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.

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.

Updates | Apr 26, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 5 min read

What’s Next for SSD Nodes: KVM and Containers

Here at SSD Nodes, we field a lot of feature and infrastructure requests from our customers. Of them all, the most prevalent might be: “When is KVM coming? When can …

Ansible tutorial: Getting started with configuration management
Tutorials | Apr 24, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

Ansible tutorial: First steps with configuration management

In this Ansible tutorial, we’ll cover using Ansible as a configuration management tool for setting up a bare CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu server

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Development | Apr 21, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 1 min read

Quick Tip: Track Your Bash History

Sometimes, you want to look back in time and see what commands you ran in the past. Thanks to the history command built into the Linux shell, you can do …