Developers commonly use virtual private servers to build applications for their clients. Securing the data stored on your VPS can help protect against the accidental exposure of your data in case of a breach. Linux distros such as Ubuntu can assist you in creating an encrypted volume on your VPS. Best of all, this can […]
There’s a variety of reasons as to why you may want to turn your VPS into a private instant messaging server. Regardless of your motivations, we’ve compiled a guide that will help you understand the basics of installing, operating and managing a VPS running Jabber, a popular instant messaging platform. The Background of Jabber Before […]
Have you thought about setting up your own private Git server on a spare VPS? Thanks to the popularity of services like GitHub, Git has become very widespread among the developer community. You don’t have to use a service like GitHub to enjoy the benefits of git. It is open source and available to everyone. […]
MariaDB is forked from MySQL, MariaDB has been known to be a drop-in replacement that brings enhancements and performance optimizations over MySQL. This tutorial will show you how to install, optimize and tune on your server-side.
PowerShell is now open source, and available for Linux and Mac. You can download official packages from Microsoft for the 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and Mac OS X 10.11. In this article we will discuss how install and use Powershell on Ubuntu 16.04.
Have you been looking for a way to send SMS messages from your virtual private server (VPS)? With the help of the TextBelt app, you can do just that. TextBelt is a project created by Ian Webster that is available through open source on GitHub. It uses a REST API that sends outgoing SMS messages […]
Encrypting the connections to your website will help you keep your customer’s data safe and secure. Without encryption, a malicious actor could sniff the connection of your users and intercept the packets in transit. The Secured Socket Layer (SSL) prevents data from being intercepted between the client and the server. Here are some of the […]
Automatically backing up files from a VPS to your DropBox account is simpler than you might think. When you configure your VPS to automatically send backups to your DropBox storage account, you can be assured that critical files on your VPS are backed up in a cloud data center that features multiple levels of redundancy. […]
Twitter’s versatile platform makes it easy for people to stay up to date on the latest information and news. Did you know that Twitter’s API can be rapidly configured to integrate directly into almost any app? Using Rainbow Stream, you can setup your VPS to view, post or read Twitter messages using the command line […]