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. Mastodon | joelhans.com | GitHub | Nurse Media

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The top 5 (wrong) reasons you don’t monitor your VPS
VPS Uses | Sep 19, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 11 min read

The top 5 (wrong) reasons you don’t monitor your VPS

I’ve been using virtual private servers for more than a decade, on and off, and only now have I come to realize the importance of VPS monitoring. This change in …

VPS monitoring with NetData
Self-Hosting Handbook | Sep 18, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

Smarter VPS monitoring with NetData and Docker Compose

VPS monitoring a self-hosted stack might seem like overkill, but we want to know if and when something crashes. NetData to the rescue.

A slightly newer face for Serverwise
Updates | Sep 13, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

A slightly newer face for Serverwise

We’re believers in constant iteration, and our blog is no different. While most changes are pushed under the radar, let’s look into what’s new.

I kill every VPS I touch
Development | Sep 11, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 10 min read

I kill every VPS I touch

I am not a good sysadmin. In fact, I’m a pretty terrible one. But admitting that just might be the only way I actually remember to keep learning.

VPS beginner's guide
Tutorials | Aug 30, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 4 min read

The ultimate VPS beginner’s guide

Every sysadmin starts somewhere. Build yourself kickass LAMP-busting, reverse-proxying, self-hosting colossus with this VPS beginner’s guide.

We're joining YCombinator's 2018 Startup School!
Updates | Aug 28, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

We’re joining YCombinator’s 2018 Startup School!

SSD Nodes is a proud self-funded startup, and joining YCombinator’s 2018 Startup School gives us access knowledge and tools to help us grow even bigger.

Self-hosting Nextcloud with Docker
Self-Hosting Handbook | Aug 21, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

Self-hosting Nextcloud with Docker: Self-hosting handbook

Using Docker-Compose and the self-hosted stack from this guide, we can start self-hosting Nextcloud in minutes, and without all the sysadmin headaches.

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