KVM vs. OpenVZ – A quick comparison of two popular VPS types

KVM stands for “Kernel-based Virtual Machine” which is a virtualization module baked into the Linux kernel. As long as the hardware has Intel VT or AMD-V enabled, it means the computer/computer server running the latest…

Setting up SOCKS proxy on a VPS with Dante

This tutorial will teach you how to set up a quick SOCKS proxy on any VPS. For this guide we will be using Debian 7.0 Minimal as it’s one of the lightest Linux distributions, which…

How to connect to your VPS for the first time via SSH

SSH is a great tool for using your VPS. This is a simple guide on connecting to your VPS with an SSH client. This is necessary for most VPS services, as many services do not…

What is a VPN and how does the internet work?

You’ve probably heard a lot about a VPN and how it may help “secure” your internet or lift imposed geo-restrictions to use an online service, but it goes a lot further than that and to…

All SSDs aren’t created equal: picking the right NVMe SSD

Imagine you’re purchasing a graphics card. What do you look for? Perhaps you might glance at the clock rate or memory size, but chances are you’ll pay more close attention to the benchmarks, real world…