What is rDNS? Setting Up Reverse DNS Lookup On SkySilk

Recently, you may have noticed a new input field when deploying a SkySilk VPS – reverse DNS (or rDNS for short). If you’re already familiar with forward DNS, the concept of rDNS shouldn’t come off as too complex. Although what might remain a fuzzy topic is the exact use for rDNS. First, it’s important to understand how reverse DNS works and why adding this capability to your server might come in handy.

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An Intro Machine Learning Algorithm | The Simple Linear Regression Model

Machine learning – perhaps one of the more prominent buzzwords of recent times, and typically coupled with data science. In the simplest terms, machine learning is the way that computers “learn” and make predictions based on the data that we feed it (quite cannibalistic when put that way).  The algorithms used are expertly designed to make purely data-driven decisions and predictions. Anyone who is the least bit interested in this topic has likely heard the phrase “Correlation doesn’t always mean causation”. What this machine learning algorithm aims to do is bring these two as close together as possible. Let’s take …

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Top 5 Best CSS Frameworks for 2018

It’s quite apparent when you come across a site seemingly made of pure HTML, and this is usually met with the “This looks so 90s” comment. The design of the world wide web has no doubt changed from its adoption in the wider public throughout the late 80s and early 90s. One of the catalysts for this change was the introduction of CSS (or Cascading Style Sheets) roughly 2 decades ago and some change. In more recent times, the programming language has seen drastic improvements and capabilities like flexbox to name just one. Talented groups of developers have taken CSS and …

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How IoT Applications Change the Way We Shop, Live, & Eat

The Internet of Things (IoT) is always in the news these days. The term dates back to 1999 when MIT researcher Kevin Ashton first coined it. In general, the idea is that every item will become connected in the future. IoT use cases include not just our smartphones, but also our fridges, homes, cars, and more. How IoT is changing the world is through these brief examples of IoT applications communicating with one another through the aether we know as the internet.

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How to Host a Minecraft Server Using Ubuntu

It’s no surprise that Minecraft is easily one of the most popular games in the world. With millions of players from all around the globe, you become free to create your own adventure and live it out to the fullest in your little randomly generated slice of life. This alone piqued the interest of many to learn how to host a Minecraft server in order to take control of their own online worlds. Should you decide to take this route and learn how to set up a Minecraft server on Ubuntu, the possibilities are endless. Let’s get started with setting …

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SkySilk is LIVE! Introducing a New Cloud VPS Hosting Platform

The clouds above have formed some new space for SkySilk as our new Linux VPS hosting platform is now live and available to the public! Being in beta since early 2017, we have become the home to more than 20,000 newly deployed virtual private servers around the world. SkySilk has had the opportunity to thoroughly test, improve stability, fortify server security to protect from malicious activity, implement new features, and create the most affordable, flexible cloud computing platform possible. As a result, our live launch comes with a list of new features and perks for all users to explore. With $1 …

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Foreshadow Vulnerability in Intel SGX: SkySilk is Updating Systems to Protect from Security Flaw

In conjunction with news earlier this year regarding Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, Intel chips have been facing speculation around a new security flaw. The Foreshadow vulnerability, or otherwise known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF), was recently discovered by research teams DistriNet and KU Leuven. Today, SkySilk will be rolling out newly released Intel chip security updates which protect against the vulnerability.

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How Cloud Platform Technology is Changing the Trucking Industry

New advancements like self-driving technology used to be a motif throughout science-movies, yet are now becoming reality. The trucking industry has been adopting cloud platform technology due to the cost and operational benefits resulting from the shift. In a previous post, SkySilk detailed how cloud-computing services such as ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (also known as IaaS), ‘Platform as a Service’ (PaaS), and ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) operate. Here we look into the impact of these services on trucking operations and transportation technology in general.

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4 Essential Tools that Web Frameworks Provide for Web Developers

If you’re a web developer, chances are that names like Django, Ruby on Rails, Node.JS or CakePHP all ring a bell. Or perhaps you’re just starting out and looking to code your first website or web application. Either way its important for all developers to understand exactly what web frameworks are, and how they’re used to call upon the code written for a web application.

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NEW! – Premium AMD EPYC™ VPS Hosting now Available on West Coast

We are excited to announce the release of our premium AMD EPYC™ VPS hosting cluster in Los Angeles, now available for all users. These new VPS hosting plans include both Intel and AMD EPYC™ server CPUs on a Triple-Replicated NVMe SSD cloud server. This architecture is particularly designed to better handle client-server requests and accelerate the process of data transfer, querying, and processing for more intensive workloads. Fortunately, the time has come for all users to access these premium machines.  

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