Testing websites on a new IP

Created by Cyvan Oort at 16-08-2018 11:59:17 +0200

Since we are migrating a lot of customers don't really know what way to test their websites on the new platform. This article will try to explain how to do it.

Use Triton Docker on Cloudcontainers

Created by Vincent van Gelderen at 23-05-2018 14:09:52 +0200

To start using Docker together with cloudcontainers you will need to install the correct client environment. This is a how-to for Mac OS X users.

How to: Set up your Elastic Stack (Ubuntu) - Part I

Created by Michelle Ritzema at 01-04-2018 15:56:50 +0200

This is part 1 of our Elastic Stack tutorials. In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up a basic installation on your Ubuntu container. No prior knowledge about the Elastic Stack is required, however some basic Ubuntu skills are recommended!

How to: Bareos Data Encryption (Ubuntu)

Created by Michelle Ritzema at 13-03-2018 12:02:40 +0100


Welcome to a helpful tutorial for setting up Bareos' Data Encryption! 

For this how-to we assume that you have some basic knowledge of Bareos and Ubuntu. If you are looking for a way to set up your Bareos backup system instead, we refer you to our 

How to set up monitoring with Zabbix

Created by Cyvan Oort at 01-01-2018 11:19:49 +0100

Zabbix is an open source Enterprise-Class monitoring system. We have used Zabbix for our monitoring solutions for the past years and in this article we will explain how to set up your own monitoring solution.

How to set up Nagios on Ubuntu 16.04

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Nagios is a popular monitoring system that allows you to take count of possible server/hosting related issues, such as disk space and/or CPU usage, before these affect your customers. It's especially handy as you can configure notifications to your e-mail. In this tutorial we'll be going over how to install and configure Nagios step by step. 

How to set up Snort on an Ubuntu container

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system, built in 1998. It's capable of real-time traffic analysis and is used to detect a variety of attacks. In this guide we'll go over how to install Snort step by step as well a script that automates new rule package downloads and a package that will help writing all events to a (local) database.

How to setup Zabbix 3.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Zabbix allows you to monitor all your servers and applications in real-time, in one place. The web interface displays all kinds of data useful to determine the status of your servers, which is extremely handy since it allows you to be notified of any and all problems relating to your servers even before your customers start complaining.

How to setup Cassandra on Debian 9.4 and Ubuntu 16.04

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Apache Cassandra is a Database Management System focused on high scalability and availability. It's proven to be fault-tolerant toward both commodity hardware and cloud infrastructure. Cassandra's ability to spread its clusters over multiple datacenters makes it especially attractive, as it avoids regional outages from taking your system down with it. In this guide we'll go over how to set up your Linux server(s) to run the Cassandra database. 

How to set up a Ruby on Rails stack with Nginx using Faker

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Ruby on rails is a development framework that enables faster development. The decision of its developers to prefer convention above configuration doesn't only speed up the process, but it also allows for more agile development as it becomes easier to switch between (parts of) projects. 

How to use the Nano text editor

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Are you new to the, somewhat scary looking, Linux command line? And just want to know how to edit that simple text file? Search no longer

How to set up Ossec on an Ubuntu container

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Ossec is an open source intrusion detection system you can use to monitor multiple server, or simply one, to give you a real-time view of what's happening on your servers from one centralized location. In this tutorial we'll go over how to install Ossec step by step, so you can use this software on your projects as well!

How to use SSH authentication keys on Cloud Containers

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Secure Shell Keys are one of the most common ways to securely connect to a remote machine. If you're a customer at

How to setup and use PostgreSQL on Debian 9.4 and Ubuntu 16.04

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

PostgreSQL is a renowned open source relational database management system. It however isn't just relational, but object-relational. This means that it'll even take user defined objects and their methods. The RDMS also holds many different datatypes, and might this still not be enough, you can just add your own! These are just a couple of the advantages to the PostgreSQL RDMS. In this guide we'll be going over how to install and use PostgreSQL step by step, so you also can hopefully make use of this marvel yourself.

How to setup Linux, Nginx, MySQL & PHP (LEMP) on Debian 9.4

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

The LEMP stack is a combination of several open-source software packages. In this guide, we will go through all the steps of installing these packages, namely: Linux, Nginx, MySQL and PHP. Together they enable your server to host dynamic web applications or host databases. In this tutorial we'll be going through the installation proces step by step.

How to set up Apache Virtual Hosts on Debian 9.4 and Ubuntu 16.04

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Apache's Virtual Hosts allow us to host several websites on the same server, saving us the trouble of acquiring a whole new server for a second website while there's enough disc space anyway. This way your domain names will direct to the same IP address, after which the virtual host seamlessly redirects the web browser to the correct web page.

How to setup and use Sqlite 3 on Debian 9.4 and Ubuntu 16.04

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

Sqlite is chosen by many of its users for several reason, such as better performance, as it's a very lightweight database management system; It also doesn't need to be configured or started and stopped: it makes use of just a flat .db database file, which makes the whole database much more portable; This is also why Sqlite doesn't necessarily need to run on a server, it just uses the file it creates when creating a database and that way stays self-contained. In this guide I'll go over how to install and use Sqlite3 step by step.

How to setup Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP (LAMP) on Ubuntu 16.04

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

The LAMP stack is a combination of several open-source software packages. In this guide, we will go through all the steps of installing these packages, namely:

How to set up a Wordpress website on Debian 9.4 and Ubuntu 16.04

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

WordPress is an online, open source tool that makes building websites not only easier, but faster as well. It is by far the most well known content management system (CMS). Initially for blogs, but nowadays the multitude of available

How to setup Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP (LAMP) on Debian 9.4

Created by Jordy Leffers at 06-12-2017 11:05:35 +0100

LAMP is a bundle of open source software used to run web servers. In this tutorial we will go through the installation of three packages: Apache, MySQL and PHP. We will skip Linux since our virtual server is already running Debian and this can easily be acquired through one of the default Linux installations on the