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  • Vultr is a cloud server provider, offering compute and block storage services in their 15 data centers around the world. Vultr also offers many features for your servers, such as DDoS protection, Firewall, ISO uploads, snapshots, and more.
  • VPS.NET is a Virtual Private Server and Cloud Hosting provider. With more than 22 data centers worldwide, you can setup servers when and where they are needed.
  • Scaleway is a Bare metal ARM hosting provider. Get a dedicated CPU and RAM for a price that is comparable to Virtual Private Servers. Avoid neighbors hogging your shared resources and get consistent performance with a bare metal server.
  • RamNode is a Virtual Private Server and Virtual Dedicated Server hosting provider. RamNode offers low cost servers that can out perform their competitors and provides exceptional support and uptime.
  • OVH
    OVH is a leader in hosting solutions, offering Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, virtual racks, and many hosting related add-ons for your servers. OVH maintains 20 data centers and over 260,000 servers worldwide.
  • Namecheap offers domain registration, web hosting, and SSL certificates. Since 2000, Namecheap has been registering domain names and offering quality service and value-priced services to their customers.
  • Media Temple is a cloud hosting provider that offers many enterprise solutions and solutions for small companies. Products offered include shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, and managed WordPress hosting.
  • Liquid Web offers managed hosting solutions from small business to large. Providing HIPAA compliant data centers and servers, Linux and Windows hosting, and many add-ons and monitoring for your servers.
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Internal VPS Networking

VPS Providers with Private Networks

Published on Mar 14, 2018

Having a VPS provider that offers internal IP addresses and internal networking can greatly improve your app or website performance by removing the network latency between servers. In addition to improved performance, an internal IP address you can help improve your servers security by not publicly exposing services to the public. Keep in mind that some internal networks have other VPS clients on the same subnet. These clients can access your internal IP address.

Connecting to a Remote MySQL Server Securely

Published on Feb 28, 2018

There are times when you need to connect to your MySQL or MariaDB remotely but don’t want to enable remote connections on the server. The solution is to use SSH tunneling with OpenSSH. SSH tunneling works by forwarding requests from a client port to the SSH server. The SSH server will then forward the request to the destination which can be itself or any other host the SSH server can access.

Protecting your OpenSSH Server

Published on Feb 14, 2018

SSH is the most valuable tool to manage your servers. As you already know, SSH allows you to remotely connect to your server and access a shell. With the power SSH possess, it’s important to protect SSH to ensure the only trusted people are able to connect. This post will go through the SSH configuration settings that need to be modified to help protect your server. Editing SSHD Configuration Files To prevent this tutorial from repeating itself too frequently, here is an overview of how to edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.

VPS Provider API

VPS Providers that Offer an API

Published on Dec 6, 2017

Virtual Private Server providers that offer an API are a godsend. The need for an API really depends on how much control you need from your VPS provider outside of their website. As VPS providers start adding additional features, for instance configurable firewalls, API access then becomes more useful to help manage all of the additional services. There are many possible reasons why you would want API access to your VPS provider from simply expanding block storage on your server to creating new servers on the fly dynamically.

Nginx Logging Privacy and Security

Published on Dec 1, 2017

Below you will learn how to configure Nginx to stop logging sensitive information and help protect the privacy of your users along with protect authorization keys and query strings from being logged. Each section below outlines how to stop logging a specific page or piece of information. Multiple sections below can be combined to fully customize how you log visitors to your website. Basics to Nginx Log Options Before actually modifying any configuration files, here is an overview of the Nginx log options we will be using.