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Hetzner Review

Cheap pricing has gotten them a growing amount of attention, and a focus on NVMe SSD disks only. However, account setup is a pain, they demand to have a scanned copy of your government ID and want you to prepay using PayPal in some cases. There’s the typical annoyance of dealing with strict and unreasonable German companies, on top of the GDPR regulations and paranoia, plus they only have datacenters in Germany and Finland. Impossible to recommend for the time being.

How we maintain both HTTP and HTTPS mirrors

GitHub Pages is an awesome feature that came out a few years ago on GitHub to allow for basic, static-file HTML websites to be hosted free of charge on GitHub. It can be a bit confusing to understand in the beginning, because you must connect one of your repos to be used for a given […]

Native Staging Sites (Optional) In Subdirectory

For the past several weeks, SlickStack has been testing our new Staging Site feature and it is now live on all SlickStack installations. If you use another staging service or simply don’t use staging at all and wish to disable staging sites, simply change your ss-config options to be STAGING_SITE=”false” and it will later remove […]

Adminer Bundled For Easy MySQL Management

The very lightweight Adminer script is now included by default in all SlickStack installations, hosted as a single adminer.php file under the /var/www/meta/ directory. This “hidden file” approach means a cleaner public web root, and less room for attacks and exploits. It uses the Nginx alias feature to point requests to example.com/adminer to the /var/www/meta/adminer.php […]