Here at SSD Nodes, we field a lot of feature and infrastructure requests from our customers. Of them all, the most prevalent might be: "When is KVM coming? When can I run Docker?"
In last week’s blog, we talked about the basics of what configuration management (CM) is and why it could be an incredibly useful tool for you in provisioning, administering, and maintaining your servers.
Sometimes, you want to look back in time and see what commands you ran in the past. Thanks to the
history command built into the Linux shell, you can do that with ease.
Here’s a situation you might have found yourself in lately—you set up a local development environment for your new website, spent dozens of hours coding it up, only to find that when you transfer it to your VPS, it doesn’t work properly.
In March 2017, the U.S. government made significant changes to rules that dictate how ISPs can package and sell data about their customers. In the weeks since, we saw a massive new interest in virtual private networks (VPNs). While a number of paid VPN solutions exist—think of them like shared hosting—the tech media has been directing users toward setting up their own VPNs rather than relying on the security of another company.
Whether you’ve just noticed some sluggishness on your VPS or you’ve run into a situation where you’re using more than your fair share of your shared resources, there might come a time when you need to figure out which processes are taking up the most CPU/RAM.
Topics: Linux administration
In the last days of March, the U.S. government overturned rules aimed at protecting the privacy of users of internet service providers (ISP). With the rules gone, ISPs no longer need to obtain permission to sell user data. For a lot of people, that's a little scary.
rsync is an open source tool for copying and synchronizing files both locally and remotely across Unix-based systems. It's not only fast, but also smart—the tool utilizes a famous algorithm to detect the "delta" between two files or folders. This reduces the amount of data sent over the network by only transferring the pieces of files that changed.
Quick Tip: Get Your 'Ducks' in a Row
Most use cases for a VPS, like running a website, aren't all that demanding when it comes to hard drive storage space, but there are some obvious exceptions—hosting audio/video media, backups, large-scale user databases, and more.
Based on the popularity of one of our very first blogs, “What is a Virtual Private Server, and What Can it Do?”, we thought it made sense to circle back and showcase some more interesting, educational, or just plain cool things that you can do on your SSD Nodes server.