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UpCloud

They’ve won several recent benchmarks done by sysadmins like CentminMod due to using only NVMe SSD disks and high quality hardware. This is easier for them to offer, however, because they are a smaller company with less datacenter options than other players. We’ve asked them directly about their policies and they confirmed that all customers regardless of location must abide by the GDPR since their company is based in Finland. Their policies on content and free speech are a bit vague and unestablished, but generally speaking their team stated that they would only censor content or ask customers to “leave” if they received a direct complaint via the Finnish police. While the hardware seems impressive, their policies and relationship with European laws are probably not the best choice for some companies around the world.

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 […]