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How to Verify WHMCS Licenses

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 26, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

When new provider submit offers, one of the many checks we perform is to see if their WHMCS license is valid (assuming they’re using WHMCS of course). Generally about once a month we get an offer from a provider who is using a cracked or nulled WHMCS installation.  While the WHMCS setup looks normal if […]

How to Check Out Your Dedicated Server’s Hard Drive

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 21, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

With the rise of Chia farming, many hard drives provisioned in LowEnd dedicated servers are arriving having suffered phenomenal (ab)use.  Sure, your dedi provider is usually on the hook to replace if your drive dies, but who wants to go through that kind of hassle and disruption? Here’s a quick technique for checking what state […]

How to Stiff-Arm Brutes and Protect Your Server with Fail2Ban

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

Bruce force attacks are attempts to guess common passwords by repeatedly trying to login to your server.  SSH is the most common target but FTP, IMAP, POP3, and other password-based systems can be targeted. While you, as perhaps a more sophisticated user, may choose strong passwords, your users may not.  Shared hosting servers with thousands […]

Tarsnap: Cloud Backups for the Truly Paranoid

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

Tarsnap is a cloud backup company that emphasize strong cryptography. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Colin Percival, former FreeBSD security officer. Its motto is “online backups for the truly paranoid” and Tarsnap has been in business since 2008. Tarsnap uses an open, documented cryptographic design that securely encrypts your files. The command-line client is perfect […]

How to install PHP 7.4 with Nginx and Apache on Ubuntu

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 14, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros at RackNerd, a web hosting and infrastructure as a service provider which was recently voted #1 by the LowEndTalk community! If you are looking for a Linux VPS, Ryzen VPS, Windows VPS, or shared and reseller hosting services, be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest special […]

One Folder to Rule Them All: Running Dropbox Headless on Your VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 8, 2021 @ 6:28 pm, by raindog308

Dropbox is a folder synchronization product that takes a folder (eponymously called Dropbox) and makes sure it’s identical across all devices.  This folder is also available on the web and there are robust sharing options.  Dropbox was one of the first in this space, before Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive.  They support all major operating […]

How to use CPULimit on CentOS 7

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros at RackNerd, a web hosting and infrastructure as a service provider which was recently voted #1 by the LowEndTalk community! If you are looking for a Linux VPS, Ryzen VPS, Windows VPS, or shared and reseller hosting services, be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest special […]

How to Force and Redirect HTTPS with .htaccess

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: June 30, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros at RackNerd, a web hosting and infrastructure as a service provider which was recently voted #1 by the LowEndTalk community! If you are looking for a Linux VPS, Ryzen VPS, Windows VPS, or shared and reseller hosting services, be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest special […]

How to Setup FTP Server with VSFTPD on CentOS 8

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: June 26, 2021 @ 5:03 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 an affordable hosting service, be sure to check out RackNerd. File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is a type of network protocol that lets you transfer […]

How to Install Nagios on a Ubuntu 20.04 VPS

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: June 23, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros at RackNerd, a web hosting and infrastructure as a service provider which was recently voted #1 by the LowEndTalk community! If you are looking for a Linux VPS, Ryzen VPS, Windows VPS, or shared and reseller hosting services, be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest special […]

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