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

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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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Comparisons | Jun 03, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

VPS Comparison 2019: Hetzner vs Vultr vs SSDNodes

In the Hetzner vs. Vultr vs. SSD Nodes battle, who wins on long-term pricing and features? Who has the best data center hardware, security and networking?

Tutorials | May 01, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 11 min read

Back up your files with rsync and a VPS

With rsync and a VPS with some spare disk space, you can set up an automated backup system to ensure your important local files are safe(r).

Getting started with Docker
Tutorials | | By Joel Hans | 15 min read

Getting started with Docker on your VPS (Tutorial)

Getting started with Docker on your VPS is pretty straightforward, and once you’re set up via this tutorial, it’s like you’ve “leveled up” in DevOps.

Record and share your Linux terminal wizardry with two simple tools
Development | Apr 25, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

Record and share your Linux terminal wizardry with two simple tools

Your Linux terminal creations deserve to see the world. Using two simple tools we’ll record your commands and convert them into small vectorized SVG files!

Ansible tutorial: Getting started with configuration management
Tutorials | Apr 24, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

Getting started with Ansible for configuration management (Tutorial)

In this Ansible tutorial, we’ll cover using Ansible as a configuration management tool for setting up a bare CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu server

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