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

cheap-wordpress-hosting
Comparisons && Self-Hosting | Sep 09, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 14 min read

The 7 Best Cheap WordPress Hosting Services Compared 2020

Finding a good host that’s optimized to best meet WordPress security and stability requirements can be hard. This is especially so if you are looking for cheap hosting, yet one …

vps-use-cases
Development && Self-Hosting | Sep 04, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 17 min read

VPS Use Cases – What Can You Do With A VPS?

Have you ever wondered what to do with your VPS (virtual private server)? Have you ever wondered what a VPS (virtual private server) can do for you? What exactly can …

what-is-github
Development | Aug 29, 2020 | By Joel Hans | 12 min read

What Is GitHub & Why Do Developers Use It? An Introduction to GitHub

GitHub is a platform that’s been very popular with the coding community recently. It’s an open-source code hosting site that helps developers store and manage their code. It offers distributed …

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 …

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 …