It's almost impossible to have not heard of the massive Equifax data breach that was announced last week, but in short: the credit reporting agency was breached by hackers, who walked away with as many as 143 million Social Security numbers, names, and addresses. For Americans, this is nothing short of catastrophic.
Last week, we started building out a more sophisticated Ansible provision playbook. We made it as far as hardening SSH with a few simple-but-logical edits to
/etc/ssh/sshd_config, but there's still plenty more that we can do to improve the playbook's immediate functionality.
In our last VPS comparison post, we looked at some of the biggest companies in the virtual private server (VPS) space—Vultr, Digital Ocean, and Linode—and toss in our own specifications for good measure.
In our last Ansible tutorial, we covered the basics in Ansible's method of configuration management, which can help you get new servers set up faster and with more reliability. The Ansible playbook that we created there was rather basic, so I thought it was about time to build a more complex playbook that supports more security out of the box while not sacrificing in being able to access the server in the usual ways.
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Wordpress is great, but its database can make security harder and slow down page loads. These flat-file content management systems offer an alternative.
Sometimes, you want to be doubly sure that no one can get access to your VPS but you. If two-factor authentication (2FA) can work for our dashboards, why not for logging into a VPS?
With my first kid on the way in November, I can't help but start to plan. It's in my nature—the more I feel like I have a handle on the future, the happier I am in the present.
The road to KVM (kernel-based virtual machines) hasn't been an easy one, but as of today, we've officially launched the public preview for our KVM offering. If you're interested in trying it out, check out our KVM public preview page.
Hosting isn't easy. There's a multitude of options to pick from, dozens upon dozens of different hosts, and it's impossible to know how much capacity you need—unless you know what you're doing or you're willing to wait and see what happens when you go live.