Tutorial: Speeding Up MySQL Without Using the CPU
We recently had a user ask us a relatively simple question: How do I speed up my MySQL query performance without just relying on the CPU?
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.