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

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.

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.

cpanel-alternatives
Comparisons && Self-Hosting | Jan 01, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 33 min read

The Best 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 …

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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 2020: 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).