Development | Aug 09, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 8 min read

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 …

Development | Aug 02, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

$0 Development Tools: Build Products Faster

We do a ton of frontend development here at SSD Nodes, which means we’re always looking for more (free/open source) tools to use. Here’s some favorites.

Tutorials | Jul 28, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 4 min read

Redis cache for speeding up your WordPress site

A quick tutorial on installing Redis and configuring Wordpress to communicate with Redis as a caching layer.

Development | Jul 21, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 6 min read

Cheatsheet: Productivity-boosting Bash shortcuts

The default Linux Bash shell might, at first, feel like a rather restrictive environment to work in. Many users get stuck on the inability to select text with the mouse, …

SaaS Alternatives && VPS Uses | Jul 11, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 11 min read

7 free New Relic alternatives for VPS monitoring

Try out one of the many New Relic alternatives to monitor your VPS and identify issues, receive alerts, or look at comprehensive dashboards—all for free!

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VPS Uses | Jul 05, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 7 min read

5 self-hosted, Docker-Friendly apps to install this weekend

Perhaps the best thing about having a VPS is the ability to experiment with hosting pretty much any application out there. And by using Docker as the foundation, it gets …

Tutorials | Jul 03, 2017 | By Joel Hans | 9 min read

Using Portainer to manage your Docker containers easily

Docker makes the task of managing VPS a lot easier, but Portainer takes it a step further. View real-time data and administer via an easy web interface.