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Guest Post: Top Five Reasons Why Most Businesses Either Fail or Stay Stagnant by Dustin B. Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd

Continuing our Guest Article Series, today we are talking with Dustin B. Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd, about why businesses either fail or stay stagnant, and how you can avoid that for your own business. Recently, in the hosting industry, I’ve noticed that there have been some providers who were doing very well for a period of time, quickly fall down the ranks. As an actual example, there have been several providers who were...

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Guest Post: Top Five Reasons Why Most Businesses Either Fail or Stay Stagnant by Dustin B. Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd

How To Compile The 3 Items Needed To Begin MIT’s Free Xv6 Online Operating System Course!

In a previous post I invited folks to join me in auditing MIT's Free Online Operating System Course. This post outlines what I have done to get ready to run MIT's teaching operating system, Xv6, on my...

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How To Compile The 3 Items Needed To Begin MIT’s Free Xv6 Online Operating System Course!

Invitation To Join Me For MIT's Free Online Operating System Course!

Did you ever have something you wanted to do for a long time but never actually started? Maybe something that seemed too big or too difficult? For a long time I've wanted to take MIT's Operating Syste...

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Invitation To Join Me For MIT's Free Online Operating System Course!

Have You Seen the LowEndBoxTV YouTube Channel?

Have you checked out the LowEndBoxTV YouTube channel lately?  We launched in May of this year and six months later we've to a wealth of content for you: Many tutorials on everything from creating your...

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Have You Seen the LowEndBoxTV YouTube Channel?

How To Change RDP Port on a Windows VPS

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros from RackNerd. If you are looking for a Windows VPS, Linux VPS or even shared/reseller hosting services -- be sure to take a look at RackNerd’s latest L...

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How To Change RDP Port on a Windows VPS

CentOS 6 End of Life is Coming! Upgrade to a new CentOS 7 VPS Now

This article was contributed by the folks at RackNerd - a provider of shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, DRaaS, colocation, and more.  CentOS 6 will reach End of Life on...

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CentOS 6 End of Life is Coming! Upgrade to a new CentOS 7 VPS Now

Best Web Hosting Control Panels after the cPanel Price Hike

Web Hosting Control Panels play a very important role in shared hosting as it provides easy management of web hosting, databases, DNS configuration and mail box. One of the most common control panel,...

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Best Web Hosting Control Panels after the cPanel Price Hike

How to Set Up Plex Media Server on Your Cheap VPS

With a huge portion of the world's population told to stay home, many people are looking for ways to fill the time. Setting up a home media server might be a great idea and help keep you and your love...

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How to Set Up Plex Media Server on Your Cheap VPS

How To Create a DNS Server On Debian Stretch

The DNS or Domain Name System is the distributed database that allows zone records, such as IP addresses, to be associated with domain names. When a computer, such as your laptop or phone, needs to co...

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How To Create a DNS Server On Debian Stretch

How to Set Up a Minecraft Server on Your VPS

This tutorial will show you how to set up and configure your own Minecraft server on a VPS. We will be installing SpigotMC, a highly optimized Minecraft server, written in Java, with integrated suppor...

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How to Set Up a Minecraft Server on Your VPS

Installing ISPConfig3 on CentOS 7… or Not

Welcome to another LowEndBox tutorial- sort of. What started out as a tutorial for installing ISPConfig 3 on CentOS 7 has taken a drastic turn. Instead of telling you about how you can install ISPConf...

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Installing ISPConfig3 on CentOS 7… or Not

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 1

In the professional Linux web hosting world, cPanel rules as king. That's not necessarily a bad thing! cPanel is rich in features and is for the most part stable and reliable. But it's also completely...

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Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 1

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 2

In Part 1 of our tutorial, we installed Virtualmin on CentOS 7 and did some basic configuration. In this second half, we're going to dive deep into the Linux configuration files to optimize our new se...

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Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 2

Linux Blackhole Tutorial - Adding and Removing A Null Route

In the world of systems administration, having the commands to add or remove a blackhole / nullroute a host or problematic IP address can be very useful. So in this simple, yet useful tutorial, we'll...

