How to use Docker and Nginx to host multiple websites
Tutorials | Jun 05, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

Host multiple websites on one VPS with Docker and Nginx

Docker is an excellent tool for running multiple services on a single VPS without them interfering with each other—for example, one website built on Wordpress and another built on Ghost. …

SaaS Alternatives && VPS Uses | May 31, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 7 min read

Five cool (and impractical) things to do with Docker

Docker is a wildly flexible, wildly fun piece of software. Here’s some of our favorite uses for Docker and a VPS, like using Minecraft for sysadmin tasks.

Tutorials | May 22, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 11 min read

Tutorial: VPS Security Audits Using Lynis

We’ve written in the past about general security-focused steps you can take to protect your VPS, such as enabling SSH authentication or general server maintenance, but there comes a time …

Development | May 17, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

9 Tips for Maintaining Your VPS

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Remote Linux desktop on your VPS with SSH and VNC
Tutorials | May 15, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 7 min read

Remote Linux desktop on your VPS with SSH and VNC

While you usually connect to your VPS via a terminal, you can also connect to a remote Linux desktop via SSH or VNC to run desktop GUI apps.

Development | May 12, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 2 min read

Diagnosing your server’s internet issues with traceroute

The traceroute command, available on all Linux and OS X machines (or tracert on Windows), gives deep insight into how a packet travels from one location to another across the …

VPS Uses | May 10, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

6 reasons data centers make better hosts than desktops

Many of those just dipping their toes into hosting web services, or trying to learn at a young age, tend to ask what seems like a rather benign question: “Why …