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

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 26, 2020 @ 8:52 am, by Jon Biloh

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 November 30th, 2020. What this means is that CentOS will no longer provide bug fixes, or security patches for servers still running […]

Best Web Hosting Control Panels after the cPanel Price Hike

Tags: , , , Date/Time: July 2, 2020 @ 12:02 pm, by Jon Biloh

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, which almost every web hosting customer has used is cPanel that is feature rich. Recently, cPanel raised their software licenses and shifted […]

How to Set Up Plex Media Server on Your Cheap VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: May 28, 2020 @ 1:24 am, by Jon Biloh

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 loved ones entertained. When it comes to software for home media systems, Plex is by far […]

How To Create a DNS Server On Debian Stretch

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am, by Liam

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 communicate with a remote computer, such as a web server, over the internet they use each others IP addresses. People […]

How to Set Up a Minecraft Server on Your VPS

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: May 27, 2019 @ 6:31 am, by Dusko Savic

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 support for plugins. In the end, you will have a Minecraft server always ready for you and your friends to play on.

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 ISPConfig 3, we’re going to take a deeper dive into what went into this article and why we’re not writing an […]

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 1

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 12, 2019 @ 9:54 am, by Ryan Flowers

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 unsuitable for a small, inexpensive VPS that you’d find here at LowEndBox.  Most likely the cPanel license will cost significantly more than […]

Configuring Virtualmin on CentOS 7 for Website Hosting: Part 2

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: April 12, 2019 @ 9:53 am, by Ryan Flowers

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 server for a low memory footprint. We’re also going to make sure we have a modern version of PHP installed […]

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 cover how to exactly go about doing this on nearly any type of Linux OS! How to add a blackhole […]

Getting your feet wet with Docker and Containers

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 10, 2017 @ 4:23 pm, by Matt Zelasko

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 purpose of this tutorial is to get your feet wet with Docker and to standardize your understanding of how Docker […]

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