VPSCheap Now Accepts Ethereum

We’re very happy to announce that Ethereum payments are now available for all of our cheap VPS products. Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and also one of the most innovative in terms of the technology it brings to the table. At VPSCheap, we’re very proud of our embracement of the crypto …

Linux 4.15 released with Spectre and Meltdown patches

The release of the Linux 4.15 kernel was delayed for over a week, due to the extra time needed to address the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. 4.15 comes with added security for Intel and AMD CPUs. In the case of AMD, AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization, which is a hardware AES, is now supported. This new AES …

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 …

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 …