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How to Install Mattermost (Free Slack Alternative)

This tutorial was contributed by Dustin Cisneros from RackNerd. If you are looking for a VPS, be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest special offers here. They’re also perfect for running Mattermost on! Mattermost is a free Slack alternative – it’s open source, and self hosted! You can host your own Mattermost server within a Linux VPS from a VPS provider, such as one featured right here on LowEndBox! In this tutorial...

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How to Install Mattermost (Free Slack Alternative)

What the Heck is a NAT VPS, Anyway?

Stay tuned for a post in a few hours with a fantastic NAT VPS offer! For some time, it was the norm to get an IPv4 when you rented a VM.  One VM = 1 IPv4 and life was simple. Then humans kept breeding...

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What the Heck is a NAT VPS, Anyway?

How To Check ECC Memory On A Hetzner Dedicated Server

Recently we've been discussing getting started on a new VPS or dedicated server. Specific topics have included updating the operating system and configuring ssh, running a yabs benchmark, and checking...

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How To Check ECC Memory On A Hetzner Dedicated Server

Commifying Numbers in Linux: Not as Easy as it Looks

Today I had a need to process large numbers of PostgreSQL database tables and report how many rows were in each.  Once I had that information, I needed to do some additional math on this data and then...

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Commifying Numbers in Linux: Not as Easy as it Looks

How To Fix A CertBot CAA Error Blaming Your Nameservers

This post discusses how to resolve a possible Certbot error. Certbot can fail to install a Let's Encrypt certificate when the certificate is requested for a subdomain in situations where a DNS Certifi...

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How To Fix A CertBot CAA Error Blaming Your Nameservers

How To Check Hard Drives On A Hetzner Dedicated Server

Recently we posted How To Begin On Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server. That post discussed our first steps on a new server, including updating the operating system and configuring sshd. Next we posted a...

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How To Check Hard Drives On A Hetzner Dedicated Server

Updating A Free Udemy Bootstrap Course On Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Low End Box recently published A Beginner’s Quick Glance At Two Of Udemy’s Free Courses! The second of the two Udemy courses discussed in that post was Create a Members Only Blog using PHP, MySQL,...

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Updating A Free Udemy Bootstrap Course On Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Using Free Dynamic DNS with afraid.org

Sometimes when I'm on the road, I want to connect to something at home.  To do that, I need to know my home IP, which changes periodically.  There are a couple ways I could accomplish this, but the me...

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Using Free Dynamic DNS with afraid.org

BackBlaze B2 with rclone for Effortless Cheap Cloud Backups!

I've been a fan of BackBlaze's B2 cloud storage service for a long time.  The pricing is great and very straightforward: $.005 per GB per month, and $.01 per GB to download. I use B2 for my cloud back...

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BackBlaze B2 with rclone for Effortless Cheap Cloud Backups!

How To Use YABS To Check Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server

Enjoy this YABS workout from Tom!  Sorry, couldn't resist the pun.  I should have.  --raindog308 Benching With Yabs Hello again from sunny Sonora! Recently I wrote about How To Begin On Your New VPS O...

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How To Use YABS To Check Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server

How To Begin On Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server

Introduction Hello from sunny Sonora! This morning I was delighted to receive an email from Hetzner telling me that my new AX41-NVMe server was provisioned with Debian and ready to go! This post discu...

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How To Begin On Your New VPS Or Dedicated Server

A Beginner's Quick Glance At Two Of Udemy's Free Courses!

Udemy recently has been featured both here on Low End Box and on Low End Talk. Also, on September 20, 2021, Low End Box previously featured Low End Talk's Udemy thread. Low End Talk's Udemy thread has...

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A Beginner's Quick Glance At Two Of Udemy's Free Courses!

Fix Gmail Deliverability Problems Inexpensively With Migadu!

Remember when you could just fire off an email and be sure it'd arrive?  Me, neither, it's been so long.  Email deliverability is a real hassle here in the 21st century...thanks for this look at one s...

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Fix Gmail Deliverability Problems Inexpensively With Migadu!

Four Step VPS Webserver: Debian, Apache, Certbot, And Let's Encrypt!

For some reason, I can never remember these certbot commands.  Bookmarked!  --raindog308 Introduction Debian, Apache, Certbot, and Let's Encrypt are frequently used for websites. A problem for beginne...

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Four Step VPS Webserver: Debian, Apache, Certbot, And Let's Encrypt!

Faster, Easier Proxmox Install On A Hetzner Dedicated Server!

Last night, in a moment of sudden Low End Inspiration, I grabbed a Hetzner Auction Server! It's been awhile since I had a server at Hetzner. I wanted something for a few new projects. I haven't decide...

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Faster, Easier Proxmox Install On A Hetzner Dedicated Server!

