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

digitalocean-alternatives
Comparisons | Aug 18, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 17 min read

DigitalOcean Alternatives: Better & More Affordable Hosting

For many years, DigitalOcean has been a favorite among developers when it comes to hosting web apps and projects. Having started back in 2011, it started seeing a more significant …

install-discourse
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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best-forum-software
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 …

best-blogging-platforms
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 …

flush-dns-cache
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 …

Updates | Apr 29, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Now Available at SSD Nodes!

Hey everyone! We’re excited to announce that as of this weekend Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is available to all SSD Nodes customers. You can either select it as your distro when …