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Ramdisks: Why You Might Enjoy One, Plus a Performance Puzzler

A ramdisk - or if you prefer, RAMdisk - is a method of taking a section of memory and treating it as disk.  If you think about it for a moment, the pros/cons should be obvious: RAM is much faster than even the fastest disk, so operations on the ramdisk are much faster than when using NVMe, SSD, and certainly spinning disk. However, RAM is also volatile.  If the server reboots or crashes, anything on the ramdisk is lost. R...

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Ramdisks: Why You Might Enjoy One, Plus a Performance Puzzler

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 administr...

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Have You Checked Out Our Tutorials?

How to Audit Every Command Run on Your Linux System

Periodically I've had auditors come to me and say "can you tell me what this user on this system did between such-and-such dates/times" and my answer is usually no. By default, Linux systems don't log...

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How to Audit Every  Command Run on Your Linux System

How to Setup FTP Server with VSFTPD on CentOS 8

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd - a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more. If you are looking for an affordabl...

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How to Setup FTP Server with VSFTPD on CentOS 8

How to Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on Ubuntu 20.04

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd - a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more. If you are looking for a VPS with f...

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How to Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on Ubuntu 20.04

Guide to Free Game Server Control Panels

Hosting a game server may not be easy through a terminal, though even experienced cannot handle the game servers through Command Line Interface when hosting a large number of game servers. In this cas...

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Guide to Free Game Server Control Panels

How to Use the Chattr Command in Linux

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros at RackNerd, a web hosting and infrastructure as a service provider which was recently voted #1 by the LowEndTalk community! If you are looking for a Li...

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How to Use the Chattr Command in Linux

How to Setup Replicated Highly Available SQLite with rqlite

If you need a highly available database configuration where the loss of one node doesn't result in loss of service and changes on one node are replicated to other nodes, you would probably reach for M...

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How to Setup Replicated Highly Available SQLite with rqlite

Guide to Understanding File Permissions in Linux

Since very early in its history, Unix systems have supported file and directory permissions. This security mechanism allow users to make their files private from other users, and for administrators to...

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Guide to Understanding File Permissions in Linux

How to Find Files in Linux

There's nothing more frustrating than knowing that a file exists on your system but not knowing where it is. It's like losing your car keys or misplacing your phone. Sometimes you'll have contextual c...

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How to Find Files in Linux

LowEndBoxTV: How to Find That File You Lost in Linux

I was editing it just a minute ago... Ever lose something on a filesystem? It can be tricky to move around directories tryin to find it. In this video, we shown you two ways to quickly find any file o...

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LowEndBoxTV: How to Find That File You Lost in Linux

LowEndBoxTV: Create Your Own Self-Hosted Disposable Webmail with Inbucket

Services like Mailinator allow anyone to setup disposable webmail accounts for easy filtering of disposable emails. If you are hesitant to give your email to web sites or organizations because you kno...

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LowEndBoxTV: Create Your Own Self-Hosted Disposable Webmail with Inbucket

Announcing LowEndBoxTV: The Official LowEndBox/LowEndTalk YouTube Channel!

LowEndBox is pleased to announce the launch of LowEndBoxTV, the official YouTube channel of LowEndBox and LowEndTalk! This channel will feature technical tu...

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Announcing LowEndBoxTV: The Official LowEndBox/LowEndTalk YouTube Channel!

How to Install ownCloud on a CentOS 8 VPS

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd - a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more. If you are looking for a VPS with f...

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How to Install ownCloud on a CentOS 8 VPS

Tuning MySQL 101: The Big Things to Look At

Database tuning is an art, rather than a science. I speak as someone who's worked as a professional DBA for over 15 years and is certified in multiple commercial RDBMS techologies. There is no set of...

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Tuning MySQL 101: The Big Things to Look At

Your Own Private Videoconference: Running Jitsi Meet on Your VPS

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to setup your own private, encrypted, self-hosted video conferencing solution. You'll be able to hand out a URL (and optionally a password) to people and have them...

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Your Own Private Videoconference: Running Jitsi Meet on Your VPS

Running Your Own OpenVPN VPN Server

Setting up your own OpenVPN VPN on both server and client is very easy to do.  In this tutorial, we'll walk through setting up an OpenVPN server on a VPS you own, and then configuring Windows and macO...

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Running Your Own OpenVPN VPN Server

Puffy vs. Penguin: Getting Started With OpenBSD

In this tutorial, we're going to get up and running with OpenBSD on a KVM VPS. What is OpenBSD OpenBSD is one of the three primary BSD-based operating systems. While FreeBSD focuses on x86 architectur...

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Puffy vs. Penguin: Getting Started With OpenBSD

Create Your Own Internet Radio Station With Icecast

In this tutorial we'll show you how to setup your very own Internet radio station using Icecast. Icecast is a flexible, FOSS server that allows you to stream sound and music both to and from the serve...

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Create Your Own Internet Radio Station With Icecast

How to Install and Use Redis on a Ubuntu 20.04 Server

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd - a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more. If you are looking for a VPS with f...

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How to Install and Use Redis on a Ubuntu 20.04 Server

How to Set Up SSH Keys on CentOS 8

Secure Shell, or SSH, is an encrypted protocol that is used for logging on to your remote servers. It is meant to replace the more traditional way of using a password to provide authentication. In thi...

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How to Set Up SSH Keys on CentOS 8

How to Install NGINX on a Debian 10 VPS

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd - a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more. If you are looking for a VPS with f...

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How to Install NGINX on a Debian 10 VPS

Setting Up and Maintaining a Minecraft Server

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to setup a Minecraft game server on a Debian 10 VPS. But we won't stop at just starting the server but also will cover setting it up in systemd so it automatically...

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Setting Up and Maintaining a Minecraft Server

How to Setup a Highly Available Wordpress Site From Scratch, Part 6

In this tutorial series, we are setting up a highly available Wordpress web site from scratch. Part 1 - Introduction, Considerations, and Architecture Part 2 - Setting Up the VPSes Part 3 - Setting Up...

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How to Setup a Highly Available Wordpress Site From Scratch, Part 6

5 Common Uses for a LowEndBox (Cheap VPS)

This article was contributed by Dustin B. Cisneros from RackNerd, a seasoned contributor of the hosting industry for 12+ years. Consider checking out all of the KVM offers recently posted on LwoEndBox...

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5 Common Uses for a LowEndBox (Cheap VPS)

How to Setup a Highly Available Wordpress Site From Scratch, Part 5

In this tutorial series, we are setting up a highly available Wordpress web site from scratch. Part 1 - Introduction, Considerations, and Architecture Part 2 - Setting Up the VPSes Part 3 - Setting Up...

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How to Setup a Highly Available Wordpress Site From Scratch, Part 5

How to Setup a Highly Available Wordpress Site From Scratch, Part 4

In this tutorial series, we are setting up a highly available Wordpress web site from scratch. Part 1 - Introduction, Considerations, and Architecture Part 2 - Setting Up the VPSes Part 3 - Setting Up...

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How to Setup a Highly Available Wordpress Site From Scratch, Part 4

Poll: Have you enjoyed our recent Tutorials?

Over the past year we've enhanced our efforts towards publishing high quality tutorials for common and sometimes uncommon technical problems and projects. We've covered everything from security, to Ce...

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Poll: Have you enjoyed our recent Tutorials?
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