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 …

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 …

Development | May 05, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 1 min read

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.

Tutorials | May 01, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 7 min read

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.

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Development | Apr 28, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 2 min read

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.