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Linux Blackhole Tutorial - Adding and Removing A Null Route

Getting your feet wet with Docker and Containers

If you're in the cloud or datacenter space, chances are you've been hearing about the term "containers" and "Docker" non-stop for the past few years. Ever stop and wonder what this is all about? The p...

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Getting your feet wet with Docker and Containers

How​ ​to​ ​Quickly​ ​Bind​ ​an​ ​IP​ ​Range​ ​to​ ​your​ ​CentOS​ ​Server

In this short, yet informative tutorial, we will be showing you how you can quickly bind a range of IPv4 addresses to your CentOS server. This also works with any RedHat based system, including Fedora...

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How​ ​to​ ​Quickly​ ​Bind​ ​an​ ​IP​ ​Range​ ​to​ ​your​ ​CentOS​ ​Server

MariaDB: Installation, Optimization and Tuning

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...

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MariaDB: Installation, Optimization and Tuning

How to properly background a process in Linux

If you're like me, you find yourself running processes every now and then that don't have init scripts and simply remain active in your session. One common example of that would be a Minecraft server...

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How to properly background a process in Linux

How to Rapidly Install Java, OpenJDK & Oracle JDK on your VPS

Perhaps you're using a Low End Box to host a game or some type of application that requires the Java Runtime Environment. Perhaps you'd like to use your VPS as a dev environment for your Java app? Whi...

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How to Rapidly Install Java, OpenJDK & Oracle JDK on your VPS

Start Selling Online: Install Magento using SSH

Black Friday and the shopping season are quickly descending upon us. Why not put your Low End Box to work for you? Installing the Magento Shopping Cart app using SSH is a painless install. Needless to...

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Start Selling Online: Install Magento using SSH

Setting Up Your VPS as a Squid Proxy Server

Looking for a proxy server app that can be rapidly deployed on Linux? Installing Squid on your low end box can provide your organization with a robust proxy server that can facilitate a secure Interne...

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Setting Up Your VPS as a Squid Proxy Server

MySQL on CentOS 7 (MariaDB)

Welcome back to yet another tutorial in the CentOS 7 series! This time I will (again) continue where I left of last time, with the installation of PHP (specifically, PHP-FPM). The last tutorials are a...

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MySQL on CentOS 7 (MariaDB)

PHP on CentOS 7 (PHP-FPM)

Welcome back! This week's tutorial will focus on installing PHP on CentOS 7 and will continue were I left off last time: with the installation of NGINX. The last tutorial is a prerequisite for this on...

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PHP on CentOS 7 (PHP-FPM)

NGINX on CentOS 7

  Welcome back for another tutorial! This time I'm going to show you how to get started with NGINX on CentOS 7. CentOS 7 has been out for quite a while now, but it's not become a standard quite yet. S...

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NGINX on CentOS 7

Server monitoring with Icinga 2 - Part 2: the node (Ubuntu host)

It's been a long, long wait! But it's finally here, the second part of the Icinga 2 tutorial that I've promised a while ago. Last time, we set up an Icinga 2 server to which we are now going to add a...

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Server monitoring with Icinga 2 - Part 2: the node (Ubuntu host)

Server monitoring with Icinga 2 - Part 1: the server (Ubuntu host)

Nagios has, for a long time, been the defacto standard tool for server monitoring. These day that's surprising, as Nagios' visible development has been quite slow over the past years and new solutions...

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Server monitoring with Icinga 2 - Part 1: the server (Ubuntu host)

Tutorial - OpenVPN for internal-ip only virtual machine hosts

Welcome to another tutorial! This time I will be showing you a neat trick to get OpenVPN working within a larger subnet used for an Ethernet bridge. Say what now? Let me explain. I had the following i...

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Tutorial - OpenVPN for internal-ip only virtual machine hosts

Tutorial – The LowEndCluster – Part 4

It's time for the fourth and final part in the LowEndCluster series, a series of tutorials aimed at effectively using LowEndSpirit or very budget/low-resource boxes to create a redundant cluster hosti...

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Tutorial – The LowEndCluster – Part 4
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