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Full Speed and Fully Automated Ahead! Interview with LevelOneServers Leadership

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 5, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Our interview series has featured a lot of industry leaders and we continue today by talking with Ian Dunlap and Nick Morgan of LevelOneServers. In this interview, you’ll learn how LevelOneServers has grown, things they’ve done right and mistakes they’ve learned from, and why they think automation is the future of the hosting industry. You […]

LowEndBoxTV: Getting Started with Linode StackScripts

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: May 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm, by raindog308

In this video, we show you how to use StackScripts on Linode to quickly setup your VPS at deployment time. You can use StackScripts to configure the system, install software, enable services, etc. You might enjoy this video if you use another provider, as the script we demo can be used for any cheap VPS […]

Instant Reactions to Filesystem Events with inotify

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: May 20, 2021 @ 11:58 pm, by raindog308

The ability to run programs automatically is one of the great liberating powers of computers. In Unix, it’s common for users to schedule jobs using cron or at (or with systemd, timers). But what if you want to run a job not based on a schedule but rather in response to an event? Imagine you […]

Automating mysql_secure_installation in MariaDB Setup

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: April 27, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Lots of people want to automate their system setup, and this is frequently done by either using the provider’s new VM hooks to run a script at setup time or later using something like Ansible. If you are trying to automate MariaDB/MySQL installations, it’s easy enough to install MariaDB (e.g., apt-get -y mariadb-server) but you […]