When using a VPS, one rather undermentioned use case is the ability to run a full desktop environment on your virtual machine via Remote Desktop Protocol. Linux desktop environments can be a fantastic way to boost and streamline your productivity. The use of a Linux GUI is an exceptional way to help increase output. We’re going to take a look at our 3 top picks for Linux desktop environments to run on a VPS.
Simple Invoices is an open source invoice maker with a wide variety of free invoice templates. It provides freelancers, non-profits, and small business a user-friendly way to bill customers and track invoices. It’s for people who don’t want the hassle of larger accounting programs, such as GNU Cash, Quicken, or Quickbooks. Simple Invoices is a web-based invoicing system developed by the community for the community. It helps users create quick and nice looking invoices without having to set up too much. Install the software, enter a biller, a customer, and go nuts creating invoices!
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?