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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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
SkySilk offers a wide variety of preloaded turnkey apps with a 1 click install on your virtual machine! For a list of these apps or how to install them, check out our fantastic support article on one click install – turnkey linux apps! However, one of our personal favorite apps that we have and use within SkySilk, is Redmine. Redmine is a powerful team management tool because of it’s many features and open source code. Therefore we easily puts it as our top pick to keep you focused and on track. However, Redmine does come with one drawback, it’s not much to look
On Tuesday February 28, 2017, Amazon Web Services’ S3 web-based storage service was experiencing widespread issues, leading to services that either partially or fully broke on websites, apps and devices upon which they rely. The AWS offering provided hosting for images for a lot of sites, and also hosted entire websites, and app backends including Nest. This massive outage was very widespread and felt all around the internet, which led us to wonder… What do you do when AWS goes down?
We have discussed IaaS briefly earlier in “What Defines A Cloud Service?”. Though, we’d only brought you a brief look at Infrastructure as a Service. So what is IaaS specifically? When would someone need it over it’s cloud computing counterparts? How is it any different from PaaS? Let’s dive in and take a look!
The Cloud can be an amazing place to move your business data to. It offers a lot of great advantages for businesses of all sizes, developers, and even the average person. Though, with so many cloud providers offering so many different services… How do you choose? A great place to start is asking these fundamental questions: