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How To Setup Apache Guacamole for Clientless Remote Desktop Access That Works via Web Browser

3/1/2024

How To Setup Apache Guacamole for Clientless Remote Desktop Access That Works via Web Browser

Learn how you can use Apache Guacamole for clientless remote desktop access that conveniently works anywhere, anytime.

Rocket.Chat vs. Mattermost - What’s the Best Self-Hosted Slack Alternative?

2/20/2024

Rocket.Chat vs. Mattermost - What’s the Best Self-Hosted Slack Alternative?

If you're ready to break free from Slack's subscription shackles and self-host your team's chat instead, you'll love this blog post.

How to Setup Uptime Kuma, the Ultimate Self-Hosted Uptime Monitor

2/19/2024

How to Setup Uptime Kuma, the Ultimate Self-Hosted Uptime Monitor

If you're looking to monitor the uptime of a website or application, Uptime Kuma is one of the best options available. Here's why, and how to set it up.

Choosing the Best Web Server in 2024 - Comparing Apache, NGINX, LiteSpeed, OpenLiteSpeed, and Caddy

2/5/2024

Choosing the Best Web Server in 2024 - Comparing Apache, NGINX, LiteSpeed, OpenLiteSpeed, and Caddy

Selecting the right web server for your website is crucial, but with tons of options out there like Apache, NGINX, LiteSpeed, OpenLiteSpeed, and Caddy, the choice can be rather difficult. Let us help you with that.

Pi-hole and WireGuard - How to Host Your Own DNS-based Ad Blocker (Works at Home and Remotely)

1/31/2024

Pi-hole and WireGuard - How to Host Your Own DNS-based Ad Blocker (Works at Home and Remotely)

Learn how to create an ad-free internet experience on all your devices with our guide on setting up Pi-hole and WireGuard. Say goodbye to ads and hello to privacy and speed!

Simplifying VPN Setup - An Introduction to WireGuard Easy for Self-Hosted VPNs

1/30/2024

Simplifying VPN Setup - An Introduction to WireGuard Easy for Self-Hosted VPNs

It doesn't have to be a pain to self-host your own VPN. With WireGuard Easy, you'll have an incredibly simple way to securely set up and configure your very own WireGuard VPN. Here's how.

The 10 Best Linux Desktop Environments (2024 Update)

1/29/2024

The 10 Best Linux Desktop Environments (2024 Update)

The best part about Linux is that you can customize everything... but, that also comes with a lot of difficult choices, such as which desktop environment to use. Let us help you with that decision.

How To Install NoMachine on Linux for the Perfect Remote Desktop Experience (Even Better Than Windows RDP)

1/3/2024

How To Install NoMachine on Linux for the Perfect Remote Desktop Experience (Even Better Than Windows RDP)

It's extremely nice to have a remote desktop for work, but not everyone wants to rely on the most common solution - Windows. It's an expensive resource hog. Here's a better alternative...

Plausible vs. Matomo - What's The Best Self-Hosted Google Analytics Alternative?

1/1/2024

Plausible vs. Matomo - What's The Best Self-Hosted Google Analytics Alternative?

Knowing your website's numbers and where your traffic is coming from is crucial, but not everyone wants to share it with Google. Here's how to have the best of both worlds.

How To Route Your Docker Containers Through a VPN (Gluetun Guide)

12/18/2023

How To Route Your Docker Containers Through a VPN (Gluetun Guide)

Docker is an incredibly convenient tool for self-hosting your favorite applications. But what if you just want one of your containers routed through a VPN and not all? Here's the easiest way to do just that.

YunoHost - The Easiest Way To Self-Host Your Favorite Apps (Set It Up Within 15-Minutes)

12/12/2023

YunoHost - The Easiest Way To Self-Host Your Favorite Apps (Set It Up Within 15-Minutes)

Managing all of your applications individually can be a bit of a pain. That said, YunoHost can help simplify your self-hosting experience. Let me explain more...