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How To Swap / Transfer IP address with Linode VPS

May 29, 2020
Recently I was rebuilding a compromised VPS on the Linode - this was a small web server serving some 3 established websites. It took me a few hours from A-Z  - launch a new Linode, install a new webserver on it, then transfer data from one host to another. Once all migration works were done,...

Building Drupal 8 Website From Scratch - Part 1 (Domain name, Hosting)

June 03, 2018
It has been a while since Drupal 8 has been around. It took me some time before I actually started to develop Drupal 8 websites, sticking with more convenient Drupal 7 (Which I believe still is one of the best versions of Drupal out there.  If you are familiar with Wordpress CMS, Drupal 8 will feel you...

How To Install GlobalSight Translation Management System on Linode VPS (Ubuntu 14.04)

February 24, 2017
There are plenty of translation management systems available on the market, some are better, some have features that other's don't have. And some are paid while some are Open Source (free) In today's servers article series I will share my configuration I used to install Open Source GlobalSight translation...

How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 LTS

September 18, 2016
In this article I will provide simple instructions on how to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04.  In fact I didn't wanted to push for a server upgrade for a while, but decided to do it now, and not to wait when things will break completely. In fact I was working on a Drupal 8 site development and wanted to have it...

Linode Doubles RAM Resources both for existing and new customers

July 29, 2016
There is a reason sometimes to follow up official blogs/ social media for services you are using. I had missed an important update from Linode for about a month - Linode had doubled RAM for everyone. First it was announced and implemented already by June 16, 2016 to celebrate Linode's 13th Birthday. I have...

Fourth Traffic Spike - How to get 10,000 Pageviews in One Day

February 19, 2016
Yesterday (February 18) marked another important milestone for my blog - for the very first time my blog traffic crossed 10,000 page views in one day. Now, don't get me wrong - I would love to report 10,000 daily page views instead of 10,000 in one day, which happened thanks to the huge traffic spike made by a...

Linode: How To Secure Nginx with Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 12.04

February 06, 2016
Encrypted HTTPS websites are pretty much a hot topic nowadays. I have seen a lot noncommercial websites and blogs using HTTPS protocol lately.  I believe cheap prices for certificates and possible SEO boost from Google are pushing more and more to add HTTPS. Including me! In fact this article is...

December 2015 Blog Traffic And Income Report 43,941 Users / $ 1,524.09

January 15, 2016
Welcome to the #24 traffic and income report covering blog traffic and earnings/expenses for December 2015. #24 means just one - It marks two year anniversary since I started to share with public my online earnings/ expenses. Wow, two years are a lot actually. You might wonder why should me ...

Third Traffic Spike: More than 7,500 Daily Users

November 26, 2015
A huge traffic surge to this website was experienced on November 15 when total unique user count reached 7,732. The vast majority of them were coming from Turkey.  Update: Learn how I got 10,000 Page views in a day This was already third traffic spike to my blog, previous record was set back in January (...

How To Recover Lost Password on Linode Server (SSH, Putty)

September 22, 2015
Bad things happens time after time, and so did happened to me recently - after a longer pause I resumed work on a customers project, and I faced a problem - I had lost my password for accessing my Linode VPS. I must admit that I panicked a lot. Since this happened second time in a 3 years, I decided to wrap up a...

First Commission From Linode's Referral Program

August 23, 2015
Recently I got my first earnings from Linode's referral program. I wouldn't probably mention this on my blog, but since some time ago I wrote a little bit about fact that there is actually an affiliate program for Linode's users and I got some contradictory comments on that post, like there is no way to earn a...

Blog Monthly Online Income Report - April 2015 - $362.53

May 03, 2015
Welcome to my monthly blog income report. This is the 16th report so far.I'm doing those report since start of 2014 and they (reports) help me track my online success or failures. I hope they can inspire you as well. Now, if you are a person reading just titles then I must steal another second or minute of your...

Linode Referrals Program - $20 per Signup

February 17, 2015
I have been using Linode's VPS since the end of 2012. And for now I can call it has been my best finding in this decade (so far).In those last 2 years and couple of months I have recommended Linode services to customers of me, friends and of course have bought a few for myself, by extending my VPS base from one single...

Drupal 8 Configuration for Nginx Server Blocks, Ubuntu 14.04

January 28, 2015
After a long period of doubts should I start testing and developing with Drupal 8, which stable version is not yet released, yesterday I decided to give a try for a Drupal 8 beta release.I bought a new Linode VPS, quickly deployed there Ubuntu 14.04 and installed Nginx as web server. I did it because of my current...

Second Traffic Spike Happened - more than 3,500 Unique Visitors on January 19

January 21, 2015
Another major traffic spike to my blog happened on January 19, 2015, when total unique visitor count reached 3,584. Update: Read how I got 10,000 page views in day a year later. Previous or first major traffic spike happened about a year ago on January 24, 2014, when unique's totalled in more than 1,...