Advantages of Turnkey Linux Appliances on Self-Hosted VPS

A self-hosted VPS is a great way to run software and applications from the cloud. Thanks to Turnkey Linux Appliances, one-click install options take all of the manual work out of installing packages on a bare-metal Linux environment. A Turnkey Linux VPS is easy to use, and they allow for users to create powerful, customizable solutions that are completely open source. Read on to see how Turnkey Linux apps can help you achieve your goals in any niche market.

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Why to Use an Open Source CRM Like SugarCRM

Most businesses may want to opt for an Open Source CRM. However, there is only one open source CRM that competes with more expensive options. SugarCRM is hands down the best option for almost any company looking to grow! It is backed by a large community of developers. It comes with a vast library of SugarCRM themes and SugarCRM plugins. And thanks to SkySilk’s use of Turnkey Linux, you can get free SugarCRM hosting!

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3 Linux Desktop Environments That Optimize Productivity

When using a VPS, one rather undermentioned use case is the ability to run a full desktop environment on your virtual machine via Remote Desktop Protocol. Linux desktop environments can be a fantastic way to boost and streamline your productivity. The use of a Linux GUI is an exceptional way to help increase output. We’re going to take a look at our 3 top picks for Linux desktop environments to run on a VPS.

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Manage Money & Get Paid Using Simple Invoices on Linux VPS

Simple Invoices is an open source, free to use, invoice maker with a wide variety of free invoice templates. It provides freelancers, non-profits, and small business a user-friendly way to bill customers and track invoices. It’s for people who don’t want the hassle of larger accounting programs, such as GNU Cash, Quicken, or Quickbooks. Simple Invoices is a web based invoicing system developed by the community for the community. It helps users create quick and nice looking invoices without having to set up too much. Install the software, enter a biller, a customer, and go nuts creating invoices!

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Using an OpenVPN Server to Secure and Mask Browsing History

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a must-have when browsing the internet in 2017. The fight for Net Neutrality continues to blur the lines about what ISPs are allowed to do with users’ data, and as a result, securing individual browsing history is becoming a bigger concern than ever before. See how an OpenVPN Server, specifically an OpenVPN Linux Server, can help mask browsing history, can allow users to view content not available in a certain region, and much more.

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Using Magento VPS for Ecommerce

Using Magento VPS For A Magento eCommerce Site

Anyone who has ever considered starting up their own eCommerce website or business has, at some point, probably run into Magento. Where many other scripts, software, and plugins help make a small online store, they fall short when compared to a Magento VPS. A Magento eCommerce site is a true workhorse with both power and flexibility. It also has the customization that only open source can offer. 

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Using an ownCloud Server for Storage File Sync and Sharing

One of the most popular and well-known uses of cloud computing is for file storage and backups. Though to truly make the most of a backup and file sharing system, don’t look to services such as Dropbox, but instead consider a secure VPS (Virtual Private Server).  

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Useful Redmine Plugin Tips & Tricks For Redmine VPS 3.3.X

Redmine as we have discussed in the past is a powerful tool to manage both personal tasks and a team. However, one thing that we have failed to cover in detail was the wealth of available Redmine plugins. A Redmine plugin helps push functionality over the top. Redmine is a strong asset in any team leaders arsenal, so let us take a look at what we can use to help improve it!

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Top 3 RedmineUp Plugin Essentials

Redmine is a powerful task manager on its own. By and large, with just the vanilla install you can efficiently manage tasks, teams, and even customer service complaints! However, as is the case with all open source services, everything’s better with plugins! Ironically, even though Redmine has a sizable library of third party plugins, not all are created equal. As a result, one of our favorite plugin developers is RedmineUp. As a matter of fact, RedmineUp alone has a decent library of developed and maintained plugins and themes. Therefore, we’re going to quickly take a look at 3 RedmineUp plugin essentials.

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Top 3 WordPress Plugin Essentials

Presently WordPress has come a long way from it’s roots as arguably just a simple blog. Above all, it is one of the most widely used fully functional CMS available. All things considered, as an open source software, WordPress has a HUGE library of plugins and themes that you can use to expand on the system’s capabilities. As a result, anyone looking to simplify their lives a little could easily become inundated with more plugins than they’ll know what to do with. At SkySilk, we offer WordPress VPS as one of our many TurnKey Cloud Computing Installs. Consequently, we wanted to take a look at just a few WordPress Plugin essentials.

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