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Ultimate Guide: Self-Hosted Alternatives to Cloud Apps

Take control your data and reduce costs by using these self-hosted alternatives with your VPS. This ultimate guide is updated regularly!

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10 Flat-File Content Managers to Help You Ditch WordPress

Wordpress is great, but its database can make security harder and slow down page loads. These flat-file content management systems offer an alternative.

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Tutorial: Using Two-Factor Authentication to Protect SSH Logins​

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?

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Hacking the Youth: Why Every Kid Should Have 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.

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The Road to KVM

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.

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Things No One Tells You About Servers and Hosting

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.

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Why Rebuilding ls is a Good Thing

You step into a crowded room, maybe a convention center floor, or a wedding reception, or a meetup of tech professionals. Faces start to blur together. Voices crowd one another out.

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Tutorial: The Easiest VPN with Streisand and Ubuntu 16.04

The furor over new legislation rising through various governments around the world that would make it easier and more profitable for ISPs to monitor user traffic has faded some, but the importance many see in protecting their browsing habits hasn't.

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$0 Development Tools: Build Products Faster

Developers are always looking for better ways to build their products and services, and with more and more tools and resources being made all the time, it can be hard to sort through all the chaff. We're much the same—we're constantly looking for better ways to do our frontend development here at SSD Nodes.

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Tutorial: Using Redis as Cache for WordPress

A few weeks back, we wrote about how reducing MySQL queries, and suggested that Redis was one available option for those who wanted to take their caching to the next level. Now, a quick tutorial on installing Redis and configuring Wordpress to communicate with Redis as a caching layer.

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