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Using Ansible to manage your VPSs – Part One

Ansible is a system to automate the updating of server configurations and other administration tasks.  In this post I'll explain what's necessary to get started with Ansible, creating a configuration structure, telling Ansble about your hosts and running ad-hock commands … Continue reading

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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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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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RimuHosting adds a Frankfurt presence

We are excited to announce that we now offer servers in Frankfurt, Germany. This will be a great for users wanting a server central to the EU, and complements the plans we already offer in London. You can see more … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal install images

We are proud to announce the release of the new installer images for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Server Edition. It is available as an reinstall option for existing servers, or in the new servers orders page The version is intended … Continue reading

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SSH keys on new servers

You can now set your public ssh key(s) at http://rimuhosting.com/cp/sshkeys.jsp .  These keys will automatically be added to new server setups.  And the keys can be used when you enable a server's console-over-vps feature. SSH keys are great when you … Continue reading

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Up-sized VPS options in Australia

We are happy to announce that we have had some super fast servers land in Brisbane with a ton of memory.  As a result we can now offer even faster servers with more memory for less money.  Isn't Moore's law … Continue reading

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SSD-backed VPS hosts

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of SSD-backed VPS hosts. These servers run the VPS images on a RAID array of SSDs. The SSDs increase the disk IO throughput and decrease disk IO latency (particularly on 'random access' … Continue reading

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Run your own kernel with PV-Grub

We have just added PV-Grub capability to our VPS offerings. PV-Grub lets you run a custom kernel on your server.  Rimuhosting is all about flexibility and PV-Grub is one feature that will give our customers a lot of different options.  … Continue reading

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Monitoring your server

Its always a good option to have monitoring, and there are a lot of options available. If you are interested in uptime and notifications, you can use a service like http://pingability.com If you are interested in making sure services are … Continue reading

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