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How to Setup a Browser-Based Desktop with a Single Script

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

In August 2020, @dedipromo posted a neat script on LowEndTalk that he’d developed.  The script sets up Guacamole, Nginx, the xfce4 desktop GUI, Firefox, VNC, and Let’s Encrypt.  After running it, you can point your web browser at your VPS and access a normal Linux desktop without having to use a VNC or other remote […]

Catching Intruders With a Trip Wire: The AIDE Package

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 20, 2020 @ 9:55 am, by raindog308

Your Linux VPS lives in a hostile, dangerous world: the Internet.  Left unsecured, your system is vulnerable to compromise, which can result in lost data, incurred charges, and general unpleasantness.  You should take every precaution to secure your system, but…how will you know if someone slips through?  Blissful ignorance is dangerous. Intrusion detection systems (IDS) […]

How to install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 18, 2020 @ 7:20 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros from RackNerd, a seasoned contributor of the hosting industry for 12+ years. If you are looking for VPS hosting services – take a look at their latest offers here. Webmin is an essential tool if you want to streamline your system administration process. With Webmin, you do […]

Billing Software/Platforms for Your Hosting Business Compared

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 16, 2020 @ 4:23 am, by Jon Biloh

Billing platforms make your life easier when running a hosting business, as billing platforms are just not limited to, billing your customers, but also to provide complete automation of services. Every hosting platform has all the basic features such as order system, client area, support management through tickets, payment gateways, hosting modules and an API. […]

How to Run a TOR Node on Your VPS

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 13, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

TOR (The Onion Router) is FOSS software to allow onion routing. It is designed to defeat traffic analysis. In this tutorial, we’ll talk about the three kinds of routers you can run to contribute to the project. If you’re merely interested in using TOR, please visit the TOR home page and click “Download Tor Browser”. […]

Create Your Own Self-Hosting Mailinator With inbucket

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 12, 2020 @ 8:32 am, by raindog308

Does this sound familiar: you want to look at the content on some web site, but it requires you to sign up with your email address.  You know that if you do, you’ll be spammed continuously until you go through the chore of unsubscribing.  You’re tempted to make up a random email address, but you […]

How to Disable IPv6 on Ubuntu

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: August 6, 2020 @ 5:54 am, by Jon Biloh

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd. If you are considering a VPS hosting solution, take a look at RackNerd. RackNerd is an established brand, reputable reputation, and is a fan favorite here. Check their latest offer here. Are you looking to disable IPv6 on your Ubuntu-based server? Sometimes, it might make […]

Protect Your VPS With an Electronic Pitbull: Active Firewalls

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 1, 2020 @ 9:53 am, by raindog308

A firewall is a security tool that blocks network traffic, with many different configuration options.  For example, you could configure your firewall to block all traffic except attempts to connect to port 80 and 443 (for a web server) as well as your ssh port.  This is an example of the best practice of “blocking […]

CentOS 6 End of Life is Coming! Upgrade to a new CentOS 7 VPS Now

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 26, 2020 @ 8:52 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.  CentOS 6 will reach End of Life on November 30th, 2020. What this means is that CentOS will no longer provide bug fixes, or security patches for servers still running […]

Easy File Sharing With sshfs

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 19, 2020 @ 8:58 am, by raindog308

scp, sftp, and other protocols are useful for one-time file transfers, but what if you want to have a permanent connection that allows you to treat a remote filesystem as local? You could look at nfs, but nfs was never designed for WAN usage and requires extra protocols (IPSEC, Kerneros, etc.) to encrypt in-flight data. […]

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