Archive for the “Technology” Category

GDPR, Consent And You

by Hayden Smith

You have likely have noticed (unless you have been on another planet over the past year) is that the General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May this year. This is a European Union regulation that affects anyone who handles any information about anyone within the European Union. This makes it a fairly wide-ranging…

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A VPS Hosting Company

by Kelly Kirkham

When searching for a new VPS hosting company, it’s easy to be wooed by free or low-cost systems. This is especially true for anyone who may be new to hosting. However, many find that when choosing so-called “cheap” hosting companies, you truly get what you pay for. It can be difficult for a beginner to…

What Is cPanel? An Overview

by Hayden Smith

At VPS.NET, we offer a wide range of options for operating systems to set up your VPS. Some packages include cPanel for an additional license cost. So, to help you make well-informed web hosting decisions and avoid unnecessary confusion, we’ll be covering what cPanel is and what it can do for you. What can cPanel…

Server Monitoring And Alerting – Why Do You Need Them?

by Hayden Smith

What is your server doing right now? What is its load like? How much RAM is free? Is it running low on disk space? All of these are valid questions to be asking at any time when running a server, especially during busy periods when resources may be tight. Regularly checking your servers to ensure…

The Importance Of IP Addresses

by Hayden Smith

Anyone who has been using the internet for any length of time will have come across IP addresses. These special groups of numbers are used to identify a computer connected to a network. These addresses are unique to specific computers or smaller networks on the internet and are used to send data from one place…

Configuring And Running A Minecraft Java Edition Server On Your VPS Running Ubuntu 16.04

by Hayden Smith

Unless you’ve been living under a block since 2010, you’ve probably heard about the runaway success story of the computer game Minecraft. Having said that, I suspect if you are reading this article you already have a fair idea what Minecraft is. One of the features of the PC version of Minecraft, these days called…

Web Log Visualizations Using GoAccess

by Hayden Smith

One of the challenges of running a website is knowing what your web server is doing. While various monitoring applications can alert you when your server is running with high loads or slow page responses, the only way to fully understand what is going on is to look at the web logs. It can take…

What Is cURL?

by Hayden Smith

The world wide web has – to say the least – become somewhat ubiquitous, to the point that it’s hard to do much on a computer without the need to communicate. This is equally true when working at the command line on a server as when working on a desktop. There are a number of…

What Are Hard And Soft Links?

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 to sym) and hard links. Both can be used to link to a file from another location, but the way…

What is Xen?

by Hayden Smith

Xen is the commonly used name for the Xen Project hypervisor. It is currently developed by the Linux Foundation with support from Intel. Similar to KVM, it aims to provide a mechanism through which the Linux kernel can be used as a hypervisor when virtualizing computer systems. Starting as a project at the University of…

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