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 …
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 …
Quick Tip: Installing timestrap on CentOS 7
timestrap is a new self-hosted time tracking system—let’s take a quick walkthrough of how you can install it on a VPS running CentOS.
Tutorial: Get More From Terminals With tmux
tmux allows you to switch between several programs within a single terminal—particularly useful when working on a VPS. Let’s dive in to see how it works.
Quick Tip: Getting started with Vagrant and WordPress
If one wants to work from standard LAMP stack—Wordpress, in particular—the best advice in the past was to install MAMP or XAMPP to develop locally.