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Have You Checked Out Our Tutorials?

Sure, you come to LowEndBox to get great deals, but did you know you can also learn a thing or two here? We have over 250 tutorials we’ve published over the years on topics such as Linux VPS administration, setting up and running popular services, how to get more out of your VPS, mad scientist projects, […]

LowEndSetup: Initializing and Reinitializing Your VPS

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

If you frequently setup new VPSes or re-initialize them, you may find yourself typing the same commands over and over. There are various technologies to alleviate these hassles and get your environment consistently setup every time without all the manual work. Big Boy Solutions If you’re managing many systems, you may wish to invest in […]

Managing Your LowEndEmpire With Ansible, Part 2

Tags: , Date/Time: December 7, 2020 @ 4:39 am, by raindog308

In the previous tutorial, we walked through setting up Ansible on both the control (master) node and on target nodes.  Now let’s look at using Ansible capabilities. Writing Playbooks One cool thing about Ansible is that hosts can have various roles, and you can layer these roles. So for example you could have roles like […]

Managing Your LowEndEmpire With Ansible, Part 1

Tags: , Date/Time: November 20, 2020 @ 5:38 am, by raindog308

Ansible is an automation platform that can be used for provisioning, configuration management, and deployments. It does not require deploying an agent and is suitable to manage any system that allows SSH connections and can run Python 2.7. Ansible is very powerful for fleet management. Currently, many IT organizations espouse a “cattle not pets” or […]