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Install ownCloud on a Rimu VPS

Owncloud is a popular file storage and synchronization system, with many additional features available for it.  It's a self-hosted alternative to systems like dropbox, but with owncloud your files are stored on your own servers.  This allows you to meet … Continue reading

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Debian Squeeze (6) ends support – time to upgrade

February 29th, 2016 marks the end of LTS Support for Debian Squeeze, which is still used by many of our customers.  This means that updates for known security issues will no longer be produced and over time, a server running … Continue reading

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Running Vagrant in your VPS

Vagrant is often used to set up development environments in a standardized way, so that your software project deployed via vagrant has a standard environment with all the operating system components and set-up it needs to work properly. It creates … Continue reading

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DebConf15 Report

Camera Canon EOS 650D We love Debian.  A lot.  In fact we make it our recommended distro.  We do that since it makes it easy to deploy, and maintain most recent packages resulting in fewer sysadmin headaches for us and … Continue reading

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Debian 8 (Jessie) available

We now have a Debian 8 image available for new VM setups and reinstalls. Debian 8 is code named "Jessie". There is only a 64 bit image.  Most customers are now ordering 64 bit distros.  And some distros only come … Continue reading

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Debian 7.0 and Ubuntu 13.04 Install Images

We’re happy to announce the availability of Debian 7.0 (release notes) and Ubuntu 13.04 (release notes) images for new VPS installations. Both releases are pretty stable and there is not much to report. It seems that the biggest news (for Ubuntu) … Continue reading

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Setting up Domains Keys (DKIM) on Postfix

This is a quick and fairly painless way of setting up DKIM, on a postfix server. DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a method for associating a domain name to an email message, thereby allowing a person, role, or organization to … Continue reading

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Distrubution release support (CentOS4/Debian 5)

Linux distributions keep moving forwards, and as they progress older releases stop receiving security patches or updates. As part of our commitment to maintaining reliable and safe services, we would like to highlight the following announcements... CentOS-4 End Of Life … Continue reading

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Package management using apt-get

Our support team receives a few queries each day about managing packages under Linux. All our installs have the APT toolset installed. We have a guide on some of the basic uses listed on our HowTo page. There are a … Continue reading

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Easy web server Load-Balancing with HAProxy

Configuring load balancing between multiple web servers may seem challenging, but it doesn't have to be. HAProxy is a great lightweight tool that is easy to setup and has a large number of rich features for managing and serving content. … Continue reading

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