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

Checklist: 12 tips for smarter server maintenance
Development | Dec 05, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 17 min read

Checklist: 12 tips for smarter server maintenance

We hear this question all the time: “How do I maintain my VPS once it’s up and running?”

The ultimate dictionary for server terms you should know
Development | Nov 20, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 10 min read

The ultimate dictionary for essential server terms

The terminology around servers changes all the time, and it’s hard to keep track of. Enter the ultimate dictionary to server terms you should know.

Roadmap: Evergreen skills for working with servers
Development | Nov 07, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

Roadmap: Evergreen skills for working with servers

Which skills for working with servers will still be relevant 20 or 30 years from now? Our roadmap to evergreen skills will guide you into our server future.

21 tips for new server users
Development | Oct 31, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 17 min read

21 tips for new server users from a self-taught ‘sysadmin’

You’re figuring out cd, ls, and all the other basics, and maybe you’re starting to feel a little overwhelmed. If so, these server tips are for you.

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Tutorials | | By Joel Hans | 14 min read

Ansible security playbook for your VPS (part 1)

In this step-by-step Ansible tutorial, let’s build a playbook that creates a new user, installs some packages, and hardens SSH from attack.

Bad server habits
Development | Oct 16, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

10 bad server habits you need to fix

We all make mistakes or take shortcuts from time to time, but if you’re dealing with servers on a regular basis, cleaning up your act has the potential to save …

One-line wise: one-liners from and for smart devs and admins
Updates | Oct 11, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

One-line wise: A new tool for sneaky terminal commands

One-line wise, a new tool developed in-house, is an interactive list of our favorite terminal one-liners, from the invaluable to the downright quirky.