When choosing a new cloud hosting provider, it’s always important to understand the architecture you’ll be working with — The main differentiation being LXC vs KVM. What do they mean and what are the important distinctions between each? LXC vs KVM: The Main Distinction Let us begin by defining each term and the overarching difference between LXC vs KVM. LXC stands for Linux Containers and KVM is an acronym for Kernel-Based Virtual Machine. The main difference here is that virtual machines require their own kernel instance to run while containers share the same kernel. However, each container still acts as
Free. Cloud. Credits. By popular request from our user Discord server, we’re introducing the new cloud credit matching feature on the SkySilk platform. The process is quite simple and you can earn yourself up to $200 in free VPS hosting credits and significantly reduce your cloud server cost.
In search of a secure alternative to FTP? Or perhaps you wish to learn how to securely transfer files via the command line to your VPS? SCP is a simple (yet effective) option to easily transfer local files to a remote server. The scp command uses SSH for transferring files and provides the same level of security and benefits as SFTP. However, the two do differ in a few aspects which will be touched upon later in this guide. How to structure an SCP command An SCP command is typically structured using three main components. Option Source File (Relative or
Are you the kind of person that just wants to do something quick and easy? Do you hate having to set up new configurations and make sure you did something correctly? Fortunately, there’s a solution for you and it’s called YunoHost. YunoHost is a server operating system which allows self-hosting to become greatly accessible. Beginning the YunoHost Installation Installing YunoHost is straightforward, and you can do this with a VPS right out of the box. First, you’ll need to deploy a Debian 9 server. Deploying a Debian 9 Server We’ll cover deployment in 3 simple steps: Sign into your
There is no doubt that Discord has mass appeal to gamers. Using the app, players can easily communicate with their clan members, guilds, and other teammates to plan their next moves or perhaps dungeon raid. In recent times, Discord has evolved its functionality and it has become a communication and bot hub for communities of all walks of life including music, books, YouTubers, and essentially any other form of entertainment. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that its core market, being gamers, has disappeared. Rather it has only grown in popularity. And with its rise in popularity came a community of developers
Since its inception, SkySilk has been committed to creating a cloud platform designed around simplicity. Within the notion of simplicity, we’ve always strived to produce easier access to the cloud whether it be lower costs of entry, providing pre-configured server templates, or even a user-focused Discord server. Now we’re proud to introduce the latest advancement of the SkySilk cloud platform; Complete VPS mobile management. It comes with great pleasure to announce that the SkySilk mobile cloud app is now available on both iOS and Android!
LAMP, or otherwise referred to as the “LAMP stack” (no, not a stack of light-emitting furniture) is a popular software stack typically installed together in a server environment. The acronym stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP. All of which are required to serve dynamic websites from a virtual private server. Without further ado, let’s dive into installing the LAMP stack on your own server in just 5 easy steps. How to install LAMP on CentOS 7 (5 Steps) Before we learn how to install LAMP on CentOS 7, let’s observe the function which each piece of software servers. Firstly,
Iptables is one of the most advanced tools for administering networks in Linux. Moreover, this has been used as a firewall since the software allows a system administrator to configure the rules and chains with the tables provided by the Linux kernel system. This post will go through simple use-cases of iptables like how to block an IP address. Know your tools – An intro to iptables Iptables is just like any other Linux tool in the plate. It was developed by Rusty Rusell and the Netfilter Core team during the 90s. This utility program is specifically designed to handle
We recently kicked off our brand new User Spotlight opportunity, which is a way to showcase the unique, useful, and overall amazing things that are being built by our very own users. It comes with great honor to announce our first selection for the User Spotlight – Akira. Akira is described as a native Linux app for UI & UX design. Let’s take a moment to notice some incredibly important keywords there – Linux and UI/UX. For any designer who uses Linux as their main OS but can’t access a software suite like Adobe, this is absolute music to the
Software projects follow different development workflow practices which include testing, coverage, style-standards, code-reviews, etc., to yield a code-base that’s easy to maintain and bug-free. However, these practices are often manual, redundant, time-consuming, and not-so-strictly enforced which may discourage the stakeholders from following them and deprive them a lot of inherent benefits. Moreover, the redundancy of these activities might impact productivity. The intent of this post is to go through different automated processes like git hooks, continuous integration, python scaffolding, and more. We can inject these into our software production pipeline to save time and achieve a maintainable code-base and a