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 | Jul 28, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

How To Install Discourse On Ubuntu

In this Discourse installation guide, we’re going to walk you through the process of installing Discourse – our favorite forum software – on Ubuntu’s latest releases. Server Requirements The minimum server …

sqlite-vs-mysql-vs-postgresql
Development | Jul 14, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 46 min read

SQLite vs MySQL vs PostgreSQL – The Search For The “Best” Relational Database Management System

Relational data structures that organize data in tables of rows and columns form the basis of how most online services we use function. Although there are other data models, relational …

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Comparisons | Jul 06, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 20 min read

The Best Forum Software To Build A Thriving Online Community

Forum software in some form has been around for almost as long as the internet has. And, to this day – forums are still an incredibly powerful way to build …

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Comparisons | Jun 24, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 32 min read

The Best Blogging Platform in 2020 — WordPress vs. Squarespace vs. Ghost vs. Medium vs. Blogger

Are you planning to start your own blog but struggling to choose the right blogging platform for you? We wouldn’t be surprised, with the number of options available – it’s definitely …

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Development | Jun 18, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 7 min read

How to Flush DNS Cache on Windows, Linux, and macOS

If you’re having issues connecting to certain websites, it’s probably time to clear your DNS cache. In this post, we’ll cover exactly how to flush your DNS cache and why …

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.

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