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Check Your Vultr Bandwidth Before This Happens! We Make It Easy

Understanding how bandwidth on Vultr is complicated. Let's go over how it works, and then how to avoid overages.

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Check Your Vultr Bandwidth Before This Happens!  We Make It Easy

Irritation Removed: You Do Everything As Root And Hate Manually Removing Sudo From Copy-Paste Commands

You don't use sudo, but you're constantly coming across commands that are prefixed with sudo. Tired of having to first edit them to remove the sudo? We have a one-time solution for you.

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Irritation Removed: You Do Everything As Root And Hate Manually Removing Sudo From Copy-Paste Commands

NOW() vs. SYSDATE() in MySQL/MariaDB: What's the Difference? Watch Out for This Gotcha!

Recently I read a long article about the difference between SYSDATE() and CURRENT_DATE() in Oracle databases.  It reminded me that I once researched the difference between NOW() and SYSDATE() in MySQL.  These functions seem very similar, and for many (most?) uses, you'd be hard-pressed to observe a difference.  But they're not exactly the same.  Here's a quick guide on which to use when.

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NOW() vs. SYSDATE() in MySQL/MariaDB: What's the Difference?  Watch Out for This Gotcha!

ACTION REQUIRED: Prepare Your DMARC Policy for Gmail & Yahoo 2024 Requirements!

Did you know that Gmail and Yahoo are enforcing new sending rules effective February 2024? It’s important for you to adapt and review quickly, to ensure your emails will be able to continue to reach your customers, considering that these email services are commonly used email services by customers to this day.

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ACTION REQUIRED: Prepare Your DMARC Policy for Gmail & Yahoo 2024 Requirements!

Raspberry Pi Photo Frame: The Major Slideshow Options + Thermal Monitoring Script

I've been hacking on my Raspberry Pi this week, and today I'd like to share my experiences with a variety of Linux slideshow programs. We'll also take a look at monitoring the Pi's temperature.

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Raspberry Pi Photo Frame: The Major Slideshow Options + Thermal Monitoring Script

How to Turn Off the HDMI Monitor on Your Raspberry Pi 5. It's Not As Easy as You Might Think

The answer is not tvservice, cec-client, or vcgencmd. Let's explore the fast-changing world of Raspberry Pi display commands.

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How to Turn Off the HDMI Monitor on Your Raspberry Pi 5.  It's Not As Easy as You Might Think

How to Backup Your DirectAdmin Reseller Automatically Even If You Don't Have Shell Access

If you've been following my journey with Directadmin, I signed up for a DirectAdmin reseller account with Silicom Network. They perform backups, but I'd like my own backups. How can I automate them, including MySQL, when I don't have a shell account?

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How to Backup Your DirectAdmin Reseller Automatically Even If You Don't Have Shell Access

Gettings Started with DirectAdmin on Silicom Network, Part 2: Wordpress Installed!

Last time we got signed up with a Silicom Network reseller account. Now let's get SSL configured and setup Wordpress.

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Gettings Started with DirectAdmin on Silicom Network, Part 2: Wordpress Installed!

Gettings Started with DirectAdmin on Silicom Network, Part 1: Signup and Setup

I signed up for one of Silicom Network's lifetime reseller accounts. Let's go through setup and start getting familiar with DirectAdmin.

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Gettings Started with DirectAdmin on Silicom Network, Part 1: Signup and Setup

Running LowEnd on HighEnd: Running FreeDOS on a MacBook M1 (Apple Silicon) with QEMU

Want to run FreeDOS on your Apple Silicon Mac? Took me a bit of research to figure out how to get it going via QEMU. Here's my recipe...so I can find it in a few years when I've forgotten how to do it.

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Running LowEnd on HighEnd: Running FreeDOS on a MacBook M1 (Apple Silicon) with QEMU

How to List Unseeded Torrents on Your PulsedMedia Shared Seedbox

rtorrent's web UI is pleasant to use, but often fails to correctly remove torrents. Over time, this can lead to a build-up of torrents that need to be cleaned out manually. Here's a quick script to help you fix the problem and reclaim wasted space.

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How to List Unseeded Torrents on Your PulsedMedia Shared Seedbox

How To Configure Proxmox To Automatically Backup Your Virtual Machines Remotely (Proxmox Backup Server Tutorial)

Does it really matter if your Proxmox server catches on fire if you have a disaster recovery plan and automatically back it up anyways? Your data is precious. Back it up. Here's how...

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How To Configure Proxmox To Automatically Backup Your Virtual Machines Remotely (Proxmox Backup Server Tutorial)

Of All the Note-Taking Apps, Only One has a Full-Featured Terminal App. And It's Free.

We created a popular video on LowEndBoxTV comparing popular note-taking solutions such as Obsidian, OneNote, etc.  You night choose one or the other based on different features.  But there's one feature you might consider that we didn't cover: can you run it in a terminal?

