Development | Jun 22, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

5 Lessons Factorio Taught Me About Development

Remember that any automation tool—whether it’s Ansible or Gulp or Travis CI—doesn’t have to be perfect right away. You can always tweak things later.

Development | Jun 14, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

7 Free Courses to Get You Developing Today

Web development is tough—no one just waltzes in and starts creating complex webapps. The good news is we’re swimming in free resources to learn from.

Updates | Jun 08, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 7 min read

What We’ve Learned About Running a Beta

SSD Nodes had been around for 6 years now, but we’d never run a beta—at least not on an official basis—until last month. In all honesty, that was a scary …

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 …

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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 …