The Road to KVM

Posted by Joel Hans on August 17, 2017

The road to KVM (kernel-based virtual machines) hasn't been an easy one, but as of today, we've officially launched the public preview for our KVM offering. If you're interested in trying it out, check out our KVM public preview page.

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Things No One Tells You About Servers and Hosting

Posted by Joel Hans on August 15, 2017

Hosting isn't easy. There's a multitude of options to pick from, dozens upon dozens of different hosts, and it's impossible to know how much capacity you need—unless you know what you're doing or you're willing to wait and see what happens when you go live.

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Why Rebuilding ls is a Good Thing

Posted by Joel Hans on August 09, 2017

You step into a crowded room, maybe a convention center floor, or a wedding reception, or a meetup of tech professionals. Faces start to blur together. Voices crowd one another out.

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Tutorial: The Easiest VPN with Streisand and Ubuntu 16.04

Posted by Joel Hans on August 03, 2017

The furor over new legislation rising through various governments around the world that would make it easier and more profitable for ISPs to monitor user traffic has faded some, but the importance many see in protecting their browsing habits hasn't.

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Ultimate Guide: Self-Hosted Alternatives to Cloud Apps

Posted by Joel Hans on August 02, 2017

Latest change: 2017.08.02

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$0 Development Tools: Build Products Faster

Posted by Joel Hans on August 01, 2017

Developers are always looking for better ways to build their products and services, and with more and more tools and resources being made all the time, it can be hard to sort through all the chaff. We're much the same—we're constantly looking for better ways to do our frontend development here at SSD Nodes.

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Tutorial: Using Redis as Cache for Wordpress

Posted by Joel Hans on July 28, 2017

A few weeks back, we wrote about how reducing MySQL queries, and suggested that Redis was one available option for those who wanted to take their caching to the next level. Now, a quick tutorial on installing Redis and configuring Wordpress to communicate with Redis as a caching layer.

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Cheatsheet: Productivity-Boosting Bash Shortcuts

Posted by Joel Hans on July 20, 2017

The default Linux Bash shell might, at first, feel like a rather restrictive environment to work in. Many users get stuck on the inability to select text with the mouse, or having to rely heavily on the arrow keys to fix a small issue toward the end of a long command.

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7 Free New Relic Alternatives for VPS Monitoring

Posted by Joel Hans on July 11, 2017

Now that you have a VPS up and running smoothly, you want to keep in that way—or, at the very least, know if something goes wrong. Luckily, a huge variety of monitoring solutions exist to help give you a head's up if an entire server crashes, a webapp is taking too long to respond, or you're hitting your CPU limits.

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5 Self-Hosted (and Docker-Friendly) Apps I'm Installing This Weekend

Posted by Joel Hans on July 05, 2017

Perhaps the best thing about having a VPS is the ability to experiment with hosting pretty much any application out there. And by using Docker as the foundation, it gets so much easier to try something, have it fail, and then try again.

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