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Setting Up An Encrypted Volume on your Ubuntu VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 16, 2016 @ 12:18 pm, by Jon Biloh

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 […]

How to Install & Configure Jabber on your VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: October 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm, by Jon Biloh

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 […]

Setting up Git for Free on a VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm, by Jon Biloh

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: Installation, Optimization and Tuning

Tags: , Date/Time: September 29, 2016 @ 3:42 pm, by SysAdmin

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.

Host your own DNS, now with 100% more ad block!

Tags: Date/Time: September 20, 2016 @ 4:26 pm, by SysAdmin

One of your essential addons for your web browsers is almost definitely some sort of ad blocker. Resources like bandwidth are a precious resource, especially when your ISP is of the many that limit it on a monthly basis. Another great benefit of having ad blocking software is that you risk a much lower chance of […]

Open Source PowerShell on Linux

Tags: , Date/Time: September 15, 2016 @ 6:52 pm, by SysAdmin

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.

How to Send SMS Messages from Your VPS using TextBelt

Tags: , Date/Time: September 8, 2016 @ 4:22 pm, by SysAdmin

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 […]

Enabling Encryption (SSL) on Apache and Nginx

Date/Time: September 6, 2016 @ 9:00 pm, by SysAdmin

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 […]

Tutorial – How to Backup your Ubuntu VPS to DropBox

Date/Time: August 29, 2016 @ 6:01 pm, by SysAdmin

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. […]

Rainbow Stream – Use Twitter From the Command Line on your VPS

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: March 30, 2016 @ 2:39 am, by Jarland Donnell

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 […]

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