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S3 File System (s3fs) is a utility that allows remote object storage containers, or buckets, to be exported as a local file system. This means that Hostwinds' Object Storage can be mounted to a VPS, and the user can have access to scalable, and static storage locally. Object...

A fairly common use for a VPS is to use it as a remote desktop, essentially acting as a remote computer available for use. For the preset Operating System Images, Hostwinds provides, by default, only Windows offers remote desktop out of the box. The Linux images are all the...

When developing your website, it can be beneficial to install an SSL as soon as possible. The reason to do this could be: For securing the data, you have on your site Better SEO rankings Build website visitor trust for when your site launches There are many reasons why you...

Monitoring your server is a critical step to manage your server and ensuring that you have accurate data to watch the health of your server. You can review our Open Source Monitoring Services to view the many free options available. This guide will focus on showing you how...

Ubuntu 20.04 Long Term Support was released in April 2020, and you may be looking to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Ubuntu 20.04 will be supported for five years through April 2025. The 18.04 LTS release will also be supported for five years from its April 2018 release....

In this guide, we will be going into the step-by-step installation process for Grafana on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux Distribution. All you would need for this guide is access to your Hostwinds server with either distribution. If you have everything and can connect to your...

Ghost CMS is a fast, secure, open-source platform built on Node.js that can be a good alternative to WordPress, Medium, or other blog platforms. While Ghost has built-in SEO support, member payments, and email newsletters, there is no eCommerce support yet, so it may not be...

What Is WireGuard? WireGuard is a VPN service that can run on any Linux installation. It has a client for many popular operating systems like Windows, IOS, Android, and many others. WireGuard boasts of being more secure than OpenVPN while having over a million fewer lines of...

Jitsi Meet offers secure and open-source video conferencing screen-sharing and document-sharing from your desktop web browser. Meetings can be joined with custom URLs, and you can also connect from mobile apps on Android or iOS. This guide will explain the steps to install...

LiteSpeed is a web server developed and owned by LiteSpeed Technologies. HostWinds installs the LiteSpeed Web Server Enterprise Edition (LSWS) on all Business Web Hosting servers to provide the fastest possible performance for multiple websites. LiteSpeed Technologies also...

Docker is a popular and good open-source container management system for cloud computing needs. Containers are similar to the virtual machines we offer, but there are key differences. Unlike a virtual machine, a container is not installed with a guest operating system, such...

This guide explains how to add a Web browser on your Hostwinds Ubuntu Cloud SSD or Dedicated server. It describes Vivaldi's installation, a World Wide Web Browser that can view World Wide Web (W3) content. Some terms that you may need to be familiar with before continuing...

Mezzanine is a Content Management system written in Python. It's a great alternative to the popular WordPress and offers a similar interface. You will need: A Hostwinds SSD Cloud or Dedicated Server Ubuntu 19.10. You can get the ISO from Canonical here: https:...

If you would like to use the Odoo Management Software to help manage your company, then this guide will show you what you need to do to manually install Odoo on a Hostwinds Linux Server with Ubuntu 18.04 The Odoo Management Software offers several features to install and...

Installing Docker If you've heard about Docker, you may know about its ability to help you build applications in a sealed environment. This is helpful, as it eliminates any changes that may occur between your developer machine and your production machine, such as a VPS...

What is the MEAN Stack? The MEAN stack has been quickly rising in popularity as a robust Javascript-based development stack. The name MEAN refers to its components; MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS. Step 1: Install MEAN For this installation, we will be using Ubuntu...