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

Self-hosting handbook: docker-compose tutorial
Self-Hosting Handbook | Jul 03, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 21 min read

Self-hosting handbook: A docker-compose tutorial

Master a complex Docker infrastructure with a docker-compose tutorial that’s both simple and powerful. Build an SSL-backed reverse proxy in minutes.

Self-hosting guide
Self-Hosting Handbook | Jun 19, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 13 min read

Self-hosting with Docker: The definitive handbook

Learn how to create and configure a self-hosting infrastructure with Docker and docker-compose, Let’s Encrypt SSL, and near-infinite customization.

Migrating, mirroring, and self-hosting as alternatives to Microsoft's GitHub.
Self-Hosting | Jun 04, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

How to avoid Microsoft’s GitHub takeover

Now that Microsoft has taken over GitHub, it’s not as easy to forecast the company’s new long-term direction. Here are some strategies you can implement today to reduce your reliance …

Updates | May 29, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

Being more than a blinking cursor on a distant server

Some companies build trust through what they say, and others build trust through what others say about them.

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SSH two-factor authentication
Tutorials | May 25, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 10 min read

SSH two-factor authentication: How to enable on your VPS

Easily enable SSH two-factor authentication to ensure that would-be attackers can’t easily access your VPS. Combine with SSH keys for even more security.

A stack of coins.
SaaS Alternatives && Self-Hosting && VPS Uses | May 22, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

5 simple ways to get a return on your VPS investment

For those of you who want something tangible in return for your VPS investment, how does at least $62.38/mo sound? Replace your paid SaaS apps with free alternatives and get …

Updates | May 15, 2018 | By Joel Hans | 31 min read

Fear and control: SSD Nodes’ CEO on 7 years in business

Our friend and colleague Joe Dager sat down with Matt Connor, the founder and CEO of SSD Nodes, about making it to 7 years with the business.

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