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OpenVZ, Xen, and KVM – the differences, the advantages, a comparison

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 1, 2017 @ 3:28 am, by Jon Biloh

This editorial has been written by Anthony Smith from Inception Hosting. Thank you, Anthony, for your valued contribution to LowEndBox! This overview is intended to be just that, this is just the first installment and is not intended as a fine detail technical paper simply a no nonsense overview to help in your decision making. […]

How to Build Your Own Web Crawler Using an Ubuntu VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: December 24, 2016 @ 6:53 am, by Jon Biloh

If you want to learn how to build your own web crawler using a VPS, have you considered using Scrapy? In this installment of LowEndTutorials, we’ll go over the basic functions of the Scrapy web crawling app. Scrapy is an open source application that is used to extract data from websites. Its framework is developed […]

How to Setup a Shoutcast Radio VPS on Ubuntu

Tags: Date/Time: December 20, 2016 @ 6:26 am, by Jon Biloh

Have you ever wanted to use your VPS to host a Shoutcast Radio stream? In this article we will talk about how to install SHOUTcast Distributed Network Audio Server (DNAS 2.0) on your Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. Once you have SHOUTcast installed, you will be able to use media players like Winamp or Mixxx to broadcast […]

How to Self Host Images and Photos with Ubuntu VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: December 1, 2016 @ 4:09 am, by Jon Biloh

Hobbyists who look to have maximum control over the image files that they host online may look into purchasing a virtual private server. If you are looking for an alternative to Flickr, a VPS could be the perfect alternative. Several applications exist that will help you self-host your own images. Some are more basic than […]

How to Install TeamSpeak 3 on your Ubuntu VPS

Tags: , Date/Time: November 15, 2016 @ 4:56 pm, by Jon Biloh

Today, we will go over the basics of how to install a TeamSpeak 3 server on your Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. Before you install TeamSpeak 3, it is recommended that you check your VPS provider’s terms and conditions just to make sure that your TeamSpeak 3 server doesn’t violate any rules. If you are looking for […]

Using Nagios to Monitor your Virtual Private Servers

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 9, 2016 @ 5:09 pm, by Jon Biloh

Monitoring the uptime of your virtual private servers is an essential part of guaranteeing maximum uptime for your web facing assets. As a result, many VPS enthusiasts have exclusively chosen Nagios as their uptime monitoring suite. Nagios is an open source uptime monitoring app that is used extensively by server administrators all around the world. […]

How to Install LimeSurvey On Your VPS

Tags: , Date/Time: November 5, 2016 @ 4:51 pm, by Jon Biloh

LimeSurvey provides you with instant feedback from your users. When compared to services that sell survey services, hosting your own VPS to conduct online surveys could potentially save you some money. LimeSurvey is the leading free online survey app. In this article we will learn how to install LimeSurvey on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. Before […]

Hardening the Security on your New Virtual Private Server

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 1, 2016 @ 7:50 am, by Jon Biloh

Hardening the security on your VPS should be one of the first tasks you perform when buying a new VPS. As a result, we’ve provided several tips that will help you increase the security on your VPS. When you buy a VPS, your provider will likely send you a default root password for your server. […]

3 Free Control Panels for VPS Administration

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 27, 2016 @ 6:43 am, by Jon Biloh

Managing multiple websites with a control panel on your VPS can be cumbersome, time consuming and complicated. To simplify the deployment of websites and apps, you can install a control panel app that will help you manage the critical components of your VPS. Most shared hosting providers offer their own web based administration panels. One […]

How to Harden the Security of MySQL on your VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: October 22, 2016 @ 8:29 am, by Jon Biloh

Security is a critical component of any database application. Did you know that a default MySQL installation can leave your database vulnerable to cyber threats? There several different implementations of the SQL database available on Linux and UNIX systems. MySQL and MariaDB are the most popular options for deploying relational databases in server environments. In […]

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