Micro: A Modern Terminal Text Editor For Linux

Micro: A Modern Terminal Text Editor For Linux

Posted by Hayden Smith

There are a plethora of text editors available for use on Linux systems, from the powerful and complex Vim through to the simpler nano. Most distributions provide both of the aforementioned editors as standard to…
What Are Scripts And Why Should You Care?

What Are Scripts And Why Should You Care?

Posted by Hayden Smith

Something you'll find once you start working with and administrating Linux servers is how often scripts are used to perform tasks. In fact, as you delve deeper you find that an awful lot of a…
Deploy Around The World: Split Your VPS Geographically As Protection

Deploy Around The World: Split Your VPS Geographically As Protection

Posted by Hayden Smith

When choosing your hosting partner, it's important to weigh up the various positives that come with that particular provider’s platform. One of the big advantages to using VPS.net's infrastructure is that as a global company…
What Are Hard And Soft Links?

What Are Hard And Soft Links?

Posted by Hayden Smith

One of the features of the file systems used by Linux and Unix systems is the ability to create links for files. There are two types of links: soft links (also called symbolic or shortened…
Running Your Web Server And Database Servers On Different VPSs

Running Your Web Server And Database Servers On Different VPSs

Posted by Hayden Smith

Previously we looked at the advantages of splitting your various server functions between multiple VPSs rather than combining everything onto a single larger server. Here, we'll look at a practical application of this by looking…
One Large Server vs Multiple Small Ones

One Large Server vs Multiple Small Ones

Posted by Hayden Smith

One of the main advantages of using a VPS over a dedicated server is flexibility. You have the ability to alter the specification of the server as you use it, and redistribute the resources allocated…
Using Custom Error Pages With Apache

Using Custom Error Pages With Apache

Posted by Hayden Smith

When you manage a website, a great deal of time is spent customizing the software, running it, and tweaking the layout and design to match the ideas you have for how it should look. Normally…
Creating a High Availability Cluster - Final Thoughts

Creating a High Availability Cluster – Final Thoughts

Posted by Hayden Smith

Welcome to the final part of using the VPS.net public cloud to create a highly available web server solution for your website. Over the previous parts we've looked at creating a MySQL Master-Master replication system…

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