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. …
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.
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 …
9 Tips for Maintaining Your VPS
We hear this question all the time: “How do I maintain my VPS once it’s up and running?”
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.
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 …
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 …