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

Development | Aug 02, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

$0 Development Tools: Build Products Faster

We do a ton of frontend development here at SSD Nodes, which means we’re always looking for more (free/open source) tools to use. Here’s some favorites.

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Tutorials | Jul 28, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 4 min read

Redis Cache For Speeding Up Your WordPress Website

A quick tutorial on installing Redis and configuring Wordpress to communicate with Redis as a caching layer.

Development | Jul 21, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

Cheatsheet: Productivity-boosting Bash shortcuts

The default Linux Bash shell might, at first, feel like a rather restrictive environment to work in. Many users get stuck on the inability to select text with the mouse, …

SaaS Alternatives && VPS Uses | Jul 11, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 11 min read

7 free New Relic alternatives for VPS monitoring

Try out one of the many New Relic alternatives to monitor your VPS and identify issues, receive alerts, or look at comprehensive dashboards—all for free!

VPS Uses | Jul 05, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 7 min read

5 self-hosted, Docker-Friendly apps to install this weekend

Perhaps the best thing about having a VPS is the ability to experiment with hosting pretty much any application out there. And by using Docker as the foundation, it gets …

Tutorials | Jul 03, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

Using Portainer To Manage Your Docker Containers Easily

Docker makes the task of managing VPS a lot easier, but Portainer takes it a step further. View real-time data and administer via an easy web interface.

Tutorials | Jun 26, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 14 min read

Tutorial: Speeding Up MySQL Without Using the CPU

We recently had a user ask us a relatively simple question: How do I speed up my MySQL query performance without just relying on the CPU?