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VPS Uses | Oct 12, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 11 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.

Self-Hosting | Oct 03, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 14 min read

Guide: What the heck is self-hosting?

Self-hosting your own web apps is freeing, but one that few understand. Let’s walk through what it is, how it works, and how you can get started.

Development | Sep 12, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 14 min read

The Equifax fiasco: Here’s what devs need to learn

You might have heard about the massive Equifax data breach from September 2017, but have you thought about what it means for VPS security?

Tutorials | Sep 07, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 10 min read

Tutorial: A More Secure Ansible Playbook, Part 2

Using Ansible we can create a highly secure VPS in a matter of minutes. Let’s walk through iptables, fail2ban, and unattended security upgrades.

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Comparisons | Sep 05, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

VPS comparison: RamNode vs. OVH vs. HostUS vs. Dediserve vs. SSD Nodes

In our last VPS comparison post, we looked at some of the biggest companies in the virtual private server (VPS) space—Vultr, Digital Ocean, and Linode—and toss in our own specifications …

Tutorials | Aug 31, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 14 min read

Ansible playbook for a more secure 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.

SaaS Alternatives | Aug 29, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

10 flat-file content managers to help ditch WordPress

Wordpress is great, but its database can make security harder and slow down page loads. These flat-file content management systems offer an alternative.