How to Make Your Own Online Game With Node.js

Online gaming: The holy grail and lofty goal of many aspiring game developers out there. There is something about other humans being able to connect, compete, and sit in awe of your creation. With new technologies emerging and evolving rapidly, creating your own multiplayer game for others to enjoy is becoming more and more realistic. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to make your own online game with Node.js.  Our game will be a group rock-paper-scissors game, with an automated AI opponent. Players will choose their move, and receive points in the event that they defeat the …

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Apache vs NGINX | Choosing the Best Open Source Web Server for You

Apache and NGINX are the two most popular open source web servers of all time. In fact, the search query Apache vs NGINX results in over 10,000 searches a month. This is likely from developers or just the curious type finding which technologies will best suit their projects. Although, before you choose NGINX as an Apache alternative (or vice versa, Apache as an NGINX alternative), it’s important to understand how the two web servers work together.

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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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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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New Google Chrome HTTPS Security Update: Can it Affect your Website?

This month of July, Google pushed a new Chrome update with version 68 which had a large emphasis on web security. So, how will the Google Chrome HTTPS update affect the websites that you host? This particular change will mark websites without HTTPS as “not secure”, presenting them in a different manner than before. Some addresses may even require a user to go into the advanced settings in order to go forth and access the site. However, the benefits of using HTTPS include not only heightened security but visibility and better SEO rankings as well.

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How to Install OpenVPN on a Linux VPS

How does one keep their network activity secure? One of the solutions to this pressing issue is OpenVPN, a virtual private network. Users can transfer and request data while connected to a public network, as though they are connected to the private network. Therefore, once a VPN is set up and you navigate to google.com and type in “what is my IP“, you will see that your IP would match that of your private server. While this technology is nothing new, learning how to install OpenVPN on Linux to setup and utilize it is an invaluable skill.

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Digital Transformation as it applies to your Business

Metrics are revelatory, and they paint operational portraits from multiple angles. Computational technology makes digital transformation more apparent so regularly that changes seem to be of a daily kind. Big Data today uses cloud computing arrays to process more data quicker, allowing for more in-depth, applicable insights over time. Better insights help direct your operation in terms of digital optimization putsches. If you know where solutions are necessary, and when, it’s a lot easier to fix things. This is as true internally with your business as it is externally in terms of marketing. When it comes to marketing, applications are …

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How AI is Transforming & Shaping E-commerce Models

For certain industries, the emergence of the internet drove nails into the coffin of traditional brick-and-mortar retail. Now AI is set to do much the same thing for many of the processes in the now-standard e-commerce models. Supported by ever-improving cloud resource distribution and IoT technology, here are some of the major ways in which AI is overhauling the basic structure of e-commerce models and forcing retailers big and small to move with the times or be left behind:

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NEW! – East Coast/New York VPS Hosting Now Available, Hello Big Apple!

SkySilk has achieved Manifest Destiny! As SkySilk server locations continue to expand, New York VPS hosting has now been added to our list of available server locations. More data center locations provide more local support, meaning an improved user-end connection. With the addition of the New York VPS servers, users can now deploy their Linux VPS to the East Coast.

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