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How to setup an eCommerce store on your cheap VPS server

There is a plethora of eCommerece software online. Sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint what system is the optimal choice. There is Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce and many more. Magento is an open source eCommerce software, now owned by eBay. Owing to its open source support base, it has gained immense popularity. In today’s tutorial, we …

2017 In Review

As 2017 comes to an end, we’d like to take a few minutes to review all the great things that have happened here at VPSCheap in the last 12 months. 2017 has been a year of growth and consolidation for VPSCheap. We started the year by expanding to a secondary location in Atlanta, and quickly …

CentOS 7 Help and Tutorials (updated December 2017)

Especially with the recent retiring of CentOS 5 on March 31, 2017, use of version 7 is on the rise. For new systems being installed now, it makes much more sense to go straight to CentOS 7 unless there is a specific compatibility issue. CentOS 6 will have maintenance updates through 2020. The minimum recommended …

How to setup a Desktop Environment in CentOS 7

A default CentOS 7 instance comes with a graphical user interface (GUI) installed. However, in case you have decided to skip the GUI installation, or are using a minimal distribution, you can always set up your visual environment later. As CentOS is a distribution typically aimed for systems administrators, most users prefer working on their …

How to optimize Apache performance on CentOS 7

Apache is one of the most popular and powerful web servers. And of course, it is open source. It is also known as httpd server. Apache web servers are designed to provide a balance of portability, flexibility, and high performance. Optimizing Apache plays a crucial role in determining the overall performance of the system. Apache …

EasyApache 3 reaching EOL by next year

cPanel has just announced that in a bit over a year from now, on Dec 31st 2018, EasyApache will reach end of life. This EOL date was intentionally chosen to align with PHP 5.6’s deprecating, which is also scheduled for 12/31/2018. There’s still one year to go, but a number of things should be noted …

How to set up a full Litecoin node in CentOS 7

Litecoin was launched by Charles Lee in 2011 and it is a top 5 cryptocurrency. It is a P2P crypto and it has gained immense popularity in the recent past. In a similar fashion to BTC, Litecoin is a form of digital money that uses blockchain technology to maintain a public ledger of all transactions. It …

How to setup Replication for PostgreSQL in CentOS 7

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database.  It is robust and can handle heavy workloads. PostgreSQL can be easily used on any OS family, such as Linux, BSD, Unix or Windows. In today’s post we will walk you through the setup of a replication system for PostgreSQL 9.6 in CentOS 7. Replication is the process …

How To Secure A CentOS 7 Server In 3 Simple Steps

Once we have set up a brand new CentOS 7 VPS, the next step should always be to secure the server. This is commonly known as server hardening. Server hardening ensures restrictive usage of the server by incorporating various authentication and authorization mechanisms. So what all are the security features that can be added to a new CentOS …