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How to Build Your Own Web Crawler Using an Ubuntu VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: December 24, 2016 @ 6:53 am, by Jon Biloh

If you want to learn how to build your own web crawler using a VPS, have you considered using Scrapy? In this installment of LowEndTutorials, we’ll go over the basic functions of the Scrapy web crawling app. Scrapy is an open source application that is used to extract data from websites. Its framework is developed […]

How to Self Host Images and Photos with Ubuntu VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: December 1, 2016 @ 4:09 am, by Jon Biloh

Hobbyists who look to have maximum control over the image files that they host online may look into purchasing a virtual private server. If you are looking for an alternative to Flickr, a VPS could be the perfect alternative. Several applications exist that will help you self-host your own images. Some are more basic than […]

Setting Up An Encrypted Volume on your Ubuntu VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 16, 2016 @ 12:18 pm, by Jon Biloh

Developers commonly use virtual private servers to build applications for their clients. Securing the data stored on your VPS can help protect against the accidental exposure of your data in case of a breach. Linux distros such as Ubuntu can assist you in creating an encrypted volume on your VPS. Best of all, this can […]

Rainbow Stream – Use Twitter From the Command Line on your VPS

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: March 30, 2016 @ 2:39 am, by Jarland Donnell

Twitter’s versatile platform makes it easy for people to stay up to date on the latest information and news. Did you know that Twitter’s API can be rapidly configured to integrate directly into almost any app? Using Rainbow Stream, you can setup your VPS to view, post or read Twitter messages using the command line […]

How to Configure Ubuntu VPS for Automatic Security Updates

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: February 27, 2016 @ 6:56 pm, by Jarland Donnell

Security risks are discovered each and every day. How can you know that your VPS is protected against the latest threats? One of the best methods of keeping your server safe is to implement automatic updates within Ubuntu. At first glance, this could seem like a difficult task. If you have several virtual private servers […]

How to Migrate a Hosted Server in 5 Easy Steps with Rsync

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: January 25, 2016 @ 4:56 am, by Jarland Donnell

In order to migrate the files on a VPS box from one provider to another, one of the best solutions for the job is to use a tool called Rsync. Let’s take a closer look at Rsync and see how it can help you rapidly move virtual private servers from one provider to another.

Implementing Mumble on Your Debian/Ubuntu Low End Server

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 12, 2016 @ 9:55 pm, by Jarland Donnell

Mumble is a high-quality, low-latency voice chat app that was primarily developed for those in the gaming community. If you’ve got a spare low end server, you could consider implementing Mumble to facilitate voice chats with those that you invite to connect to your server. There’s several reason you may want to implement the Mumble […]

Mail Enable Websites Hosted on Your Ubuntu VPS with Postfix

Tags: , , , Date/Time: January 4, 2016 @ 5:22 am, by Jarland Donnell

In order to enable your website to send e-mails, you will need to install additional components to facilitate this service. On your Linux VPS, many system administrators choose Postfix.

Using a Ubuntu/Debian VPS to Establish Anonymous SSH sessions with TOR

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: December 26, 2015 @ 11:30 pm, by Jarland Donnell

Perhaps you’ve wanted to set up a virtual private server (VPS) to anonymize HTTP traffic on the TOR network. OpenSSH would be the first solution that admins would turn to, given the fact that OpenSSH is the de facto tool used utilize to encrypt connections on a VPS. A bigger question remains: How do you […]