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 |

VPS Uses | Apr 01, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

What Is RAID 10? (and how does it help your VPS?)

We’re proud of the RAID 10 configuration we use on our SSD-based servers because it offers both tremendous speed and maximum file redundancy. Here’s how.

New server? 29 projects and resources to get you going
VPS Uses | Mar 29, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 16 min read

New Server? 29 Projects and Resources To Get You Going

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 frenzy is done, and you’ve found yourself with a shiny new server. Here’s how to make the most of it.

An image of Warren Buffett: What Warren Buffett can teach developers about goal-setting
Development | Jan 31, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

What Warren Buffett can teach developers about their goals

The development community moves fast. Too fast. A simple strategy from a very rich man can help developers set goals and prioritize properly.

VPS Uses | Jan 03, 2019 | By Joel Hans | 11 min read

NVMe VPS vs SSD: Why Does The Upgrade Matter?

We know an NVMe VPS is fast, but how does fast actually help you as a developer? We break down the 5 biggest pluses of migrating to next-gen disks.

NVMe cloud hosting: everything you need to know
VPS Uses | Dec 11, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

NVMe Cloud Hosting: Everything You Need To Know

NVMe cloud hosting is here, and it’s already revolutionizing how developers create and deploy on the web. Here’s how and why it’s so much faster.

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?”

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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.