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How to select a VPS hosting provider

VPSes are all the rage these days in server hosting, mainly because they are fast to set up and cheap. Choosing a good reliable VPS hosting provider isn’t easy however. In this article I describe some points to consider, and even list major providers to choose from. Cost Cost is often a major deciding factor. […]

How to get a displaylink video adapter working with Ubuntu 12.04

Displaylink video adapters like the Kensington Universal Multi-Display Adapter are a great way to add an extra screen to a PC, in particular when it has only one VGA out and you want to add a DVI or HDMI monitor. They work via USB, so you do need a free USB 2.0 port. These video […]

How to create a master password list on Linux

In this article I’ll show how to set up a secure master password list on Linux, without depending on any external services. Due to the recent break-in at LinkedIn, with 6.5 million passwords stolen and published, everyone is now probably aware that it’s a smart idea to take your password policy a bit seriously. With […]

How to install Ant on Linux

In this article we’ll show how to install Ant on Linux. Ant is one of the most popular (though certainly not the only) build tool for Java programming, and once your Java development project reaches a certain complexity it’s bound to need Ant. Most distributions have some version of Ant included, but it’s often outdated […]

How to install WordPress on a VPS with CentOS 6

Introduction In this article it’s assumed that you know already what WordPress is, and that you want to use it.  Here we’ll show you exactly how to install it on your own server, whether that is a Virtual Private Server or a physical one. It’s assumed that the server is already set up with CentOS […]