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Amazon Cloud Drive on FreeBSD

If you’re a FreeBSD fan just like me and you’d like to store data in the cloud, specifically in Amazon’s Cloud Drive from FreeBSD then you’ve come to the right place because today I’m going to show you how you can do that. In order to achieve our goal we’re going to use an

Forget about AMD and pay attention to ARM

For the past weeks nearly everyone has been talking about AMD’s Zen CPU’s and battled in releasing benchmarks and comparison tests. To be honest I’m not very enthusiastic when it comes to such releases as I prefer to comment upon newly released hardware or software after a year or so. We all know what happened

Amazon, I’m not impressed at all

One day I decided to deploy a t2.micro instance from Amazon’s EC2 for testing purposes. I did so because I assumed I would get the 1st. year for free which unfortunately was not the case given that my account isn’t new. Well that didn’t stop me from at least testing the EC2 instance before

Amazon Launches Lightsail

Earlier this week Amazon launched Lightsail, it’s very own VPS hosting service. Contrary to other providers, Amazon decided to keep it plain and simple and offers a flat rate pricing grid with the cheapest VPS going at $5/mo. and the most expensive at $80/mo. The full pricing grid offered via the Lightsail service can

0day’s everywhere

It appears that over the past two years there’s been a lot of 0day exploits discovered in a series of critical areas and at a level of critical infrastructure. We have had OpenSSL exploits, 9 year old Linux Kernel local root exploit , Memcached and MySQL remote root command execution exploits and a ton of other

OpenLiteSpeed with PHP7 & Memcache(d)

I recently wanted to configure and use Memcached instead of the default disk caching for my Revive AdServer which was running OpenLitespeed with PHP7 and since it wasn’t a simple one click install I’ve decided to make a tutorial about it. I will not go into details about setting up OpenLiteSpeed and PHP7 on

Scaleway introduces new Amsterdam location

In an email sent yesterday to all existing customers the folks at Scaleway have announced their new Amsterdam location which provides the same servers as the Paris location, but within the Netherlands: Dear cloud rider, We are excited to announce the launch of our second region! Starting today, you can launch BareMetal and Starter

Install Ioncube Loaders for PHP 7.0

If you’ve upgraded to PHP 7.0 recently and need the Ioncube Loaders for PHP 7.o here’s a basic tutorial to help you install them. First of all you’ll have to identify the loaders you need and pull the download link from the Ioncube Downloads page. This tutorial is based on Debian Jessie with PHP

Pricing Changes from WHMCS

In a blog post published today, Matt from WHMCS announced a new pricing model for WHMCS which looks as follows: Up to 250 Clients $15.95/mo (Branded) Up to 250 Clients $18.95/mo (No Branding) Up to 1000 Clients $24.95/mo (No Branding) Over 1000 Clients $39.95/mo (No Branding) This new pricing grid went in effect today for new subscriptions (I wonder why there was

Scaleway C2L server benchmark

Scaleway provides bare metal servers, both as dedicated and scalable cloud solutions. I took a C2L server from them which runs on a C2750 Intel Atom with 8 CPU cores at 2.40 GHz and has 32GB RAM. The server comes bundled with two separate hard drives. A networked 50GB SSD and a native 250GB