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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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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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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New York VPS

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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Django and Python

Django Tutorial: Building a Basic Web App Using Django Python

Brief Intro In this guide, you will learn about employing an MVC web framework for a basic web app, which is written in Python. Python is a powerful and popular programming language. This text is a Django tutorial that gives emphasis to utilizing Django and Python to create a web application in the cloud with many common features found in today’s Web 2.0 applications.

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How to Connect an Android App to a MySQL Database

Connecting a mobile app to a database is a critical foundation of many of the world’s most popular applications. User accounts, news updates, and statistics are just a few examples of the data one may wish to store and pull. In this post, we are going to look at how to connect an Android app to a MySQL database using a free SkySilk VPS. Our Android app will be a mock stock price tracker, displaying the name and price of some made up stocks.

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Build an iOS app and connect it to a MySQL database.

How to Connect an iOS App to a MySQL Database

Connecting a mobile app to a database is a critical foundation of many of the world’s most popular applications. User accounts, news updates, and statistics are just a few examples of the data one may wish to store and pull. In this post, we are going to look at how to connect an iOS app to a MySQL database using a free SkySilk VPS. Our iOS app will be a mock stock price tracker written with Swift, displaying the name and price of some made up stocks.

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VPN vs Proxy Servers | What’s the Difference?

In the age of the internet, security and privacy are key issues to consider when so much of our professional and personal lives depend upon our data. Even browsing the web at your favorite coffee shop could pose a security risk to you and your data. To protect themselves, people utilize two popular options: a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Proxy Servers. In this post, we will take a closer look at a VPN vs Proxy Servers, including how they work and the benefits of using them.

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GitLab, Git, & Git Repositories

Introduction to GitLab and Git Repositories

GitLab is an open-source, web-based Git repositories manager with wiki and issue tracking features that can be run on a self-hosted VPS. The purpose of Git is to manage a project, or a set of files, as they change over time. Those files can then be collaborated on and pushed to production in real-time while tracking new versions and code forks. Git stores this information in a data structure called a repository, that is readily accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. Learn more about how to deploy Git for your project and run a self-hosted GitLab VPS.

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