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Of All the Note-Taking Apps, Only One has a Full-Featured Terminal App.  And It's Free.

How Much CPU Do You Really Need for that Plex Server?

Speccing out a box to use for Plex? Consider how much CPU you need for transcoding...unless you're talking about 4K.

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How Much CPU Do You Really Need for that Plex Server?

Turbo-Charge Your Linux Shell With These Easy Tricks!

Recently I had some folks watching my shared screen and they were constantly saying "oh, that was cool, I didn't know you could do that in the shell". Here's some shell tricks I showed them.

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Turbo-Charge Your Linux Shell With These Easy Tricks!

How to Self-Host Your Own Email for Less Than $3/Mo… and Get Your Emails Delivered!

Self-hosting email doesn't have to end in you purchasing yet another email hosting subscription. There's a better way -- let us show you. Matter of fact, let us show you how to self-host your email for less than $3/mo, in three simple steps.

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How to Self-Host Your Own Email for Less Than $3/Mo… and Get Your Emails Delivered!

How to Update Debian Automatically: No Muss, No Fuss, Not At All Sus

Your Debian system is probably already doing security upgrades automatically. It's trivial to extend that to the entire system so your system is always up to date. We'll show you how.

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How to Update Debian Automatically: No Muss, No Fuss, Not At All Sus

How To Get ChatGPT To Write Your LowEndTalk Offer Thread

ChatGPT is everywhere and is a powerful tool for generating or enhancing your online content. Why not use it to spruce up your LowEndTalk offer post? In other news, I really want to buy a FoxyBoxes VPS.

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How To Get ChatGPT To Write Your LowEndTalk Offer Thread

What the Heck is a Looking Glass, Anyway?

What is that "Looking Glass" thing we see in provider offers? We explain and show some examples of use featuring Smarthost's new servicer location in Toronto, Ontario.

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What the Heck is a Looking Glass, Anyway?

How to Whitelist an IP in Cloudflare (WAF)

I have a confession: sometimes I write LowEndBox tutorials so I can find them when I google the question in the future. Case in point: whitelisting an IP in Cloudflare's WAF. Now I'll always be able to find my notes for this procedure.

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How to Whitelist an IP in Cloudflare (WAF)

pfSense: Yes, You Should Use Auto Config Backup and Here's the Right Settings

For a lot of network devices, their entire configuration amounts to only a few megabytes' worth of data. But what a pain if you lose those megabytes! Fortunately, protecting your pfSense firewall is easy, secure, off-site, and FREE!

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pfSense: Yes, You Should Use Auto Config Backup and Here's the Right Settings

How I Upgraded Proxmox 7 to 8 Without a Hitch: Part 2, the Upgrade

Yesterday I walked through backing up Proxmox VMs and config to a Synology NAS. Today we take the plunge to upgrade from 7.0 -> 7.4 -> 8.0.

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How I Upgraded Proxmox 7 to 8 Without a Hitch: Part 2, the Upgrade

How I Upgraded Proxmox 7 to 8 Without a Hitch: Part 1, the Backing Up

I use Proxmox for my VM hypervisor at home. Recently I went through the steps to upgrade from Proxmox 7 to Proxmox 8. In part one of this two-parter, we'll get all the VMs backed up and prepare for the upgrade.

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How I Upgraded Proxmox 7 to 8 Without a Hitch: Part 1, the Backing Up

Just Published: My Powerball Results Checker Script

I have a bad gambling habit. I buy Powerball tickets. Since I'm too lazy to check results, I wrote a script to do it for me, and it's up on GitHub now.

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Just Published: My Powerball Results Checker Script

How to Create and Display QR Codes From Shell Scripts

QR codes are easy to generate from shell scripts, and you can output them in a variety of formats, including not only images such as PNG but as terminal characters that you can view in your shell session.

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How to Create and Display QR Codes From Shell Scripts

PGP Encryption: What’s It Used For? How Do You Use It?

PGP emerged from the encryption wars of the 1990s. It's still one of the world's encryption and privacy management products. SirFoxy takes us for a deep dive into this important piece of software.

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PGP Encryption: What’s It Used For? How Do You Use It?

How to Query Your Wordpress Database Without Using SQL (How I Listed All Posts in a Category in a Custom Format)

Recently I wanted to get a list of all the tutorials we'd published on LowEndBox. Going through the Wordpress dashboard was way too much work, and so was trying to craft a SQL query. Using Wordpress's own code was so much easier.

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How to Query Your Wordpress Database Without Using SQL (How I Listed All Posts in a Category in a Custom Format)

How To Host Your WordPress Website for Entirely Free for Life

Free WordPress site, even a free domain. This isn't clickbait! SirFoxy will walk you through it from start to finish.

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How To Host Your WordPress Website for Entirely Free for Life
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