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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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 …

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.

how-much-ram-vps
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.

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.

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

The 12 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.