A few weeks ago, Matt Connor, the CEO of SSD Nodes, and I stumbled across a number that impressed even us: since the beginning of 2016, SSD Nodes has grown its user base by 2100%.
It's the question that plagues would-be VPS buyers more than any other, save for which operating system to use, perhaps. Or which provider to go with in the first place.
Have an email account you log into every day? A to-do app? Maybe you have a folder in the cloud where you store and synchronize your files?
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Let’s say you’re a part of a burgeoning new blockchain startup, and an initial coin offering (ICO) is on the horizon. Your company is doing all the right advertising, doing the Slack thing, making the right connections, and the website is up-and-running. You’re ready for the big day.
It's almost impossible to have not heard of the massive Equifax data breach that was announced last week, but in short: the credit reporting agency was breached by hackers, who walked away with as many as 143 million Social Security numbers, names, and addresses. For Americans, this is nothing short of catastrophic.
Last week, we started building out a more sophisticated Ansible provision playbook. We made it as far as hardening SSH with a few simple-but-logical edits to
/etc/ssh/sshd_config, but there's still plenty more that we can do to improve the playbook's immediate functionality.
In our last VPS comparison post, we looked at some of the biggest companies in the virtual private server (VPS) space—Vultr, Digital Ocean, and Linode—and toss in our own specifications for good measure.
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These are all applications that can be run using your SSD Nodes VPS for full control of your data, more customization, and reduced cost—great for startups, or anyone looking to keep costs low!
All of these options are open source and free to use.
In our last Ansible tutorial, we covered the basics in Ansible's method of configuration management, which can help you get new servers set up faster and with more reliability. The Ansible playbook that we created there was rather basic, so I thought it was about time to build a more complex playbook that supports more security out of the box while not sacrificing in being able to access the server in the usual ways.
Wordpress might be the most popular way to host a website—blog or not—but it's not the only way. Because Wordpress depends on a MySQL database to store information about posts, pages, users, and comments, the technical overhead to keep things running smoothly is a little more complex than plain 'ol HTML and CSS. Having a database is another opportunity for failure, another potential attack vector, and constantly pinging a database can slow down popular websites, forcing administrators to rely on caching.