ready to go! This post discu...

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How To Begin On Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server

A Beginner's Quick Glance At Two Of Udemy's Free Courses!

Udemy recently has been featured both here on Low End Box and on Low End Talk. Also, on September 20, 2021, Low End Box previously featured Low End Talk's Udemy thread. Low End Talk's Udemy thread has...

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A Beginner's Quick Glance At Two Of Udemy's Free Courses!

Fix Gmail Deliverability Problems Inexpensively With Migadu!

Remember when you could just fire off an email and be sure it'd arrive?  Me, neither, it's been so long.  Email deliverability is a real hassle here in the 21st century...thanks for this look at one s...

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Fix Gmail Deliverability Problems Inexpensively With Migadu!

Four Step VPS Webserver: Debian, Apache, Certbot, And Let's Encrypt!

For some reason, I can never remember these certbot commands.  Bookmarked!  --raindog308 Introduction Debian, Apache, Certbot, and Let's Encrypt are frequently used for websites. A problem for beginne...

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Four Step VPS Webserver: Debian, Apache, Certbot, And Let's Encrypt!

Faster, Easier Proxmox Install On A Hetzner Dedicated Server!

Last night, in a moment of sudden Low End Inspiration, I grabbed a Hetzner Auction Server! It's been awhile since I had a server at Hetzner. I wanted something for a few new projects. I haven't decide...

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Faster, Easier Proxmox Install On A Hetzner Dedicated Server!

You've Procrastinated Handle Your Gmail Legacy and Now It's June. Here's a Painless 15-Second Step-by-Step to Get on With Life

When Gmail got going, they allowed people to setup email with custom domains, so naturally all of you did. Then they took that feature away and said if you want that, you have to pay, but legacy accou...

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You've Procrastinated Handle Your Gmail Legacy and Now It's June.  Here's a Painless 15-Second Step-by-Step to Get on With Life

More Home Made Qemu KVM Recipes! — Give Each VM Its Own IP Address!

  Previously we made KVM VPses with Qemu's default slirp networking. This time we will set up networking with Qemu so each Virtual Machine can have its own IP address. With slirp, we didn't have...

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More Home Made Qemu KVM Recipes! — Give Each VM Its Own IP Address!

Save that Image as...JPG? PNG? GIF? HEIC? WEBP? Which do I Want and When?

Go to any random web page and look at the source and you'll see a variety of image file formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF, and WEBP.  As a viewer, you don't care because your browser renders all of the...

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Save that Image as...JPG?  PNG?  GIF?  HEIC?  WEBP?  Which do I Want and When?
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