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. Mastodon | joelhans.com | GitHub | Nurse Media

A slightly newer face for Serverwise
Updates | Sep 13, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

A slightly newer face for Serverwise

We’re believers in constant iteration, and our blog is no different. While most changes are pushed under the radar, let’s look into what’s new.

I kill every VPS I touch
Development | Sep 11, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 10 min read

I kill every VPS I touch

I am not a good sysadmin. In fact, I’m a pretty terrible one. But admitting that just might be the only way I actually remember to keep learning.

VPS beginner's guide
Tutorials | Aug 30, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 4 min read

The ultimate VPS beginner’s guide

Every sysadmin starts somewhere. Build yourself kickass LAMP-busting, reverse-proxying, self-hosting colossus with this VPS beginner’s guide.

We're joining YCombinator's 2018 Startup School!
Updates | Aug 28, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

We’re joining YCombinator’s 2018 Startup School!

SSD Nodes is a proud self-funded startup, and joining YCombinator’s 2018 Startup School gives us access knowledge and tools to help us grow even bigger.

Self-hosting Nextcloud with Docker
Self-Hosting Handbook | Aug 21, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

Self-hosting Nextcloud with Docker: Self-hosting handbook

Using Docker-Compose and the self-hosted stack from this guide, we can start self-hosting Nextcloud in minutes, and without all the sysadmin headaches.

VPS overselling: How we're doing things differently
Updates | Aug 14, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

Let’s talk about VPS overselling

We occasionally get accused of VPS overselling. That’s why we’re giving an industry-first look into our infrastructure—come see the truth for yourself.

Know nothing about server security?

Our ebook will fix that.

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Self-Hosting | Aug 10, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 21 min read

Self-hosted alternatives: Ultimate guide to cheaper SaaS

Take control your data and reduce costs by using these self-hosted alternatives with your VPS. This ultimate guide is updated regularly!