You've Procrastinated Handle Your Gmail Legacy and Now It's June. Here's a Painless 15-Second Step-by-Step to Get on With Life

When Gmail got going, they allowed people to setup email with custom domains, so naturally all of you did. Then they took that feature away and said if you want that, you have to pay, but legacy accou...

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You've Procrastinated Handle Your Gmail Legacy and Now It's June.  Here's a Painless 15-Second Step-by-Step to Get on With Life

More Home Made Qemu KVM Recipes! — Give Each VM Its Own IP Address!

  Previously we made KVM VPses with Qemu's default slirp networking. This time we will set up networking with Qemu so each Virtual Machine can have its own IP address. With slirp, we didn't have...

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More Home Made Qemu KVM Recipes! — Give Each VM Its Own IP Address!

Save that Image as...JPG? PNG? GIF? HEIC? WEBP? Which do I Want and When?

Go to any random web page and look at the source and you'll see a variety of image file formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF, and WEBP.  As a viewer, you don't care because your browser renders all of the...

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Save that Image as...JPG?  PNG?  GIF?  HEIC?  WEBP?  Which do I Want and When?

Change Geolocation Without A VPN! Debian VPS + Tinyproxy + SwitchyOmega On A Chromebook!

Life Is Good In Mexico! Everything about visiting Mexico has been wonderful! The people here are very kind, very friendly, and completely welcoming. The food is great, and life is peaceful. I have onl...

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Change Geolocation Without A VPN! Debian VPS + Tinyproxy + SwitchyOmega On A Chromebook!

Fast And Easy Install Of Plan 9 From Bell Labs On Any Linux Distribution!

Editorial Comment: Grrrrr...thanks a lot, TOM! Now you've given me yet another useless hobby.  -- raindog308 Almost everybody knows that Unix was developed at Bell Labs and that Linux and many other c...

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Fast And Easy Install Of Plan 9 From Bell Labs On Any Linux Distribution!

Cheap VPS? Cheap VM? Cheap Cloud? What's the Difference?

Many readers from the LowEnd community will see this headline and say "well of course, traditional VPS is ___ and cloud is ___ and it's so obvious."  However, our mission here at LowEndBox is to evang...

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Cheap VPS?  Cheap VM?  Cheap Cloud?  What's the Difference?

Implement a Plugin Architecture in Python with Only Two Lines of Code!

I've been doing a ton of Python coding lately and one thing I've really appreciated is how easy it is to implement a plugin system. When would you use this?  If you're shipping code, you may want to i...

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Implement a Plugin Architecture in Python with Only Two Lines of Code!

Route48.org -- Free IPv4 To IPv6 Tunnel Broker Service Plus Much More!

Route48's Free Tunnel Broker Service Route48.org provides free IPv4 to IPv6 tunnel broker service as well as many additional services via a well designed, fast, and easy to use web interface. Route48...

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Route48.org -- Free IPv4 To IPv6 Tunnel Broker Service Plus Much More!

Microsoft Paid Me $400 to Use Bing. They'll Pay You, Too!

Microsoft's Bing search engine launched in 2009 and has been a distant number two to mighty Google.  One might say that Google is the Microsoft of search engines and Microsoft is the Apple...well, if...

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Microsoft Paid Me $400 to Use Bing.  They'll Pay You, Too!

Three Quick And Easy Home Made Qemu KVM VPS Recipes! -- Bake Them Yourself On Almost Any Linux Distribution!

Introduction You easily can launch your own additional KVM VPSes on your own existing Linux machine! Do you want to try a different Linux distribution? Or try a different setup of your favorite distri...

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Three Quick And Easy Home Made Qemu KVM VPS Recipes! -- Bake Them Yourself On Almost Any Linux Distribution!

Guest Post: Webhosting Affiliate Residual Income by RackNerd - Affiliates vs Resellers Explained

Continuing our Opinion-Editorial and Guest Article Series, today we are talking with Dustin B. Cisneros of RackNerd regarding the differences between an affiliate program and being a hosting reseller....

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Guest Post: Webhosting Affiliate Residual Income by RackNerd - Affiliates vs Resellers Explained

Binary Docker For CapRover Web Installs On Any Linux Distribution!

Introduction A recent Low End Box Editorial asked whether CapRover and the rise of one-click web installs has made Linux distributions obsolete. The above linked Editorial discussed similarities betwe...

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Binary Docker For CapRover Web Installs On Any Linux Distribution!

Config Files are Trivial: Python's configparser Module

As you can probably tell by this being the second Python article this weekend, I've been doing a bit of Python coding, both at work and at home.  It's a pleasant language to work in, and one of Python...

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Config Files are Trivial: Python's configparser Module
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