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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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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The Best Dropbox Alternative | Self Hosted Cloud Storage with NextCloud

Looking for a Dropbox alternative? Cloud storage isn’t a hard service to come by in recent times. However, some of these platforms come with unseen limitations. For instance, your data is never truly “private” when storing it with a larger platform. Given that companies like Google are rumored to have the authority to access its user’s data, this can raise red flags for many. Albeit when it comes to privacy, it’s not a subject that should be overlooked. The purpose of self-hosted cloud storage is not to prove its superiority, but rather provide a competitive alternative to Dropbox and Google …

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How to Host a Discord Bot using a SkySilk VPS

A Discord bot can provide invaluable functions to your public chat server. Whether you want to play music while you game, send memes to your friends, or more importantly (perhaps) automate server administrative tasks, learning how to host a discord bot will prove more than useful. In theory, you could program it to do whatever you’d like if you’re an experienced programmer (and know discord.js well, of course). This guide will allow you to learn how to host a Discord bot using a Node.js server and the discord.js package.

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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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