Joel Hans

Joel Hans

Joel is equal parts tech and literature geek, and loves helping people do more in the cloud. When not working at a blank page or a Linux terminal, he's mountain biking in the mountains surrounding Tucson, Arizona.Nurse Media | GitHub | Twitter | joelhans.com

Self-Hosting && Tutorials | Apr 21, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 12 min read

Install Rocket.Chat with Docker as a Slack alternative

Affected by the recent Slack outage? Looking for a free Slack alternative? In this tutorial, you’ll set up Rocket.Chat in minutes using Docker.

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VPS Uses | Mar 30, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 13 min read

How much RAM does my VPS need?

The question that plagues more VPS buyers than any other. And while no one size fits all, there are some easy ways to determine your needs or current usage.

How to install OpenVPN
Tutorials | Mar 17, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 18 min read

How to install OpenVPN on Ubuntu 16.04

Update: August 9, 2017: For an easier and more automated method of installing OpenVPN, plus a few other VPN options, consider trying out our Streisand tutorial.

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VPS Comparison 2019: Linode vs. DigitalOcean vs. Vultr vs. SSDNodes
Comparisons | Feb 11, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 11 min read

VPS Comparison 2020: Linode vs DigitalOcean vs Vultr vs SSDNodes

Which VPS hosting provider offers the most bang for your buck? Our Linode vs. Digital Ocean vs. Vultr vs. SSD Nodes 2019 VPS comparison has the answers.

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SaaS Alternatives | Jan 01, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 14 min read

The 7 best FREE cPanel alternatives (2020 edition)

cPanel is a killer tool, but it’s not cheap. If you want the cPanel experience without the cost, try out one of these 7 free cPanel alternatives.

Tutorials | Sep 30, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 4 min read

Install GitLab on your VPS to host a repository (Tutorial)

GitLab is an open source application that offers a graphical user interface (GUI) to help manage Git repositories. It includes lots of features, such as issue tracking and easy pull …

SaaS Alternatives | Jun 04, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 12 min read

WordPress alternatives: 12 best flat file CMS

Wordpress is great, but its database can make security harder and slow down page loads. These flat-file content management systems offer an alternative.

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