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Homelab – software and hardware I use

Today, I’d like to tell you about some of the hardware and software I use in my homelab to stay up to date. Since my clients often ask me for recommendations on hardware and software, I find it important that I use those tools on a daily basis. Practise what you preach! Also, it is vital in the IT field to constantly stay informed about emerging trends, new technology and the pros and cons.

Fail2ban email notification

Fail2ban email notification

You might think “Oh no, not another “how to” about installing Fail2ban. I admit there are a lot of instructions available. However, I simply could not find a clear guide on installing Fail2ban with email notification. I love Fail2ban and use it for several Linux servers. For me, it is important to receive an email when Fail2ban triggers an action.

canva alternative

Canva alternative Glorify

When I type in the Google search bar “Canva alternative” I find many online design tools praised as Canva alternative. Trello, Snappa, Stencil, etc. One design tool is missing in the Google SERPs! Where is Glorify?

backup Microsoft 365

Office 365 Backup

My guess is that most people will answer with a sheepish No. Did you know that according to an IDC report, a massive 76% of people don’t back up their Microsoft 365 data?

Synology Directory Server

Synology Directory Server

Do you know that the Synology NAS offers Active Directory functionality? Correct install the Synology Directory Server package from the package center and set up your Windows Domain.

Elementor vs Divi

Elementor and Divi are both excellent page builders, so which one to choose? I’m sure many of you have faced this dilemma. It’s not an easy decision. Elementor and Divi are the most popular page builders on the market for WordPress.

WordPress cron jobs

How to troubleshoot WordPress cron jobs

Having issues with your WordPress website? Something not working as it should? WordPress and a lot of plugins depend on WordPress cron job, so that should be your first suspect. . it.

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Proxmox to VMware

This article tells you how to convert a Proxmox VM to VMware in 3 steps (Proxmox to VMware)[SK1] . You convert the virtual disk and not the whole virtual machine. You should have some basic knowledge about SSH and Linux shell. All you need to know is how to navigate the directory structure in the Linux shell. The whole process only requires 3 commands

Access your work computer from home

How to access work computer from home – 2 easy ways

Are you a small business that has never really felt the need to have an IT person always around to solve issues? It worked fine until Covid-19 came and suddenly, everybody needs to work from home. And that very likely means you and other employees need to access your work computer from home. And you’re scratching your head, wondering how exactly to set this up without having to onboard an IT specialist. Well, it’s your lucky day, because that is exactly what this blog post is about.

VMware ESXi 7

A perfect barebone ESXi host

Are you looking for an inexpensive ESXi host for a small environment or homelab? You need look no further than the Supermicro barebone E300-9D. It’s a beautiful small computer which offers all the features you need in an ESXi host. It runs ESXi 6.7 right out of the box

How to secure WordPress

I have devoted a fair amount of time in the last few months to learn WordPress. I’ve often heard people say that WordPress is not secure and can be easily hacked. Well, given that it’s a very popular CMS system for websites makes it a good target for hackers. There are some steps for securing and hardening WordPress websites. In this blog post I would like to show you how to do it.

Supermicro server IntelNUC

Supermicro Server or IntelNUC

The Supermicro server E300-9D and the IntelNUCs are popular products for low budgets for VMware ESXi home lab environments. Both products run ESXi practically out of the box with no addition of drivers except for the LAN drivers for the IntelNUC

sql server remote port

How to setup SQL Server Remote Connection

I got a request asking if it is possible for a web application to connect to an SQL server remote port. My answer: “But of course! We just need to open port 1433 on the Windows Firewall and enable TCP/IP.” A request handled very quickly. Or so I thought.

Remote Desktop workgroup mode

Remote Desktop Service

I had to install the Remote Desktop Service (RDS) role on a Windows Server 2019. I have never done it before. So I googled a bit to find some instructions. But my use case was different than most instructions I found. The server is in workgroup mode and not part of a domain.